Positive Images Festival

Programme

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20 April 2018

Farmers’ Market

Friday 20 April

9:00am - 3:00pm

Food

The Farmers’ Market returns, offering a variety of fresh, locally sourced seasonal produce. There is a vast range of products on offer – honey, mustard, marmalade, jams, organic meat, sausages, flavoured rustic farmhouse breads, baguettes, croissants, cheese, pickles, fresh organic fruit and seasonal vegetables. Also a variety of takeaway foods on offer to tempt you as you browse. All goods are farmed within 50 miles of our region. Buy local and reduce your carbon footprint!
The Farmers’ Market takes place on the third Friday of each month.

Contact: Broadgate, City Centre

21 April 2018

Imagination Reading Café

Saturday 21 April

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

The next Imagination Reading Café (storytelling for families and children) will be held  from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at St. Peter’s Centre, Charles Street, CV1 5NP. Be prepared to be entertained by Kusumika Chatterjee, Pru Porretta and Jah-Man Aggrey.

29 April 2018

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

Sunday 29 April

1:00pm - 3:30pm

Arts & Crafts

No need to book, just turn up!

Location: Meeting Room at Central Library, Coventry

From 1.00pm to 3.30pm

Meet new people with an interest in poetry, share your work and learn new techniques for writing your own poems. No previous poetry experience is necessary! For more information email: positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com

27 May 2018

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

Sunday 27 May

1:00pm - 3:30pm

Arts & Crafts

No need to book, just turn up!

Location: Meeting Room at Central Library, Coventry

From 1.00pm to 3.30pm

Meet new people with an interest in poetry, share your work and learn new techniques for writing your own poems. No previous poetry experience is necessary! For more information email: positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com

6 June 2018

Peace Picnic

Wednesday 6 June

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Cultural Exchange

The event will be the formal opening of the Coventry Peace Orchard by the Lord Mayor and is being held on the 74th anniversary of D-Day (6th June 1944). The event will also be attended by children from three local schools, who are helping to design an online educational and heritage resource for the site.

Visitor are asked to bring their own picnic. Soft drinks and light snacks will be provided.

Venue : Coventry Peace Orchard, access from Coundon Hall Park Changing Rooms car park, Tamworth Road CV6 2FR

Normandy Day UK

Email: ajd100@virginmedia.com

Website: https://www.normandy-day.co.uk/

 

10 June 2018

Styvechale Open Gardens

Sunday 10 June

11:00am - 5:00pm

Other

Come and visit ten lovely suburban gardens, including the 2017 Daily Mail National Garden Competition winner.
Home-made refreshments. Plants for sale.
Tickets: £4.00 adults, children free. All proceeds to Coventry Myton Hospice. Everyone very welcome.
Tickets from: West Orchard Reformed Church, The Chesils, CV3 6FP
Some of the gardens are open to organised groups, e.g. U3A, WIs, Garden Clubs by appointment.
Contact details:
Styvechale Open Gardens
c/o 2, The Hiron, CV3 6HT
Contact: Graham Pountney
Tel: 024 7650 2044
Email: grahampountney@btinternet.com

16 June 2018

Multicultural Craft and Food Fair

Saturday 16 June

10:00am - 4:00pm

Food

Arts & Crafts

Come along and browse 20 stalls for crafts, multicultural artefacts and food from around the world.

See our page for details of stalls and contacts.

Contact: Smithford Way, CV1 1FY

Arty-Folks - Willow Basket workshop

Saturday 16 June

10:00am - 1:00pm

Arts & Crafts

The workshop is free and for adults only.
Members of Arty-Folks will assist you to make a hanging basket using willow. 

Coventry Central Library, Smithford Way, Covenry CV1 1FY

Contact Name: Lorella Medici

Organisation: Arty-Folks
1st floor Eaton House
Coventry CV12FJ

Tel. no.:024 7641 4740

Mobile:074 4364 3634

Email: lorella.medici@arty-folks.co.uk

Website:www.arty-folks.co.uk

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Green Heart Project

Saturday 16 June

10:00am - 12:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Green Heart project activities; workshops and poetry competition.

Workshops to produce recycled green hearts for the environment to be made up into a giant green heart collage in selected schools and community groups.

