Coventry UK City of Culture 2021

City of Culture 2021 events

Theatre Next Door Presents A Circus Zoom With Lucas Jet

Theatre Next Door Presents A Circus Zoom With Lucas Jet

Saturday 24 April 2021 – Sunday 25 April 2021

Location: Online Event

Theatre Next Door’ will see local community centres programming exciting interactive shows online.

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Like There's No Tomorrow

Like There's No Tomorrow

Saturday 1 May 2021 – Wednesday 30 June 2021

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

Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 is proud to have invested in the Belgrade programme.

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UK Asian Film Festival

UK Asian Film Festival

Tuesday 1 June 2021 – Wednesday 30 June 2021

Location: Coventry City Centre

The UK Asian Film Festival (UKAFF) is the world’s longest running and UK’s most loved South Asian film festival.

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Community Radio Takeover

Community Radio Takeover

Tuesday 1 June 2021 – Tuesday 31 August 2021

Location: Coventry

Celebrating community, student and hospital radio across Coventry and Warwickshire as eight local stations take over BBC Coventry and Warwickshire.

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The Walk

The Walk

Tuesday 1 June 2021 – Wednesday 30 June 2021

Location: Coventry

Good Chance, Stephen Daldry, David Lan and Tracey Seaward present a Good Chance Theatre Production in association with handspring Puppet Company Produced.

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The Tides Within Us

The Tides Within Us

Tuesday 1 June 2021 – Saturday 31 July 2021

Location: Coventry

This journey of self-discovery follows the flow of oxygen through the body, reactivating forgotten connections between humans and nature.

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The Show Windows

The Show Windows

Tuesday 1 June 2021 – Friday 31 December 2021

Location: Coventry

Produced by Coventry UK City of Culture in Partnership with Coventry Business Improvement District, curator Charlie Levine, and the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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The International Booker Prize

The International Booker Prize

Tuesday 1 June 2021

Location: Coventry

Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 will work with The Booker Prize Foundation to bring the world’s leading book prizes to the city in an unprecedented partnership.

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Sound Systems

Sound Systems

Tuesday 1 June 2021 – Sunday 31 October 2021

Location: Coventry

A celebration of Coventry’s rich cultural links to its twin city of Kingston, Jamaica, and the unique influence Sound System culture has had on Coventry and the wider UK’s music landscape.

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Can You Hear Me, Now?

Can You Hear Me, Now?

Saturday 5 June 2021 – Sunday 20 June 2021

Location: Coventry

A Stand and Be Counted Theatre Production, commissioned by Coventry UK City of Culture 2021. In partnership with Belgrade Theatre, Coventry and Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre.

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Coventry Moves

Coventry Moves

Saturday 5 June 2021

Location: Coventry

An opening, epic, city-wide moment, Coventry Moves, heralds the start of our year as UK City of Culture on Saturday 15 May.

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Coventry Welcomes 2021

Coventry Welcomes 2021

Monday 14 June 2021 – Sunday 20 June 2021

Location: Coventry

Celebrate Coventry's heritage, traditions and diversity.

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Roundabout

Roundabout

Thursday 1 July 2021 – Saturday 31 July 2021

Location: Coventry City Centre

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Coventry in 2021.

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Terry Hall Presents Home Sessions

Terry Hall Presents Home Sessions

Thursday 1 July 2021 – Saturday 31 July 2021

Location: Coventry

Terry Hall will return to Coventry to curate a three-day music event in the heart of the city.
It will showcase international legends and shine a light on the Coventry music scene.

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Castaway

Castaway

Thursday 1 July 2021 – Tuesday 31 August 2021

Location: Coventry

CastAway is a new, environmentally led outdoor spectacle from Highly Sprung, designed to challenge our ‘Throw Away Society’.

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Small Bell Rings

Small Bell Rings

Thursday 1 July 2021 – Saturday 31 July 2021

Location: Coventry City Centre

Small Bells Ring invites you to hop aboard the RV Furor Scribendi, a floating library crammed full of short stories.

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Creative Europe - School Of Participation

Creative Europe - School Of Participation

Saturday 24 July 2021

Location: Coventry

Coventry UK City of Culture 2021’s School of Participation will bring together creative practitioners from Coventry and nine European partner cities.

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The Allesley Silas

The Allesley Silas

Wednesday 28 July 2021 – Sunday 1 August 2021

Location: St. John the Baptist Church Fleet Street, Coventry, CV1 3AY.

Silas Marner or The Weaver of Raveloe is one of the great stories by one of Coventry’s most celebrated writers – George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Ann Evans).

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In Paint We Trust

In Paint We Trust

Sunday 1 August 2021

Location: Coventry

See the streets of Coventry awash with colour in this city-wide street art festival.

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CVX Festival

CVX Festival

Thursday 12 August 2021 – Sunday 15 August 2021

Location: Coventry

CVX Festival is a pioneering three-day arts activism festival curated by young people in the city around the themes of community, unity and social change.

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FAITH

FAITH

Wednesday 1 September 2021 – Thursday 30 September 2021

Location: Coventry

Faith is a 24-hour invitation to find out what keeps each of us going in tough times, and together we will explore how people of faith, and of non-religious world views.

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SeaView

SeaView

Wednesday 1 September 2021 – Thursday 30 September 2021

Location: Coventry City Centre

SeaView is a six-part digital television series, developed through a groundbreaking collaboration between theatre and film production companies.

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Rivers of the World

Rivers of the World

Wednesday 1 September 2021 – Saturday 1 January 2022

Location: Coventry

Since its creation in 2005, Rivers of the World has been delivered in thirty-five countries around the world.

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Theatre of Wandering

Theatre of Wandering

Wednesday 1 September 2021 – Thursday 30 September 2021

Location: Coventry

In a new production co-created and inspired by Coventry residents, this walk-about theatrical experience through the east of the city blurs the boundaries between fiction and reality.

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Contains Strong Language

Contains Strong Language

Thursday 23 September 2021 – Sunday 26 September 2021

Location: Coventry

A Co-Commission between the BBC, Coventry City of Culture Trust, Writing West Midlands and Nine Arches Press.

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Turner Prize 2021

Turner Prize 2021

Wednesday 29 September 2021 – Wednesday 12 January 2022

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

One of the best-known prizes for visual arts in the world, Turner Prize 2021 is coming to the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry as part of UK City of Culture 2021.

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Coventry Biennial 2021

Coventry Biennial 2021

Friday 1 October 2021 – Saturday 1 January 2022

Location: Coventry City Centre

The third Coventry Biennial will take place from October 2021 until January 2022 across Coventry and Warwickshire in a wide range of artistic, heritage, business and community locations.

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