Positive Images Festival

Programme

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3 June 2017

Pre-Festival Celebration at the Albany Theatre

Saturday 3 June

10:00am - 1:00pm

Other

Contact: 0247 699 8964 | 53 The Butts, CV1 3BH  
Website: www.albanytheatre.co.uk

Imagination Reading Café Storytelling

Saturday 3 June

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Other

Storytellers will entertain young audiences with amazing tales in a unique style.

Poetry from the Stage

Saturday 3 June

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Performances from National, Regional and Coventry poets.
Pay what you can.

Contact: positiveimagefest@yahoo.com

7 June 2017

Basic IT Sessions

Wednesday 7 June

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Other

For women only. 

We will help and support you to learn how to use a computer and internet. Create your own e-mail account and learn to use it. Search the internet and access public services. Look for jobs and apply for jobs.

Contact: Tirth Hyare | tirth.hyare@fwt.org.uk | 0247 663 7693 | 70-72 Elmsdale Avenue, Foleshill, CV6 6ES
Website: www.fwt.org.uk | f: www.facebook.com/FWTCov | t: @fwtCov

Arts Gymnasium

Wednesday 7 June

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Fun theatre sessions for Over 50s. Join us at the Hagard Community Centre for our fun weekly sessions promoting positive well-being through imagination and movement. Build your confidence, meet new people and have fun! First session FREE.
Repeat events every Wednesday, 2pm – 4pm, on 14, 21 & 28 June.

Contact: Natalie Cook | 0247 693 9492 | natalie.cook@ageukcoventry.org.uk | Alice Williams | 0247 684 6741 | awilliams@belgrade.co.uk | The Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, CV1 1GS ​​​​​​​| Shiasta Hussain | shussain@belgrade.co.uk
Website: www.belgrade.co.uk | f: www.facebook.com/BelgradeTheatreCoventry | t: @BelgradeTheatre

9 June 2017

Health and Wellbeing Sessions

Friday 9 June

10:00am - 12:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Health & Wellbeing

For women only.

Free activities each week including craft sessions, Health Cooking, Quilling, Nail Art and Hand Massage, Jewellery making, Knitting, Weaving, Rangoli, Designing your own cards and many  more. Refreshments included.

Contact: 0247 663 7693 | 70-72 Elmsdale Avenue, Foleshill, CV6 6ES
Website: www.fwt.org.uk | f: www.facebook.com/FWTCov | t: @fwtCov

Arts Gymnasium – Living Well

Friday 9 June

11:00am - 1:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Fun theatre session for over 50s. Join us at the Belgrade for our fun weekly sessions, promoting positive well-being through imagination and movement. For people with memory impairments and/or living with early stage dementia. Please contact Natalie to book your place.

Contact: Natalie Cook | 0247 693 9492 | natalie.cook@ageukcoventry.org.uk | Alice Williams | 0247 684 6741 | awilliams@belgrade.co.uk | The Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, CV1 1GS | Shiasta Hussain | shussain@belgrade.co.uk
Website: www.belgrade.co.uk | f: www.facebook.com/BelgradeTheatreCoventry | t: @BelgradeTheatre

10 June 2017

Homework Help

Saturday 10 June

9:00am - 10:00am

Other

Get help with your homework and advice from friendly staff in the library.

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

Our Place Here – Materials, Makings and Memories

Saturday 10 June

10:00am - 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales St, CV1 1JD Our Place Here – Materials, Makings and Memories is an exhibition of work created in Culture Coventry’s city wide community arts project. Artists commissioned using Art Council funding have been working with four community groups to co-create artwork which expresses the stories people want to tell about themselves, about other people, about their place in Coventry.

Contact: Thanh Sinden | thanh.sinden@culturecoventry.com
Website: www.transport-museum.com | Culture Coventry Museums Trust: Coventry Transport Museum | f: @CovTM | t: @CovTM 

Multicultural Craft and Food Fair

Saturday 10 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

Syria Day

Saturday 10 June

10:00am - 1:00pm

Food

Cultural Exchange

Come and explore the history and heritage of Syria. Sample traditional Syrian food and sweets. Also children’s activities in the children’s library.

Contact: Central Library (Main Meeting Room), Smithford Way, CV1 1FY

Youth Session

Saturday 10 June

10:00am - 12:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Come along to our regular Youth Session, where we will discuss conflict and make peace doves. For young people aged 8 – 16.

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

Multicultural Storytime

Saturday 10 June

10:00am - 12:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Ages 4-8 years. 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 10 June

10:00am - 12:00pm

Arts & Crafts

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

Our Place Here – Materials, Makings and Memories

Saturday 10 June

10:00am - 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

Our Place Here – Materials, Makings and Memories is an exhibition of work created in Culture Coventry’s city wide community arts project. Artists commissioned using Art Council funding have been working with four community groups to co-create artwork which expresses the stories people want to tell about themselves, about other people, about their place in Coventry. 

Contact: Culture Coventry Museums Trust | Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales Street, CV1 1JD | Thanh Sinden | thanh.sinden@culturecoventry.com
Website: www.transport-museum.com | f: /CovTM | t: @CovTM

Cheylesmore History Walk

Saturday 10 June

10:00am - 11:00am

Cultural Exchange

We depart from Cheylesmore Library promptly at 10.30am and return at 11.30am. Refreshments in the library after the walk. Find out how Cheylesmore’s street names tell you about our history. If you’re coming, please contact Eleanor Nesbitt.

Contact: Eleanor Nesbitt | nesbitt.eleanor@yahoo.co.uk | Cheylesmore Library, Poitiers Road, CV3 5JX

The Weaver’s House Open Day

Saturday 10 June

11:00am - 4:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Come and visit this little medieval gem which has been restored to its 1540 appearance, complete with full size replica loom and working garden. Refreshments are available on Open Days. FREE entry, donations appreciated.

Open Days run throughout the spring and summer months, check website for details.

Contact: 0247 625 7117 | info@theweavershouse.org | Weaver's House, 121 Upper Spon Street, CV1 3BQ
Website: www.theweavershouse.org

Festival Launch

Saturday 10 June

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Music

Positive Images Festival and Hillz FM invite you to an entertainment extravaganza with music, dance and much more! The Festival is launched by the Lord Mayor of Coventry and Pru Porretta, Lady Godiva.

See launch page for more details.

Contact: positiveimagefest@yahoo.com

Family Colouring Session for children and Adults

Saturday 10 June

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Contact: 0247 678 6990 | stoke.library@coventry.gov.uk | Stoke Library Kingsway, CV2 4EA

Craft Sessions

Saturday 10 June

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Creative and happy craft session for all children. Under 8 year olds must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Contact: 0247 678 6963 | canley.library@coventry.gov.uk | Canley Library, Prior Deram Walk, CV4 8FT

Allesley Park Readers Group

Saturday 10 June

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Come and join us. We discuss books by authors from around the world.

