We wanted to find ways for Coventry people to have a say in how our city views, values and uses arts, culture and creativity, so we called (what we think is) the UK’s first Citizens’ Assembly on Arts and Culture.Read More
Our first year at The Nest in pictures – with a little help from our friends: decorating, residencies, co-working, events, green things & a lot of ‘thank you’s!
LISTEN AGAIN: Words into Action – Can artist-led manifestos create real change? The panel for this Nestival of Ideas discussion features Zed Lawal, Dan Thompson and Derek Nisbet. Chaired by Philippa Cross.Read More
Throughout 2022, to mark Talking Birds’ 30th anniversary of making work in Coventry, we are giddy with excitement to finally announce Nestival – a year of activity in and around The Nest…Read More
Our ‘six big ideas’ – about artist process & support; access & participation; climate conscience; agency, equity & diversity; nurture & resilience – guide our choices.
We blog intermittently at Words From the Birds – this ranges from guest blogs by Nest Residents to thoughtful reflections to book recommendations to blatent self-promotion…Read More
The Talking Birds Guide to Theatre of Place (written by Co-Artistic Director Derek Nisbet and originally commissioned by the British Performing Arts Yearbook)Read More
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The recommendations made by the Citizens’ Assembly clearly sketch a better future for Coventry: green, welcoming and future-facing. Read them here.Read More