Coventry City of Culture 2021 event launching May 2021*

February 22, 2021 - 09:09 PM
On May 15, 2021
10:00 - 00:00
Coventry - City of Culture 2021
31 - 35 Hertford Street (TBC)
CV1 1LF, Coventry

Wanted FM will be attending the event in our home town of Coventry to celebrate the City of Culture 2021... which is Coventry (of course).

In Partnership with:

Here's a  little history about our home city, Coventry!

COVENTRY IS A CITY KNOWN FOR CHANGE

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DEVASTATED IN THE WAR BUT REBORN

COVENTRY IS A CITY OF MOVEMENTS

WE'VE PROVIDED OPEN PLATFORMS FOR PEOPLE'S MOVEMENTS; 

FOR STRUGGLING WORKERS

FOR WOMEN

FOR POLITICAL REFORMERS

FOR RAVERS

FOR REFUGEES

COVENTRY IS A CITY OF MOVEMENT

THE UK'S MOTOR CITY,

THE UK'S BICYCLE CITY BEFORE THAT.

A CENTRE OF THE NATION'S WATCHMAKING TRADE.

COVENTRY IS A CITY OF YOUTH, ENERGY & FUTURE

A 5G TEST BED

8 YEARS YOUNGER THAN THE UK AVERAGE

THE 2ND FASTEST GROWING CITY IN THE UK

ONE OF THE UK’S MOST DIVERSE CITIES

AT THE GEOGRAPHICAL CENTRE OF THE COUNTRY

2021: A CITY OF CULTURE THAT USES THE PAST TO FORGE A NEW FUTURE

COVENTRY HAS ALWAYS BEEN CHARACTERISED BY POSITIVE CHANGE.

REGENERATION

REIMAGINATION

INNOVATION

FORWARD MOMENTUM

All forms of movement. 

And over the next few years Coventry will continue to move. Instilling the power & belief that everyone can move things forward. Showing that change is always possible. Using culture to move everyone.

COVENTRY. THE CITY THAT MOVES.

WHAT IS THE UK'S CITY OF CULTURE?

UK City of Culture is a competition run by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) every four years. Previous winners are Derry/Londonderry in 2013 and Hull who had their year in 2017.

Both cities experienced a major boost in tourism, as people travelled to visit all of the incredible events that the teams had organised. Cities also benefited from an increase in investors opening new businesses and more opportunities to support the local community, not just for the year but with a legacy which took on the challenge of ‘what happens next?’.

After facing off stiff competition from Paisley, Stoke, Sunderland and Swansea, cheers were heard across the many bars, pubs, theatres and community centres that were filled with Coventry supporters as the winner was announced as Coventry. The evening of Thursday 7 December 2017 is immortalised on the BBC's The One Show. If you watch, you may spot a friend or two waving a flag.

Our year as UK City of Culture starts in May 2021.

We hope you're as excited as we are!

ABOUT COVENTRY CITY OF CULTURE 2021

This is the city where movement began, from innovation in the transport industry to a history of activism. Our city has moved people for centuries.

For a whole year, we will celebrate our city with events, music, dance, theatre, and large-scale spectacle.

As well as these big celebrations,  our city will show its unexpected side, with more intimate experiences and ways to get involved across every ward of the city.

And it’s not just Coventry. This celebration will see the entire region get involved and benefit from the opportunities that being City of Culture brings.

 Credits: Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

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