Contact: 0247 678 5813 | allesleypark.library@coventry.gov.uk | Allesley Park Library, Whittaker Road, CV5 9JE

Malaysian Cultural Fayre

Saturday 10 June

2:00pm - 7:00pm

Food

Cultural Exchange

Come and join a Malaysian Cultural Fayre, hosted by the Malaysian Coventry Society to celebrate the diversity of Coventry over food and cultural performance. There will be a variety of stalls selling Malaysian dishes. Attractions include: crafts, demonstrations of traditional games, costumes and music.
Bus services 18 and 18A leave Pool Meadow every 15 minutes Monday – Saturday and stop at Prior Deram Walk.

Contact: Prior Deram Park, CV4 8FT

Stories and Crafts for children

Saturday 10 June

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

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

Wealth is Health

Saturday 10 June

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Music

Health & Wellbeing

Collective Encounters present Wealth is Health, by Sarah Thornton and directed by Amanda Redvers-Rowe. This is a 40-minute variety production, performed by Collective Encounters’ Third Age Acting Company. It was drawn from desk research into wealth and health inequalities in Britain, conversations between Collective Encounters’ facilitators and older people living in the community and in care homes, and rehearsed over 4 months. The production uses comedy, songs, music tableaux and naturalistic sketches to engage the audience in the debate around health and wealth inequalities.
Post show workshop / Q&A
Ticket: £10.00   All concs £8.00

Also at ExtraCare’s Earlsdon Park Village, Albany Road, CV5 6JQ at 3.00pm.

Contact: 0247 699 8964 | www.albanytheatre.co.uk | The Albany Theatre, 53 The Butts, CV1 3BH

11 June 2017

Bands in the Park

Sunday 11 June

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Music

City of Coventry Brass.

Contact: War Memorial Park (near Visitor Centre)

12 June 2017

Endangered Species Project ‘Bears’

Monday 12 June

12:00am - 11:00pm

Arts & Crafts

(National Savers in partnership with Rotary)
Selected schools and community groups will be participating in workshops to produce depictions of ‘bears’, including polar bears, and all other types of bears. The bears will be made into a giant bear collage to form part of a Teddy Bears picnic exhibition, to be displayed in Holy Trinity Church from July to December.

Physical Activities (Various Venues)

Monday 12 June

12:00am - 11:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Age UK Coventry arranges a variety of physical activities for fitness, health and well-being, aimed at people aged 50 and over. For information about types of activities, dates and venues, please visit www.agecoventry.org.uk 

Contact: Physical Activity Team | 0247 667 4397

Coventry City Council’s Healthy Lifestyle Programmes

Monday 12 June

12:00am - 11:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Coventry Healthy Walks

Part of the Walking for Health National Scheme.
Want to see more of your local area whilst improving your health, getting back into exercise and meeting new friends? Coventry Healthy Walks run walks in various areas – walks are free to attend.  

One Body One Life (including Ante and Postnatal)

You have only………One Body One Life A Free 10 week programme to help you and your family make real changes to your eating and exercise habits, to be fitter, healthier and more active. This is a group-based programme and is free to attend. You receive: a health check so you can see the changes; advice and support from qualified coaches; and healthy eating tips. Also, healthy eating workshops and physical activity sessions.

Coventry Health and Wellbeing Service

Free one-to-one Community based lifestyle service for people living in Coventry who want expert advice and support with lifestyle interventions including: eat well, sleep well, move more, drink less, smoke less, feel good and lose weight.

 

Contact: 0247 678 5627 | beactivebehealthyteam@coventry.gov.uk
Website: www.coventry.gov.uk/beactivebehealthy | f: www.facebook.com/beactivebehealthycoventry | t: @beactivecov

Healthy Lifestyle Checks (Foleshill Library)

Monday 12 June

9:00am - 4:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Free Health Checks in partnership with the Be Active, Be Healthy, Be Happy Team. Book an appointment.

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

English Sessions

Monday 12 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 12 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

Family History Workshop

Monday 12 June

10:00am - 11:00am

Cultural Exchange

Ever wanted to research your roots but don’t know where to start? Come along and meet our enthusiastic amateur genealogists who will introduce you to the Ancestry Library resource. Bring along any information you feel may be useful.

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

Cook and Eat Well Session

Monday 12 June

10:00am - 12:00pm

Food

Come and join Cook and Eat Well for a Healthy Snack morning! The team will be at Willenhall Library with competitions, games, quizzes, ideas and the chance to make your own fruit trifle!

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

Singing for the Brain (Alzheimer's Society)

Monday 12 June

10:00am - 12:00pm

Music

Health & Wellbeing

Singing for the Brain brings people together in a friendly, fun and social environment. Based around the principles of music therapy, the stimulating sessions include vocal warm-ups and singing a wide variety of familiar and new songs.

Contact: Queens Road Baptist Church, Grosvenor Road, CV1 3FE

Colour me Calm (Aldermoor Library)

Monday 12 June

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Health & Wellbeing

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

Colour me Calm (Foleshill Library)

Monday 12 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

Healthy Lifestyle Checks (Stoke Library)

Monday 12 June

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Free Health Checks in partnership with the Be Active, Be Healthy, Be Happy Team. Book an appointment.

Contact: 0274 678 6990 | stoke.library@coventry.gov.uk | Stoke Library, Kingsway, CV2 4EA

Activity Club for Children (Aldermoor Library)

Monday 12 June

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

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

iHablamos Espagnol!

Monday 12 June

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Come along for a taster in speaking Spanish with our Spanish conversation group, finding out about Spanish culture. Try some Spanish food and join in the quiz! Display on Spanish history, literature and film during the fortnight.

Contact: 0247 678 6970 | earlsdon.library@coventry.gov.uk | Earlsdon Library, Earlsdon Avenue North, CV5 6FZ

Archery

Monday 12 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

 

13 June 2017

Welcome Coffee Morning

Tuesday 13 June

9:00am - 11:00am

Cultural Exchange

Come and have a look at the wide selection of books available in different languages, have a cup of tea and coffee with us whilst you choose your books.

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

Stay and Play

Tuesday 13 June

10:00am - 11:00am

Music

Cultural Exchange

For under 4s and their parents. Come along and join rhymes from around the world.

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

English Conversation Group

Tuesday 13 June

10:00am - 11:00am

Other

Informal chat and conversation group.

Contact: 0274 678 6990 | stoke.library@coventry.gov.uk | Stoke Library, Kingsway, CV2 4EA
 

We came to Willenhall

Tuesday 13 June

10:00am - 12:00pm

Cultural Exchange

We came to Willenhall is a project running in the library and the Hagard Centre, where you can share your stories of how you came to live and work in Willenhall. Run in conjunction with Willenhall Local History Group. For all ages, refreshments provided.

