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.

Observations on Being
22 June–15 August 2021

Observations on Being

London Road Cemetery: Paxton’s arboretum, 22 June–15 August 2021 |

An installation of music, voice, ground-breaking visual worlds, sensory effects and technologies located in Coventry’s London Road Cemetery and Charterhouse Heritage Park and is one of the first large-scale visual arts commissions to be unveiled as part Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture. Music, poetic storytelling and compelling visuals will invite you to explore your relationship with the natural world.

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Lady Herbert’s Garden Party
Sun 13 June

Lady Herbert’s Garden Party

Lady Herbert's Garden, Sun 13 June | Bookings for one and a half hours between 12 midday to 4:30pm

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of Lady Herbert’s Garden’s opening, join us for afternoon tea in the garden.

Traditional afternoon teas will be served to be enjoyed on the garden lawn. This is a ticketed event and prebooking is essential.

Guests are required to reserve their table slot and select their menu when purchasing their tickets.

Duration 1.5-hour slots, Suitable for families. Not wheelchair accessible. Outdoor all-weather event.

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The Lost Lending Library
25 Oct - 6 Nov 2021

The Lost Lending Library

Drapers' Hall, 25 Oct - 6 Nov 2021 |

The Lost Lending Library is the UK theatre premiere from Punchdrunk for family audiences and school groups that invites children (aged 4-12) to discover a magical world, a celebration of books and the journeys they take us on.

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Audio walking tours
Digital event

Audio walking tours

London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum, Digital event | from May 2021

A downloadable podcast of new poetry written by poet Emilie Lauren Jones and a soundscape by sound artist Tim Seeley, directly inspired by the landscape. They are especially created to be listened to within London Road Cemetery itself. Enjoy a walk outside and enjoy on headphones at your leisure.

As you re-emerge from lockdown, go on a gentle meander uncovering the fascinating heritage stories of London Road Cemetery, view the landscape through a new lens and enjoy audio experiences uncovering the stories of Paxton’s Arboretum.

20 mins, suitable for families, wheelchair accessible, outdoors, all weather

Available to download from May 2021.

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