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Bin collections update

Our bin crews are out and collecting scheduled Friday collections as well as catching up on missed collections from this week.

Events news

EnV Volunteers

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.

Scratch the surface 2017

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

Poster bees

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.

Sports Week

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.

Sports Week

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.

Coventry Life

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.

Wm awards

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.

Doly Moch Mile

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.

Cirque Bijou

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.

The Dene River Jazzmen perform at Allesley Hall as part of the Bands in the Park 2017

Published on Thursday, 22 June 2017

Week three of Coventry City Council's summer Bands in the Park sees the Dene River Jazzmen playing in the rear garden of Allesley Hall on Sunday 25 June and is FREE to attend.

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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.

Bands in the Park

Sunday 18 June has the Bedworth Concert Band playing in Holbrooks Park

Published on Thursday, 15 June 2017

Bring the family and enjoy great music in the sunshine in these lovely surroundings.

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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.

Rock the Ruins

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.

Carl Barat and The Jackals

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.

Farmers' market

Broadgate hosts the Farmers’ Market this Friday 21 April

Published on Wednesday, 19 April 2017

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

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 confirm Rock Tent headliner

Published on Thursday, 13 April 2017

Godiva Festival has confirmed that British rockers Mallory Knox will headline its Friday night Rock Tent.

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Godiva Festival confirms Saturday Main Stage headliner

Published on Wednesday, 22 March 2017

After much speculation, Godiva Festival has revealed its Saturday Main Stage headliner as Example & DJ Wire.

Half Marathon

Thousands take to the city’s streets for the Coventry Half Marathon and Dol-y-Moch Mile

Published on Monday, 20 March 2017

Coventry once again played host to the annual Half Marathon and Dol-y-Moch Mile today as over 4,000 people took to the city’s streets to take part in the event.

Godiva Calling

Godiva Calling for local talent

Published on Thursday, 16 March 2017

Godiva Festival organisers are once again bringing Godiva Calling back, the popular battle of the bands competition which gives local talent the chance to play at the Godiva Festival in July.

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Farmers’ Market in Broadgate this Friday 17 March.

Published on Tuesday, 14 March 2017

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

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Volunteers showing support for this year’s Coventry Half Marathon

Published on Wednesday, 08 March 2017

Around 200 people will be volunteering their time as Coventry Half Marathon returns on Sunday 19 March.

Tom Clarke

Tom Clarke to acoustically celebrate 10th anniversary of We’ll Live and Die in These Towns at Godiva Festival

Published on Tuesday, 07 March 2017

Coventry Godiva Festival is pleased to announce that Tom Clarke, former member of indie-rockers The Enemy, will headline Saturday’s Rhythm Tent at Godiva Festival.

Tony Hadley

StepBack tickets go on general sale

Published on Wednesday, 01 March 2017

Tickets for a hotly anticipated revival gig featuring leading stars of 80s music go on general sale on Wednesday, March 1 at 10am.

Coventry celebrates World Book Day

Published on Monday, 27 February 2017

The biggest book show on Earth comes to Coventry this Tuesday (28 February) as part of the city’s World Book Day celebrations.

Dave Thomas runner

Is this the oldest Coventry Half Marathon runner?

Published on Tuesday, 21 February 2017

79 year old Dave Thomas is quite possibly the oldest person to be signed up to this year’s Coventry Half Marathon.

The Stranglers

Friday night headliner confirmed for Godiva Festival 2017

Published on Monday, 20 February 2017

Coventry Godiva Festival has confirmed that the legendary rock band The Stranglers will take Friday night’s headline slot for this year’s festival.

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Farmers’ Market in Broadgate this Friday 17 February

Published on Tuesday, 14 February 2017

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

The Darkness

Coventry Godiva Festival announces Sunday headliner

Published on Wednesday, 08 February 2017

Coventry Godiva Festival has confirmed that British rock band, The Darkness, will be taking its Sunday headline slot on 9 July.

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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.

Holocaust Memorial Day

A day of remembrance in Coventry

Published on Monday, 30 January 2017

Coventry held two poignant and thought-provoking events with the Lidice Place Rededication Ceremony in Lidice Place and the Holocaust Memorial Day 2017 event on Friday (27 January).

Coventry remembers Holocaust Memorial Day 27 January

Published on Monday, 23 January 2017

This Friday (27 January), Coventry is joining communities across the UK to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2017.

Dol Y Moch Mile

Coventry children invited to run a mile for Dol-y-Moch

Published on Wednesday, 18 January 2017

School children are being invited to support the Coventry Half Marathon and Plas Dol-y-Moch by running one mile of the main event circuit on Sunday 19 March.

