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Under a sky full of stars

Published on Thursday, 21 October 2021

Coventry’s annual Christmas Lights Switch On is back with a night celebrating local talent to accompany the big switch on taking place on Wednesday 17 November.

Coventry glides

Coventry Glides set for festive return

Published on Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Coventry Glides – the stunning ice rink that transformed Coventry Cathedral Ruins into a ‘winter wonderland’ last festive season – is coming back by popular demand.

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Beware! The Monsters are back

Published on Monday, 18 October 2021

For the second year running, rooftops in Coventry City Centre will be taken over by eight massive, mischievous, inflatable monsters during October half term.

Standing with Giants launch at Coombe Abbey Park

Huge art installation recognises NHS

Published on Wednesday, 13 October 2021

An installation of 300 life-sized NHS inspired figures is on display at Coventry’s Coombe Abbey Park until Friday 29 October 2021.

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Huge NHS Art Installation coming to Coventry

Published on Friday, 08 October 2021

Visitors are invited to walk and move amongst 300 life-sized NHS inspired figures which will be on display from Monday 11 October until Friday 29 October 2021 in Coventry’s Coombe Abbey Park.

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Turner prize 2021 exhibition opens at Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Published on Tuesday, 28 September 2021

The Turner Prize 2021 exhibition showcasing the work of the five nominees for this year’s award opens at Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry tomorrow, 29 September 2021.

Promotional posting highlighting that Chubby and the Gang are at the central library on 6 November 2021

Chubby and the Gang bring punk to the Central Library

Published on Tuesday, 28 September 2021

On 6 November 2021, Chubby and the Gang are bringing their unique sound and punk attitude to Coventry Central Library.

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Assembly Festival Garden and Coventry City of Culture Trust answer call for Encore

Published on Thursday, 16 September 2021

The hugely popular Assembly Festival Garden will return to Coventry in the spring after proving to be a UK City of Culture hit.

Heritage Open Days in Coventry

Published on Monday, 06 September 2021

The annual Heritage Open Days starts in Coventry from Friday 10 September to Sunday 19 September with lots of venues taking part, showcasing the rich history and heritage of the area. And all FREE to the public!

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Thousands enjoy a fantastic weekend in Coventry as Godiva returns!

Published on Sunday, 05 September 2021

Tens of thousands of people flocked to the city’s War Memorial Park to enjoy a weekend full of fantastic live music and family fun.

Godiva Festival 2021 line-up poster

Bollywood Spectacular to add to Godiva excitement!

Published on Thursday, 26 August 2021

As part of the partnership for this year’s Godiva Festival, Coventry City of Culture Trust will be presenting a specially commissioned Bollywood Spectacular alongside super producer Steel Banglez on the Main Stage, plus UK Bangladeshi artists featuring as part of this year’s event.

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Coventry hosting tribute to Notting Hill Carnival this bank holiday with Reggae Bash

Published on Thursday, 19 August 2021

FarGo Village is in for a big bank holiday as it prepares to host a tribute to the Notting Hill Carnival, with rum punch and reggae vibes on the menu.


Full Godiva Festival line-up announced

Published on Thursday, 19 August 2021

There’s only 15 days to go until the start of this year’s Godiva Festival and with big name artists and local bands it promises to have something for everyone.

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WIN free family tickets to Godiva Festival with Go CV

Published on Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Go CV is celebrating reaching 60,000 cardholders by offering an exclusive chance to win one of ten family weekend tickets to this year’s Godiva Festival!

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hmv’s 100th Birthday concert with Ed Sheeran to be live-streamed to 3,000 fans at Coventry’s Assembly Festival Garden

Published on Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Ed Sheeran fans who missed out on tickets to hmv’s 100th Birthday concert at the hmv Empire, Coventry, have a second chance to grab tickets to watch the show.

Families at Godiva

Fun for all the family at Godiva Festival 2021

Published on Monday, 16 August 2021

There are brilliant performances and activities going on in the Family Field for all the family over the weekend.


Friday line-up announced for Godiva Festival

Published on Friday, 06 August 2021

Godiva Festival organisers have announced that Supergrass will headline the festival on Friday 3 September.

Sister sledge

Godiva Festival’s Sunday headliner announced.

Published on Thursday, 05 August 2021

Godiva Festival organisers have confirmed that Sister Sledge will be bringing their soulful groove to the festival when they headline the Main Stage on Sunday 5 September.

