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Allesley Park woodland

Young people paying back

Published on Thursday, 30 September 2021

A project designed for children & young people to pay back to the community is helping to create a welcoming woodland for whole families to enjoy.

Godiva festival

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!

From the left, Richard Harrison, Cllr David Welsh and Ron Terry, General Manager, Coombe Abbey Hotel.

New hospitality company will bring St Mary’s Guildhall back to life as a major heritage attraction for Coventry

Published on Thursday, 12 August 2021

The team behind Coombe Abbey Hotel is set to manage St Mary’s Guildhall when it opens later this year after £5.6 million of investment and redevelopment.

Destination Coventry: collaboration set to boost tourism offer

Published on Thursday, 22 July 2021

A new collaboration between Coventry City Council and the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce is set to deliver the city’s destination management and marketing offer.

Former IKEA building to support Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture

Published on Thursday, 22 July 2021

The former IKEA building in Coventry is set to play a role in the city’s year as UK City of Culture.

Coventry welcomes tourism back to the city

Published on Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Coventry is leading the way in welcoming tourism back to the city following a familiarisation trip with key industry representatives.

Coventry City Council opens grant scheme for Cultural Participation Projects

Published on Thursday, 24 June 2021

The Council is inviting new applications for its project grants programme to support the arts and cultural activity in Coventry. The scheme sets out to offer more Coventry residents the opportunity to participate in the cultural life of the city.

Terry Hall

Terry Hall presents Home Sessions - first wave of artists announced

Published on Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Today ( 22 June), Coventry City of Culture Trust announces the first acts for Terry Hall Home Sessions, a unique four-day festival curated by Terry Hall with Creative Producer Suzanne Bisset, staged in iconic city centre locations.

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Exciting paid opportunity for Coventry artists from the City of Culture Trust

Published on Monday, 21 June 2021

Youthful Cities: Digital Storytelling Lab is looking for artists between the ages of 18-25 from Coventry to create bold, thought provoking or playfully disruptive digital stories.

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Go CV and City of Culture announce new partnership

Published on Friday, 18 June 2021

Go CV cardholders can now enjoy great UK City of Culture benefits.

Cllr O'Boyle with some of the City Hosts

City of Culture and Visit Coventry team up to welcome visitors to the city

Published on Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Visit Coventry has joined up with the brand new UK City of Culture ‘City Hosts’ to open a temporary Visitor Information facility right in the heart of Coventry city centre.

Pictured (left to right) Cllr Kamran Caan and Cllr Gavin Lloyd

Go CV even easier to access local facilities for reduced rates

Published on Friday, 11 June 2021

Getting discounted and free entry to some of Coventry’s attractions is even easier with a Go CV card on your phone.

More grant funding available for the development of new projects for Coventry 2021

Published on Thursday, 10 June 2021

A new round of grant-funding has been made available to develop new projects during Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

Culture minister with representatives Cllr David Welsh, Cllr Patricia Hetherton and representatives from the City of Culture Trust.

Minister shown how culture title has changed the city

Published on Saturday, 29 May 2021

Yesterday (28 May) Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden was given a whistle-stop tour of some of the recent changes to the city as it begins its year as UK City of Culture.

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People of Coventry invited to play a unique role in major 2021 event

Published on Thursday, 27 May 2021

The people of Coventry are being invited to join together and play their part in the epic and unique final moment of Coventry Moves – the signature event for the year as UK City of Culture.

Assembly will run the Coventry UK City of Culture’s Assembly Festival Garden from July-October 2021

Published on Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Coventry UK City of Culture has announced that Assembly Festival will be setting up, programming and running a substantial new hub venue in the city centre, Assembly Festival Garden.

Our year as City of Culture is finally here

Published on Friday, 14 May 2021

The Leader of Coventry City Council has hailed the launch of Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture as ‘the fresh start that the city and country needs’.

Could you be Coventry’s Poet Laureate?

Published on Monday, 10 May 2021

The search is now on for Coventry’s Poet Laureate and Young Poet Laureate, who will pen verses for the city and its significant events.

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First tickets for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 events go on sale

Published on Friday, 30 April 2021

Today, Friday 30 April, at 10am the first tickets go on sale for Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture 2021 which kicks off on 15 May 2021.

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Doors open at City of Culture store

Published on Friday, 30 April 2021

Coventry City of Culture Trust’s vibrant new retail store, ticketing and information centre opened today.

Photo credit Scott Wiggins

Coventry Blaze partners with Coventry 2021

Published on Thursday, 29 April 2021

Coventry City of Culture Trust has formed a new partnership with one of the city’s premiere sporting teams.

