2019 Programme: List View, by date

Thursday 19th September

 Nadia Reid + support
Category: Music
Venue: St. Nicholas’ Church
Start time: 8pm

It’s a huge honour to be able to welcome one of our favourite singer-songwriters, Nadia Reid, to open this year’s festival. Hailing from New Zealand, Nadia has earned global acclaim off the back of two critically acclaimed albums: Listen to Formation, Look For the Signs (2015), and Preservation, which was named #2 in Mojo’s ‘Album of the Year’ list in 2017. Nadia has played at respected venues and festivals all over the world, has appeared on BBC’s ‘Later… with Jools Holland’, and has been nominated for two of New Zealand’s leading arts prizes. Support comes from Ned Roberts, a singer-songwriter from London whose new album, which has been produced by Luther Russell (Richmond Fontaine, Noah & The Whale), will be released by Aveline Records in October.  

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Friday 20th September

Wine & Watercolours
Category: Workshops
Venue: The Farthing Workshop
Start time: 6.30pm

Ease into the weekend with this meditative, informal art workshop. The session will offer a space to try out watercolour painting, with a local artist on hand to offer guidance and insights along the way. All materials will be provided and, since it’s a Friday, you’ll be able to enjoy a glass of wine or two while you’re at it (included in the ticket price).

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If Beale Street Could Talk (15)
Category: Film
Venue: Priory Theatre
Start time: 7.30pm

Barry Jenkins’ follow up to the Oscar-winning Moonlight comes in the form of a beautiful adaptation of James Baldwin’s 1974 masterful and deeply moving novel, If Beale Street Could Talk. Jenkins’ adaptation of this powerful romantic drama has received multiple award nominations and widespread critical acclaim – Mark Kermode was one of many to award it a rare 5* review.  Running Time: 116 mins


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Saturday 21st September

Puppet Making with Bootleg Puppets
Category: Family + Younger Ones
Venue: Kenilworth Library (Exhibition Room)
Start time: 10am

Have you ever wondered how puppets are made? Then come and join Bootleg Puppets for a family-friendly workshop and discover how they built the shadow puppets for The Tale of the Dragon Queen, have a go on our shadow-puppet stage, and even make your very own shadow puppet to take home with you. We’ll show you how we made our puppets and then take you step-by-step through the process to make your very own puppet, either a replica of one of ours or even a character of your own design before teaching you to use the puppet on or very own shadow stage! This workshop is ideal for ages 5-11 and all materials are provided.

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Made in Kenilworth: An Exhibition of Kenilworth Artists
Category: Art + Community
Venue: Parochial Hall, High Street
Time: 10am – 5pm

Made in Kenilworth is the first group exhibition by a new collective of 20 Kenilworth based artists. The work on display will include Painting, Jewellery, Ceramics, Furniture, Glass, Textiles, Prints, Cards and Photography. Many of the artists have exhibited in the past as part of Warwickshire Open Studios and Art in the Park (Leamington), but this is the first time that they have all come together to exhibit in Kenilworth and we are delighted to be able to host this event.

Free entry 

Old Town Street Party
Category: Art + Community
Venue: High Street
Time: 11am – 5pm

For one day only, in partnership with The Farthing Gallery and Virgins and Castle, we’re taking over Old Town! High Street will be transformed with a live music stage, walkabout theatre from The Fabularium, a beer festival and an art and craft market featuring artists and artisans from all over the region. The art & craft market will wind down at around 5pm, but the Virgins & Castle beer festival will continue long into the night.

Free entry

Caroline Lea + Elizabeth Macneal in conversation
Category: Talks + Readings
Venue: Priory Theatre
Start time: 12pm

Two of the UK’s most exciting new voices in fiction join us to speak about their debut novels, both of which are gripping works of historical fiction. Elizabeth Macneal’s first novel, The Doll Factory, is a story of art, obsession and possession set in Victorian London. The Doll Factory was a Sunday Times top 10 best-seller and has been featured on both BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4. Warwickshire-based author Caroline Lea’s debut, The Glass Woman, was published in February 2019. Described by The Times as ‘a fantastic, atmospheric debut’, The Glass Woman is set in 17th century Iceland, and is a rich and captivating tale of superstition and salvation, love and fear – for fans of The Binding, The Miniaturist and The Silent Companions. Part of Talking Shop: A Weekend of Talks, Readings and Discussions (included in weekend pass).

