Ordinary Women who do Extraordinary things – Legend and reality Godiva – Dame Goodyvers Daye

Cathedral Quarter, Coventry City Centre, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1

Ordinary Women doing Extraordinary things come with us as we uncover, acknowledge and reveal the trailblazing women behind the legends enabling other people to walk in their footsteps and develop new paths

Unique chance to meet and celebrate with Lady Godiva, Countess of Mercia. Come and join our celebration in the historic Cathedral Quarter in the Heart of Coventry.
Friday September 14th will celebrate not only Godiva and her Sisters,Dame Goodyver’s Daye;but this year we will uncover, acknowledge and reveal the women behind the legends. A traditional feast day given by the Guild of Cappers and Feltmakers many centuries ago and revived by Coventry’s official Lady Godiva Pru Porretta MBE who believes that Lady Godiva is as important a figure today as she has ever been,
See,hear and admire the stories that make Coventry what it is today celebrating Ordinary women who have done extraordinary things Godiva Sisters in their beautiful costumes some medieval and others traditional
Join in and hear music, song and dance performances with adults and children from all around the world.
Meet Godiva and her sisters: heroes in their own cultural, ethnic or religious traditions, characters both ancient and modern, whose lives have inspired and still inspire today through their own individual stories which connect to the story of Godiva
Enjoy tastes of traditional Coventry God cakes, Irish soda bread, Asian, African, Malaysian and Serbian treats.
The Godiva Trust helps a new generation of women from Coventry’s diverse cultures better relate and reinterpret our heritage celebration with a unique identity, and underpins the City’s International role as a Centre for Peace and Reconciliation.

Opening Times
Friday 14 September: 10.30 am – 12.00
Booking Details
No booking required

Additional Information
Contact for the day: Pru Porretta
Cathedral Quarter, Broadgate, Priory Visitor Centre, Cathedral Ruins: all in the heart of Coventry.

International Womens Week Events From Godiva Trust

Please see the full list promoting all Women’s events for Women’s Week 2016.

This includes our events from Godiva Trust
“Back to the Future” Exhibition March 1, 2016 – March 14, 2016 Story

Telling March 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Foleshill Library
Broad Street

Exhibition of influential women from history and modern times, to be expanded by the local community and school children highlighting significant women in their lives and a vision of women of the future.

Story Telling for children that takes inspiration from true stories of women from around that world that made an impact for positive change. March 8 & 10 The Godiva Sisters bring the culture of women from around the world to life through stories, music, dance and food, finishing with a meditation session

March 7 & 8, 2016 Schools workshop examining famous women in history (including women from Coventry) up to the present, and what women might achieve in the future.

Godiva Trust – www.godiva.uk.com Phone: 024 7659 8901 Library hours: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm • Sat 9am-4pm • Sun 12noon-4pm
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