First tickets for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 events go on sale for Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture 2021 which kicks off on 15 May 2021.
Spice Girl leads pop superstars performing as part of Coventry Food Festival’s ‘Big Foodie Weekend’ over the weekend of Friday 23 – Sunday 25 July.
This year is full of community, engagement, and inspiration. Here is a list of 21 things to get excited about in Coventry for 2021.
Coventry BID has announced today (Tuesday 16th March) the Coventry Food Festival set to return this July with TV celeb chefs for their three day festival
Imagineer, in partnership with The Coventry Irish Society & Media Mania, present a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – ‘Culture on the Move’
Coventry’s eagerly awaited Telegraph Hotel will open its doors for the very first time to the public on May 17 and has already attracted a surge of bookings
Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 Update – Coventry 2021 sets out how it will pace and scale its programme in the coming months
Coventry City Culture of Trust are today (February 25) launching the drive to recruit more than 5,000 volunteers to be part of its City Hosts Programme
Work begins on Cathedral Unity Lawns, a new scheme, set to revitalise Coventry Cathedral’s Unity Lawn.
Coventry BID and ‘You. Smart. Thing.’ launch Coventry BID Travel Assistant in readiness for the reopening of the region’s business premises.
Coventry Businessman Awarded MBE For Philanthropic Work in City in HRH The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for his work helping disadvantaged youth.
The first official Coventry 2021 merchandise has gone on sale – just in time for Christmas. The shop can be found housed in the Transport Museum gift shop.
Two historic streets in Coventry city centre have been transformed over the last few months as part of an ambitious £2 million project
Retailers welcome shoppers back their stores with fast track access using RSQ, Coventry city centres new online visit booking service.
Coventry chosen as host for DLUXE Coventry Magazine – The City’s first luxury lifestyle & Culture magazine.
Today the Coventry BID team is celebrating a new partnership with Too Good To Go – a social impact company and app fighting food waste in Coventry.
River Island is moving to Lower Precinct early 2021. They will be moving to the upper level of the centre, adding to the already impressive fashion offering
Work has begun to transform Coventry’s historic city gates into unique visitor accommodation in time for UK City of Culture 2021.
Coventry Glides – a magical ice rink in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral – is still planned to go ahead but will now open in December
Improvement works at Herbert Art Gallery & Museum has started. Coventry-based Deeley Construction has commenced work on the £1.2 million project.
We’ve found some spooky events for you to take part in that will give you that autumn feeling with some Spooktacular events in Coventry this half term.
Earlier this week Coventry Business Improvement District recognised as a UK Business Hero by the British Chamber of Commerce.
Coventry City of Culture Trust today announces the first events that will form part of the 365-day programme of UK City of Culture 2021, which kicks off in May 2021
Monsters to invade the City Centre during October half-term. Eight massive, mischievous monsters will be descending on Coventry and taking over rooftops in the city centre
Hard Hat Tour of The Telegraph Hotel takes place. Key figures convinced that Coventry’s newest hotel will provide an economic boost to the city.
Nation’s top chef on board to judge new Foodie Awards for Coventry & Warwickshire. Entrants will show off their talents to one of the nation’s top chefs.
Self-Care September – a time to think about yourself, Here are some ideas within the City Centre that you may like to try.
The Telegraph Hotel appoint new Sales and Marketing Manager as it begins the countdown to opening in late autumn.
Work on Windows: The Herbert in a New Perspective, an exhibition produced in response to artwork created and displayed in windows of homes during lockdown
Coventry visitor figures rise to over 10m in 2019 having seen record breaking growth in the number of people visiting the city compared to previous years
The Telegraph Hotel become the latest member of the 2021 Club and is set to open in late autumn, expecting to draw new visitors to the city.
Eat Out to Help Out in Coventry City Centre – All you need to know about the Eat Out to Help Out scheme in Coventry City Centre
President of Bespoke Hotels visits Telegraph Hotel and states the venue will attract new visitors to Coventry and boost its economy.
Front Room Sessions – A new ‘visual album’ has been released – featuring Coventry musicians & artists – to create a piece of lockdown history for the city.
‘Social distancing’ artwork showcased across Coventry to highlight the importance of staying safe during the pandemic produced by local artist.
Burges restoration – June 2020 is a £2 million transformation of one of Coventry’s oldest shopping streets and is underway to help revive the city.
Mothers Day in Coventry, We know your mum is special every single day of the year, but Mother’s Day is a day when you really can push the boat out.
Coventry ring road open space. Ambitious plans to breach Coventry ring road and open up the city centre have been submitted by developers.
