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Rail Business Daily supports fun-filled day of activities to celebrate Coventry Station’s 60th Anniversary

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Coventry Station Community Day took place on Saturday 7 May, with a host of free family-friendly activities held in celebration of both the development of Coventry’s railway station and its 60th anniversary.

The Community Day, which was organised by Highly Sprung and the Heart of England Community Rail Partnership and jointly funded by Avanti West Coast and Coventry City Council, was also proudly supported by Rail Business Daily, as we supplied the mobile LED screen for the event’s visual displays.

The event featured a talented line-up with performances from poet John Bernard and dancer Louis Lewinson among other local acts.

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The Community Day also hosted a variety of delicious food from popular Coventry caterers G Kitchen, music, performances and plenty of activities for all ages, before concluding with a grand finale from Highly Sprung, with their new outdoor aerial show IN TRANSIT. 

IN TRANSIT provided a stunning aerial performance telling stories of movement, migration and innovation from around Coventry, helping to celebrate the city’s industrial heritage and looking to a greener future.

Images provided by Highly Sprung, photos photographer, Andy Moore.

More than 100 children from local schools took part in the performance, creating a wonderful family-feel atmosphere to round up a fantastic day of events.

Discussing the event, Rail Business Daily’s Chief Executive David McLoughlin said: “It was great to see such a great reception for Coventry Station Community Day from the public. The people of Coventry were out in force to enjoy the sunshine and the vast array of exciting events on display at the new station.

“Rail Business Daily is delighted to have supported this brilliant community event, which will bring families closer to the railway station and celebrate both the city and the station’s proud heritage. I’m glad everyone had a great day and thank you to the organisers for making us a part of this fabulous event.”

Find out more about Coventry Station Community Day and the event’s organisers at: https://www.heartcommunityrail.org.uk/homepage/6/coventry-station-community-day

Images provided by Highly Sprung: find  @HighlySprung on Twitter & Instagram, and @HighlySprungPerformance on Facebook

The photographer was Andy Moore:  find @amcov on Twitter, @amcovpix on Instagram. 

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