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Belgrade Theatre reopens with April in Paris starring Joe Pasquale

Published on Thursday, 22 April 2021

The Belgrade Theatre is delighted to be one of the first theatres in the UK reopening its doors this spring.

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Outdoor arts and engineering combine for building handover

Published on Thursday, 15 April 2021

The completion of building works on a £2.5million creative hub this week was marked by an aerial arts performance.

Coventry City of Culture update

Published on Thursday, 01 April 2021

Coventry City of Culture Trust has confirmed that the year of culture will start on 15 May 2021 and run for 12 months, and has given an update on what the opening weeks will include.

The image shows the posters of the various productions at the Albany

Live entertainment is back at The Albany Theatre in Coventry!

Published on Monday, 29 March 2021

The Albany has got its sun hat at the ready as a new season of sizzling summer events is announced as part of Coventry’s diverse cultural offering for 2021.

For all the latest news visit www.coventry2021.co.uk

Coventry UK City of Culture update

Published on Tuesday, 02 March 2021

Today, Tuesday 2 March 2021, Coventry UK City of Culture Trust shares an update on preparations for its year of culture, which starts on 15 May 2021 and runs for 12 months.

Pictured: Nyle Grace and Evie-Rose: Team St. Patrick's

Active Schools Challenge hits 20,000 entries with one week to go

Published on Wednesday, 24 February 2021

There is just one week of the Go Parks: Active Schools Challenge to go and over 20,0000 entries have been made.

Grants boost for cultural companies

Published on Friday, 19 February 2021

Arts organisations have been awarded support for their core costs for the next two years, under a programme of grants designed to build the city’s capacity and provide a strong legacy for the UK City of Culture.

Albany Theatre entrance

A bright future for the Albany Theatre

Published on Monday, 15 February 2021

A report on the future development of the Albany Theatre will go before Cabinet members and the Council in the coming weeks.

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Plans revealed for empty city centre landmark building to be transformed into new national arts facility

Published on Monday, 15 February 2021

Plans for a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to create a joint arts and culture facility of national and international standing are to be discussed by councillors next week.

UK City of Culture Trust update - Citivision March 2021

Published on Monday, 15 February 2021

Coventry City of Culture Trust provided an update on its activities in the latest Citivision

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Exciting plans to transform St Mary’s Guildhall given approval

Published on Tuesday, 26 January 2021

A £1.4m bid to help transform Coventry’s St Mary’s Guildhall into a major visitor attraction has been given the go ahead by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Artists invited to submit artwork ideas for Coventry railway station

Published on Thursday, 12 November 2020

In preparation for its year as UK City of Culture 2021, Coventry is inviting local artists to submit expressions of interest for a series of commission opportunities at Coventry’s railway station.

We have reached 50,000 members. Sign up at www.go-cv.co.uk/register

Go CV reaches major milestone

Published on Thursday, 12 November 2020

Coventry’s Go CV discount scheme has welcomed its 50,000th member.

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Coventry offers first glimpse of programme as UK City of Culture 2021

Published on Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Coventry City of Culture Trust has announced the first events that will form part of the 365-day programme of UK City of Culture 2021, which kicks off in May 2021.

Win a free family ticket to The Wave

Tell us your views and win a family ticket to The Wave

Published on Wednesday, 21 October 2020

People across the city are being asked to give their views in a Go CV survey – and give themselves the chance of winning a family ticket to the new Wave waterpark.

Pictured: (left to right) Chris Nagle from the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, Amy Windsor, General Manager of the Telegraph Hotel, Cllr Jim O’Boyle and Brian Harrabin of CDP.

Key figures believe Coventry's newest hotel will provide an economic boost to the city

Published on Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Key figures in Coventry are convinced that Coventry’s newest hotel will provide an economic boost to the city after being given an exclusive tour of the project.

Take the Square event. Photo credit: toyin dawudu

Apprentices needed to celebrate city's culture

Published on Tuesday, 08 September 2020

Coventry City of Culture Trust has launched a search for 15 apprentices to join the team to deliver a joyful, celebratory and impactful City of Culture year.

Pictured: Coombe Abbey

TripAdvisor accolade puts Coombe Abbey hotel among world's best

Published on Monday, 07 September 2020

A Warwickshire hotel has been named as one of the top ten per cent hospitality businesses in the world for the first time.

Rediscover Your Coventry this summer

Published on Thursday, 27 August 2020

A new campaign has been launched to encourage visitors and local people to rediscover Coventry and all the amazing things it has to offer. To assist in the ongoing drive to promote the city’s attractions and hospitality businesses, a number of partner organisations have joined together to create a ‘Rediscover Your Coventry’ campaign

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