Launch of collage at Holy Trinity Church in June.

for more information please email  gabrielle@back.fa.co.uk

 

Green Heart Project Exhibition

Saturday 16 June

10:00am - 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Green Hearts for the environment projects and giant collage display at Holy Trinity Church, Broadgate. Coventry CV1 5EX

for more information please email gabrielle@back.fa.co.uk

Big Lunch

Saturday 16 June

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Food

Location: Outside the Central Library, Smithford Way CV1 1FY

Musical Concert, Dance and Poetry

Saturday 16 June

12:10pm - 4:00pm

Music

Location: Outside Central Library, Smithford Way CV1 1FY

18 June 2018

Green Heart Project

Monday 18 June

10:00am - 12:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Green Heart project activities; workshops and poetry competition.

Workshops to produce recycled green hearts for the environment to be made up into a giant green heart collage in selected schools and community groups.

Launch of collage at Holy Trinity Church in June.

for more information please email  gabrielle@back.fa.co.uk

 

Colour me Calm (Hillfields Library)

Monday 18 June

11:00am - 12:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Colour me calm – forget the world and colour a picture with Hillfields Library. Just for adults! .

Contact: 024 7678 6980

Email: hillfields.library@coventry.gov.uk

Hillfields Library 12 Victoria Street, Coventry, CV1 5LZ

Website: www.watchcharity.org.uk

Archery for all (Activity Club Coventry)

Monday 18 June

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Ricoh Arena Community Space, Judds Lane, CV6 6GE
Come and have a go at archery! 2 venues this year:
On Mondays at the Community Space in Stand B at the Ricoh Arena, Floor 1 and on Thursdays at the Folly Lane Football Club, 401 London Road, CV3 4DA from 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Repeat events at Ricoh Arena Community Space on 25 June and 2 July
Events at Folly Lane Football Club on 21 and 28 June and 5 July

Activity Club Coventry
Koco Community Resource Centre, Unit 15 The Arches, Spon End, CV1 3JQ
Tel: 024 7644 7104
Contact: Caroline Hobday / Mary Hart
Email: caz.andy2024@yahoo.co.uk

20 June 2018

Exhibition

Wednesday 20 June

11:00am - 5:00pm

Arts & Crafts

City Arcadia Gallery, City Arcade, Coventry City Centre, CV1 3HX
An art and research exhibition, featuring images and information on Coventry’s communities and the city’s cultural development.

Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies
University of Warwick, Milburn House, University Science Park, CV4 7AL
Tel: 024 7652 3523 (switchboard) 

Website: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/theatre/_s/cp/staff/vickery/
f: www.facebook.com/Cultural-Economy-and-Global-Development-1510747775869517/
Contact: Jonathan Vickery
Email: J.P.Vickery@warwick.ac.uk

21 June 2018

King Henry VIII School Open House Event

Thursday 21 June

9:30am - 12:30pm

Other

This is a chance for the local community to visit Henry’s on a normal working day to see what a day at our school is really like. Our students provide tours of the school, so you can see lessons in action and get a feel for the positive atmosphere of the school.

Venue : King Henry VIII School, Warwick Road, CV3 6AQ

Tel. no.: 02476 271 111

Email: info@khviii.net

Website: www.kinghenrys.net

f: https://www.facebook.com/KingHenryVIIISchool/

t: https://twitter.com/KHVIIISchool

Archery for all (Activity Club Coventry)

Thursday 21 June

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Come and have a go at archery! 2 venues this year:
On Mondays at the Community Space in Stand B at the Ricoh Arena, Floor 1 and on Thursdays at the Folly Lane Football Club, 401 London Road, CV3 4DA from 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Repeat events at Ricoh Arena Community Space on 25 June and 2 July
Events at Folly Lane Football Club on 21 and 28 June and 5 July
Activity Club Coventry
Koco Community Resource Centre, Unit 15 The Arches, Spon End, CV1 3JQ
Tel: 024 7644 7104
Mobile: 07804 154471 (Caroline Hobday) / 07432 441559 (Mary Hart)
Contact: Caroline Hobday / Mary Hart
Email: caz.andy2024@yahoo.co.uk

 

22 June 2018

Positive Images Community Information Fair

Friday 22 June

10:00am - 4:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Come along and meet many of Coventry’s voluntary and community organisations at 12 marquees (24 stalls), offering information and advice and recruiting volunteers.
See separate
Community Information Fair page for details of organisations involved and their contact numbers.