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

Active Citizen Coffee Morning

Tuesday 13 June

10:00am - 11:00am

Other

Community-led coffee morning with local residents and volunteers of Hillfields, with the aim of forming a community task force to tackle and resolve problems in the area. This project will give the old and new local communities the feeling of belonging, improve relationships and create a sense of pride in the area.

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

Rhymetime for pre-school children (Aldermoor Library)

Tuesday 13 June

10:00am - 11:00am

Music

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

Mamta Antenatal Sessions

Tuesday 13 June

10:00am - 12:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Mamta works with health professionals on improving the health of women and their infants before, during and after pregnancy. We support women in a culturally sensitive way, particularly those from ethnic backgrounds.

Contact: Paramjeet Bassan  | paramjeet.bassan@fwt.org.uk | 0247 663 7693 | 70-72 Elmsdale Avenue, Foleshill, CV6 6ES 
Website: www.fwt.org.uk | f: www.facebook.com/FWTCov | t: @fwtCov

Workshop catered for people from any culture and background

Tuesday 13 June

10:00am - 1:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Run by professionals. Topic covered: Health, Physical and Mental wellbeing, ways to minimise stress and anxiety and Life fulfilment through confidence building run by Sikh coaching team.

Contact: 0247 663 8754 | baljeetbahra@sahilproject.co.uk | Sahil Project, 449 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AQ
Website: www.sahilproject.co.uk

Healthy Walks (Foleshill Library)

Tuesday 13 June

12:00pm - 12:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Want to see more of your local area whilst improving your health, getting back into exercise and meeting new friends? Come along and join for free. 

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

English Sessions

Tuesday 13 June

1:00pm - 2:00pm

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

Weaving Group (Foleshill Library)

Tuesday 13 June

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Always wanted to weave? Come along and learn how to weave with our friendly Weaving Group.

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

Rhymetime for pre-school children (Stoke Library)

Tuesday 13 June

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Music

Contact: 0274 678 6990 | stoke.library@coventry.gov.uk | Stoke Library, Kingsway, CV2 4EA

Community food growing taster Session

Tuesday 13 June

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Food

Come down and get an introduction to community food growing. Run by The Pod, Food Union is a programme which aims to bring people together around fair, healthy and sustainable food production.

Contact: Chris Maughan | 0753 115 4167 | chris.maughan@coventry.gov.uk | The POD, 1a Lamb Street, CV1 4AE
Website: www.facebook.com/foodunionista

The Big Question

Tuesday 13 June

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Join us for the next The Big Question seminar series, where we create a vibrant public space to discuss the biggest economic, political or social challenges facing society today, providing an opportunity for thinking and debate, with leading figures from across governments, media, research, business and society. Register now to find out more.

Contact: Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations, Coventry University 

Chess Club (Stoke Library)

Tuesday 13 June

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Other

For beginners to grand masters under 16s.

Contact: 0274 678 6990 | stoke.library@coventry.gov.uk | Stoke Library, Kingsway, CV2 4EA
 

14 June 2017

Just4me Women’s weekly activities (St Peter’s Centre)

Wednesday 14 June

9:00am - 11:00am

Arts & Crafts

Health & Wellbeing

Join us for some me-time, just relaxing and sharing in activities you enjoy. Activities include cooking, knitting, sewing, cake decorating, card making and other craft activities. Make friends and enjoy some refreshments. 

Contact: 07720633839 | 0247 663 2877 | St Peter's Centre, Charles Street, CV1 5NP

Chill and Chat

Wednesday 14 June

10:00am - 12:00pm

Music

A way for participants to express themselves and socialise with others in a fun and supportive group. Everyone is welcome whether you sing or not.

Contact: 07850484849 | info@ekta-unity.org | Ekta Unity Group, c/o St Paul's Church, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ

Luncheon/Day Centre Project

Wednesday 14 June

10:00am - 3:00pm

Food

Health & Wellbeing

Hope in Unity (HiU) is a Day Centre/Luncheon project for Black elders 60 years and above. We offer good conversation/discussions and a variety of activities that stimulate the mind and body and feed your soul. We provide freshly cooked nutritional healthy Caribbean food, all for a small fee.

Contact: Evadne Healey | 07968438097| evadne@hopeinunity.org | Hope in Unity, St Paul's Community Hall, Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ

Writers Group for Adults (Stoke Library)

Wednesday 14 June

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Contact: 0274 678 6990 | stoke.library@coventry.gov.uk | Stoke Library, Kingsway, CV2 4EA

Readers Group for Adults (Stoke Library)

Wednesday 14 June

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Contact: 0274 678 6990 | stoke.library@coventry.gov.uk | Stoke Library, Kingsway, CV2 4EA

Hillz Children and Young People’s Project

Wednesday 14 June

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Hillz Children and Young People’s Project provides fun activities and radio taster sessions for young people aged 10-18. We offer introduction to radio training, music production, lyric or poem writing and beat making. The activities support community cohesion, bringing young people together from diverse cultural backgrounds. Young people are given the opportunity to create LIVE radio shows. No need to book!

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

15 June 2017

Speaking Group (Foleshill Library)

Thursday 15 June

9:00am - 2:00pm

Other

Come along to enjoy this basic conversation group. Boost your English language speaking skills. It is open to everyone, free to attend, with new members always welcome.

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

Family First session

Thursday 15 June

9:00am - 10:00am

Health & Wellbeing

In partnership with Foleshill Children’s Services.

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

Events arranged by Ekta-Unity Group

Thursday 15 June

10:00am - 12:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Crochet for Wellbeing 
You can do it, it’s never too late! Learn to crochet session for beginners. Just bring yourself, we’ve got hooks and wool. Come and join our friendly group – all abilities from novices to experts sharing their skills. Everyone, regardless of age, welcome.

Knitting for Wellbeing
You can do it, it’s never too late! Learn to knit session for beginners. Just bring yourself, we’ve got needles and wool. Come and join our friendly group – all abilities from novices to experts sharing their skills. Everyone, regardless of age, welcome.

Contact: 07850484849 | info@ekta-unity.org | Ekta Unity Group, c/o St Paul's Church, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ
Website: www.ekta-unity.org

 

Careers Advice session in partnership with the NCS (Foleshill Library)

Thursday 15 June

10:00am - 1:00pm

Other

Free support and advice for CV writing, job searches and employment.

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

Faith Trail

Thursday 15 June

10:00am - 1:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Explore the religious history of Coventry from the Middle Ages to the present, visiting Christian, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh places of worship. Women need to bring a scarf and men need to use a head covering (provided by the entrance) in the Gurdwara. Footwear that’s easy to slip on and off is advisable. Be prepared for some possible North Indian vegetarian hospitality. Information is provided about each place of worship en route. Anyone interested is requested to register in advance by emailing Eleanor. 

