Coventry to ‘Shine a Light’ on International Day of the Nurse

To mark the International Day of the Nurse (Tuesday 12th May), landmarks in Coventry city centre will be lit in different shades of blue to commemorate the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale.

A partnership between Coventry City of Culture Trust, Coventry City Council and Coventry BID will see the Belgrade Theatre, the Herbert Art Gallery, Bull Yard, Gosford Street Park and Broadgate turn blue from 8pm.

Coventry residents are also being encouraged to light up their homes and front windows to be part of the tribute to all NHS frontline staff. Whilst continuing to stay at home, they can create their own illuminated tribute and share their creations on social media using the hashtag #CoventryGlows at 8pm.

Coventry City of Culture Trust will share a selection of images throughout the week of the lit-up landmarks and the public submissions.

Trish Willetts, Coventry BID director, said: “Coventry BID is delighted to be supporting this wonderful initiative, as we come together as a city to mark a moment in time where we reflect on those people who have gone above and beyond to keep us safe. Never before have we needed to show kindness so much and thank the NHS.”

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