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Lindsay Martin (Flute) & Antoine Mitchell (Piano) 

21 Jul 18

Scenes of Provence in the heart of Coventry.


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Coventry and Warwickshire step up to a Year of Wellbeing 

20 Jul 18

The Coventry and Warwickshire Place Forum, made up of the two Health and Wellbeing Boards, has designated 2019 as the Year of Wellbeing to significantly raise the profile of health and wellbeing opportunities for everyone.


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RISING Communities – Khari Sharif to Coventry Cathedral 

20 Jul 18

An evening of Sufi poetry and music from Kashmir (Saif ul Malook) with a performance from Lala Qadeer.


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Godiva Festival announces important changes ahead of its 20th anniversary 

19 Jul 18

Godiva Festival has confirmed that its 20th anniversary celebration will bring something new to the table this year, with changes to the site layout and festival offer set to be in place.


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Children invited to become Mischief Makers at the library 

17 Jul 18

Children are being invited to explore Beanotown during this year’s Summer Reading Challenge at Coventry libraries.


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Coventry Half Marathon set for March return 

12 Jul 18

Organisers of the Coventry Half Marathon have announced the date for the 2019 event.


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Students celebrate 100% attendance at school 

12 Jul 18

Ten students from schools across the city have been honoured for their 100% attendance record at school at an awards ceremony on 28 June at the Council House.


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Latest Good Citizen honoured by Lord Mayor 

11 Jul 18

Coventry pastor, Eniiwaju Etomi, is the latest person to be presented with a Good Citizen Award.


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Students’ racing car takes to Silverstone track for international competition 

10 Jul 18

Students will race a car they designed and built themselves in a prestigious international competition at Silverstone this weekend.


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Tougher sentencing call for road traffic crime 

9 Jul 18

Coventry Councillors are calling on the Government to make changes to legislation now so that the courts are able to issue tougher sentences to motorists, who cause death by dangerous driving.


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Voices of Care wins ‘outstanding’ award 

9 Jul 18

Coventry’s Voices of Care Council has scooped the Outstanding Young Citizens Award at the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner’s Outstanding Citizens Awards.


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New hotel in the pipeline for Ricoh Arena 

9 Jul 18

Coventry City Council’s Cabinet is set to approve a long lease on the Ricoh Arena’s Car Park C, in order to facilitate the development of a new hotel with up to 150 bedrooms on the site.


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Organisations to work in partnership for Canal Basin’s future 

9 Jul 18

Coventry City Council and the Canal River Trust are set to work closely together in order to ensure the future of the city’s Canal Basin.


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International Celebrity Piano Recital: Varvara Maggs (St Petersburg) 

7 Jul 18

Legendary Russian Pianist Varvara Maggs plays music from ‘Romeo Juliet’ and Liszt’s virtuosic Piano Sonata in Holy Trinity, Coventry’s iconic medieval church at the heart of the city centre.


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Hereward College wins award for work to support young people into careers 

6 Jul 18

Hereward College in Coventry has been recognised for its work supporting careers education and helping young people into the world of work.


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Jazz and Latin tunes 

6 Jul 18

With many years experience playing Jazz, this stripped-back, relaxed format brings a different feel to even the most familiar standards.


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Meet the Fostering Team! Drop In Event 

6 Jul 18

Come along anytime between midday and 2pm and meet the friendly fostering team, find out more about fostering with Coventry City Council.


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Toy exhibition launched in Coventry 

5 Jul 18

Coventry is set for a summer of Play after a new exhibition was launched in the city – and it is already proving popular.


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Library hosts mental wellbeing event 

3 Jul 18

A range of organisations and a special range of books endorsed by GPs will be at Central Library this Thursday (5 July) between 11am and 2pm, to support mental wellbeing in Coventry.


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Free café space on offer in Coventry 

3 Jul 18

Change Grow Live is offering free, partly furnished and fitted café space in Coventry.


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Food safety fines for hygiene failure 

3 Jul 18

A Coventry food warehouse has been ordered to pay over £20,000 after an extensive rat infestation was discovered by Coventry City Council food officers.


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City set to celebrate the RAF 

2 Jul 18

A spectacular flypast by a Dakota and a Hawk aircraft are among the stunning highlights of a celebration to mark Coventry and Warwickshire’s long association with the Royal Air Force this weekend.


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Friday night headliner and two more artists join Godiva Festival line up! 

2 Jul 18

Festival organisers have confirmed that Jake Bugg will be performing as Godiva Festival’s Friday night headliner this year.


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Plans for the region’s first Go Ape in Coventry 

2 Jul 18

Coventry City Council has been in talks with top visitor attraction Go Ape about bringing the region’s first Go Ape to Coombe Country Park – that could be in place as early as April 2019.


