Published: 27th Aug 2019

Coventry City Council will receive an £8.5m grant to improve the city centre from Arts Council England ahead of its year as UK Capital of Culture in 2021. The grant will be used to boost Coventry’s arts and culture scene and will help fund significant improvements to some of the city’s major venues and production facilities. This investment from central government brings the total grant funding for the city centre ahead of Coventry being UK City of Culture to £55m. The Arts Council grant will support a number of projects including the work to refurbish the auditorium at the Belgrade Theatre, work to improve the visitor experience at Coventry Cathedral and plans for St Mary’s Guildhall, Draper’s Hall and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. George Duggins, leader of Coventry City Council, said the funding is ‘truly fantastic’ news for the city. ‘It will help to ensure that some of … (To read the full article, subscribe below)