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)

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Coventry City of Culture 2021 - Workshops Celebration

14 September

6:30pm — 9:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Saturday 14th September
Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry CV5 6JQ

PROGRAMME
6.30pm Doors Open for Exhibition viewing
7.00pm Welcome and Introduction
7.05pm Poetry from the Workshops led by Emilie Lauren Jones and Kate Hills
7.20pm Dance Performance to be announced
7.30pm More performances from the Workshops
8.00pm Food and Refreshments and Exhibition Viewings
8.30pm Performance by The Sojourners

The Sojourners - husband and wife duo, Andy and Bobbie Lord. Performing covers and original songs with a message. Between them they sing and play guitar, ukelele, cajon and harmonica. They enjoy playing local open mics, gigs and festivals. 
Facebook pages:
Sojournersmusic
blordmusic
andylordmusic
9.00pm Close

The doors open at 6.30pm with performances and exhibitions arising from the 21 workshops that ran throughout the summer.  During the evening there will be  Chinese and Indian dance performances as well as a music from the local music duo - the Sojourners.


Everyone is welcome to come along  to the event and to view the work produced during the summer workshops  as well to see and hear some short performances from the workshop leaders and the participants. This will  include art, photography, writing, poetry, music and songs and much more 

Free snacks, sandwiches, samosas and refreshments will be available.
 

For More information Please contact.
Email    [email protected] 
Tel: 07986 321820
 

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Postive Images Planning meetings

3 October

12:30pm — 2:00pm

Cultural Exchange

The Festival planning meetings are held once a month in the Main Meeting Room, Coventry Central Library, Smithford Way, Coventry, CV1 1FY

All meetings start at 12.30 and finish at 2.00pm

Come and share your ideas at our planning meetings.

Dates of our meetings: 
3rd October
7th November
5th December
2nd January  (to be re-arranged)
6th February
5th March
2nd April
7th May
 

Friday, 4 October 2019

Poetry at the Tin

4 October

7:00pm — 10:00pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

An Evening Dedicated To The Memory Of Local Artist And Poet Leanne Bridgewater

FRIDAY 4TH OCTOBER 2019

THE TIN, 1-4 CANAL BASIN, ST NICHOLAS STREET, CV1 4HY

Doors open 7.00pm

Programme

7.15pm - Introduction and Welcome - Colin Scott, Chair: Positive Images Festival 

8.00pm - Local poets reading for Leanne Bridgewater presented by Raef Boylan.
Antony Owen, Emilie Lauren Jones, Adam Steiner, Barry Patterson, Kate Hills, Andrea Mbarushimana, Russ Berry, Raef Boylan and more.

8.00pm -Leanne Bridgewater - Elephant. Video by Alan Van Wijgerden and Music from John (Ossie) Oswin

8.05pm - Interval with food and performance by John (Ossie) Oswin

National Poets presented by Emilie Lauren Jones

8.30pm - Katie Hale

8.50pm  - Sarah Fletcher

9.10pm - Laura Potts

9.30pm - Liz Berry

10.00pm CLOSE

FREE FOOD. BAR AVAILABLE. CAR PARK AND ON STREET PARKING.

Liz Berry

Liz Berry was born in th e Black Country and now lives in Birmingham. Her first book of poems, Black Country (Chatto 2014), described as a ‘sooty, soaring hymn to her native West Midlands’ (Guardian) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, received a Somerset Maugham Award and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award and Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2014. Her pamphlet The Republic of Motherhood (Chatto, 2018) was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet choice and the title poem won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2018. www.lizberrypoetry.co,uk.   @MissLizBerry  
 

Laura Potts

Laura Potts is twenty-two years old and lives in West Yorkshire. Twice-recipient of the Foyle Young Poets Award and Lieder Poet at The University of Leeds, her work has appeared in Agenda, Prole and Poetry Salzburg Review.
Having worked at The Dylan Thomas Birthplace in Swansea, Laura was last year listed in The Oxford Brookes International Poetry Prize and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She also became one of The Poetry Business’ New Poets and a BBC New Voice for 2017. Laura’s first BBC radio drama aired at Christmas, and she received a commendation from The Poetry Society in 2018.

