Meanwhile... in Coventry




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Meanwhile… in Coventry is a hands-on creative weekend with plenty of free activities, inspired by the amazingly broad world of comics and illustrated storytelling.

Meanwhile Festival | Events in Coventry

Dozens of events and activities, including a Drink & Draw, 'Battle Boards' a graffiti tournament, a film festival, plus a series of workshops and lectures bringing together the artists and writers behind some of the world’s best-loved characters.

18th and 19th September 2021

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With over 50 internationally renowned artists and writers on the guest list, Meanwhile… in Coventry will see the coming together of many of the most famous (and infamous) creators in the world of narrative illustration. The people behind some of the best-loved characters in contemporary western culture.

Our 5 locations are all in the very heart of historic Coventry. The two Cathedrals, the University Square and the Herbert Art Gallery, will create a stimulating and convivial backdrop for both professional artists and local talent, and a host of opportunities to get creative and be inspired.

They will welcome the likes of John Higgins, Kieron Gillen, Laura Howell, SPZero, Dave Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Hannah Berry, Sonia Leong… the people behind Batman, Spiderman, X-Men, Doctor Who, Star Wars, The Beano, The Walking Dead… and a whole host of original characters and stories you’ll probably see in new Netflix series soon! These are some of the greatest visual storytellers around. They’ll be in the dramatic setting of the Cathedral Ruins, with plenty going on in the areas close by. View the guest list here!

Most of the activities taking place are free to explore. Lectures and workshops are ticketed events for practical reasons, with only a small number involving a fee.

Find out more here and book your FREE passes now!