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Watch Day 2012: Coventry’s faces


Stained glass workshop

Coventry participated in the first World Monuments Watch Day on Saturday 8th September 2012 with a children’s stained glass workshop and treasure trail. Watch Day is a component of WMF’s biennial World Monuments Watch programme, encouraging local engagement with these sites and raising global awareness of their vital importance both to the communities in which they are located and to our It was John Thornton’s medieval stained glass that provided the inspiration for Coventry’s Watch Day activities.



Twenty first century Coventry


Children were asked to draw a portrait of themselves, a member of their family or a friend and these were then placed on a replica window. A colourful representation of the 21st century emerged as children and adults alike absorbed themselves in the activity.

Coventry was among around 30 sites across five continents partaking in Watch Day.