Contact: nesbitt.eleanor@yahoo.co.uk | Holy Trinity Church, Priory Row, CV1 5EX

Rhymetime for pre-school children (Hillfields Library)

Thursday 15 June

10:00am - 11:00am

Music

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

Dholki Class @ Sahil Project

Thursday 15 June

11:00am - 1:00pm

Music

Learn easy steps how to play Dholki.
 

Contact: 0247 663 8754 | baljeetbahra@sahilproject.co.uk | Sahil Project, 449 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AQ
Website: www.sahilproject.co.uk

Happy Hours (Valley House)

Thursday 15 June

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Health & Wellbeing

A session using creative activities to encourage positive mental health and wellbeing. Open to anyone aged 16+. This session will be all about creating your own flower pots and fruit pots! Turn up, meet new people, get stuck in and enjoy yourself.

Contact: Manjeet Stone | manjeet.stone@valleyhouse.org.uk | 07726694942 | Valley House, 55-57 Bell Green Road, CV6 7GQ | 0247 658 4899
Website: www.valleyhouseassociation.org | f: www.facebook.com/valleyhouse | t: @valleyhousecov

English Sessions

Thursday 15 June

1:00pm - 2:00pm

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

Multicultural Rhymetime (Foleshill Library)

Thursday 15 June

2:00pm - 2:00pm

Music

Cultural Exchange

For under 4s and their parents. Come along and join in rhymes from around the world.
 

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

Conversation Café (Willenhall Library)

Thursday 15 June

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Always wanted to learn a few French phrases? Brushing up on your Spanish before your holiday? Learning English and wish you could practise? Come long for tea and chat. Open for all.

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

Job Club sessions

Thursday 15 June

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Other

Come to the WATCH Centre if you are looking for work or you want to change your career to receive our specialist support, advice and guidance. We will help to build your CV, Cover Letter, Application forms etc.

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

Free Football sessions (Valley House)

Thursday 15 June

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Open to anyone aged between 16 and 29 years. Time to have a kick about, meet new people, have fun, get active and embrace your inner Ronaldo! Just turn up in your trainers or Astros – no studded football boots please.

Contact: Moat House Leisure Centre, Winston Avenue, CV2 1EA

Hillz Children and Young People’s Project

Thursday 15 June

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Hillz Children and Young People’s Project provides fun activities and radio taster sessions for young people aged 10-18. We offer introduction to radio training, music production, lyric or poem writing and beat making. The activities support community cohesion, bringing young people together from diverse cultural backgrounds. Young people are given the opportunity to create LIVE radio shows. No need to book!

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

Laptops and Multicultural Arts and Crafts Session (Foleshill Library)

Thursday 15 June

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Come along and use a laptop to do your homework, listen to music or play games. For young people aged 8 and over. Explore diverse cultures through the arts/crafts session.

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

Chinese Calligraphy (Caludon Castle School and Community Library)

Thursday 15 June

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

Come along and have a go at writing Chinese, using traditional brushes! (Suitable for 5-12 year olds)

Contact: 0247 678 8300 | caludon.library@coventry.gov.uk | Caludon Castle School and Community Library, Axholme Road, CV2 5BD

Bridges over the wall (Antony Owen)

Thursday 15 June

8:00pm - 10:00pm

Music

A key Positive Images event, connecting some of the finest musicians and poets performing today. Combining musicality with complex rhythm, santoor player Kaviraj Singh is emerging as a unique and celebrated talent of the new generation. He will be supported by Coventry’s own award-winning peace poet Antony Owen and sitarist Chris Cook.
Hopefully, this will be the first of many more “baithak” Indian Classical Music programs in Coventry. A baithak is an initiative to bring the audience closer to Indian classical music.
Tickets: £5 adv/£7 door , £4 concession adv/£6 concession on the door, available from
www.thetinmusicandarts.org.uk

Contact: The Canal Basin, CV1 4LY
Website: www.thetinmusicandarts.org.uk

16 June 2017

Rhymetime – Rhymes from Around the World (Jubliee Crescent Library)

Friday 16 June

10:00am - 10:00am

Music

Under 4s only.

Contact: 0247 678 6981 | jubileecrescent.library@coventry.gov.uk | Jubilee Crescent Library, Jubilee Crescent, CV6 3EX

Positive Images Community Information Fair

Friday 16 June

10:00am - 4:00pm

Other

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

Community Information Fair

Friday 16 June

10:00am - 4:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Positive Images Festival hosts the Community Information Fair as part of its festival celebrations.
The Fair is located in the heart of the City Centre and features 13 marquees with 26 stalls offering a great opportunity to find out about the work of local community groups and other public service organisations.  You will also be able to find out about the services they offer to the people of Coventry.

Contact: Smithford Way, CV1 1FY

Reconciliation Statue revisited (Coventry Irish Society)

Friday 16 June

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Josefina de Vasconcellos’ Reconciliation Statue was created 40 years ago. There are copies of it in Belfast, Hiroshima, Coventry Cathedral and other locations. After the Cathedral’s 12 o’clock litany, we will move to the statue and explore its enduring significance to post-conflict societies such as Northern Ireland.

Contact: Coventry Cathedral Ruins, 1 Hill Top, CV1 5AB

Colour Yourself Calm for adults (Stoke Library)

Friday 16 June

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Health & Wellbeing

Contact: 0274 678 6990 | stoke.library@coventry.gov.uk | Stoke Library, Kingsway, CV2 4EA

Colouring Session for under 16s (Stoke Library)

Friday 16 June

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Contact: 0274 678 6990 | stoke.library@coventry.gov.uk | Stoke Library, Kingsway, CV2 4EA

Films from Palestine (Coventry Friends of Palestine)

Friday 16 June

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Join us for the free film screenings of: The Idol, a fictionalized version of the life of Mohammed Assaf, a wedding singer from a refugee camp  in Gaza who went on to win 2013’s Arab Idol singing competition, boosting Palestinian national pride and inspiring hope and optimism; No Worries, Ibrahim Nawajha’s film about Abeer, a 28 year old woman who was born disabled and bears no hatred. Spending most of her time designing, writing and acting in plays, she always says, “Do not worry.”

Full Programme (PDF)

Contact: Bagel Brunch, 37 Smithford Way, CV1 1FY

17 June 2017

Homework help (Foleshill Library)

Saturday 17 June

9:00am - 10:00am

Other

Get help with your homework and advice from friendly staff in the library.

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

Civic Day 2017: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civic Amenity Act 1967 (The Coventry Society)

Saturday 17 June

10:00am - 4:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Come to the recently restored Old Grammar School in the Burgess Conservation Area. We will have exhibitions of the history and plans for the area, fun activities and guided tours of the building, the Burges area and the River Sherbourne.

