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Celebrations, Communities and Performances: festival occasions in Coventry and the surrounding region from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries and their legacy.

Expert talks on 20th, 21st and 22nd April: the latest research into Coventry’s unique contribution: medieval processions and performances, the Trinity and Drapers guilds, the royal city, ceremonial swords, the urban soundscape, Coventry during the Reformation, links between Shakespeare and Coventry and the European context. The conference will run from 1.00pm on Wednesday 20th April to 1.00pm on Friday 22nd April.

Evening performances in the Drapers' Hall

On 20th April, the award-winning Binchois Consort will perform early music linked to Coventry.

On 21st April Humankind, based on the medieval morality play Mankind and set in a contemporary context, will be performed.

Also included: A photographic exhibition, display of source materials, booked tours of St Mary’s Hall and a book sale.

Light refreshments will be provided at breaks. Lunch not provided.

For more details about the conference, including a list of speakers, please see ​ opens in a new window