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Exactly 2 years ago we launched a fundraising campaign to help us update our old PA system and we’d like to say a huge thank you to those who donated to us, it helped us buy a new speaker system! Unfortunately we didn’t raise enough to update our sound desk… so we need your help!

On Tuesday 18th October, LocalGiving are launching their #GrowYourTenner campaign, they will be match funding any £10 donations made from 10am Tuesday until 17th November 2016… or when the match fund runs out (whichever comes first).


Grow Your Tenner

We’ve done it again! We are winners of the Best Live Music Award at the Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism and Culture Awards 2016!

We’re so proud and we’d like to say a big thanks to all our hard-working staff and trustees who, without them, this would not be possible!

Best Live Music Venue Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism and Culture Awards 2016

Festival of Imagineers – Addictive TV presents: Orchestra of Samples

Saturday 1st October – 9.30pm – Cathedral Ruins

Pioneering remixers Addictive TV present the acclaimed ‘Orchestra of Samples’. Five years in the making, 200 musicians from around the glove, playing all manner of instruments, are sampled and spliced together to create a digital supergroup of artists who never met. Fretless guitar specialist Alejandro de Valera joins them for this special performance. Expect an incredible musical journey without borders! An Imagineers Production co-promotion with The Tin Music and Arts.

Tickets are FREE but booking is essential via

We are the WINNER of What’s On Reader Awards 2016 – Best Warwickshire Small Music Venue!

The Annual Steam Rally & Canal Basin Festival

The Annual Steam Rally & Canal Basin Festival 2016

Sunday 19th June (Fathers’ Day) saw The Tin, in collaboration with the Coventry Canal Society and Valley Cruises, host The Annual Steam Rally & Canal Basin Festival. By all accounts it was a great success! With over 400 people attending throughout what was a lovely sunny day with fantastic live music, food, craft stalls, rides and healthy quantities of Byatts ale!

With thanks to Coventry City Council, we were able to host a stage in the Canal Basin’s peninsula featuring live music from Chris Tobin, Cliff Hands, Driftwood, Maria Barham and Scarecrow, plus a fashion show from City College students and local independent designers.

On a second stage outside The Coal Vaults were further performances from David Goody, Steve Westlake, Kellimarie Willis and Joe Rees, and a special demonstration from our resident Thai Chi instructor Patrick Saults. Inside the Coal Vaults is where we hosted the beer festival with a selection of 12 different beers for the boaters and visitors to enjoy.

Thank you to everybody who came down and made it such a wonderful day, we’re already looking forward to next year!


Localgiving is hosting a 24 hour event, #GiveMe5, on Tuesday 1st December at 00:00:00 to Tuesday 1st December at 23:59:59, this is part of the internationally recognised #GivingTuesday. Donating £5 to The Tin Music and Arts through Localgiving any time on December 1st will be placed into a draw to be doubled by match funding. #GiveMe5 last two campaigns raised £57,000 to benefit charities across the UK. Donors do not just have to be UK only, anyone from across the world can donate to us to help us continue the work we do.

To make a donation click here.

Grow Your Tenner

Grow Your Tenner

The Tin is currently taking part in Localgiving’s ‘Grow Your Tenner’ match funding campaign. This means that any donation you make between 13th October and 18th November could be DOUBLED!

The campaign will match one-time donations pound-for-pound up to £10, and monthly donations up to £10 per month for 3 months. So a £10 donation turns into £21.67, with the match funding and Gift Aid!

The previous ‘Grow Your Tenner’ campaign helped us raise over £3000 towards the £6000 needed to replace our ageing PA system. We have been able to replace some of the system but we still need to fix our mixing desk and monitors, buy new mic stands and cables.

The campaign is live right now, and will end either on the 18th November at 5pm or when all the funds have run out – whichever comes first! Any amount you donate will be gratefully received.

To donate to our LocalGiving Fundraiser and help us keep bringing top quality live music to Coventry, click HERE.

Exclusive Ticket Offer

Want to come and see Surf City AND prinzhorn dance school this weekend? Fancy getting tickets to BOTH shows for just £8? Then today is your lucky day – email with the words ‘Prinzhorn Surf School’ and we’ll make it happen.

Alternatively, if coming to both shows isn’t your thing, we’re offering tickets to each individual show for the exclusive mailout price of £5! Just email with the words ‘Surf’s Up’ for Surf City or ‘Clay Class’ for prinzhorn dance school – we’ll see you there!

Collective//Pod: Contemporary Art Commision for Coventry Pride

£150 available to develop and deliver a Contemporary Art exhibition for Coventry Pride 2015 (June 27th-28th)

Collective//Pod would like to commission a professional practicing artist, who is active in LGBT community, to develop and deliver an Exhibition for the first Pride ever to be held in Coventry.

The exhibition should explore LGBT themes and be accessible for all ages. You will need to ensure that you can evaluate, assess and manage associated risks and deliver the Exhibition on 27th and 28th June.

The inclusive value of the project is £150. Artists will responsible to Collective//Pod. Please limit your proposal to a maximum of 500 words and carefully consider our criteria. We also require that you include a CV with your proposal including a professional arts portfolio with evidence of exhibition and current studio work. Send your proposal to: by 6pm Monday 1st June.

About Collective//Pod

Collective//Pod has a majority membership of artists with lived experience of severe and enduring mental ill health and believes that creativity challenges and infiltrates what we do and how we feel, both subconsciously and consciously. Through their relationship with the Pod and collaboration with other professional artists and creative industries on a local and international platform, symbiotic and transformative relationships have evolved. This has been achieved through the continued development of a professional, eclectic, thought provoking and evolving arts programme that inspires images of possibility.

About the Exhibition Space.

Collective//Pod and Pod are the proud custodians and curators of the Bob and Roberta Smith shed known as the Coventry Centre of Contemporary Art (CCCA). Bob and Roberta Smith conceived the shed as an alternative fine arts exhibition and project space for Coventry.

Collective//Pod and Pod are committed to preserving and developing the original concept. The shed, most recently at the Herbert in Coventry, was used in the Bob and Roberta Smith installation at the Mead Gallery in 2009. Bob and Roberta Smith is currently leading a high profile, political campaign to assert the importance of arts and culture in education and life.

Project Scope

The exhibition space is approximately 2.5m square with 3 walls to exhibit on. Previous exhibitions have included Installations, Photographic exhitions and Paintings. See links to previous exhibitions at CCCA below. Eve Hyde-Davis Mike Chavez Dawson

Essential Criteria

  • Artist must be active in LGBT community
  • Artist must be actively producing art have a professional arts portfolio with evidence of exhibition and current studio work
  • Artist is expected to promote the event and include references to the collective//Pod in PR material
  • Artist must provide a costing breakdown of planned activity. Including material and promotional costs
  • Artist is responsible for carrying out necessary risk assessments
  • Artist must be available and present for the Pride Event days 27th 28th June to curate/invigilate work

Desirable criteria

  • Artist to be able to invigilate or find someone to invigilate the exhibition at other times and days throughout the course of the exhibition

How did we do?

Have you been to any of our events over the last few months? Could you spare less than 2 minutes to let us know your thoughts?

You may well be aware we have received funding for our programme over the last few months from the Arts Council England and we are gathering information to let them know about our progress and to gain feedback to improve future events.

Click here to complete our questionnaire, to show our appreciation we are giving away a pair of free tickets, at random, to anyone who completes our survey.

Thanks from everyone at The Tin Music and Arts