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Coventry City of Culture

Coventry makes UK City of Culture 2021 shortlist

Published on Friday, 14 July 2017

Coventry has made the UK City of Culture 2021 shortlist and is now in a five-way race to win the title.

Wasps Netball at the Ricoh

Ricoh Arena named as netball showcase for Commonwealth Games bid

Published on Friday, 14 July 2017

Birmingham 2022 today announced that Coventry’s Ericsson Indoor Arena will host netball as part of its Commonwealth Games bid proposal.

City of Culture Bid send-off

Culture Bid gets a good send-off

Published on Thursday, 27 April 2017

It’s over 30 pages long, contains over 20,000 words and has been in the planning for more than a year and a half – Coventry’s initial bid document to be UK City of Culture 2021 is complete.

Cov Culture

Coventry launches the new 10 year cultural strategy for the city

Published on Monday, 20 March 2017

Coventry is a dynamic place of invention, cultural diversity and youthful ambition and is proud to be a leading city of culture in modern Britain. 

Birmingham airport and city of culture

Birmingham Airport backs Coventry's City of Culture bid

Published on Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Coventry’s bid to become UK City of Culture is set for international take off thanks to its latest backing.

Celebrate the Queen's birthday at Charterhouse

Published on Thursday, 09 June 2016

People are being invited to celebrate the Queen's birthday with a picnic at the Charterhouse in London Road.

Edgwick Park clean up and Big Lunch

Published on Thursday, 09 June 2016

Foleshill residents are being invited to a Big Lunch and community clean up at a city park.

Partnership for Coventry conference

Published on Wednesday, 08 June 2016

On Thursday 16 June, the Partnership for Coventry will be hosting a conference to encourage input on a cultural strategy for Coventry.

Cllr Kamran Caan with Coventry Ambassadors and former Olympian

Summer Samba set to hit the streets of Coventry as Team GB FanZone announced

Published on Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Rio de Janeiro may be some 6,000 miles away, but supporters of Team GB are set to be taken closer to the action at this summer’s Olympic Games as Coventry is confirmed as an Official Team GB FanZone.

Ricoh Arena.

Statement on Judicial Review appeal

Published on Friday, 13 May 2016

Judges hearing SISU's appeal on the Ricoh Arena verdict have supported Judge Hickinbottom’s original ruling and dismissed the appeal outright.

Rugby league at the Ricoh

Ricoh to host rugby league internationals

Published on Friday, 22 April 2016

Two mouth-watering Rugby League Four Nations internationals will be staged at the Ricoh Arena later this year.

Looking to hold a street party for the Queen’s birthday?

Published on Thursday, 21 April 2016

Coventry residents wanting to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday over the weekend of 11 and 12 June are being given a big helping hand by the Council.

MTV Crashes Coventry

Sigala and Fleur East confirmed for MTV Crashes Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 30 March 2016

MTV UK have today announced that Sigala and Fleur East will join Chase & Status, Kaiser Chiefs and Tom Odell on Day One of MTV Crashes Coventry.

Kaiser Chiefs join MTV Crashes line-up

Big names added to MTV Coventry concert

Published on Wednesday, 23 March 2016

The Kaiser Chiefs and Tom Odell have joined the MTV Crashes Coventry line-up.

Potential new 50m pool for Coventry

Published on Friday, 18 March 2016

Coventry City Council has welcomed the announcement that confirms the future of the Alan Higgs Centre – and could pave the way for a new 50m swimming pool for the city.

Coventry libraries celebrate World Book Day

Published on Tuesday, 01 March 2016

Coventry libraries will be celebrating children’s books and reading for World Book Day on Thursday (3 March).

Follow the Council on Instagram

Are you following the Council on Instagram?

Published on Monday, 08 February 2016

The Council’s Instagram page now has 250 followers.

Good citizen winners

Good Citizen Award for carers

Published on Tuesday, 02 February 2016

Amanda Atkins and Kris Townshend have been presented with the Coventry Good Citizen Award for going above and beyond when it came to their high standard of support to an end of life patient.

Coventry half marathon

Time running out to enter the Decathlon Coventry Half Marathon

Published on Thursday, 21 January 2016

GO2, organisers of Decathlon Coventry’s Half Marathon are reminding runners that they only have a matter of weeks until the event on Sunday 28 February and the final spaces are selling out fast.

Don't Stand By, HMD event - 27 January 2016

Coventry commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Coventry will join communities across the UK next week to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.

Wasps Mascots

Youngsters fly the flag

Published on Thursday, 03 December 2015

Youngsters from a local primary school are set to fly the flag for Coventry after they were chosen to be official flag bearers at Saturday’s Wasps match at the Ricoh Arena.

Blitz Survivors' Tea Dance

Coventry marks 75 years since the Blitz in an emotional weekend

Published on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Coventry saw a weekend of moving events as it marked 75 years since the Coventry Blitz and also remembered those who lost their lives in the tragic events in Paris.

Swanswell park

Councillors and local school pupils welcome revitalised Swanswell Park

Published on Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Pupils from Sidney Stringer Academy joined local ward councillors to celebrate the completed renovation works at Swanswell Park.

Remembering the Blitz

Published on Thursday, 12 November 2015

Coventry will stand in silence on 14 November to mark the 75th anniversary of the Blitz that devastated the city and left hundreds dead.

Statement from the Council about the Herbert Art Gallery

Published on Monday, 09 November 2015

The councillor helping to lead Coventry’s bid for UK City of Culture has moved to allay fears that the Herbert Art Gallery could close.

Remembrance Service at War Memorial Park

Published on Tuesday, 03 November 2015

A remembrance service will be held on Remembrance Sunday (8 November) in the War Memorial Park to honour and remember those who lost their lives in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

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