St. Marys Guildhall
St. Marys Guildhall

St Mary’s Guildhall Community Engagement

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St Mary’s Guildhall has been an important community space for over 700 years and continues to be so today.

St Mary’s community programme involves guided tours and workshops for all ages and may also include more involved projects like extended partnerships and use of the Guildhall for a community event or meeting. 

We are also happy to work with you to see if we can deliver an individualised programme for your group or tour. 

Annually we have space for temporary exhibitions, for community groups. In addition to funding for small grants for projects that are co-designed to run with St Mary’s Guildhall. 

For more information or to discuss the application process please contact
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Listen to the story of

Frederick Douglass

St Mary’s Guildhall Community Grant Project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, was designed to hand over the reins of the programme to the community, and fund projects that were designed for and by the communities in Coventry. Digital Douglass is one of those projects.

The project reached out to young people of African origin, and invited them to research, write and perform a script for an audio track telling the story of Frederick Douglass. Douglass was a formerly enslaved person who used his hard-won freedom to campaign for the abolition of slavery. He was a talented orator and used his skills to tour Britain and Ireland to raise funds and support for the abolition movement. This is the product of their work.

Credited participants: Lead Producer: Taylor Renee Cottrel. Denzel-Reagan Kira, Jude Avery, Deborah Paul-Enahoro, Hiten Vara, Takudzwa Mudiwa. This project, designed and run by House of Emanuel I&1 C.I.C.

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Visit the historical Guildhall

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Enjoy tasty treats in our Tales of Tea restaurant

Enjoy tasty treats in our Tales of Tea restaurant

Tales of tea

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Please note: the Guildhall will close early at 2pm on 13th June. Additionally, it will be closed all day on Monday 3rd June and Friday 7th June, for private events. The Tales of Tea restaurant will remain open during these times. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Kilo Sale due to take place this Sunday, 26th May, at the Guildhall has now been cancelled. Therefore the Guildhall will be open as usual. We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.
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