National Pizza Day, a celebration of all things doughy and delightful, is on February 9th and gives you a free-for-all to eat as much pizza as you like.
Vélo Birmingham & Midlands reveals 2020 routes and re-opens entries. The Midlands ‘gears up’ for the 3rd edition of its biggest annual charity fundraising event
Christmas is a distant memory, summer seems a long way away, but everything’s good because love is in the air, so heres a guide to Vaelntines in Coventry.
Coventry University will shortly be hosting a public exhibition to consult on its plans for the former Civic Centre site on Much Park Street.
Ziferblat Coventry has officially launched bringing a unique pay-as-you-go community and working space to the heart of Coventry city centre.
Festival of Running Unveils New Look for 2020 – Organisers of the event revealed a totally new look for 2020, and a brand new website.
7 places for your festive shindig in Coventry City Centre. Most have set menus and all are great for a bit of festive fun and food.
Coventry’s Vintage Sleigh Ride to be unveiled for 2019 – Children from Shine a Light will test-ride the ride and meet Santa at a Coventry winter wonderland
Hottest Show in Town, Wok to Walk, Fires up in Coventry. The custom-made eat-as-you-go healthy food group serves sizzling Asian food in a flash.
Coffee in Coventry – We’ve asked people in Cov what their favourite places are and put together a list of some of the best places to grab a great coffee
The Nook Urban retreat and yoga bar opens offering yoga and pilates sessions, among other classes, alongside there is a tea lounge and meditation corner.
The George Eliot exhibition – celebrating George Eliot’s 200-year birthday with a new display featuring the original manuscript of Middlemarch.
Radical Drawing Works From Coventry And The Courtauld displayed at The Herbert thanks to a partnership that stems from the city’s industrial heritage.
Six Reasons Why ‘YULE LOVE COV’ This Christmas – Coventry BID announce its festive season and the host of special Christmas activities set to hit the city.
Telegraph Hotel unveils transformed interiors. The £20 million project will see the iconic 1950s building turned into an 88-bedroom 1950’s inspired hotel.
THE BOTANIST COVENTRY IS AWARDED FOR ITS INDUSTRY-LEADING DESIGN. The Botanist Coventry took home the award for the best UK Biophilic Design.
The return of the Coventry Ale Trail! gives you the opportunity to taste some superb ales and visit seven fantastic venues across the city centre.
Where’s Wally? The Big Museum Hunt – This half-term, WALLY, will be travelling the country, appearing in museums, including the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Red Panda rebrand as Alley Food & Mood, and relocate to Smithford Way due to demolition work at Coventry Point in the city centre.
The middle of September each year heralds the return of the students and the arrival of some 28,000 students to Coventry University (CU)
Players Entertainment appoint general manager for Coventry city centre’s most ambitious new night-time entertainment venue in decades.
Back to school – three words to strike equal amounts of delight and fear for many, allowing the household is get back into a routine and ‘normality’.
Club night with a difference is coming to Coventry. JJ’s launch New Vibes club night to help local people increase their confidence.
Presenting Summer of Love 2019 at The Yard. There Ain’t No Party Like a Yard Street Party!
Millington Travel has opened a new store in the city centre which is its 12th across the region, due to Coventry’s ambitious regeneration plans .
Imagineer’s Bridge is a new outdoor experience created by artists and engineers and inspired by real life stories of bridging divides.
Summer in the City – Look no further, there is so much to do with children in Coventry City Centre this Summer.
Visitors to an immersive exhibition in Coventry can step through the walls and into a re-imagined world at Wonder at The Herbert.
Two Coventry artists are working with the Coventry City of Culture Trust to put on the free Take the Square urban music event in the city centre.
Coventry Music Month has been created to throw a spotlight on the talent and creativity from Coventry, as well as highlight the city’s venues an festivals.
Former Girls Aloud star to headline Pride at The Yard event on Saturday 8th June 2019. Nadine Coyle will perform on a huge outside stage in the Bull Yard.
Coventry Food & Drink Festival 2019 – The weekend of the 11th & 12th May saw the return of the award-winning Food & Drink Festival in Coventry City Centre.
£2m funding for regeneration of The Burges confirmed as Coventry announced as a national demonstrator project for High Streets HAZ programme.
Member of popular naughties boy band Blue, Simon Webbe to perform live at The Yard and sing a number of Hits Live in Coventry’s award winning LGBT venue.
Knife Angel sculpture installed at Coventry Cathedral. The 27ft Knife Angel sculpture is made from 100,000 blades handed into police across the country.