Contact: John Payne | info@coventrysociety.org.uk | The Old Grammar School, Hales Street
Website: www.coventrysociety.org.uk | f: www.facebook.com/CoventrySociety | t: @covsoc

Storytime and Crafts (Hillfields Library)

Saturday 17 June

10:00am - 11:00am

Arts & Crafts

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

Summer Art, Craft and Photography Exhibition

Saturday 17 June

10:00am - 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

We offer Visual and Performing Arts Courses (Arts, Crafts, Photography, Music, Dance) in venues all around Coventry. Visit our exhibition, try 'Taster Workshops', buy work,talk to Tutors, pick up September 2017 Programme! Central Library, Smithford Way, CV1 1FY

Contact: Henley Green Community Centre, Wyken Croft, CV2 1HQ | 0247 661 1878
Website: www.coventry.gov.uk/adulted

 

Summer Art, Craft and Photography Exhibition (Coventry Adult Education Service)

Saturday 17 June

10:00am - 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

We offer Visual & Performing Arts Courses (Art, Crafts, Photography, Music, Dance) in venues all around Coventry. Visit our exhibition, try ‘Taster Workshops’, buy art works, talk to Tutors, pick up our September 2017 Programme.

Contact: Susie Hutton | susie.hutton@coventry.gov.uk | 0247 678 7504 | Henley Green Community Centre, Wyken Croft, CV2 1HQ
Website: www.coventry.gov.uk/adulted

 

Chinese Themed Storytime (Caludon Castle School And Community Library)

Saturday 17 June

11:00am - 12:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Join us for a special Chinese themed storytime. (Suitable for 4-12 year olds)

Contact: 0247 678 8300 | caludon.library@coventry.gov.uk | Caludon Castle School and Community Library, Axholme Road, CV2 5BD

Multicultural Storytime (Cheylesmore Library)

Saturday 17 June

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

Join our weekly storytime and craft session with a little twist for Positive Images.

Contact: 0247 678 6966 | cheylesmore.library@coventry.gov.uk | Cheylesmore Library, Poitiers Road, CV3 5JX

Big Lunch and the Great Get Together in Honour of Jo Cox

Saturday 17 June

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Food

Come and bring your picnic. Refreshments will be available. Come and play tennis, bowls and other games in the park. Everyone welcome.

Contact: friendsofspencerpark@gmail.com | Spencer Park
Website: www.friendsofspencerpark.org

Hillfields Readers Group Open Day (Hillfields Readers Group)

Saturday 17 June

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Come and join the Hillfields Readers Group for an afternoon of readings, music, dance, poetry and storytelling. With book quizzes and craft sessions for adults and children – there will also be prizes for the best entries. Local writers and poets will be reading from their own works and their favourite poems. The Imagination Café Storytellers and musicians will be the finale of the afternoon. Free food and refreshments will be provided. Parking on site and on street.
Flyer for the event (PDF)

Contact: Colin Scott | colrsco@yahoo.co.uk | Hope Centre, Sparkbrook Street, Hillfields, CV1 5LB

Family Colouring Session for children and Adults (Stoke Library)

Saturday 17 June

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Contact: 0274 678 6990 | stoke.library@coventry.gov.uk | Stoke Library, Kingsway, CV2 4EA

Multicultural Big Lunch

Saturday 17 June

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Food

Cultural Exchange

Coventry War Memorial Park, behind the aviary; between the War Memorial Monument and the Children’s Play Area Join our Multicultural Big Lunch! We are trying to represent as many different languages and nationalities as possible to celebrate Coventry’s diversity, community cohesion and welcoming ethos. Bring food and drink to share – from your country if possible – a (ball) game, an object that represents your country. 

Contact: Coventrylanguagecafe@outlook.com
Website: www.meetup.com/The-Coventry-Language-Cafe

How to handle life’s challenges

Saturday 17 June

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

A look at the benefits of bringing spiritual values and meditation into our day. Presentation, question and answer session and guided meditation. Afterwards, we will continue the conversation over tea and biscuits. This is part of a series entitled Bringing Spirituality to Life, held in the same venue and at the same time on the third Saturday of each month.

Contact: Cherry Steinberg | 0247 622 3202 | 07852373691 | coventry@uk.brahmakumaris.org | The Friends Meeting House, Hill Street, CV1 4AH
 

Father’s Day Storytime (Foleshill Library)

Saturday 17 June

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Other

Come and hear a special story to celebrate Father’s Day. All under 8s to be accompanied by a responsible adult.


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

Bands in the Park

Saturday 17 June

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Music

Contact: Holbrooks Park

Stories and Crafts for children (Aldermoor Library)

Saturday 17 June

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

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

11 Million Reasons to Dance

Saturday 17 June

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Music

The Belgrade Theatre is proud to be hosting 11 Million Reasons to Dance, which accompanies the exhibition of the same name and is a special commission for Coventry, as part of People Dancing’s national programme to positively profile Deaf and Disabled people who dance. Tickets: £6.50   Concessions: £5.50

Contact: The Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, CV1 1GS | 0247 684 6715 
Website: www.belgrade.co.uk | f: The Belgrade Coventry | t: @BelgradeTheatre

19 June 2017

English Sessions

Monday 19 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 19 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

Celebrating Refugee Week

Monday 19 June

10:00am - 5:00pm

Cultural Exchange

The Belgrade Theatre is proud to be celebrating Refugee Week. View our Refugee Week exhibition in the Burbidge Gallery, displaying work created by our local community and watch a short film on our plasma screens featuring work with our theatre group participants exploring the themes of ‘home’ and ‘belonging’. 

Contact: Shiasta Hussain | shussain@belgrade.co.uk | 0247 684 6715 | The Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, CV1 1GS
Website: www.belgrade.co.uk | f: www.facebook.com/BelgradeTheatreCoventry | t: @BelgradeTheatre

Colour me Calm (Aldermoor Library)

Monday 19 June

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Health & Wellbeing

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

Colour me Calm (Foleshill Library)

Monday 19 June

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Health & Wellbeing

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

Activity Club for Children (Aldermoor Library)

Monday 19 June

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

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

iHablamos Espagnol!

Monday 19 June

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Come along for a taster in speaking Spanish with our Spanish conversation group, finding out about Spanish culture. Try some Spanish food and join in the quiz! Display on Spanish history, literature and film during the fortnight.

Contact: 0247 678 6970 | earlsdon.library@coventry.gov.uk | Earlsdon Library, Earlsdon Avenue North, CV5 6FZ

Archery

Monday 19 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

Dementia Café (Alzheimer’s Society)

Monday 19 June

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

The Dementia Café provides information about living with dementia and other services available locally, in an informal and comfortable environment. A Dementia Café is also a place to relax, socialise and meet other people with dementia and their carers. The Dementia Café is held every third Monday monthly.

 

Contact: The Hope Cafe, Sparkbrook Street, Hillfields, CV1 5LB

20 June 2017

Welcome Coffee Morning (Foleshill Library)

Tuesday 20 June

9:00am - 11:00am

Cultural Exchange

Come and have a look at the wide selection of books available in different languages, have a cup of tea and coffee with us whilst you choose your books.

