UK City of Culture – Coventry 2021

Coventry has joined the race to become the UK City of Culture in 2021!

Coventry City of Culture 2021 logo - full version

The bid is being led by a group of councillors, business leaders, arts groups and the city’s two universities, which recommended unanimously that the city should enter.

If successful, the campaign could be worth up to £80 million to the local economy as well as a number of social and cultural benefits.

Coventry-based businessman and Deputy Lieutenant David Burbidge OBE, who is leading the campaign, said: “This is a huge opportunity for Coventry.”

Deeley Group’s roots are firmly planted in Coventry having been founded in the Stoke area of the city in 1936.

Further information on the City’s bid for City of Culture can be found at

"We fully support the Coventry's bid for UK City of Culture and are on hand to give support to the city where needed. The 2021 bid would fall in line with our 85th anniversary and would give us a double celebration that year".

Peter Deeley