It appears to be as good a time as any to be a student in Coventry – as the city has claimed the much-coveted title of the United Kingdom’s city of culture for 2021. A year of ‘cultural celebration’ is planned for the year. While Coventry may not have the best reputation outside of the city, for those inside, including student’s – this award comes as very little surprise! The countdown until 2021 begins, and for current student’s, by then they might just be working in the city!
Coventry beat off some illustrious competition to claim the crown – with Swansea, Paisley, Stoke-on-Trent and Sunderland all in the running to win. The award is handed out once every four years – with Hull being the current incumbent. Hull has been a worthy winner of the award, and is experiencing a boost from the award. Coventry, like Hull, doesn’t boast the proudest reputation, yet this could be a turning point for the city!
So what culture is involved? Coventry boasts a wealth of culture, mainly with museums. The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum is a well-known sight, while the Warwick Arts Centre is a firm favourite with the public. The Belgrade Theatre is well-known across the United Kingdom too. And with Coventry boasting city status – there is of course the customary cathedral – with this one of the most picturesque sights the city has to offer.
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So what an excellent time to be connected to Coventry. As mentioned earlier, Hull has been boosted significantly, and it appears as if Coventry can follow suit. Good times are surely ahead – and congratulations to all those that contributed to the bid. Go Coventry!