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360 strong drone show to fly over Coventry's War Memorial Park

Ryan Smith 4th Apr, 2022 Updated: 22nd Apr, 2022

OUR Wilder Family, the UK’s longest and most sensational drone show, will be flying above Coventry’s War Memorial Park on May 15 as one of the closing events for the UK City of Culture celebrations.

Held on International Family Day, the show will tell the epic story focusing on the biodiversity of the living world and celebrating our connection with it.

The show will feature 360 drones and will be viewable up to 2.5km away across the city.

Live poetry and music will accompany the show with a particular highlight coming through a new score from the BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones being played as the display transforms into imagery of flocks of birds.

The experience is designed to make us contemplate the possibility of a positive future through unity.

A drones-eye-view of proceedings will be streamed throughout, allowing audiences to become a part of the story from home.

The event is part of The National Lottery Heritage Fund backed Green Futures Programme, which reconnects communities with their environment by uncovering the city’s hidden nature.

Other highlights of the programme include gardening and growing workshops throughout April and May which will develop new skills in farming and helping to improve the urban landscape.

On April 22, there will be a Forest Camps Earth Day event in the Bishop Ullathorne School Grounds. During this event people will be able to hear beats made from natural sounds and engage with natural areas in the city.

Chenine Bhathena, the creative director of Coventry City of Culture Trust, said: “Green Futures marks the culmination of a transformative project that has taken shape across our year as City of Culture, placing nature, the environment and the future of our planet centre stage.

“Through these events, we are showing how art, culture and community can make lasting difference to the way we engage with nature, and highlight the urgent issues of the day.”

Visit coventry2021.co.uk for more.

The drones are run by Celestial. Click here for more on Celestial shows.

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