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2-Tone is Coming Home

2-Tone is Coming Home

Tuesday 1 January 2019

Location: Coventry Music Museum 80 Walsgrave Rd, Coventry, CV2 4ED

2 TONE IS COMING HOME! 2019 is the 40th Anniversary of 2-Tone music and Coventry is where it began, so expect some unique events happening at the Coventry Music Museum and at the 2 Tone Village.

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Independent Venue Week: Rozi Plain at The Tin

Independent Venue Week: Rozi Plain at The Tin

Tuesday 29 January 2019

Location: The Tin Music and Arts Units 1 - 4 Canal Basin, Coventry, CV1 4LY.

The music of Rozi Plain has always felt like a freeze-frame. A colourful and graceful snapshot of the world, paused, suspended in time, and then gently toyed with.

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Let's Animate Presents: Monthly Animation Club

Let's Animate Presents: Monthly Animation Club

Monday 15 July 2019 – Monday 9 December 2019

Location: Fargo Village Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5ED.

Calling all Home Ed students, come along to the Let’s Animate studio and have fun animating.

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Coventry Improv Presents: Full of Beans

Coventry Improv Presents: Full of Beans

Friday 13 September 2019 – Friday 13 December 2019

Location: Esquires Coffee, Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry, CV1 1JD.

Coventry's monthly improv comedy show.

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Sensory Play Days

Sensory Play Days

Thursday 19 September 2019 – Friday 20 December 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Let imaginations soar as your child learns to play creatively in this interactive space.

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Silversmithing Workshop

Silversmithing Workshop

Saturday 28 September 2019 – Saturday 14 December 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Led by our informative tutors, Laura and Naim, this workshop will teach you all the basic techniques of silversmithing and because we keep numbers small, there is time to explore a range of techniques

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Coventry Biennial 2019: The Twin

Coventry Biennial 2019: The Twin

Monday 30 September 2019 – Sunday 24 November 2019

Location: Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP.

The Biennial’s title this year is The Twin and it comprises a series of exhibitions, events and activities about relationships.

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Nexus Christmas Performance

Nexus Christmas Performance

Sunday 27 October 2019

Location: Fargo Village Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5ED.

Join us for a night of musical theatre from Nexus ICA as they present Convicted.

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Exploring Elliot's Coventry

Exploring Elliot's Coventry

Saturday 2 November 2019 – Sunday 26 April 2020

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

The Herbert is celebrating 200 years since the birth of author George Eliot with a new display about her connections with Coventry.

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Mini Museum Engineers - Dens

Mini Museum Engineers - Dens

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

Come and build dens of all shapes and sizes in our museum.

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Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots

Wednesday 27 November 2019 – Saturday 11 January 2020

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS

This Christmas we have the purr-fect treat for all the family, our fabulously festive pantomime, Puss in Boots.

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Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas

Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas

Wednesday 27 November 2019 – Sunday 29 December 2019

Location: Warwick Arts Centre Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Join Santa as he awakes from a dream of sun, sea and sand only to find it is the busiest day of the year: Christmas Eve.

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Visit Santa! Vintage Sleigh Ride and Winter Wonderland

Visit Santa! Vintage Sleigh Ride and Winter Wonderland

Monday 2 December 2019 – Monday 23 December 2019

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

This Christmas make family memories to cherish!

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WorldSong Christmas Concert - Bright Morning Star

WorldSong Christmas Concert - Bright Morning Star

Saturday 7 December 2019

Location: Warwick Road United Reformed Church 10 Warwick Road Coventry CV1 1EX

WorldSong will bring a vibrant mix of seasonal music from around the world to Coventry this festive season. The local choir will perform traditional Christmas and winter songs from around the world.

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Childcare

Childcare

Saturday 7 December 2019

Location: The Tin Music and Arts Units 1 - 4 Canal Basin, Coventry, CV1 4LY.

With a sling of festivals including the legendary Reading and Leeds and a recent Radio 1 Maida Vale session tucked safely under their belts, the band’s vivid and visceral live show have only improved.

