What’s been on (past events)

Here's some of the events and activities we have done in the past.

Tomb tales – meet London Road Cemetery residents
Sat 13 April 2024

Tomb tales – meet London Road Cemetery residents

Anglican Chapel and London Road Cemetery , Sat 13 April 2024 | 2pm - 4.30pm

On a military theme, our volunteers will tell the stories of some of the residents of London Road Cemetery using their own research. The talks will be delivered in the Anglican Chapel and followed by a short tour of the cemetery to show you the actual memorials.

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Easter at Charterhouse 2024
Fri 22 March - Sat 6 April 2024

Easter at Charterhouse 2024

Charterhouse, Fri 22 March - Sat 6 April 2024 | 10am - 4pm

There are lots of exciting activities taking place at Charterhouse this Easter, from egg hunts to yoga to photography to guided tours! And live music and food!

Triumph Brewhouse are providing refreshments every day we are open with local beers on tap and hot drinks.

Phoenix Collective from Leamington Spa are hosting local live music artists in the garden on Saturdays.

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The Unlikely Life of Leif the Lucky
Thur 4 April - Sat 6 April 2024

The Unlikely Life of Leif the Lucky

Charterhouse, Thur 4 April - Sat 6 April 2024 | 12.00pm & 3.00pm - Thurs 12pm only

Set sail on a Viking voyage with Leif Erikson, as he discovers unfound lands, unknown creatures, and stories far from home! Coventry University Acting: Stage and Screen set sail to Charterhouse this Easter, with a family friendly outdoor performance inspired by traditional Icelandic folktales. Expect live music, puppetry, Nordic legends, and unlikely friends along the way.

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Yoga flow and sound bath
Fri 5 April

Yoga flow and sound bath

Charterhouse, Fri 5 April | 3.00pm - 4.00pm

You will be invited to join in a yoga flow practice followed by relaxing breathing techniques accompanied by the harmonious tones of a gentle sound bath.

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Charterhouse volunteer led tours
22 & 23 March, 29 & 30 March, 5 & 6 April

Charterhouse volunteer led tours

Charterhouse, 22 & 23 March, 29 & 30 March, 5 & 6 April | 11am and 2pm

Charterhouse is opening for six days over Easter – come and find out about the paintings and people of this fascinating building.

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Photography walks – Charterhouse and London Road Cemetery
Fri 22 March, Fri 29 March, Fri 5 April 2024

Photography walks – Charterhouse and London Road Cemetery

Charterhouse, Fri 22 March, Fri 29 March, Fri 5 April 2024 | 11am - 1pm

Do you like walking in nature, spotting and taking images of what you see? Join us for a spring walk around Charterhouse and London Road Cemetery. Suitable for any level of experience from total beginner to experienced photographer. Come with friends, family or on your own.

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Easter nature art and crafts at Charterhouse
Fri 29 March 1.30 - 2.30pm & Sat 30 March 10.30 - 11.30am

Easter nature art and crafts at Charterhouse

Charterhouse, Fri 29 March 1.30 - 2.30pm & Sat 30 March 10.30 - 11.30am |

Nature Makers Coventry will be running mindful nature art, craft and play Easter themed sessions in the garden at Charterhouse for ages 3-11.

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Calm like a monk – contemplative yoga practice at Charterhouse
Fri 22 & Fri 29 March 2024

Calm like a monk – contemplative yoga practice at Charterhouse

Charterhouse, Fri 22 & Fri 29 March 2024 | 3.00pm - 3.45pm

Contemplative practices combining modern neuroscience and traditional meditative techniques, to the calming sounds of nature.

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Charterhouse Heritage Park walk with John Muir Trust
Fri 22 March 2024

Charterhouse Heritage Park walk with John Muir Trust

Charterhouse, Fri 22 March 2024 | 10am - 12pm

Gareth Morgan from John Muir Trust will lead an exploratory walk into the hidden corners of Charterhouse Heritage Park.

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Spring equinox nature art and crafts at Charterhouse
Fri 22 March 2024

Spring equinox nature art and crafts at Charterhouse

Charterhouse, London Road, CV1 2JR, Fri 22 March 2024 | 1.30pm

Nature Makers Coventry will be running a mindful nature art, craft and play session for walking babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

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Dead Good Death Café
Sat 24 February 2024

Dead Good Death Café

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Sat 24 February 2024 | 10am-12pm

Come to a safe space where people talk about anything and everything to do with death. By talking openly about death, it helps to remove some of the fear factor, but also help up to open our eyes about choices, different cultural ways of dealing with death, but then ultimately to enhance life.

Everyone welcome regardless of age, religion, non religion, gender or background.

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London Road Cemetery Tours
Sat 27 January 2024

London Road Cemetery Tours

Anglican Chapel and London Road Cemetery , Sat 27 January 2024 | 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm

Discover the story of Paxton’s Arboretum, the lives of women buried in the cemetery and the stories of  Coventry’s cycle pioneers. 

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Christmas Yoga at Anglican Chapel
Thurs 14 December 2023

Christmas Yoga at Anglican Chapel

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery, CV1 2JT, Thurs 14 December 2023 | 6:30pm - 8pm

Take a break from the Christmas hustle and bustle to join us for a gentle yoga and relaxation in unusual settings of the stunning Anglican Chapel.

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Christmas wreath making at Charterhouse
Thurs 7 + 14 December 2023

Christmas wreath making at Charterhouse

Charterhouse, Thurs 7 + 14 December 2023 | 2pm - 4pm and 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Charterhouse head gardener Gianni Antoniazzi will be lending his creative skills to help you create a beautiful foraged wreath. You get to take your creation home and also enjoy festive mince pie and refreshments. Suitable for beginners.

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Charterhouse festive late night tours
Thurs 7 + 14 December 2023

Charterhouse festive late night tours

Charterhouse, Thurs 7 + 14 December 2023 | 6pm – 8pm

Explore Charterhouse after dark! Join us for special tours of Charterhouse at night and experience the building like never-before. Includes festive refreshment.

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Christmas wreath making at Anglican Chapel
Fri 8 December 2023

Christmas wreath making at Anglican Chapel

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery, CV1 2JT, Fri 8 December 2023 | 2pm - 4pm

Head gardener Gianni Antoniazzi will be lending his creative skills to help you create a beautiful foraged wreath. You get to take your creation home and also enjoy festive mince pie and refreshments. Suitable for beginners.

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Light night photography workshop
Tues 21 November 2023

Light night photography workshop

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery, Tues 21 November 2023 | 6pm - 8pm

The course is also suitable for keen photographers who have been using a camera for a while but not to the full potential and mainly use the preset modes. 

After the course you will be confident to use your camera on full manual setting and you will be able to deal with any difficult light situation.

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Art in the Arboretum
8-11 November 2023

Art in the Arboretum

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery, 8-11 November 2023 | All day

This autumn London Road Cemetery will play host to Land Artists and Makers from across the UK to create work inspired by and in response to the unique environment and landscape the cemetery offers.

Join in with James Brunt and friends as he creates sculptures of natural materials in the landscape or simply enjoy his artwork in situation.

The sculptures will stay in the landscape throughout remembrance weekend

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London Road Cemetery walking tours
Sat 11 Nov 2023

London Road Cemetery walking tours

Anglican Chapel and London Road Cemetery , Sat 11 Nov 2023 | 10am – 1pm

Discover the characters through time, deep dive into the meaning of Victorian symbolism or discover the stories of Women of the Cemetery.

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Autumn half term family activities
Sat 28 Oct - Sun 5 Nov 2023

Autumn half term family activities

Charterhouse, Sat 28 Oct - Sun 5 Nov 2023 | 10am - 4pm

Visit Charterhouse this autumn half term to discover the special childrens activities we have on offer.

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Mortal
Thurs 26 October - Sat 4 Nov 2023

Mortal

London Road Cemetery: Paxton’s Arboretum, Thurs 26 October - Sat 4 Nov 2023 | 8pm - 9.30pm

This Halloween, Coventry’s EGO Arts brings you Mortal, a gruesome tale performed at London Road Cemetery.

One dark evening in 1885, Dr Cornelius Hunter is looking to cut a deal. But finding himself caught between the Crows and the Perkins, he soon discovers he has more to fear from the living than the dead.

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Charterhouse tours: architect David Mahony
Thurs 2 November 2023

Charterhouse tours: architect David Mahony

Charterhouse, Thurs 2 November 2023 | 11:30am – 13:00pm & 2pm – 3:30pm

Architect David Mahony leads a guided tour of Charterhouse.

David has been involved with the restoration of Charterhouse for the past 5 years, designing new aspects of the building needed for a functional visitor attraction whilst ensuring its heritage is preserved and celebrated.

Lasting approximately an hour and a half, the tour takes in elements of the house’s hidden history, uncovers interesting and unexpected finds from the restoration process and explores how the site we see today has changed over time.

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Charterhouse witches’ marks tours
Sun 29 October 2023

Charterhouse witches’ marks tours

Charterhouse, Sun 29 October 2023 | 2pm and 3pm. Tour lasts 30 to 40 minutes

As Hallowe’en approaches, join one of our volunteer guides for a tour of ‘witches’ marks’ at Charterhouse. We will take a step back in time and investigate the hidden secrets of the building from days when belief in witchcraft was common and buildings were protected from the supernatural.

Tours will last 30-40 minutes and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

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Blossom Together autumn community day
Sat 28 October 2023

Blossom Together autumn community day

Charterhouse Heritage Park, Sat 28 October 2023 | 10.30am - 2pm

Dig in alongside the community to support a day of planting the Blossom Together play space and garden for the future in partnership with National Trust.