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More success in tackling fly-tipping 

2 Jul 18

Council officers have prosecuted a resident after they failed to comply with a Section 108 notice.


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Art Attack 

1 Jul 18

Free art event for all the family.


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It’s a Knockout Family Fun Day 

30 Jun 18

Free Fun Day with challenges, medals and lots of family fun.


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City celebrates RAF centenary 

28 Jun 18

Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor John Blundell, and leading UK businessman Sir Peter Rigby DL are to co-host a special three-day showcase to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force.


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Youngsters across the city to celebrate National Democracy Week 

28 Jun 18

Children from across Coventry will be given the chance to learn about the history of voting, democracy and registering to vote with a series of activities from Monday 2 July to Friday 6 July.


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Free D&T CPD for Secondary STEM Teachers with the V&A at Coventry Transport Museum 

28 Jun 18

On 19 July 2018, Coventry Transport Museum will host the first DesignLab Nation CPD event for teachers, and the launch of the Coventry Warwickshire STEM teacher’s network.


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Health and Safety Training Courses Sept – Dec 2018 

27 Jun 18

We would like to remind you that there are places available for the following health and safety training courses that are due to take place in the near future…


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Pavement parking campaign 

27 Jun 18

Students at Hereward College officially launched a citywide poster campaign at an event attended by local councillors, local authority representatives and sponsors this week.


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Heatwave Advisory for Coventry and Warwickshire 

26 Jun 18

With temperatures set to soar over the next few days and the Met Office predicting heat wave conditions, people are being urged to look out for the vulnerable.


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Come along to our free crystals workshop for aged 16+ 

26 Jun 18

Free practical workshop at Coventry’s Central Library on Saturday 14 July, 12.30 – 1.30pm or 2.30 – 3.30pm.


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Demolition starts to open up Broadgate 

25 Jun 18

Bulldozers have started to demolish a former bank to re-open a link in a busy part of Coventry City Centre.


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All that Brass – free Saturday lunchtime recital 

23 Jun 18

A wonderful spectrum of music from Bach to the Beatles, from Purcell to the Pink Panther.


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Coventry Welcomes – Party in the Park 

23 Jun 18

Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre’s hosts its annual ‘Coventry Welcomes, Party in the Park’ at Primrose Hill Park, Hillfields.


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Show support for the Armed Forces 

22 Jun 18

There will be a special church service at Holy Trinity church on 30 June to mark Armed Forces Day.


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Dhillon’s Brewery 

22 Jun 18

Folks, Dhillon’s Brewery Taphouse is open every Friday.


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Return of the Food Festival 

21 Jun 18

Flavours from around the world will fill Coventry when a celebration of all things foodie returns to the city centre this weekend.


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PLAY workshop for KS1 at the Herbert 

21 Jun 18

Book now for the new workshop to complement the forthcoming exhibition; PLAY: An Exploration of Toys, Games and Fun.


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Clear about crystals 

21 Jun 18

Free scientific workshops about crystals and how their properties can be used to make new technology, will take place at Central Library next month.


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Coventry on the road to a greener infrastructure 

21 Jun 18

Coventry has become one of the first cities in the country to trial environmentally-friendly alternatives when resurfacing its roads.


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City set to benefit from new superfast broadband network 

18 Jun 18

Coventry could be in for a multi-million pound windfall as it reaps the benefits of new superfast broadband.


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Four new artists join the Godiva Festival lineup 

14 Jun 18

Coventry’s Godiva Festival has confirmed four new artists for its 2018 lineup; Jonas Blue, Professor Green, Blood Red Shoes and Little Comets.


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Firm named for VLR project 

14 Jun 18

An award-winning transport specialist has won a contract to work with WMG to design and construct an innovative very light rail vehicle which will be part of a new transport solution for Coventry.


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City Domestic Abuse Strategy unveiled 

14 Jun 18

Partners from across Coventry have launched the Coventry Domestic Abuse Strategy 2018-2023 to tackle domestic abuse in the city.


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Coventry resident wins Festival of Learning Award 

14 Jun 18

Frank McCann from Coventry has been announced as the winner of Festival of Learning’s Learning for Health Award 2018 for his exceptional achievement in adult learning.


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City to celebrate Refugee Week 

13 Jun 18

Art exhibitions, live music, a football World Cup and two community parties will be just some of the ways that Coventry celebrates the contribution, creativity and resilience of refugees that now call…


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Council calls for information on private fostering 

12 Jun 18

Coventry City Council is urging people involved in private fostering arrangements to let them know.