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.

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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It’s a Wonderful Life 5pm
Sat 18 Dec

It’s a Wonderful Life 5pm

Anglican Chapel, Sat 18 Dec | 5pm SOLD OUT

CineCov and Historic Coventry Trust presents the American post-war classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, at the Anglican Chapel in London Road Cemetery. Nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture, the film is helmed by cinema legend, Frank Capra, and stars beloved Hollywood everyman, Jimmy Stewart, as George Bailey, a suicidal man who has given up his personal dreams in order to help others in his community. Staged in this beautiful venue, this is an essential Christmas event, not to be missed!
The Chapel is fully accessible.

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It’s a Wonderful Life 8pm
Sat 18 Dec

It’s a Wonderful Life 8pm

Anglican Chapel, Sat 18 Dec | 8pm

Due to the sell-out earlier screening, CineCov and Historic Coventry Trust presents a later showing of the American post-war classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, at the Anglican Chapel in London Road Cemetery. Nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture, the film is helmed by cinema legend, Frank Capra, and stars beloved Hollywood everyman, Jimmy Stewart, as George Bailey, a suicidal man who has given up his personal dreams in order to help others in his community. Staged in this beautiful venue, this is an essential Christmas event, not to be missed!
The Chapel is fully accessible.

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Anglican Chapel festive heritage open day
Sun 19 Dec

Anglican Chapel festive heritage open day

Anglican Chapel, Sun 19 Dec | 11am – 4pm

This will be the first public open day for the Anglican Chapel since the completion of restoration works. Come and see the fully conserved and sympathetically modernised chapel, which now is a great space for all sorts of events with a new heated floor and secondary glazing. The building will be available for events and bookings, giving this new community space a new lease of life. We look forward to inviting you to explore the space for the first time since renovations have been completed.

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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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