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Arts Centre getting set to make long-awaited return


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Warwick Arts Centre has announced more events and activities for its Autumn 2021 season with less than a month to re-opening.


These include appearances from internationally respected artists, ground-breaking performers, and thought-provoking new works.


Following a major four year transformation, Coventry’s Warwick Arts Centre is re-opening for live events on Friday 1 October 2021. The largest in its 47-year history, this redevelopment combines extensive upgrades of existing spaces with spacious new areas. 


These include a more welcoming foyer, three new cinemas and (opening later) a repositioned Mead Gallery and restaurant. 


Warwick Arts Centre’s Director, Doreen Foster, said: 


“The arts have always been a source of wisdom, support, connection, understanding, joy and inspiration for every one of us. In our ever more fragmented world, we know that the arts are one of the few places we can all meet, a place to share our experiences and explore new possibilities together.”


Scoring her first Top 10 hit in 1988, Mica Paris (11 December) is arguably the UK’s Queen of Soul and headlines a stellar up of musical entertainment. 


Joining her in a broad music line-up are the previously announced John Grant (1 October) and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (8 October – Re-Opening Concert). 


Also on offer is a comedy line-up that promises not only laughter but also personal confessions and questions, acts include the ever-challenging Russell Brand (7 October), rising star Sindhu Vee (17 October) as well as the West Mids’ very own Luisa Omielan (19 November), 


Miss Foster added: “It’s been quite a journey! But we’re coming back with a bigger and better offer than ever before, and with a new mission to bring more people together through arts and culture.”


Written by: David Watkins

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