Contact: Smithford Way, CV1 1FY

Knit and Crochet

Friday 22 June

10:00am - 11:30am

Arts & Crafts

Join us every fortnight. Bring your knitting and crochet projects and share with the group as we knit and natter. Open to all levels.

Coventry Central Library, Smithford Way, Coventry  CV1 1FY

Tel. no.:  02476832314

Email: central.library@coventry.gov.uk

Website: www.coventry.gov.uk/libraries
 f: www.facebook.com/covlibraries  t: www.twitter.com/covlibraries

 

23 June 2018

Summer Open Morning and Art and Design Exhibition

Saturday 23 June

9:30am - 12:30pm

Other

King Henry’s opens its doors for a morning of excitement, fun and intrigue. Lots of subject activities taking place for prospective families and children interested in joining our community. We also present our annual A-Level Art and Design Exhibition. All are welcome!

Venue : King Henry VIII School, Warwick Road, CV3 6AQ

Tel. no.: 02476 271 111

Email: info@khviii.net

Website: www.kinghenrys.net

f: https://www.facebook.com/KingHenryVIIISchool/

t: https://twitter.com/KHVIIISchool

Hillfields Readers Group Open Day

Saturday 23 June

10:00am - 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Join us for an afternoon of poetry, storytelling and music.

Location: TBC

Community Big Lunch (Canley Popupcafe)

Saturday 23 June

11:00am - 4:00pm

Food

 

Priory Deram Park, CV4 8FT
Come and join a Community Big Lunch, hosted by the Canley Stakeholders Group to celebrate the diversity of Coventry over fun and food. There will be raffle prizes, a variety of stalls and fun activities. Just bring your own picnic and potluck dessert for sharing with everyone and enjoy!
Canley Popupcafe
34 Sheriff Avenue, Canley, CV4 8FD
Tel: 024 7678 6963

Email: drnor.aziz@hotmail.co.uk

F: Facebook.com/canleyconnections

 

Polish themed Storytime

Saturday 23 June

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Join us for stories and crafts around the theme of Poland. For 4-10 year olds, under 8's must be accompanied by an adult.

Foleshill Community Library, Broad Street,CV6 5BG

Tel. no.: 02476786977

Email:  foleshill.library@coventry.gov.uk

Website: www.coventry.gov.uk/libraries
f: www.facebook.com/covlibraries    t: www.twitter.com/covlibraries

24 June 2018

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

Sunday 24 June

1:00pm - 3:30pm

Arts & Crafts

No need to book, just turn up!

Location: Meeting Room at Central Library, Coventry

From 1.00pm to 3.30pm

Meet new people with an interest in poetry, share your work and learn new techniques for writing your own poems. No previous poetry experience is necessary! For more information email: positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com

25 June 2018

Colour me Calm (Hillfields Library)

Monday 25 June

11:00am - 12:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Health & Wellbeing

Colour me calm – forget the world and colour a picture with Hillfields Library. Just for adults!

Contact: 0247 678 6980 

Hillfields Library,12 Victoria Street, Coventry, CV1 5LZ

Email: hillfields.library@coventry.gov.uk

Website: www.watchcharity.org.uk

Archery for all (Activity Club Coventry)

Monday 25 June

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Ricoh Arena Community Space, Judds Lane, CV6 6GE
Come and have a go at archery! 2 venues this year:
On Mondays at the Community Space in Stand B at the Ricoh Arena, Floor 1 and on Thursdays at the Folly Lane Football Club, 401 London Road, CV3 4DA from 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Repeat events at Ricoh Arena Community Space on  2 July
Events at Folly Lane Football Club on 28 June and 5 July
Activity Club Coventry
Koco Community Resource Centre, Unit 15 The Arches, Spon End, CV1 3JQ
Tel: 024 7644 7104

Contact: Caroline Hobday / Mary Hart
Email: caz.andy2024@yahoo.co.uk

26 June 2018

Digital Fabrication (FabLab Coventry)

Tuesday 26 June

10:00am - 2:00pm

Arts & Crafts

*FREE* European Social Funded Digital Fabrication course for anyone 16+ living in Coventry. If you have an artistic flair for making, designing, creating or are interested in technology, you can learn how to create your own 2D designs suitable for vinyl or laser cutting, in an Open College Network Accredited course! Pre-booking is essential and all 4 sessions have to be attended.
Repeat events on 27, 28 and 29 June.