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Victorian-style lantern painting workshop
Sat 28 October 2023

Victorian-style lantern painting workshop

Anglican Chapel, Sat 28 October 2023 | 10:30am - 12:30pm

As the clocks go back and Halloween approaches, come and create your own jam jar lanterns to bring a splash of colour to darker evenings.

Inspired by EGO Arts’ sold out show Mortal, the creative team behind the show’s set and props will work with you to create Victorian gothic designs that you can take home. Decorate your lantern with glass paints or stickers, then get stuck into a range of other creative activities.

Spaces are strictly limited so you must book in advance to secure your place. This is not a drop-in session – please arrive at 10.30am so you don’t miss the start.

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Dead Good Death Café
Sat 28 October 2023

Dead Good Death Café

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Sat 28 October 2023 | 2pm - 4pm

Come to a safe space where people talk about anything and everything to do with death. By talking openly about death, it helps to remove some of the fear factor, but also help up to open our eyes about choices, different cultural ways of dealing with death, but then ultimately to enhance life.

Everyone welcome regardless of age, religion, non religion, gender or background.

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Light night photography workshop
Thurs 26 October 2023

Light night photography workshop

Charterhouse, Thurs 26 October 2023 | 6pm - 8pm

The course is also suitable for keen photographers who have been using a camera for a while but not to the full potential and mainly use the preset modes. 

After the course you will be confident to use your camera on full manual setting and you will be able to deal with any difficult light situation.

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Charterhouse Revealed Conference
Sat 07 Oct 2023

Charterhouse Revealed Conference

Anglican Chapel and Charterhouse, Sat 07 Oct 2023 | 10am - 5pm

Join us for a day of fascinating talks and a deep dive into the history of Charterhouse Heritage Park, a scheduled national monument site with national archaeological significance.

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Head Gardner led tour of Charterhouse
Fri 6 October 2023

Head Gardner led tour of Charterhouse

Charterhouse, Fri 6 October 2023 | 11.00am - 12.30pm

Explore the varied plant and tree varieties, understand how we planned an authentic heritage garden and enjoy a guided tour around the special landscape features including the Elizabethan rose garden, knot, herb and kitchen gardens. This is a sensory and seasonal guided walking tour with some sampling on route.   

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Stitch and Draw at Charterhouse
Fri 06 October 2023

Stitch and Draw at Charterhouse

Charterhouse, Fri 06 October 2023 | 10am – 12pm

Get crafty with local artist Michala Gyetvai in a series of arty workshops at Charterhouse.

Taking design inspiration from the history of the house and garden, participants can choose to stitch, draw or both.

Open to all ages and abilities, no experience required.

 

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Silent Disco at Charterhouse
Fri 29 Sept 2023

Silent Disco at Charterhouse

Charterhouse, Fri 29 Sept 2023 | 7pm-11pm

Join us in the big tent and under the stars in the walled garden for a welcoming silent disco, complete with bar, food and drink, nature crowns and eco glitter stations!

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Charterhouse tours: architect David Mahony
Thurs 28 September 2023

Charterhouse tours: architect David Mahony

Charterhouse, Thurs 28 September 2023 | 11.00am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Architect David Mahony leads a guided tour of Charterhouse.

David has been involved with the restoration of Charterhouse for the past 5 years, designing new aspects of the building needed for a functional visitor attraction whilst ensuring its heritage is preserved and celebrated.

Lasting approximately an hour and a half, the tour takes in elements of the house’s hidden history, uncovers interesting and unexpected finds from the restoration process and explores how the site we see today has changed over time.

There are two tours taking place on the day, 11am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3pm.

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Priory Row Heritage Open Days
Sun 17 September 2023

Priory Row Heritage Open Days

3-5 Priory Row, Coventry, CV1 5EX , Sun 17 September 2023 | 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Historic Coventry Trust are excited to be opening the newly restored Lychgate Cottages at 3-5 Priory Row to visitors, as part of Heritage Open Days.

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City Gates Heritage Open Days
Sun 17 Sept 2023

City Gates Heritage Open Days

Swanswell & Cook St Gates, CV1 1JA, Sun 17 Sept 2023 | 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Historic Coventry Trust are excited to be opening the newly restored Swanswell and Cook Street Gates to visitors, as part of Heritage Open Days. 

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Drapers Hall Heritage Open Days
Sun 17 September 2023

Drapers Hall Heritage Open Days

Drapers Hall, Bailey Lane, Coventry, CV1 5RN, Sun 17 September 2023 | 11am - 4pm

Drapers Hall will be open as part of Heritage Open Days, join us for tours of the magnificent building as well as engaging displays from the Coventry Society and other heritage groups.

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Anglican Chapel Heritage Open Days
Sat 16 September 2023

Anglican Chapel Heritage Open Days

Anglican Chapel & London Road Cemetery , Sat 16 September 2023 | 10am – 4pm

Discover the characters through time, deep dive into the meaning of Victorian symbolism or discover the stories of Women of the Cemetery. Drop into the Anglican Chapel for refreshments and connect with the Coventry Family History Society who will be on hand to support locating loved ones. 

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Stitch and Draw at Charterhouse
Fri 15 September 2023

Stitch and Draw at Charterhouse

Charterhouse, Fri 15 September 2023 | 10am – 12pm

Get crafty with local artist Michala Gyetvai in a series of arty workshops at Charterhouse.

Taking design inspiration from the history of the house and garden, participants can choose to stitch, draw or both.

Open to all ages and abilities, no experience required.

 

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Trustee led tour of Charterhouse
Fri 15 September 2023

Trustee led tour of Charterhouse

Charterhouse, Fri 15 September 2023 | 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm

Join Historic Coventry Trust Trustee Alan Durham on an in-depth walking tour of the house and gardens over 1hr 30 minsAlan has been part of the journey for over a decade bringing Charterhouse back into public use. Discover the history of the house and learn how community action saved Charterhouse as we know it today. 

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Digital Photography Course for Beginners
Thurs 14 September - Thurs 19 October 2023

Digital Photography Course for Beginners

Charterhouse, Thurs 14 September - Thurs 19 October 2023 | 10.30am – 1.30pm or 6pm – 8.30pm

The course is also suitable for keen photographers who have been using a camera for a while but not to the full potential and mainly use the preset modes. 

After the course you will be confident to use your camera on full manual setting and you will be able to deal with any difficult light situation.

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Cov’s Big Bike Ride and Charterhouse Heritage Open Days
Sun 10 September 2023

Cov’s Big Bike Ride and Charterhouse Heritage Open Days

Charterhouse, London Rd, Coventry, CV1 2JR, Sun 10 September 2023 | 10am - 4pm

Heritage Open Days at Charterhouse will not only offer FREE entry to the venue, but you can expect a whole host of activities as part of Cov’s Big Bike Ride, including: storytelling with author Aaron Ashmore, a cycle powered carousel, a Whittingham inspired marble run with Ludic Rooms, an archaeology trail, a British Cycling activity zone, Crazy bike arcade and community cycling stalls. Plus, live music, face painting, giant bubbles and street food!

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Head Gardner led tour of Charterhouse
Fri 1 September 2023

Head Gardner led tour of Charterhouse

Charterhouse, Fri 1 September 2023 | 11.00am - 12.30pm

Explore the varied plant and tree varieties, understand how we planned an authentic heritage garden and enjoy a guided tour around the special landscape features including the Elizabethan rose garden, knot, herb and kitchen gardens. This is a sensory and seasonal guided walking tour with some sampling on route.   

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Book launch, signing and Storytime with Aaron Ashmore
Sun 27 August 2023

Book launch, signing and Storytime with Aaron Ashmore

Charterhouse, Sun 27 August 2023 | 10.30am - 12.00pm

A book launch and storytelling workshop with Coventry author, Aaron Ashmore, who will be sharing the story behind his series of Coventry children’s books; whilst celebrating the launch of his brand new book.

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Bike Decoration with Ludic Rooms
Sun 27 August 2023

Bike Decoration with Ludic Rooms

Charterhouse, Sun 27 August 2023 | 12.00pm - 3.00pm

Make your bike turn heads with our quick and colourful makeovers. It will definitely help you cycle faster.

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London Road Cemetery Tours
Sat 12 August 2023

London Road Cemetery Tours

Anglican Chapel and London Road Cemetery , Sat 12 August 2023 | 10am – 1pm

Discover the characters through time, deep dive into the meaning of Victorian symbolism or discover the stories of Women of the Cemetery.

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Stitch and Draw at Charterhouse
Fri 11 August 2023

Stitch and Draw at Charterhouse

Charterhouse, Fri 11 August 2023 | 10am – 12pm

Get crafty with local artist Michala Gyetvai in a series of arty workshops at Charterhouse.

Taking design inspiration from the history of the house and garden, participants can choose to stitch, draw or both.

Open to all ages and abilities, no experience required.

 

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Head Gardner led tour of Charterhouse
Fri 4 August 2023

Head Gardner led tour of Charterhouse

Charterhouse, Fri 4 August 2023 | 11.00am - 12.30pm

Explore the varied plant and tree varieties, understand how we planned an authentic heritage garden and enjoy a guided tour around the special landscape features including the Elizabethan rose garden, knot, herb and kitchen gardens. This is a sensory and seasonal guided walking tour with some sampling on route.   

