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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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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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Earlsdon Festival rescued

Following last month’s news that the annual Earlsdon Festival would not take place this year because of a lack of volunteers, ECHO is pleased to report that the popular event is now back on. Members of Rotary Club of Coventry Phoenix will now work with the Festival Committee to allow the May Day event to …

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Vote: Would you pay a couple of quid to save Coventry’s Godiva Festival?

Coventry Telegraph is holding a poll about future funding for the Godiva Festival.  Some might find the results so far a little surprising… With the council having to make deep cuts, we might have to fork out a little something to keep the city’s best weekend going Source: Vote: Would you pay a couple of …

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Coventry weather: Forecasters warn of severe thunderstorms on Friday night – Coventry Telegraph

Some bad news for revellers going to the Godiva Festival at the weekend. Heavy storms are expected between 7pm on Friday through to noon on Saturday Source: Coventry weather: Forecasters warn of severe thunderstorms on Friday night – Coventry Telegraph  

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Marathon stitch project gets a new home

You may remember that some time ago, ECHO ran a feature on the Marathon Stitch Project organised by the Phoenix Stitchers, a local group of needlework enthusiasts. The idea behind the project was to invite local people to get involved with creating a large hanging that would be displayed in various places across the city …

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