Category: Arts

‘THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS’ at the Criterion Theatre

Written by Alan Bennet (adapted from the novel by Kenneth Grahame) and directed by Bill Butler. Saturday 1st to Saturday 8th December 2018. There will be a matinee performance at 2pm on Saturday 8th December “Believe me, my young friend, there is absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. …

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Philip Larkin book – update

Further to the review in the November ECHO of Chris Arnot’s new book Larkin About In Coventry, the book is now on sale locally at Beer Gonzo, the Phone Shop and Earlsdon Cobblers as well as Earlsdon Street Post Office. It should be in Waterstone’s in the city centre shortly and is already on sale …

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Warwickshire Open Studios

Warwickshire Open Studios 2018 runs from 16 June to 1 July. Several artists from Earlsdon and Chapelfields will be exhibiting their work in the area. These include: Ali Perry (glass, jewellery & silversmithing), Brenda Hillier (painting), Emma O’Brien (illustration and textiles), Judith Yates (painting), Emma Gluyas (textiles), Adam Hussain (glass), Sarah Howarth (mixed media) and …

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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 …

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Competition for City of Culture 2021 Launched

The bid is now formally underway after Matt Hancock, Minister of State responsible for digital and culture policy at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, officially launched the competition in Hull. The Coventry City of Culture Trust has been working on a bid for more than a year and now knows key dates and …

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Albany Theatre Trust

A message from David Meredith, Chair, Albany Theatre Trust to supporters: I am thrilled to report that the threat to the Albany Theatre’s future has been lifted thanks to a pledge of critically important support from Coventry City Council for our exciting development plans. As you probably know, our long-term future has been in doubt …

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Cancelled: The Tin at St. Mary Magdalen Church

The Tin’s music showcase at St. Mary Magdalen Church (part of the How Great Festival) that was to have taken place tomorrow, 7 October, has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. The showcase will instead take place at the Tin Music and Arts, Canal Basin, on 24 January 2017, when Nicky Ager, Suzy-Indygo, Jake Melles …

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Get Set for Godiva

This article appeared in the June 2016 issue. It is posted here for reference. This year’s Godiva Festival is set to take place in the War Memorial Park between 1 and 3 July.  The UK’s largest free festival will feature a full bill of live music alongside funfairs, crafts, charity and community information and other …

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Help the Tin double its donations

The Tin Music and Arts is a local charity that is based at Coventry’s Canal Basin. Among the many things that it supports across the city are music events in ECHO’s area, including the monthly The Tin at the Nursery sessions and occasional concerts at St Mary Magdalen Church and the Criterion Theatre. All day today, Thursday …

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