Positive Images Festival

Programme

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24 June 2017

Open Day at Food Union’s CV5

Saturday 24 June

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Food

Sherbourne Valley allotments, CV5 8DH – meet at the vehicle entrance on Four Pounds Avenue at 2.00pm Launched in March 2017, Food Union’s CV5 is a community food growing project run by The Pod. Come down and explore our beautiful site, celebrate with us, and learn how you can get involved. Expect music, games, a bonfire, and lots of home grown food! Why not bring something to share too?
 
Contact: Chris Maughan | 0753 115 4167 | ch
ris.maughan@coventry.gov.uk
Website: www.facebook.com/foodunionista | The POD / Food Union, 1a Lamb Street, CV1 4AE 

Multicultural Storytime for 4 year olds and over

Saturday 24 June

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Come and hear stories from around the world and celebrate our diversity. All under 8s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Contact: 0247 678 6977 | Foleshill.library@coventry.gov.uk | Foleshill Library, Broad Street, CV6 5BG 

Storytime and Crafts

Saturday 24 June

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Contact: 0247 678 6980 | Hillfields.library@coventry.gov.uk
Hillfields Library St Peter’s Community Centre, Charles Street, CV1 5NP

Stories and Crafts for children

Saturday 24 June

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Contact: 0247 678 8438 | aldermoor.library@coventry.gov.uk | Aldermoor Library Acorn Street, CV3 1DP 

Meet your neighbourhood police officers

Saturday 24 June

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Other

(West Midlands Police Coventry – Henley Team) Toys R Us, Cross Point Business Park, Parkway, Coventry, CV2 2SR
A chance for you to meet your local policing team and get advice. 

Contact: 
foleshill@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk | henley@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk | longford@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk
Website: www.west-midlands.police.uk/your-local-police/coventry/

Multicultural Concert of Music and Dance

Saturday 24 June

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Music

Cultural Exchange

Come along and enjoy a free evening of music and dance from around the world including Ukrainian dancers, a Polish choir, African drumming and much more. The full programme (PDF).
There will be a raffle as well as food and refreshments.
Bar.  On street parking.  Doors open 6.30pm.

Contact:
positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com | Ukrainian Hall, 103 Leicester Causeway, CV1 4HL

25 June 2017

A Better Life

Sunday 25 June

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Coventry against Racism     

Coventry Against Racism invites you to a screening of “A Better Life”, a brilliant, touching, multi-generational film on the human dimension of being a so-called illegal immigrant. The movie will be followed by a discussion. Free event. Refreshments available. Donations appreciated.

Music 2.00pm – 3.30pm    
Bands in the Park Allesley Hall (in the rear garden) Dene River Jazzmen

Contact: Coventry TUC 0795 277 0412 | car@coventryagainstracism.co.uk
Website: www.coventryagainstracism.co.uk/ | The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Jordan Well, CV1 5QP​​​​​​​

Full Programme (PDF)

Bands in the Park

Sunday 25 June

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Music

Allesley Hall (in the rear garden) Dene River Jazzmen

Full Programme (PDF)

26 June 2017

English Sessions

Monday 26 June

9:00am - 12:00pm

Other

English sessions with qualified ESOL tutors in a friendly, culturally sensitive environment. If you are looking to improve your English skills or gain a qualification, contact the WATCH Centre and our advisors will support you to find a suitable course. 

Contact: 0247 655 0564 | admin@watchcharity.org.uk | WATCH Ltd, 12 Victoria Street, CV1 5LZ
Website: f: facebook.com/WATCHcommunitycentre-hillfields | t: @WATCHCHARITY

Employment Support Activities

Monday 26 June

9:00am - 4:00pm

Other

WATCH aims to support marginalised individuals from BAME community groups to overcome barriers to employment and training opportunities. Our activities provide holistic one to one support and job search opportunities. Contact us for more information or to book an appointment.

Contact: 0247 655 0564 | admin@watchcharity.org.uk | WATCH Ltd, 12 Victoria Street, CV1 5LZ
Website: f: facebook.com/WATCHcommunitycentre-hillfields | t: @WATCHCHARITY

Yoga in the Park

Monday 26 June

11:00am - 1:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Ekta Unity’s annual positive images yoga, followed by a picnic (bring your own food).
Our yoga session incorporates mind and body control; a combination of breathing exercises; physical exercise; postures and meditation. Women only. Weekly Monday yoga sessions 11.00am – 12.30pm at St. Paul’s Church Hall, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ

Contact: War Memorial Park, Kenilworth Road, CV3 6PT

Colour me Calm (Aldermoor Library)

Monday 26 June

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Health & Wellbeing

Contact: 0247 678 8438 | aldermoor.library@coventry.gov.uk | Aldermoor Library, Acorn Street, CV3 1DP

Friendship Group (Willenhall Library)

Monday 26 June

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Food

Cultural Exchange

A friendship group with a multicultural twist: bring a local cake to eat or a recipe to swap. Everyone welcome.


