Fri 10 Sep 2021 to Sat 11 Sep 2021
Coventry City Centre / Online
Duration: 24 Hours
Selected Performances only; please see below.
How do we understand and celebrate the chapters and mysteries of our lives? What keeps us going in tough times and where do we find hope?
From Friday 10 to Saturday 11 September, you're invited to experience Faith.
This major co-production between Coventry City of Culture Trust and the Royal Shakespeare Company explores these big questions through the beliefs of people of faith, and of non-religious world views, through music, theatre, installation and ritual.
FRIDAY 10 SEPTEMBER
Discover the ingredients to a good life as you follow a range of cook-along videos online while an invited audience of Faith and Community Leaders meet to share food and engage in discussion about how faith shapes their lives.
The five recipes we'll be sharing on Friday evening can be found here.
Make sure you follow our Facebook page to get involved.
SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER
Faith centres and spaces across Coventry will open their doors for an Open House, sharing more about their beliefs, practices, and work in the community.
Four new plays directed by RSC Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman; The Messenger, The Return, The Arrival, and Generation 20, will be performed through the streets of Coventry with the stories of important moments in everyday life – from birth to love to death. All tickets for the plays are sold out.
If you’re not able to attend Faith in person, or just want to explore more, all performances will be live streamed with BSL and captioning on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.
A series of pop-up performances and installations, inspired by the themes of Faith and created by City Voices, will take place across the city for audiences to experience throughout the day on Saturday.
Faith will culminate in an extraordinary Ceremony of Light in Millennium Place as a pledge to move forward together and respect our differences. Tickets are still available to attend in person.
All of the events are free.
Co-produced by Coventry City of Culture Trust and the Royal Shakespeare Company with City Voices and Coventry faith communities
Supported by Backstage Trust and David and Sandra Burbidge
The City Voices programme was devised and created by Theatre Absolute in 2019, in partnership with Coventry City of Culture Trust