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Celebrations and Communities

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Festival occasions in Coventry and the surrounding region from the 15th-17th century and their legacy

Coventry has a rich heritage of large-scale civic and religious events - from medieval mystery plays to royal and noble visits to the city and surrounding area.

The legacy of such public, performance-based occasions remains relevant to Coventry’s contemporary multicultural, diverse community. Celebrating this heritage offers a way to harness memories and sustain the future socio-economic stability of the city’s diverse communities.

The project brings together scholars, curators, archivists and performance practitioners with postgraduates and early career researchers, across nationalities and disciplines to present a conference open to the public as part of City of Culture 2021.

To find out more, please contact Dr Margaret Shewring.