Katie Hale

Born in Cumbria, Katie Hale is a poet, freelance journalist and educator. She took part in Penguin Random House’s inaugural WriteNow scheme in 2018, has held Emerging Writer in Residence posts at Theatre by the Lake and Creative Futures Cumbria, and is currently working on an oral story-sharing project with the National Trust. 

Sarah Fletcher

Sarah Fletcher is an American-British poet currently living in London. Her poetry has been published in The Rialto, the London Magazine, and the Morning Star. She has been a Foyle Young Poet of the Year and a two-time recipient of the Christopher Tower Poetry Prize. Her first pamphlet, Kissing Angles, was published by Dead Ink Books in 2015 and was shortlisted for a Saboteur Award. 

LOCAL ARTISTS and FRIENDS OF LEANNE

Antony Owen; Barry Patterson; Andrea Mbarushimana; Adam Steiner; Plus John (Ossie) Oswin; Emilie Lauren Jones; Kate Hills; Russ Berry; Alan Van Wijgerden

 

 

Friday, 18 October 2019

Farmers’ Market

18 October

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

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]

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Coventry Green Drinks (Giving Time And Solutions Ltd)

31 October

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

 

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Positive Images Planning meetings

7 November

12:30pm — 2:00pm

Cultural Exchange

The Festival planning meetings are held once a month in the Main Meeting Room, Coventry Central Library, Smithford Way, Coventry, CV1 1FY

All meetings start at 12.30 and finish at 2.00pm

Come and share your ideas at our planning meetings.

Dates of our meetings: 
7th November
5th December
2nd January  (to be re-arranged)
6th February
5th March
2nd April
7th May

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]

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Positive Images Planning meetings

5 December

12:30pm — 2:00pm

Cultural Exchange

The Festival planning meetings are held once a month in the Main Meeting Room, Coventry Central Library, Smithford Way, Coventry, CV1 1FY

All meetings start at 12.30 and finish at 2.00pm

Come and share your ideas at our planning meetings.

Dates of our meetings: 
5th December
2nd January  (to be re-arranged)
6th February
5th March
2nd April
7th May

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]

Thursday, 2 January 2020

Positive Images Planning meetings

2 January

12:30pm — 2:00pm

Cultural Exchange

The Festival planning meetings are held once a month in the Main Meeting Room, Coventry Central Library, Smithford Way, Coventry, CV1 1FY

All meetings start at 12.30 and finish at 2.00pm

Come and share your ideas at our planning meetings.

Dates of our meetings: 
3rd October
7th November
5th December
2nd January  (to be re-arranged)
6th February
5th March
2nd April
7th May

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Positive Images Planning meetings

6 February

12:30pm — 2:00pm

Cultural Exchange

The Festival planning meetings are held once a month in the Main Meeting Room, Coventry Central Library, Smithford Way, Coventry, CV1 1FY

All meetings start at 12.30 and finish at 2.00pm

Come and share your ideas at our planning meetings.

Dates of our meetings: 
6th February
5th March
2nd April
7th May

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Positive Images Planning meetings

5 March

12:30pm — 2:00pm

Cultural Exchange

The Festival planning meetings are held once a month in the Main Meeting Room, Coventry Central Library, Smithford Way, Coventry, CV1 1FY

All meetings start at 12.30 and finish at 2.00pm

Come and share your ideas at our planning meetings.

Dates of our meetings: 
5th March
2nd April
7th May

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Positive Images Planning meetings

9 April

12:30pm — 1:45pm

Cultural Exchange

The Festival planning meetings are held once a month in the Main Meeting Room, Coventry Central Library, Smithford Way, Coventry, CV1 1FY

All meetings start at 12.30 and finish at 2.00pm

Come and share your ideas at our planning meetings.

Dates of our meetings: 

9th April from 12.30 to 1.45
7th May

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Positive Images Planning meetings

7 May

12:30pm — 2:00pm

Cultural Exchange

The Festival planning meetings are held once a month in the Main Meeting Room, Coventry Central Library, Smithford Way, Coventry, CV1 1FY

All meetings start at 12.30 and finish at 2.00pm

Come and share your ideas at our planning meetings.

Dates of our meetings: 

7th May