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Free writing workshops

Take part in free writing workshops

Published on Thursday, 25 April 2019

Coventry City of Culture Trust are on the hunt for new voices and stories from across the city. What's your story?


Levellers set to headline Friday night Main Stage at Godiva Festival

Published on Thursday, 18 April 2019

Godiva Festival organisers have announced that Levellers will be bringing their brand of folk rock to its Main Stage this year, with a headliner set on the Friday night.

St George's Day 2019

St George returns to Coventry city centre

Published on Thursday, 18 April 2019

Celebrate St George’s Day in Coventry city centre with a FREE event including music, dancing, Punch and Judy and of course, the man himself with the dragon.

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Godiva Festival’s Sunday headliner announced

Published on Monday, 08 April 2019

As excitement builds for the summer, Godiva Festival organisers have confirmed that Busted will perform as headliners on Sunday 7 July.

Godiva Calling

Win the chance to perform at Godiva Festival

Published on Wednesday, 03 April 2019

Godiva Festival’s battle of the bands-style competition is back and offering local musicians the chance to perform on one of Godiva Festival’s stages.

The Coventry Half Marathon - all you need to know

Published on Thursday, 21 March 2019

This Sunday, more than 4,000 runners will take to the streets of Coventry for the GoRun 5k Fun Run and Coventry Half Marathon.

Vaisakhi 2019

Sikh celebration for the city

Published on Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Sikhs will celebrate a double milestone in 2019, with the annual Nagar Kirtan procession in April and then later in the year, the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism’s founder Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

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Save the dates – Godiva Festival confirmed!

Published on Tuesday, 19 March 2019

The Godiva Festival is to return to its traditional July calendar slot this year.

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We are European City of Sport

Published on Friday, 11 January 2019

Coventry’s reign as a European City of Sport is officially underway.

Christmas lights 2018

Big switch on marks the start of the festive fun!

Published on Monday, 26 November 2018

Thousands packed into Broadgate and the city centre to enjoy a fantastic Christmas lights switch on last week which has officially started the festive season in Coventry.

Communities defeat terrorism

Be vigilant in the run up to Christmas

Published on Wednesday, 21 November 2018

A national campaign has been launched and is backed by West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit, reminding people to be alert and help keep events and crowded places safe by reporting anything suspicious.

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Early Christmas present for Coventry city centre

Published on Monday, 19 November 2018

In the lead up to the city’s big Christmas lights switch on, free public WiFi is now available to city centre visitors and businesses.

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A night of entertainment will launch Christmas in Coventry

Published on Friday, 16 November 2018

Talented performers will help officially start the festivities in Coventry when they take to the stage for an evening of entertainment.

City centre falls silent to mark Armistice Day 2018

Published on Tuesday, 06 November 2018

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

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday Service at War Memorial Park

Published on Monday, 05 November 2018

Members of the public are invited to attend the annual Remembrance Sunday service at the city’s War Memorial Park.

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Coventry Peace Festival 2018: 1 to 14 November

Published on Tuesday, 30 October 2018

The message of peace is a particularly poignant one this year, as we mark 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.

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Join in the conversation at The Shop Front Theatre

Published on Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Theatre Absolute present Sphere, the final commission of Are We Where We Are?

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Coventry Half Marathon expands to weekend-long Festival of Running

Published on Tuesday, 09 October 2018

Organisers of the Coventry Half Marathon are opening entries for an expanded Festival of Running for the 2019 event.

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X-Factor champions to officially launch Christmas in Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 03 October 2018

The reigning champions of a television talent show will officially launch the festive season in Coventry.

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City welcomes Peace Runners

Published on Friday, 14 September 2018

The world’s longest relay run which promotes global peace was welcomed to Coventry at the internationally-recognised peace forum being held in the city.


Are you ready to Imagine, Make, and be Inspired?

Published on Thursday, 13 September 2018

The fifth edition of the Festival of Imagineers, Coventry’s annual festival which celebrates art, design and engineering returns in just under one week’s time and runs from 17 – 22 September.


City hosts global peace forum

Published on Thursday, 13 September 2018

Coventry’s world-leading reputation as a centre for reconciliation and for promoting sustainable peace was strengthened this week as the city hosted an internationally-recognised peace forum.

Great success for Godiva

Godiva Festival attracts over 115,000 visitors over the weekend

Published on Monday, 03 September 2018

Godiva Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary in style, with thousands of people entering the festival site across the weekend to enjoy the activities.

Godiva Festival Paradise Tent lineup confirmed

Published on Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Godiva Festival has confirmed a day of community activities thanks to programming from the Coventry Music Hub and Birmingham Conservatoire.

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It’s not all about the music – Godiva Festival announces family activities across the weekend

Published on Friday, 17 August 2018

There’s plenty more to look forward to at Godiva Festival if you aren’t into your music, as it has a range of activities dedicated to fun the whole family can get involved in.

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Godiva Festival Saturday Rhythm Tent line-up revealed

Published on Thursday, 16 August 2018

Godiva Festival organisers have confirmed the line up for Saturday’s Rhythm Tent.


50th Coventry Donkey Derby

Published on Thursday, 16 August 2018

Have you a memory to share of your first time at a Coventry Donkey Derby & Charities Fair?

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Godiva Festival confirms Cradle of Filth to headline Rock Tent

Published on Thursday, 02 August 2018

Godiva Festival organisers have confirmed the notorious extreme metal band, Cradle of Filth, will headline its Rock Tent on Friday 31 August.

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Four popular local artists return to the Godiva Festival bill as part of 20th anniversary celebrations!

Published on Thursday, 02 August 2018

Four local artists are set to take to the stage at Godiva Festival this year, in recognition of their appearances over the 20 years of the annual event.


Traffic free cycle ride returns to Coventry

Published on Thursday, 26 July 2018

HSBC UK’s Let’s Ride returns to Coventry in just over a week’s time, on Sunday 5 August.

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Editors confirmed as headline artist for Saturday Main Stage at Godiva Festival

Published on Tuesday, 24 July 2018

As the excitement mounts towards Godiva’s 20th anniversary, Editors have been confirmed as the headline artists of the Saturday night Main Stage.

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Godiva Festival announces important changes ahead of its 20th anniversary

Published on Thursday, 19 July 2018

Godiva Festival has confirmed that its 20th anniversary celebration will bring something new to the table this year, with changes to the site layout and festival offer set to be in place.

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Coventry Half Marathon set for March return

Published on Thursday, 12 July 2018

Organisers of the Coventry Half Marathon have announced the date for the 2019 event.

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Toy exhibition launched in Coventry

Published on Thursday, 05 July 2018

Coventry is set for a summer of Play after a new exhibition was launched in the city – and it is already proving popular.

Hawk aircraft

City set to celebrate the RAF

Published on Monday, 02 July 2018

A spectacular flypast by a Dakota and a Hawk aircraft are among the stunning highlights of a celebration to mark Coventry and Warwickshire’s long association with the Royal Air Force this weekend.

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Friday night headliner and two more artists join Godiva Festival line up!

Published on Monday, 02 July 2018

Festival organisers have confirmed that Jake Bugg will be performing as Godiva Festival’s Friday night headliner this year.

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Return of the Food Festival

Published on Thursday, 21 June 2018

Flavours from around the world will fill Coventry when a celebration of all things foodie returns to the city centre this weekend.

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Four new artists join the Godiva Festival lineup

Published on Thursday, 14 June 2018

Coventry’s Godiva Festival has confirmed four new artists for its 2018 lineup; Jonas Blue, Professor Green, Blood Red Shoes and Little Comets.

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.

Pint of science

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!

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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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