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Beneath Your Feet
Sat 29 - Sun 30 July 2023

Beneath Your Feet

Charterhouse , Sat 29 - Sun 30 July 2023 | 10.00am - 4.00pm

Part of the nationwide Festival of Archaeology, join us for a deep dive into the history of Charterhouse Heritage Park.

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Charterhouse tours: architect David Mahony
Fri 28 July 2023

Charterhouse tours: architect David Mahony

Charterhouse, Fri 28 July 2023 | 11.00am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Architect David Mahony leads a guided tour of Charterhouse.

David has been involved with the restoration of Charterhouse for the past 5 years, designing new aspects of the building needed for a functional visitor attraction whilst ensuring its heritage is preserved and celebrated.

Lasting approximately an hour and a half, the tour takes in elements of the house’s hidden history, uncovers interesting and unexpected finds from the restoration process and explores how the site we see today has changed over time.

There are two tours taking place on the day, 11am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3pm.

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Stitch and Draw at Charterhouse
Fri 28 July 2023

Stitch and Draw at Charterhouse

Charterhouse, Fri 28 July 2023 | 10am – 12pm

Get crafty with local artist Michala Gyetvai in a series of arty workshops at Charterhouse.

Taking design inspiration from the history of the house and garden, participants can choose to stitch, draw or both.

Open to all ages and abilities, no experience required.

 

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Music recital evening at Drapers’ Hall
Tues 18 July 2023

Music recital evening at Drapers’ Hall

Drapers' Hall, Tues 18 July 2023 | 7pm

Coventry Music will be hosting a recital evening for our students to showcase the progress they have made and gain valuable performing skills

Come and join us for an evening of solo performances from some of our talented students, here at the Beautiful Drapers’ Hall,

The event is free to attend, but we will be asking for donations in aid of Sir Charles Barratt Memorial Foundation (charity number: 503108).
Some of the students who will be performing are supported by this charity, to enable them to continue to access music and progress, so all the money you donate will go to helping these students and others like them to keep learning music.

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Dead Good Death Café
Thurs 13 July 2023

Dead Good Death Café

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Thurs 13 July 2023 | 10am – 12pm

Come to a safe space where people talk about anything and everything to do with death. By talking openly about death, it helps to remove some of the fear factor, but also help up to open our eyes about choices, different cultural ways of dealing with death, but then ultimately to enhance life.

Everyone welcome regardless of age, religion, non religion, gender or background.

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Govinda with Bhangra Symphonica
Thurs 13 July 2023

Govinda with Bhangra Symphonica

Drapers' Hall, Thurs 13 July 2023 | 7.30pm

A thrilling evening of music, from the Punjab to Peterborough via Stratford-upon-Avon and the world! East meets West, Bhangra meets Classical

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Charterhouse tours: architect David Mahony
Thurs 29 June 2023

Charterhouse tours: architect David Mahony

Charterhouse, Thurs 29 June 2023 | 11am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3pm

Architect David Mahony leads a guided tour of Charterhouse.

David has been involved with the restoration of Charterhouse for the past 5 years, designing new aspects of the building needed for a functional visitor attraction whilst ensuring its heritage is preserved and celebrated.

Lasting approximately an hour and a half, the tour takes in elements of the house’s hidden history, uncovers interesting and unexpected finds from the restoration process and explores how the site we see today has changed over time.

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Tai Chi at Charterhouse
Wed 21 June 2023

Tai Chi at Charterhouse

Charterhouse, Wed 21 June 2023 | 10am

See in the summer solstice and make the most of the longest day of the year at Charterhouse, by relaxing into a special tai chi session by the river, delivered in partnership with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.

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River Festival Coventry 2023
Sat 17 & Sun 18 June 2023

River Festival Coventry 2023

Millennium Place, Sat 17 & Sun 18 June 2023 | 11am

Join the fun at the brand new River Festival! With a completely FREE programme of live music, theatre, DJs, crafts, dance workshops, poetry, installations, film, face painting… there’s something for everyone!

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Stitch and Draw at Charterhouse
Fri 16 June 2023

Stitch and Draw at Charterhouse

Charterhouse, Fri 16 June 2023 | 10am – 12pm

Get crafty with local artist Michala Gyetvai in a series of arty workshops at Charterhouse.

Taking design inspiration from the history of the house and garden, participants can choose to stitch, draw or both.

Open to all ages and abilities, no experience required.

 

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Mostly Piano : Linda Merrick and Julian Hellaby
Wed 07 June 2023

Mostly Piano : Linda Merrick and Julian Hellaby

Drapers' Hall, Wed 07 June 2023 | 1pm

Eminent clarinettist Linda Merrick and pianist Julian Hellaby present an exciting programme that explores the colour and range of the clarinet.

Mostly Piano presents (mostly) piano led recitals in the grand ballroom.

Grand Kawai GX – 5 piano provided by Coventry Music.

This is a seated show.

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Dead Good Death Café
Sat 20 May 2023

Dead Good Death Café

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Sat 20 May 2023 | 11am - 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

Come to a safe space where people talk about anything and everything to do with death. By talking openly about death, it helps to remove some of the fear factor, but also help up to open our eyes about choices, different cultural ways of dealing with death, but then ultimately to enhance life.

Everyone welcome regardless of age, religion, non religion, gender or background.

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The Coronation at Charterhouse
Sat 6 May 2023

The Coronation at Charterhouse

Charterhouse, Sat 6 May 2023 | 11am – 3pm

Celebrate the King’s Coronation at Charterhouse, with live screening of the event and specially themed family friendly activities exploring the site’s right royal connections!

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Mostly piano: Amit Yahav
Wed 03 May 2023

Mostly piano: Amit Yahav

Drapers' Hall, Wed 03 May 2023 | 1pm

Prize-winning pianist Amit Yahav, performs highlights of the Romantic piano repertoire.

Mostly Piano presents (mostly) piano led recitals in the grand ballroom.

This is a seated show.

Grand Kawai GX – 5 piano provided by Coventry Music.

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Blossom Together in Coventry
Mon 1 May 2023

Blossom Together in Coventry

Charterhouse, Mon 1 May 2023 | 11am – 3pm

Join the National Trust for a day of free family fun at Charterhouse’s soon-to-be blossom and natural play space!

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Charterhouse Crafts
Sun 30 April 2023

Charterhouse Crafts

Charterhouse, Sun 30 April 2023 | 11am – 3pm

Get crafty and creative at Charterhouse with fun, family friendly activities.

Activity Space | 11am – 3pm
Paper marbling workshop with artist Rosie Bolton.

Walled Garden | 11am – 3pm
Creating nature prints workshop with Head Gardener Gianni.

Enjoy both activities free of charge as part of your general admission ticket to Charterhouse!

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The Dead Good Death Fair
Sat 29 April 2023

The Dead Good Death Fair

London Road Cemetery: Paxton’s Arboretum, Sat 29 April 2023 | 11am – 4pm

Explore what a good death means to you with our alternative ‘death fair’.

Drop by and visit the positive talks tent, explore a range of stalls in the Anglican Chapel, enjoy a historical walking tour of London Road Cemetery and discover the meanings behind the array of Victorian symbolism found throughout the site, and immerse yourself in a live soundscape by local musician Tim Seeley.

All are welcome, regardless of their religion, non religion or personal beliefs.

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Mara Simpson
Fri 28 April 2023

Mara Simpson

Drapers' Hall, Fri 28 April 2023 | 8pm

Talented composer and songwriter, Mara paints a beautifully rich soundscape, setting the scene as she takes her audience on a journey with her, through the beauty of every day to the magic of remarkable.

A natural observer, her lyricism contrasts curious narratives and inquisitive character sketches with personal detail

– Clash Magazine

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Creatures of the Night
Fri 28 April 2023

Creatures of the Night

Charterhouse Heritage Park, Fri 28 April 2023 | 7.30pm

A dusk to dark tour of the Heritage Park, led by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Starting at Charterhouse and armed with moth traps, bat detectors and the i-Naturalist app, venture on a guided monitoring walk around the park and river and see what wonderful wildlife there is to be found!

SOLD OUT
Jozef Van Wissem
Thurs 13 April 2023

Jozef Van Wissem

Drapers' Hall, Thurs 13 April 2023 | 8pm

Jozef van Wissem is an avant-garde composer and lutenist playing his all black, one-of-a-kind custom-made baroque lute all around the world.

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Easter at Charterhouse
Thu 6 April - Mon 10 April 2023

Easter at Charterhouse

Charterhouse, Thu 6 April - Mon 10 April 2023 | 11am – 3pm

There are lots of exciting activities taking place at Charterhouse this Easter, from sculpture making to street art, deep-dive talks to Easter egg hunts!

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Create a land art sculpture at Charterhouse
Thurs 06 April and Fri 07 April 2023

Create a land art sculpture at Charterhouse

Charterhouse, Thurs 06 April and Fri 07 April 2023 | Drop in between 11am – 1pm or 2pm – 4pm

World renowned artists James Brunt and Jon Foreman will be joining forces to co-create three amazing land art sculptures as part of the Easter weekend fun happening at Charterhouse Heritage Park.

Join in and be part of creating the artwork, or just watch these master craftsmen at work.

They’ll be setting up in the garden at Charterhouse (Thurs 6 April), the Charterhouse archery field in front of Charterhouse (Good Friday 7 April). There is an additional one to discover over in London Road Cemetery: Paxton’s Arboretum, over the Easter weekend. Pop along, say hello and join in.

