Positive Images Festival

Programme

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Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Positive Images Planning meetings

17 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: 

Tuesday 17th May   - Central Library
Tuesday 21st June
Tuesday 19 July
Tuesday 23rd August
Tuesday 20th September
Tuesday 18th October
Tuesday 22nd November
Tuesday 13th December
 

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Positive Images Planning meetings - online

19 May

12:30pm — 1:30pm

Cultural Exchange

All meetings start at 12.30 and finish at 1.30pm

Come and share your ideas at our planning meetings.

Dates of our meetings: 
 

Please email if you wish to attend?

Our email: positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com

Saturday, 21 May 2022

Poetry Meets Music

21 May

7:00pm — 10:00pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Finale of the Positive Images City of Culture 2021 Celebrations


7.00pm – 10.00pm  Saturday 21st May 2022
Tin Music and Arts, Canal Basin, CV1 
Doors Open 6.45pm   No booking required

A fantastic FREE celebration of music and poetry to celebrate Positive Images Festival’s City of Culture 2021 Celebrations
We will be joined by the fabulous Sarah Fletcher and Coventry’s own, and equally brilliant, Shahnaz Akhter. 
Plus: special guest performers from the local poetry and music scene bringing a stunning mix of melodies and spoken word. 
There will also be open mic slots for poets and musicians to book into on the night. 
 

Bar     Free Food   and on street parking
For more information (including accessibility queries)  or email positiveimagesfest@gmail.com
 

Sunday, 29 May 2022

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones - Central Libray

29 May

1:00pm — 3:10pm

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

1pm - 3:10pm on Sunday 29th May 2022. 

In Coventry Central library

If you have any questions then please ask. It will be great to see you all again. 

 Previous workshops can be found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrJ4fqe2XOPJo0R8QjaEjfA

Meet new people with an interest in poetry, share your work and learn new techniques for writing your own poems. No previous poetry experience is necessary!

For more information email: positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Create To Motivate presents Free Monthly Arts and Crafts Workshops

1 June

1:00pm — 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Come along, have fun and be creative and join our monthly FREE Arts and Crafts Workshops for Women

Wednesday 1st June
1 until 3pm and more to come in the new year.
Sessions held at the WATCH Centre, Victoria Street,
Hillfields, Coventry CV1 5LZ

All sessions are FREE and materials and refreshments will be provided.

For more information contact: Kate Hills tel: 07886 689416

Friday, 3 June 2022

Hillfields Readers Group Meeting

3 June

12:30pm — 2:00pm

Arts & Crafts

All meetings 12.30pm – 2.00pm at St Peter's Centre

Charles Street, Hillfields, Coventry

For more information email  hrgcov2005@yahoo.co.uk

Saturday, 4 June 2022

Hillfields Readers Group open day

4 June

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

Join the Hillfields Readers Group Open Day on Saturday 4th June and celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee.  An afternoon of poetry, dance, entertainment, crafts and storytelling

Imagination Cafes are back with Pru Porretta, Lady Godiva and a musician will be reading tales to celebrate the Jubilee so come along and join them for fantastic tales and stories.  

FREE Food and refreshments provided and a free book too!

PROGRAMME
1.00pm  Doors Open with food and refreshments
1.30pm   Poems -  read by members of the Hillfields Readers Group
               Craft Session with Kate Hills
1.45pm  Poetry reading by Emilie Lauren Jones,  Coventry’s Poet Laureate
2.00pm   Nuzo Onoh  African  Tales of Horror – reading, stories and questions.
2.30pm  Asian Dance performance
2.45pm  Imagination Café  storytellers performance
3.30pm Close
 

Nuzo Onoh is a Nigerian-British writer of Igbo descent. She is a pioneer of the African horror literary subgenre. Hailed as the "Queen of African Horror”, Nuzo’s writing showcases both the beautiful and horrific in the African culture within fictitious narratives. Her books, “The Reluctant Dead” (2014) and “Unhallowed Graves” (2015) are both collections of ghost stories depicting core Igbo traditions, beliefs and superstitions. She’s also the author of the novels, The Sleepless (2016), Dead Corpse (2017), The Unclean (2020) and the non-fiction work, Call on Your Ancestors for Happiness and Success (2017).
Nuzo’s works have featured in numerous magazines, podcasts, and anthologies, and she is listed in the reference book, “80 Black Women in Horror”. She has given talks and lectures about African Horror, including at the prestigious Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, London. Her works have also appeared in academic and feminist studies such as “Routledge Handbook of African Literature”, “Horror Fiction in the Global South: Cultures, Narratives and Representations”, and “Women Write About Comics”. Her novellas have been longlisted twice by The British Science Fiction Association, shortlisted by Nommo Awards, and recommended by The Locus Magazine Reading List. Nuzo is the first African horror writer to have featured in Starburst Magazine, the world’s longest-running magazine of Cult Entertainment.
Nuzo holds a Law degree and a Masters degree in Writing, both from Warwick University, United Kingdom. She is also a trained Civil Funeral Celebrant, licensed to conduct non-religious burial services. An avid musician with an addiction to JungYup and K-indie pop music, Nuzo plays both the guitar and piano, and holds an NVQ in Digital Music Production from City College, Coventry. She currently resides in The West Midlands, UK, with her cat, Tinkerbell.
 

Sunday, 12 June 2022

Styvechale Open Gardens

12 June

11:00am — 5:00pm

Other

After a 2 year absence Styvechale Open Gardens is back. 
Tickets are £5 per adult, accompanied children go free. Tickets and map are available on the day from the Church Hall at West Orchard United Reformed Church, The Chesils, Coventry CV3 6FP.

Proceeds will go to the National Garden Scheme caring charities and Myton Hospice. 
There will be up to 15 lovely mature suburban gardens open with many of them providing refreshments and plants for sale. Plenty for you to see and perhaps some ideas for you to take home.
Come any enjoy the wide variety of gardens where you will be assured of a warm welcome.
We look forward to seeing you.

Email: thegaughts@yahoo.co.uk

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Create To Motivate presents Free Monthly Arts and Crafts Workshops

15 June

1:00pm — 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Come along, have fun and be creative and join our monthly FREE Arts and Crafts Workshops for Women

Wednesday 15th June
Wednesday 29th June
1 until 3pm and more to come in the new year.
Sessions held at the WATCH Centre, Victoria Street,
Hillfields, Coventry CV1 5LZ

All sessions are FREE and materials and refreshments will be provided.

For more information contact: Kate Hills tel: 07886 689416
 

Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Create To Motivate presents Free Monthly Arts and Crafts Workshops

29 June

1:00pm — 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Come along, have fun and be creative and join our monthly FREE Arts and Crafts Workshops for Women

Wednesday 29th June
1 until 3pm and more to come in the new year.
Sessions held at the WATCH Centre, Victoria Street,
Hillfields, Coventry CV1 5LZ

All sessions are FREE and materials and refreshments will be provided.

For more information contact: Kate Hills tel: 07886 689416
 

Friday, 1 July 2022

Hillfields Readers Group meeting

1 July

12:30pm — 2:00pm

Arts & Crafts

All meetings 12.30pm – 2.00pm at St Peter's Centre

Charles Street, Hillfields, Coventry

For more information email  hrgcov2005@yahoo.co.uk