These open conversations are a chance to come and talk about the breadth of culture happening in the city. It’s a platform for sharing ideas, networking with different people, building partnerships and bringing together the city in conversation. This is an open invitation for all Coventry residents and businesses to come and have a conversation together.

Each Culture Conversation will have a set theme as well as space for open conversations.

These events will be held on mornings and evenings and will not be ticketed, please be aware some might be particularly busy. BSL interpreters will be present and these events are hosted in wheelchair-accessible spaces.

Please note: Catering (food/drink) will not be provided but can be purchased on-site at events run at Alfred’s Cafe (please note, not all events will be run at the Cafe and as such food purchases may not be possible).

On-street disabled parking is available for Alfred’s Cafe events on Bayley Lane and St Mary Street, directly adjacent to the venue.


Upcoming Culture Conversations

Tuesday 12 May 2020, 8-9am

Location: Zoom (Sign up required – spaces limited)

Topic: Utopia

Culture Conversations is going online for an interactive hour-long Zoom workshop on the topic of Urban Utopia.

This month’s discussion will be led by award-winning poet Inua Ellams. Inua founded The Midnight Run fifteen years ago, a project inspired by music, poverty, global migration and the search for community. Inua will explain how this project came about, and how to use poetry and psychogeography to build a utopia. Participants should come prepared to write a poem!

BSL interpretation will be provided.

Spaces on this month’s edition of Culture Conversations are free and limited to a maximum of 25 people. This limit ensures all participants can be involved in the workshop.

Participants must sign up in advance via Eventbrite. Once signed up, you will be emailed a link to join the Zoom call in advance of the event.

This edition of Culture Conversations forms part of Coventry Modern, a project putting a spotlight on our city’s post-war architecture and urban design. The series of open discussions encourages you to get involved in the design of an inspiring and successful future Coventry. During lockdown, the conversation continues online.

Coventry Modern is a collaboration between the Great Place Project and Coventry University.

Sign up here


Previous Themes
Grassroots and DIY Culture
International Culture and Twin Cities
What does ‘Faith’ mean to citizens in Coventry?
Human Rights and Peacefulness
A City of Hope
Amazing Women

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