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Little Park Street, Coventry, CV1 2LU
Free Entry

This extraordinary city centre oasis will play host to some of the world’s leading comedy, circus, music, theatre, cabaret, children’s shows and more over the summer.

It’s free to enter and is home to a mouth-watering selection of local food makers which are supported by an exciting drinks selection with local favourites including Twisted Barrel and Dhillon’s.

It’s the perfect place to catch a show or just chill out with friends and family.

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Assembly Festival Garden

Assembly Festival Garden

Coming Soon

Random String: The Canal Networked


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.


Co-produced by Birmingham Hippodrome and Coventry City of Culture Trust. Funded by Arts Council England and Spirit 2012.

Commissioned as part of UK City of Culture 2021 and working in partnership with Positive Youth Foundation and organisations and artists across the city.

CVX is Coventry UK City of Culture 2021’s pioneering youth activism and art programme.

Originally conceived as a three-day festival, CVX is now a year-long programme focused on young people telling their stories and using arts and creativity to take a stand against violence.

Home: Arts and Homelessness Festival

Coventry’s First Arts and Homelessness Festival
8 - 16 October 2021

Arts and creativity can shine in the darkest of times - it can bring people together and offer them a chance to express themselves with amazing results.

Join us for a week-long celebration of arts and homelessness projects in Coventry made by people who are, or have been, homeless. The Festival will take place across Coventry to coincide with World Homeless Day (10 October 2021).


With The Belgrade Theatre, led by The Belgrade Theatre's Co-Artistic Director Corey Campbell.

SeaView will be a six-part digital television series developed by six emerging Midlands writers working with the Belgrade Theatre.

It will celebrate the aspirations of a Black, working class family exploring urgent questions around choice and circumstance.


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I (still) Dream of Resting Spaces - A Crash Course in Cloudspotting

A Crash Course In Cloudspotting, as part of our #ReformTheNorm and #Greenfutures programme, will be landing in October, where we focus on the theme of Utopia.

Funded by Unlimited Strategic Commission Fund, National Lottery Heritage Fund with support from Garfield Weston Foundation and Severn Trent Community Fund.

In this blog, artist Raquel Meseguer Zafe of Uncharted Collective shares stories of resting and needing to lay down in public, which in our society, is not yet considered the 'norm'.

As part of sharing this blog Raquel would like to hear from Coventrians who have invisible disabilities, live with chronic pain or are neurodiverse. See the links at the end of this blog to attend workshops and share your stories between 20 - 31 July 2021.


What is UK City of Culture?

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. 

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