As the nights draw in and the weather takes a turn for the worse, here at 2021 HQ we’re trying not to be too glum about it. The changing seasons means its time to start getting festive!

We’ve got a fantastic Festive Programme to keep your winter months filled with activity – from a Carnival of Lights in celebration of Diwali to a beautiful lighting installation taking over Broadgate, there’s sure to be something for everyone.


Brought to Light

Brought to Light is a large-scale festive light installation in Broadgate in Coventry city centre. It’s made up of dozens of illuminated glass jars suspended in the air from ultraviolet ‘string’ that criss-crosses across the buildings bringing the square to light.

Brought to you by Creatmosphere’s Laurent Louyer, produced by Sam Williams and Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 in partnership with Coventry City Council and Coventry Business Improvement District. Lantern workshops delivered by Cleo Broda and Tara Rutledge.

And what’s more, each jar has been designed by a different member of the public!

All of the jars are powered by solar-powered lights, and they contain drawings and creations made in workshops across Coventry in November 2019.

The designs were created in response to the question of what makes us ‘shine’, what lights us up and what light we give to others.


Come and see Brought to Light in Broadgate this festive season.

Image credit: Dylan Parrin

Carnival of Lights

Carnival of Lights took place on Sunday 3 November, and was a spectacular procession that started on Foleshill Road and ended with a live performance in Broadgate. As you can see from the photos below, people came out in their droves to watch and take part.

Image credit: Dylan Parrin

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