ARTISTS from across Coventry have taken part in a celebration of St Patrick’s Day highlighting the Irish community across the city which is due to be released online this weekend.
Exploring themes of cultural identity and emigration from Ireland into Coventry, Culture on the Move is a programme of music and dance performances, exhibitions, stories, art installation and the spoken word all adapted for an online audience.
Co-produced by the Coventry Irish Society, Media Mania and Imagineer Productions, the free event is the combination of work by local professional artists, schools and community groups in Coventry to explore and map how migration has had an impact on the cultural development of the city.
“This event will explore cultural identity and the theme of culture on the move through migration and evolution engaging with the wider communities of Coventry,” the organisers explain.
“Culture on the Move explores the influence migration has had on the cultural development of our city and celebrates and expresses the diversity and creativity that is continually evolving,” they add.
Originally planned to take place in 2020, live in two Sky Dome Multiplex Venues – JJ’s Club and the Sky Dome Event Space - it was postponed due to the pandemic.
It will now be streamed on Sunday, March 14 at 5pm, on the Imagineer Prodcutions and Message to Margaret Facebook pages, and will stay online until and including Wednesday, March 1.
The bustling line-up includes Coventry Based artists Joe O’Donnell & his Band – Shkayla, Coventry Comhaltas, The Jackson Sisters, Elite Dance Academy, Celtica, McHale Irish Dance Academy, and Turley Duggan Irish Dance Academy, and the St. Patrick’s Story – re-imagined by Alex Johnson.