Date(s) - 10/09/2017
15:00 - 18:00
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Godiva 950th Anniversary – Dame Goodyvers Daye
Unique chance to celebrate the actual 950th Anniversary of Lady Godiva, Countess of Mercia. Come and join our celebration in the historic Cathedral Quarter in the Heart of Coventry. Start at Broadgate by Godiva Statue 3.00pm Procession Cathedral Quarter, to Priory Gardens finish by 6.00pm
Sunday 10th September is the actual feast day of Godiva Dame Goodyver’s Daye; a traditional feast day given by the Guild of Cappers and Feltmakers many centuries ago and revived by Coventry’s official Lady Godiva Pru Porretta MBE who believes that Lady Godiva is as important a figure today as she has ever been.
See and admire the beautiful new cloak of 950 flowers handmade by children and communities running up to our celebration also medieval and traditional national costumes worn by our Godiva Sisters.
Join in and hear music, song and dance performances with Adults and children from all around the world.Meet Godiva and her sisters: heroes in their own cultural, ethnic or religious traditions, characters both ancient and modern, whose lives have inspired and can still inspire today through the story of Godiva.
Enjoy tastes of traditional Coventry God cakes, Irish soda bread, Asian, African, Malaysian and Serbian treats.
The Godiva Trust helps a new generation of women from Coventry’s diverse cultures better relate and reinterpret our heritage celebration with a unique identity, and underpins the City’s International role as a Centre for Peace and Reconciliation.