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

Employment Support Activities

Tuesday 20 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

PCSO Workshop

Tuesday 20 June

10:00am - 12:00pm

Other

Meet your local PCSO (Police Community Support Officer) and have a friendly chat about safety in your area.

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

Stay and Play (Foleshill library)

Tuesday 20 June

10:00am - 11:00am

Music

Cultural Exchange

For under 4s and their parents. Come along and join rhymes from around the world.

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

We came to Willenhall (Willenhall Library)

Tuesday 20 June

10:00am - 12:00pm

Cultural Exchange

We came to Willenhall is a project running in the library and the Hagard Centre, where you can share your stories of how you came to live and work in Willenhall. Run in conjunction with Willenhall Local History Group. For all ages, refreshments provided.

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

English Conversation Group (Stoke Library)

Tuesday 20 June

10:00am - 11:00am

Other

Informal chat and conversation group.

Contact: 0274 678 6990 | stoke.library@coventry.gov.uk | Stoke Library, Kingsway, CV2 4EA

Active Citizen Coffee Morning

Tuesday 20 June

10:00am - 11:00am

Other

Community-led coffee morning with local residents and volunteers of Hillfields, with the aim of forming a community task force to tackle and resolve problems in the area. This project will give the old and new local communities the feeling of belonging, improve relationships and create a sense of pride in the area.

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

Literary Trail

Tuesday 20 June

10:00am - 12:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Walking this trail you will discover some of the many connections over the centuries between central Coventry and some very famous writers. We start and finish at the statue of Lady Godiva in Broadgate (CV1 1NF). Coventry Literary Trail booklet. Anyone interested should contact Eleanor by email.

Contact: Eleanor Nesbitt | nesbitt.eleanor@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ces/research/wreru/aboutus/ staff/en/

Rhymetime for pre-school children (Aldermoor Library)

Tuesday 20 June

10:00am - 11:00am

Music

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

Mamta Antenatal Sessions

Tuesday 20 June

10:00am - 12:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Mamta works with health professionals on improving the health of women and their infants before, during and after pregnancy. We support women in a culturally sensitive way, particularly those from ethnic backgrounds.

Contact: Paramjeet Bassan  | paramjeet.bassan@fwt.org.uk | 0247 663 7693 | 70-72 Elmsdale Avenue, Foleshill, CV6 6ES 
Website: www.fwt.org.uk | f: www.facebook.com/FWTCov | t: @fwtCov

Workshop catered for people from any culture and background

Tuesday 20 June

10:00am - 1:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Run by professionals. Topic covered: Health, Physical and Mental wellbeing, ways to minimise stress and anxiety and Life fulfilment through confidence building run by Sikh coaching team.

Contact: 0247 663 8754 | baljeetbahra@sahilproject.co.uk | Sahil Project, 449 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AQ
Website: www.sahilproject.co.uk

Syrian life stories

Tuesday 20 June

10:00am - 11:00am

Cultural Exchange

To raise awareness of Syrian culture and Refugee issues, Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre is arranging awareness sessions during assemblies at Sidney Stringer Academy. Young people will have the opportunity to ask questions about Refugees from Syria and hear real life stories. Not open to General public.

Healthy Walks (Foleshill Library)

Tuesday 20 June

12:00pm - 12:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Want to see more of your local area whilst improving your health, getting back into exercise and meeting new friends? Come along and join for free. 

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

Our Place Here – Materials, Makings and Memories

Tuesday 20 June

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

Linking to Refugee Week, this talk by artists from TheVERYidea brings together creative experiences from their recent community art project in the city. The artists will discuss co- creating art with local residents’ stories and memories relating to the city’s history of migration. 

Contact: Jessica Pinson | jessica.pinson@culturecoventry.com | The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
Website: www.theherbert.org | f: theherbert | t: @The_Herbert

 

English Sessions

Tuesday 20 June

1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

Weaving Group (Foleshill Library)

Tuesday 20 June

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Always wanted to weave? Come along and learn how to weave with our friendly Weaving Group.

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

Rhymetime for pre-school children (Stoke Library)

Tuesday 20 June

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Music

Contact: 0274 678 6990 | stoke.library@coventry.gov.uk | Stoke Library, Kingsway, CV2 4EA

Community food growing taster Session

Tuesday 20 June

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Food

Come down and get an introduction to community food growing. Run by The Pod, Food Union is a programme which aims to bring people together around fair, healthy and sustainable food production.

Contact: Chris Maughan | 0753 115 4167 | chris.maughan@coventry.gov.uk | The POD, 1a Lamb Street, CV1 4AE
Website: www.facebook.com/foodunionista

Chess Club (Stoke Library)

Tuesday 20 June

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Other

For beginners to grand masters under 16s.

Contact: 0274 678 6990 | stoke.library@coventry.gov.uk | Stoke Library, Kingsway, CV2 4EA

21 June 2017

English Sessions

Wednesday 21 June

9:00am - 9:00am

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

Just4me Women’s weekly activities

Wednesday 21 June

9:00am - 11:00am

Arts & Crafts

Health & Wellbeing

Join us for some me-time, just relaxing and sharing in activities you enjoy. Activities include cooking, knitting, sewing, cake decorating, card making and other craft activities. Make friends and enjoy some refreshments. 

Contact: 07720633839 | 0247 663 2877 | St Peter's Centre, Charles Street, CV1 5NP

Chill and Chat

Wednesday 21 June

10:00am - 12:00pm

Music

A way for participants to express themselves and socialise with others in a fun and supportive group. Everyone is welcome whether you sing or not.

Contact: 07850484849 | info@ekta-unity.org | Ekta Unity Group, c/o St Paul's Church, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ

All Levels Singing (Coventry Adult Education Service)

Wednesday 21 June

10:00am - 12:00pm

Music

An Adult Education All Levels singing class will run from 10.00am to 12.00 noon. The class will put on a performance at 11.00am for anyone who wishes to come along.

Contact: Salvation Army Hall, Upper Well Street, CV1 4AG | Michael Melbourne | michael.melbourne@coventry.gov.uk | 0247 661 1878
Website: www.coventry.gov.uk/adulted

Luncheon/Day Centre Project

Wednesday 21 June

10:00am - 3:00pm

Food

Health & Wellbeing

Hope in Unity (HiU) is a Day Centre/Luncheon project for Black elders 60 years and above. We offer good conversation/discussions and a variety of activities that stimulate the mind and body and feed your soul. We provide freshly cooked nutritional healthy Caribbean food, all for a small fee.

Contact: Evadne Healey | 07968438097| evadne@hopeinunity.org | Hope in Unity, St Paul's Community Hall, Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ

Syrian life stories

Wednesday 21 June

10:00am - 11:00am

Cultural Exchange

To raise awareness of Syrian culture and Refugee issues, Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre is arranging awareness sessions during assemblies at Sidney Stringer Academy. Young people will have the opportunity to ask questions about Refugees from Syria and hear real life stories. Not open to General public.