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Mostly piano: Naoko Inoue and Richard Evans
Wed 05 April 2023

Mostly piano: Naoko Inoue and Richard Evans

Drapers' Hall, Wed 05 April 2023 | 1pm

Ace husband-and-wife duo, Richard Evans and Naoko Inoue, perform an attractive programme for piano duet, including music by Mozart and York Bowen.

Mostly Piano presents (mostly) piano led recitals in the grand ballroom.

This is a seated show

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Charterhouse unlocked – opening weekend
Sat 01 - Sun 02 April 2023

Charterhouse unlocked – opening weekend

Charterhouse, Sat 01 - Sun 02 April 2023 | 10.00am - 4.00pm

Be amongst the first to explore Charterhouse as we unlock the house and gardens as a new visitor attraction this opening weekend.

Three floors of immersive storytelling, a halo of beautiful green space filled with wildlife surrounding the building, and a brand new café bar Purnell’s at Charterhouse. One of Coventry’s most important heritage sites and the centre of Charterhouse Heritage Park welcomes you to spend the day there, learn about the Carthusians that once called the place home, and how this historic building played an important role in the history of Coventry.

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Earthcycle: Night Owl
Thurs 09 March 2023

Earthcycle: Night Owl

Drapers' Hall, Thurs 09 March 2023 | 7.30pm

Orchestra of the Swan return to Drapers’ Hall for Earthcycle. The work contemplates humanity’s impact on Earth’s environment and the disruption of its natural rhythms. Vivaldi’s pioneering quartet of programmatic concerti, written almost 300 years ago, is performed alongside a newly commissioned version by baroque/jazz musician and composer David Gordon and interspersed with traditional folk songs related to the theme of the seasons.

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Mostly piano:  Robert Mitchell
Wed 01 March 2023

Mostly piano: Robert Mitchell

Drapers' Hall, Wed 01 March 2023 | 1pm

Renowned jazz pianist Robert Mitchell plays a varied programme of pieces for one and two hands including own compositions and music by Geri Allen and Federico Mompou.

Mostly Piano presents (mostly) piano led recitals in the grand ballroom.

This is a seated show

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Cosy creative: story telling workshop
Sun 12 February 2023

Cosy creative: story telling workshop

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Sun 12 February 2023 | Sessions 11am & 2pm

Unleash your family’s creativity with Windswept Workshops and Daz Dolczech’s interactive, musical and crafty storytelling workshop! In two hours, you will learn a brand new eco-folktale, create a soundscape, write a song, and create your own fantasy world.

Part of the Coventry City of Culture ‘Cosy Creative’ programme.

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Grow with us – volunteering open day
Sat 11 February 2023

Grow with us – volunteering open day

Charterhouse, Sat 11 February 2023 | 10-12pm and 1-3pm

Another chance to find out more about joining our expanding volunteer team as we prepare to open Charterhouse, our flagship heritage attraction in Spring 2023.

There are a wide range of volunteering opportunities available in the Visitor Experience and Nature teams.

Tour the venue and hear from some of our current volunteers about their experiences.

The session lasts for two hours and you’ll be able to get any questions you have answered, register your interest or make an application to join the team on the day.

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Cosy creative: yoga and wellbeing
Sat 11 February 2023

Cosy creative: yoga and wellbeing

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Sat 11 February 2023 | Sessions 10am - 2pm

Join us at the Anglican Chapel for a range of free taster classes focused on relaxation and movement for wellbeing, with yoga instructor Rossana.

Part of the Coventry City of Culture ‘Cosy Creative’ programme.

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Cosy creative: stitch and mend
Fri 10 February 2023

Cosy creative: stitch and mend

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Fri 10 February 2023 | Sessions 11am & 1pm

Have you got old jumpers or other clothes or textiles with rips and holes that you would like to repair? These taster sessions will explore a variety of ideas to embrace visible mending and turn a repair into wearable works of art.

Bring your own sewing kit, with some materials provided. Bring a packed lunch and enjoy bottomless hot drinks on us to keep warm and cosy.

Part of the Coventry City of Culture ‘Cosy Creative’ programme.

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Ill Considered INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK
Fri 03 February 2023

Ill Considered INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK

Drapers' Hall, Fri 03 February 2023 | 8pm

Combining riotous free improvisation and deep groove, UK-based outfit Ill Considered will be performing at Drapers’ Hall as part of Independent Venue Week.

This is a seated show.

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Mostly piano: Jill Crossland INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK
Wed 1st Feb 2023

Mostly piano: Jill Crossland INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK

Drapers' Hall, Wed 1st Feb 2023 | 1pm

Our popular lunchtime piano concert series, Mostly Piano returns with Jill Crossland.

Distinguished pianist Jill Crossland performs a varied and attractive programme of music by Scarlatti, Bach and Schubert.

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Dead Good Death Cafe
Wed 1 Feb 2023

Dead Good Death Cafe

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Wed 1 Feb 2023 | 11am - 1pm

Come to a safe space where people talk about anything and everything to do with death. By talking openly about death, it helps to remove some of the fear factor, but also help up to open our eyes about choices, different cultural ways of dealing with death, but then ultimately to enhance life.

Everyone welcome regardless of age, religion, non religion, gender or background.

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Jaz Delorean and K.O.G for INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK
Sat 28 January 2023

Jaz Delorean and K.O.G for INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK

Drapers' Hall, Sat 28 January 2023 | 8pm

Not only do we have rescheduled headliner, Jaz Delorean (front man of Tankus the Henge) performing a solo set in our beautiful ballroom, but we’ve also added the sensational K.O.G (“Ghana’s finest” – Jools Holland) to the bill. A double headline show with two firm festival favourites, not to be missed.

This is a seated show. Supported by the National Lottery and Arts Council England as part of Independent Venue Week.

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Grow with us – volunteering open day
Sat 14 January 2023

Grow with us – volunteering open day

Charterhouse, Sat 14 January 2023 | 10-12pm and 1-3pm

Find out more about joining our expanding volunteer team as we prepare to open Charterhouse, our flagship heritage attraction in Spring 2023.

There are a wide range of volunteering opportunities available in the Visitor Experience and Nature teams.

Tour the venue and hear from some of our current volunteers about their experiences.

The session lasts for two hours and you’ll be able to get any questions you have answered, register your interest or make an application to join the team on the day.

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Film Liberation Club present: Gremlins (PG)
Sun 18 December 2022

Film Liberation Club present: Gremlins (PG)

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Sun 18 December 2022 | 7.15pm

Never screen it after midnight! Film Liberation are returning to the Anglican Chapel this December for a festive screening of classic, comedy horror ‘Gremlins’.

This screening is in partnership with Historic Coventry Trust and funded by CineCov/ Flatpack

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Festive heritage open day
Sat 17 December 2022

Festive heritage open day

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Sat 17 December 2022 | Timed entry between 11pm - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm

Join Santa in his workshop at the Anglican Chapel for Christmas cracker making, exchanging jam jars of joy, community spirit and festive cheer!

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Autumn Winter Programme – London Road Cemetery: Paxton’s Arboretum
Sept - Dec 2022

Autumn Winter Programme – London Road Cemetery: Paxton’s Arboretum

London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Sept - Dec 2022 | Various times - see individual tickets

Enjoy a range of seasonal workshops, activities and special events this autumn winter as we launch the Anglican Chapel as a new community space which is also available to hire.

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Christmas Wreath Making
Wed 14 December 2022

Christmas Wreath Making

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Wed 14 December 2022 | 3pm - 6pm

Foraged wreath making with festive panettone and a glass of Prosecco with Charterhouse head gardener Gianni Antoniazzi. You get to take your wreath home and display in time for Christmas.

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Coventry and Warwickshire’s ‘Winter Wonderland’ Carol Concert
Sun 11 Dec 2022

Coventry and Warwickshire’s ‘Winter Wonderland’ Carol Concert

Drapers' Hall, Sun 11 Dec 2022 | 3pm

A Christmas Carol Concert that reflects the multicultural community of Crisis members. Including a variety of fun and festive Christmas songs, member stories and enough mince pies and mulled wine for all to enjoy.

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Yuletide yoga with Rossana
Sat 10 December 2022

Yuletide yoga with Rossana

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Sat 10 December 2022 | 3pm - 5pm

A beginners extended yoga class to ease you into the holiday season, beginning with a warming yoga practise and finishing with a Yoga Nidra (guided meditation)

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Midwinter
Fri 09 December 2022

Midwinter

Drapers' Hall, Fri 09 December 2022 | 7.30pm

Join Orchestra of the Swan for a breathtaking tribute to winter and the festive season featuring music and words from across the centuries – ancient carols, folky fiddling, traditional Christmas songs and classical favourites.

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Mostly piano:  Olga Stezhko
Wed 07 December 2022

Mostly piano: Olga Stezhko

Drapers' Hall, Wed 07 December 2022 | 1pm

Acclaimed by Classical Source as “a supremely delicate master of her instrument”, Olga Stezhko brings together the extraordinary last piano sonatas by Beethoven and Scriabin.

Mostly Piano presents (mostly) piano led recitals in the grand ballroom.

This is a seated show

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Christmas Wreath Making
Wed 7 December 2022

Christmas Wreath Making

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Wed 7 December 2022 | 11pm - 2pm

Foraged wreath making and festive panettone with Charterhouse head gardener Gianni Antoniazzi.

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Tipi Theatre: Lady Herbert’s Garden
Sun 4 December 2022

Tipi Theatre: Lady Herbert’s Garden

Lady Herbert's Garden , Sun 4 December 2022 | 12noon & 2pm

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Cosy up in our twinkling tipi for a bout of theatrical fun in Lady Herbert’s Winter Garden!

