The Story of Coventry: Past, Present and Future

Coventry has a rich history of re-invention, a proud industrial hub, a place for maverick innovators, devastated by war, then re-built. Now, as UK City of Culture 2021, how have the events of the past helped form the identity of the city today and what does the future hold?


Trish Adudu, BBC TV and Radio Journalist and a Formats Creator (Chair)

Rt Hon. Liam Byrne, MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill

Dr Geoff Willcocks, Director of Arts, Culture and Heritage, Coventry University

Lauryn Brandy, Campaigner, Positive Youth Foundation

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