Thousands line the streets as a noisy parade marks the end of Coventry’s days as a city of culture

Thousands of people lined the streets as a colorful carnival-style parade marked the end of Coventry’s days as a British City of Culture.

Around 1,200 noisy local artists, performers and community groups attended the event on Saturday.

The This is the City parade was heralded by organizers as a “memorable and celebratory citywide takeover” that featured plenty of drum clapping throughout.


Performers take part in a ‘This is the City’ carnival through the streets of Coventry (Jacob King/PA)

The event was divided into 12 sections: Welcome, Sanctuary, Harmony, Freedom, Peace, Utopia, Coventry in the World, City of Light, Being Human, Hope, Amazing Women, Green Futures

Coventry was named City of Culture in 2017 by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

Coventry Moves has postponed the start of its program to May 2021 due to the impact and ongoing uncertainty from the pandemic.


Thousands lined the streets of Coventry on Saturday (Jacob King/PA)

The first city to receive the award was Derry-Londonderry in 2013, followed by Hull in 2017.

A winner is chosen every four years and holds the honor for one year.

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