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City Centre site will honour oldest twin

Published on Wednesday, 06 November 2019

A part of Coventry city centre will honour the city’s oldest twin and partner in its work for peace, the City of Volgograd.

City Centre Falls Silent to Mark Armistice Day 2019

Published on Wednesday, 06 November 2019

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

Poppy's at war memorial

Remembrance Sunday in Coventry 2019 

Published on Tuesday, 05 November 2019

The annual Remembrance Day service and parade is taking place at the War Memorial Park this Sunday (10 November). 

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.

Peace Festival

Coventry Peace Festival 2019

Published on Wednesday, 30 October 2019

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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Why 'yule love Cov' this Christmas

Published on Friday, 18 October 2019

With only 68 days before ‘The Big Day’, Coventry Business Improvement District (BID) has announced its festive season and the host of special Christmas activities set to hit the city. Here are some of the reasons why 'yule love​ Cov' this Christmas.

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City set for Carnival of Lights

Published on Thursday, 17 October 2019

Coventry will be treated to a light fantastic this November when a procession of music and light trails its way into the city centre along one of the city’s most iconic roads.

Biennial of Contemporary Art

The twin takeover

Published on Monday, 14 October 2019

Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art takes over Coventry and Warwickshire for 52 days.

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days - don't miss out

Published on Friday, 20 September 2019

This weekend sees the final events of Heritage Open Days, when the doors are opened on Coventry's rich past.

Where the Light Falls

Cathedral set for spectacular light show

Published on Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Coventry Cathedral will this year join St Paul’s in London as part of a spectacular light show to honour the country’s heritage and the wartime bravery of its people.

Imagineer Bridge

Building bridges in Broadgate

Published on Monday, 16 September 2019

Bridge, an ambitious outdoor experience produced by Coventry-based Imagineer Productions will appear in Broadgate on Thursday 26 September.

Photographs - Councillor Jim O'Boyle with Coventry Young Ambassadors

Coventry Heritage Hero trails

Published on Friday, 13 September 2019

To celebrate Heritage Open Days in Coventry, Coventry Young Ambassadors had the chance to try out the new range of family activities which have been added to the programme.

HOD 25 years

Heritage open days are go!

Published on Thursday, 12 September 2019

Once again Coventry opens the doors on its rich heritage, from tomorrow (13 September) when the 25th Heritage Open Days begin.

Bands in the park 2019

Curtain falls on Bands in the Park 2019

Published on Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Join us this Sunday 15 September for the last of this year’s Bands in the Park events with the fabulous City of Coventry Brass providing the entertainment in the beautiful Caludon Castle Park.

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Co-op(t) presents ‘Arty Party 2: Integrate’

Published on Monday, 09 September 2019

This week, over 20 artists from all around the world will come together for a special exhibition here in Coventry.

Free family cycling event returns this Sunday

Published on Thursday, 05 September 2019

This Sunday (8 September) from 11am – 3pm, thousands of people will take to the streets of Coventry on their bikes for the free cycling festival HSBC UK Let’s Ride.

Bringing science into the heart of the city

Published on Monday, 02 September 2019

Held in partnership with the University of Warwick, the British Science Festival will transform Coventry and Warwickshire into a celebration of science and culture from 10–13 September.

Birthday celebration for much-loved event

Published on Thursday, 29 August 2019

Coventry is this year celebrating 25 years of Heritage Open Days and a special birthday party was thrown at the historic St Mary's Guildhall.

Visitors to sport fest pose to celebrate Coventry being European City of Sport

Thousands get active at this year’s Sports Fest

Published on Friday, 23 August 2019

Sports Fest has broken its record of people taking part, with over 14,500 people having a go at sport during the festival

Win tickets to see Cressida Cowell at Coventry Cathedral

Published on Friday, 23 August 2019

Coventry children are being challenged to write a spell and win a magical meeting with top children’s author Cressida Cowell

​On Saturday 7 September at Coombe Abbey Park, film fans can watch Disney's latest Aladdin at 2.30pm, or the film classic, Dirty Dancing, at 7.30pm.

Outdoor cinema returns to Coombe

Published on Wednesday, 07 August 2019

Following the success of the last open-air cinema events held in June, the screens will be returning this September for two blockbuster movies – and ticket sales are open now.

Satnam Rana from BBC Midlands Today who is among the speakers at the Being Well Festival in Coventry

BBC journalist to speak at Being Well Festival

Published on Monday, 29 July 2019

A BBC journalist who filmed her emotional journey battling breast cancer is among the keynote speakers at a pioneering event in Coventry.

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ZOOLAB is coming to Coventry

Published on Wednesday, 24 July 2019

From creepy crawlies to exotic critters, Zoolab are offering Coventry residents the chance to get up close and personal with a wide range of animals in a fun, interactive session for all the fam

Pictured: Cllr Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Sport with the Young Ambassadors at the Move and Play exhibition .

There’s plenty happening in Coventry this summer!

Published on Wednesday, 17 July 2019

From July through to September, the city has a host of events and activities to keep every member of the family entertained and some of Coventry’s Young Ambassadors had the opportunity to try one of these activities out.

Feeder on the Main Stage

Thousands enjoy family fun at Godiva Festival

Published on Tuesday, 09 July 2019

More than 75,000 people flocked to the War Memorial Park to enjoy a range of action-packed events at the popular Godiva Festival

From left to right: Neil Downtown, Councillor Richard Brown, Coventry City Council’s Digital Champion, Leigh Hunt, CityFibre’s City Manager for Coventry at War Memorial Park

Godiva Festival Wi-Fi to be sponsored by CityFibre

Published on Thursday, 04 July 2019

For the second year running, visitors to Godiva Festival will be able to access free Wi-Fi. This free Wi-Fi network will be sponsored by CityFibre.

The crowd at Godiva Festival 2018

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of 2-Tone at Godiva Festival

Published on Tuesday, 02 July 2019

Visitors to this year’s Godiva Festival will have the chance to celebrate the 40th anniversary of 2-Tone, with pioneering group The Selecter performing Sunday on the Main Stage.

Bands in the Park 2019

Bands in the Park 2019 - Allesley Hall

Published on Thursday, 27 June 2019

Allesley Hall rear garden hosts Sunday’s FREE Bands in the Park event with the Phoenix Rock N Roll Band entertaining from 2pm until 3.30pm

Crowd at Godiva

Only eight days to go until Godiva Festival!

Published on Thursday, 27 June 2019

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

Parade returns for Armed Forces Day

Published on Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Coventry will celebrate Armed Forces Day with a service and parade to help people say their own thank-you to those who keep us safe.

The Great British Desi Collaboration

Godiva Festival given a global flavour

Published on Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Coventry City of Culture Trust has announced its programme for Godiva Festival.

Diabetes

Raising awareness of diabetes

Published on Friday, 07 June 2019

A moving exhibition in Broadgate next month will highlight the threat of diabetes.

Bands in the park 2019

Bands in the Park 2019

Published on Monday, 03 June 2019

The Bands in the Park events return to many of Coventry's beautiful parks this summer, with 12 different bands performing on Sunday afternoons – and, new for 2019, two Saturday afternoon events.

Editors

Ticketing to be introduced to Coventry’s flagship festival

Published on Monday, 20 May 2019

Tickets are to be introduced for the first time at this year’s Godiva Festival to ensure organisers can manage visitor numbers safely, as the event grows in popularity.

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

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.

Godiva Festival 2018

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.

City of Sport, Kare Adenegan

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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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.

Theatre Absolute Shop Front Theatre Sphere

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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