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Coventry City legend Steve Ogrizovic urges City fans to visit Behind Closed Doors at Warwick Arts Centre

9 October 2014

The audio experience explores another side to Coventry City's 1987 FA Cup win and is open until Sunday, October 19th...

Coventry City legend Steve Ogrizovic has urged City fans to visit the Behind Closed Doors installation at Warwick Arts Centre.

The audio experience reveals another side to Coventry City's 1987 FA Cup win and for one person at a time, you experience field recordings, memories and how 'Oggy' recollects the FA Cup story.

Behind Closed Doors, by Lisa Heledd Jones, is open at the Warwick Arts Centre until Sunday, October 19th and Ogrizovic praised the experience.

Ogrizovic said: "It was a project I was really interested in being part of and to see it come together has been great.

"It was special to hear all the sounds and memories from the day. It is presented in a great way and Lisa has created an incredible piece of art.

"I was definitely urge all City fans to go down and experience Behind Closed Doors as if you were around on the day, it is a great trip down memory lane. But, even if you weren't born then or too young to remember, it really brings the special day to life."

The installation lasts for 25 minutes and artist Lisa Heledd Jones says that working on the project has transformed her into a Coventry City fan.

Lisa commented: "When I was asked by Warwick Arts Centre to make something about sound, the first thing I thought about was Coventry City Football Club and the 1987 FA Cup final.

"My friend Paul Ward, who unfortunately passed away in 2008, was a massive fan, and was obsessed with that game. He had it on video and used to make us watch it all the time, always going on about the "Houchen header".

"I asked if I could record someone from the club that had been around since the FA Cup win days, and amazingly, they let me chat to Oggy - an absolute hero of Paul's.

"Oggy was just brilliant. It gave me goose bumps when Oggy talked about feeling loyal to Coventry and what the club means to him.

"I've really enjoyed working on this project and I hope as many as possible go and experience Behind Closed Doors. I'm definitely a Coventry City fans for life now!" 

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