As 2021 Club Members, Dafferns have been behind the 2021 bid from the very start. UK City of Culture 2021 will bring huge economic and cultural benefit to Coventry and the whole Coventry and Warwickshire region
Laura McMillan, Manager of the Coventry City of Culture Trust:
“It’s been a bid by and for the people of Coventry. It has brought so many people and organisations together and this is just the start. Over the next three years we will ensure that everyone in the city, which has been moving people by cycle car and jet engine, is now moving people through culture.”
What happens next?
Coventry’s 2021 programme will include a Street of Culture programme co-producing work in local communities. T
The first build-up event will be the UK’s first Shop Front Theatre Festival 23-24th March 2018 and the city will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its Cathedral with a major new lighting commission
A 2.2 mile Ring Road poem is set to one of the digital centrepiece of 2021 along with major productions by the RSC and the screening of the entire works of Shakespeare in iconic locations
An artist-led festival called ‘Moments of Silence’ will create moments of silence and beauty and reflect on the city’s 700-year-old Carthusian monastery Charterhouse
and play on the myth of being ‘Sent to Coventry’…..
Then building on the success of 95-year-Old Indian Photographer Masterji’s exhibition, the city will develop a project Tale of Two Streets that looks at two of the most diverse streets in Britain through the eyes of photographers.
As one of Coventry’s oldest firms of accountants, we feel passionate about promoting business opportunities within Coventry and Warwickshire. Dafferns was founded in Coventry in 1896 and has seen the city develop through industrialisation, recover from the devastation of the Blitz and flourish once again into an internationally recognised centre for manufacturing, service industries, education and culture.
That’s why the Coventry 2021 UK City of Culture Bid had our full support, urging other firms in the region to join us and we are thrilled we have won!