The Coventry Elephantastic  


Together, at a Community Big Draw event as part of the Earlsdon Festival, around 200 people drew their own re-inventions of the elephant - to make the Coventry Elephantastic.

A new animal symbol for Coventry. You can see a time-lapse here.


Neuroscientists from the University of Warwick joined the event, linking their research on memory to the notion that elephants never forget. They brought images of elephant brains, microscopes and models of the human brain to Earlsdon library and were kept busy all day answering questions.

Funded by the University of Warwick




Mary Courtney, Coventry, UK

Coventry UK City of Culture 2021

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Poetry and Art Awards

National Poetry Competition, commended winner.

The largest poetry competition in the UK

The International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine.

Twice commended.

One of the largest value awards for a poem in the world


Cambridge University Poetry Prize. Awarded Second

Coventry Drawing Prize. Twice selected

Visitors' Choice Award at the Spon Spun Festival, Coventry

Co-Founder of Sitting Rooms of Culture