Bring on the New Year with our guide to events happening in the city to celebrate the coming of a new decade.
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Happy New Year!
Open Projections 4: New Year’s Eve at Coventry Cathedral
Head to Coventry Cathedral between 19:30 and 01:00 for the final instalment of Open Projections, Coventry’s digital art exhibition.
For this latest edition of Open Projections, on New Year’s Eve, the exhibition will be projected onto the ceiling of the Cathedral, using the roof’s design as a screen for each work.
Guests will be invited to lay on the floor and stare upwards as you welcome in 2020 (don’t worry, bean bags and underfloor heating will be provided).
There will also be music from DJs and a full bar for refreshments.
Register online for a free ticket.
1999 NYE Tightrope Replay at Coventry Cathedral
On New Year’s Eve 1999, Coventry held its breath as Frenchman Ramon Kelvink stepped off the spire of Holy Trinity Church and tightrope walked his way above the city and into the history books.
20 years to the day later, relive that unforgettable night with the first public screening since 2000 of the film, made by Talking Birds, of Coventry’s Millennium Party, alongside film short Girl With A Movie Camera and a performance of the Tightrope Prelude by Derek Nisbet, specially commissioned for the original event, and played live on the mighty Cathedral organ by Kerry Beaumont.
The screening/performance will be preceded by a Q&A around the theme of ‘Where were you 31.12.99?’ Bring your own memories of the event to the story sharing and hear some unique insights from the team that organised it!
The showing takes place from 17:00 until 19:00, and free tickets must be registered in advance online.
Two Night Stay at Coombe Abbey Hotel
Make 2020 one to remember and start the new year off in style with Coombe Abbey Hotel’s two-night break offer on 1 & 2 January 2020 from just £293 per room.
Arrive to complimentary car parking and a glass of prosecco awaiting you, then a three-course dinner in the Garden Room Restaurant on the first night from the Table D’Hote Menu before heading up to your Crown bedchamber.
Explore the surrounding grounds of Coombe Country Park the following morning, then indulge in Abbot’s afternoon tea.
Plus you get a 10% off Bicester Village voucher in case you feel like shopping.
Visit Coombe Abbey Hotel’s website to find out more or make your last-minute reservation. Limited availability.
New Years Eve at The Botanist Coventry
Welcome the new decade in style with a set menu for £49.95 per person, including a glass of prosecco, your choice of cocktails, a selection of nibbles, plus a three-course meal featuring some of The Botanist’s most-loved, tastiest dishes.
There will of course be live music and a clock counting down minute by minute to the New Year.
To request a copy of the menu or to book email coventrysales@thebotanist or call 02477 103 505.
A Roaring 1920s Shindig at Cosy Club
Get your glad rags on this New Year’s Eve for a right hootenanny as you celebrate the coming of the new decade with a rather decadent occasion.
Dress up in your finest outfit to be welcomed by cocktails and canapes, followed by a 4-course dinner and a prosecco toast at midnight.
Plus, they’ll be live entertainment from the vintage band MPR Jazz, dancing and a polaroid memento to take home.
To find out more to book your last-minute table, visit Cosy Club’s website.
Gala Dinner at The Village Hotel, Coventry
Put on your glad rags and let the New Year in with a bang enjoying The Village Hotel’s New Year’s Eve menus with entertainment and a late bar.
As you countdown to midnight, the bubbles will be flowing while entertainment keeps you dancing and celebrating into the early hours of 2020!
The menu includes Pressed Chicken and Duck Terrine, Wild mushroom, truffle and sage risotto and Warm Chocolate Fondant, just to mention a few.
To find out more or book your place, visit the hotel’s website.