Why visit Coventry?
Even before Coventry became UK City of Culture 2021, we’ve been shouting about its virtues on these pages (among other destinations, of course). We talked about its amazing cathedrals, its history, and how it regenerated itself after the war. Coventry was also the focus of the world when it became the home of 2 Tone Records and the ska revival in the 70s and 80s.
Now that heritage is being celebrated with a whole year of special events organised to mark Coventry City of Culture. There will be a celebration of the city’s industry, from innovation in the transport sector to a history of activism. You’ll find things to do everywhere from the Belgrade Theatre to Coventry University, including in the undiscovered parts of the city.
The events will get the entire region of Coventry and Warwickshire involved and see them benefit from the opportunities that the City of Culture brings.