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Amelia Gentleman: How to Tell Untold Stories
Category: Workshops
Venue: Clarendon Arms (private room)
Start time: 1pm

Award-winning journalist Amelia Gentleman has spent years investigating and exposing some of Britain’s biggest social justice issues, including, most recently, the Windrush scandal. Join her for a workshop that explores the art of telling untold stories – of finding ways to give a platform to those without a voice – and the basics of investigative techniques. This is a truly rare opportunity to learn from one of the UK’s most distinguished writers – a must-attend for budding journalists, and a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in the art of storytelling.

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Nikesh Shukla: The Boxer
Category: Talks + Readings
Venue: Priory Theatre
Start time: 1.45pm

As a novelist, non-fiction writer, screenwriter, editor, and tireless campaigner for improving diversity in publishing, Nikesh Shukla is undoubtedly one of the most important figures in British literature today. We’re delighted that he’ll be joining us to talk about his brilliant new YA novel, The Boxer – a gripping and powerful story about friendship, radicalisation and injustice. Part of Talking Shop: A Weekend of Talks, Readings and Discussions (included in weekend pass).


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Mariam Khan presents: It’s Not About the Burqa
Category: Talks + Readings
Venue: Priory Theatre
Start time: 3.30pm

What does it mean, exactly, to be a Muslim woman in the West today? According to the media, it’s all about the burqa. In a landmark anthology published by Picador earlier this year, seventeen Muslim women decided to change the narrative, writing frankly and engagingly about the hijab and wavering faith, about love and divorce, about feminism, queer identity, sex, and the twin threats of a disapproving community and a racist country. It’s an extraordinary, important book, and we’re honoured that the anthology’s editor, Mariam Khan, as well as three contributing authors, will be joining us to speak about the project and their work. Part of Talking Shop: A Weekend of Talks, Readings and Discussions (included in weekend pass).

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Caroline Criado Perez:  Invisible Women
Category: Talks + Readings
Venue: Priory Theatre
Start time: 5.15pm

Caroline Criado Perez is a writer, broadcaster, and an award-winning feminist campaigner. Her most notable campaigns have included getting a woman on Bank of England banknotes, forcing Twitter to revise its procedures for dealing with abuse and successfully campaigning for a statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett to be erected in Parliament SquareWe’re honoured that Caroline will be joining us to speak about her brilliant new book, Invisible Women, which explores the shocking gender bias that affects our everyday lives. Part of Talking Shop: A Weekend of Talks, Readings and Discussions (included in weekend pass). 

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Amelia Gentleman: The Windrush Betrayal
Category: Talks + Readings
Venue: Priory Theatre
Start time: 7.15pm

Last year, it emerged that thousands of people had been wrongly classified as illegal immigrants; some of them were deported, others lost their homes and their jobs. What united them was that they had all arrived in the UK from the Commonwealth as children in the 1950s and 1960s. The ‘Windrush Scandal’, as it became known, revealed some deeply disturbing truths about modern Britain, and its exposure had a profound impact on British politics. We are honoured to be able to welcome multi-award-winning journalist Amelia Gentleman, whose tenacious investigative and campaigning efforts thrust the scandal into the public domain, to tell the story of ‘The Windrush Betrayal’. Amelia will be speaking about the political and historical context of the scandal, sharing individual stories of those caught up in it, and reflecting on what it felt like to be working as a journalist, trying to understand why law-abiding elderly people were being deported, detained and made homeless by government policies. Part of Talking Shop: A Weekend of Talks, Readings and Discussions (included in weekend pass)

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Woman At War (12A)
Category: Film
Venue: Tree House Bookshop
Start time: 8.30pm

A brilliant dark comedy-drama from the masterful Benedikt Erligsson, which follows Halla, a fifty-year old choir director who has a song in her heart, a smile on her face and an undercover life as an eco-terrorist. Known to others only by her alias ‘The woman of the Mountain’, Halla is secretly engaged in a one-woman-war on the local aluminium industry. Just as she begins to plan her boldest operation yet, she receives some unexpected news… Described by Mark Kermode as a ‘truly universal treat’, Woman At War is intelligent, thought-provoking and very, very funny, and it will stay in the memory long after the closing credits have rolled. Subtitled (original language: Icelandic). Running time: 100 mins. 

