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Coventry Cathedral Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5AB
Thu 3 Mar 2022 @ 19.30
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Deliaphonic: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes of Delia Derbyshire’ - Film Screening & Talk

Thu 3 Mar 2022 @ 19.30
Coventry Cathedral
Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5AB
Duration: 7.30PM - 10PM
From £6

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Age guideline: 14+ years (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)

Presented by Flatpack’s CineCov and Deliaphonic. 

This festival special Director’s cut of the docudrama portrait of Delia Derbyshire explores the idea that this extraordinary composer herself lived outside of time and space.

Delia’s work is inextricably bound up with the worlds of visual art and film, and she composed music for more than 200 radio and TV shows. She is perhaps best known for her electronic arrangement of the theme music to the BBC’s Doctor Who, but her wide range of works ranges from compositions for art films with Yoko Ono to creating sound effects for contemporary theatre.  

Artist Cosey Fanni Tutti has constructed a soundtrack of samples from Delia’s lost attic tapes that were discovered after her death. This is playfully interwoven with Delia’s own music, interviews with her collaborators and dramatisations, honouring the BBC Radiophonic Workshops’ comper’s own questing spirit. 

Caroline Catz who wrote, directed and plays Delia in the film will be involved in a special panel Q&A with  Julian House, hosted by Neil Kulkarni. 



Go CV+ discount available. Get up to 4 tickets at up to 50% off per cardholder. Limited tickets available. Add your Go CV number to your Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 account to access discounted tickets. Find out more about Go CV.


Deliaphonic is a 4-day festival to celebrate the sounds and legacy of Delia Derbyshire. Now in its fourth year, the festival will once again take place in her hometown of Coventry, with events scheduled at Coventry Cathedral & The Tin Music and Arts. 


Programme (subject to change):

7.00pm Doors Open

7.30pm - 9.10pm Film - The Myths and the Legendary Tapes of Delia Derbyshire (1hr 50 mins)  

9.30pm - 10.00pm Q & A with Caroline Catz and Julian House, chaired by Neil Kulkarni

Access information

Coventry Cathedral is in Coventry city centre – 1.1 kilometres from Coventry train station and about 100 metres from Pool Meadow bus station.

The main entrance to the Cathedral is on Priory Street opposite Coventry University or St Michael’s Avenue from the City Centre. The postcode is CV1 5FB.


There is limited disabled parking (next to the Chapel of Unity on St Michael’s Avenue). There are two Blue Badge parking bays on Bayley Lane.

Drop Off Point: There is a drop off point on Priory Street, just in front of the steps and ramp leading up to the entrance for the new Cathedral, where there is no kerb.

The nearest public car parks to the Cathedral are 300 metres away at Cox Street CV1 5GA (short stay), Salt Lane CV1 2GY or Lower Ford Street CV1 5PS (long stay).

The main road outside the Cathedral (Priory Street) has a wide pavement. On the other side of the Cathedral, near the church of Holy Trinity, in Cuckoo Lane and Bayley Lane, there are many cobbled pathways and limited dropped kerbs.

Accessing The Cathedral

When you arrive at the new Cathedral from Priory Street, access is via seven steps to a landing and then a further thirteen steps. There are hand rails on either side.

Alternatively, there is a ramp leading around Coventry Cathedral Ruins up to the covered area between the two buildings.

To enter Coventry Cathedral there are two glass doors, measuring 90cm wide with 103cm between them, with level access.

Inside the Cathedral

There is a model of the Cathedral available to touch. This will be located in the main body of the Cathedral.

Please note that some areas of the Coventry Cathedral can only be reached via steps and so are not accessible to those using wheelchairs. The performance doesn’t require you to use these spaces.


The Cathedral seating can be quite uncomfortable. You may want to bring a cushion along with you to make yourself more comfortable.

All of the seats are removable, so if you are accessing the space in a wheelchair, you are welcome to sit wherever you like.

Personal Assistant Tickets

For anyone not able to attend the event on their own we offer a complimentary essential companion/personal assistant ticket. To request a ticket please email [email protected].


There is an accessible toilet available at the Cathedral which can be found on the rear left hand side of the main space. There is a ramp to access this.

If you would benefit from being seated close to the toilet please let us know in advance and we will reserve space for you.

Changing Places Toilet

The nearest Changing Places Toilet is at Coventry Central Library, in the city centre, and approximately 1 kilometre away from the Cathedral.

Central Library, Smithford Way, City Centre, Coventry, CV1 1FY.

The toilet can be accessed by a lift to the first floor and by using a radar key, during opening hours:

Monday 9.30am - 6.30pm
Tuesday 9.30am - 6.30pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 6.30pm
Thursday 9.30am - 6.30pm
Friday 9.30am - 6.30pm
Saturday 9.30am - 4pm
Sunday 12.30pm - 3.30pm