Share the story of hope.

The Festival of Hope (FoH) is an exploration of the resolution of the human spirit and our unique ways of responding to global pandemic, isolation and loss.

In this partly online, partly in-person exhibition of visual art, literature, poetry, performance, music and more, local artists will share their unique perspectives on the nature of hope and what it means for us all right now.

How it works

One festival. Two ways to experience it.

Online Exhibition

View visual and literary works uncovering and exploring hope - both its presence and absence in the wake of a global pandemic and a recovering society. All contributions are kindly loaned to the digital exhibition and can be accessed throughout the 2021 Coventry City of Culture year of events.

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Live Events and Exhibitions

In addition to our digital exhibition, we will be hosting live and in-person art exhibitions, readings, performances, music events and more when meeting face-to-face in larger numbers is possible once more. Look out for events you can attend starting sometime near October.

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What does hope look like to you? 

Are you an artist, poet, singer, dancer, comedian, musician or creator? The Festival of Hope is made up entirely of voluntary contributions from the community, giving you a platform to share local and global perspectives on hope in 2021 and beyond.

Become a contributor

FoH is a community festival, organised by people like you.

FoH is open to all and led by volunteers from Coventry churches and community groups with the aim of uplifting our city in a time of need.

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View the online exhibition

Browse our expanding collection of curated works of literature, visual art, music, performance and more - all by local artists and all linked by the common theme of hope.
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