CITY FINAL -Coventry City of Culture


In City Final, nine groups led by the Belgrade’s Community & Education team invite audiences on a journey back in time to the days when the building was filled with the hustle and bustle of busy newsrooms.

Drawing on stories covered by the Coventry Evening Telegraph over the years, a series of short performances will fill multiple floors of the building in a large-scale promenade experience.

As well as reliving headlines from across the decades, the show also offers audiences the chance to explore the building itself for one last time before a major redevelopment sees it transformed into a hotel later in the year.

I can proudly say that Asian youth theatre did a fabulous job over the year to bring the untold stories of the Asian communities to life. Set in the early 80’s we gave our audience a candid experience of biased reporting, how families pass on racist sentiments and the ramifications in to local communities like shops and local people. We are very proud to be part of the journey. There has never been a show on earth like this. I am privileged to have been able to work and direct this piece.

Reena Jaisiah – Belgrade Asian Youth theatre Leader

Ella Dhillion – Belgrade support assistant

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