From Books and literature

‘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. …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more

From ferries to pigsties

Coventry Cambrian Society is sorry to say that the talk planned for Friday 18 September on the history of the Beachy Aust Ferry (see A Ferry Story on page 13 of September’s ECHO) has been cancelled due to illness. A replacement talk has been scheduled and Liz Pitman  will give an illustrated talk on her book, …

Read more

Teen romance gets steamy

  Off the back of the commercial success of her debut novel “Wicked Games”, Earlsdon based author Kelly Lawrence has launched a new novel.  Set in Coventry and aimed at older teenagers, “Unconditional” is the story of  Ashley, an A grade college student who falls in love with a boy from the “wrong side of …

Read more