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Hundreds of parts of Coventry to be painted blue this year

Published on: 6 January 2020

We have been working with The Weaver’s House and Uncommon Creative Studio to find a distinctive shade of blue. Hundreds of parts of the city are to be...

Brought to Light comes to Broadgate

Published on: 19 November 2019

A magical light installation suspended above Broadgate will be the centrepiece of Coventry city centre’s Christmas lights this year. Coventry City of...

International Changemakers Bursary launched

Published on: 29 October 2019

Edit January 2020: Please note, the International Changemakers Bursary is no longer accepting applications. Successful applicants have now been...

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Digital Artists Residency

Coventry is a city that is constantly reinventing itself. As part of our journey to bid for UK City of Culture in 2021, Coventry City of Culture Trust will invite an artist to reinvent the city... Continue reading

Against Prejudice – Ira Aldridge in Coventry 1828

In 1828, the Coventry Theatre employed a new Manager; a young African American Actor by the name of Ira Aldridge, aged just 20. Incredibly, this appointment was at a time when slavery was still... Continue reading

‘Eyes on Cov’ photography competition with The Wigley Group

Keen amateur photographers are being invited to capture a unique angle on Coventry as part of the UK City of Culture 2021 bid. The ‘Eyes on Cov’ competition will give ten photographers the... Continue reading

Masterji @The Box, Fargo Village | 3 – 20 November – Free

Masterji is a 94 year old photographer, who has documented the arrival and the lives of South Asian immigrants to Coventry since the 1950's, is being exhibited for the first time in... Continue reading

Support our city

Here at City of Culture we aim to help our local organisations where we can and there are some great causes and projects that you can make a real difference to. Two such projects are EGO 1.1 and... Continue reading