We’re backing the bid for Coventry to become UK City of Culture in 2021, and it’s no surprise as the city is so diverse and is becoming more vibrant by the day.
The Belgrade Theatre hosts an exciting mix of experiences ranging from locally produced performances, comedy shows, and touring West End shows. There is always something on that’ll you’ll be interested in and students get discounted tickets too.
Coventry’s tradition of multiculturalism couldn’t be more evident than in its music! The Coventry Music Museum showcases everything from 2-Tone to Bhangra, chart toppers to the local ‘Band/Artist of the Month’. And once you’ve explored the musical history, you can visit plenty of great live music venues across the city including The Tin, The Empire, Kasbah and the Ricoh Arena.
The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum is award-winning for celebrating the city’s culture and history, and the best part is that it’s right next to TheHub. There are always different exhibitions running, and in the past, have included LEGO builds, Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the story of Children’s Television.
One of the best events in the city happens every summer and is called Coventry Godiva Festival. It is the UK’s biggest free family music festival and is based in the historic War Memorial Park every year. It always has a line-up filled with live music, entertainment, and craft stalls.