FabLab Coventry
Unit 27, City Arcade, CV1 3HX
Contact: Helen Lewis
Tel: 024 7622 0296
Mobile: 07974 984 522
Email: helen.lewis@coventry.ac.uk

Website: www.covfablab.org.uk
Facebook: fablabcov
Twitter: @covfablab

 

28 June 2018

Osteoporosis from the GP perspective (Coventry Osteoporosis Support Group)

Thursday 28 June

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Health & Wellbeing

St John the Baptist Church Hall (corner of Spon Street and Corporation Street), Coventry City Centre, CV1 3AY
Come and hear Dr Veeda D’Mello, who will answer your questions about osteoporosis. All meetings of our support group are open to the general public. The admission fee is £3.00 and includes refreshments. All access is wheelchair-friendly.
Dates of future meetings: 27 September and 29 November

Coventry Osteoporosis Support Group
Contact: Lynne Adams
Email: noslynne@gmail.com

Coventry Green Drinks (Giving Time And Solutions Ltd)

Thursday 28 June

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Cultural Exchange

Green Drinks is active in 500+ cities worldwide! If you work in the green sector, have an interest in sustainability and/or want to live a more natural, healthy lifestyle, come along and socialise with like-minded people at Coventry Green Drinks! Please get in touch if you might attend/are attending. 18+ ONLY

(Drop in. You can come at any time.)

Giving Time And Solutions Ltd
Registered Office: The TechnoCentre, Coventry University Technology park, Puma Way, CV1 2TT
Email: enquiries@givingtimeandsolutions.com

Website: www.givingtimeandsolutions.com
Contact: Tripta

 

Archery for all (Activity Club Coventry)

Thursday 28 June

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Come and have a go at archery! 2 venues this year:
On Mondays at the Community Space in Stand B at the Ricoh Arena, Floor 1 and on Thursdays at the Folly Lane Football Club, 401 London Road, CV3 4DA from 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Repeat events at Ricoh Arena Community Space on  2 July
Events at Folly Lane Football Club on 5 July
Activity Club Coventry
Koco Community Resource Centre, Unit 15 The Arches, Spon End, CV1 3JQ
Tel: 024 7644 7104

Contact: Caroline Hobday / Mary Hart
Email: caz.andy2024@yahoo.co.uk

 

The Little Mermaid

Thursday 28 June

7:00pm - 9:30pm

Music

King Henry’s annual summer theatre production about the mermaid Ariel’s desire to leave her father’s magical underwater kingdom. Can she convince Prince Eric it is her voices he seeks???
Tickets available on the door. £3 Adults and £2.50 concessions.

Venue : King Henry VIII School, Warwick Road, CV3 6AQ

Date: Thursday 28th and Friday 29th June

Tel. no.: 02476 271 111

Email: info@khviii.net

Website: www.kinghenrys.net

f: https://www.facebook.com/KingHenryVIIISchool/

t: https://twitter.com/KHVIIISchool

29 June 2018

New Age Kurling

Friday 29 June

1:00pm - 2:45pm

Health & Wellbeing

Come and have a go!

Suites all ages

2 sessions please book 8 per session, £3 per person to cover room hire, under 5's free

Folly Lane Football Club, 401, London Road, Coventry, CV3 4DA

Two sessions 1-1.45pm and 2-2.45pm

For more information please email caz.andy2024@yahoo.co.uk

30 June 2018

Multicultural Concert of Music and Dance

Saturday 30 June

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Music

Join us for a Musical night from around the world.

Location: Ukrainian Hall, Leicester Causeway CV1 4HL

2 July 2018

Colour me Calm (Hillfields Library)

Monday 2 July

11:00am - 12:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Health & Wellbeing

Colour me calm – forget the world and colour a picture with Hillfields Library. Just for adults!

