Go CV Latest News - May 2022

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Go CV latest news - May 2022

We've done it!


The Go CV discount scheme has reached another major milestone!  There's now 75,000 Coventry residents enjoying great deals, such as reduced entry to The Wave waterpark, free entry to Coventry Transport Museum, large discounts on gym membership at CV Life Centres, reduced Adult Education Course fees, plus a wide range of other discounts and competitions from our partners.  Our website shows all the current offers.

Thank you to everyone who has signed up, and to all our partners and businesses who have joined the Go CV family and helped make it such a great success. 

Make sure you share this success with your family and friends and encourage them to register so they don't miss out!

Read the full press story.

Other contents in this month's edition:

30% discount for Music Live tickets

Music combined

All Go CV cardholders can receive 30% discount on full priced tickets for both Friday and Saturday Music Live events.

Music Live is a brand new event launched by Coventry BID to coincide with the Coventry Food Festival.

Top DJs Paul Oakenfold and Eddie Halliwell and M People’s Heather Small will take Coventry by storm this summer as part of a brand new weekend music event from the city centre’s BID.

The trio are among a stellar line-up of artists set to play in Coventry City Centre on Friday, 17 June and Saturday 18 June as part of a huge weekend of food and fun in the city.

To obtain these reduced priced tickets, you must book in person only showing your fully validated Go CV card from the Assembly Festival Gardens box office. Login in to your account now to make sure you're all set to go!

Tickets are already on sale so book early to avoid disappointment. 

Free opening event to Warwick Arts Centre: Prophecy


Esiri Erheriene-Essi, The Pit Stop (for Chadwick) 2021. Courtesy of the Artist and Galerie Ron Mandos Amsterdam

Great news that Go CV has welcomed Warwick Arts Centre as a new partner recently and here they present Prophecy - Summer Exhibition in the Mead Gallery: Prophecy

Do you have a story to tell, or words of wisdom to share? That help you make sense of your past, your present or your future?

Explore artworks including video, photography, paintings and installations, and be inspired to take part in The Mead Gallery’s new exhibition, Prophecy. Donate your memories, a piece of advice or a description of an object that provides you with strength in moving forward.

Inspired by George Eliot's 150-year-old Novel, Middlemarch, Coventry artist Laura Nyahuye collaborates with Warwick Arts Centre to present artworks exploring stories of survival, history, and place. We invite you to consider how your individual experiences can bring people closer together.

Your invited to a free opening event on Saturday 7 May 3pm-6pm with a special performance by Laura at 4pm! Check out free Family Sunday workshops each week.

Tickets: Free
Open 11am - 8pm, Tuesday to Sunday

Exhibition ends Sunday 26 June.  

A lot has changed at Warwick Arts Centre, make sure to check the ‘Getting Here’ and ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ webpages.

Go CV+ discounts at Coventry Parks

Check to see if you qualify for Go CV+


War Memorial Park

18 holes of footgolf - Go CV+ offer on an adult round reducing the price to the same as a junior or senior round - £3.25.

Further discount for groups of 6 or more. There's a £1 charge for ball hire.

Bowls - Go CV+ £3.00 per person for two hours.  Hire of woods available (non-refundable) £1.20

IC2 Tennis - Go CV+  £4.00 per court per hour. 

Check the War Memorial Park website for more details.

Allesley Park 

Go CV+ offer on an adult round reducing the price to the same as a junior or senior round - £3.80

Equipment hire available (non-refundable): £1.20 per club; golf balls £1.10; golf tees 5 for 10p and marker pencils 10p

Crazy Golf it's only £3 for all ages - no discount applies.

Check the Allesley Park Office website for more details and opening hours. 

UK City of Culture - the final month


Coventry Opens is a city-wide celebration marking the final month of the city’s time as UK City of Culture 2021. There are four days of festivities across some of the city's best cultural venues from Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 May 2022.

With loads of venues and events over the four days, and plenty of places to eat and drink around the city, come explore - and maybe even be surprised - at just what Coventry citizens get up to in their cultural spaces.

Visit the website 

Enjoy 20% off all Dabbers Social Bingo at FarGo


All Go CV members* can enjoy 20% off all Dabbers Social Bingo events at FarGo Village with promo code 'GOCV20'

Dabbers is back with another three epic bingo shows. First hosting an afternoon of bingo designed with dog-lovers and their best friends in mind. Come along with your special poochy pal in tow for three rounds of lively bingo.

Doggie Bingo (*Over 18s Only) - Saturday 21 May

Doors open: 1pm Show time: 2pm - 4pm Prices from: £10

Sample the best of Dabbers Social Bingo as we play a variety of bingo games, all in one evening of entertainment. Hosted by our quick-witted host with Dabbette side-kick, there’ll be big laughs, huge anthems and plenty of prizes in this unforgettable bingo party.

Dabbers Social Bingo (*Over 18s Only) - Saturday 21 May

Doors: 6.30pm Show Time: 8pm - 10.30pm Prices From: £15

Bring the kids along for an afternoon of entertainment that is fun for all the family. We kick-off with a round of 50 ball bingo, in which, animal riddles replace bingo lingo and animal pictures replace numbers on the bingo cards.

