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The week in theatre: The Great Middlemarch Mystery; The 47th; For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide…
A site-specific quest gets to the heart of George Eliot’s novel; Mike Bartlett makes a Shakespearean tragedy of Trump; and six young black men find full expression in Ryan Calais Cameron’s eloquent new play

Susannah Clapp

17, Apr, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Look back in bhangra: Panjabi MC on becoming a pop icon
His Knight Rider-sampling dancefloor banger put dhol drums into hip-hop and Asian beats on the BBC. Now 49, the star takes us back to ‘his own little lab’ in Coventry

Ciaran Thapar

07, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Fighting Irish review – from a grudge to a riot in boxing courtroom drama
Jamie McGough’s play, based on the true story of a family of boxers, highlights a sporting defeat to discuss the politics of discrimination

Mark Fisher

06, Apr, 2022 @10:02 AM

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Coventry no longer twinned with Volgograd in protest over Ukraine war
Council suspends 80-year link with Russian city and says it is exploring options for twinning with Mariupol

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

23, Mar, 2022 @11:34 AM

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UK city of culture 2025: Southampton and Bradford among those on shortlist
Contenders hope to use the status as a springboard for social and economic recovery

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

18, Mar, 2022 @10:30 PM

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The Guardian view on Middlemarch: a book for grownups | Editorial
Editorial: George Eliot’s wise, empathetic book speaks to us eloquently of our own times


18, Mar, 2022 @6:25 PM

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Immersive show turns Middlemarch into 1980s murder mystery
Coventry audiences will take their own journeys through the production as 150th anniversary celebrated

Rachel Hall

17, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Triple murderer Anthony Russell sentenced to whole-life order
Russell killed mother and son Julie and David Williams in Coventry before raping and murdering Nicole McGregor

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

11, Mar, 2022 @1:43 PM

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The case of the Coventry bin-lorry drivers’ strike should raise a red flag for Labour | Owen Jones
Pay and cost of living is a national issue, not just for those striking here. But Keir Starmer seems unwilling to take it on, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones

Owen Jones

21, Feb, 2022 @2:48 PM

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‘I just want to be left alone’: artist Daniel Lismore on life as a living sculpture
The Coventry native is returning home for an exhibition of sculptures referencing everyone from Mariah Carey to Mickey Mouse. Just don’t call him the new Leigh Bowery

Lauren Cochrane

14, Feb, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Unite threatens to stop funding Labour over Coventry bin workers’ dispute
Party’s biggest donor has criticised Labour-run council for hiring agency refuse lorry drivers

Jessica Murray

10, Feb, 2022 @5:58 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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