The city is part of a national
effort to set a new world record for the number of people drumming at the
Coventry is one of the cities chosen
to take part in the Beat This! world drumming record attempt on Monday,
organised as part of the BBC Music Live initiative.
The event coincides with The
International Street Festival, organised by the City Centre Company, which
will see a series of artists performing at venues across the city centre.
Visitors to the city centre are
being invited to Dresden Place between noon and 12.30pm to take part in the
record attempt, using anything from drums to saucepans and spoons.
Drummers Chris Mock and Shaun
O'Donoghue, from Cardinal Wiseman School, will lead the specially composed
Gillian Lawless, events and
promotions manager for the City Centre Company, said:
"Beat This! is just part of
what will be a fantastic day and anyone who comes into the city to take
part in the bid will find masses of really diverse acts.
“Chris and Shaun have been
practising the piece and are ready to play their part.
"Every musical taste is
catered for and even if people are only in the city centre to go shopping
they will see something of what is on offer.
“We have local bands such as
Breeze and Envy, jazz performers Dick Stafford and Five-A-Side, Lonnie
Donegan tribute act Paul Leegan, Indian dancers Mrittika and African drum
band Kultural Kontraktors.
"They will perform at
organised venues including Hertford Street, Upper Precinct, Library Stage,
Market Way, Dresden Place, Bull Yard and the Museum of British Road