Family Brunch Bingo - Sunday 22 May

Doors 1pm Show time 2pm - 4pm Prices from £10

Book tickets - using promo code 'GOCV20'

All events operate under a Prize Gaming Permit. Bingo is gambling. For more information or support please visit www.begambleaware.org

Go CV+ discounts at Assembly Festival Gardens


Important -  it's only Go CV+  members that can receive an exclusive discount of up to 50% off a maximum of four tickets per show when booked in person only at the Assembly Festival Gardens box office.

The Assembly Festival Gardens will deliver an exhilarating programme and shows include Friendsical, Queenz, The Magnets: Legends, Shark in the Park, The Bubble Man and back by popular demand, the sell-out sensation and West End hit The Choir of Man returns to Coventry for an encore run on 17 May.

Check your account is up to date and see website for the full list of those who qualify for Go CV+ 

Box Office opening hours are from 12noon Monday to Thursday and from 10am Friday to Sunday. Closes 20 minutes after last performance start time.

Read the What's On guide [but remember Go CV+ can only book in person to get discounts].

Half-term at The Wave Waterpark


Bookings are now open for The Wave waterpark, the ultimate family day out during the half-term holidays later this month.  

Go CV and Go CV+ discounts apply with a fully validated account.

Ride six high-speed slides, get soaked in The Reef, make a splash in The Wave Pool and wind around The Lazy River.

Open daily from Friday 27 May to Sunday 8 June.

Book your session

CineCov presents: Rudy + Director and cast Q&A


Sunday 8 May at The Box, FarGo Village at 2pm

CineCov are proud to host a special screening of Coventry set feature film ‘Rudy’ as one of the programme’s finale events for the UK City of Culture year.  

Rudy is an award winning coming of age drama set in rural Warwickshire and Coventry, from BAFTA nominated director, Shona Auerbach.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and cast members including West End actor Darren Day and Esther McCormick.

It follows the emotional journey of a teenage girl (Esther McCormick), who’s relationship with her father (Darren Day) is tested by grief and extra responsibility for her younger siblings. She feels increasingly pushed out when her home gets opened up to a paying guest. Through a newfound friendship with a boy from Coventry, she discovers fun, freedom and autonomy.

The film’s gorgeous cinematography captures the city and the surrounding countryside with sun-dappled tenderness while Auerbach brings her trademark eye for intricate family dynamics and nuanced performances to make for a sweet, memorable and universal story. Not to be missed.

Book tickets

Half price tickets at Coombe Abbey Fishery for Go CV+

Coombe fishing offer

Go CV+ cardholders can benefit from 50% off tickets at Coombe Abbey Park Fishery.

This means day tickets are as little as £3 for adults, £4 for a specimen ticket and a midweek adult season ticket is £25 with a full season ticket for £65.

Season tickets for the 2022/23 season will be made available this month, if you would like to be added onto the mailing list to receive your application form and associated documents then please e-mail coombe@coventry.gov.uk


For further details and guidelines can be found on Coombe Abbey Park fishery website pages.

Jobs and Skills – We can help!

Job Shop ERDF

If you’re not working and looking for help to get a job or to access skills training or education Coventry City Council’s Employment & Skills Service (ESS) works with a wide range of Delivery Partners across the city to provide free, high quality and individually tailored support to Coventry residents who are looking for work, self-employment, skills training, apprenticeships and work placements. 

Via three ESF programmes Connect2, Routes2 and Succeed, and two ESF and YEI programmes Ambition2 and Your Vision Your Future, Coventry residents can access support from aged 15+ onwards.  This includes specialist support for local residents who face multiple and sometimes complex barriers that make it hard for them to move closer towards and into employment 

All Delivery Partners work to identify individual needs on first meeting a new customer, which may include support with a CV, job applications and interview training. 

We also regularly work with large recruiters i.e. Amazon and can put you forward for interviews immediately if you are job ready.  This has been an invaluable approach in the light of the pandemic to ensure a quality service is maintained further enhancing the lives of Coventry citizens.

So if you are someone or know someone who needs some extra support and want to find out more please visit our webpages and contact one of Delivery Partners

Job Shop

Switch to Gigabit broadband today


Gigabit Networks is offering you ultrafast, next-generation home broadband for just £39/month - an exclusive offer for Go CV members. Switch to Coventry's local, award winning internet provider and get 930Mbps - 20x faster than the UK average with an ultra-reliable 99.9% uptime.

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More lucky Go CV winners

Congratulations also to our winners of the family tickets for Gratte Ciel - The Awakening one of the closing events for Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture. Tickets are still available to purchase.

Our winners were Tiffany from Stoke, Darrell from Mount Nod, Jane from Finham, Craig from Eastern Green and Brenda from Cheylesmore.

Many congratulations to all our Go CV winners. 

Contact and follow us

Remember to ensure your account is up to date and fully validated so you can enjoy all the Go CV benefits. Check to see if you qualify for Go CV+  

There's lots of information on our website including the frequently asked questions.

If you still need help, please email us.

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