Coventry's Belgrade Theatre is to host a day of free outdoor music and creative arts to reflect the diversity and vision of the city.

Hosted by BBC CWR's Sandra Godley and starring BBC introducing host Brody Swain, Fusion 21 will feature some of the region's best music artists including local poet and rapper John Bernard, BBC introducing favourite Lorna Dea and gospel singer Monique. Other artists performing during the day include Coventry brothers JW Music, up-and-coming hip-hop artist KANDA (pictured), Coventry-based steel orchestra, Phase One; and Nicky Ager who, together with Debbie Isitt, co-wrote the songs and score for Christmas film Nativity!.

Commenting on the event, Sandra Godley, said: “I’m so pleased to be hosting what will be a fusion of different artist styles and genres. Coventry is widely known for its 2Tone history, and we absolutely continue to celebrate that, but our diversity extends to contemporary, soul, gospel etc. That’s why I wanted to launch this exciting event in partnership with our city’s iconic Belgrade Theatre. It will be a great family event!”

Fusion 21 will take place in Belgrade Square between 12noon and 3pm on Sunday 15 August.