COVENTRY’s ‘creative hub’ FarGo Village is celebrating its fifth birthday and marking it with a weekend of events.
Friday (September 27) to Sunday (September 29) will see a special party.
FarGo will be relaunching its improved performance and live event space, The Box, on Friday at 6.30pm, featuring live music from The Lloyd McGrath Collective who recently supported The Specials at Coventry Cathedral.
The venue has undergone a transformation over the last nine months and features a new bar, four changing rooms and a production office back stage, a full audio visual and lighting package and a unique first floor office space with ‘floating’ shipping container meeting rooms.
On Saturday and Sunday, street food will be on offer with Digbeth Dining Club’s pop-up FarGo Dining Club in the Box.
The Autumn Makers Market will return, bringing local artists and creators to help the celebrations.
There will also be competitions, discounts and special offers.
The celebrations will be topped off with live music from the Twisted Barrel stage on Saturday, and a bouncy castle and stunning classic cars on display on both days from Dub Club.
Elyse Cadden, event manager at FarGo Village, said: “For our birthday celebrations, we wanted to do something a little bit different and incorporate some of our most popular events including the Makers Market and Digbeth Dining Club at FarGo Village to create one big party!
“We are hoping to see plenty of people pop in over the weekend to join the fun, and it’s also a great opportunity for returning students and freshers alike to take a break from their studies, explore the creative quarter and celebrate with us.
“There’s so much planned with plenty of free activities and workshops available for children and adults, free food samples to try and discounts & competitions from our traders to help get everyone in the party spirit.
“We’re thrilled to be celebrating our fifth birthday in the UK’s next City of Culture and we’re looking forward to welcoming Coventry residents and new visitors along to help us celebrate.”