Positive Images Festival

Programme

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Friday, 5 July 2019

Save the Planet from Plastic Pollution (SAVERS/Rotary)

5 July — 1 December

10:00am — 3:00pm

Exhibitions

Holy Trinity Church, Broadgate, CV1 5EX 

 

An exhibition of posters and plastic recycled models produced by participating schools. 

From 1st July to December.

 

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Positive FarGo (Positive Images Festival in association with FarGo Village)

14 July

11:00am — 5:00pm

Food

Music

Arts & Crafts

Fargo Village Far Gosford Street, CV1 5ED 

11.00am – 4.00pm 20 plus stalls promoting vegan¸ green, animal welfare and local community organisations 

12.00 noon - 5.00pm Music and Dance outside The Box (Inside if raining) 

Positive Images Festival and FarGo traders and businesses are offering two days of FREE events and activities for all the family. Lots of activities will be available in all the shops in Fargo Village as well as the opportunity to visit shops and make purchases from the fantastic range of products and goods available. In addition there will be a two day community fair, poetry events in the Big Comfy Bookshop and Real Ale and Craft beers in the Twisted Barrel along with acoustic music on both days. 

Programme of events

Join us for two afternoons of music, dance, poetry and drama.

Saturday 13th July

12noon - Sahyedri Indian Dancers
12.30pm - Interview with Jan Richardson
1-1.30pm - Jan Richardson
1.30-2pm - Indigo Arts performance
2-2.30pm - Interview with Those Fantastic Things
2.30-3pm - Those Fantastic Things
3-4pm - Kizomba Coventry Dancers
Sahyedri Indian Dancers
4-4.30pm - Interview with Nikki Loy
4.30-5pm - Nikki Loy

MUSIC in the Twisted Barrel Brewery Tap

12.30pm and 2.30pm - Ace Ambrose
1.30pm and 3.30pm - Monkey Whispers

Poetry Event in Backhaus and Co  - which is a large café next to the Twisted d Barrel

Doors Open 4pm Close 8pm
4.35-4.50 - Casey Bailey - is a writer and educator, who aims to shine light on the darkness.
4.55-5.05 - Sujana Upadhyay - is a bilingual poet, playwright and researcher, whose work mainly explores human relationships (in particular the dysfunctional kind) and our interconnectedness with nature.
5.10-5.20 - Liz Jolly - is a feminist, a lover of nature, books, family, learning and living – and reluctant to call herself a poet (but honoured to accept the title).
5.25-5.40 - Stephen Lightbown - is a poet/spoken word artist, wheelchair user and disability rights champion who was born in Blackburn and now lives in Bristol.
5.45-6.00 - Matt Black - is a joyful mischief maker, an entertainer, former Derbyshire Poet Laureate (2011-13)…and today he is the dog-poet. 
20 minute interval
6.30-6.40 - Ann Atkins - is a poet with a down to earth, relatable take on life, who speaks to the audience with a generous sprinkling of humour.
6.45-6.55  -Adam Smith - is a professional poet and performer, delivering earnest observations and outbursts through his words, wonderings and lyrics.
7.00-7.15 - Peter Raynard - is a poet whose debut collection 'Precarious' was published by Smokestack Books in 2018.
7.20-7.35 - Nafeesa Hamid - is a British Pakistani poet and playwright based in Birmingham whose work covers taboo themes, using personal experience as a basis for her writing.
7.40-8.00  -OPEN MIC

 

Sunday 14th July

12noon - Sahyedri Indian Dancers
Vegan Arts Performance Piece
12.15-12.30pm - Interview with Garfield Mayor
12.30-1pm - Garfield Mayor
1-1.30pm - Interview with Jake Rizzo
1.30-2pm - Jake Rizzo
2-2.30pm - Coventry Morrismen
Interview with Joel Drake
2.30-3pm - Joel Drake
3-3.30pm-  Interview with Natalie Holmes
3.30-4pm - Natalie Holmes
4-4.30pm - Coventry Morrismen

Flyer (PDF)

Friday, 19 July 2019

Farmers’ Market

19 July

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

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Coventry Green Drinks (Giving Time And Solutions Ltd)

25 July

5:30pm — 8:30pm

Cultural Exchange

Drapers, Earl Street, CV1 5RU 

Do you: 

1. Work in the green /environmental sector? 

2. Have an interest in sustainability? 

3. Want to live a more natural, healthy lifestyle? 

Come along and socialise with like-minded people at COVENTRY GREEN DRINKS! 

E-mail if you might attend/are attending. 
 

Giving Time And Solutions Ltd
Registered Office: The TechnoCentre, Coventry University Technology park, Puma Way, CV1 2TT
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.greendrinks.org/Coventry
Contact: Tripta

 

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Coventry Community Fusion Festival (West Midlands Police)

27 July

10:00am — 6:00pm

Music

Cultural Exchange

Broadgate, City Centre

Calling all young people… Come and find out about the fantastic range of activities and services on offer from different organisations in Coventry. Attractions on the day include: Live performances – singing and dancing; face painting; information stalls. 
Also free food and refreshments! 