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Sunday 22nd September

Pinhole Photography (7+ yrs)
Category: Family + Younger Ones
Venue: The Kenilworth Centre
Start time: 10.30am and 2pm

Ever wanted to make your own camera? Ever wondered how photographs are ‘made’? Well, this is a workshop for you! Artist and teacher Jo Gane will be leading this interactive workshop, giving you the chance to make a pinhole camera from simple recycled materials, proving that you do not need expensive cameras to be a photographer. Jo will then show you how to use light sensitive materials to produce images using these cameras and how to develop the images using analogue photography techniques within a portable darkroom tent.

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Writing Workshop with Kerry Hudson
Category: Workshops
Venue: Tree House Bookshop
Start time: 10.30am

Kerry Hudson is an award-winning novelist and non-fiction writer whose latest book, Lowborn, was published earlier this year to widespread critical acclaim. Kerry is also the founder of The WoMentoring Project and Breakthrough Festival, and she teaches for the Arvon Foundation. In this writing workshop, Kerry will be sharing her expertise and insights. The workshop willl have a particular focus on building character and using it to develop plot. All levels welcome.

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Children’s Publishing in the Spotlight
Category: Talks + Readings
Venue: Priory Theatre
Start time: 12pm

What are the challenges and opportunities in children’s book publishing today? This panel discussion brings together an author (Serena Patel), an illustrator (Jane McGuinness), a publisher (Bella Pearson) and a bookseller (Tamsin Rosewell) to find out!  Part of Talking Shop: A Weekend of Talks, Readings and Discussions (included in weekend pass).

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Kerry Hudson: Lowborn
Category: Talks + Readings
Venue: Priory Theatre
Start time: 2pm

Kerry Hudson is an award-winning novelist, who also writes for Grazia, Guardian Review and the Metro newspaper. It’s a privilege to welcome Kerry to our festival to speak about her latest book, Lowborn, which was published in 2019. Lauded by The Guardian as ‘one of the most important books of the year’, Lowborn is a book about ‘growing up, getting away and returning to Britain’s poorest towns’.  Kerry is proudly working class but she was never proudly poor. The poverty she grew up in was all-encompassing, grinding and often dehumanising. Lowborn is Kerry’s exploration of where she came from, and also a powerful, personal agenda-changing study of poverty in today’s Britain. By revisiting the towns she grew up in, Kerry tries to discover what being poor really means in Britain today and whether anything has changed. Part of Talking Shop: A Weekend of Talks, Readings and Discussions (included in weekend pass).

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#MeToo in Fiction: Candice Carty-Williams and Rosie Price in conversation
Category: Talks + Readings
Venue: Priory Theatre
Start time: 4pm

We’re thrilled to bring together two distinctive and vital new voices in fiction, whose debut novels both explore modern love and resonate deeply with the recent #MeToo movement. Rosie Price was chosen as an Observer Hottest-Tipped Debut Novelist of 2019, and her astonishing debut novel, What Red Was, has received widespread acclaim since its publication earlier this year. Described by Elle as ‘an unforgettable read’, What Red Was is a startling and sophisticated novel of modern love, sexual violence and toxic inheritance. Candice Carty-Williams’ debut novel, Queenie, was published by Orion in April 2019. A Sunday Times best-seller, Queenie is a timely, brilliant novel of humour, heartbreak and identity, and features ‘one of the funniest, most winning heroines who have hit books in about a decade’ (The Stylist). Part of Talking Shop: A Weekend of Talks, Readings and Discussions (included in weekend pass).

