There’s always plenty to see and do
at Historic Coventry Trust places.
Veteran broadcaster and songwriter Tom Robinson presents his solo show, and the first ever live music performance in the newly restored Drapers’ Hall.Read more
Leamington Music and Historic Coventry Trust present the Jubilee String Quartet performing Tauský Coventry: A Meditation and Mendelssohn Quartet in A minor Op 13Read more
Violinist Johan Dalene, is already making an impact on the international scene, performing with leading orchestras and in important recital halls both at home in Sweden and abroad. Johan is joined by his accompanist Nicola Eimer for this intimate lunchtime performance. Supported by the National Lottery and Arts Council England.Read more
“She really is a wonder” The Times
Jess performs her solo show at Drapers’ Hall. Supported by the National Lottery and Arts Council England.Read more
Coventry University’s Orchestra in Residence Orchestra of the Swan presents Timelapse 2.0.
Drapers’ Hall launch season supported by the National Lottery and Arts Council England.Read more
Catrin Finch, from Llanon on the west coast of Wales, is the most gifted classical harp virtuoso of her generation, grounded in prodigious early achievements and intense classical training, and serving as Royal Harpist to HRH. The Prince of Wales in her early twenties. Catrin performs her solo show at Drapers’ Hall. Supported by the National Lottery and Arts Council England.Read more
Theon Cross is an award-winning tuba player and composer who not only redefines what can be done with his instrument but also transcends traditional genre conventions with his heady brew of low end theory combined with strains of ‘jazz, dub, hip-hop, soca, grime, and other sounds from the Afro-Caribbean diaspora’. Supported by the National Lottery and Arts Council England.Read more
Dele Sosimi INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK
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.Read more
One Track Minds
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.Read more
Percussionist, producer and composer, Talvin Singh, performs at Drapers’ Hall. Supported by the National Lottery and Arts Council England.Read more
19 year old pianist, Jeneba Kanneh-Mason, performs at Drapers’ Hall. Supported by the National Lottery and Arts Council England.Read more
The Lost Lending Library
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.Buy Tickets
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
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.Read more