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8 Oct 2012


‘Lady Godiva’, centrepiece of the Godiva Awakes project, will be greeting young visitors to the Imagineering Fair at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 20-21 October.

Godiva and her mechanical horse
Trevor Baylis - TV personality & inventor

This 6-metre high marionette will be a major feature at the Fair, fresh from her recent journey down to the Olympics, powered by 34 cyclists – and there will be an opportunity for people to see Godiva moving, operated by 6 puppeteers!

There will be lots of other fascinating mechanical, electronic and solar challenges too, including Meccano, as well as simulators, robots and much more, for example:
• Jaguar Land Rover, major event sponsor, will be demonstrating its Land Rover 4 x 4 In Schools Technology Challenge and F1 in School-Jaguar Primary School Challenge, with activities for youngsters including navigating remote control model 4 x 4s and making a model race car from card and racing it.
• Caterpillar – where youngsters can get up close to some iconic vehicles.
• Making a model JCB Backhoe Loader.
• Opportunity to see a large scale model of the BLOODHOUND SSC, the rocket-powered supersonic vehicle set to break the World Land Speed Record in 2014.
• Learning about energy systems with National Grid.
• Learning about modern automotive, aerospace and marine engineering.
• Trevor Baylis, the famous inventor of the clockwork radio, will be chatting to visitors of all ages.

Most of the action takes place undercover in the Jaguar Exhibition Hall so is not weather-dependent and there is plenty to occupy youngsters for hours.

Each ticket is valid for *BOTH* days making the event especially attractive for families!

_The Imagineering Fair, supported also by Ricoh Arena, will feature: Aero Engine Controls; BEETEG; Caterpillar; Denford Ltd; Flamefast (UK) Ltd;; GE Aviation; GE Energy; Heritage & Culture Warwickshire; HME Technology Ltd, Imagineer Productions; Imagineering JLR Education Business Partnership Centre; IMarEST; IET; IMechE, Jaguar Land Rover; JCB Excavators Ltd; MAD Museum; MTA; Meccano Fun; Mechatronics International Ltd; MTC; National Grid; RJH Finishing Systems Ltd; Roaming Robots; REME; Scientific Communications; Severn Trent Water; The Smallpeice Trust; Technology Supplies Ltd; University of Warwick_.
*Early Bird Family Tickets (2 adults & 3 Children) priced at £15.00 can be obtained at or T: 0844 338 8000*
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posted by Joy Smith | comments 3 | tagged Press releases


21 Oct 2012

Nicola Rogers said

what a fab day out! thank you! x

8 Oct 2012

Tim said

Looks awesome!

8 Oct 2012

Bob Young. said

Fantastic day out to interest ALL of the family -  youngsters;  dads;  mums and granddads can see what modern engineering and manufacturing is about.  An opportunity to get hands on,  up close and have fun.

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