Tickets: FREE
Blue Coat School Terry Road, Coventry, CV1 2BA
Sat 31 Jul 2021 to Mon 30 Aug 2021
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GENERATE Festival of Community Performance

Sat 31 Jul 2021 to Mon 30 Aug 2021
Blue Coat School
Terry Road, Coventry, CV1 2BA Show on map
Duration: 2 hours
FREE

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Coventry is a city full of incredible singing, dancing and performing talent – you just need to know where to look.

Taking place across five weekends this summer, GENERATE Festival of Community Performance brings the wealth of hidden talent in Coventry and Warwickshire to a green space near you.

Join us outdoors for an afternoon full of food, drink and entertainment. It promises to be fun for families, festival-goers and anyone looking for a fun day in the sun to watch up-and-coming talent from across the region.

The programme will be wonderfully diverse, creative and accessible to all ages.

Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 and The Albany Theatre are supporting dozens of local amateur, community, student and grassroots performance groups to showcase their skills. Each group has prepared a performance responding to the theme of 'Freedom' – they will interpret the theme in their own way.

The events will have a relaxed atmosphere. We encourage you to bring a picnic blanket to sit on. Food will be available to purchase and there will be a bar. You are also welcome to bring your own food.

The festival is inspired by the Royal Shakespeare Company’s successful community performance programme The Dell. It will celebrate the diversity of our city and bring you some surprises along the way.

DATES AND TIMES

GENERATE Festival will take place on the following dates:

  • Sat 31 Jul / Sun 1 Aug
  • Sat 7 Aug / Sun 8 Aug
  • Sat 14 Aug / Sun 15 Aug
  • Sat 21 Aug / Sun 22 Aug
  • Sat 28 Aug, Sun 29 Aug and Mon 30 Aug (Bank Holiday)

Dates with Audio Description:

  • Sun 8 Aug
  • Sat 22 Aug
  • Sun 29 Aug

Dates with BSL:

  • Sat 28 Aug

The time for each date is as follows:

  • Doors 2.00pm / Starts 2.30pm / Ends 4.30pm

Produced by Coventry City of Culture Trust in partnership with The Albany Theatre.

This event is part of #LoveCoventry, a Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

GENERATE Festival takes place in an outdoor green space within the Blue Coat School grounds. Free parking is available on site but please consider travelling by public transport where possible.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult 18+.

Due to changing Covid regulations you may be required to pass a lateral flow test before entry to this event.

PROGRAMME

Sat 31 Jul

  • Synergy Gymnastics Club
  • Sahyadri Friends Group
  • Chinewrde Morris Dancers and Earlsdon Morris Men
  • The Coventry & Warwickshire Gospel Choir
  • Chinewrde Morris Dancers and Earlsdon Morris Men
  • GAPA Godiva Academy of Performing Arts

Sun 1 Aug

  • The Villager's Choir
  • Synergy Dance Company
  • Belgrade Friendship Group
  • The Shantyskeptics
  • Midland Brass Ensemble

Sat 7 Aug

  • Leamington Spa Opera Group
  • WorldSong
  • Akademy Dance Company

Sun 8 Aug

  • Soulful
  • Ankura School of Dance
  • Animato
  • Igbo Community Coventry
  • Impact Steelband
  • On Your Toes Dance Academy

Sat 14 Aug

  • Memories Choir
  • Inspire School of Dance
  • Elevate
  • Rock Choir

Sun 15 Aug

  • Coventry Festival Band
  • Heart of England Recorder Orchestra
  • Moving Space Company
  • The Belles of Three Spires

Sat 21 Aug

  • Circle Singers of Royal Leamington Spa
  • Leamprov Improvised Comedy Society
  • Coventry Morris Men
  • KB dance academy

Sun 22 Aug

  • Kadence Music
  • Sahil Project 
  • Quickfeet Dance School
  • Three Spires Harmony

Sat 28 Aug

  • Drama Tots
  • Crazyleggs
  • Cubbington Silver Band
  • The Crew Girls
  • SHOUT Rhythm and Blues Choir

Sun 29 Aug

  • Forte Choir
  • Ilian and Friends
  • Côr Cymraeg Coventry
  • CIC Group
  • Fridays All Stars

Mon 30 Aug

  • Sitar and harmonium
  • Amicantus Choir
  • Tribe-Ulations
  • Coventry Dynamite

Access information

  • BSL interpreted
  • Audio described

Where appropriate, performances will have BSL interpretation and/or audio description.
There is step-free access from the street to the performance space. Visitors should expect partially uneven terrain and possible inclement weather conditions. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own picnic blankets or camping chairs although several hay bales will be available for those who require priority seating.
 

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