Contact: 0247 678 6991 | willenhall.library@coventry.gov.uk | Willenhall Library, Hagard Community Space, Remembrance Road, Willenhall, CV3 3DG

Colour me Calm (Foleshill Library)

Monday 26 June

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Health & Wellbeing

Come and join our free, friendly colouring group with patterns from Around the World.

Contact: 0247 678 6977 | foleshill.library@coventry.gov.uk | Foleshill Library, Broad Street, CV6 5BG

Activity Club for Children (Aldermoor Library)

Monday 26 June

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Contact: 0247 678 8438 | aldermoor.library@coventry.gov.uk | Aldermoor Library, Acorn Street, CV3 1DP

Archery

Monday 26 June

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Come and have a go at the great sport of archery at half the normal charge. Adults £3.50 and Child/concessions £2.50. Ongoing activity during term time.

Contact: Caroline Hobday | 0780 415 4471 | 0247 671 4988 | caz.andy2024@yahoo.co.uk | Activity Club Coventry, Unit 15 Koco Community Resource Centre, The Arches, Spon End, CV1 3JQ

1 July 2017

Community Big Lunch

Saturday 1 July

11:00am - 4:00pm

Food

(Canley Uniting Communities) 
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. Enjoy the Big Lunch! Bus services 18 and 18A leave Pool Meadow every 15 minutes Monday – Saturday and stop at Prior Deram Walk.

Contact: Canley Uniting Communities | drnor.aziz@hotmail.co.uk | Prior Deram Park, CV4 8FT

Beyond Group Allegiances – Towards a Common Humanity

Saturday 1 July

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Cultural Exchange

(Coventry Interfaith Group)  

A unique opportunity to engage in dialogue with Letlapa Mphahlele, former South African liberation army commander, and protagonist in the award-winning film Beyond Forgiving. The film’s executive producer, Howard Grace, will also be contributing to the discussion. For further background on the film, please see here: http://uk.iofc.org/Films-to-watch/Post-Apartheid-BeyondForgiving
Contributions towards the cost of putting on this event are welcome on the day.

Contact: Coventry Interfaith Group | 
coventry.interfaith.group@gmail.com
Hearsall Baptist Church, Queensland Avenue, CV5 8FE

3 July 2017

Launch of our Diabetes Project

Monday 3 July

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

(Ekta-Unity Group)
Know diabetes – fight diabetes. At this event we will provide an introduction to our first long term health conditions project. Diabetes affects almost 3.5 million people in the UK, with a further half a million people likely to have the condition but be unaware of it. Type 2 diabetes (adult-onset) is the most common form. Diabetes can lead to a multitude of other medical problems, including heart disease, renal failure, amputations and blindness. We will invite specialist health professionals and arrange a series of sessions to provide information about how to prevent, manage diabetes.
Weekly “Wellbeing” sessions every Monday 1.00pm – 2.30pm. 

Contact: Jitey | Mobile: 0785 048 4849 | info@ekta-unity.org 
Website: www.ekta-unity.org | Ekta Unity Group, c/o St Paul’s Church, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ

10 July 2017

Confidence building in partnership with CRASAC

Monday 10 July

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

(Ekta-Unity Group) The session will cover practical confidence-building strategies in a safe environment. 

Contact: Jitey | 0785 048 4849 | info@ekta-unity.org
Website: www.ekta-unity.org | Ekta Unity Group, c/o St Paul’s Church, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ     

15 July 2017

Hillfields Gala Day 2017

Saturday 15 July

12:00am - 5:00pm

Cultural Exchange

(WATCH LTD) Hillfields Square WATCH will host a Community Festival, celebrating the diversity of Hillfields. There will be a variety of stalls, raffle prizes, music and live performances and fun activities for all to enjoy!

Contact: Patricia Evans | 0247 655 0564 | reception@watchcharity.org.uk | admin@watchcharity.org.uk 
WATCH LTD, 12 Victoria Street, CV1 5LZ | f: WATCHcommunitycentre-hillfields | t: WATCHCHARITY

 

22 July 2017

African and Caribbean Food and Music Festival

Saturday 22 July

10:00am - 7:00pm

Food

Music

Cultural Exchange

(The Highlife Centre Ltd)
Embracing Africa returns to Broadgate with an explosive Food and Music Festival, with lots of activities – Drumming, Dancing including Azonto and Socca, Fashion show, Kings and Queens Parade and lots of food. FREE event. 

Contact: Christabell Amoakoh | 0247 655 0057 | 0770 463 8507 | 
christabella@thehighlife.org
Website: www.thehighlife.org Highlife Centre Ltd Coventry Point, 5th Floor, Market Way, CV1 1EA

Full Programme (PDF)

15 December 2017

Farmers’ Market

Friday 15 December

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