Big Tent Ideas Festival 2o21 Programme

Healthier, cleaner, creative growth to build back better

10th July 2021 9am – 6pm

Programme at a glance

All sessions subject to change

Sessions in detail


Our Green Growth theme will explore the run up to COP26; Greening the economy; building on Coventry and West Midlands’ green industries and expertise, and much more.

Our Healthy Growth theme will explore promoting wellbeing and health living as an industry; the future of the health service; The UK, West Midlands and Coventry as a centre for life science pharmaceutical – the global opportunity; a healthy community and more.
Our Creative and Inclusive Growth theme we will be celebrating Coventry and the West Midlands as a creative hub and exploring how we can build on local culture, arts and innovation.

In our Global Connectivity theme we will explore what Lessons can be learned from the pandemic and how the UK’s future survival and prosperity could be dependent on international action.

Coventry UK City of Culture 2021

Coventry is UK City of Culture 2021. This is the city where movement began, from innovation in the transport industry to a history of activism. The city has moved people for centuries. For a whole year, the city will be celebrated with events, music, dance, theatre, and large-scale spectacle.

Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 is co-created with the people of Coventry and brings about long-term social, economic and cultural benefits.

Find out more and discover Coventry at:

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