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Nathan Filer: The Heartland
Category: Talks + Readings
Venue: Priory Theatre
Start time: 6pm

Schizophrenia: whether it’s the associations it conjures or the people it brings to mind, it is a word we all have a view on. How we perceive it – and how we treat people living with it – is at the core of how we understand mental health. But what do we really know? How much time do we spend listening? Do we truly comprehend this complex and often contradictory diagnosis? We’re delighted to be joined by Nathan Filer, mental health nurse and award-winning author of the international bestseller The Shock of The Fall, to talk about his latest book. The Heartland debunks myths, challenges assumptions and offers fresh insight into what it means to be mad. And what it means to be human. Part of Talking Shop: A Weekend of Talks, Readings and Discussions (included in weekend pass).

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For Sama (18)
Category: Film
Venue: Priory Theatre
Start time: 8pm

* AWARDED THE Prix L’Œil d’Or for Best Documentary at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival *
FOR SAMA is the first feature documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmakers Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice– whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much. The film has had universal critical acclaim since being previewed at Cannes Film Festival earlier this year (as well as winning the Best Documentary Prize at Cannes, it also won the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary at the SXSW Film Festival, and the Special Jury Prize for International Feature Documentary at the Hot Docs Festival). It’s not surprising: to quote The Times: ‘there simply hasn’t been a film like it before’. 

It’s a huge honour to be able to present the first Midlands screening of FOR SAMA as part of our festival. 

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Monday 23rd September

Darius Brubeck Quartet
Category: Music
Venue: St. John’s Church
Start time: 8pm

Acclaimed American jazz pianist and son of legendary musician Dave Brubeck will be bringing his celebrated quartet to Kenilworth. Featuring Dave O’Higgins (sax), Matt Ridley (bass) and Wesley Gibbens (drums), the DBQ have been together for over a decade, touring the world and earning considerable acclaim in the process. Jazzwise Magazine have described the combination of Brubeck and O’Higgins as ‘among the best piano/sax partnerships in the UK’. Here, the quartet will be offering a one-off glimpse into material from a forthcoming album, due for release in early 2020. The album was recorded during their highly successful tour of Poland, where they played to full houses in six cities. The concerts celebrated the 60th anniversary of Dave Brubeck’s jazz ambassadorial tour behind the Iron Curtain in 1958. The new album includes Dave Brubeck’s hit, ‘Take Five’, as well as new compositions from Darius.

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Tuesday 24th September

Mosaic Workshop with Helen Clues
Category: Workshops
Venue: The Farthing Workshop
Start time: 6.30pm

Helen Clues is a Kenilworth-based artist and the owner of the Farthing Gallery on High Street. Helen creates quirky and beautiful mosaic work from found, collected and traditional materials. In this workshop, which is suitable for all levels, participants will have the chance to learn more about the art of mosaic, and to produce their very own piece to keep and treasure.

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Joshua Burnside  //  Rosie Carney
Category: Music
Venue: Talisman Theatre
Start time: 8pm

An evening of contemporary folk music, featuring two outstanding emerging artists. Joshua Burnside is a singer-songwriter from Northern Ireland. Weaving elements of Irish traditional and European folk music with hints of Americana, he creates songs that are understated yet passionate and heartfelt. His debut album, Ephrata, was written in a burst of a few weeks whilst living in northern Colombia, and won the Northern Ireland Music Prize upon its release in 2017. Since releasing Ephrata, Joshua has amassed over 10 Million streams on Spotify, performed two sell out London shows, appeared at International festivals and enjoyed extensive radio play and support from BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music. His latest record, a live album recorded at the Elmwood Hall, was released earlier this year. Rosie Carney  is a 20 year old singer-songwriter who was born in England but raised in Donegal. Her sparse, deeply emotive songs have earned her a strong following and millions of streams on Spotify. Her debut album, Bare, was released in January 2019 to widespread acclaim; MOJO wrote: ‘cultdom, at the very least, beckons’.  

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Wednesday 25th September

Faber At 90: Toby Faber + Claire McGlasson
Category: Talks + Readings
Venue: Kenilworth Library
Start time: 6.30pm

This year, Faber & Faber celebrates its 90th anniversary. One of the world’s great publishing houses, Faber has been a home to the likes of TS Eliot, Sylvia Plath, Samuel Beckett, William Golding and many, many more distinguished poets, playwrights and novelists (its backlist features books by no fewer than 13 Nobel Laureates and seven Booker Prize-winners). For this special event, we’ve invited Toby Faber, former managing director of Faber and grandson of founder Geoffrey Faber, to speak about the untold stories behind some of the greatest literature of the twentieth century – from Eliot’s magnificent reading reports to Samuel Beckett on swearing and censorship; from the rejection of George Orwell’s Animal Farm to Philip Larkin’s reluctance to attend poetry readings (‘people’s imaginary picture of you is always so much more flattering than the reality’). Toby will also be joined by writer and broadcaster Claire McGlasson, whose debut novel The Rapture was published by Faber this year.

