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Holyhead Studios - Heritage Open Days 2018

15 September 2018 - 16 September 2018 Every day
  • Location: Coventry Artspace Limited 16 Lower Holyhead Rd, Coventry CV1 3AU
  • Time: 11:00 - 17:00
  • Cost: FREE

Set in the midst of a conservation area adjacent to Spon Street, visitors can enjoy this lively and creative space which was built in 1898.


It has historically served as a Quaker Friend's meeting house, Police social club, youth centre and one-time rehearsal space for the Specials, Selector and other 2-tone bands. Since the early 1990s the building has been an arts facility offering artists' studios, community space hire, workshops, events and specialist ceramic facilities. The building retains a wealth of original features and artefacts which illustrate its varied history and uses.

  •  Artist studios will be open and artists will be present to talk about their work.
  • Children's activities - colouring, collage, heritage trails.
  • Art exhibitions from local artists and community groups.
  • Exhibition of plans and photographs documenting the history of the building.
  • Heritage tours available of the building to include the artist studios, basement used by the Specials and Selector for rehearsals, classroom gallery, and members office and community room (former friends meeting room). Tours will take place on the half hour throughout opening times. No need to pre-book but tours are limited to 8 people per tour. Meet in the main entrance hall. Visitors can wait in the community room till the tour starts.

Opening Times

  • Saturday 15 September: 11am - 5pm
  • Sunday 16 September: 12 noon - 4.30pm

Booking Details

No booking required


There are steep steps to the first floor studios, also a low ceiling to the cellar stairs.

Additional Information

Max 8 people per tour/session. On street parking is available outside the building - charge applicable.


Holyhead studios is conveniently situated for public transport and the nearest bus stops are at Corporation Street/Hill Street served by bus numbers 21,10,6/6A, 5 85, 17 and 12.

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