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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.

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Commonwealth sports switch at the Ricoh

Published on Tuesday, 03 September 2019

Coventry will now host rugby sevens, judo and wrestling at the Commonwealth Games 2022, but netball has been switched to the NEC.

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.

Cllr Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Leigh Hunt Leigh Hunt, CityFibre’s City Manager for Coventry

New CityFibre partnership to support European City of Sport festivals

Published on Friday, 16 August 2019

Coventry City Council is pleased to announce a new partnership with CityFibre.  

People having fun at Sports Fest

Sports Fest day one success

Published on Wednesday, 14 August 2019

The first day of Sports Fest 2019 was full of sports, smiles and plenty of fun.

‚ÄčOn 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.

Cllr Abdul Salam Khan testing out the new Discovery Centre.

Discover Coombe Abbey Park's latest attraction

Published on Monday, 22 July 2019

The Discovery Centre at Coombe Abbey Park has been updated and improved ahead of the school summer holidays. The work was funded through a partnership with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.

Cllr Kamran Caan, Paul Breed, Cllr Rois Ali and Cllr George Duggins in the new fitness facilities

The Wave's fitness facilities and Mana Spa open on Monday

Published on Friday, 19 July 2019

Monday sees the official opening of The Wave’s fitness facilities and Mana Spa.

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.

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Sports Fest is back!

Published on Tuesday, 16 July 2019

It's back! This time it’s going to be bigger and better than ever, more activities and more time to enjoy them.

Love Parks 2019

Celebrate Love Parks Week

Published on Thursday, 11 July 2019

Love Parks Week is back 12-21 July and it’s a chance for residents to make the time to get out and enjoy Coventry’s green spaces.


Get ready for MotoFest this weekend

Published on Thursday, 30 May 2019

Two days of non-stop cultural celebration and motoring madness are coming to the UK's Motor City in a weekend of free family fun.

Cathedral event to celebrate friendship

Concert to celebrate 60 years of friendship

Published on Thursday, 30 May 2019

Coventry Cathedral will be the setting for a major concert celebrating 60 years of friendship between the cities of Coventry and Dresden.

Phoebe Green

Phoebe Green plays Central Library

Published on Thursday, 30 May 2019

Singer-songwriter Phoebe Green performs an intimate gig at Central Library this June.

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days - newsletter out now

Published on Thursday, 30 May 2019

The Heritage Open Days return to the city in September, and the first newsletter has lots of details on what to expect.

The Wave

One month to go until brand new health and fitness suite opens at the Wave

Published on Friday, 24 May 2019

Operators CV Life are pleased to announce that the brand new Lifestyles Health and Fitness facilities at The Wave will open on 24 June.

New city residents’ card launched

Published on Monday, 25 March 2019

Go CV is a loyalty card that gives Coventry residents discounts on some of the city’s most exciting attractions and activities.

Cricket pitches at edgwick park

We’re bowled over about our new cricket pitches

Published on Thursday, 21 March 2019

Hundreds of people enjoyed trying out the new cricket pitches at Edgwick Park this week with the added bonus of getting to see the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy.

Festival of Running

The Festival of Running is almost here!

Published on Thursday, 14 March 2019

This Sunday (17 March), Coventry’s Festival of Running 2019 will begin, with over 2,000 children taking part in the Toddler Dash and Children’s Mile in Memorial Park.

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Work starts on tree-top attraction

Published on Thursday, 07 March 2019

Work has begun on a new tree-top obstacle course at Coombe Abbey which is on track to open to the public next month.

Emily Crilly preparing for the World Special Olympic Summer Games 
and Group picture: Left to right -  Nuala Cooper, Shona O'Keeffe, Emily Crilly, AJ Marston, Holly Riseborough at the Coventry Empire Gymnastics Club

City gymnast warms up for Olympic entry

Published on Thursday, 07 March 2019

A Coventry gymnast is warming up to compete in the World Special Olympic Summer Games, representing Team GB.

Join the Fun Run

GoRun 5K Fun Run hits over 3,000 runners

Published on Tuesday, 29 January 2019

The GoRun 5K Fun Run, part of the Festival of Running, has reached over 3,000 runners which is fantastic news for the city!

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Coventry to host world sporting event

Published on Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Coventry will be a host city when the Rugby League World Cup 2021 comes to England.

Coventry set to build tourism industry

Published on Thursday, 22 November 2018

A five year Strategy has been drawn up to help Coventry build its reputation as a tourism destination.

Cricket at Edgwick Park


Published on Friday, 16 November 2018

A new five lane cricket net facility will soon be opening in a city park.

City of Culture 2021

Culture funding will help transform city

Published on Tuesday, 30 October 2018

The Leader of Coventry City Council has welcomed news of a government grant to boost the city’s cultural life, saying it will kickstart projects that will transform the city for 2021 and beyond.

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Arts Council England announce £5million National Lottery investment for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021

Published on Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Arts Council England is set to invest £5million in Coventry UK City of Culture 2021, supporting the city as it embarks on a transformative journey, celebrating what makes Coventry unique.

Arabian Bites cook up a storm at their new city centre home!

Published on Thursday, 20 September 2018

Arabian Bites, set up in May this year, is a vegan café specialising in Middle Eastern cuisine, offering a selection of carefully prepared fresh mezze dishes to choose from.

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