The Awakening: Coventry
On Saturday 28 July 2012 Godiva Awoke in Coventry after 1000 years
Godiva awoke to a spectacular performance involving the Godiva Choir, dancers, actors, aerialists, musicians, pyrotechnicians, carnivalists and 220 young people in a procession marking the unveiling of this Godiva for the modern age. Through this once-in-a-lifetime performance she was presented with her quest to deliver the Book of Intent to London. The Book of Intent carries the voices of young people and their global partners to the world - it is the actions they will take to make the world a fairer place.
The following day, 29 July 2012 Godiva was the focal point of the Godiva Carnival in Coventry.
On 30 July, she began her epic journey travelling along the A5 to London over seven days passing through seven towns inspiring a series of extraordinary outdoor celebrations. Powered by 100 cyclists and clothed in a coat crafted by artists from across the region, Godiva arrived in London to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Godiva Awakes is a piece of public art the like of which has never been seen before; running on sustainable energy through cycle power Godiva will...