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Earlsdon Supper Club - Christmas

Earlsdon Supper Club - Christmas

Saturday 7 December 2019

Location: Earlsdon, Coventry, CV5.

In the run up to Christmas what better way to celebrate than with tasty food and good friends.

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Earlsdon Supper Club - December

Earlsdon Supper Club - December

Saturday 7 December 2019

Location: Earlsdon, Coventry, CV5.

In the run up to Christmas what better way to celebrate than with mouth-watering food and good friends?

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Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday 7 December 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Join our stallholders for some festive, guilt-free shopping from local independent businesses. Why not combine it with a winter walk around our beautiful reserve!

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Snow Ride! A Christmas Family Concert

Snow Ride! A Christmas Family Concert

Saturday 7 December 2019

Location: Warwick Arts Centre Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

In this tune-packed concert for the whole family, the Orchestra of the Swan plays a host of atmospheric and recognisable seasonal tunes.

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The Snowman with live orchestra

The Snowman with live orchestra

Saturday 7 December 2019

Location: Coventry Cathedral Priory Street Coventry CV1 5FB

Immerse yourself in the irresistible animated film of The Snowman this Christmas, accompanied by a live orchestra. A heart-warming experience, and a festive favourite for the whole family.

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Christmas Maker's Market

Christmas Maker's Market

Saturday 7 December 2019 – Sunday 8 December 2019

Location: Fargo Village Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5ED.

Christmas is back and so are our Christmas Maker's Markets!

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John Southworth & The South Seas

John Southworth & The South Seas

Sunday 8 December 2019

Location: The Tin Music and Arts Units 1 - 4 Canal Basin, Coventry, CV1 4LY.

“Miracle In The Night’ is incoming through Tin Angel, and it finds John Southworth yet again digging down in the deepest reaches of his soul” CLASH Magazine

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The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Monday 9 December 2019 – Saturday 28 December 2019

Location: The Albany Theatre 53 Butts Road, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 3BH

Join The Albany this Christmas for a glittering, seasonal spectacle packed with epic adventure, spell-binding magic, action-packed excitement and heart-warming friendship.

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Christmas Early Years Celebrations

Christmas Early Years Celebrations

Tuesday 10 December 2019 – Tuesday 17 December 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Tis the season to sing with Santa and enjoy a Christmas story too.

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Mini Museum Engineers - Lights

Mini Museum Engineers - Lights

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

Come into the museum to discover light and shade through play.

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GreenMatthews presents: A Brief History of Christmas: 600 Years of Yuletide Songs, Carols, Tunes and Tales

GreenMatthews presents: A Brief History of Christmas: 600 Years of Yuletide Songs, Carols, Tunes and Tales

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Location: The Old Grammar School Bishop Street, Coventry

Acclaimed musicians GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrim's Way) present a festive romp through 600 years of Christmas music, songs and carols.

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Club 2B

Club 2B

Wednesday 11 December 2019 – Tuesday 31 December 2019

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS

Join us this Christmas at Club 2B – where you’ll leave reality behind.

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Club 2B

Club 2B

Wednesday 11 December 2019 – Tuesday 31 December 2019

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS

Leave reality behind and be taken on an exhilarating trip through time in an immersive theatrical party like no other with Club 2B.

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The Blank Tapes & Jaghana

The Blank Tapes & Jaghana

Thursday 12 December 2019

Location: The Tin Music and Arts Units 1 - 4 Canal Basin, Coventry, CV1 4LY.

The Blank Tapes is the moniker of Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist Matt Adams, who has produced over a dozen albums of 1960’s inspired folk-rock-surf-psych-soul-pop.

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Sleeping Beauty On Ice

Sleeping Beauty On Ice

Thursday 12 December 2019

Location: Planet Ice Coventry Croft Rd, Coventry, CV1 3AZ.

The curse of a wicked fairy, one touch of a spindle, and a beautiful princess falls into a deep, enchanted sleep which can only be broken by a kiss from a prince.

