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.

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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Pumpkin Patch
27 to 30 Oct 2021

Pumpkin Patch

Lady Herbert's Garden, 27 to 30 Oct 2021 | 12 noon - 4pm

Join Historic Coventry Trust and Coventry BID at Lady Herbert’s Garden this half term.

Lady Herbert’s Garden will play host to a pick your own pumpkin patch from 27th to 30th October between 12pm and 4pm. Other activities include carving your newly picked pumpkin and face painting. The cost of entry is £4 per pumpkin (plus the booking fee).

Note those who do not wish to purchase a pumpkin do not require a ticket.

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Bride of Frankenstein
SOLD OUT

Bride of Frankenstein

Anglican Chapel, SOLD OUT |

CineCov presents a night of classic horror in the newly refurbished Anglican Chapel in London Road Cemetery. The Victorian chapel will be a suitably atmospheric setting to watch one of the finest gothic horror movies of all time.

The Chapel is fully accessible.

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Lullaby by Luke Jerram
Sunday 7 Nov

Lullaby by Luke Jerram

North - Longford & Foleshill | South - Cheylesmore, Sunday 7 Nov | 4pm - 7pm

Two flotillas of twinkling bikes playing an ambient soundscape will be passing through the streets of Longford and Cheylesmore converging at the Abundance of Light festival in Foleshill marking Diwali.

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Tom Robinson solo show
Thurs 11th Nov

Tom Robinson solo show

Drapers' Hall, Thurs 11th Nov | 8pm

Veteran broadcaster and songwriter Tom Robinson presents his solo show, and the first ever live music performance in the newly restored Drapers’ Hall.

This is a seated show.

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Jubilee Quartet
Fri 12 Nov

Jubilee Quartet

Drapers' Hall, Fri 12 Nov | 12.30pm

Leamington Music and Historic Coventry Trust present the Jubilee String Quartet performing Tauský Coventry: A Meditation and Mendelssohn Quartet in A minor Op 13.

This is a seated show.

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Johan Dalene
Sunday 21st Nov

Johan Dalene

Drapers' Hall, Sunday 21st Nov | 2pm

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.

This is a seated show.

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Jess Gillam
Thurs 25th Nov

Jess Gillam

Drapers' Hall, Thurs 25th Nov | 8pm

“She really is a wonder” The Times

Jess performs her solo show at Drapers’ Hall. Supported by the National Lottery and Arts Council England.

This is a seated show.

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Timelapse 2.0
Fri 26th Nov

Timelapse 2.0

Drapers' Hall, Fri 26th Nov | 7.30pm

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.

This is a seated show.

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Catrin Finch
Sun 28 Nov

Catrin Finch

Drapers' Hall, Sun 28 Nov | 7.30pm

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.

This is a seated show.

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Theon Cross
Fri 3rd Dec

Theon Cross

Drapers' Hall, Fri 3rd Dec | 8pm

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.

This is a part seated/part standing show.

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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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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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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 is a seated 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.

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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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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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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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