Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 will run from May 2021 – May 2022.

This is the city where movement began, from innovation in the transport industry to a history of activism. Our city has moved people for centuries.

Our year in the spotlight will launch with a major signature event, kicking off a year-long celebration of the city and its people.

The full events programme will be announced in January 2021 but check back regularly, and sign up to our newsletter to stay in touch and find out first.

But for now, enjoy exploring our new website where you can find out more about the developing programme, new brand and how you can get involved.

Coventry is on the move, and we're just getting started. But don't just take it from us...

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 for the title. The bid was won on the strength of our city's diversity, its youthfulness and the opportunities that being so centrally located bring.

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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