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Events news

Making travel plans for BBC Music's Biggest Weekend

Published on Friday, 18 May 2018

BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend is getting close so it’s time for ticket-holders to plan their journeys to and from the event site.

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Celebrity chef to cook at festival

Published on Tuesday, 15 May 2018

A celebrity chef known to millions for cooking up delicious recipes on a popular daytime TV show will be the special guest at Coventry’s Food and Drink Festival.

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Google Digital Garage comes to Coventry

Published on Tuesday, 08 May 2018

The Google Digital Garage bus will be pulling into Broadgate next Wednesday (9 May) as part of an alliance with Coventry Libraries and Information Service.

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Godiva Festival announces a new addition to its line up

Published on Thursday, 03 May 2018

Organisers have confirmed that very special guest, Gabrielle, will be joining the Godiva Festival line up this year.

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Learn about science at your local

Published on Thursday, 03 May 2018

The public science festival, Pint of Science, is coming to Coventry for the first time this year, with experts from the Universities of Warwick and Coventry.

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Want to perform at Godiva Festival? Here’s your chance

Published on Monday, 30 April 2018

Godiva Festival’s popular battle-of-the-bands competition, Godiva Calling, returns for 2018, once again promising winning performers the chance to play at this year’s Godiva Festival.

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St George's Day celebrations in Broadgate

Published on Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Join us this St George’s Day as Broadgate in the city centre hosts a FREE celebration of the Patron Saint of England with music, dancing, and animated walkabouts from St George and the dragon!

Masters of the House

Published on Tuesday, 03 April 2018

Don’t miss this musical feast featuring former stars from Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, The Producers and other hit West End musicals, performing in concert.

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SAID THE BIRD - An exhibition of textile work by Anthony Stevens

Published on Wednesday, 21 March 2018

The Pod and its arts collective, Collective//Pod, present new textile work by UK based artist, Anthony Stevens at the CCCA, Fargo Village.

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Take part in the BBC Family Orchestra and Chorus project

Published on Monday, 19 March 2018

Join the BBC Family Concert Orchestra and Coventry Music Education Hub for an exciting Family Orchestra and Chorus project as part of BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend Fringe event.

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Coventry Live and Godiva Festival announcement

Published on Thursday, 15 March 2018

The first artist to play at this year’s Godiva Festival has been revealed.

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'Marathon Man' Haroon is Coventry's latest Good Citizen

Published on Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Haroon Mota – the man best known for running marathons and being fundraising Manager for the Penny Appeal – is the latest person to be presented with a Good Citizen Award by Coventry’s Lord Mayor.

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Get involved in apprenticeship week

Published on Monday, 05 March 2018

It’s the 11th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2018) this week from 5 to 9 March 2018.

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Godiva returns to join Coventry Half Marathon runners

Published on Tuesday, 20 February 2018

A larger-than-life Lady Godiva will return to wave off thousands of runners as they pound the city pavements in this year’s Coventry Half Marathon.

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Jonas Blue to perform at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena

Published on Friday, 09 February 2018

Coventry City Council has confirmed another major pop star will perform at the Ricoh Arena this April as part of its live music programme, Coventry Live.

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Godiva Festival 2018 dates announced!

Published on Thursday, 08 February 2018

Coventry’s much-loved Godiva Festival, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is moving to a new date this summer – because there’s so much going on in the city.

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More acts announced for BBC Music’s ‘The Biggest Weekend’

Published on Wednesday, 07 February 2018

More acts have been added to the line-up for BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend taking place in Coventry across the late May Bank Holiday.

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Gabrielle set to join Ronan Keating at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena

Published on Friday, 02 February 2018

Singer Gabrielle will join Ronan Keating at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena as part of the Coventry Live programme on Friday 30 March.

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BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend is coming to Coventry

Published on Tuesday, 30 January 2018

The Biggest Weekend is coming to the War Memorial Park in Coventry over the late May Bank Holiday.

Holocaust Memorial Day remembered in Coventry 26 January

Published on Monday, 22 January 2018

This Friday 26 January, Coventry is joining communities across the UK to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2018.

Motofest Coventry returns

Motofest Coventry returns

Published on Friday, 12 January 2018

Motofest Coventry is back and staging time trialling at this year's event, giving the go-ahead for the return of competitive motorsport to a UK city centre for the first time in almost 30 years.

