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Join us at the launch of a special Bicentenary video made to commemorate George Eliot’s 200th Birthday!

Published on Monday, 2nd March 2020

GE Bicentenary Video

On the cusp of International Women’s Day this weekend, we are launching (arguably the Borough's greatest woman) George Eliot’s Bicentenary year video.

2019 saw a year packed with fantastic events throughout the Borough, from theatrical performances, readings and exhibitions to an interactive trail and a special, Eliot Celebration Day as we honoured the Borough’s most beloved literary legend’s 200th birthday.

To document all of the special events which took place over the course of the year, we have put together a special commemorative video which will be screened for the very first time at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery this Saturday, March 7.

We would love to welcome everyone to the video launch, which will air in the Museum meeting room alongside some of the George Eliot collections for visitors to enjoy. The first screening will start at 11am and will be shown on a loop until 12noon with a second screening at 2pm on a loop until 3pm. There will also be free tea and biscuits for all guests!

The 11am screenings will be attended by the Mayor, Cllr June Tandy.

Leader of the Borough Council, Cllr Julie Jackson said:

“I am thrilled that we will be showing a screening of this special Bicentenary video. George Eliot was such a special forward-thinking lady who has influenced so many women around the world, it seems fitting to screen this video on the cusp of International Women’s Day. I hope that people of the Borough come along and enjoy looking back on the fantastic celebrations of 2019.”   

Arts and Leisure portfolio holder, Cllr Ian Lloyd said:

“2019 was a great year of events in celebration of our regional literary legend, George Eliot. This video will be a wonderful memento of those events and a great promotional tool also to publicise the rich cultural heritage of our Borough and entice visitors to learn more about our great local novelist, George Eliot.”