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2019 JRAR Feature

Just Rock and Roll – The Empire, Coventry

Just Rock and Roll – The Empire, Coventry 1200 630 John Whitmore Photography

Unsigned bands from across the uk perform at The Empire, Coventry. Including White Flag Dares, Roadside, Callow Youth and The Lathums.

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Chantelle Boyle - Photographed with Film - Ilford HP5 400 at ISO 800 on 35mm 135 Roll ID-0122-013

Chantelle Boyle : Artist behind the scenes

Chantelle Boyle : Artist behind the scenes 1800 1188 John Whitmore Photography

Warm wine, empty crisp bowls and the smell of fresh paint.  The degree show is about to start for Chantelle Boyle and her final year exhibition and performance.

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Julia Fullerton-Batten - Photographed with Film - Ilford HP5 400 at ISO 200 on 35mm 135 Roll ID-0024-011

Julia Fullerton-Batten & The Old Father Thames

Julia Fullerton-Batten & The Old Father Thames 1800 1032 John Whitmore Photography

An unexpected break in the overcast weather of October created some challenging conditions for Julia Fullerton-Batten.

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Candid - Photographed with Film - Ilford HP5 400 at ISO 1600 on 35mm 135 Roll ID-0009-013

Candid : Live Room Sessions – Radio Plus

Candid : Live Room Sessions – Radio Plus 1800 1065 John Whitmore Photography

Ahead of their main stage performance at The Godiva Festival, the (Coventry!) indie rock band Candid went into the Radio Plus studio for a special show on The PM Music Cafe .

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Alan Wakeman - Photographed with Film - Ilford HP5 400 at ISO 1600 on 35mm 135 Roll ID-0003-004

Jazz Duo – Alan Wakeman and Neil Hunter

Jazz Duo – Alan Wakeman and Neil Hunter 1800 1143 John Whitmore Photography

An special evening of Jazz featuring the duo Alan Wakeman and Neil Hunter (both members of Interplay Jazz) at Premier Atelier, Coventry.

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Mercurial Dance - Photographed with Film - Ilford HP5 400 at ISO 1600 on 35m ID-3760-003

Retold by Mercurial Dance

Retold by Mercurial Dance 1800 1077 John Whitmore Photography

‘Retold’ was a production created by Mercurial Dance as part of the ‘Read All About!’ performances in the old Coventry Evening Telegraph Building (CET).  Drawing of stories and events that took place their, the performance was a mixture of live music (from Lucy Ann Sale), dance, improvisation and audience interaction, all set within the foyer of…

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Coventry Arts Trail - Photographed with Film - Kodak T-Max P3200 at ISO 1600 on 35mm 135 Roll ID-3741-007

Coventry Arts Trail 2018

Coventry Arts Trail 2018 1800 1110 John Whitmore Photography

It’s the final week of Warwickshire Open Studios 2018 and the Coventry Arts Trail so I thought it would be appropriate to post these photos from a recent visit to some of the artist that are partaking. These were originally taken for a post on Curating Coventry (where the images were accompanied with words by…

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Feel Good - Photographed with Film - Ilford HP5 400 at ISO 800 on Medium Format 120 Roll ID-3740-004

Feel Good Meetup

Feel Good Meetup 1800 1326 John Whitmore Photography

Last month the Feel Good Ambassadors hosted one of their Ideas Factories at St Claire’s, Coventry Cathedral. A fantastic and fun evening was had by all as they discussed exciting plans for the future on events and activities, providing support to people with Long Term Conditions (LTC) through creativity. If you’re based in or around…

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La Voix - Photographed with Film - Ilford HP5 400 at ISO 800 on 35mm 135 Roll ID-3733-004

La Voix at The Albany

La Voix at The Albany 1800 1084 John Whitmore Photography

Riding high from being a semi-finalist on Britain’s got Talent in 2014 and staring in Absolutely Fabulous – The Movie in 2016, La Voix is currently spreading glamour across the UK on her ‘Hello’ tour. A few weeks ago I was privileged to be given backstage access at the The Albany, Coventry to see what…

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Coventry City - Photographed with Film - Ilford FP4 125 at ISO 125 on 4x5 Large Format Sheet ID-3715-005

Above Coventry

Above Coventry 1800 695 John Whitmore Photography

There are over 180 steps to climb up to the top of the Coventry Cathedral tower but it’s definitely worth it for the magnificent views of the city and beyond.  Wrap up warm on a winters day, the wind whips around the top! Views from Cathedral Church of St Michael tower, looking over Holy Trinity Church, West Orchard Shopping…

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CET Popup - Photographed with Film - Ilford Delta 3200 at ISO 3200 on Medium Format 120 Roll ID-3713-003

CET Popup

CET Popup 1800 1031 John Whitmore Photography

The old Coventry Evening Telegraph building , still open for a few more months and well worth a wonder around to see this historic building abandoned when the newspaper ended.   [foogallery id=”426″]   [foogallery id=”718″]   [foogallery id=”431″]   Date :  February 2018 Location : Coventry Evening Telegraph Building, Coventry Film Camera : Mamiya…

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Morocco Dave - Photographed with Film - ilfordhp4 at ISO 400 on Medium Format 120 Roll ID-3712-005

Morocco Dave at the CET Popup

Morocco Dave at the CET Popup 1800 1041 John Whitmore Photography

The old Coventry Evening Telegraph Building is a wonderful place to meander around, full of history and many rooms left as they were when it shut down.  It’s currently being utilised as a pop-up art space and on last Saturday, a performance space for Morocco Dave. It’s dark in the basement of the CET building, light…

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