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Fashion Department use their skills to help others

Coventry University Fashion students have been hard at work, but not just for the course. Since October, students from all three years have been working on a project for a local charity, Coventry Cyrenians.

The project in hand was to transform counterfeit labelled clothes into a new brand to be sold at a shop, Refreshed Fashion, which is run by the charity. Normally, counterfeit goods in the UK are destroyed in order to protect the brands. However, in this instance the University managed to get their hands on some.

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Culturae Mundi is Celebrating Diwali!

In association with CU’s Hindu society and the Bollywood Society, Culturae Mundi will be celebrating Diwali next week.

Diwali, commonly known as the festival of lights, carries great spiritual significance for Hindus, Jains, Buddhists and Sikhs all over the world. It is usually observed for five days; we will be having a packed evening commemorating Diwali on Monday the 12th.

It promises to be a superb event with a great array of Bollywood music and dancing, candle lighting and fire lanterns. You can also expect a stand for artistic henna application and as well as some prayer. We will be topping it off with a great meal as well.

It’s a night not to miss, right here on campus at Square One. Do join us for a wonderful evening starting at 6pm at Square One, Monday the 12th. We’ll see you there!

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The Changing Face of Coventry

Since the 1950s Coventry has been developing parts of the city. It began with the re-building of the centre including the Cathedral after the Blitz. The redevelopment and regeneration is continuing still, sixty years on. The latest plans, City Centre South, are for a £300 million regeneration project in which a large part of the city centre is to be redeveloped.

In February, plans for the new development were being submitted for planning permission with a decision to be made by Autumn 2012. This regeneration attempt would include; Bull Yard, Shelton Square, City Arcade, Barracks car park and Hertford Street. The regeneration would also focus on the market area. Andy Mclain, a sweet stall owner in Coventry Market thinks it’s possible the regeneration will improve Coventry and: “Hopefully it will make it (Coventry Market) busier, attract more people from Birmingham and other places like that.”

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RIBA Award for The Hub

The Hub,one of the student’s favourite buildings on campus, won a prestigious award from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) at the annual regional awards ceremony nearly two weeks ago.

The multifunctional building situated at the heart of the campus evoked positive comments from the judges on the event, who recognised it as the “well-deserved winner of a regional award”.

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Coventry Car Day

Coventry is known for its automotive heritage and to this day the automotive industry is still thriving in Coventry through the spectacular Automotive design course at Coventry University as well as the well known car manufacturer , Jaguar-Land Rover being situated just down the road and the fantastic Transport Museum in Coventry. With that said, it seems obvious that the best thing to do is celebrate this automotive history and what better way is there to do that than with a lot of beautiful cars spread around for people to see.

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Breakfast Show In Coventry – Brody Swain

According to the boring definition, he is a radio presenter at Touch FM. But for his fans he is the voice that wakes them up every morning at 6 am and charges them with positive energy for the day.  The third time guest at Coventry Conversations Brody Swain talks about his passion for the Sky Blue city and radio as a way of life.

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