One Year to Go until Coventry is UK City of Culture 2021

With only one year to go until Coventry is UK City of Culture 2021 here’s how we’re preparing for our year in the spotlight.

In the next 12 Months

As well as continuing to work across all of the city’s wards and building our team, here’s what you can expect as we all get ready for a spectacular year…


  • New website launches
  • City-wide ticketing platform opens
  • City Council public realm works ongoing
  • Apprenticeship programme launched
  • Volunteering registration opens


  • A major ‘Getting Ready for 2021’ event
  • Music Month 2020
  • App available to download


  • The programme for 2021 announced
  • National and international campaign begins
  • Tickets go on-sale


Latest news & press

Hundreds of parts of Coventry to be painted blue this year

6 January 2020

We have been working with The Weaver’s House and Uncommon Creative Studio to find a distinctive shade of blu...

Brought to Light comes to Broadgate

19 November 2019

A magical light installation suspended above Broadgate will be the centrepiece of Coventry city centre’s Chr...

International Changemakers Bursary launched

29 October 2019

Edit January 2020: Please note, the International Changemakers Bursary is no longer accepting applications. Su...