One of Coventry’s most popular cultural destinations will help visitors channel their inner zen at an innovative new event.

FarGo Village is giving visitors the chance to escape the pressures of modern life with a range of activities designed to encourage relaxation and inner peace at its first ever Silent Festival.

The festival will be hosted in The Box, which is set to be transformed into an acoustic chamber isolated from the rest of the bustling city centre, on Saturday, August 14.

It will feature sound bath sessions, where guests are immersed in the reverberations created by Himalayan gongs and sound bowls to induce calm and facilitate deep meditation, as well as yoga classes for a range of ages, live poetry, artistic displays, and a candlelight concert featuring songs about the pursuit of inner-peace written and performed by Coventry-born artist Johnny Smyth.

Organisers are encouraging guests to limit mobile phone usage during the festival to enable a deeper connection with their surroundings and greater levels of tranquillity.

The event, which runs from 8am to 10pm, is part of a series of summer attractions at FarGo Village including a summer makers market, comedy gala and improvised Shakespeare show.

Lucy Thompstone, Events Manager at FarGo Village, said: “We are so excited to launch this brand-new festival which we hope will provide a much-needed break from the daily stresses that we all experience.

“The Box, which is one of our main indoor spaces, will be completely dedicated to relaxation and meditation for the day, with the acoustics rearranged to perfectly capture the feeling of complete serenity.

“It is sure to be a day like no other with the range of unique art, poetry and music that we will be featuring, but it is also an opportunity to remind ourselves of the importance of our mental wellbeing and mindfulness, particularly after the last 18 months.

“Tickets are limited for a number of the events, so we are encouraging both those familiar with meditation and those looking to try it for the first time to make the most of this opportunity and secure their place early.”

Tickets for the Silent Festival range from £3 for individual events to £17.50 for access throughout the day.