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Last Sunday, a group of photography & Instagram enthusiasts from Coventry & Warwickshire braved the rain and took part in special 'instameet' event in an attempt to ‘Record Coventry’. 

The group took off from the Herbert Art Gallery at 2pm and spent the afternoon capturing some of Coventry’s most beloved sites including the Cathedral Ruins, the Canal Basin, Priory Place and even the Coventry Ring Road!

The group was led by Instagram enthusiast, Jamie Harris, organiser of Igerscoventry - a group of people who get together to photograph Coventry. Jamie said, “the instameet went really well, despite the poor weather conditions. The walk started off in the Cathedral quarter, taking in the cathedral ruins and the old streets of Bayley lane and Cuckoo lane, the group then moved down to Priory Place and into Millennium square, although it was raining quite hard at this point it did allow for some great photographs to be taken showing up the reflections on the streets of a rainy Coventry.

The instameet proves that there is plenty to photograph in the city dating from Medieval times, through to the World War and the 1960s regeneration of the centre and up to modern day Coventry with its new buildings and regeneration projects for the future. Indeed we captured only a small amount of what the city has to offer, and we may consider a similar project in the summer.

Judging by the photographs uploaded it seems everyone spent a worthwhile few hours photographing our ever changing city. So a big thanks to everyone who turned up and supported this event”.

The idea behind ‘Recording Coventry’ is for you to take photographs of life in the city, this can be anything from landscapes to events, people and architecture. You can then upload and share the photographs you've taken across social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #RecordingCoventry and we'll repost our favourites.

This exciting project is inspired by our wonderful exhibition, Recording Britain, which portrays a picture of Britain before the ravages of conflict and post-war brutal architecture.

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