West Midlands Police 

Little Park Street, CV1 2JX 

Mobile: 07391 019 817 

Website: www.westmidlandspolice.co.uk 

Contact: Wayne Pamire 

Email: [email protected]

Stoke Heritage Trail (Stoke Local History Group in association with Stoke Community Library)

27 July

10:30am — 2:30pm

Other

Stoke Local History Group presents a guided walk around the recently created Stoke Heritage Trail, exploring aspects of Ball Hill, Stoke Park, Stoke Green and Bray’s Lane.

We start and finish at Stoke Community Library. Morning walk at 10.30am or afternoon walk at 1.30pm available.

Booking essential. Contact Stoke Library to book a place.

Tel: 024 7678 6990 or email: [email protected]

 

 

Colour Me Write - City of Culture 2021 workshop

27 July

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

3 x 3 hr stand alone workshops to be held at the central library on the following dates:

Saturday 27th July 2019
Saturday 7th September 2019
Saturday 28th September 2019

workshops from 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Materials (paper, pens, paint, brushes, canvases etc...) and refreshments provided.

The workshop brings two artists together using two different mediums; written word in the form of poetry and the use of colour in the form of paint on canvas.
Participants will create a written piece that will then be used as the inspiration for an art work. Participants do not need to be 'good' at writing or art, everyone is welcome to come along and be creative in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

Kate Severn Hills is an artist working with mixed media in 2 and 3D. Kate runs art and craft workshops assisting participants in exploring their dormant creative side and encouraging passion in the arts with new found skills.

Emilie Lauren Jones is a published poet and regular performer of poetry. Emilie runs monthly poetry workshops at Central library, Coventry. In 2018, she completed an MA in Creative Writing at The University of Birmingham. 

 
WORKSHOPS ARE FREE BUT BOOKING REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR PLACE. 

"if you wish to reserve a place on  a workshop please email    [email protected] and state which workshop and which date or dates you want a place for".

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

28 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: [email protected]

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Celebrate Diversity with Nature – Breaking the Barriers Workshops (Positive Images Festival)

8 August

11:00am — 2:30pm

Health & Wellbeing

Sherbourne Valley Allotments, CV5 8DH 

Led by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Environmental and Me Team and Simon Watts, 

Wild Presentation.

Thursdays 8th August

From 11.00am to 2.30pm

People who attend will be making some traditional crafts (totem pole, dream catchers with willow and journey sticks). The hope is that the totem pole will be added to by each group and will become the central display piece for all the work to hang off. This will be led by the Environment and Me Team at WWT. They will be working with Simon Watts from Wild Presentations who will be showing people how to make the best use of their smart phone cameras and how to break the traditions of photography to get some great photos (shooting into the sun for example) – which again we will display. We will also have a small video booth set up to capture people’s favourite green spaces and why they are important to them to turn into a short clip that can be shown!  

Booking Recommended
Email email: [email protected]

Tel: 07986 321820

 

Friday, 16 August 2019

Art and Yoga Summer Worksops City of Culture 2021

16 August

6:00pm — 8:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Health & Wellbeing

Workshop Leaders Russ Berry and Hedd Williams

Friday August 16th

Three Workshops   All 6pm - 8pm

Friends Meeting House, Hill Street Coventry  CV1 4AN

A guided exploration of movement and form, combining expressive drawing and yoga.
You will have the opportunity to unlock your artistic creativity and to learn basic yoga postures in a relaxed and peaceful setting.
The sessions will begin and end with a short group meditation to set the tone. 
No previous knowledge is required, but participants should be 16+ and reasonably fit. All art and yoga materials provided, but feel free to bring your own yoga mat if you wish. Please wear loose comfortable clothing.

Booking Recommended email: [email protected]

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Multicultural Community Fair (Lions Club of Coventry Godiva)

18 August

11:00am — 5:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Daimler Green Community Centre, 48 Highley Drive, Daimler Green, Radford, CV6 3LR 
 

Come and enjoy vibrant and varied entertainment; sample different cuisine and watch cookery demonstrations; visit craft stalls and stalls selling food from around the world; take part in turban and sari tying workshop. Also included: sport and children’s activities. The organizers would be delighted if people could wear their national dress on the day, but if not just come as you are! 