This year marked the 380th anniversary of the siege of Coventry, when Charles I tried and failed to breach the city’s medieval walls. It is also the 360th anniversary of Charles II’s order to tear those walls down. Today, one of the last remaining sections of the once imposing city wall stands in the city centre, framed by Lady Herbert’s Garden.

Join us in the garden on Sunday 4 December for two special performances by Shake It Up, inspired by the heritage Coventry’s medieval city walls.

Whatever the weather, we’ll be keeping toasty warm in our tipi theatre, pitched in the shadow of the wall that started it all!

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Christmas Wreath Making
Sun 4 December 2022

Christmas Wreath Making

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Sun 4 December 2022 | 11pm - 2pm

Foraged wreath making and festive panettone with Charterhouse head gardener Gianni Antoniazzi.

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Wellbeing taster day with Rossana
Sat 26 November 2022

Wellbeing taster day with Rossana

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Sat 26 November 2022 | Hourly sessions between 11am - 5pm

A calming and restorative day of taster sessions in yoga, chair yoga and meditation with Rossana.

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Wellbeing taster day with Rossana
Sat 12 November 2022

Wellbeing taster day with Rossana

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Sat 12 November 2022 | Hourly sessions between 11am - 5pm

A calming and restorative day of exploring wellbeing through yoga and meditation with Rossana.

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Artist in Residence James Brunt
10 & 11 November 2022

Artist in Residence James Brunt

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, 10 & 11 November 2022 | All day

Join in with James Brunt as he creates sculptures of natural materials in the landscape or simply enjoy his artwork in situation.

The sculptures will stay in the landscape throughout remembrance weekend

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Drapers’ Hall anniversary show feat. Kansas Smitty’s
Thurs 10 Nov 2022

Drapers’ Hall anniversary show feat. Kansas Smitty’s

Drapers' Hall, Thurs 10 Nov 2022 | 7.20pm

Drapers’ Hall is 1 year old! Come along to a very special anniversary show to mark a year since we reopened Drapers’ doors, and raise a glass to what has been a wonderful inaugural year as a venue for music and music education in Coventry.

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Mostly piano: Ben Holder and Dave Browning
Wed 02 November 2022

Mostly piano: Ben Holder and Dave Browning

Drapers' Hall, Wed 02 November 2022 | 1pm

Virtuoso jazz violinist Ben Holder and stride pianist Dave Browning relive the heady days of early jazz.

Mostly Piano presents (mostly) piano led recitals in the grand ballroom.

This is a seated show

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Immortalising Nature with Michala Gyetvai
Tues 1 Nov & Tues 8 Nov 2022

Immortalising Nature with Michala Gyetvai

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Tues 1 Nov & Tues 8 Nov 2022 | 10am - 12pm

Taking inspiration from the trees at London Road Cemetery, a 2-hour taster session exploring the creative possibilities of stitch with local textile artist Michala Gyetvai.

Beginners welcome!

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Do Touch Monsters by Julia Snowdin
Sun 30 October 2022

Do Touch Monsters by Julia Snowdin

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Sun 30 October 2022 | Hourly entry 10am - 4pm

Drop in and play with tactile tentacles and soft spikes in Do Touch’s sculptural world of squishy monster-like characters.

Accompanied by roaring and rumbling sounds, the audience are invited to immerse themselves in this installation, exploring art through touch.

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Dead Good Death Cafe
Sat 29 October 2022

Dead Good Death Cafe

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Sat 29 October 2022 | 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm

Come to a safe space where people talk about anything and everything to do with death. By talking openly about death, it helps to remove some of the fear factor, but also help up to open our eyes about choices, different cultural ways of dealing with death, but then ultimately to enhance life.

Everyone welcome regardless of age, religion, non religion, gender or background.

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Film Screening – Night of the Living Dead
Fri 28 October 2022

Film Screening – Night of the Living Dead

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Fri 28 October 2022 | Doors 7pm

Experience this truly chilling classic film in the atmospheric Anglican Chapel set within London Road Cemetery. Brought to you by Film Liberation Project, funded by CineCov.

 

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Beginners ‘One Day Course’ Stone Carving with Amanda Randall
Wed 26 October 2022

Beginners ‘One Day Course’ Stone Carving with Amanda Randall

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Wed 26 October 2022 | 11am - 4pm

Taking inspiration from the trees at London Road Cemetery, this full day course will teach you the basic skills of stone carving.

Inspired by Paxton’s Arboretum tree trail, Amanda has selected leaves from significant trees in the cemetery.

Beginners welcome!

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‘Have a Go’ Stone Carving with Amanda Randall
Tues 25 October 2022

‘Have a Go’ Stone Carving with Amanda Randall

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Tues 25 October 2022 | 10am - 12pm or 1pm - 3pm

Taking inspiration from the trees at London Road Cemetery, this 2-hour taster session and beginner have a go stone carving session offers the chance to have a go and take your creation home.

Inspired by Paxton’s Arboretum tree trail, Amanda has selected leaves from significant trees in the cemetery.

Beginners welcome!

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The Unthanks
Sun 16 Oct 2022

The Unthanks

Drapers' Hall, Sun 16 Oct 2022 | 3pm and 7.30pm

Choose between 3pm and 7.30pm performances.

These shows are in place of the cancelled Warwick Arts Centre show.

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Immortalising Nature with Michala Gyetvai
Tues 11 October 2022

Immortalising Nature with Michala Gyetvai

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Tues 11 October 2022 | 10am - 12pm

Taking inspiration from the trees at London Road Cemetery, a 2-hour taster session exploring the creative possibilities of stitch with local textile artist Michala Gyetvai.

Beginners welcome!

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Lady Herbert’s Beer Garden
Sat 8 Oct

Lady Herbert’s Beer Garden

Lady Herbert's Garden , Sat 8 Oct | 12.30 - 6pm

We have created our very own beer! Brewed by the award winning team at Dhillon’s Brewery and inspired by the historic City Gates, ‘Olde Tower Mild’ will be launched on Sat 8 October in Lady Herbert’s Garden. Visitors are invited to try it for the very first time in a day of food, drink and live music. 

Both city gates will also be open 11:30-5 on the day for visitors to explore.

 

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Mostly piano: Andrew Thayer
Wed 05 October 2022

Mostly piano: Andrew Thayer

Drapers' Hall, Wed 05 October 2022 | 1pm
Pianist Andrew Thayer performs an attractive programme of by Bach, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Purcell and Puccini.
Mostly Piano presents (mostly) piano led recitals in the grand ballroom.

This is a seated show.

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Immortalising Nature with Michala Gyetvai
Tues 4 October 2022

Immortalising Nature with Michala Gyetvai

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Tues 4 October 2022 | 10am - 12pm

Taking inspiration from the trees at London Road Cemetery, a 2-hour taster session exploring the creative possibilities of stitch with local textile artist Michala Gyetvai.

Beginners welcome!

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Jeneba Kanneh-Mason
Thurs 29 Sept 2022

Jeneba Kanneh-Mason

Drapers' Hall, Thurs 29 Sept 2022 | 7.30pm

Pianist Jeneba Kanneh-Mason performs at Drapers’ Hall.

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Peter Broderick
Sun 25 Sept 2022

Peter Broderick

Drapers' Hall, Sun 25 Sept 2022 | 7.30pm

Multi-instrumentalist and singer Peter Broderick performs at Drapers’ Hall.

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Heritage Open Days: Drapers’ Hall
Sun 18 Sept 2022

Heritage Open Days: Drapers’ Hall

Drapers' Hall, Sun 18 Sept 2022 | 11am-4pm

As part of Heritage Open Days, visit Drapers’ Hall on Sun 18 Sept between 11am-4pm to see how the building has been brought back to life.

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Heritage Open Days: The City Gates
Sat 17 Sept 2022

Heritage Open Days: The City Gates

Swanswell & Cook Street Gates, Sat 17 Sept 2022 | 11.30am-4pm

Discover the newly restored City Gates as part of Heritage Open Days.

Visit Swanswell Gate and Cook Street Gate on Sat 17 Sept between 11.30am-4pm for a special open (gate)house day to see how the gates have been repaired and revived.

Drop ins only, no booking necessary.

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Heritage Open Days: Charterhouse hard hat tours
Sun 11 Sept 2022

Heritage Open Days: Charterhouse hard hat tours

Charterhouse, Sun 11 Sept 2022 | 11am-4pm

As a mark of respect, we have taken the decision to make some small changes to our Heritage Open Days event at Charterhouse, although we will still be hosting (now fully booked) tours. We will welcome our visitors to this beautiful site, associated with silence and contemplation at this time of reflection.

Our booked tours are now fully booked (if you have a ticket, please feel free to turn up at the original time if you wish). The tours will see how the restoration of the building is progressing. Due to open in spring next year, the tours will see the craftmanship close up and hear about the opening plans and Charterhouse’s future.

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Heritage Open Days: London Road Cemetery
Sat 10 Sept 2022

Heritage Open Days: London Road Cemetery

The Anglican Chapel - London Road Cemetery, Sat 10 Sept 2022 | Drop in, or on the hour tours between 11am - 3pm

As a mark of respect, we have taken the decision to make some changes to our Heritage Open Days event at London Road Cemetery. We encourage our visitors to visit this beautiful landscape at this sad and significant time in our history to reflect on life and death and to deepen connection with nature.

