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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

City celebrates historic Godiva Day – virtually

Published on Thursday, 10 September 2020

An historic day of celebration dating back more than 500 years will be held in Coventry tomorrow.

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’.

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Heritage Open Days 2020 in Coventry

Published on Tuesday, 08 September 2020

Coventry is taking part in the national Heritage Open Days festival for the 26th year running this September.

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Illuminating open air experience on offer at Coombe Abbey this Christmas

Published on Thursday, 13 August 2020

A spectacular seasonal light show is set to illuminate a beautiful Warwickshire park to help celebrate the Christmas period.

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Commendation bestowed upon Coventry Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation

Published on Tuesday, 11 August 2020

The Ambassador of Japan to the United Kingdom, Yasumasa Nagamine, has honoured Coventry Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation by bestowing his Commendation.

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BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow is back this summer and invites you to share your stories

Published on Thursday, 30 July 2020

Antiques Roadshow is set to return this summer, presenter Fiona Bruce and our team of experts can’t wait to discover your forgotten family heirlooms and missing masterpieces.

Remembering Srebrenica

Published on Wednesday, 08 July 2020

Coventry this week joins others around the world to mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide.

Take part in Cov Fest this weekend

Published on Friday, 03 July 2020

This weekend, BBC Coventry and Warwickshire are holding an event celebrating some of the best and biggest bands to ever play in Coventry.

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New look RISING set for biggest audience

Published on Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Coventry’s RISING Global Peace Forum is expected to attract its biggest ever audience from around the world when it returns later this year.

Celebrate VE Day anniversary – but celebrate safely

Published on Thursday, 07 May 2020

Coventry people are being urged to help the city pay tribute to those who gave so much to win peace in Europe 75 years ago.

Her Majesty The Queen to send a message to the nation to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day

Published on Thursday, 30 April 2020

To mark this historic occasion, Her Majesty The Queen will send a message to the nation at 9pm on BBC One on Friday 8 May, the exact moment her father, King George VI, gave a radio address in 1945

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Celebrate VE Day

Published on Thursday, 30 April 2020

Coventry will join a celebration to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day next week – honouring and remembering those who gave so much to end war in Europe.

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Armed Forces Day cancelled

Published on Thursday, 26 March 2020

In line with government advice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, organisers have taken the decision to cancel this year's Armed Forces Day.

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Godiva Festival has been cancelled

Published on Friday, 20 March 2020

In light of the latest Government and Public Health advice regarding Coronavirus, Coventry City Council has taken the decision to cancel this year’s Godiva Festival.

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There's lots on offer with Go CV

Published on Thursday, 23 January 2020

Huge discounts on live comedy, exclusive giveaway competitions for theatre shows and world class snooker, season ticket offers for Coventry Bears and reduced priced entry at the Wave are just some of the benefits of being a Go CV cardholder.

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Dates and ticket prices for the Godiva Festival announced

Published on Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Coventry’s flagship Godiva Festival will return to the War Memorial Park on 3-5 July this year.

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Go CV offers members a great discount for a night of comedy

Published on Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Comedy Central Live is coming to Coventry and they’re bringing the laughs.

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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