City of Culture 2021


You may have heard (and if you haven’t where have you been?) that Coventry has been awarded the title of City of Culture 2021!

Take a look at what we've been doing to land this prestigous award, and how this will impact our city in the future!

What is the City of Culture?

The UK City of Culture is a competition run by the Department of Culture Media and Sport every four years. The winning city is given the prestigious title for one year with opportunities to fill the city with arts and cultural activities. The world will be watching Coventry in 2021!

So, why Coventry?

Coventry has a history of reinventing itself, Coventry is a city of peace, a city of innovation. From the Cathedral to the ring road, we have stories to tell and a quiet pride which can now shine! The jet engine, watchmaking, football programmes, The Specials – so much has started here and ideas will continue to grow and develop.

Coventry at night

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Community projects

Community projects

Discover some of the community projects going on in Cov. If we win City of Culture 2021, there could be opportunities for more!

Community Projects
Why Coventry

Why Coventry?

Look at what Coventry has endured over the years and what we've achieved. We feel this contributed to us winning City of Culture 2021!

Why Coventry?
Coventry University ranked 15 in the UK
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year for student experience
QS Five Star Rating 2019
Coventry City of Culture 2021