Explore the beauty and heritage of London Road Cemetery: Paxton’s Arboretum with one of our new self-guided tours. Visitors are advised to visit the Anglican Chapel on arrival where refreshments are available. The Coventry Family History Society will also be on hand to support families in locating graves of loved ones in the cemetery.

Explore the recently restored Anglican Chapel and see this Victorian landscape designed by Joseph Paxton. You can pick up headphones to listen to podcasts specially designed to be enjoyed in this beautiful relaxing setting.

Our booked tours are now fully booked (if you have a ticket, please feel free to turn up at the original time if you wish), but we’ll try to squeeze people onto a tour if there is space.

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Mostly piano: Da-Hee Kim
Wed 7 Sept 2022

Mostly piano: Da-Hee Kim

Drapers' Hall, Wed 7 Sept 2022 | 1pm

Mostly Piano presents piano led recitals in our grand ballroom.

 

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Lady Herbert’s Afternoon Tea
Sundays 26 June, 31 July & 28 Aug

Lady Herbert’s Afternoon Tea

Lady Herbert's Garden , Sundays 26 June, 31 July & 28 Aug | 12 - 4.30pm

Join us for afternoon tea on the lawn in the newly-revived Lady Herbert’s Garden.

Thanks to the success of last year’s event, Lady Herbert’s Afternoon Tea is back by popular demand! The garden has recently undergone a transformation thanks to extensive new planting by Coventry City Council and Historic Coventry Trust. Hidden in plain sight in Coventry’s city centre, the historic garden in now looking lovelier than ever. To mark this new chapter and celebrate the garden’s heritage, we are hosting a series of summer events in the garden.

On select Sunday afternoons we will be dishing out traditional afternoon teas on the main lawn. What better way to spend a summer’s Sunday!

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The Wind in the Willows
Sun 28 Aug 2022

The Wind in the Willows

London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Sun 28 Aug 2022 | Picnic at 1pm, performance at 2pm

Journey into the Wild Wood and join us for a summer picnic followed by some brilliant, family friendly outdoor theatre from award winning Calf 2 Cow.

A not to be missed, rambunctious retelling of Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale ‘The Wind in the Willows’ by Coventry’s own riverside. ‘Poop poop!’

 

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Time is of the Essence: Show Windows
Running until 13 July

Time is of the Essence: Show Windows

The Burges, Coventry, CV1 1HN , Running until 13 July | Daily

Featured at Forbidden Planet on the Burges, ‘Time is of the Essence’ by Rachel Taylor has given a nod to Coventry’s watch-making history as well as depicting the city’s shared experience of lockdown. The piece is made from 100 per cent recycled material collected through the pandemic.

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Sculptural Healing: Show Windows
Running until 13 July

Sculptural Healing: Show Windows

The Burges, Coventry, CV1 1HN , Running until 13 July | Daily

Coventry-based artist Ross McCormick, has created ‘Sculptural Healing’ inside the window at Cat Ballou. It features a Navy Chair – originally commissioned by the US Navy to ‘withstand torpedo blasts’ – set within a tranquil, reflective garden.

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Paper sculpture: Show Windows
Running until 13 July

Paper sculpture: Show Windows

Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1HN , Running until 13 July | Daily

Paper sculpture artist, Clare Pentlow, has created a positive piece about the future in the window of Milk Vintage on Hales Street. She has combined architectural structures and patterns in Coventry with flowers and leaves winding round a central column.

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Blossom project meeting
Wed 29 June 2022

Blossom project meeting

Charterhouse , Wed 29 June 2022 | 5-7pm

Your vote counts! Join us to discuss the key decisions around a new community blossom garden in Charterhouse Heritage Park. This is the first project team meeting, and everyone is welcome.

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Metropolis exhibition – Camp
Open Daily. Until 26 June 2022

Metropolis exhibition – Camp

1st Floor of Metropolis, Earl Street, Coventry, CV1 5QP, Open Daily. Until 26 June 2022 | 12noon - 11pm daily

Drop by the Metropolis building on Earl Street to discover the free art exhibition called ‘Camp, Do We Go Around the Houses, or Do Houses Go Around Us?’ by artist Lucy Tomlins.

For this installation, Lucy Tomlins presents a series of shelters made from mycelium, Portland stone and cob, offering an innovative way to bring together concerns around sustainable development through the material explorations and platform of contemporary sculpture.

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Dyskinetic
Fri 27 May 2022

Dyskinetic

Drapers' Hall, Fri 27 May 2022 | 7.30pm
Educator, song writer and activist Kris Halpin performs his legendary live show, with his Mi~Mu Gloves.

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Infernal Machine – Night Owl
Thurs 26 May 2022

Infernal Machine – Night Owl

Drapers' Hall, Thurs 26 May 2022 | 7.30pm

An illuminating performance featuring baroque specialist, jazz musician and composer David Gordon.

This is a seated show.

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Heritage Park Reveals – Part of Wildlife Gathering
Sun 22 May 2022

Heritage Park Reveals – Part of Wildlife Gathering

Charterhouse , Sun 22 May 2022 | 11am-4pm

Drop in for a family day out to uncover the past and discover the future of Charterhouse Heritage Park.

Part of the city-wide Wildlife Gathering, join us for a fun-filled family-friendly day out as Charterhouse walled garden springs back to life and is revealed for the first time.

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New Piano Music by Robert Ramskill
Sun 22 May 2022

New Piano Music by Robert Ramskill

Drapers' Hall, Sun 22 May 2022 | 11am & 2pm

Two daytime performances celebrating new piano work from Robert Ramskill.

This is a seated show.

Two collections of new piano music by Coventry composer Robert Ramskill will be given their world première performances on May 22nd at Drapers’ Hall.

In the morning a set of pieces written for the use of elementary and intermediate level pianists will be played by local pupils. One of these pieces is called ‘Land of the Tiger’ and that title is also given to the group of pieces as a whole.

In the afternoon the complete set of 24 Preludes for Piano will be played by local virtuoso pianists Julian Hellaby, Cecilia Xi and Darren Leaper. The pieces display the many influences (ranging from Bach, Chopin and Debussy to Bartok, Popular Music and Jazz) from which Robert has developed his own personal style.

 

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Coventry Opens: Anglican Chapel
Sat 7 May & Sun 8 May

Coventry Opens: Anglican Chapel

The Anglican Chapel - London Road Cemetery, Sat 7 May & Sun 8 May | Performances Sat 1pm, 3pm, 5pm & Sun 11-3 (drop in)

Explore and interact with this site-specific installation that examines how the inside of the ear works and how movement affects the sounds we hear. In this creative interpretation we’ll see how movements of air allow us to hear sound.

Drawing from weaving, one of the industries that Coventry is most famous for, dance artists interpret this process in the live performances using a hanging warp of silk threads. The collaborators join the visitor in questioning the changing sounds of the City through time in industrial Coventry and what they hear here and now.

By collaborators Karen Wood, Lily Hayward-Smith, Louisa Petts (C-DaRE), Petra Johnson and Vip Artpradid 

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Coventry Opens: Charterhouse Reveals – Elizabethan wall painting
Sun 8 May 2022

Coventry Opens: Charterhouse Reveals – Elizabethan wall painting

Charterhouse, Sun 8 May 2022 | On the hour tours 10am - 4pm

Part of Coventry Opens, be amongst the first to view the black and white Elizabethan wall painting since it’s restoration.

Listen to ideas from local researcher and history enthusiast, James Rose, on how it can be interpreted today.

Inspired by the wall painting, local street artist Katie O will be creating contemporary murals.

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Coventry Opens: The City Gates
Fri 6 May 2022

Coventry Opens: The City Gates

Swanswell & Cook Street Gates, Fri 6 May 2022 | 10.30am-1pm

Discover the newly restored City Gates as part of city-wide ‘Coventry Opens’.

Visit Swanswell Gate and Cook Street Gate on Fri 6 May between 10.30am-1pm for a special open (gate)house session to see how the gates have been repaired and revived.

Drop ins only, no booking necessary.

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Coventry Opens: Priory Row
Fri 6 May 2022

Coventry Opens: Priory Row

Priory Row, Fri 6 May 2022 | 2-4.30pm

Discover newly restored Priory Row as part of city-wide ‘Coventry Opens’.

Visit the cottages on Fri 6 May between 2-4.30pm for a special open house session and see how they have been transformed.

Drop ins only, no booking necessary.

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Oz and Armonico: Gin & Phonic
Thurs 5 May 2022

Oz and Armonico: Gin & Phonic

Drapers' Hall, Thurs 5 May 2022 | 8pm

In the third instalment of this hugely successful programme, the Oz & Armonico team present ‘Gin & Phonic’, a unique performance dedicated to music and measure, full to the brim of incredible facts and fizzing fiction.

Sit and sip in Drapers’ beautiful ballroom and explore the highs and lows (mainly highs) of the relationship between pieces, people and the perfect pour.

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Mostly piano: Jonathan Fashole-Luke
Wed 4 May 2022

Mostly piano: Jonathan Fashole-Luke

Drapers' Hall, Wed 4 May 2022 | 1pm

Mostly Piano is the lunchtime series of piano led recitals in our grand ballroom at Drapers’ Hall. Jonathan Fashole-Luke performs a solo piano recital of jazz standards and own compositions in his own unique style

 

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Historic Coventry Trust tours
Sun 1 May 2022

Historic Coventry Trust tours

Coventry City Centre, Sun 1 May 2022 | 2 - 3.30pm

The guided walking tours of our city centre sites will be running regularly on the first Sunday afternoon of every month. The route will take in the City Gates and Lady Herbert’s Garden, Priory Row, Drapers Hall and the Burges, lasting approximately 1.5 hours.