Musical Rhymetime

Wednesday 21 June

11:00am - 11:00am

Music

Come to our musical Rhymetime to sing songs, play musical instruments, have fun and celebrate the international festival Fête de la Musique 2017. Aimed at 0-4 year olds. 

Contact: 0247 683 2314 | central.library@coventry.gov.uk | Central Library, Smithford Way, CV1 1FY

Basic IT Sessions

Wednesday 21 June

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Other

For women only. 

We will help and support you to learn how to use a computer and internet. Create your own e-mail account and learn to use it. Search the internet and access public services. Look for jobs and apply for jobs.

Contact: Tirth Hyare | tirth.hyare@fwt.org.uk | 0247 663 7693 | 70-72 Elmsdale Avenue, Foleshill, CV6 6ES 
Website: www.fwt.org.uk | f: www.facebook.com/FWTCov | t: @fwtCov

Chill and Chat

Wednesday 21 June

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Music

A way for participants to express themselves and socialise with others in a fun and supportive group. Everyone is welcome whether you sing or not.

Contact: 07850484849 | info@ekta-unity.org | Ekta Unity Group, c/o St Paul's Church, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ

Arts Gymnasium

Wednesday 21 June

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Fun theatre sessions for Over 50s. Join us at the Hagard Community Centre for our fun weekly sessions promoting positive well-being through imagination and movement. Build your confidence, meet new people and have fun! First session FREE.
Repeat events every Wednesday, 2pm – 4pm, on 14, 21 & 28 June.

Contact: Natalie Cook | 0247 693 9492 | natalie.cook@ageukcoventry.org.uk | Alice Williams | 0247 684 6741 | awilliams@belgrade.co.uk | The Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, CV1 1GS | Shiasta Hussain | shussain@belgrade.co.uk
Website: www.belgrade.co.uk | f: www.facebook.com/BelgradeTheatreCoventry | t: @BelgradeTheatre

Our Life on the Breadline – Faith, Politics and Poverty

Wednesday 21 June

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Cultural Exchange

This meeting, arranged by our Faith and Peaceful Relations Forum, will be led by our Research Fellow, Dr Chris Shannahan, and Niall Cooper, national director of Church Action on Poverty.  The Faith and Peaceful Relations Forum provides a space where people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, perspectives and faith traditions can reflect together on their experience of the relationship between faith and conflict, faith and peacebuilding, faith and discrimination, faith and inclusion and faith and social justice. To find out more about the Forum and this event, visit www. fprforum.coventry.ac.uk/

Contact: Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations, Coventry University (GE136 - George Elliott Building), Priory Street, CV1 5FB

Hillz Children and Young People’s Project

Wednesday 21 June

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Hillz Children and Young People’s Project provides fun activities and radio taster sessions for young people aged 10-18. We offer introduction to radio training, music production, lyric or poem writing and beat making. The activities support community cohesion, bringing young people together from diverse cultural backgrounds. Young people are given the opportunity to create LIVE radio shows. No need to book!

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

Fallen Angels Fundraising Charity Gig

Wednesday 21 June

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Food

Music

Supported by the headlining act The Fallen Angels, and Coventry’s communities. Live music, dance and entertainment, hot food and bar. Everyone is giving their time and energy for free to raise essential funds for the Coventry Destitution Fund, which helps Coventry’s most vulnerable people. Tickets: £10.00 each. Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street, CV1 5ED

Contact: Dimitri Kafizas | 07857830546 | dimitrik@covrefugee.org / Abdulmunem Radwan | 07478348347 | abdulmunemr@covrefugee.org | Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre, 15 Bishop Street, CV1 1HU
Website: www.covrefugee.org

Sing Global Harmony!

Wednesday 21 June

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Music

Cultural Exchange

Join WorldSong Community Choir and musical director Una May Olomolaiye to learn songs from around the world in original languages. No singing experience necessary, no need to read music as all songs are taught by ear. FREE! 

Contact: info@worldsong.co.uk | Earlsdon Methodist Church, Albany Road, Earlsdon, CV5 6NF
Website: www.worldsong.co.uk | f: www.facebook.com/worldsongcoventry | t: @WorldSongChoir

22 June 2017

Multicultural Rhymetime (Foleshill Library)

Thursday 22 June

9:59am - 10:00am

Music

Cultural Exchange

For under 4s and their parents. Come along and join in rhymes from around the world.

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

Speaking Group (Foleshill Library)

Thursday 22 June

9:00am - 2:00pm

Other

Come along to enjoy this basic conversation group. Boost your English language speaking skills. It is open to everyone, free to attend, with new members always welcome.

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

Stay and Play

Thursday 22 June

9:00am - 10:00am

Health & Wellbeing

For under 4s and their parents. Come along and join rhymes from around the world.

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

Events arranged by Ekta-Unity Group

Thursday 22 June

10:00am - 12:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Crochet for Wellbeing 
You can do it, it’s never too late! Learn to crochet session for beginners. Just bring yourself, we’ve got hooks and wool. Come and join our friendly group – all abilities from novices to experts sharing their skills. Everyone, regardless of age, welcome.

Knitting for Wellbeing
You can do it, it’s never too late! Learn to knit session for beginners. Just bring yourself, we’ve got needles and wool. Come and join our friendly group – all abilities from novices to experts sharing their skills. Everyone, regardless of age, welcome.

Contact: 07850484849 | info@ekta-unity.org | Ekta Unity Group, c/o St Paul's Church, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ
Website: www.ekta-unity.org

Around the World Rhymetime (Willenhall Library)

Thursday 22 June

10:00am - 11:00am

Music

Cultural Exchange

Join us for a special Rhymetime of global songs and music. For children aged 0-4, all under 8 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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

Rhymetime for pre-school children (Hillfields Library)

Thursday 22 June

10:00am - 11:00am

Music

 

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

Syrian life stories

Thursday 22 June

10:00am - 11:00am

Cultural Exchange

To raise awareness of Syrian culture and Refugee issues, Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre is arranging awareness sessions during assemblies at Sidney Stringer Academy. Young people will have the opportunity to ask questions about Refugees from Syria and hear real life stories. Not open to General public.

Dholki Class @ Sahil Project

Thursday 22 June

11:00am - 1:00pm

Music

Learn easy steps how to play Dholki.
 

Contact: 0247 663 8754 | baljeetbahra@sahilproject.co.uk | Sahil Project, 449 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AQ
Website: www.sahilproject.co.uk

Mobile creativity: pathways to human development in the city (Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies, University of Warwick)

Thursday 22 June

11:00am - 5:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

Mobile Creativity is a public exhibition of student research (film, photography, text and installation), which explores how the city’s ‘temporary’ residents (or visitors) might contribute to the city’s urban culture. 

