Leisure and culture news

Foodie Awards will celebrate city's food and drink

Published on Tuesday, 21 July 2020

A celebration of the best of Coventry and Warwickshire’s food and drink scene is at the heart of a new awards program designed to support businesses as they re-emerge from lockdown.

Coventry City of Culture to commence year-long programme in May 2021

Published on Friday, 03 July 2020

Coventry City of Culture Trust today (3 July) announced that it will officially commence its programme in May 2021.

St Mary's Guildhall - The Great Hall,

Delivering a first-class visitor experience at St Mary’s Guildhall

Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2020

Public feedback is being sought on exciting and ambitious plans to deliver a high-quality visitor offer befitting St Mary’s Guildhall’s status as an important heritage destination and community asset.

Laura Nyahuye

City of Culture Trust selects 15 up-and-coming leaders for the City of Culture Leadership Programme

Published on Tuesday, 23 June 2020

A new generation of cultural and artistic leaders have been chosen to take part in a major leadership programme as part of Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture.

Councillor Jim O'Boyle

Plea to help tourism sector

Published on Thursday, 28 May 2020

Business and civic leaders in Coventry have joined forces in an appeal to MPs across the region to help the hospitality, tourism and leisure sector survive the coronavirus crisis.


Calling all Passport to Leisure and Learning card holders: sign up to Go CV

Published on Monday, 20 April 2020

The Passport to Leisure and Learning scheme will merge with Go CV following approval by city councillors.

Calling all creatives

Call-out for artists

Published on Thursday, 16 April 2020

Coventry’s musicians and visual artists are joining forces to create a groundbreaking new visual album delivered by Coventry City of Culture Trust.

Former ABC Cinema to become new music venue

Published on Friday, 03 April 2020

The former ABC cinema in the heart of Coventry city centre is set to become a new music venue.

Pictured: Cllr Kamran Caan, Cllr George Duggins and Paul Breed

Opening date of new 50m pool announced

Published on Friday, 21 February 2020

Coventry people will be able to take the plunge and enjoy the city’s great new 50m pool this month.

Coventry Transplant games

Registration opens for the 2020 Westfield Health British Transplant Games

Published on Thursday, 20 February 2020

Registration for the 2020 Westfield Health British Transplant Games is now open, ahead of the games returning to Coventry for the first time in over a decade.

Coventry venues shortlisted for regional tourism awards

Published on Friday, 14 February 2020

Coventry venues are competing against 43 of the biggest names in the industry after being shortlisted in the inaugural West Midlands Tourism Awards 2020.

Big Month of Music

Published on Tuesday, 11 February 2020

An ambitious, month-long celebration of young people’s music-making is to take place across the West Midlands in March.

City of Culture Leadership programme

Become a cultural leader

Published on Wednesday, 05 February 2020

People across Coventry are being offered an exciting opportunity to be a part of the 2021 legacy and join a City of Culture Leadership programme.

50m pool to make a final splash with a step back in time

Published on Friday, 31 January 2020

Coventry Sports and Leisure Centre’s 50m pool will be making a final splash with a swimming celebration – and entry prices are stepping back in time to the 1960s

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Coventry clubs raise over £35,000

Published on Monday, 09 December 2019

The Coventry City of Sport Challenge has come to end, and the winners have been revealed.

Portrait of George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), 1880-1881, by François d'Albert-Durade

George Eliot's 200-year birthday will be celebrated in Coventry with original manuscript on display

Published on Thursday, 31 October 2019

Coventry is set to celebrate George Eliot’s 200-year birthday with a new display featuring the original manuscript for one of her most famous works, Middlemarch, on loan from the British Library as part of the ‘Treasures on Tour’ programme.


Membership milestone for Go CV

Published on Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Go CV – the discount card for Coventry residents – has reached a milestone of 30,000 members this week.

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The Wave is now open

Published on Monday, 21 October 2019

The city's £36.7m waterpark, The Wave, opened its doors to the public today.

A schoolchild enjoys the Wave waterpark

The Wave wins world waterpark award

Published on Friday, 18 October 2019

Coventry’s brand new £36m waterpark, The Wave, has been awarded a prestigious Leading Edge Award by the World Waterpark Association, thanks to its state-of-the-art attractions and accessible design – before it has officially opened to the public.

Coventry City of Culture 2021

£4 million grant to Coventry City of Culture approved

Published on Monday, 16 September 2019

The West Midlands Combined Authority has become the largest regional investor in Coventry’s City of Culture 2021 after agreeing a new £4 million grant.

Culture Conversations

Culture Conversations launched in Coventry

Published on Monday, 02 September 2019

The team delivering Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 will hold open public discussions from September, as an opportunity to talk about the breadth of culture happening in Coventry, share ideas, network with new people and be part of city conversations.

Funding will help prepare for City of Culture role

Arts Council funding to help transform Coventry

Published on Monday, 19 August 2019

Coventry City Council is set to accept a grant from Arts Council England, which will be used to invest in the city ahead of 2021.  

City's skyline

Four-star hotel to be built at Friargate

Published on Monday, 19 August 2019

Coventry City Council’s Cabinet is set to approve the development of a site at Friargate that will see Coventry’s first four-star hotel being built in the city centre for almost 50 years.

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