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Refugee Week Conference

15 February 2019

Refugee Week planning got off to a tremendous start on Monday with over 370 delegates attending the Refugee Week Conference, a day of discussion, networking...

Recruitment statement

14 February 2019

As we prepare for 2021, we have been looking at attributes of youthfulness – being connected, dynamic, open, curious, inventive and playful – and putting...

Ian McKellen announces extra performance of 80th anniversary tour at the Belgrade Theatre

13 February 2019

Due to popular demand, a matinee performance will now take place at 2.30pm on Saturday 20 April Following the earlier announcement that acting legend Ian...

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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