The Gallery Of Living History team unveiled their interactive stage and plinth in Starley Gardens on the Coventry University campus. It is currently displaying ‘Peace, Equality, Unity and Acceptance’ tree of hands sculpture, the winning artwork by Sidney Striger Acadamy School for the Gallery of Living History schools’ competition 2021-2022 Schools Competition.
The Gallery of Living History (GoLH) in a non-profit organisation that seeks to explore and debate the notion of history, memory, and culture through research and content creation. It has its roots within the ongoing national conversation about history and the relationship between our past and our present, thrown up by events like the death of George Floyd and the furore around contested statutory. It aims to develop initiatives that talk to these themes through the creation of different media experiences across audio, video, augmented and virtual reality, live performance and more. It is the brainchild of actor, director, producer, and performance artist Andy Serkis and producer Jonathan Cavendish in collaboration with philanthropist and Coventry University Chancellor Margaret Casely Hayford CBE and artistic director Jude Tyrrell.