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Santa's Dizzy Day

Santa's Dizzy Day

Thursday 12 December 2019 – Tuesday 24 December 2019

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS

Santa, Ellie and Rudolph are back this Christmas with a fun packed festive show for children aged 2-6 which invites them to join in with an array of interactive songs and to get involved in the action

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Creature Lab Present: The 5th Christmas Party w/ Gunther Prague + Alex Miles

Creature Lab Present: The 5th Christmas Party w/ Gunther Prague + Alex Miles

Friday 13 December 2019

Location: The Tin Music and Arts Units 1 - 4 Canal Basin, Coventry, CV1 4LY.

THE FIFTH CREATURE LAB CHRISTMAS PARTY!

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Winter Screens Presents:... at FarGo Village

Winter Screens Presents:... at FarGo Village

Friday 13 December 2019 – Sunday 15 December 2019

Location: FarGo Village - The Box Far Gosford St., Coventry, CV1 5ED.

Winter Screens present a variety of loved Christmas films for you and your family to enjoy. From Elf to Love Actually, there's something for everyone this Christmas.

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Spectra presents, Eat the Stars

Spectra presents, Eat the Stars

Saturday 14 December 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

An immersive world of sight, sound, smell, touch and taste.

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Family Saturday: This makes That with These - Star Struck

Family Saturday: This makes That with These - Star Struck

Saturday 14 December 2019

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

Celebrate the festive season with this wonderful Family Saturday.

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Ex Cathedra: Christmas Music by Candlelight

Ex Cathedra: Christmas Music by Candlelight

Monday 16 December 2019

Location: Coventry Cathedral Priory Street Coventry CV1 5FB

"One of Britain's very best choirs" (New York Times) brings its atmospheric Christmas Music by Candlelight concert to Coventry. Seasonal favourites, hidden gems and inspiring new music & readings.

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Ronnie Spector & the Ronettes: Special Christmas Show

Ronnie Spector & the Ronettes: Special Christmas Show

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Location: Warwick Arts Centre Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

The iconic singer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes – pop music’s ultimate “Girl Group”- return to the UK in December 2019 with their acclaimed multi-media show.

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Herbert Illuminations - George Eliot at 200 - and the Coventry Connection

Herbert Illuminations - George Eliot at 200 - and the Coventry Connection

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Mary Ann Evans spent the first 21 years of her life at Griff, midway between Bedworth and Nuneaton.

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Mini Museum Engineers - Marble Runs

Mini Museum Engineers - Marble Runs

Wednesday 18 December 2019

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

We are going to finish our Mini Museum Engineers year with our most popular session.

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Strip Search Tramp, High Knucks, Futumche

Strip Search Tramp, High Knucks, Futumche

Saturday 21 December 2019

Location: The Tin Music and Arts Units 1 - 4 Canal Basin, Coventry, CV1 4LY.

Strip Search Tramp: Sci-Fi Garage Punk Rockers With An Industrial Edge, Catchy Riffs, Dark Lyrics, A B-Movie Soundtrack For Modern Times.

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Rick Wakeman The Grumpy Old Christmas Show

Rick Wakeman The Grumpy Old Christmas Show

Saturday 21 December 2019

Location: Warwick Arts Centre Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman’s The Grumpy Old Christmas Show will combine spellbinding piano music with side splitting stories and revealing insights into his lengthy and varied career.

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Hands on History for All Ages

Hands on History for All Ages

Saturday 21 December 2019

Location: Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery 227 Coton Rd, Nuneaton CV11 5TU

Get hands on with Museum objects every third Saturday of the month! Join one of our Museum Access Assistants as they spotlight items from the Museum’s collections.

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New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball ft. Varski

New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball ft. Varski

Tuesday 31 December 2019

Location: JJ's The Sky Dome, 2 Croft Road, Coventry CV1 3AZ

Celebrate the biggest night of the year at the premier club in Coventry, there is no better place to be with an unrivalled electric atmosphere.

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Christmas Holidays - Winter Wonders

Christmas Holidays - Winter Wonders

Thursday 2 January 2020 – Saturday 4 January 2020

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Celebrate the New Year with us as we create stunning Winter Wonder Window Scenes using contact paper, tissue paper and adding finishing touches using black card to create beautiful silhouette imagery.

