Daimler Powerhouse Opening Weekend 28-30 August

Join Imagineer at the Daimler Powerhouse, along with resident and associate companies, for three inspiring days of performance and building tours as the Daimler throws its doors open to the public.

On Saturday and Sunday expect live music, performance, exhibitions and interactive activities from Imagineer, Talking Birds, Media Mania, Open Theatre, Highly Sprung, Rebel Manifesto, and Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre.

Outside and inside the building Imagineer presents a new commission The Brightest Moon by Midlands based artist Jean Baynham, a large-scale interactive art commission which reflects the historical significance of Daimler on the night of The Coventry Blitz, and looks forward to its future as a Creation Centre. The 6 metre woven moon, installed on the virtual dance wall and created by community members from across Coventry, will provide the inspiration for a collaborative performance specially commissioned for the weekend including Open Theatre, dancers led by choreographers Louis Lewinson and Luka Owen and local performers and musicians.

On the Monday get hands on experience of the marvellous machines that demonstrate what’s possible when art and engineering come together.

Take a ride on Venture – Imagineer’s performance Carousel and step inside Daimler Powerhouse to find out more about projects in the pipeline like Bridge2Bamboo, FLOW and Jack’s Frogs. Join Media Mania in the recording studio and enjoy exhibitions telling the stories of the resident companies and Daimler’s transformation.

The Daimler Powerhouse Opening Weekend is part of the Summer on Coventry Canal programme, celebrating the city’s historic waterway spanning from the Canal Basin, along the 5 ½ mile stretch to Hawkesbury Junction. Join us for a range of community and artistic projects throughout the summer including theatrical wonders, magical stories, and innovative creations running until 12 September.

See What’s On here.

Summer on Coventry Canal is part of #GreenFutures programme funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, with support from Garfield Weston Foundation and Severn Trent Community Fund. Working with Canal & River Trust, Imagineer, Highly Sprung, Studio Morrison, Super Slow Way, Coventry Libraries & Lancashire Libraries, BBC CWR & Coventry City Council.