Coventry’s iconic ‘elephant’ building could be given a new lease of life as a city centre music venue. Facilities in the old sports centre are set to be moved to the new £37million water park fast taking shape on on New Union Street by the spring of next year.
Coventry City Council is preparing for a study into both the elephant and the adjoining building which contains the old 50-metre Olympic-size swimming pool to see what exactly can be done with them in the future.
Designers have already suggested turning the elephant into a new community arts space showcasing art displays, heritage exhibitions and workshops.
Arena Birmingham kicks off Dosanjh tour
Diljit Dosanjh, one of the leading artists in the Punjabi music industry, kicked off his Con.Fi.Dent.Tial UK tour at Arena Birmingham to a sell-out audience of nearly 9,000, a record for an Indian performer. Ben Sharman, Venue Sales Manager, said
This has been an impressive production, not only in design but also in sales figures. To be selling out shows like this highlights Diljit Dosanjh’s wide international reach and fan base in the West Midlands, and it’s been a pleasure to open his UK tour.
Our world class facilities and central location in the heart of the UK makes us a core destination on the touring circuit. This teamed with the young and culturally diverse population we have in the West Midlands has been a real recipe for success.