On 28 July 2012, Imagineer Productions 21st Century Godiva awoke to a spectacular performance involving dancers, actors, aerialists, musicians and pyrotechnicians. On 29 July 2012 carnivalists and 220 young people processed through Coventry city centre in celebration at the unveiling of this Godiva for the modern age. On 30 July 2012 - 5 August 2012, powered by 100 cyclists, Godiva then made her way to London to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Godiva Awakes is part of Artists taking the lead, a series of 12 public art commissions across the UK to celebrate the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, funded by Arts Council England.
Godiva Awakes is a world class piece of public art, made by mechanics, artists, theatre makers, puppeteers and engineers from Coventry, the region, nationally and internationally to the highest standards of contemporary craftsmanship.
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...