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The Wicker Man
Sun 1 May

The Wicker Man

Anglican Chapel, Sun 1 May | 8.30pm

The Film Liberation Project and Historic Coventry Trust present a special May Day screening of ‘The Wicker Man’, the 1973 British folk horror film directed by Robin Hardy and starring Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland and Christopher Lee. Screening in the atmospheric location of the Anglican Chapel in London Road Cemetery.

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Grow with us – online volunteering meeting
Thurs 28 April 2022

Grow with us – online volunteering meeting

Online - Microsoft Teams, Thurs 28 April 2022 | 6pm - 7pm

Historic Coventry Trust invites you to join our expanding volunteer nature team and grow with us! If you enjoy gardening, growing and looking after green spaces, we have the perfect opportunities for you in Charterhouse Heritage Park.

To find out more, join us for an online meeting to discover what outdoor volunteering opportunities we have on offer. You will also be able to speak to some of our current volunteers about their experiences and the benefits of volunteering. Speakers will also include representatives from Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.

This meeting will be taking place on Microsoft Teams on Thursday 28 April at 6pm.

Booking is essential, so make sure to reserve your free ticket. New to Microsoft Teams? No problem, you will receive guidance on how to use Teams once you have booked.

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Cinecov movie night: School of Rock
Wed 27 April 2022

Cinecov movie night: School of Rock

Drapers' Hall, Wed 27 April 2022 | 5pm

The night will begin at 5pm with a live performance from one of our young Live on Stage bands to get you in the mood, followed by a showing of the movie “School of Rock”.

Tickets are priced at only £4. The venue bar will open for drinks and snacks. All proceeds from the ticket sales will go to the Coventry Music Trust which supports children access music activities.

School of Rock is a comedy about a Dewey Finn, who after being kicked out of his rock band, becomes a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn his class into a rock band. It is a fantastic family movie with a great line up including Jack Black, Mike White and Joan Cusack.

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Charterhouse Reveals – Crucifixion wall painting
Sun 24 Apr 2022

Charterhouse Reveals – Crucifixion wall painting

Charterhouse, Sun 24 Apr 2022 | On the hour tours between 10am-4pm

Be the first to view the internationally significant medieval wall painting at Charterhouse since its restoration.

Dive deep into the  history of the wall painting with a talk led by conservator Mark Perry.

Drop into a live demonstration of medieval techniques of wall painting by Saskia Huning.

 

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New Music Biennial: She Who by Jessica Curry & National Youth Chamber Choir
Sun 24 April 2022

New Music Biennial: She Who by Jessica Curry & National Youth Chamber Choir

Drapers' Hall, Sun 24 April 2022 | 5pm

Experience the National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain perform their commission of She Who by BAFTA award winner Jessica Curry as part of the critically acclaimed New Music Biennial 2022.

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New Music Biennial: The Crossing by Roopa Panesar
Sun 24 April 2022

New Music Biennial: The Crossing by Roopa Panesar

Drapers' Hall, Sun 24 April 2022 | 1.30pm

The Crossing is created by eminent sitarist Roopa Panesar with pianist Al MacSween and sound designer Camilo Tirado, and commissioned and produced by Opera North. Agile improvisers, the two musicians offer a deep immersion in the changing emotional states generated by Indian classical raag, through exchanges between themselves and the audience. Their sound surrounds the listeners, creating an intimate environment inspired by traditional Hindustani ‘baithak’ concerts, and offering a collective movement from loss towards renewal.

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New Music Biennial: The Moon has Become by Yazz Ahmed
Sat 23 April 2022

New Music Biennial: The Moon has Become by Yazz Ahmed

Drapers' Hall, Sat 23 April 2022 | 7.30pm

Created by British-Bahraini composer and trumpeter Yazz Ahmed, this piece is presented as a surround-sound sonic artwork and performed live by an 11-piece ensemble. Inspired by the ethos of WOMAD and celebrating ‘a world that has no boundaries’, Ahmed invites audiences into the world of electronic-Middle-Eastern-rave-jazz. ‘The Moon Has Become’ has been conceived as a response to artist Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon installation (previously at Coventry Cathedral), and showcases new sound palettes and studio techniques explored by Ahmed during the pandemic.

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New Music Biennial: Skip Dash Flow by Jason Yarde
Sat 23 April 2022

New Music Biennial: Skip Dash Flow by Jason Yarde

Drapers' Hall, Sat 23 April 2022 | 3.30pm

Wonderbrass present Jason Yarde’s ‘SKIP DASH FLOW’.

SKIP DASH FLOW ploughs a journey from the host city of the 2008 Olympics, Beijing, to the carnival and samba style of 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro. The piece takes the audience and players alike on a cultural voyage crossing continents to celebrate the 2012 host city of London exploring British folk music and some London grime along the way.

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New Music Biennial: 13 Vices by Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe
Sat 23 April 2022

New Music Biennial: 13 Vices by Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe

Drapers' Hall, Sat 23 April 2022 | 12pm

For ensemble, improvisers, conductor & voice, 13 Vices melts boundaries between theatre, poetry & contemporary music. Exploring the weird, humorous, dark & exotic world of contemporary vices, it is the creation of pioneering compositional voices – Brian Irvine & Jennifer Walshe. Featuring Red Note Ensemble, Paul Dunmall, Paul Rogers, & Mark Sanders.
First performed in 2015, the seed was planted many years before when Brian chanced upon sculptures by Mihail Chemiakin in Moscow. The collection of slightly grotesque figures, each representing a particular adult vice that is damaging to children was the springboard to the project, which would eventually become, in Brian’s words, “a wonderfully messy, chopped up, beautiful, bewitching cocktail of the best people making the best sounds and is a project that myself, collaborator Jennifer (Walshe) and all the gang are very proud of!”.

13 Vices will stick with you. It is truly some of the most imaginative and exhilarating music around.

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New Music Biennial: Urban Birds by Arlene Sierra
Fri 22 April 2022

New Music Biennial: Urban Birds by Arlene Sierra

Drapers' Hall, Fri 22 April 2022 | 6.30pm

Arlene Sierra is a composer of critically-acclaimed orchestral and chamber music whose compositional beginnings were in the electroacoustic field. Urban Birds is a return to Sierra’s electroacoustic roots, and brings together three international soloists who specialise in new music for piano plus electronics. Urban Birds combines harmony, rhythmic drive, and sounds from nature in a tapestry of environmental sound and virtuosic performance. The work engages musically with one of the central preoccupations of our time: Our relationship with the natural world.

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Humankind rehearsed reading
Thurs 21 Apr 2022

Humankind rehearsed reading

Drapers' Hall, Thurs 21 Apr 2022 | 8pm

Sleight of Hand present a rehearsed reading of Humankind, an adaptation of the medieval morality play Mankind, set in a contemporary context.

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Binchois Consort
Wed 20 Apr 2022

Binchois Consort

Drapers' Hall, Wed 20 Apr 2022 | 8pm

The Binchois will be performing early music, much of it directly connected to Coventry in the 15th century. This includes two movements of the Missa Caput, of which a manuscript fragment remarkably survives in Coventry. This great work may have been performed for Henry VI when he attended Mass in St Michael’s Church in 1451.

The performances will be introduced by Andrew Kirkman and will be connected with his talk at the associated conference at Drapers’ Hall ‘Celebrations, Communities and Performances: festival occasions in Coventry from the 15th to the 17th century’, 20-22 April, which can be booked separately via the following link: Celebrations, Communities and Performances

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Metropolis Exhibition
Open Daily. Ends Mon 11 Apr.

Metropolis Exhibition

1st Floor of Metropolis, Earl Street, Coventry, CV1 5QP, Open Daily. Ends Mon 11 Apr. | 10am - 6pm daily

Drop by the Metropolis building on Earl Street to discover the free exhibition Metropolis: Coventry’s medieval and modernist ambitions. Learn more about Coventry’s distinct contribution to the history of the built environment in Britain, from industrial premises including workshops, topshops and factories, to major religious buildings containing some of the finest decorative art in the country.

The exhibition’s curators, Sabine Coady Schäbitz and Mark Webb weave medieval and modern stories together in five themes: movement, enterprise, culture resilience and the future. Through photographs, sculpture, an excerpt of a VR model and archival film material, the exhibition invites you to take a closer look at Coventry’s impressive built heritage, spanning from the medieval religious buildings that were once nestled together in the centre of the city, as well as the ambitious plans of Donald Gibson and others in the 20th Century.

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The Great Middlemarch Mystery
Thurs 7 - Sun 10 April 2022

The Great Middlemarch Mystery

Drapers' Hall, Thurs 7 - Sun 10 April 2022 | Times vary

Gather clues as the story unfolds between four historic venues in central Coventry before coming together to solve the mystery in this interactive adventure.

From the novel Middlemarch – Scenes from Provincial Life by George Eliot Adapted by Josephine Burton with Ruth Livesey

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Grow with us – volunteer tours
Sun 3 April

Grow with us – volunteer tours

Anglican Chapel, London Road Cemetery, Sun 3 April | 11am

Historic Coventry Trust invites you to join our expanding volunteer nature team and grow with us! If you enjoy gardening, growing and looking after green spaces, we have a range of opportunities for you to get involved in the Charterhouse Heritage Park.

