We asked people from all over the city to write blogs about why they think Coventry deserves to be UK City of Culture 2021.
Even though we’ve now won, it’s still really good to hear about what people think our city has to offer and why 2021 is going to be the most incredible year.
If you would like to write a blog please email: email@example.com
An interview with iDENT Festival organiser, Nyasha Pitt
Following a grant of £5,000 from the Road to 2021 Fund, the city’s first iDENT Festival, which was hosted at Warwick Arts Centre, was able to take place!
Aaron Greaves caught up with the event’s organiser, Nyasha Pitt, who reflected on the successful day:
Why did you decide to run the iDENT Festival?
“I wanted to create an event that was a celebration of Black culture, something that was different from existing events in the Midlands.
“There’s so much breadth and depth to Black culture so I wanted to create the type of festival that you might only expect to see in London as part of the City of Culture celebrations.
“This is such a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our creativity as a region and this is my contribution to that journey.”
Why did you want to come away from ‘carnival type’ events?
“Carnival is an important part of Black culture; however, it’s not the only aspect. I’m a Diversity and Inclusion Champion and I see it as part of my own personal...
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