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Coventry City of Culture UK 2021

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The current UK City of Culture is Coventry. As a result, the city has been busy planning a packed roster of quality entertainment that rivals much bigger cities.

Following a competition that run every four years by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, from May, the current UK City of Culture is Coventry. As a result, the city has been busy planning a packed roster of quality entertainment that rivals much bigger cities. What’s happening?

1. Circolombia – link here

Circolombia Link here

As circus troupes go, Circolombia has a lot going for it. Hailing from the Colombian capital of Bogotá, the circus promises to amaze with ‘an emotional tightrope’ of outrageous acts. The circus works closely with its music, the beats and vocals forming the pumping backbone narrative to the spectacles. One to watch.

Where? Coventry Assembly Festival Garden, The Queen of Flanders, Little Park Street, Coventry.

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2. 360 ALLSTARS @ Assembly Festival Garden – link here

Next up is 360 ALLSTARS which is now a globally recognised success, having sold-out runs on Broadway, and the Sydney Opera House. Coming to Coventry, the clues in the name as the performers explore all forms of rotation in what can only be described as a modern urban circus. Expect breakdancing, A Guinness World record holding BMX rider, a world champion beatboxer and much more… 

Where? Coventry Assembly Festival Garden, The Queen of Flanders, Little Park Street, Coventry.

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3. Coventry Biennial 2021: HYPER-POSSIBLE – link here

HYPER-POSSIBLE. Image here

Coventry Biennial is on its way back to the city from 8th October. Destined for the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, this year’s theme ‘HYPER-POSSIBLE’ hints at Coventry’s radical trailblazing cultural past. With a group of new exhibitions and commissioned projects that will imagine new futures and possibilities (including novel knowledge production and human impact on wildlife) for the city, and the world at large.

Where? Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.

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4. The 2021 Big Draw Festival – link here

Image via The 2021 Big Draw Festival.

Perfect for kids aged 5 to 11, The 2021 Big Draw Festival is taking place between 23rd and 30th October. A ‘worldwide festival of drawing’, the week-long event aims to help children relax and express themselves, eventually creating a physical art piece using a range of mediums. The children can then choose to leave art with the festival to have it displayed for all to see!

Where? Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.

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5. The Island by Debale – link here

The Island. Link here

A film that is viewing on 22nd August, ‘The Island’ is social experiment that takes a look at ‘how society behaves in a crisis?’. Commissioned by Coventry UK City of Culture 2021, the project will show interviews with 11 representative resident who occupy a ‘newly inhabited island’ to see what kind of society they imagine and build. Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? Final reflections with a team of local experts including sociologist Ben Kyneswood will follow at the premiere.

Where? Coventry Assembly Festival Garden, The Queen of Flanders, Little Park Street, Coventry.

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