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Artworks chosen to support culture bid.

FOUR artworks have been chosen to illustrate "what Coventry means to me" in a competition supporting the city's bid to become UK City of Culture 2021.

Mander Hadley Solicitors, which has offices in Coventry and Kenilworth, received more than 80 entries from art, design and photography students at Coventry College, as they vied for the opportunity to have their work prominently displayed outside the firm's city centre offices.

The law firm's directors have now painstakingly whittled the entries down to a final four, which will each take turns to be displayed outside the firm's offices at 1 The Quadrant this month, as Coventry waits to hear whether it will be UK City of Culture 2021.

The finalists are Religious Family by Ashleigh Roach; Cathedral Scenes by George Millerchip; Historic Icons by Billy Clarke; and Godiva by Jasmine Baguley.

Each of the winning entries will be reproduced on signage measuring nearly two metres tall, before being given pride of place outside the firm's offices. The overall winner will be announced in the new year.

Jonathan Hall, managing director at Mander Hadley Solicitors, said: "We were delighted with the standard of the entries we have received from the students and it is clear that Coventry means as much to them as it does to us, as a firm based in the city for more than a century.

"It was a very difficult task to identify just four finalists, given the overall standard, but we are delighted to have been able to select Ashleigh, George, Billy and Jasmine to have their work displayed outside our offices, as we wait to hear whether Coventry will be named as UK City of Culture 2021.

"It is a real privilege to be able to showcase the creative talent of Coventry's young people."

Mander Hadley Solicitors has supported Coventry's bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 since its inception and is a member of the Coventry 2021 Club.

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Ashleigh, Billy, George and Jasmine with Jonathan Hall of Mander Hadley

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
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Date:Nov 16, 2017
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