Leisure and culture news

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.

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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.

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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

Coventry visitor figures rise to over 10m in 2019

Published on Monday, 17 August 2020

Coventry has seen record breaking growth in the number of people visiting the city in 2019 compared to previous years - and the city’s food and drink sector has seen the largest rise.

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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