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.

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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Fri 27 May 2022


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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One Track Minds
Sat 11 June 2022

One Track Minds

Drapers' Hall, Sat 11 June 2022 | 7.30pm

After the roaring success of the first ever One Track Minds in Coventry, this unique storytelling experience returns to Drapers’ Hall.

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.

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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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Podcast Series

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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