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Coventry Cathedral: Saturday December 10th (2 showings)
‘The Snowman’ and ‘The Nutcracker’ is a live orchestra production guaranteed to get viewers of any age in to the festive spirit.
This timeless classic is brought to life on stage during two special screenings this weekend, as part of a national tour, where you can expect:
- Christmas Overture
- A Festive Guide to the Orchestra
- The Nutcracker Suite – Tchaikovsky
- Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
- Waltz of the Flowers The Snowman Waltz
The live orchestra element is enhanced whilst playing out in the beautiful surroundings of the New Coventry Cathedral.
The event is promised to be a perfect winter outing for all of the family. Performances begin at 4pm and again at 7pm, to book your place head over to the Cathedral website.
Two lanes are closed on the M1 Northbound before Junction 17 M45 (Dunchurch / Coventry). There is queueing traffic for one mile due to recovery work from an oil spillage and accident in the night, and congestion to Watford Gap Services.
Replacement bus services are running between Coventry and Nuneaton due to a faulty train.
London Midland services are currently unable to run on the line between the stations.
Disruption is expected to continue this morning until 8:15am.
Syrian refugees who have now settled in Coventry will be holding a fundraising dinner later tonight to raise money for people in need in the city.
Preparations for the dinner at St Peter's Centre in Hillfields have been going on for several days - and many of those taking part say it's a way to thank Coventry fora allowing them to start a new life.
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Organisers at Coventry Council’s Participation Team say they are relying on generous donations from local people and businesses to make sure everyone has a present this Christmas. Councillor Ed Ruane, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said:
“Now we’re moving into December and most people’s Christmas shopping is well underway, I’d urge everyone to think about buying one more thing for a young girl or boy and donating it. What a great example of the spirit of Christmas it would be if you can help make sure every child gets a present this year.”
Local businesses are also being asked to make a donation to the party for vulnerable children aged 12 and under. Organisers are asking for presents worth around £10.00 each and would like the presents unwrapped. If you would like to donate a present, please can you leave it at the Council House Reception by 9 December.
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