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Coventry 2021 Roundtables

10 October 2018

The Coventry City of Culture Trust has launched a series of Roundtables.  These are spaces for conversations and idea generation ahead of the City of Culture year.

Regular Roundtables are essentially facilitated public discussions designed for those interested and engaged in the specific sector or industry and service providers. Each discussion will be themed. Initial sessions are running from October 2018 to March 2019.

All talks will be hosted by Chenine Bhathena, Creative Director, City of Culture Trust and facilitated by industry experts.  They will include breakout discussions around what ‘the role of culture is in a modern and diverse Britain’ and how we can use our youth, culture and creativity to promote innovation and activism in Coventry, across the nation and the globe.

The Roundtables are listed below – they are free to attend, but booking is essential as there is a maximum capacity of approx. 50 people per session.

Sign-up to our Roundtable sessions below.

Please note, some Roundtables require signup on external websites, please read the information carefully to ensure you signup on the correct platform. 


Craft Roundtable in conjunction with Crafts Council 

When: Friday 22 February, 10.00am-3.00pm

Location: The Box at FarGo Village, Far Gosford St, Coventry CV1 5ED

Coventry City of Culture Trust would like to invite all Crafters to join us for the next in the series of our Roundtable Workshops.

At this session, you will hear from Chenine Bhathena, Creative Director of Coventry City of Culture Trust about emerging themes for 2021, and colleagues from the national Crafts Council’s Craft Club about their work and potential opportunities to get involved.

This will be followed by a networking session and a roundtable discussion focussing on the current strengths of the Craft sector in Coventry, and potential opportunities to grow and enhance for 2021 and beyond.

Suitable for: Professionals and hobbyists, whatever your craft (pottery, jewellery making, knitting, stitching, origami, floristry, sugar craft… the list goes on), we would love for you to join us. (18+)

Sign up to the Craft Roundtable here


Strengthening the Creative Industry Roundtable (rescheduled from 2018)

When: Tuesday 26 March, 10am-12pm

Location: Coventry Conferences
Technology Park
Puma Way

A roundtable to discuss how we are educating children and young people in creativity, inspiring lifelong engagement in arts and culture as both a profession and hobby, and developing/strengthening our creative workforce. We will be joined by leaders in the field of arts education, life long learning, and creative industries development.

Suitable for: Teachers and Educationalists, Artists/Cultural Organisations working with communities/education, Careers Advisers, Funders and other Businesses. (18+)

Sign up using the form at the bottom of this page. 

Reservations made before 22.11.18 will be contacted and retained for the 26 March session. 

Digital and Multimedia Roundtable


Location to be confirmed.

A roundtable to explore the current landscape for digital artists and creatives. Plus a discussion on the new 5G landscape and creative application of the technology. We hope to be joined by colleagues from the West Midlands Combined Authority and Creative England to help us explore the opportunities ahead.

Suitable for: Digital Artists and Festivals, Gamers, Content Generators, Designers and programmers, Researchers with a focus on digital platforms, Technology Manufacturers, Graphic Designers. (15+)

Reservations made before 22.11.18 will be retained for the 2019 postponed date. We will be in contact with those who have applied so far.
Reservations for this event will go live in the Spring 2019.




Sign-up to our Roundtable sessions

Please note, registrations will only be considered if a roundtable genre is chosen.

If you wish to attend a different roundtable event not listed here please return to this webpage in the future as we will update this form with more roundtable genres when new events are organised; These will be tailored towards different artistic, community and professional practices.

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