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Pauline Drand
Category: Music
Venue: Tree House Bookshop
Start time: 8.30pm

Pauline Drand is an acclaimed French singer and musician, based in Paris. We’re thrilled to welcome her to Kenilworth Arts Festival for her first UK show. Drand’s first album, Faits Bleus, was released in late 2018 to critical acclaim. The record appeared in multiple Album of the Year lists in France, with Sun Burns Out lauding it as ‘modern and timeless’ and Benoît Crevits (Magic) praising the record as ‘an album of simple beauty’. A follow up EP, Ô Fortes, was released earlier this year. Drifting between darkness and light, between French pop and folk, Drand’s music carries echoes of Cat Power, Nick Drake and Aldous Harding, while standing out as distinctly individual.

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Thursday 26th September

Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Category: Film
Venue: Tree House Bookshop
Start time: 7.30pm

Melissa McCarthy stars in the adaptation of the memoir CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer Lee Israel, who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee (played by McCarthy) is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant). A fascinating black-comedy, expertly directed by Marielle Heller.  

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Isata Kanneh-Mason: Solo Recital
Category: Music
Venue: St. John’s Church
Start time: 8pm

Having risen to prominence as a finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2014 and steadily honed her craft as a postgraduate at the Royal Academy of Music in the intervening years, 2019 looks set to be a breakout year for Isata Kanneh-Mason. An outstanding pianist, and the eldest of the virtuosic Kanneh-Mason family, Isata has already performed around the UK and abroad, with concerto appearances, in solo recitals and in chamber ensembles, playing at prestigious venues including the Wigmore Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican and Carnegie Hall. In July 2019, Isata will be releasing her debut album via Decca Classics. Titled ‘Romance’, the album will feature pieces by composer Clara Schumann to mark the 200th anniversary of her birth. We’re delighted Isata will be joining us for a solo recital, with a programme comprised of Schumann and Brahms pieces, in the beautiful surroundings of St. John’s Church.

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Friday 27th September

Clare Mackintosh: After the End
Category: Talks + Readings
Venue: Kenilworth Library
Start time: 6.30pm

Clare Mackintosh is a multi-award-winning novelist, whose books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide. Her debut novel, I Let You Go, was a Sunday Times best-seller and won the Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year award in 2016. Follow up novels I See You and Let Me Life were also number one bestsellers. All three books were selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club. We’re delighted that Clare will be joining us to talk about her latest book, After the End, which was published in June. Powerful, deeply moving and ultimately full of hope, After the End is an extraordinary novel, and it’s no surprise that it has received widespread critical acclaim since its publication.

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AVA // Resina x Christina Vantzou
Category: Music
Venue: St. Nicholas’ Church
Start time: 8pm

A double bill of mesmerising cinematic instrumental music, featuring two international duos who explore the boundaries between classical and electronic music. AVA is a duo formed by violinist Anna Phoebe and Berlin-based pianist Aisling Brouwer. Both acclaimed composers in their own right, the two met in 2016, and a mutual love of writing for film, art and dance inspired a collaboration. Their debut album, Waves, was released in July 2019 on One Little Indian Records (home of Bjork). Like Anna and Aisling, Resina and Christina Vantzou are both successful solo artists. Resina is the alias of Polish cellist Karolina Rec, who has released two critically-acclaimed solo albums through the pioneering 130701 imprint of FatCat Records. Christina Vantzou is a Missouri-born, Brussels-based composer and experimental filmmaker, who has has released four acclaimed albums and collaborated with a wide range of artists, leading to performances across four continents. We’re thrilled that, in a UK premiere, Christina and Resina will be sharing a stage for a joint set. It promises to be a very special night.