Hillfields Library,12 Victoria Street, Coventry, CV1 5LZ

Tel. no.:  024 7678 6980

Email: hillfields.library@coventry.gov.uk

Website: www.watchcharity.org.uk

Archery for all (Activity Club Coventry)

Monday 2 July

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Ricoh Arena Community Space, Judds Lane, CV6 6GE
Come and have a go at archery! 2 venues this year:
On Mondays at the Community Space in Stand B at the Ricoh Arena, Floor 1 and on Thursdays at the Folly Lane Football Club, 401 London Road, CV3 4DA from 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Events at Folly Lane Football Club on 5 July
Activity Club Coventry
Koco Community Resource Centre, Unit 15 The Arches, Spon End, CV1 3JQ
Tel: 024 7644 7104

Contact: Caroline Hobday / Mary Hart
Email: caz.andy2024@yahoo.co.uk

King Henry’s Music Away Day Concerto

Monday 2 July

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Music

Come and join musicians from King Henry’s as they perform their annual summer concert. A wide range of soloists perform movements from concertos and solo works, accompanied by the orchestra. Admission is free.

Venue : St Mary Magdalene Church, Chapelfields, Sir Thomas White's Road, Coventry, CV5 8DR

Tel. no.: 02476 271 111

Email: info@khviii.net

Website: www.kinghenrys.net

f: https://www.facebook.com/KingHenryVIIISchool/

t: https://twitter.com/KHVIIISchool

 

3 July 2018

The Journey of a Service User.

Tuesday 3 July

11:00am - 1:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Join our domestic abuse team, as they share all the ways a person escaping abuse is supported from when they arrive, to when they leave.
Open to all age 16+ but spaces are limited; please contact Valley House to book onto this workshop.

Venue: Valley House, 55-57 Bell Green Road, CV6 7GQ

Tel. no.: 02476 26 62 80

Email: info@valleyhouse.org.uk

Website: www.valleyhouse.org.uk

f: @ValleyHouse1977                                    t:@ValleyHouseCov

5 July 2018

Archery for all (Activity Club Coventry)

Thursday 5 July

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Come and have a go at archery! 2 venues this year:
On Mondays at the Community Space in Stand B at the Ricoh Arena, Floor 1 and on Thursdays at the Folly Lane Football Club, 401 London Road, CV3 4DA from 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Activity Club Coventry
Koco Community Resource Centre, Unit 15 The Arches, Spon End, CV1 3JQ
Tel: 024 7644 7104

Contact: Caroline Hobday / Mary Hart
Email: caz.andy2024@yahoo.co.uk

 

29 July 2018

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

Sunday 29 July

1:00pm - 3:30pm

Arts & Crafts

No need to book, just turn up!

Location: Meeting Room at Central Library, Coventry

From 1.00pm to 3.30pm

Meet new people with an interest in poetry, share your work and learn new techniques for writing your own poems. No previous poetry experience is necessary! For more information email: positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com

26 August 2018

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

Sunday 26 August

1:00pm - 3:30pm

Arts & Crafts

No need to book, just turn up!

Location: Meeting Room at Central Library, Coventry

From 1.00pm to 3.30pm

Meet new people with an interest in poetry, share your work and learn new techniques for writing your own poems. No previous poetry experience is necessary! For more information email: positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com

30 September 2018

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

Sunday 30 September

1:00pm - 3:30pm

Arts & Crafts

No need to book, just turn up!

Location: Meeting Room at Central Library, Coventry

From 1.00pm to 3.30pm

Meet new people with an interest in poetry, share your work and learn new techniques for writing your own poems. No previous poetry experience is necessary! For more information email: positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com

28 October 2018

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

Sunday 28 October

1:00pm - 3:30pm

Arts & Crafts

No need to book, just turn up!

Location: Meeting Room at Central Library, Coventry

!.00pm to 3.30pm

Meet new people with an interest in poetry, share your work and learn new techniques for writing your own poems. No previous poetry experience is necessary! For more information email: positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com

25 November 2018

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

Sunday 25 November

1:00pm - 3:30pm

Arts & Crafts

No need to book, just turn up!

Location: Meeting Room at Central Library, Coventry

From 1.00pm to 3.30pm

Meet new people with an interest in poetry, share your work and learn new techniques for writing your own poems. No previous poetry experience is necessary! For more information email: positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com

16 December 2018

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

Sunday 16 December

1:00pm - 3:30pm

Arts & Crafts

No need to book, just turn up!

Location: Meeting Room at Central Library, Coventry

From 1.00pm to 3.30pm

Meet new people with an interest in poetry, share your work and learn new techniques for writing your own poems. No previous poetry experience is necessary! For more information email: positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com