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Exhibition: Creativity Unlocked
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Exhibition: Creativity Unlocked

Tue 10 Nov

With lockdown rules restricting indoor gatherings throughout the spring and summer, this year theatres have had to think outside the box to find ways of staying connected to their communities. Moving activity online is a solution for some people, but not everyone can easily access things like Zoom or social media, and as a result,…

Moonlight Sonata – One Night in November
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Moonlight Sonata – One Night in November

Tue 10 Nov

Post-Blitz Coventry, July 1945 RAF War Film In his book, Air Raid, The Bombing of Coventry 1940, Norman Longmate explains why the city was unique in its industrial development: Thanks to [Coventry’s] long history and the refusal for many years of the corporation to authorise building on the common land surrounding the city, sizable factories,…

One Night in November: Coventry Blitz Memories
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One Night in November: Coventry Blitz Memories

Sun 08 Nov

On Remembrance Sunday, we remember all those who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars, including those killed in the Coventry Blitz, which marks its 80th anniversary this year. Ahead of the original production of One Night in November, survivors of that terrible night in 1940 generously shared their memories with us.…

#CityWarmUps – Emma Meehan of C-DaRe
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#CityWarmUps – Emma Meehan of C-DaRe

Sat 07 Nov

As the UK heads into its second national lockdown, we're focusing our attention on promoting wellbeing and learning from our experiences earlier this year through our Lockdown Lessons series. During the last lockdown, we asked local artists and creative practitioners to share their warm-up routines as a way of helping people to stay healthy, happy…

Lockdown Lessons from Belgrade Theatre and Underground Lights
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Lockdown Lessons from Belgrade Theatre and Underground Lights

Fri 06 Nov

As the UK heads into its second national lockdown, the ongoing uncertainty continues to take its toll on people’s mental health. That’s why this November, we want to focus our attention on wellbeing, and learning the lessons from our previous lockdown experience. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be reflecting on some of the successes…

Interview: Alan Pollock on One Night in November
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Interview: Alan Pollock on One Night in November

Michael Davies
Thu 05 Nov

Twelve years after making its debut at the Belgrade Theatre, Alan Pollock's breathtaking wartime drama One Night in November continues to resonate powerfully with Coventry audiences. Telling the story of one family's experiences of the Coventry Blitz, the play was revived three times after its 2008 premiere, with each production warmly received by audiences and…

80 Years On: Commemorating the Coventry Blitz
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80 Years On: Commemorating the Coventry Blitz

Fri 30 Oct

This November, we’re commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Coventry Blitz by revisiting our 2013 production of One Night in November. Written by local playwright Alan Pollock and directed by Hamish Glen, the acclaimed wartime drama will be streamed via our website from 14-13 November - tickets are available to book now. One of the Belgrade…

More Than A Moment: Action with and for Black Creatives
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More Than A Moment: Action with and for Black Creatives

Thu 29 Oct

We're proud to be amongst the first organisations signing up to Culture Central's More Than A Moment pledge, a promise of bold, radical and immediate action with and for Black creatives. Developed by Black artists and leaders from arts organisations across the West Midlands, the pledge, which has been announced by Culture Central today, is…

Podcast: The Future is Bright
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Podcast: The Future is Bright

Tue 27 Oct

October is traditionally a time for reflecting on Black history, but how does history inform our understanding of the present, and how will current events shape the histories of the future? With the Belgrade Theatre and Maokwo teaming up to explore these questions in their pioneering Black Futures programme this month, 2021 Co-Artistic Director Corey Campbell takes some time…

New shows on sale at the Belgrade
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New shows on sale at the Belgrade

Mon 26 Oct

Following the sell-out success of performances of Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show this October, audiences can now look forward to a wide range of live experiences at the Belgrade Theatre, with socially distanced shows taking place throughout November and December. These events are now possible thanks to the strict safety measures that have been put…

Programme news: first projects for 2021 unveiled
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Programme news: first projects for 2021 unveiled

Wed 21 Oct

As the Coventry City of Culture Trust makes its first big programme announcement this week, here at the Belgrade, we’re using the opportunity to take a look ahead at some of the major projects we have coming up next year. Since September last year, our three 2021 Co-Artistic Directors - Corey Campbell, Justine Themen and…

Here Be Monsters: Belgrade gets Halloween in Hand
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Here Be Monsters: Belgrade gets Halloween in Hand

Tue 20 Oct

If you’re visiting Coventry City Centre this October, you’d better be prepared for an invasion, since eight massive monsters are making a temporary home here in time for Halloween! Descending on Coventry rooftops from 24-31 October, the mischievous monsters have been designed by artists Filthy Luker and Pedro Estrellas, and form part of a public…

Belgrade panto goes online: Jack and the Beanstalk
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Belgrade panto goes online: Jack and the Beanstalk

Fri 16 Oct

Traditional panto performances have been postponed till 2021, but Christmas is far from cancelled in Coventry: this year, we'll be hosting our first online pantomime. Specially created in response to ongoing restrictions on indoor performances, Jack and the Beanstalk Online will be available to stream at home throughout December, or to watch via a series of…

Cultural Recovery Fund: A statement from our leadership team
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Cultural Recovery Fund: A statement from our leadership team

Mon 12 Oct

We're delighted to have been awarded the full £999,999 we applied for as part of the government’s emergency Cultural Recovery Fund, administered through the Arts Council. This money will enable us to start enacting the plans we’ve been developing to help us to recover from this crisis. Over the coming months, we will be running…

Listen Online: Unknown by Dougie Blaxland
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Listen Online: Unknown by Dougie Blaxland

Fri 09 Oct

Between 2017 and 2019, more than 800 people died living and sleeping rough on the streets of the UK, a number of whom have never been named or identified. It's a shocking statistic, yet it can be easy to lose sight of individual human stories when we're simply presented with the numbers.  Produced by Roughhouse…

Black Futures Exhibition: Motherland
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Black Futures Exhibition: Motherland

Fri 09 Oct

Over the course of three years, photographer Ayesha Jones travelled with her mother to Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana and Benin, setting out to deepen their understanding of their ancestors’ culture and history. During her time there, she captured their journey together through a mixture of analogue and digital photography, now brought together in an exhibition titled…

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