Boon for Criterion

Boon Dog Theatre, en route to the Edinburgh Fringe, will be putting on a production at the Criterion Theatre on 28 and 29 July.

’Goody’ is an exploration of world of performing apes and the humans who live with them. Set in America in 1934, it deals with the relationship between one man and his performing chimpanzee in a travelling circus.

See for more details.

Whoberley Avenue Access Restrictions

Road resurfacing in Whoberley Avenue will take place over approximately 7 days from Monday 17th July.

The road will be fully closed between 7.30am and 5pm, during which time access will be permitted for residents, business, emergency vehicles and refuse collection but not for private motorists.

Vehicles left parked on the road during the work may legally be removed and will also incur a £70 penalty charge.

For more information, see , email or call 08085-834333.

Number 10 bus diverted

Whoberley Avenue will be closed from Monday 17 July for up to seven days, while repairs are carried out.

During the closure, bus service 10 will be unable to use the stops on either Whoberley Avenue or Maudslay Road and so passengers are asked to use the stops on Lyndale Road or the service 23 stops on Allesley Old Road.

Tonight at the Nursery

Tonight’s free music at the Nursery Tavern features sets from Trailer Trash, Red Smile and Amit Dattani.


As usual, this monthly The Tin at the Nursery event starts at 8.45pm, with doors opening fifteen minutes earlier.


The weather looks to be suitable for an outside gig, so make sure that you take a jumper.

Godiva Festival starts today

Coventry’s Godiva Festival starts at 6pm today in the War Memorial Park and runs over three days until Sunday evening.


The festival, which wouldn’t be possible without the generous sponsorship of Coventry University, is now in its 19th year and has entertainment and activities to suit the whole family.


More details are in this month’s ECHO cover story but for the latest information, including some late additions to the bill, please see the festival website.

Good Neighbours

Good Neighbours Earlsdon is already celebrating success following its recent launch.

The project, which matches volunteers to visit older people in their own home, held its first volunteer introduction sessions on 19 and 21 June in St. Barbara’s Church meeting room. These volunteers are offering up to an hour each week or fortnight to befriend lonely older people. They like the idea that they can arrange a time which suits them, and they’re making a difference in their local area.

The excellent Chapelfields Community Choir also organised a wonderful evening of choral music on 23 June at St. Mary Magdalen Church in aid of Good Neighbours Earlsdon. They performed alongside guests and raised £250 for the Good Neighbours Earlsdon project.

The next volunteer training will be in July. For more information or to get involved, go to, email: or call/text Jessica Moore on 07763 908 460