June 20, 2008
Murals Tribute to City’s Musical Heroes
MURALS featuring two of Coventry's most famous bands have been put on display in one of the Coventry's oldest pubs.
The Golden Cross, in Hay Lane, city centre, has refurbished the upstairs room and rebranded it the Coventry Mint.Landlord Kam Punia, aged 35, said he wanted to do something to celebrate the importance of music in the pub.
He said: "The Golden Cross has been the home of live music in Coventry and The Specials and The Enemy both started here. We wanted to do the murals as a testimony to that.
"We hired some really good local graffiti artists and it looks absolutely fantastic. I'm very pleased with them.
"We're dedicated to live music and the murals provide the backdrop to the whole refurbishment."
The pub hosts live bands on Saturday nights, indie music on Fridays, alternative on Wednesdays and rock on a Thursday.
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