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City of Culture team add new date to public meeting series

Coventry’s UK City of Culture team have added another date to its round of public meetings due to popular demand.

City of Culture team add new date to public meeting series

The first two meetings organised by the Coventry City of Culture Trust at the Canley Community Centre and Stoke Heath Community Centre have drawn in dozens of people from those areas.

And the final meeting at Central Hall in the city centre on Wednesday, April 18, is fully booked as people from across Coventry are keen to find out more about the plans for the build up to 2021, the year itself and the legacy it leaves.

Due to the interest, the Trust has added a fourth meeting at the Albany Theatre in Earlsdon on Tuesday, May 15, between 6pm and 7.30pm with spaces available.

Laura McMillan, Director of Operations and Legacy at the Coventry City of Culture Trust, said: “We have been delighted with the interest in the public meetings – there is a huge thirst for information on City of Culture and the excitement created by winning the title is still strong.

“The best part of the public meetings have been the question and answer sessions because we are presenting all of the elements that we feel are important and of interest but then you get to hear what City of Culture means to different people through the questions they ask.

“We can’t answer everything. We are, at this stage, still the same small team that won the title so there is lots of work to be done as the team starts to expand.

“It’s been a really useful exercise and has given those who have attended a feel for where we are now, how we will progress, how we want people to get involved and the lasting legacy 2021 will have.”

Copies of the public bid document, which features timelines and targets for 2021, have also been made available at the meetings. It is also available to view here:  www.coventry2021.co.uk/bid

For more information on the public meeting at the Albany Theatre visit www.coventry2021.co.uk/publicmeeting or if you don’t have access to a computer, you can book your place by calling the 2021 HQ office on 02476 998 221.

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