Carnival of Lights is a truly illuminating procession from Foleshill to Coventry’s city centre on Sunday 3 November 2019.

FREE EVENT | All welcome | Accessible viewing areas along route | Sunday 3 November 2019 | Starts 5:15pm at Foleshill Community Centre

The carnival is set to feature:

  • Flavours of Coventry float, featuring local artists presented by Sunit Music: Shivam, Jayden, Hitesh Joshi, Lyra, Heenay and Raina
  • Juggy Rihal and Masterclass Dhol Drummers alongside lanterns created by the Foleshill community
  • The Lotus Flower Float, fabulously illuminated Bollywood dancers with LED umbrellas

The Carnival of Lights Lantern Procession will start at Foleshill Community Centre (757 Foleshill Rd, Coventry, CV6 5HS) at 5:15pm and proceeds into Coventry and finishes at Broadgate with live performances.

You can join the procession at Foleshill Community Centre at 5:15pm, or meet it at any point along the journey. The route is as follows:

  • 📍 Foleshill Community Centre, Foleshill Road
  • ⬇️ Foleshill Road at Cross Road
  • ⬇️ Foleshill Road at Station Street
  • ⬇️ Foleshill Road at Broad Street
  • ⬇️ Foleshill Road at Lockhurst Lane
  • ⬇️ Nanaksar Gurdwara Foleshill Road
  • ⬇️ Foleshill Road at Eagle Street
  • ⬇️ Eagle Street at Springfield Road
  • ⬇️ Guru Nanak Parkash Gurdwara, Harnall Lane West
  • ⬇️ Howard Street at Stoney Stanton Road
  • ⬇️ Swanswell Street at White Street
  • ⬇️ Whittle Arch, Hales Street
  • ⬇️ Holy Trinity, Trinity Street
  • 📍 Broadgate, Coventry City Centre

Accessible viewing areas

There will be two accessible viewing areas along the route for attendees who require wheelchair access or additional facilities, making the carnival experience as comfortable as possible.

See below for details.

Accessibility Area #1 St Paul’s Church – CV6 5AJ

Procession passes between 5.35pm – 6.00pm

Limited car park spaces before 5pm. No access after this time. Nearby public car park: Holmsdale Road, CV6 5AN. Stewards will be on site outside the church from 4.30pm – 6.00pm. Toilet facilities will be made available.

Accessibility Area #2 Broadgate – CV1 1FS

Performances between 6.30pm – 7.00pm

Please use local car parks provided, disabled parking available along Pepper Lane, CV1 5SB and St Mary Street, CV1 5RN. Stewards will be on hand from 4.30pm – 7.00pm at the sectioned off viewing area, toilet facilities will be made available.

Should you require any further information ahead of the event please contact

If you have any enquiries on the day please talk to a steward.

Come and make your own lantern which will feature in the parade!*

We’re holding five FREE lantern-making sessions in Foleshill in the run-up to the procession. Learn how to use natural and sustainable materials to create your individual lantern for the Carnival of Lights. Adults and families welcome!

St Pauls Church
Foleshill Rd, Coventry CV6 5AJ

View on Google Maps

Tuesday 22 October – 10:30am to 12:30pm
Thursday 24 October – 10:30am to 12:30pm
Friday 25 October – 10:30am to 12:30pm

View Facebook event

Foleshill Community Centre
757 Foleshill Rd, Coventry CV6 5HS

View on Google Maps

Saturday 2 November – 11:30am to 1:30pm and 2:30pm to 4:30pm

View Facebook event


For more information about the workshops, please contact workshop leader Daksha Piparia at


Remember to wrap up warm on the day, see the forecast weather for Sunday here:


Latest news & press

Coventry City of Culture Trust launches micro commissions for disabled artists in partnership with Unlimited.

10 July 2020

Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists in Coventry and Warwickshire are being encouraged to apply for grant...

Social distancing artwork showcased across Coventry

8 July 2020

A local artist’s ‘social distancing’ artwork will be showcased across Coventry to highlight the importan...

Coventry College supports Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 as City Champion

8 July 2020

Coventry College has backed Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture with a major partnership, announced today....