The Specials announce two Coventry dates and will be playing at a truly iconic location in the city – the ruins of Coventry Cathedral.
Headline chefs for Coventry Food and Drink Festival announced. Glynn Purnell and Rosemary Shrager will be cooking up a storm for the proceedings.
Coventry restaurant, Basement Browns, have won a gold award from the Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Association, placing it in the top six pizzerias in England and Scotland.
Sunrise at Coventry Cathedral is a family-friendly experience that will take its audience through the transition from darkness to light as the beginning of 2019 approaches.
Coventry Projects Awarded Major Funding -Projects in Coventry and Warwickshire awarded over £6m funding to encourage culture, tourism and the economy.
The Coventry Student Shopping Night 2018 proved successful for businesses within the city centre as they opened their doors to new and returning students
Coventry Does Strictly LGBT+ will hit dancefloor on Saturday, November 3 when competitors will battle it out for the trophy.
Coventry’s waterpark to be named The Wave
The £36.7 million water park being built in the city centre will be called “The Wave”.
Upper Precinct redevelopment plans move forward as an oasis of greenery and water features are at the centre of the stunning transformation scheme
Focus on Belgrade Theatre – Helen Hotchkiss from Belgrade Theatre, kindly spoke to Coventry BID about the fantastic fundraising work at the theatre.
Coventry’s Olympic volunteer legacy is to be shared as best practice to Tokyo2020 Olympic organisers through EnV
HSBC Let’s Ride fills Coventry with thousands of cyclists for a traffic free ring road – in one direction at least – and a scenic tour of historic Coventry.
Coventry BID security patrols – A team of eight, they patrol the city centre and are there to deal with any issues either the public, or retailers have.
Turtle Bay Cathedral Lanes announced as latest restaurant and will be joining Bistrot Pierre, The Botanist, and Zizzi over the next year.
Coventry Gatecrasher Outside presents DJ legends Judge Jules, Tall Paul, Seb Fontaine, Scott Bond and JFK as GATECRASHER Classical returns to The Midlands.
Coventry in bloom for nationwide gardening competition. City centre judging to take place on Wednesday 25 July.
A spectacular flypast by a Dakota and an iconic Hawk aircraft are among the stunning highlights of a three-day celebration to mark Coventry and Warwickshire’s long association with the Royal Air Force as part of the nationwide RAF100 centenary celebrations. There will...
Friday night headliner announced as Jake Bugg and two more artists join Godiva Festival line up Festival organisers have confirmed that Jake Bugg will be performing as Godiva Festival’s Friday night headliner this year. The Nottingham-born singer and songwriter is...
Coventry BID Director, Trish Willetts, has signed up to abseil down One Friargate as part of JD's Drop, in aid of Free Radio's Cash for Kids charity. Trish will take on the 11 storey, 47m tall, building to raise money to support disadvantaged children in Coventry and...
Nationwide moved out of the building under the Lady Godiva clock in Broadgate earlier this year to pave the way for the demolition. The former bank is set to be knocked down later this month - opening up a long-lost vista of the city centre. The work will re-open the...
Coventry’s Godiva Festival line-up has had four new artists confirmed; Jonas Blue, Professor Green, Blood Red Shoes and Little Comets.
The Coventry BID clean-up started this week in Broadgate and the differences are immediately noticeable. Before and after shots illustrate the difference the work has made, creating a brighter, cleaner Broadgate. With more to come this week the team at UK Nationwide...
£4m plans to restore historic street and open up neglected River Sherbourne set for approval
Cafe Morso sign up to The Co-Operative edg property development on Corporation Street, Coventry.
Coventry announced as European City of Sport for 2019 by the Leader of Coventry City Council today. The title has been awarded by European Capitals and Cities of Sport Federation (ACES Europe) and will mark a celebration of all aspects of sport and well-being across...
City of Culture 2021 announce new Executive Director as Martin Sutherland. The Chief Executive of Northamptonshire Arts Management Trust – which manages the award-winning Royal & Derngate Theatres, Errol Flynn Filmhouse and The Core at Corby Cube – has joined the...
The celebrity chef at Coventry Food and Drink Festival this year will be Phil Vickery. Phil regularly appears on ITV’s This Morning, will be heading to the city centre on June 23 to host a number of demonstrations for the summer event. This year’s festival takes place...
New plans for Coventry Sport Centre elephant building could see it transformed into a new community arts space.
Potential buyers at the landmark regeneration of The Co-Operative in Coventry will be given an exclusive view of areas of the building as yet unseen since work began.
