Coventry City of Culture 2021 Bid

The Coventry City of Culture Trust is an independent charity that has been put in place to bid on behalf of Coventry to become UK City of Culture for 2021. On 7th December it was announced that Coventry won the UK City of Culture 2021 title!

Coventry City of Culture 2021 Bid

The Coventry City of Culture Trust is an independent charity that has been put in place to bid on behalf of Coventry to become UK City of Culture for 2021. On 7th December it was announced that Coventry won the UK City of Culture 2021 title!

Coventry City of Culture 2021 Bid

The Coventry City of Culture Trust is an independent charity that has been put in place to bid on behalf of Coventry to become UK City of Culture for 2021. On 7th December it was announced that Coventry won the UK City of Culture 2021 title!

Category: Coventry City, Culture & Tourism

Our ambition is to be an inclusive City of Culture, nurturing talent in the area and giving our diverse communities a city to be proud of. We aim to transform the profile and perceptions of Coventry as a place to visit and build awareness of our cities hidden assets. We are here to celebrate the languages and voices of our city, build on our proud heritage and attract people to our events in order to develop the economic, tourism and social benefits of Coventry.

“This is a fantastic achievement by everyone involved in Coventry’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 and will be a major boost to the economy throughout Coventry and Warwickshire.

“Tourism and culture employs over 40,000 people across the area and this will be increased as we hold events to raise the area’s profile on a national and international level.

“The CWLEP has been key supporters of the bid team and it is another example of fantastic partnership working to the benefit of the region on many levels.”

Jonathan Browning, chair of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership

What happens next?

Work will start away as we prepare to put on the greatest show that Coventry has ever seen over an incredible 12 months!

Coventry’s 2021 programme will include a Street of Culture programme co-producing work in local communities. The first build-up event will be the UK’s first Shop Front Theatre Festival 23-24th March 2018 and the city will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its Cathedral with a major new lighting commission.

A 2.2 mile Ring Road poem is set to one of the digital centrepiece of 2021 along with major productions by the RSC and the screening of the entire works of Shakespeare in iconic locations.

An artist-led festival called ‘Moments of Silence’ will create moments of silence and beauty and reflect on the city’s 700-year-old Carthusian monastery Charterhouse and play on the myth of being ‘Sent to Coventry’.

Building on the success of 95-year-Old Indian Photographer Masterji’s exhibition, the city will develop a project Tale of Two Streets that looks at two of the most diverse streets in Britain through the eyes of photographers.

You can find out all about us on our website www.Coventry2021.co.uk. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.