What’s on

We have a programme of events, exhibitions
and workshops at our places throughout the year.
There’s always plenty to see and do.

There’s always plenty to see and do
at Historic Coventry Trust places.

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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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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Historic Coventry Trust Tours
Sun 6 Feb

Historic Coventry Trust Tours

Coventry City Centre, Sun 6 Feb | 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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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.

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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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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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Jaz Delorean solo show INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK
Sat 5th Feb 2022

Jaz Delorean solo show INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK

Drapers' Hall, Sat 5th Feb 2022 | 8pm

Front man of Tankus the Henge and a firm festival favourite. Jaz Delorean performs a solo set at Drapers’ Hall. Supported by the National Lottery and Arts Council England.

This is a seated show.

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One Track Minds
Sat 19th Feb

One Track Minds

Drapers' Hall, Sat 19th Feb | 7.30pm

One Track Minds is a live storytelling show all about the life changing power of music. Think of it as a cross between Desert Island Discs, TED Talks and The Moth. Each night, we ask a selection of guests to share a story about a song (or piece of music) that has, in some way, changed their life. And then we play the song to our audience. Supported by the National Lottery and Arts Council England.

***this show will be BSL interpreted***

This is a seated show.

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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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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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Mostly piano: Darren Leaper and Cecilia Xi (piano duet)
Wed 2nd Mar 2022

Mostly piano: Darren Leaper and Cecilia Xi (piano duet)

Drapers' Hall, Wed 2nd Mar 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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Jeneba Kanneh-Mason
Sun 20th Mar 2022

Jeneba Kanneh-Mason

Drapers' Hall, Sun 20th Mar 2022 | 7.30pm

19 year old pianist, Jeneba Kanneh-Mason, performs at Drapers’ Hall. Supported by the National Lottery and Arts Council England.

This is a seated show.

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Mostly piano: Jonathan Fashole-Luke
Wed 4th May 2022

Mostly piano: Jonathan Fashole-Luke

Drapers' Hall, Wed 4th May 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.

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Cara Dillon
Fri 13 May 2022

Cara Dillon

Drapers' Hall, Fri 13 May 2022 | 7.30pm

Irish folk singer Cara Dillon performs at Drapers’ Hall.

This is a seated show.

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The Infernal Machine – Night Owl
Thurs 26 May 2022

The 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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Podcast Series
Podcast

Podcast Series

Series 1 - London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Podcast | from May 2021

Download and listen in the recently restored London Road Cemetery: Paxton’s Arboretum. Enjoy a gentle meander through the landscape uncovering the fascinating heritage stories.

  • S1E1 Paxton’s Arboretum – In conversation with author Kate Colquhoun and landscape architect Colin Burden about the life and achievements of Sir Joseph Paxton who designed the cemetery.
  • S1E2 Paxton’s Arboretum – Poetry by Emilie Lauren Jones, a new collection inspired by stories of the cemetery.
  • S1E3 Paxton’s Arboretum – Music by Tim Seeley, a new piece of music inspired by nature and the sounds of the cemetery.
  • Download and listen on headphones, enjoy a walk at your leisure.
  • Approx. 20 mins each, wheelchair accessible, outdoors, all weather
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Metropolis Exhibition
Open Daily

Metropolis Exhibition

1st Floor of Metropolis, Earl Street, Coventry, CV1 5QP, Open Daily | 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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