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An Interview with Fiona Venebles, Mead Gallery’s Deputy Curator 

23 May 18

John Piper was one of the most significant British artists of the 20th century; his work has strong ties to the city of Coventry , which he visited the day after the 1940 Blitz and for whose cathedral he designed a stunning baptistery window .


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Family Day promises adventure in The Great Outdoors 

22 May 18

We invite you to explore The Great Outdoors at our next Family Day on Sun 10 Jun, 10am – 5pm.


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Concert Series for 2018/19 announced! 

17 May 18

We are delighted to announce our Concert Series for 2018-2019 .


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Warwick Arts Centre recruits for a new Director 

10 May 18

Job Opportunities Director We are looking for a Director for Warwick Arts Centre – an outstanding cultural leader with artistic credibility, commercial acumen, and connectivity.


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Student Ambassador Review: Isle of Dogs 

3 May 18

In reaction to the recent canine flu epidemic in Megasaki, Japan, Mayor Kobayashi, along with his inner circle, decides to send all dogs to ‘trash island’, a place for them to die in slowly.


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Wilde Tales and Gruesome Ghosts this Christmas! 

2 May 18

We may still be waiting for the Summer weather, but we’re thrilled to announce that our magical Christmas season is back, and this time we’re bringing you not one fantastic show, but two! Tall Stories , the Olivier-nominated producers of The …


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John Piper Exhibition: Artist’s Coventry links celebrated 

1 May 18

A major exhibition exploring the early career of British artist John Piper (1903-1992) has opened at Coventry’s Mead Gallery .


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Student Ambassador Review: Coventry Cathedral 

1 May 18

Inspired by the Mead Gallery’s current John Piper exhibition , our Student Ambassadors visited Coventry Cathedral to see Piper’s Baptistry window and explore the wider building.


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10 Minutes with… Thomas and Thomas – WUDS’ Misterman by Enda Walsh 

30 Apr 18

We caught up with our two lead actors playing Thomas, Daniel Denton-Harris and Molly Parker, as they chat about the time they first met, the differences in their performance styles, and what it’s like to have both actors playing the same role.


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Mead Gallery’s John Piper Exhibition Opens Next Week! 

27 Apr 18

We’re busy making final preparations for the Mead Gallery’s John Piper exhibition , which opens next week ( Tue 1 May ).


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Student Ambassador Review: Phantom Thread 

18 Apr 18

The last time Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis joined forces they gave life to a masterpiece: There Will Be Blood .


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KidsOut Lift Off to Warwick Arts Centre 

17 Apr 18

We are delighted to share this enthusiastic review of Ready Steady Lift Off by Kids Out, who came to the show this Easter.


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Kids Out Lift Off to Warwick Arts Centre 

17 Apr 18

We are delighted to share this enthusiastic review of Ready Steady Lift Off by Kids Out, who came to the show this Easter.


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Youth Theatre Leader Job Opportunity 

17 Apr 18

Youth Theatre Leader Recruitment Warwick Arts Centre’s Creative Learning Team , are recruiting Youth Theatre Leaders for the 2018/19 academic year.


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10 Minutes with… Sir Richard Armstrong – Opera North 

5 Apr 18

Rehearsals are now underway for the latest in Opera North’s acclaimed series of concert stagings: Richard Strauss’ groundbreaking Salome, under the baton of Sir Richard Armstrong.


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Student Ambassador Review: Wonder Wheel 

29 Mar 18

As we saw him do before, Woody Allen addresses the matter of transgression in this film.


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Creative Learning Job & Participant Opportunities! 

28 Mar 18

Job Opportunities Digital Workshop Assistant Warwick Arts Centre’s Creative Learning Team , together with project delivery partners Ludic Rooms are seeking a Digital Workshop Assistant for the ambitious MI:Lab media education programme, taking …


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The perfect family treat for Easter 

21 Mar 18

Join us this Easter, as we present interactive performances and creative free activities designed for little ones and their parents! We begin with Big Wooden Horse’s Monstersaurus! (Fri 31 Mar – Mon 2 Apr), an energetic musical story full of …


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Essential website maintenance – Mon 19 Mar 2018 

16 Mar 18

We need to carry out essential maintenance on our ticketing system on Monday 19 March 2018.


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Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ 

15 Mar 18

Journeys with The Waste Land is an innovative three year project, bringing together communities in Margate and in Coventry with curators at the local art galleries to develop a major exhibition.


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Our Summer Season is finally here! 

14 Mar 18

Warwick Arts Centre presents another season full of breath-taking performances, launching on Thursday 15 March with big name acts and fun for all the family this summer.


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Student Ambassador Review: The Shape of Water 

7 Mar 18

Once upon a time in 1960s America, Elisa ( Sally Hawkins ), a mute janitor, is employed at a top secret government facility.


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Student Ambassador Review: A Matter of Life and Death 

15 Feb 18

A Matter of Life and Death was made at the request of the British Ministry of Information in the 1940s, let’s just start with that.


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Staff Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missour 

15 Feb 18

Frances McDormand leads a stellar cast as Mildred Hayes, a mother whose patience with the local authorities has worn thin, as her daughter’s killer has not been brought to justice.


