‘Coventry has a history of triumphing against adversity, of coming together with a fierce but quiet pride. We love our city and all too often have listened to others putting it down but now is the time to invite the world to venture past our beloved ring road and into a city with a story to tell and experiences to share.
We weren’t sent to Coventry; we chose to come. Coventry is a city of welcome, a city of peace and reconciliation, a city of innovation and invention, a City of Culture.’ Coventry 2021
Coventry named as UK's city of culture for 2021
Coventry has been named as the next UK City of Culture in 2021, beating competition from Swansea, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland and Paisley.
My heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to Coventry, the city that inspired me to be who I am, and what I do.
“Father, Forgive” - these two words which I discovered at the ruins of Coventry Cathedral in 1973 changed the course of my life.
Thank you Coventry, my Coventrian friends, the sources of my inspiration and strength. I cannot tell you how grateful I am to you all.
Coventry for ever,
Kamran Mofid (The Boy from Iran who became a Man in Coventry)
Co- founder and the Associate Director
Co-founder, Coventry Ambassadors’ Lecture Series