Local landmarks light up to honour frontline staff - and you can get involved

With Tuesday 12 May marking both International Day of the Nurse and the 200th birthday of the Lady of the Lamp, Florence Nightingale, we’re joining venues and partners across Coventry by lighting up to honour frontline staff.

Organised by Coventry City of Culture Trust in partnership with Coventry City Council and Coventry BID, the #CoventryGlows campaign will see city centre landmarks including the Belgrade Theatre, the Herbert Art Gallery, Broadgate and Coventry Cathedral light up in shades of blue from 8pm.

As part of the campaign, Coventry residents are encouraged to join in by lighting up their homes and front windows, and sharing pictures on social media using #CoventryGlows. Coventry City of Culture Trust will then share a selection of pictures of the landmarks and submissions from the public throughout the week.

This is a small way that we can all say thank you to the nurses, doctors, porters, lab technicians, cleaners and all frontline staff who work non-stop to save lives and protect the public.

So, get your Christmas lights out of the loft, dig out your electric candles and get ready for a citywide thank you at 8pm on Tuesday.