Lions Club of Coventry Godiva

Contact MR Girish Parekh

Website: www.godivalions.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

 

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Singing and Drumming Workshops City of Culture 2021

24 August

10:00am — 12:00pm

Music

Cultural Exchange

Workshop Leaders:   Mahendra Patel and Fran Egan Kelly

Saturday 24th August,  Saturday 31st August and Sunday 8th September
All 10.00am – 12noon 
All Shop Front Theatre, City Centre


Positive images commissions Kadence Music with Fran Egan Kelly.  These  workshops will be singing and hand drumming to produce 3 timeless songs well known for their social impact around the world.  
Fran has been singing for many years both national and international ranging from Jazz/pop/gospel and now producing her own original material.
Kadence Music – Mahandra Patel has been playing hand drums for over 30yrs, mixing different styles from around the world. Especially known for his ability to play by ear for show/gigs without any rehearsals. Working within Coventry communities delivering workshops enabling all people to have a go and play some great music.
Booking Recommended:   Email: [email protected]

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

25 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: [email protected]

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Singing and Drumming Workshops City of Culture 2021

31 August

10:00am — 12:00pm

Music

Cultural Exchange

Workshop Leaders:   Mahendra Patel and Fran Egan Kelly

Saturday 31st August and Sunday 8th September
All 10.00am – 12noon 
All Shop Front Theatre, City Centre


Positive images commissions Kadence Music with Fran Egan Kelly.  These  workshops will be singing and hand drumming to produce 3 timeless songs well known for their social impact around the world.  
Fran has been singing for many years both national and international ranging from Jazz/pop/gospel and now producing her own original material.
Kadence Music – Mahandra Patel has been playing hand drums for over 30yrs, mixing different styles from around the world. Especially known for his ability to play by ear for show/gigs without any rehearsals. Working within Coventry communities delivering workshops enabling all people to have a go and play some great music.
Booking Recommended:   Email: [email protected]

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Colour Me Write Workshop City of Culture 2021

7 September

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Workshops to be held at the central library on the following dates:

Saturday 7th September 2019
Saturday 28th September 2019

workshops from 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Materials (paper, pens, paint, brushes, canvases etc...) and refreshments provided.

The workshop brings two artists together using two different mediums; written word in the form of poetry and the use of colour in the form of paint on canvas.
Participants will create a written piece that will then be used as the inspiration for an art work. Participants do not need to be 'good' at writing or art, everyone is welcome to come along and be creative in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

Kate Severn Hills is an artist working with mixed media in 2 and 3D. Kate runs art and craft workshops assisting participants in exploring their dormant creative side and encouraging passion in the arts with new found skills.

Emilie Lauren Jones is a published poet and regular performer of poetry. Emilie runs monthly poetry workshops at Central library, Coventry. In 2018, she completed an MA in Creative Writing at The University of Birmingham. 

 
WORKSHOPS ARE FREE BUT BOOKING REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR PLACE. 

"if you wish to reserve a place on  a workshop please email    [email protected] and state which workshop and which date or dates you want a place for".

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Singing and Drumming workshops City of Culture 2021

8 September

10:00am — 12:00pm

Music

Cultural Exchange

Workshop Leaders:   Mahendra Patel and Fran Egan Kelly

Sunday 8th September

All 10.00am – 12noon 
All Shop Front Theatre, City Centre


Positive images commissions Kadence Music with Fran Egan Kelly.  These  workshops will be singing and hand drumming to produce 3 timeless songs well known for their social impact around the world.  
Fran has been singing for many years both national and international ranging from Jazz/pop/gospel and now producing her own original material.
Kadence Music – Mahandra Patel has been playing hand drums for over 30yrs, mixing different styles from around the world. Especially known for his ability to play by ear for show/gigs without any rehearsals. Working within Coventry communities delivering workshops enabling all people to have a go and play some great music.
Booking Recommended:   Email: [email protected]

Monday, 16 September 2019

Diversity Day (Ekta-Unity)

16 September

11:00am — 2:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Bringing local communities together to celebrate the richness of diversity and different cultures within our community. The event will include displays, information stalls, music, entertainment, light refreshments, etc. Admission: £2.00 

Ekta-Unity 

c/o St Paul’s Church, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ 

Mobile: 07477 877 517 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.ekta-unity.org 

facebook 
@ektaunitycoventry 

 

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Colour Me Write workshop City of Culture 2021

28 September

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Workshops to be held at the central library on the following dates:

Saturday 28th September 2019

workshops from 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Materials (paper, pens, paint, brushes, canvases etc...) and refreshments provided.

The workshop brings two artists together using two different mediums; written word in the form of poetry and the use of colour in the form of paint on canvas.
Participants will create a written piece that will then be used as the inspiration for an art work. Participants do not need to be 'good' at writing or art, everyone is welcome to come along and be creative in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

Kate Severn Hills is an artist working with mixed media in 2 and 3D. Kate runs art and craft workshops assisting participants in exploring their dormant creative side and encouraging passion in the arts with new found skills.

Emilie Lauren Jones is a published poet and regular performer of poetry. Emilie runs monthly poetry workshops at Central library, Coventry. In 2018, she completed an MA in Creative Writing at The University of Birmingham. 

 
WORKSHOPS ARE FREE BUT BOOKING REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR PLACE. 

"if you wish to reserve a place on  a workshop please email    [email protected] and state which workshop and which date or dates you want a place for".

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

29 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: [email protected]

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

27 October

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: [email protected]

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

24 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: [email protected]

Sunday, 22 December 2019

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

22 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: [email protected]