LADY Godiva - as you’ve never seen her before - is on her way to Rugby this morning (Monday).
Imagineer Production’s 21st Century six-metre high Godiva puppet awoke in Coventry at the weekend during a performance to hundreds of people.
Powered by 100 cyclists, Godiva is now on her journey to London to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games.
Her first stop is at Rugby today (Monday) and the town will celebrate her arrival with music, dance and performances in front of the Art Gallery and Museum.
A Victorian theme, linking to origins of the games, the Baron Pierre de Coubertin’s (inventor of the modern Olympics) visit to Rugby School and Tom Browns school days, will set the tone.
Godiva will parade through the town centre (high street and sheep street) as part of her journey greeting the public. A special dance commission inspired by the sport of the town will be performed to welcome Godiva and a unique gift of a Rugby Ball will be presented.
The event space will be decorated with elaborate bunting handmade by Rugby school children and residents to create a party atmosphere.
Godiva will then make her way to Rugby School for a rest. She will awake for an evening event with music and dance, and you will have the exciting opportunity to see Godiva raised 10 metres high on her horse.
Please note - Tickets for the evening event have all been issued. You do not need a ticket for the afternoon event.
EVENT SCHEDULE - MONDAY JULY 30
Event area in front of Rugby Art Gallery and Museum
From 1:00 - 4:30pm
Victorian Street performers
Art gallery and Museum workshop
And much more
1:30pm - Godiva parade around the town (High Street and Sheep Street)
To interact with the public
Performances from 2:10 - 4:00pm
2:10 - 2:30 Rugby Community Choir
2:30 - Godiva arrives in front of the gallery
2:30 - 2:45 Dance commission ‘ tackled in time’ performance and Handing over of a hand made ball
2:45 - 3:00 Mayor’s speech
3:05 - 3:15 Gymnasts performance
3:20 - 3:40 Drumming music
3:40 - 3:50 Drumming and Mass participation dance
3:50 - Godiva prepares to leave.
Rugby School Evening event - ticketed event
Godiva enjoys performances from Samba drummers, Victorian dancers, and mounts her horse to be raised to 10 metres.
Please note - There are no more tickets available for the evening event.
For more information:
Visitor Centre 01788 533217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Rugby Art Gallery and Museum on 01788 533201
Rugby Art Gallery and Museum
Little Elborow Street
Or visit: http://www.imagineerproductions.co.uk