The Biggest Weekend Fringe is a creative and comprehensive 10-day outreach programme which will take place in the lead up to The Biggest Weekend. New events are being added each week so keep checking back. Read on for details of our Fringe events in Coventry. Friday...
Chenine Bhathena has promised to deliver “an unforgettable year” to Coventry after being appointed as the Creative Director for UK City of Culture 2021.
It has been announced that The Rolling Stones will be supported by Coventry ska legends The Specials when the No Filter tour comes to Coventry.
The first artist to play at this year’s Godiva Festival has been revealed.
Coventry is to get more than £90 million towards two landmark city centre schemes from the West Midlands Combined Authority.
The Stereophonics have now been added to the BBC Biggest Weekend line-up on Sunday 27th May in Coventry.
Liam Gallagher will be headlining on Sunday 27 May at BBC Music’s Biggest weekend.
Located in the atmospheric vaulted undercroft of St. Mary’s Guildhall, our newly refreshed café offers a relaxed setting for brunch, light snacks, hearty lunches, or a quick coffee from their revamped menu.
A larger-than-life Lady Godiva will return to wave off thousands of runners as they pound the city pavements in this year’s Coventry Half Marathon.
Coventry Business Improvement District (BID) will continue to raise the profile and support businesses in the city centre for another five years.
Tears for Fears have today been named as the latest act to join the line-up for BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend
Jonas Blue is headlining a show on 1 April at the Ericsson Indoor Arena.
A steel plate horse sculpture which has been restored to its former glory has been officially unveiled at its new home in Coventry.
Coventry’s much-loved Godiva Festival, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is moving to a new date this summer.
After the Coventry BID sponsored gala reception at St Mary’s Guildhall in Coventry, we are delighted to announce the YoungPro 2018 winners.
Theatre Absolute are delighted to present the UK’s first Shop Front Festival, in Coventry city centre on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 March.
A special guest has been announced to join Ronan Keating at the Ricoh Arena.
The BBC Biggest Weekend will be coming to Coventry on Sunday May 27 and Monday May 28.
Motofest Coventry is to stage time trialling at this year’s event, giving the go-ahead for the return of competitive motorsport to a UK city centre for the first time in almost 30 years.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were welcomed to Coventry by the crowds in the Cathedral Ruins as part of a special visit that gained the city national attention.
Plans have been approved to transform Coventry’s Upper Precinct shopping environment and create 75 student rooms.
The holidays certainly came to Coventry when the city centre hosted an eagerly anticipated visit from the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck.
Coventry is gearing up for one of the biggest years in its history after being named UK City of Culture 2021.
The holiday season was officially launched in spectacular style in Coventry city centre this week.
Coventry’s student shopping spectacular proved to be a massive success with thousands turning out for the annual event.
Singer and member of the Britain’s Got Talent (BGT) judging panel, Alesha Dixon, will be the special guest at this year’s Christmas Lights Switch-on, organised by Coventry BID and supported by Coventry City Council.
From 25 – 30 September 2017, the Festival of lmagineers returns to Coventry, bringing streets and unexpected locations to life with extraordinary live arts, astounding performances and incredible installations.
City Arcade has welcomed a new, independent coffee shop, in the form of Changamiri Coffee House.
The Slug & Lettuce has opened its doors opposite Cathedral Ruins in the Old County Hall, which was formerly home to The Establishment.
Exciting news for Coventry as it has been revealed that cocktail bar, The Botanist, looks set to open a brand new venue in Cathedral Lanes.
A Coventry world buffet restaurant is offering families the opportunity to fill their plates for less by launching a host of summer holiday deals – including kids eat free!
Coventry has made the UK City of Culture 2021 shortlist and is now in a five-way race to win the title.
#CovHourLive is a brand new event bringing together the businesses of Coventry to network and to hear about the latest developments in the city.
The Financial Ombudsman Service is set to take two floors of the new 11-storey One Friargate
See what happened when Motofest brought 130,000 people to Coventry city centre for a weekend of free fun.
Coventry City Council has today released a time-lapse video showing the construction of the new £14.9m bridge deck at Junction 6 of the Coventry Ring Road.
Coventry City Council is to seek further proposals for a new retail development scheme for the city centre.
Introducing the YoungPro Award winners for 2017, an event that was sponsored by Coventry Business Improvement District.
Coventry BID has shown its support for Coventry and Warwickshire First Network by sponsoring the upcoming YoungPro Awards and FirstPro Awards.
Award-winning entrepreneur Trish Willetts has joined us as BID manager.
Businesses in the heart of Coventry have pledged to be at the heart of the city’s bid to be crowned UK City of Culture 2021.