This page is dedicated to the residents of Coventry who have very kindly committed to supporting this new
'Welcome to Coventry' sign venture by taking part in the open call.

Please note the open call is now closed and the release date of the sign will coincide with the

opening of the new train station building. 

You can follow the progress on instagram @welcometocoventrysign

"We are pleased to announce that artists; Charis Kibble & Luisa Freitas along with the Creative Giants (on behalf of Coventry City Council) and in partnership with Avanti West Coast have committed to introducing a new 'Welcome to Coventry' sign at Coventry Train Station for the community of Coventry and it's guests."

Our concept for this project is a collaborative, community textile piece. We asked Coventry representatives to each create a small piece of textile art that will form the main aesthetic of the sign which will be displayed and sealed in resin, preserving them for years to come. Our vision for this project is to showcase Coventry from the point of view of the residents, focusing on the personal narratives of the many lives that reside in the city.

We want to say a big thank you to all the volunteers who have contributed to this sign, including (but not limited to) supporters from:

Arty Folks
Chat Central
Coventry Refugee and Migrant Cent
Creative Kindness & Friends
Foleshill Creates
Girl Guides
Men's Shed
Myton Hospice
NOW Network
Phoenix Stitchers
Radford Academy Primary
Sidney Stringer Primary Academy
Warwick University
The Weavers House

Young Carers