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Saturday 28th September

Soundplay Dome
Category: Family + Younger Ones
Venue: Methodist Church
Time: 10am – 5pm

The Soundplay dome is a unique musical installation – a magical, fully accessible sensory space where children of all ages can explore sound and light. The Dome was created by Glasgow-based artists Bal Cooke and Ewan Sinclair, and after a sold-out run at Edinburgh Festival, we’re thrilled that they’re bringing the Dome to Kenilworth for one day only. Come along and experience the magic! Suitable for ages 0-12. Each guided session last approx 45 minutes. Children must be accompanied by a parent.

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Family Arts Discovery Zone
Category: Family + Younger Ones
Venue: Senior Citizens’ Centre
Time: 10am – 4pm

A day of arts & crafts activities for younger ones, including junk modelling and storytelling. There will also be sessions run by Forest School. Find out more at: https://www.kenilworthartsfestival.co.uk/whats-on/family-arts-discovery-day/ 

Cyanotype Printing with Joanne Kernan
Category: Workshops
Venue: Farthing Workshop
Start time: 11am

Harness the power of the sun and discover cyanotype photography printing with Joanne Kernan, an artist, teacher and the founder of luxury stationery company Pompadour Press. Inspired by the works of Victorian botanist and photographer Anna Atkins, Joanne creates artworks using the cyanotype photography process, whereby a cyan blue silhouette is created by placing an object on a reactive surface and developing the image in sunlight. This workshop will offer a brief introduction to the fascinating history of the process and a demonstration of the steps to creating a cyanotype print, before you will have the chance to get hands-on and create your own personal works to keep and enjoy.

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The Gramophone: Bring Your Own Records
Category: Art + Community
Venue: Abbey Fields
Time: 12pm – 3pm

Created by Irish artist Donnacha Cahill, The Gramophone needs to be seen (and heard!) to be believed. Made of steel, weighing 800kg and fully functional as a music playing device, The Gramophone is a thing of wonder. For one weekend only, it will be coming to Kenilworth, and we cordially invite you to join us for an afternoon of music in the beautiful surroundings of the Abbey Fields. We’ll have a house DJ, and there’ll also be a specially configured turntable set-up, so bring your favourite record and listen to it like you’ve never done before! Free

Amazing Grace
Category: Film
Venue: United Reformed Church
Start time: 7.30pm

In 1972, Aretha Franklin performed two concerts over the course of two days at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. These concerts were recorded, and the music was subsequently released as a double-disk album, Amazing Grace. A film-maker, Syndney Pollack, was also present to document the concerts. The album would go on to become Franklin’s biggest selling album and is still to this day the highest selling gospel album of all time. The planned documentary, however, fell at the first hurdle: a simple error during filming made it effectively impossible for the producers to sync the audio with the visuals, and the footage was left to gather dust. Now, almost 50 years later, the sound editing issues have finally been resolved, and Pollack’s concert documentary has been released into the wild for the very first time. Capturing a truly unique performer at the peak of her career, Amazing Grace lets the music do the talking, and has already been hailed as ‘one of history’s greatest ever concert documentaries’. We’re proud to be able to screen it here, in the fitting setting of United Reformed Church. There’ll be a big screen, historically accurate pews and a sound system to do the music justice.

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Afterparty! ft. Bryony Jarman Pinto (live) + DJs
Category: Music
Venue: The Almanack
Start time: 10pm

Join us as we celebrate the end of the festival. There’ll be live music from one of the UK’s most exciting emerging soul / r’n’b artists, Bryony Jarman-Pinto, as well drinks, DJs, and probably some dubious dance moves from adrenaline-fuelled festival volunteers. We’d love to see you there.  Free entry.

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Being Human: A Ten Word Story Text Art Project
Category: Art + Community
Venue: Abbey Fields


A brand new text art project, resulting from a collaboration between local artist Samuel Cook and students from Kenilworth School. For this special project, students have written brand new ’10 word stories’, on the subject of ‘Being Human’. A selection of these stories will be displayed, on a rotating basis, via a specially-produced steel sculpture which has been produced by Samuel Cook. Head up to the top of Abbey Fields to experience this unique and thought-provoking installation.