21st Jan, 2022

VIDEOS - Coventry Moves - Check out everything that happened during the memorable day

Tristan Harris 5th Jun, 2021 Updated: 5th Jun, 2021

THE SIGNATURE event of the UK City of Culture 2021 is under way with Coventry Moves taking place from now throughout the day.

It will culminate in the big ‘Coventry-wide orchestra’ during Coventry Moves Together at 20.21.

Check out what has happened so far below…….


In this opening film, Pauline Black, our energy of Sustainability, celebrates our hidden river with a song written specifically for Coventry Moves in a magical moment that starts our journey.

Click above to watch the opening stream.


Five Friends, River Runners, trace the path of the hidden river which runs under Coventry. Exploring through Parkour, BMX Biking and Dance.



An introduction to the city’s long-standing commitment to sustainability and protecting our environment. The story behind the name of Coventry, Cofa’s Tree, will be explored as we look to the future and the impact we can have across the world.


Click here to find out what’s coming up with our ‘Coventry Moves – All you need to know’ guide.


This focuses on the personal stories of individuals and communities who have traveled from across the world to build Coventry.


We meet Navin Kundra, the energy of People Power, as city residents and some well-known faces, bring the streets alive in a whirl of music and dance celebrating our car manufacturing history and the people who made Coventry.



Meet some of the people who inspired the stories of Coventry Moves, with a focus on our theme of Innovation.


The energy of Innovation, Daniel Lismore, guides us as the spokes turn and we’re off again. Coventry created the bicycle and we’ll celebrate the city’s innovation from past, present and future with extravagant custom trikes.


Meet some of the people who inspired the stories of Coventry Moves, focusing on our theme of Resilience, before we meet our energy, Kare Adenegan.



Meet some of the 14 Godivas, who share what being a Godiva means to them.


We’re introduced to our energy of Social Justice, Sue Bent, as 14 powerful modern day Godivas arrive at their destination having ridden on horseback from across the city. We are joined once more by the River Runners and Pauline Black to see that something has grown from the concrete, here to be discovered as we look to the future. A gift from Coventry’s schoolchildren will appear with an incredible AR experience ready to be enjoyed in person over the coming weeks in Coventry.

As the tree starts to pulse, vibrating with energy. The sounds of children’s voices are heard in the canopy above ushering in the future, moving us into towards the end of our journey.


Ending an amazing day in the city – everyone came together to create one big orchestra. Check out the track below.

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