With Canal & River Trust, Coventry Libraries, Studio Morison and Super Slow Way
Small Bells Ring, a magical specially designed canal boat crammed full of short stories, will visit Coventry in July 2021 in association with Coventry Libraries.
It will inspire a programme of readings, performances and discussions.
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 Theatre OiBokkeShi, Entelechy Arts and Care Home Network
In a new production co-created and inspired by Coventry residents, this walk-about theatrical experience through the south-east of the city blurs the boundaries between fiction and reality.
With Positive Youth Foundation, Arts Against Violence, Coventry Youth Partnership
CVX Festival will be a pioneering three-day arts activism festival curated by young people in the city.
JAY1 will co-produce live music for CVX with his brand ONE Wave.
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.