One Week to Go!

One Week to Go!

Random String Festival 2021 is just one week away. We’re busy working away at our studio in the Canal Basin, bringing together all the final pieces before we open on the 11th November. Make sure you're following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for special behind-the-scenes content and interviews, as well as news...

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Access at Random String

Access at Random String

We’re committed to making this years festival accessible, and wanted to take some time to talk about what this means for audiences at Random String.  We are trying to be expansive in the way we consider access, looking at the variety of ways that people and communities need different kinds of access to enjoy our...

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Talking ‘Future Folk’ & Random String

Talking ‘Future Folk’ & Random String

Ideas of ‘Future Folk’ run through every aspect of this years Random String. Co-Artistic Directors of Ludic Rooms, Dom Breadmore & Anne Forgan, sat down to talk about Coventry’s relationship with the water, think about how folk traditions endure in the modern world, and to share with audiences a little more about...

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Goodbye, Summer – Hello, Winter

Goodbye, Summer – Hello, Winter

It’s been our busiest Summer yet, with all the different strands of this years Random String programme building artworks, skills, and communities for the past few months in and around the Coventry Canal. A huge thank you to everyone who came and got involved with the Landlocked workshops, both online and locally, with...

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Future Ecologies – Nest Residencies

Future Ecologies – Nest Residencies

Ludic Rooms has teamed up with Talking Birds to create two Nest Residency opportunities for artists who live in the CV1-6 postcode to take time to explore ‘Future Ecologies’ around Coventry Canal. Nest Residencies have been running since 2019 and prioritise D/deaf, disabled, neurodivergent and/or locally-based artists, supporting them to experiment with one of those ‘What if…?’ ideas.

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Art of Place – Artist Callout

Art of Place – Artist Callout

Ludic Rooms, in partnership with Coventry Artspace is inviting local artists to explore ‘The Art of Place’ with them in a free course and commissioning opportunity. This is part of Ludic Rooms’ Random String programme and the Coventry Artspace Artist Development programme 2021-22.

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roam+dwell – Gentle get togethers for cautious optimists – EVERY FRIDAY

roam+dwell – Gentle get togethers for cautious optimists – EVERY FRIDAY

Ludic Rooms invites you to come and spend time at Coventry Canal Basin, every Friday afternoon from Friday 11th June to Friday 27th August 2.00-6.00 as part of the Random String Canal Network(ed) programme.  The Canal Basin is a lovely place to start your weekend early and we’ll be there every week to offer inspiration...

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Walkshops – App-enabled waterside wandering in Coventry and Sao Paulo

Walkshops – App-enabled waterside wandering in Coventry and Sao Paulo

In a time when we’ve all enjoyed the power of getting lost, Ludic Rooms’ Walkshops project will offer the opportunity to do so around Coventry Canal,  in parallel with walkers on the other side of the world.  Ludic Rooms will work with international artist and deveoper Babak Fakhamzadeh to create a series of...

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RSx invites CV artists to embrace digital creativity on their own terms

RSx invites CV artists to embrace digital creativity on their own terms

Since its inception in 2014, Random String has always been a programme that aims to support digital creativity in Coventry.  In a time of Covid, it’s become clear to Ludic Rooms,  that artists - across all art forms - need help to embrace digital content creation in ways that makes sense for their work. ...

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