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RESTITCH SPEAKERS 1 5 - Invite to Restitch: The Social Fabric Summit

Good Afternoon,

We are delighted to invite you to Restitch: The Social Fabric Summit organised in partnership with Labour Together and Create Streets. Please register to attend here.

Following the success of Restitch: The Social Fabric Summit in 2022, Onward, Create Streets and our new partners Labour Together are bringing together key thinkers and practitioners in Coventry’s Cathedral Quarter on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th March 2024 to debate and discuss how to strengthen the ties that bind us and renew the places that give us roots.

Please join us from Thursday afternoon for a cycling tour with Chris Boardman, Commissioner of Active Travel England, around the city’s new cycle network, or join a walking tour around the Cathedral Quarter, before joining us for drinks in the evening. On Friday, you can join us from 8 am to climb the Cathedral Spire before a packed day of keynote talks and breakout sessions starting at 9 am and ending with a drinks reception at 6 pm. 

The historic St Mary’s Guildhall and Drapers Hall will host the main day of panels featuring: 

  • Tom Tugendhat MP, Minister for Security
  • Carlos Moreno, initiator of the ‘15 Minute City’ concept
  • Steve Reed MP, Shadow Environment Secretary
  • Clare Wightman, CEO, Grapevine Coventry
  • Oliver Coppard, Mayor of South Yorkshire
  • Munira Mirza, CEO, Civic Future
  • Daniel Finkelstein, Columnist, The Times

With many more to be announced soon.

If you’re joining us from Thursday afternoon, you can stay at the iconic Telegraph Hotel, formally home to the Telegraph newspaper (£85 rate available for Restitch guests here) or in one of Historic Coventry Trust’s restored 15th century cottages by the cathedral close. 

Thanks to our generous partners, it is free to attend so register here to secure your place and please do share with your wider network. 

I hope to see you there.

Best wishes,


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