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The Reel Store: Opening Spring 2022

THE UK’S FIRST PERMANENT IMMERSIVE DIGITAL ART GALLERY IS OPENING IN COVENTRY

The Reel Store, our new state-of-the-art digital gallery, will feature innovative experiential art commissions in the former Coventry Telegraph building.

The gallery opens in Spring 2022 with Machine Memoirs: Space, a 360-degree cinematic experience by internationally renowned artist Refik Anadol in collaboration with NASA.

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Coventry's Music Board members announced

Coventry City of Culture Trust today announces a group of 13 music industry and creative professionals that have been chosen as the inaugural members of the Coventry Music Board – the first of its kind locally – selected to grow Coventry’s identity as a city of music, to shine a light on the city’s musical past and future, and to nurture talent and promote inclusivity.

 

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Six months into Coventry 2021 we catch up with our Finance Apprentice Shannon Mills

The apprenticeship programme at the City of Culture Trust began in November of last year, recruiting 14 Coventry and Warwickshire residents, eager to learn and develop skills in departments such as production, finance, marketing and fundraising. The apprentices have been with the Trust for a year now, and they want to reflect on what they have achieved in their time at the Trust so far.

Shannon Mills, one of the finance Apprentices, tells us about her experience.

International Human Rights Day 2021

Today marks International Human Rights Day. This year’s theme being Equality - Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights. This is a great moment for us to explore, reflect and look forward to the themes and messaging behind some of the events and projects that run throughout our City of Culture year. We have always striven to create a year that is not only joyous and celebratory, but that also shines a light on some of the issues people face here in Coventry, throughout the nation and across the world, to connect people and ensure greater equity for citizens.

 

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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Urban Astronaut by Highly Sprung (2016) Photo by Andrew Moore.

Urban Astronaut by Highly Sprung (2016) Photo by Andrew Moore.