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Alan Rivett, longstanding Director of Warwick Arts Centre to retire 

15 Feb 18

• Alan Rivett has been Warwick Arts Centre’s Director for 17 years • Led Warwick Arts Centre’s mission to inspire people through the arts, culture, entertainment and creative learning • Has recently ensured funding is in place, including a …


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Customer Notice 

13 Feb 18

Due to a power failure in the building, Warwick Arts Centre will remain closed until 12pm today.


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Customer Notice 

13 Feb 18

Warwick Arts Centre is closed today due to a power outage and will re-open at 10am on Wed 14 Feb .


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Warwick Arts Centre awarded major capital funding for 20:20 Project 

9 Feb 18

Warwick Arts Centre has been awarded £4.2m in National Lottery funding from Arts Council England towards its 20:20 capital project.


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Warwick Arts Centre awarded major capital funding for 20:20 Project 

9 Feb 18

Warwick Arts Centre has been awarded £4.2m in National Lottery funding from Arts Council England towards its 20:20 capital project.


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Warwick Arts Centre awarded major capital funding for 20:20 Project 

5 Feb 18

Warwick Arts Centre has been awarded £4.2m in National Lottery funding from Arts Council England towards its 20:20 capital project.


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Lunar New Year Celebrations 

5 Feb 18

Join us Wed 14 Feb between 1pm and 4pm for an afternoon of FREE hands-on craft activities inspired by the Year of the Dog and the Mead Gallery’s current Clare Woods exhibition .


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Lunar New Year Celebrations 

5 Feb 18

Join us Wed 14 Feb between 1pm and 4pm for an afternoon of FREE hands-on craft activities inspired by the Year of the Dog and the Mead Gallery’s current Clare Woods exhibition .


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Student Ambassador Review: Film Talk – Matters of Life (and Death) 

29 Jan 18

Ingmar Bergman’s career spanned over six decades.


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Student Ambassador Review: Film Talk: Matters of Life (and Death): The Films of Ingmar Bergman 

29 Jan 18

Ingmar Bergman’s career spanned over six decades.


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Student Ambassador Review: The Silence of the Lambs 

25 Jan 18

A serial killer known under the alias of Buffalo Bill is kidnapping and killing young women in the American Midwest for a yet to be understood motive.


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10 Minutes With… Catherine Allen 

23 Jan 18

Next week, Warwick graduate Catherine Allen returns to the Arts Centre with her company Limina to turn the Helen Martin Studio into a special VR theatre.


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Join us for a half-term full of adventure, fun and laughter! 

19 Jan 18

With a host of engaging, fun and interactive acts that have been hand-picked for our younger audiences, Warwick Arts Centre is a must for your February half-term schedule.


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Student Ambassador Review: The Killing of a Sacred Deer 

17 Jan 18

The Killing of a Sacred Deer is Yórgos Lánthimos’ latest film, for which he was awarded Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017 .


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Student Ambassador Review: The Greatest Showman 

17 Jan 18

There is a certain grandiosity in the aesthetics and tone of The Greatest of Showman , that could remind the one of The Great Gatsby , starring Leonardo DiCaprio.


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Staff Review: Happy End 

11 Jan 18

It’s not like a François Ozon movie, Haneke is different.


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Awards Season: nominations and predictions 

11 Jan 18

The moment the star comes down from the Christmas tree, a whole constellation gathers in wrapt expectation for Golden Globes, BAFTA s and dear old Uncle Oscar.


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Christmas STAMP IT: Bears and mice and tardigrades, oh my! 

20 Dec 17

This December in Warwick Arts Centre , you might have noticed some never before seen wildlife roaming our venues… bears and mice and tardigrades, oh my! With Snow Mouse in the Helen Martin Studio and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt in the Goose Nest …


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Student Ambassador Review: Film Talk – Gloria Grahame: Femme Fatale Film Noir Icon 

13 Dec 17

From a very young age, Gloria Grahame , was sexualised, seen as an object of desire, producers fantasized about her at times.


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Warwick Arts Centre springs into 2018 with big names, contemporary theatre and student shows 

7 Dec 17

Warwick Arts Centre springs into 2018 with the launch of a new programme packed full of household names, the best in contemporary theatre, student shows and an art exhibition from one of the UK’s leading modern painters.


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Westwood Bandstand Launch Party 

5 Dec 17

On the Thursday 7th December, join the University of Warwick Music Centre as they officially open the Westwood bandstand, a new temporary base for various student music performances on campus.


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10 Minutes with… The Boy – We’re Going On A Bear Hunt 

5 Dec 17

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt will soon start its run at Warwick Arts Centre, so we had a lovely chat with the cast ahead of the show.


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10 Minutes with… The Boy – We’re Going On A Bear Hunt 

5 Dec 17

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt will soon start its run at Warwick Arts Centre, so we had a lovely chat with the cast ahead of the show.


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Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awards 28 new grants to support under-represented aspiring actors, musicians and craftspeople 

30 Nov 17

• 28 new grants awarded worth a total of £686,133 to projects right across the UK • Warwick Arts Centre is funded £10,000 to recruit 7 student leaders from university students and provide 20 free youth theatre places.


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Student Ambassador Review: The Wages of Fear 

30 Nov 17

Henri-Georges Clouzot’s The Wages of Fear , starring Yves Montand , is a French classic.


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Student Ambassador Review: The Wages of Fear 

30 Nov 17

Henri-Georges Clouzot’s The Wages of Fear , starring Yves Montand , is a French classic.