London Road Cemetery, Charterhouse Heritage Park, Coventry
With Justine Themen and The People of Coventry
An opening, epic, city-wide moment, Coventry Moves, will take place on Saturday 5 June 2021. An audacious day full of extraordinary surprises, it will be experienced in the city and around the UK from home. Coventry Moves will provide a playful and engaging introduction to Coventry, its stories and its people.
With Coventry Business Improvement District, led by Street Art Strategy
In Paint We Trust will see local, nationally and internationally renowned street artists given access to unique and unexpected spaces encouraging audiences to explore Coventry.
See the streets of Coventry awash with colour in this city-wide street art festival.
With Ludic Rooms
Random String encourages us to explore their connection to the often forgotten urban green space of the canal corridor.
Culminating in a four-day festival in Coventry’s historic Canal Basin bringing light, music, installations and projections to the canal as well as performances, workshops and online experiments.
With Stand and Be Counted Theatre, Belgrade Theatre and Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre
A celebratory, large-scale outdoor performance, made with and for the people of Coventry.
Expect live music, dance, spoken word, puppetry, storytelling and spectacle.
UK City of Culture is a competition run by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Every four years, cities compete to be awarded the prestigious title. The first UK City of Culture was Derry/Londonderry in 2013 followed by Hull in 2017. The title brings with it a huge amount of opportunity to place your city on a national and international stage.
Coventry was awarded the title in December 2017 after competing against eleven other cities. The bid was won on the strength of our city's diversity, its youthfulness and the opportunities that being so centrally located bring. Coventry's year in the spotlight will run from May 2021 - May 2022.
We, at Coventry City of Culture Trust, are the independent charity responsible, alongside with our partners, to deliver an extraordinary year.