UK city of culture

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New Music Biennial review – a broad-minded mix of genres and styles
On its 10th anniversary, the biennial featured 10 new pieces and 10 revivals, from Paul Purgas’s pulsing tape piece to Arlene Sierra’s touching work for three pianos and birdsong

Andrew Clements

24, Apr, 2022 @2:09 PM

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Ghosts in the Ruins review – Nitin Sawhney’s ‘new take’ on Britten’s War Requiem falls short
With only a vague sense of narrative and precious little to stir the emotions, this new work struggles to reflect Coventry’s proud, vibrant history

Stephen Pritchard

05, Feb, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Ghosts in the Ruins review – Nitin Sawhney’s Coventry celebration fails to rise to the occasion
There’s poetry, pulsing ambient music, choirs and even Britten, but this site-specific work marking the 60th anniversary of Coventry Cathedral’s consecration was disappointingly bland

Andrew Clements

28, Jan, 2022 @1:16 PM

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Send us to Coventry! How the Turner Prize and a touring bin put the city on the map
It started with lockdown and a broken angel, but Coventry’s year as city of culture is highlighting its reputation for resilience

Claire Armitstead

11, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Eight candidates for the next UK city of culture announced
Areas will receive £40,000 grants to support the next step of their applications to succeed Coventry

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

07, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Turner prize 2021: a collective effort to make art radical again
Pickled cows and unmade beds: the art award has always challenged convention. But in 2021 it is going further, by abolishing individual artists altogether

Jonathan Jones

27, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘A long-form pilgrimage’: Coventry hosts 24-hour interfaith celebration
The RSC and City of Culture’s free events include promenade performances and an installation by Tower of London poppy artist

Harriet Sherwood

30, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Press for room service: Coventry’s new newspaper-themed hotel
As Coventry begins its stint as UK City of Culture, we find both the town centre and the Telegraph Hotel full of surprises

Lesley Gillilan

07, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Cars, bicycles … and 14 Lady Godivas: Coventry kicks off year of culture
‘We are a city built on ashes, this is our chance to rebuild again,’ say organisers as celebrations get under way

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

06, Jun, 2021 @7:45 AM

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Groups of towns are invited to join bidding for UK city of culture
Announcement by culture secretary for 2025 title is part of government’s levelling-up agenda

Jessica Murray and agency

29, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Coventry, from Ghost Town to City of Culture
As it starts its reign as UK City of Culture, two new exhibitions celebrate the groundbreaking multicultural music born in the Midlands that became the soundtrack for a generation

Gavin McOwan

28, May, 2021 @1:10 PM

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Pork pie hats and politics: Coventry pays tribute to 2 Tone legacy
Major exhibition charts rise of record label that spawned musical and cultural movement in late 1970s

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

26, May, 2021 @1:45 PM

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