Contact: Jonathan Vickery | j.p.vickery@warwick.ac.uk | 07411654139 | City Arcadia Gallery, 32 City Arcade, CV1 3HW
Website: www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/theatre_s/cp/applying/taught/aed/ | f: www.facebook.com/mobilecreativity/

English Sessions

Thursday 22 June

1:00pm - 3:00pm

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

Rhymetime for pre-school children (Stoke Library)

Thursday 22 June

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Music

Contact: 0274 678 6990 | stoke.library@coventry.gov.uk | Stoke Library, Kingsway, CV2 4EA

Coventry Live Poets

Thursday 22 June

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Music

Cultural Exchange

Your chance to hear and meet Coventry Live Poets in Cheylesmore library.

Contact: 0247 678 6966 | cheylesmore.library@coventry.gov.uk | Cheylesmore Library, Poitiers Road, CV3 5JX

Job Club sessions

Thursday 22 June

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Other

Come to the WATCH Centre if you are looking for work or you want to change your career to receive our specialist support, advice and guidance. We will help to build your CV, Cover Letter, Application forms etc.

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

Free Football sessions (Valley House)

Thursday 22 June

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Open to anyone aged between 16 and 29 years. Time to have a kick about, meet new people, have fun, get active and embrace your inner Ronaldo! Just turn up in your trainers or Astros – no studded football boots please.

Contact: Moat House Leisure Centre, Winston Avenue, CV2 1EA

Teddy Bears Picnic

Thursday 22 June

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Food

Arts & Crafts

Come to the park with your bear and your picnic. Attractions will include: Hunt the bear; Bear face painting; Bear creative activities; Make a bear workshop; Bear colouring competition. Certificates and prizes to be awarded.

Contact: Friends of Spencer Park | Spencer Park, Spencer Avenue, CV5 6NP | friendsofspencerpark@gmail.com
Website: www.friendsofspencerpark.org | www.facebook.com/FriendsofSpencerPark

Hillz Children and Young People’s Project

Thursday 22 June

3:00pm - 6:00pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Hillz Children and Young People’s Project provides fun activities and radio taster sessions for young people aged 10-18. We offer introduction to radio training, music production, lyric or poem writing and beat making. The activities support community cohesion, bringing young people together from diverse cultural backgrounds. Young people are given the opportunity to create LIVE radio shows. No need to book!

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

Laptops and Multicultural Arts and Crafts Session (Foleshill Library)

Thursday 22 June

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Come along and use a laptop to do your homework, listen to music or play games. For young people aged 8 and over. Explore diverse cultures through the arts/crafts session.

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

Africa Themed Crafts Session (Caludon Castle School and Community Library)

Thursday 22 June

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

Join us for an Africa themed crafts session. (Suitable for 4-12 year olds)

Contact: 0247 678 8300 | caludon.library@coventry.gov.uk | Caludon Castle School and Community Library, Axholme Road, CV2 5BD

23 June 2017

Health and Wellbeing Sessions

Friday 23 June

10:00am - 12:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Health & Wellbeing

For women only.

Free activities each week including craft sessions, Health Cooking, Quilling, Nail Art and Hand Massage, Jewellery making, Knitting, Weaving, Rangoli, Designing your own cards and many  more. Refreshments included.

Contact: 0247 663 7693 | 70-72 Elmsdale Avenue, Foleshill, CV6 6ES
Website: www.fwt.org.uk | f: www.facebook.com/FWTCov | t: @fwtCov

Stay and Play (Foleshill library)

Friday 23 June

10:00am - 11:00am

Music

Cultural Exchange

For under 4s and their parents. Come along and join rhymes from around the world.

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

Rhymetime for pre-school children (Hillfields Library)

Friday 23 June

10:00am - 11:00am

Music

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

Industrial Trail

Friday 23 June

10:00am - 12:00pm

Cultural Exchange

This is a roughly circular walk, mainly in the city centre but including the Canal Basin and a number of other locations connected with some of Coventry’s craftsmen, designers and manufacturers. Anyone interested should contact Eleanor by email.

Contact: Eleanor Nesbitt | nesbitt.eleanor@yahoo.co.uk | Coventry Leisure Centre, Fairfax Street, CV1 5RY
Website: www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ces/research/wreru/ aboutus/staff/en/

Arts Gymnasium – Living Well

Friday 23 June

11:00am - 1:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Fun theatre session for over 50s. Join us at the Belgrade for our fun weekly sessions, promoting positive well-being through imagination and movement. For people with memory impairments and/or living with early stage dementia. Please contact Natalie to book your place.

Contact: Natalie Cook | 0247 693 9492 | natalie.cook@ageukcoventry.org.uk | Alice Williams | 0247 684 6741 | awilliams@belgrade.co.uk | The Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, CV1 1GS | Shiasta Hussain | shussain@belgrade.co.uk
Website: www.belgrade.co.uk | f: www.facebook.com/BelgradeTheatreCoventry | t: @BelgradeTheatre

What does it mean to be a Coventrian? (Coventry Irish Society)

Friday 23 June

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Cultural Exchange

We will be holding a workshop for people to talk about their memories of the city: lunch will be provided. This is part of our oral history project – Irish Heart, Coventry Home, which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Contact: Ciaran Davis | ciaran.davis@covirishsoc.org.uk | 07933308109 | Coventry Irish Society, Floor 3, Coventry Point, Market Way, CV1 1EA
Website: www.coventryirishsociety.org.uk | f: /coventry.irish | t: @coventryirish

 

Colour Yourself Calm for adults (Stoke Library)

Friday 23 June

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Health & Wellbeing

Contact: 0274 678 6990 | stoke.library@coventry.gov.uk | Stoke Library, Kingsway, CV2 4EA

Colouring Session for under 16s (Stoke Library)

Friday 23 June

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Contact: 0274 678 6990 | stoke.library@coventry.gov.uk | Stoke Library, Kingsway, CV2 4EA

Hillz Children and Young People’s Project

Friday 23 June

3:00pm - 8:00pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Hillz Children and Young People’s Project provides fun activities and radio taster sessions for young people aged 10-18. We offer introduction to radio training, music production, lyric or poem writing and beat making. The activities support community cohesion, bringing young people together from diverse cultural backgrounds. Young people are given the opportunity to create LIVE radio shows. No need to book!

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

Handa’s Surprise Interactive Storytime (Willenhall Library)

Friday 23 June

4:00pm - 4:00pm

Other

Come and join in this fun interactive storytime. For children aged 4-12 years. All under 8 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  

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

Homework help (Foleshill Library)

Friday 23 June

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Other

Get help with your homework and advice from friendly staff in the library.

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

Meet your neighbourhood police officers

Friday 23 June

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Other

As part of Longford Cultural Festival, officers from the Longford Team will be present for engagement opportunities. 

Contact: longford@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk | St Laurence's Church Hall, Old Church Road, Bell Green, CV6 7ED
Website: www.west-midlands.police.uk/your-local-police/coventry

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