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Coventry UK City of Culture 2021: Online live today & CVX FESTIVAL with Jay 1

Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 launched on 15 May 2021 with a 365-day celebration of culture. Join the celebration online here today 6th June: https://coventry2021.co.uk/

The cultural programme will reflect Coventry as a diverse, modern city, demonstrating that culture is a force that changes lives. Coventry is known internationally as a city of welcome, a city of activists and pioneers, peace and reconciliation, innovation, and invention, and now a City of Culture.

12 – 15 AUGUST 2021

With Positive Youth Foundation and Coventry City of Culture Trust.
JAY1 will co-produce live music for CVX with his brand ONE Wave.


With Young People

CVX Festival is a pioneering three-day arts activism festival curated by young people in the city around the themes of community, unity and social change. CVX will bring together local, regional and national artists using their platform as role models to stand up for young people and take a stand against violence.

Launching to coincide with International Youth Day on 12 August, the festival will empower young people across Coventry to creatively tell their stories. Through a programme of talks, workshops and performances it will also be a stage for exploring the issues facing young people at risk in the city and showing the power of arts and culture in helping to shape their futures.

JAY1 will be partnering City of Culture and will co-produce live music for CVX with his brand ONE Wave which invites young people in the city to collaborate in spreading messages of peace and unity and highlights how positive role models and creativity can transform lives.

As a part of the partnership JAY1 will be developing the Roadfree collective, a group of aspiring young artists who are ready to use their arts to take a stand against violence and break into the industry.

The Changing Trax programme, funded by Youth Music and the Positive Youth Foundation will feature within the new CVX festival.

CVX Festival is part of the Caring City programme for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 which is funded by Spirit of 2012

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