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Things To Do In Coventry This Weekend

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Sport

Just two of our sides are at home this weekend with the Sky Blues, Coventry Rugby Club and Coventry Sphinx all on the road.

Coventry Blaze vs Nottingham Panthers – 5.15pm Sunday, Skydome Arena
The blaze take on the panthers at the Skydome
Coventry United vs Wednesfield – 3pm Saturday, Sphinx Drive
Can Coventry United build on last week’s win at Stourport?

Fargo Village

2nd Birthday Celebrations – All Day Saturday

Fargo Village is celebrating its second birthday this weekend. Coventry’s creative and cultural hub will be staging a number of events to mark the occasion. There will be street food, a workshop from Pop Bang Colour in the Market Hall and live music from 3pm including performances from Izzie, Josh Woods and Fall Girl.

At the Belgrade

Ostrich Boys – B2 Stage

Saturday 10 to Saturday 24 September 2016
Based on the novel by Keith Gray. Adapted by Carl Miller.

Soul Legends – Main Stage

Saturday 24th September

Brand-new from the producers of The Magic of Motown, it’s the smash-hit, Stateside spectacular featuring more soul classics than any other production plus a huge, all-star cast of talented singers and musicians bringing to life hits by Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Barry White, Wilson Pickett, Earth Wind & Fire, George Benson, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, The Emotions, Kool & the Gang, Chaka Khan, Edwin Starr and more in “soulsational” style.

Elaborate costumes and jaw-dropping choreography truly revive everyone’s favourite soul classics: Respect, Soul Man, Ain’t Nobody, Knock On Wood, Midnight Hour, Proud Mary, You’re My First My Last My Everything, Best Of My Love, River Deep Mountain High, Ain’t No Stopping Us Now, Beat It, Three Times a Lady, Get Down on It, I Feel Good and more.

It’s all aboard the soul train for the show of the year, embarking from soul’s heady Sixties origins, steaming non-stop, through to the present day, via everyone’s favourite Seventies and Eighties dance classics.

Tickets £25 (£23 concessions).

Check www.belgrade.co.uk for more.

Herbert Art Gallery

Brick Wonders (Exhibition)

Friday 22 July 2016 to Sunday 15 January 2017
Calling LEGO® builders and mini-brick architects big and small…A world of imagination and creativity is waiting for you!

Discover the endless possibilities of these much loved little bricks, as we journey through history and around the globe for a summer of fun.

A treat for all ages, bring your curiosity, build your imagination and explore the world brick by brick. With over 70 awe inspiring models, including the Great Wall of China and Niagara Falls, marvel at the shapes and structures that can be snapped together to create the most iconic man-made, natural and ancient wonders of the world.

Nature Notes (Exhibition)

Friday 1 July 2016 to Sunday 20 November 2016


Have you ever stroked a fox, heard a polecat chatter, smelt otter dung or seen a stoat in ermine? This is your chance to explore local wildlife like never before in the multi-sensory exhibition!

Uncover the brilliance of the natural world and investigate how wildlife adapts and changes through the seasons as we delve into the Herbert’s collections. Discover things to touch and smell, exciting interactive activities, beautiful artworks and real natural history specimens that will change the world around you.

Music

Georgia May

Ricoh Arena – G Casino Saturday 24th September
Georgia is a local talent who has taken Coventry by storm, not only covering some of the greatest hits from the 70’s/80’s/90’s but with some of her own original material. This is not a night to be missed. Reserved seating is available for only £5pp.

Elsewhere

Superhero Saturdays at The Entertainer

Every Saturday starting on the 17th September and running until the 8th October, The Entertainer in Coventry have four full days of family fun. Children are invited to complete challenges within the store for the chance to claim a free Marvel figure as well as a chance to win a Superhero Mania Bundle worth £300 each week by designing a super shield or armour.

Balsall Common Festival

Saturday 24th, 12.30pm – 9.30pm
By the community for the community. That’s the spirit and ethos of this annual event and the basis by which residents, local businesses and people from local clubs and charities come together to bring it to life. The Festival’s primary aim is to put on an event for all the community which brings people together for a Festival of fun, leisure, sports and entertainment, then distribute any operating surplus to local causes.
There will be range of different activities and entertainment for the whole family including:

  • A Fete –  with over 50 stalls, there is something for all the family. Many local charitable organisations will be promoting the important work that they do.
  • The Kidz Zone has a wide range of activities to keep them amused all afternoon!
  • Food and drink outlets with Street Food scenes around the Main Stage area. The Country Market will be supplying the refreshment tent as usual with teas and delicious homemade goodies.
  • Take your pick from tombolas and other games, quizzes and raffles.
  • Party in the Park will take you through to 9pm where you will be able to listen and watch a variety of different music artists.
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