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Play: An Exploration Of Toys, Games & Fun

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

30 Jun-23 Sep 2018

A major free exhibition appealing to children and adults of all ages, exploring the history of toys, games and fun from across the country. Play: An Exploration of Toys, Games & Fun features...

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Fertile Fields: Paintings by Jeff Dellow from the 1990s

Artspace Arcadia Gallery

19-26 Jul 2018

This exhibition of paintings created in the 1990s by the painter Jeff Dellow. Many of the works in this exhibition were created after Dellow was invited by English businessman and art collector...

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Indian Head Massage – Free Taster Sessions

Central Library

21 Jul 2018

Join Kate Hills in the Health and Well-being area of the Central Library for a free taster session. Sit back and enjoy a relaxing head massage from an expert. No booking needed - just call in and...

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Coventry Belgrade Mela

Belgrade Theatre

21 Jul 2018

Coventry Belgrade Mela is now in its fourth year and continues to offer a wide range of amazing South Asian events. From the ever popular workshops, where you can learn some hip movements to the...

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Join Emilie Lauren Jones for an around the world trip – poetry style!

Central Library

21 Jul 2018

From America to India, Wales to Australia, we are taking you on a globe-hopping poetry adventure. So sit back and enjoy words from across the world. We are also looking for people to bring along...

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Charterhouse Midsummer Ball


21-22 Jul 2018

A ‘Masquerade Ball’ for 200 people hosted by the Lord Mayor of Coventry, Cllr John Blundell, is to take place in the walled garden of Coventry’s Charterhouse this July. The event will...

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Chris Ramsey Live 2018

Albany Theatre

25 Jul 2018

CHRIS RAMSEY LIVE 2018 (The just happy to get out of the house tour) Critically acclaimed and award winning Stand Up comedian, host of his own TV entertainment show and Stand Up show on Comedy...

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Cirque Berserk

Belgrade Theatre

26-28 Jul 2018

Now in its fifth thrilling year and showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk! celebrates the 250th anniversary of the invention of Circus by bringing this...

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Thursday Night Live: Callum Pickard & The Third Look

Old Grammar School

26 Jul 2018

Callum Pickard & The Third Look are already well recognised for their well-crafted songs, where Pickard’s songwriting skill seems far beyond his 21 years of age. With their new song “Sweetly...

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Planting Biennials into Place: Potluck & Discussion

Artspace Arcadia Gallery

27 Jul 2018

Dale Hipkiss, Birmingham-based artist and Coventry Biennial 2017 exhibitor shares his recent experience of Manifesta 12: Planetary Garden, Europe’s nomadic biennial which is currently occupying...

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Criterion Theatre

27-28 Jul 2018

Award winning BoonDog Theatre on their way to the Edinburgh Festival are presenting 'Showanship' 1935. Dust Bowl America. As the worst dust storm in history briefly recedes, a tinpot touring...

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Masterclass in short story writing

Masterclass in short story writing

28 Jul 2018

Stuck for ideas? Not sure how to get your story started? What makes a good short story? During these two stand-alone sessions you can join in discussions and have a go at writing activities...

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Invisible Portraits

Hope Centre, Sparkbrook Street

28 Jul 2018

Award-winning Coventry poet Antony Owen having hosted two poetry workshops inspired by testimonies taken both in Coventry and Hiroshima of World War II evacuees and Atomic Bomb survivors, will be...

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We Are Scientists

The Empire

29 Jul 2018

We Are Scientists visit Coventry Empire on Sunday, 29 July. The american rock band formed in Berkeley, California, in 2000, led by members Keith Murray (lead vocals and guitar) and Chris...

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Make & Take: Gladiator Arm Guards

Lunt Roman Fort

30 Jul-3 Aug 2018

Make sure you're fully protected from your enemies by making your very own manica - an arm protector worn by gladiators when they fought in the arena!

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Poetry and Comedy Night

The Tin Music and Arts

4 Aug 2018

Enjoy an evening out with some of the best local poets and comedians around with a guest or two from elsewhere in the country. For the full programme, see separate flyer and check the Positive...

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Make & Take: Gladiator Helmets

Lunt Roman Fort

7-11 Aug 2018

Prepare for combat by making and decorating your own gladiator helmet, and step into the arena as a fearsome Secutor, most heavily armoured of all gladiators!

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Make & Take: Roman Medals

Lunt Roman Fort

13-17 Aug 2018

Display your courage by making your own wearable Roman medals, called Phalerae, so you can look your best during the victory parade!

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Hand-Coloured Japan 1870 – 1912

Artspace Arcadia Gallery

16-31 Aug 2018

Exhibition of hand-coloured photographic materials created in Meiji Japan between 1870 and 1912. This is a free event. Opening event on the 16th of August 17:30 - 20:00

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Make & Take: Harpastum – Roman Rugy & Cone Soldiers

Lunt Roman Fort

20-24 Aug 2018

Take to the field as a sporting hero, and play the ancient game of Harpastum - the Roman version of Rugby! Games will be played to safe, non-contact rules, under the expert supervision of our...

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Make & Take: Roman Swords

Lunt Roman Fort

28-31 Aug 2018

Forge your own mighty Roman sword (gladius), with which to defeat your enemies! All materials are provided.

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Peppa Pig’s Adventure

Belgrade Theatre

28-29 Aug 2018

Peppa Pig and friends are back in the brand new live show Peppa Pig’s Adventure! Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends,...

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Belgrade Theatre

30 Aug 2018

The Russian State Opera presents Carmen – the most powerful, enjoyable and tuneful opera. “Always top-quality productions from this producer”. Stage Talk Magazine Featuring an...

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La Traviata

Belgrade Theatre

31 Aug 2018

The Russian State Opera presents La Traviata – one of Verdi’s greatest Operas. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. “A boon to the opera in regional theatres.” The Stage Featuring...

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Handbagged, by Moira Buffini

Criterion Theatre

1-8 Sep 2018

Moira Buffini’s witty drama opens the clasp on the antipathy between Mrs Thatcher and Queen Elizabeth II by imagining the dialogue at the weekly audience given by HMQ to her Prime Minister. The...

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Christ Church Scarecrow Trail

Christ Church

8 Sep 2018

Scarecrow will be appearing in gardens of the parish of Christ Church on Saturday 8th September. The theme this year is Nursery Rhymes and Songs. Come along and collect an entry form and map from...

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British Abstract Painting in the Eighties Symposium

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

14 Sep 2018

This one-day symposium at the Herbert Museum & Art Gallery is intended to reconsider the development and exploration of abstract painting during the 1980s in the UK. Speakers will include David...

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Final Salary Pensions Explained

Ricoh Arena

27 Sep 2018

If you are looking ahead and thinking about when you can retire and how much you’ll receive in pension income this seminar covers: o Final salary pensions explained o Why stay in a final...

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NEON presents: SUNRISE

Coventry Cathedral

31 Dec 2018-13 Jan 2019

An unforgettable and immersive experience launches New Year’s Eve and runs until 13th January 2019 within the ruins of Coventry Cathedral. Inspired by Coventry’s ability to triumph in the...

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