Godiva Calling

Your chance to perform at Godiva Festival

Published on Thursday, 29 July 2021

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

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1,800 residents active on day one of Sports Fest

Published on Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Sports Fest kicked off today for the first time since 2019 and proved to be a huge success with Coventry residents once again.

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Godiva Festival announces first headliner

Published on Tuesday, 27 July 2021

As excitement builds for the event, Godiva Festival organisers have confirmed that 'Craig David presents TS5' will headline the main stage on Saturday 4 September


International Buskers' Day in Coventry 25 July 2021

Published on Wednesday, 21 July 2021

International Buskers' Day is a celebration of street performers showcasing some of the best live music and entertainment.

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Godiva Festival is back!

Published on Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Coventry’s flagship Godiva Festival returns to the War Memorial Park on 3-5 September this year, at the heart of our year as City of Culture, with tickets going on sale at 9am on Tuesday 27 July.

Ed Sheeran to play free Coventry gig

Published on Monday, 19 July 2021

Music superstar Ed Sheeran is to perform in a free concert in Coventry.

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National Drama Festival comes to Coventry

Published on Monday, 12 July 2021

The very best in UK amateur drama will be on stage at the Albany Theatre, Coventry, later this month.

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Published on Thursday, 06 May 2021

Coventry and Warwickshire community performers are being given the chance to take to the stage and showcase their talents at an exciting new outdoor festival during UK City of Culture 2021.

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Medieval Knight's Quest Trail returns this Bank Holiday weekend

Published on Thursday, 29 April 2021

This Bank Holiday weekend brings the return of the free Medieval Knight’s Quest 3D art trail to Coventry city centre.

An image of art from the trail

Embark on an epic quest to become a Knight

Published on Thursday, 22 April 2021

Families are invited to join Sir Guy of Warwick as he embarks on a quest throughout Coventry to track down his greatest foes and become a Knight.

Be the light in the darkness

Will You Be The Light In The Darkness in 2021?

Published on Monday, 25 January 2021

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January and is a time to reflect on atrocities in the past and how we can all play our part in preventing future hatred and intolerance.

Luminate Coombe now postponed until November-December 2021

Published on Wednesday, 23 December 2020

The magical illuminated light trail, ‘Luminate Coombe’, that was due to be held in the new year at Coombe Abbey Country Park has regrettably been rescheduled again and will now take place in November and December 2021.

Broadgate lit up at night

It’s beginning to look a lot more like Christmas!

Published on Friday, 04 December 2020

With the city sadly unable to host its big annual Christmas Lights switch on event due to the current Tier 3 restrictions, the Council along with key city partners have still been working hard to bring some festive cheer to the city centre.

Coventry glides

Coventry Cathedral ice rink - new opening date announced

Published on Friday, 06 November 2020

Coventry Glides – a magical ice rink in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral – is still planned to go ahead, but will now open in December after the national lockdown.

Mark Remembrance Sunday at home this year

Published on Friday, 06 November 2020

As the city counts down to Remembrance Sunday this weekend, residents are reminded that they should follow national restrictions and mark the day from within their home.

Gaia is cancelled

Published on Tuesday, 03 November 2020

In light of the Government’s latest public announcement, Coventry City Council has taken the decision to unfortunately cancel this planned event.

Coventry Peace Festival 2020 launched

Published on Tuesday, 03 November 2020

As part of Coventry’s ongoing promotion of peace, tolerance and friendship around the world, the city is once again hosting the annual Coventry Peace Festival.

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Coventry Cathedral Ruins to be transformed into magical ice rink

Published on Wednesday, 28 October 2020

An iconic Coventry landmark is set to be transformed into a winter wonderland for the first time, creating one of the most spectacular festive ice-skating rinks in the UK.

Remembrance Sunday 2020 plans announced

Published on Monday, 26 October 2020

Coventry will this year host an online commemoration of Remembrance Day as the city acts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Pictured: Professor Mike Hardy at the RISING Global Peace Forum.

US judge and acclaimed author join RISING speakers

Published on Tuesday, 08 September 2020

Coventry’s RISING Global Peace Forum is attracting a stellar line-up of speakers to explore this year’s theme of the ‘Culture of Peace’.

Where the Light Falls

Cathedral light show set to mark 79th Anniversary of the Blitz

Published on Monday, 04 November 2019

Coventry Cathedral will be lit up this November this year as part of a spectacular light show to honour the country’s heritage and the wartime bravery of its people.

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