Join us for a free tour of the historic garden at Charterhouse and learn more about our outdoor volunteering roles: Garden Volunteer and Heritage Park Volunteer. As part of the tour, you will also be able to speak to some of our current volunteers about  their experiences and the many benefits of volunteering in your community.

Spaces are limited, so booking is essential.

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Heritage crafts presents: Making Places
Sat 26 March 2022

Heritage crafts presents: Making Places

Drapers' Hall, Sat 26 March 2022 | 10am

Skilled craft and manufacture has shaped our towns, cities and regions over generations, reflected in the buildings, street names and dialects, but often there is a disconnect between this rich heritage and our sense of place and personal identity. What can we do to help reconnect people with their craft heritage and show how the skills of the past are reflected in the making activities of today… and can continue to be a source of productivity, wellbeing and community into the future?

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Braimah Kanneh-Mason
Sun 20 March 2022

Braimah Kanneh-Mason

Drapers' Hall, Sun 20 March 2022 | 7.30pm

Violinest Braimah Kanneh-Mason performs with pianist – Junyan Chen.

Supported by the National Lottery and Arts Council England.

This is a seated show.

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Alternative Trails: Mapping South Asian Women’s Activism
Sat 19 March 2022

Alternative Trails: Mapping South Asian Women’s Activism

Drapers' Hall, Sat 19 March 2022 | 12noon-2pm

Resonate Festival returns to the project and event that lifted the rafters at the Assembly Gardens Festival in the summer of 2021.

In the beautiful surroundings of the newly-restored Drapers Hall, this glorious event is full of song and dance – enjoy a live performance of Giddha (an all-female Punjabi dance) and listen to the stories of activism placed on a map and converted into new boliyan (folk music genre of music, song and sound).

Despite a trailblazing history of South Asian women’s activism in Coventry, these stories are rarely featured in the city’s heritage imagery – this performance perfectly encapsulates them all into boliyan and giddha.

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The Resonate Festival : And (M)other Stories
Fri 18 March 2022

The Resonate Festival : And (M)other Stories

Drapers' Hall, Fri 18 March 2022 | 10am-4pm

This textile based workshop brings together women from all over the world to tell their stories (not normally heard in public spaces) about their mother, grandmother, aunt and wider family. who may have been part of activist movements for equality and social justice in either in their country of origin or in Britain.

In the course of the workshop, the collaboratively created piece will represent these stories in material form using fabrics. Get involved…

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Grow with us – volunteering tours
Sat 12 Mar

Grow with us – volunteering tours

Anglican Chapel, Sat 12 Mar | 11am & 2pm

Historic Coventry Trust invites you to grow with us! If you enjoy gardening, growing and looking after green spaces, we have a range of volunteering opportunities for you in Charterhouse Heritage Park. Join us for a tour (starting at the Anglican Chapel at London Road Cemetery) to learn about our volunteer programme and find out how you can get involved.

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Guz Khan
Fri 11 March 2022

Guz Khan

Drapers' Hall, Fri 11 March 2022 | 8pm

Buckle up for an evening of hilarious stand-up comedy featuring Coventry’s own Guz Khan.

Guz grew up in Hillfields and has featured on Taskmaster and Live at the Apollo, as well as his own comedy show Man Like Mobeen.

Part of CVX Festival – produced by Coventry City of Culture with Positive Youth Foundation and Birmingham Hippodrome

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Deliaphonics : Lia Mice kids gig
Sun 6 March 2022

Deliaphonics : Lia Mice kids gig

Drapers' Hall, Sun 6 March 2022 | 3pm

Created by the UK’s premiere experimental music festival, Supersonic Kids Gigs are designed for families as a way of introducing children to experimental music – BIG sounds for little people!

This special Kids Gig taking place at Draper’s Hall in Coventry will see electronic musician and instrument maker Lia Mice perform experimental techno-pop through immersive soundscapes. Lia will be bringing her latest self-designed instrument, ‘Chaos Bells’ – a very large (2 metres wide and tall!) sculptural instrument with 20 pendulums that produce bell-like chimes and chaotic drones.

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Deliaphonics : The Oram awards
Sun 6 March 2022

Deliaphonics : The Oram awards

Drapers' Hall, Sun 6 March 2022 | 7.30pm

Deliaphonic has teamed up with The Oram Awards – a platform for innovation in sound, music and related technologies. Named after Daphne Oram, one of the founding members of the original BBC Radiophonic Workshop, the awards aim to build on her legacy. Along with other women of the workshop, including Delia Derbyshire, Glynis Jones, Jenyth Worsley, Maddalena Fagandini and Elizabeth Parker, Oram played a vital role in establishing women at the forefront of innovation in newly-emerging audio technologies not only in the UK but around the world.

In this special presentation we bring together past award winners for an evening of innovative electronic music in the beautifully refurbished historic Drapers’ Hall.

The Oram Awards is a partnership between The New Radiophonic Workshop & PRS Foundation to elevate the work and voices of the next generation of women, girls and gender minority music creators in electronic music.

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Historic Coventry Trust Tours
Sun 6 March 2022

Historic Coventry Trust Tours

Coventry City Centre, Sun 6 March 2022 | 2-3.30pm

The guided walking tours of our city centre sites will be running regularly on the first Sunday afternoon of every month. The route will take in the City Gates and Lady Herbert’s Garden, Priory Row, Drapers Hall and the Burges, lasting approximately 1.5 hours.

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Portrait of a Brain
Sat 26 Feb - Wed 2 Mar

Portrait of a Brain

The Anglican Chapel - London Road Cemetery, Sat 26 Feb - Wed 2 Mar | 11am- 5pm

A sculptural representation of a ‘spiky’ neurodiverse cognitive human profile, the piece’s colour and light describe the glory of individual, intersecting strengths and challenges in the brain workings of a (particular) autistic woman. Drop ins only, no tickets or pre booking required.

 

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Mostly piano: Darren Leaper and Cecilia Xi
Wed 2 March 2022

Mostly piano: Darren Leaper and Cecilia Xi

Drapers' Hall, Wed 2 March 2022 | 1pm

A new lunchtime series at Drapers’ Hall. Mostly Piano presents piano led recitals in our grand ballroom.

This is a seated show and will be at half venue capacity in light of recent Covid conditions*

*this is subject to change.

Darren Leaper and Cecilia Xi present a programme of piano duets including music by Debussy, Kapustin, Ravel and Schubert.

This concert is dedicated to the memory of pianist Peter Rossiter.

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Talvin Singh
Sat 26 Feb 2022

Talvin Singh

Drapers' Hall, Sat 26 Feb 2022 | 8pm

Percussionist, producer and composer, Talvin Singh, performs at Drapers’ Hall. Supported by the National Lottery and Arts Council England.

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Rebel Rebel – Night Owl
Thurs 24 Feb 2022

Rebel Rebel – Night Owl

Drapers' Hall, Thurs 24 Feb 2022 | 7.30pm

Rebel Rebel examines the cultural impact and far reaching legacies of two visionary artists who challenged the weight of received ideas and accepted musical norms during their respective lifetimes.

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Harold and Maude
Sat 12 Feb

Harold and Maude

Anglican Chapel, Sat 12 Feb | 6pm

The Film Liberation Project will celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a special screening of Harold and Maude, a rare romantic comedy which sees Bud Cort as Harold, a death obsessed young man, develop a romance with 79-year-old Maude (Ruth Gordon), a Nazi concentration camp survivor, who teaches Harold about the importance of living life to its fullest.

Directed by Hal Ashby, the film is a cult classic coming of age black comedy and a landmark entry of the New Hollywood era of the 1970s.

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Made in the Midlands with Jess Philips MP
Fri 11th Feb 2022

Made in the Midlands with Jess Philips MP

Drapers' Hall, Fri 11th Feb 2022 | 8pm

The outspoken and independent-minded Shadow Minister and onetime Labour leadership candidate was born and raised in Birmingham, and has been MP for the city’s Yardley seat since 2015.

How has her Midlands upbringing influenced her politics and unique style? Which Midlands people and places have shaped the person she is today?

Made In The Midlands is commissioned by Coventry City of Culture Trust and produced by Loftus Media.

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Dele Sosimi INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK
Fri 4th Feb 2022

Dele Sosimi INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK

Drapers' Hall, Fri 4th Feb 2022 | 8pm

Dele Sosimi, one of the most active musicians currently on the Afrobeat scene, comes to Drapers’ Hall. Supported by the National Lottery and Arts Council England.

This is a standing show.

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Mammal Hands INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK
Thurs 3rd Feb 2022

Mammal Hands INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK

Drapers' Hall, Thurs 3rd Feb 2022 | 8pm

The semi-classical drums/sax/piano trio Mammal Hands perform at Drapers’ Hall.

This is a seated show and will be at near full capacity.

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Mostly piano: Sarah Beth Briggs INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK
Wed 2nd Feb 2022

Mostly piano: Sarah Beth Briggs INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK

Drapers' Hall, Wed 2nd Feb 2022 | 1pm

A new lunchtime series at Drapers’ Hall. Mostly Piano presents piano led recitals in our grand ballroom. The first in the series, Sarah Beth Briggs plays piano music by Haydn, Chopin and Debussy.

This is a seated show and will be at half venue capacity in light of recent Covid conditions*

*this is subject to change.

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Haiku Salut lamp show
Sat 29th Jan 2022

Haiku Salut lamp show

Drapers' Hall, Sat 29th Jan 2022 | 8pm

Haiku Salut, an instrumental dream pop and electronica trio from the Derbyshire Dales, perform at the newly restored Drapers’ Hall.

This is a seated show.

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