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BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Two Tone Taxi Tours - Heritage Open Days 2018

06 September 2018 - 09 September 2018 Every day
  • Location: BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Radio, Priory Place, Coventry, CV1 5SQ
  • Time: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Cost: FREE

Get ready to fall in love with Coventry, its stories, its people. This is a cab journey like no other.

2Tone taxi

An hour long interactive tour of the city, created by the people who live it and love it.

When Coventry was shortlisted for UK City of Culture 2021, BBC Coventry and Warwickshire encouraged people to take pride in their city in a very special way. Taking inspiration from the fact Coventry gave the world 2Tone Music and the iconic London Taxi the BBC local radio station and its listeners created the ultimate mash up, the ‘2Tone Taxi’. 

The 2Tone Taxi is a theatre on wheels, offering unique interactive tours of the city, the route and content inspired by listeners’ suggestions. 

The 2Tone Taxi tour is brought to life by a tour guide from  Coventry’s Theatre Absolute, on board the cab passengers are given an all senses tour of the city – seeing the sights through the new glass roof and hearing the sounds from an on board interactive sound system.   

Those who take a ride will hear fascinating archive audio reliving Coventry’s incredible history and the voices of local residents telling powerful stories. The 2Tone Taxi Tour even includes some Coventry style skanking and raving!  

The 2Tone Taxi Tours first hit the streets for a limited run last October but due to popular demand, they are back for summer 2018. This time the 2Tone Taxi is bigger and better than ever. The taxi is the new electric TX taxi from LEVC, being able to seat an extra passenger and even boasts a panoramic roof.  

The external artwork of the taxi stays the same as last year, a colourful collage created by Coventry residents and local artist Ian Cook from PopBangColour – the 2Tone Taxi paint job shows dozens of “Coventry Specials”, the hidden gems and iconic locations Coventry people love and want to share with visitors.    

Opening Times

  • Thursday 6 September: 6 x tours from 12.30pm - 7.45pm (last tour)
  • Friday 7 September: 6 x tours from 12.30pm - 7.45pm (last tour)
  • Saturday 8 September: 6 x tours from 9.30am - 4.30pm (last tour)
  • Sunday 9 September: 6 x tours from 9.30am - 4.30pm (last tour)

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
Call: 024 7653 9219

Access

Tours are not appropriate for under 7's. All children must bring their own booster seat. All tours must be pre-booked via phone line voicemail - please leave name and phone number and you will be phoned back.

Additional Information

Max 4 people per tour/session. 1 hour tour. 

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p059734q

Directions

All tours start and end near Broadgate.

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