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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: info@cov2021.co.uk

Send me to Coventry… anytime!

5 December 2017

Around Coventry, there are bands, musicians, artists. And they are everywhere. Singers, drummers, guitarists, maybe even some more traditional instruments, such as...

White Rabbits – a poem

1 December 2017

We received this on Facebook today, and we loved it too much not to share: White rabbits White rabbits I 'bagsy' it first now I'll get a present and never be...

Mander Hadley photography competition #WhatCoventryMeansToMe

23 November 2017

Coventry is a thriving multicultural city, abuzz with museums, galleries, theatres, restaurants, sports teams, two universities, stunning ancient and modern...

Building healthier and more inclusive communities with people proud of their City!

23 October 2017

EnV (Coventry) C.I.C is a registered Community Interest Company (CIC) that includes managing and sustaining the award-winning Coventry Ambassador volunteer programme....

A ‘century of culture’ for Coventry

19 September 2017

A guest blog by Jonathon Harris, Curator for Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art Work continues apace at Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, in preparation for...

Rising from the ashes and rebuilding

6 September 2017

One of Coventry’s emblems is a Phoenix – rising from the ashes and rebuilding – this is, for me, the best way to explain why I am backing the City of Culture...

On parathas, confidence, and who gets to have ideas

8 August 2017

A guest blog from Jo Hunter, from national arts organisation 64 Million Artists. A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to a workshop hosted by...

Sent to Coventry?

26 July 2017

'Sent to Coventry' is an expression I’ve often been quoted, when telling of my birthplace. The phrase originates from the 17th century (SAY WHAT?) It saw an...

From Ghost Town to Host Town

8 June 2017

Many words have already been written and even more words have been spoken about "The City of Culture" and Coventry's place in the bid. There are those who dismiss such...

Coventry – A newfound appreciation

18 April 2017

I’ve lived in Coventry for 22 years. That’s a large chunk of my life spent living within the shadow of the three spires. So why am I here? The easy answer would be...

We belong to the city, and it belongs to us

11 April 2017

I've been thinking a lot recently about what makes an individual put down roots in a place. I've tried to analyse what it was that made me settle here in Coventry - to...

What I love about Coventry

4 April 2017

I may not be from Coventry - even though it's just a short commute from my home town of Solihull - and my knowledge previously didn’t extend much further than the...

MY COVENTRY – a then and now perspective

28 March 2017

As a young child and teenager, I lived in Rugby. My first memory of Coventry was birthday treats to which I could invite a friend to at Owen and Owen’s restaurant...

Coventry – a quietly brilliant friend

21 March 2017

Everyone has one. The quietly brilliant friend. They are never the loudest at the party, never the one who shouts about their achievements on Facebook and always the...

My City of Culture, by Morocco Dave

14 March 2017

Coventry is bidding to become the UK City of Culture in 2021. Here’s my take on the city, it’s culture and my (vanishingly small) part in it. I have a...

What can a city like Coventry REALLY do in a year of culture? by Richard Harrison

8 March 2017

You can’t get away from people these days banging on about how we are going to beat 10 other cities to the title of UK City of Culture in 2021. We all know Coventry...

Why i #LoveCov by Helen, born and bred Coventrian

21 February 2017

When people ask where I am from, I tell them.  I say Coventry.  Many people actually don’t actually know where it is.  Some people mention the blitz.  I get fed...

Yellow Post It Notes

27 July 2016

Walking through the door on that Wednesday night to the sounds of raucous laughter, we sensed this was a good match. Richard and Rishard joined together by the City of...

We’ll Live & Die In These Towns – A blog by Tom Clarke

29 June 2016

I'm an adopted son of Coventry, I moved here when I was a teenager and found a city of open arms rich and diverse in culture and teeming with creativity. The...

#lovecov and it’s about time everyone else did too

29 June 2016

Richard Harrison has lived in Coventry for 17 years, he works at the University of Warwick but mainly bangs on about Coventry as he thinks it is a a wonderfully...

My Dear Old Cov – A blog by Luka Owen

29 June 2016

I'm a born and bred Coventry girl. Even after moving to the big smoke to follow my dreams of becoming a performer, I found myself landed back here, in dear old...