to Sunday 14th
art + light + canal + night
A spectacular, family friendly, night-time experience alongside the Coventry Canal. A 1km trail of light, projection, music and reflection.
Random String is Ludic Rooms’ biennial festival of arts and technology. This year we’re bringing light, sound and projections to a stretch of the Coventry Canal, following a 1km trail that ends in the Canal Basin. We invite you to venture along the waterside and explore artworks that transform the waterway and our sense of place.
This year’s theme is Future Folk, and we’re exploring new kinds of folklore and rituals for life by the water in the 21st Century. Discover the future creatures of the urban canal, gods and goddesses of the waterways, and new kinds of folk-tales. We’re also exploring the past and future ecologies of the canal corridor and inviting people to think about what it means to be by the water in the most landlocked city in the country.
Venture out into the midwinter darkness and join us for a special moment in our City of Culture year.
Random String is produced by Ludic Rooms in partnership with Coventry City of Culture Trust as part of Coventry UK City of Culture. Supported with funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England and the Canal & River Trust.
The Random String trail is a timed ticketed event.
Trail slots begin at 5pm every night. Last entry at 9pm.
In partnership with
featuring new work by:
BISHI + CREWDSON & CEVANNE
+ DION ELLIS-TAYLOR + EDIE JO MURRAY
+ IDEAS OF NOISE + IMAGINEER PRODUCTIONS
+ INDIRA PRASAD + JACK FOULKS & OPEN THEATRE
+ JAZZ MORETON & ALAN VAN WIJGERDEN
+ JESSICA GLOVER + JULIA SNOWDIN
+ JUNEAU PROJECTS + LING TAN + MARY COURTNEY
+ SAM UNDERWOOD & ADIE BLUNDELL
featuring new work by:
+ CREWDSON & CEVANNE
+ DION ELLIS-TAYLOR
+ EDIE JO MURRAY
+ IDEAS OF NOISE
+ IMAGINEER PRODUCTIONS
+ INDIRA PRASAD
+ JACK FOULKS
& OPEN THEATRE
+ JAZZ MORETON
& ALAN VAN WIJGERDEN
+ JESSICA GLOVER
+ JULIA SNOWDIN
+ JUNEAU PROJECTS
+ LING TAN
+ MARY COURTNEY
+ SAM UNDERWOOD
& ADIE BLUNDELL
Pay what you wish
£1 / £3 / £5
Ludic Rooms is a Coventry-based arts & technology company founded in 2009 and we’ve been running Random String since 2014. Our work is currently focused on the Coventry Canal Basin – where we’re based – and we’re excited to invite local audiences to explore this special part of the city.
Ludic Rooms likes to make work with other people and we’ve worked with local residents, schools and community groups to inform and produce the artworks. We’ve commissioned, collaborated and supported artists from near + far, to make this Festival happen.
Dom Breadmore & Anne Forgan
Lighting and Projection Designer
Creative & Technical Collaborators: