Tickets: FREE
Belgrade Theatre B2 Stage Belgrade Square, Corporation St, Coventry CV1 1GS
Wed 22 Sep 2021 to Sat 25 Sep 2021
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BBC CSL: The Essay

Wed 22 Sep 2021 to Sat 25 Sep 2021
Belgrade Theatre B2 Stage
Belgrade Square, Corporation St, Coventry CV1 1GS
Duration: 1 hour /1.5 hour
FREE

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Guideline Audience Age Range: 14+

BBC Contains Strong Language 2021 is a partnership between the BBC, Coventry City of Culture Trust, Writing West Midlands and Nine Arches Press, and is supported by Arts Council England, the British Council, Creative Lives and Jerwood Arts.

Wednesday 22nd September, 2021
18:00 – 19:30

Three writers deliver newly commissioned essays with their personal perspective on the Coventry of past, present and future. Playwright Chris O’Connell asks if Coventry was a character, who would it be? Sociologist Ruth Cherrington reflects on growing up on a Coventry council estate, and what she learnt from the the Working Men’s Club across the street. And artist Laura Nyahuye reflects on life as a migrant in the city.

Saturday 25th September, 2021
16:15 – 17:15

Two writers deliver newly commissioned essays with their personal perspective on the Coventry of past, present and future. Journalist Simon Gilbert explores Coventry’s relationship with its until recently exiled football club, the Sky Blues, and auto industry expert and poet Aysar Ghassan celebrates the unsung artists at the heart of one of the city’s biggest industries – car designers.

Access information

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible and there is a hearing loop installed on site.