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Events happening in Coventry


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    Your free guide to city centre events in Coventry

  • The Live Site,Millennium PlaceLondon 2012's Live Sites are aunique and lasting part of theOlympic Games. Using big screensand event spaces, Live Sites spreadthe Olympic message across thenation with live information, news,video and community events.

    Coventry is one of 22 Live Sitesacross the UK which will contributeto the legacy of London 2012.Coventry's Live Site is in the hub ofthe city centre, next to CoventryTransport Museum, where peoplecan watch live coverage of theaction from the Olympic andParalympic Games throughout thesummer and help support Team GB as a nation.

    The public can gather together andwitness major local, national andinternational sporting and culturalevents. With this in mind we haveselected a programme of events tomake the most out of this specialyear, including sporting and culturalevents at the Live Site in MillenniumPlace and Broadgate.

    The Live Site is a partnershipbetween the BBC, London 2012 andCoventry City Council.

  • Live Site events -Millennium Place

    Date Event Time

    3 June The Big Lunch - includes opening performancefor 2012 bands in the Park season

    11.00am -2.00pm

    9 June Canoe England - come and have a go atcanoeing with Canoe England and test yourwater skills.

    10.00am -4.00pm

    25 June Lloyds TSB World Sport Day - young peoplefrom Coventry schools will celebrate theathletes and cultures of the world by stagingtheir own World Sport Day.

    9.00am - 12 noon

    2 July The Olympic Flame leaves Coventry - bidfarewell to the Olympic Flame as the TorchRelay continues its journey to the OlympicStadium.

    6.30am -7.15am

    31 July (also 3, 7, 10August)

    Cadbury Activation Day - Join the family funat this free event and win Cadburys goodies.

    11.00am -5.00pm

  • 3 - 7 August Triathlon Demo Session - have you got whatit takes to swim, cycle and run? See theexperts take on one of the most gruellingOlympic sports and see if you have what ittakes to be a top triathlete.

    10.00am -5.00pm

    25 August Paralympic Flame Celebration - join acelebration of disability sport, art andculture as part of the nationwide FlameCelebrations. And welcome the ParalympicFlame lantern from London.

    2.00pm -5.00pm

    14 October Coventry Half Marathon - put your runningshoes on and take part in The Coventry HalfMarathon and Mile. Taking in areas acrossthe city, the scenic route begins and finishesin the city centre. www.coventryhalf.com

    8.00am -2.00pm

  • Live Site screenings - Millennium Place

    Date Event Time

    4 June Queen's Jubilee Concert 7.30pm - 10.30 pm

    5 June National Service of Thanksgiving 9.15am - 1.00 pm

    21 June The Big Concert - Gustavo Dudamel andthe Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestraof Venezuela.

    7.00pm - 10.30pm

    23 and 24 June BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 4.00pm - 10.30 pm

    25 June - 8 July Wimbledon - watch the excitement fromthe All England Tennis Championships.


    7 and 8 July Wimbledon Finals Various

    16 July Royal Opera House - screening ofMetamorphosis.


    19 July Basketball Test Event 5.00pm

    21 July Olympic Torch arrives in London 7.00pm

    29 August -9 September

    Paralympic Opening Ceremony and coverage

    7.30pm - 10.30pm

    8 September Last Night of the Proms 7.00pm - 10.30pm

    9 September Paralympic Closing Ceremony 7.30pm - 10.30pm

    10 September Team GB Parade 2.00pm - 5.00pm

    27 July Opening Ceremony - watch the OpeningCeremony live from the Olympic Stadiumand enjoy the start of the greatest showon earth.

    7.30pm - 10.30am

    12 August Closing Ceremony - watch the ClosingCeremony live from London and enjoymoments of great beauty and power asthe Olympic Flame is extinguished.

    7.30pm - 10.30pm

  • London 2012 highlights on the Live SiteThroughout Games Time, both for the Olympics and Paralympics, the Live Site will feature all the action and showcase the very best of Team GB.Witness winning moments in history here in Coventry. Here are some selected highlights for your diaries.

    Date Event

    20 July Team GB v Brazil - Football Test Event, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

    27 July Opening Ceremony, 7.30pm - 10.30pm

    28 July Road Cycling, Air Rifle Shooting, GB Football, Beach Volleyball

    30 July Diving, Rowing, Swimming, Gymnastics, Equestrian

    1 August Rebecca Adlington, Sir Chris Hoy going for Gold as well asOlympic Football and Rowing

    2 August Cycling, Gymnastics, Swimming, Tennis , Canoeing

    3 August Football, Athletics, Swimming, Rowing, Archery, Badminton

    4 August Super Saturday! The turn of Jessica Ennis and Team GBRowers to go for Gold in addition to Cycling and Triathlon

    5 August Womens Marathon and 100m Finals - Usain Bolt should be there!

    7 August Triathlon, Sailing, Football Semi-finals

    8 August Canoeing, BMX, Hockey, Basketball

    10 August BMX, Diving, Hockey Finals

    12 August Closing Ceremony, 7.30pm - 10.30pm

    29 August Paralympics Opening Ceremony, 7.30pm - 10.30pm

  • Olympic FootballTwelve games of Olympic Football take place over eight days in July and August at the City of CoventryStadium, including the Women'sQuarter Final and Bronze medal matches.

