Official Sponsors of the Coventry City of Culture

Proud Bid Development Sponsors of the Coventry City of Culture

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Showing widespread support in the community is a fundamental part of our philosophy, and it’s why we’re proud to announce we’re supporting Coventry’s bid to become the UK’s city of culture 2021.

The Coventry City of Culture bid provides great opportunities for businesses of all sizes to get involved and further improve Coventry’s reputation as a great place in which to do business.

City of Culture
What is the City of Culture?

City of Culture is a competition run by the Department of Culture Media and Sport every four years. Previous winners are Derry/Londonderry in 2013 and Hull who have their year in 2017.

We expect that initial bids will be submitted in spring 2017 with four shortlisted cities being taken forward to a final round in Autumn 2017 with the winner announced at the end of the year.

The winning city will then spend the following years preparing to host one of the largest events in the UK calendar as the world watches.


Heritage & Culture

From the invention of the jet engine, to ribbon weaving and watchmaking, and of course being the centre of the motor industry, Coventry city has constantly re-invented itself to survive and that appetite for invention remains today.

From Warwick Arts Centre and the Belgrade Theatre to the UK’s first Shop Front Theatre, the Tin Music and Arts, Coventry Cathedral and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum there is already lots to do and see in the city.

Winning UK City of Culture will give Coventry the opportunity to not only showcase and enhance the organisations that we already have but will help nurture new creative industries.

Heritage and Culture