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Civic Day 2017 Leaflet

You are cordially invited to the Coventry Society's Free event for Civic Day 2017.

Saturday 17th June 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

At The Old Grammar School, Hales Street

Please join us to celebrate Civic Voice's National promotion of Civic Pride, "Civic Day". This year we are focussing on the 50th Anniversary of the Civic Amenity Act 1967 that established the concept of Conservation Areas. Our event is based at the historic Old Grammar School, located in the Lady Herbert’s Garden and the Burges Conservation Area, which was recently extended to include additional parts of the Burges. We will be spotlighting the regeneration plans for the Burges as well as the “daylighting” of the River Sherbourne.

This year our event is part of Coventry’s Positive Images Festival as well as the Year of the Sherbourne and we will be using it to promote Coventry’s bid to be City of Culture 2021.

There are lots of fun and educational activities for all the family.


  • Meet the Deputy Lord Mayor at 12.00 noon.
  • A photographic exhibition of the history of the Burges
  • An exhibition on the regeneration plans for the Burges
  • Historical walking tours of the Conservation Area
  • Join Warwickshire Wildlife Trust for a tour of the City’s wildlife, hopefully including the Cathedral’s Peregrine Falcon.
  • Tours of the Old Grammar School with the City's Conservation Officer
  • Visit the hidden River Sherbourne and see the plans to “daylight” part of it.
  • A colouring project for children / adults
  • Ring the historic Old Grammar School bell (for a donation)
  • Take tea and cakes with The Little Vintage Cake Company
  • Coventry Historian Peter Walters will be signing his latest book
  • Sale of goods stall – cards, book, leaflets etc.
  • Quill making workshop
  • Join a tour of the City Walls with the Deep Fat Fryer at 12.00 noon (charges apply)
  • Children’s activities
  • Meet the Coventry Ambassadors.
Our thanks to our partners for their assistance and contribution, including Culture Coventry, the City Council, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, and to the Institue of Historic Building Conservation for making a financial contribution to the project. 
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 17th June!

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