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The first Farmers' Market of 2017 in Broadgate this Friday

Published on Monday, 16 January 2017

Banish those January blues with fresh produce from the Farmers’ Market which takes place in Broadgate on the third Friday of each month.

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Singing out against hate crimes

Published on Tuesday, 11 October 2016

The Belgrade Theatre has teamed up with performer Christine ‘Sugary’ Staple to present Diversity Rocks on the Belgrade’s main stage this Saturday.

Central Library to celebrate Older People’s Day

Published on Thursday, 22 September 2016

Coventry’s Central Library will be hosting a day of activities and treats on Friday 30 September to celebrate Older People’s Day 2016.

Festival of Imagineers returns to Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 07 September 2016

The Festival of Imagineers returns for its third year with a week long programme of interactive exhibitions, workshops and activities from Monday 26 September – 1 October.

I Am Team GB

I am Team GB

Published on Friday, 19 August 2016

Coventry is set to bask in Team GB’s Olympic glory at an event next week.

The Farmer’s Market returns this Friday 19 August

Published on Tuesday, 16 August 2016

The monthly Farmers Market is back in Broadgate this Friday 19 August with the usual fresh local produce and takeaway.

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Coventry’s great Summer of Sport starts next week!

Published on Friday, 05 August 2016

Coventry city centre will see an influx of sporting activities next week as Coventry Sports Week and Coventry’s GB Fanzone kick off the Summer of Sport programme.

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The beach returns to Coventry city centre

Published on Wednesday, 03 August 2016

Coventry’s popular “beach” will return to Shelton Square again this year for a week of seaside fun!

Pokemon Go

Coventry's going Pokémon Go crazy!

Published on Friday, 29 July 2016

Broadgate is full of Pokémon Go players!

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Food and Drink Festival returns to Coventry

Published on Monday, 25 July 2016

Broadgate will be playing host to an International Food and Drink Festival next week with stalls offering a variety of food and drink from around the world.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan excited to return to Coventry

Published on Friday, 15 July 2016

A global Bollywood music star says he can’t wait to perform when he returns to the Midlands next month – with the launch of a new show format no audience has ever seen before.

Council Deputy Leader voices his support for Coventry Godiva Festival

Published on Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Councillor Abdul Khan, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member responsible for Events, expressed his support for Coventry Godiva Festival at today’s meeting of the Full Council.

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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.

Armed Forces Day

Coventry to hold Service and Parade for Armed Forces Day

Published on Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Armed Forces Day takes place on Saturday 25 June and is a day for the city to show its support for the Armed Forces Community.

Neck Deep

Neck Deep to headline as Coventry Godiva Festival unveils its Rock Tent line up

Published on Tuesday, 07 June 2016

Coventry Godiva Festival has announced its Rock Tent line up for 2016.

Cllr Jim O'Boyle with Deputy Director of Tunisian Tourism, Mounira Ben Cherifa (far right), Ridha Essalah, Continental market events (right) and traders

Taste of the bazaar in Coventry

Published on Thursday, 26 May 2016

Coventry shoppers can be transported to a north African bazaar or Peruvian market if they visit Bull Yard over the next week.

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Taste of the bazaar comes to Coventry

Published on Thursday, 19 May 2016

Coventry shoppers will be transported around the world when the first International Craft Fair comes to Bull Yard next week.

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More bands added to the Coventry Godiva Festival 2016 line up

Published on Thursday, 28 April 2016

Thirteen new bands have been added to the Coventry Godiva Festival 2016 weekend line up, which almost completes the musical line up for the festival.

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Coventry's summer of music

Published on Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Coventry’s summer of music is being celebrated and promoted with a new campaign across the city streets.

Three acts named for MTV Crashes Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 13 April 2016

MTV UK today announced The Chainsmokers, Pete Tong and Wilkinson as the first acts confirmed for Club MTV, Day Two of MTV Crashes Coventry.

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Scouting for Girls take Sunday night headline slot at Godiva Festival

Published on Wednesday, 06 April 2016

Godiva Festival organisers have announced that Scouting for Girls will take the headline slot on Sunday evening (3 July) completing the Festival’s headline line-up for 2016.

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The Boomtown Rats to headline Friday night at Godiva Festival 2016

Published on Tuesday, 08 March 2016

Coventry City Council has announced that The Boomtown Rats will take the headline slot on Friday night at this year’s Godiva Festival, supported by Space.

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The Charlatans set to headline Coventry Godiva Festival 2016!

Published on Thursday, 25 February 2016

Music legends The Charlatans have been confirmed as the headline act for Saturday’s main stage at Coventry Godiva Festival 2016, supported by Mystery Jets.

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It’s official - Coventry Godiva Festival confirmed for 2016!

Published on Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Coventry City Council has confirmed that the UK’s biggest free family music festival will once again return to the War Memorial Park from 1-3 July.

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