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Photography exhibition to show horrors of slave trade

Published on Thursday, 11 January 2018

A photographic exhibition called 'Invisible People' will be visiting Coventry as part of the National Crime Agency’s Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking campaign.

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Pop legend to rock the Ricoh

Published on Friday, 22 December 2017

Irish recording artist, singer and musician Ronan Keating will be playing live in Coventry on Friday 30 March, it has been announced today.

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Good news for city as Birmingham named Commonwealth Games host

Published on Thursday, 21 December 2017

Birmingham was today named host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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Community business award for city ambassadors

Published on Wednesday, 29 November 2017

EnV and Coventry Ambassadors are celebrating five years of volunteering after their latest award win.

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Christmas craft weekend

Published on Wednesday, 29 November 2017

A weekend of festive fun will be held at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry, starting Friday 8 December from 7.30pm.

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Thousands watch lights switch-on

Published on Thursday, 23 November 2017

Thousands of people joined in the Christmas festivities at the city’s big switch-on in Broadgate last night.

City centre falls silent to mark Armistice Day 2017

Published on Friday, 10 November 2017

Saturday 11 November, sees the West Orchards Shopping Centre fall silent as 4000 poppy petals are dropped in memory of the country’s war heroes.

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Win your Christmas wish list in the city centre’s festive giveaway

Published on Wednesday, 08 November 2017

Christmas shoppers have the chance of winning a share of £4,000 as part of a massive city centre festive giveaway.

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Rockin' for charity!

Published on Tuesday, 07 November 2017

A stellar cast of Coventry musicians are coming together in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal.

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Remembrance Sunday Service to take place at War Memorial Park

Published on Monday, 06 November 2017

The yearly remembrance service will be held on Remembrance Sunday (12 November) at the War Memorial Park.

Coventry Half Marathon 2018

Published on Thursday, 02 November 2017

Coventry’s Half Marathon will return to the city’s streets on Sunday 18 March, 2018 it has been announced today.

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Coventry Peace Festival 2017

Published on Wednesday, 25 October 2017

The annual Coventry Peace Festival takes place in November to help the city celebrate Coventry's unique role as a City of Peace, Reconciliation and Equality from 1 to 14 November.

Scratch the surface 2017

Psychiatric ward inspires art

Published on Thursday, 05 October 2017

British Contemporary Artist Claire Margaret is to share the inspiration behind her new, exciting exhibition as part of Coventry’s Scratch the Surface - DIALOGUE, mental health arts festival.

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Art on buses to feature as part of mental health festival

Published on Wednesday, 04 October 2017

Live drawing sessions on buses by artist and mental health advocate, Liz Atkin, will form part of a two week festival in Coventry.

Rockin' the Library

Published on Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Mercury-nominated band The Big Moon were the latest act to rock the Central Library this weekend as part of the ‘Get It Loud in Libraries’ project.

Coventry citizens are being invited to come together and talk at OneCov 2017

Published on Thursday, 14 September 2017

Coventry citizens are being invited to come together and talk at OneCov 2017

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Real buzz around new concert

Published on Thursday, 14 September 2017

A unique concert will be creating a buzz in Coventry to celebrate World Mental Health Day.

Open doors again on Coventry’s rich heritage

Published on Friday, 01 September 2017

Once again Coventry joins in the Europe wide Heritage Open Days to celebrate our rich heritage.

Chance to cycle city centre streets

Published on Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Cyclists of all ages and abilities will ride Coventry city centre streets on 17 September when HSBC UK City Ride takes place.

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Scratch the Surface - DIALOGUE 2017: A Mental Health Arts Festival – ‘celebrating the provocative and vanguard’

Published on Thursday, 17 August 2017

From 30 September to 10 October, Collective//Pod presents 'Scratch the Surface - DIALOGUE 2017".

Acoustica play in Allesley Hall rear garden this Sunday 20 August

Published on Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Bands in the Park 2017 returns to Allesley Hall rear garden this Sunday 20 August with the “new to Bands in the Parks” performers Acoustica performing classic tracks in an unplugged style.

Broadgate hosts the Farmers’ Market this Friday 18 August.

Published on Wednesday, 16 August 2017

The Farmers’ Market returns to Broadgate in Coventry city centre this Friday 18 August and is always popular with shoppers and visitors that are hoping to experience the very best fresh local produce.