    With the first match taking place on 25 July between Japan and Canada,the city is proud to be welcoming 14countries from all over the world.

    For further ticket details call 0844 8736323, email loft@ccfc.co.uk or visitwww.coventry.gov.uk/olympicfootball

  • Date Event Time

    4 - 9 June Coventry Beach - the return of the popularfamily attraction.

    10.00am -4.30pm

    15 June Farmers Market launch - after the launch,the market will take place every 3rd Friday of the month.

    9.30am -4.00pm

    16 June Festival Celebration - a day of excitingevents from all four of the city's festivals.Featuring street theatre, music and poetry.

    9.30am -4.00pm

    30 June Armed Forces Day - an annual event to markthis national day of respect.


    7 and 14 July Cascade - a live dance performance fromMercurial Dance company.

    12.00pm -3.00pm

    21 July Freeman Dance Show for Teenage Cancer Trust.

    12.00pm -2.00pm

    28 July Godiva Awakes - a three-hour mini festivaland procession.

    12.00pm -3.00pm

    1 - 12 August International Market - a celebration of foodand drink from around the world to tie-inwith Olympic Football in the city.

    9.30am -various

    18 August Brewing Up - an amusing street theatreperformance celebrating tea, the great British drink!

    10.00am,1.00pm and3.00pm

    27 August - 2 September

    Roller Rink - Coventry's very own successfuloutdoor rink, fun for all the family!

    10.00am -4.00pm

    26 August Titanic Event - Albany Theatre performancemarking the 100th anniversary.

    12.00pm -2.00pm

    Broadgate - the heartof historic Coventry Broadgate has undergone a massive faceliftrecently and will be hosting a series of events in2012. Listed here are some highlights of the year.

  • 12 and 13October

    Lifestyle Show - the city centre shops cometogether in a display of fashion, cooking,gardening and leisure.


    18 November Christmas Lights Switch On TBC

    Additional city centre events Coventry Car Day 9 JuneCoventry University celebrates the city's motoring heritage by featuringgreat cars of the past and presentincluding the likes of Ferrari and Jaguar. Takes place in University Square and Broadgate.

    Coventry Cycling Festival 23 JuneOn the day of the Festival, MillenniumPlace in front of Coventry TransportMuseum will come alive with a wholehost of FREE activities for all ages - andwhether you prefer to join in or simply towatch, youll find lots to enjoythroughout the whole weekend. And itdoesnt matter whether or not you owna bike, as cycles of all shapes and sizeswill be provided for you to try.


    Coventry City Schools Arts Festival 9 - 20 JulyCoventry school children bring their creative talents to various citycentre locations.

    Coventry Mysteries 9 - 16 JuneA festival of performing arts showcasingmusic, drama and dance using the city'sspaces as a stage.


    Moving the Goalposts23 July - 12 August A contemporary national women'sfootball exhibition, Moving theGoalposts, timed to take place alongsidethe Olympic Football in Coventry. Hosted by the new Lanchester Gallery in Jordan Well.

    Godiva Awakes On Saturday 28 July (ticketed event),Godiva will awake for the first time in1000 years to a spectacularperformance in University Square.Watch it all unfold between 9.15 -10.30pm on a big screen in Broadgate.The Festival features a ten metrecyclopaedia which will make its way to London to take part in the London2012 celebrations.

    For more information visitwww.imagineerproductions.co.uk

    Sunday 29 July will see Godiva and 2,000participants parade around the citybefore Godiva leaves for her journey toLondon. Takes in University Square,Millennium Place and Broadgate.

    Dressing Godiva 12noon Godiva Carnival Event 12.30pm

    Godiva Awakes is part of Artists takingthe lead, a series of 12 public artcommissions across the UK to celebratethe London 2012 Cultural Olympiadfunded by Arts Council England.


  • As part of this summer's programme, the city is offering a range of new tours and trailsaround the historical city centre. Aimed at visitorsto the city and residents, the tours and trails offeran interesting insight into the amazing history and heritage of Coventry.

    For further information please visitwww.visitcoventryandwarwickshire.co.uk

    To keep up to date with all the latest events: www.visitc


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