Look out for the Powerhouse Youth Zone, presented by Imagineer and Media Manaia at the Godiva Festival 2023. Coventry’s famous festival of live music and arts takes place in the War Memorial Park, between 30 June – 2 July 2023.
The Powerhouse Youth Zone opens on Friday evening with an Urban Vibe, spoken word artists, singer-song writers, rappers and vocalists including featured artists Samo Songs and Duke Keats. On Saturday and Sunday the whole Zone is in action with full music stage line-up including headliners Hazz, Fyah Kamp and Friends, and Teedemba.
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Look out for large scale visual art structures from Transformations (an Imagineer and Media Mania Programme for young people 16yrs – 29yrs not in employment, education or training), based on the concept of ‘Future Fantasy Cities’. The structures include a Lenticular, The DJ Shed, Island in the Sky, The Wonder Room and an exhibition of models.
On the ground and in the air expect High Wire Walkers and Aerial Performance from Circolombia performers and Rebel Manifesto Aerial, Dance from Elite and GAPA, performance from Open Theatre and the DJ Shed. For those wanting to get hands on there will be free activities so festival goers can imagine and make their own fantasy city, making their own city or collaborating with others, bringing it to life through model making.
There will also be the opportunity to try circus skills including wire walking, acrobatics and aerial hoop, interactive sound creation and puppeteering, with an opportunity to have a go at puppeteering Godiva herself.
The Powerhouse Youth Zone is funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The European Social Fund, Youth Music, The Higgs Charity, Coventry City Council, Arts Council England, Coventry Building Society and Imagineer.
Transformations is supported by Your Vision Your Future. Your Vision Your Future is part funded by the European Social Fund and supported under the Youth Employment Initiative.
Tickets for Godiva Festival are available now. Adult day ticket prices start at just £8 and family day tickets start from £23. Find out more about the festival and purchase tickets via www.godivafestival.com