Tickets: FREE
Indian Community Centre 243 Cross Rd, Coventry CV6 5GP
Sun 7 Nov 2021 @ 17.00


Sun 7 Nov 2021 @ 17.00
Indian Community Centre
243 Cross Rd, Coventry CV6 5GP
Duration: 2 hours

Experience a spectacular procession across the north of Coventry. Abundance is a free, family-friendly event celebrating light, hope and freedom.

Beginning and ending at the Indian Community Centre on Cross Road, the circular route will weave through residential streets and traverse one of Coventry’s most historic roads, the Foleshill Road.

Following the incredible Carnival of Lights in 2019, the streets will once again light up for an evening of light, performance and spectacle.

Come and watch the procession from the pavement at any point along the route, and enjoy an array of exciting performances including:

  • Dance routines choreographed by Kesha Raithatha (Associate Artistic Director, Aakash Odedra)
  • Fire walkabout show by Flame Oz
  • Walkabout performance by Kitsch & Sync
  • Coventry-based female drummers
  • Coventry based international dhol drummer Parv Kaur with Eternal Taal
  • Community-led lantern parade led by Coventry South Asian artists
  • Light-up umbrellas with Cirque Bijou
  • Light projection at St Paul’s Church
  • …and much more!

Image: Amara Piparia-Lea



The procession will start in the car park of the Indian Community Centre on Cross Road at 5pm.

It will move in clockwise direction, turning right onto Princess Street, then right onto Broad Street, then right onto Foleshill Road. It will travel up Foleshill Road and turn right at Cross Road.

The procession will finish back at the Indian Community Centre on Cross Road at approximately 7pm.



A year of artistic development with Coventry-based South Asian artists, and a range of community craft workshops, will culminate in the Abundance procession.

The cohort of Abundance artists include local performers, choreographers, filmmakers and community leaders. You can read about each Abundance artist here.


The artists’ work engages with four key themes: City of Light (illuminating our streets with lamps and lanterns), City of Sounds (creating a soundscape across the city), City of Love and Freedom (creating a playful experience suitable for all the family) and City of Hope (promoting unity and female voices).

Abundance was created in partnership with Sampad. It is part of #LoveCoventry, a Coventry UK City of Culture programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.



A series of road closures will be in place to keep audiences safe on Sunday 7 November. Please avoid driving in the Foleshill area and find an alternative route at the following times:

  • Cross Road and Canal Road will be closed from 2pm until 8pm.
  • Foleshill Road, Broad Street and connecting roads will be closed from 4pm until 8pm.
  • Residents in Princess St, Edgwick Rd, Morey St, Holmsdale Rd, Webster St, Francis St, Livingstone Rd, Park St, Elm Road, Station Street, Blackwell Rd, Culworth Row, Queen Mary’s Road, May St, Ransom Rd, Mansel St may also be affected from 4pm to 8pm.


All bus stops on Foleshill Road between Lockhurst Lane and Lythalls Lane will be suspended between 4pm and 8pm. Bus routes affected include 20, 20A, 20B, 20C and 48.


Parking will be limited on Sunday 7 November and usual restrictions will be enforced. We recommend parking in the public car parks off the A444 and Stoney Stanton Road and walk the short distance to watch the parade.

If you require a disabled parking space, please contact [email protected].


Access information

  • BSL interpreted
  • Audio described
  • Relaxed

There will be an accessible viewing area at St Paul’s Church. From here, you can experience the procession with BSL, audio description, an easy read guide and relaxed rooms.

You don't need to book ahead to use the accessible viewing area, but if you'd like to find out more, please contact [email protected].

To book a disabled parking space, please contact [email protected].