This week: Taking Flight (or, ‘You’re just too little, Mr. Whittle’)


Taking Flight is a performance celebrating the life and work of Sir Frank Whittle, Coventry-born inventor of the jet engine. With music by Derek Nisbet, lyrics by Peter Cann and choreography by Emily Lloyd-Roberts, Taking Flight is sung by 100 children from 4 Coventry schools (Sir Frank Whittle, Edgewick, Sacred Heart and Courthouse Green) and is made in collaboration with the Performing Arts Service as part of Coventry’s Mysteries week. The performance will take place in Millennium Place at the feet of Sir Frank’s statue and will incorporate choreographed movement, film, live music and song to tell the story of the man from Coventry who shrank the world.

Performances Thursday 13th and Friday 14th June at 12.45 and 1.30 in Millennium Place, Coventry.

Coventry Mysteries Schedule

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