The Botanist is coming to Coventry!

The New World Trading Company has announced its latest site for The Botanist bar and restaurant, bringing its mix of cocktails and food to Coventry. The group is one of several food and drink operators lined up for new units at the Cathedral Lanes shopping centre. It plans to open The Botanist there in February […]

Coventry Foodbank supplies its 100,000th user

Coventry Foodbank hit a milestone this past Tuesday, supplying its 100,000th user with emergency supplies leaving staff and volunteers with mixed emotions, happy to provide such a service to those in need but with the realisation that things are not going to get easier with the instability of the current Government,the ongoing EU negotiations and […]

Hidden Stratford-upon-Avon painting set to be uncovered

A historical chapel says it has raised enough funds to reveal part of a medieval wall painting which has been hidden for almost 500 years. The painting, in the Guild Chapel, in Stratford-upon-Avon, was covered with wood panels in the 15th Century. The Stratford Town Trust began removing the panels in November 2016 after obtaining […]

Britain’s first black theatre manager to be honoured with blue plaque

Britain’s first black theatre manager will be commemorated with a blue plaque at the site of the theatre he once ran in Coventry. Ira Aldridge, who was also the first black actor to play Othello and whose life is dramatised in the play Red Velvet, will be commemorated at an event on August 3, when […]