28th Jun, 2022

Coventry station to host a free community day to mark opening of £82million extension

Ryan Smith 30th Apr, 2022

COVENTRY Station will be hosting a free community day between midday and 3pm next Saturday, May 7, to commemorate the opening of its £82million extension.

The family friendly event will feature music, threatre and other activities including performances from Midlands poet John Bernard and dancer Louis Lewinson.

The grand finale – In Transit from theatre company Highly Sprung – will be staged outside the station, with the mesmerising aerial show telling stories of the city’s innovation.

More than 100 local schoolchildren will star alongside a professional cast.

Highly Sprung executive director Sarah Worth said: “In Transit marks the end of an incredible project working with six schools from across the city.

“It is an opportunity to showcase the talent of Coventry’s young people and shine a light on the role that culture can play in connecting people to some the city’s bigger issues like transport and the future of our environment.”

More acts are set to be confirmed while food from Coventry favourites G Kitchen and others will be on offer.

A market place will feature stalls showcasing sustainable travel and transport innovation projects taking place throughout the city.

The community day will also mark the 60th anniversary of the railway station.

Highly Sprung has collaborated with the Heart of England Community Rail Partnership to produce the event, with funding coming from Avanti West Coast and Coventry City Council.

Visit highlysprungperformance.co.uk/production/in-transit/ to book the free tickets.

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