Coventry is getting an exciting new popup arts and culture venue in the heart of the city, called the The LTB Showrooms (Short for the Litten Tree Building), which will host exhibitions and events showcasing Coventry’s wonderful array of local artists and creative practitioners, as well as displays telling the wonderful story and of the building and its surroundings.
This showroom is the fantastic of local arts & Heritage champion Alan Denyer, who is funding a refurbishment to create 3 large display spaces on the upper floor…bringing another fantastic slice of culture into Coventry!
The building was originally built in 1911 as the prestigious showrooms for The Rover company, who had a large factory to the rear of the building and has had a interesting history since, including being a Food Ration office during the war and most famously as some of you or your family may know, as the ‘intershop’ – the indoor boutique that was popular in the 70s and 80s.
The showrooms will be free admission to all, including a self guided tour route so that the public can come in and explore around the building in all it’s wonderful glory. The entrance is within the Litten Tree Pub so easy enough to find, just follow the sighs to the ‘LTB showrooms!
It should be hopefully opening in June, when the government guidance allows small venues to reopen so definitely something to mark in the diaries to do when the world returns to normal!
And there’s also a Facebook group so you can follow the progress of it from now till reopening and keep up to date with future events.