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Armed forces

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.

Godiva festival

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.


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.


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.

Transplant games

British Transplant Games lands in Coventry for 2020

Published on Friday, 29 November 2019

Today (29 November 2019) the Westfield Health British Transplant Games has arrived in Coventry ahead of the event next summer.

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Great success for Sporting Memories

Published on Friday, 29 November 2019

Today Sporting Memories was held, and many attended to reminisce with European City of Sport about their great memories.

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Sporting Memories places filling quickly

Published on Monday, 25 November 2019

Spaces are filling quickly for Sporting Memories at The Transport Museum next week. If you are yet to book your space, make sure to do soon.

The Council's Christmas Craft Fair will be held at St Mary's Guildhall this week.

Visit the Christmas Craft Fair this Wednesday

Published on Monday, 25 November 2019

The Council's Christmas Craft Fair will be held at St Mary's Guildhall this week.

Broadgate during the show

Amazing lighting and animation show marks the start of the festive fun!

Published on Friday, 22 November 2019

On Wednesday evening, thousands packed into Broadgate and the city centre to enjoy the fantastic Christmas Lights Switch-on.


Thousands watch Christmas switch-on

Published on Thursday, 21 November 2019

Coventry's Christmas lights were switched on in Broadgate last night, as thousands turned out to see the start of the festive countdown.

civic, faith and community leaders gather to pay their respects to the founder of the Sikh religion.

Celebration dinner for Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Published on Tuesday, 19 November 2019

A celebration event has been held in the city for the 550th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Children enjoying the sleigh ride last year

Christmas comes to the Transport Museum

Published on Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Children from Shine a Light will test-ride a much-loved Vintage Sleigh Ride and meet Santa at a winter wonderland in Coventry.

Christmas lights

Christmas Lights Switch On

Published on Thursday, 14 November 2019

The annual family Christmas switch-on event will have a new star attraction this year, as it features artist-designed lighting and a unique family animation show which brings the festive spirit to Coventry.


Where Light Falls arrives in Coventry

Published on Thursday, 14 November 2019

Coventry Cathedral will be lit up today (14 November) as part of a spectacular light show to honour the country’s heritage and the wartime bravery of its people.

Remembrance service

Coventry remembers

Published on Monday, 11 November 2019

Coventry people turned out in force yesterday to pay tribute to the fallen.

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.

Yule Love Cov poster

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.


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.

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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.


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.


Raising awareness of diabetes

Published on Friday, 07 June 2019

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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