and heard some differing views on it;
and Prime Minister David Cameron, who championed it.
as my favourite bits came from,
compiled by youngsters from all over the Midlands,
by youth dancers,
which lies in front of the ruins of the old Cathedral,
and the steps to the new Cathedral,
which rose out of the war time ashes.
and a place where the real Godiva could have trod
back in the 11th century.
(which you can see if you click on the link below),
Godiva is walking to collect the Book of Intent
which she then took into the old Cathedral ruins for a time of contemplation.
on Sunday morning
when I joined the team from the Belgrade Theatre at 10.45.a.m.
towards the more mature end shall we say.
in lines for costume, makeup,
general instruction, rallying points, etc.
Here are a few of us, already costumed
and waiting outside one of the changing stations.
|Our team is in there somewhere. I wonder can you guess where?|
We did a lot of queueing, (very British),
and stood in side streets with sound trucks pounding out bone-vibrating music,
(and I mean that literally),
when we at last joined the procession of dancers
and began to strut our stuff,
each carrying a 8.5'/2.59mtres long banner.
to the rhythm all around us
and dancing ourselves out beforehand,
BUT NOW WE COULD REALLY PARTY!
|This guy, seen in rehearsals was just in front of us.|
but you can see a very few by clicking on this BBC video link below.
and behind and in front of us
were ornate costumes portraying this in
gorgeously coloured golds, reds, and yellows.
at the cost of an average thousand pounds each,
you might suppose not all of us were so wondrously attired,
and you would be right.
both of us resplendent in what I will refer to as "coffee" tees ,
with three stripes of coffee and gold on each cheek.
Though we may have envisioned a different "freedom" colour,
for just over 2 hours.
Then, like all parties it was over,
taking with her The Book of Intent,
which will be presented at parliament.
and her presence at each,
will again be the signal for community celebration and ceremony.
I know this has been a longer than usual blog,
but for us here in Coventry,
the Godiva spirit lives on.
Though our emblematic marionette has gone for now,
remains very much part of the on-going life of the city
through the Cathedral's Peace and Reconciliation Centre,
and our modern day Godiva,
diverse cultures and faiths of the city,
the rich human potentiality in our midst,
to have had the priviledge of being
very small part in this particular