Coventry & Warwickshire

Things to do in Coventry and Warwickshire

Image caption Tickets for The Black Heart Procession at Taylor John's House are £12

Here are a few suggestions to help you make the most of Coventry & Warwickshire in 2011.

Live music

Indie rock band The Black Heart Procession are travelling from California for their gig at Taylor John's House in Coventry on 17 May. Support is by Dark, Dark, Dark.

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  • On Friday, 27 May The Kasbah in Coventry hosts London rapper Example.
  • On Monday, 16 May, it's a performers' night, with a non-PC theme, at Warwick Folk Club

Great outdors

On Saturday, 21 May at 1400 GMT the Bishop of Warwick will be performing a 'Horse and Rider blessing' to fundraise for the church of Chesterton and Kingston near Leamington Spa.

This will be followed by a ride across local fields for riders of all levels. To prebook costs £5 (or £8 on the day).

  • The Kenilworth Festival promises a week of events, ending with a party in Abbey Fields park on 15 May, hosted by BBC Coventry & Warwickshire's Tim and Vic. Acts playing at the final gig include Kristy Gallacher, Wes Finch and The Steve Walwyn Band.
  • Healthy Monday Walks are back in Coventry for the summer. Join these free moderately paced walks, either meeting at Carol's kitchen on Radford Road at 915 GMT or Warwick University's Westwood Athletics Track, on Kirby Corner Road at 1830 GMT.

Family events

Image caption The Coventry Model Engineering Society runs the Ryton Pools Miniature Railway

Every Sunday until the end of September, you can ride the miniature railway at Ryton Pools Country Park. Rides are between 1300 - 1600 GMT.

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  • Every Wednesday and Thursday at Arena Park Library, Coventry Arena Shopping Park, under 5s can enjoy Rhymetime free at 1045 GMT for 30 minutes.
  • On 28 May, 2-5 year olds can be transported to a snowy wonderland for Snowplay at the Studio in Warwick Arts Centre.

Please be aware that we always try to provide accurate and correct information, but please check with the venue or organisers before you leave the house.

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