The Big Moon to play live at Central Library

Published on Wednesday, 16 August 2017

London’s all girl indie band, The Big Moon, will be playing at Central Library this September as part of the Get It Loud in Libraries project.

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Sports in city centre attract hundreds to take part

Published on Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Coventry’s Sports Week has been a major success once again this year as hundreds of people stopped by to take part in the activities.

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Coventry is set for a summer of sport

Published on Tuesday, 01 August 2017

Coventry city centre will be transformed this summer as it splits into three activity zones for a week of ‘come and try’ sport and physical activities and events as part of Coventry Sports Week 2017.

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Get ready for Coventry Life Festival

Published on Monday, 31 July 2017

The first ever festival to celebrate Coventry’s older residents is to take place – featuring exercise classes, dance workshops and expert talks and discussions.

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Godiva named best festival in the West Midlands

Published on Wednesday, 05 July 2017

Coventry’s Godiva Festival has won another top award – just days before thousands are set to flock to the War Memorial Park for three days of big-name music and entertainment.

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Kids raise thousands for Dol-y-Moch during Coventry Half Marathon

Published on Thursday, 29 June 2017

£7300 has been raised by school children who ran the Dol-y-Moch Mile as part of this year’s Coventry Half Marathon.

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Circus spectacular set for Godiva Festival

Published on Thursday, 22 June 2017

Coventry’s Godiva Festival is set for a Sunday circus spectacular, thanks to the team behind the bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021.

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Leading ska and comedy acts named as Godiva Festival reveals the rest of its 2017 line up

Published on Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Godiva Festival can now reveal the rest of its 2017 line up.

Bands in the Park 2017 special event to celebrate International Music Day

Published on Monday, 19 June 2017

This Wednesday, 21 June, sees an extra Bands in the Park 2017 event taking place in the War Memorial Park to celebrate International Music Day.

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Broadgate hosts the Farmers’ Market this Friday 16 June.

Published on Thursday, 15 June 2017

The Farmers’ Market returns to Broadgate in Coventry city centre this Friday 16 June and is always popular with shoppers and visitors.

Uni backs Godiva Festival

Published on Tuesday, 13 June 2017

It’s just over three weeks to the Godiva Festival, and this year Coventry University is proud to be sponsoring the three day family event.

Bands in the Park 2017

Published on Wednesday, 31 May 2017

The Bands in the Park 2017 series of events starts on 11 June with the City of Coventry Brass performing near to the Visitor Centre in the War Memorial Park at 2pm.

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HMS Coventry remembrance service

Published on Thursday, 25 May 2017

The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Cllr Tony Skipper was joined with members of the public to attend a remembrance service at Holy Trinity Church today.

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Coventry Godiva Festival confirms more of its line up

Published on Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Coventry Godiva Festival has announced more of its 2017 line up.

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Godiva Festival releases urban Rhythm Tent line up

Published on Thursday, 18 May 2017

Godiva Festival is pleased to confirm its rap/grime Saturday Rhythm Tent line up for 2017.

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Rock the Ruins Fundraiser

Published on Friday, 28 April 2017

The Rock the Ruins charity concert planned for this Friday (26 May) has now been put back to a new date in July.

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More names added to Godiva Festival’s Main Stage line up

Published on Thursday, 27 April 2017

Four more acts have been added to the Godiva Festival Main Stage line up for 2017.

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Panjabi MC takes to the stage at Godiva Festival

Published on Friday, 21 April 2017

Godiva Festival is pleased to confirm that it will be hosting the worldwide Bhangra sensation, Panjabi MC, in its Saturday Rhythm Tent (8 July).

Cast and Alabama 3 Acoustic join the Godiva Festival line up

Published on Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Liverpudlian rockers Cast and Brixton-born band Alabama 3 Acoustic have joined the Godiva Festival line up for 2017.

St George's Day

City to celebrate St George's Day with host of city centre events

Published on Tuesday, 18 April 2017

On this St George’s Day, 23 April, Broadgate in the city centre hosts a FREE celebration of the Patron Saint of England with music, dancing, story-telling, animated walkabouts and Punch & Judy shows.

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Godiva Festival is back!

Published on Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Coventry City Council has confirmed that the UK’s biggest free family music festival will go ahead this year at the War Memorial Park on 7-9 July.

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Community takes to the stage at Coventry Godiva Festival

Published on Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Coventry Godiva Festival has announced the line-up for its Radio Plus Community Stage.

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