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Cinderella

Cinderella

Thursday 9 January 2020 – Sunday 12 January 2020

Location: Warwick Arts Centre Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Three Spires Guildhall proudly present the nation’s favourite pantomime, Cinderella!

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Play and Sing Mozart Great C Minor Mass K 427

Play and Sing Mozart Great C Minor Mass K 427

Saturday 11 January 2020

Location: West Orchards United Reform Church Baginton Road, Styvechale, Coventry, CV3 6FP.

Chase away the winter blues and come and make music with Spires chorus, orchestra and conductor Jack Lovell at the annual January Play and Sing workshop.

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Purple Pilgrims

Purple Pilgrims

Monday 20 January 2020

Location: The Tin Music and Arts Units 1 - 4 Canal Basin, Coventry, CV1 4LY.

Psychic sisterhood and wistful wanderlust are the twin energies feeding lush ceremonial dream-pop duo Purple Pilgrims.

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Josie Long - Tender

Josie Long - Tender

Thursday 23 January 2020

Location: Warwick Arts Centre Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Josie Long is back with a brand new show after a brief hiatus, during which she had a baby and so on.

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The Gift

The Gift

Saturday 25 January 2020

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS

An outrageous comedy drama about imperialism, cross-racial adoption, cultural appropriation and drinking tea.

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Independent Venue Week: Awalé

Independent Venue Week: Awalé

Thursday 30 January 2020

Location: The Tin Music and Arts Units 1 - 4 Canal Basin, Coventry, CV1 4LY.

London-based band Awalé returns with a new sound, Senegalese soul. Biram Seck’s soaring voice evokes messages of love and peace, underpinned by heavenly poly-rhythm groove explorations.

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Independent Venue Week: Ideas Of Noise Festival

Independent Venue Week: Ideas Of Noise Festival

Friday 31 January 2020

Location: The Tin Music and Arts Units 1 - 4 Canal Basin, Coventry, CV1 4LY.

Ideas of Noise is an exciting new festival of experimental sound based in Birmingham with a focus on connecting experimental audiences and performers.

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Warwick Arts Centre in association with Paradigm: Beverley Knight

Warwick Arts Centre in association with Paradigm: Beverley Knight

Friday 31 January 2020

Location: Warwick Arts Centre Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Beverley Knight is celebrating 25 years in the music industry with the release of a new album, BK25, which she brings to life in this special concert with a live band.

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Independent Venue Week: Creature Lab Presents The Courtesy Group

Independent Venue Week: Creature Lab Presents The Courtesy Group

Saturday 1 February 2020

Location: The Tin Music and Arts Units 1 - 4 Canal Basin, Coventry, CV1 4LY.

Birmingham’s own tunemongering grimesters, survive against fashion, mediocrity, systematic dullness and impossible odds.

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Starley Sportive 2020

Starley Sportive 2020

Sunday 16 February 2020

Location: Deeley Group George House, Herald Avenue, Coventry, CV5 6UB

A cycling sportive recognise the contributions of Coventry based inventors John Kemp Starley & James Starley to the cycling industry.

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Independent Venue Week: Penelope Isles

Independent Venue Week: Penelope Isles

Friday 28 February 2020

Location: The Tin Music and Arts Units 1 - 4 Canal Basin, Coventry, CV1 4LY.

Penelope Isles is the collaboration of brother and sister Jack and Lily Wolter. The band mix waves of ambient delays and fuzz guitar noise, sonic dynamics and melodic pop hooks.

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The Big One Fishing Show

The Big One Fishing Show

Saturday 29 February 2020 – Sunday 1 March 2020

Location: NAEC Stoneleigh National Agricultural Exhibition Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, Warwick CV8 2LZ, United Kingdom

The Big One Fishing show held at Stoneleigh is an unmissable event, where you can shop at hundreds of tackle and bait stands, where brands and retailers will be offering great bargains and advice.

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Coventry Festival of Running

Coventry Festival of Running

Sunday 22 March 2020 – Sunday 5 April 2020

Location: Coventry

In 2020 the Coventry Half Marathon returns as part of a week long Festival of Running

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