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Programme

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Friday, 23 July 2021

Capturing Coventry Exhibition 23rd July to 31st August

23 July — 31 August

9:00am — 1:22pm

Exhibitions

An Exhibition by students from Hereward College present photographs of Coventry

In Earlsdon Carnegie Community Library, you can view the exhibition when the library is open.

For details of opening times Earlsdon Carnegie Community Library (earlsdonlibrary.org.uk)

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Really Big and Really Loud

27 July

11:00am — 1:00pm

Other

By Phoebe Eclair-Powell. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.

Really Big and Really Loud is a story. Charli’s story

It’s about losing your voice and going on a big adventure to find it again. It features a rageful rhino, a very helpful fly called Stephen and some really good songs about chips.
A show for all the family from award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell.
Age guidance: 5+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/really-big-and-really-loud/

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Black Love

28 July

7:30pm — 9:30pm

Arts & Crafts

Other

A BELGRADE THEATRE COVENTRY AND PAINES PLOUGH PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH TIATA FAHODZI

Written by Chinonyerem Odimba, with music by Ben and Max Ringham, co-directed by Chinonyerem Odimba and Katie Posner. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.Introducing Roundabout’s first ever musical.

Love freely. Love freedom. Love.

Meet Aurora and Orion: Sister and Brother. Constellations in time. More than blood. More than just fam.  They look after each other in their small London flat, filled with the memories of their parents’ Black Love. When that love is threatened, they have to find their way back to each other and to what it means to love whilst Black. Using real-life stories, imagined worlds and new songs inspired by an R and B heritage, they begin a journey to confronting their own worst fears. Black Love is an explosion of form busting storytelling, an ode to Black music, and those real stories we rarely hear.

Age Guidance: 12+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/black-love/

Thursday, 29 July 2021

May Queen

29 July

7:30pm — 9:30pm

Other

By Frankie Meredith. Directed by Balisha Karra. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.
May Day in Coventry, 2022. Sixteen-year-old Leigh has been chosen as May Queen. She’s buzzin, as is the rest of the city. The cider is flowing and St George’s flag is flying – but during the day’s festivities something happens. Something disturbing, but maybe… unsurprising. As the year moves on in the City of Peace and Reconciliation, Leigh must face up to the events of that hot May Day, and dig deep within herself to ask – how did she get here? And how does she get out?
Age Guidance: 12+

May Queen is written by Midlands writer Frankie Meredith and directed by Balisha Karra, Belgrade Theatre’s Co-Artistic Director for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/may-queen/

Friday, 30 July 2021

Hungry

30 July

7:30pm — 9:00pm

Other

By Chris Bush. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.
“I’d watch you eat. I’d eat you up. You’re not like them, are you? You’re real.”
Lori is a professional chef. Bex waits tables to make ends meet. One night together in a walk-in fridge and the rest is history. Lori has big plans, but Bex is struggling. If we are what we eat, then Bex is in real trouble. It’s not her fault though – the system is rigged. No-one on minimum wage and zero hours has the headspace to make their own yoghurt.
Hungry is a new play about food, love, class and grief in a world where there’s little left to savour.
Age Guidance: 12+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/hungry/

Saturday, 31 July 2021

Really Big And Really Loud

31 July

11:00am — 1:00pm

Other

By Phoebe Eclair-Powell. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.

Really Big and Really Loud is a story. Charli’s story

It’s about losing your voice and going on a big adventure to find it again. It features a rageful rhino, a very helpful fly called Stephen and some really good songs about chips.
A show for all the family from award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell.
Age guidance: 5+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/really-big-and-really-loud/

Multicultural Concert of Music and Dance

31 July

7:00pm — 10:00pm

Music

Cultural Exchange

Join us for a Musical night from around the world.

Programme

6.45pm -   Doors Open

7.00pm  -  Cov Kozaks Ukrainian Musicians

7.15pm   - Welcome from the Cllr John McNicholas, Lord Mayor of Coventry

7.20pm  -  Sahyadri   Indian Dancers

7.30pm  - Chitrakalaimanram Dance SchoolBharathanatiyam Dance

7.45pm  - Kadence Music – A band of musicians from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds

8.30pm  - Interval and Raffle

9.00pm  - King Bayan Singers  -Ukrainian Folk Songs and Hindi Song

9.10pm   - Sahyadri   Indian Dancers 

9.20pm  -  The Sojourners  -   Bobbie and Andy Lord  husband and wife duo

9.50        - Close

Free refreshments   Bar.  Raffle  On Street parking  Doors open 6.45pm

Location: Ukrainian Hall, Leicester Causeway CV1 4HL

Tickets from Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pif-launch-multicultural-concert-of-music-and-dance-tickets-161258024091?

May Queen

31 July

7:00pm — 9:00pm

Other

By Frankie Meredith. Directed by Balisha Karra. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.
May Day in Coventry, 2022. Sixteen-year-old Leigh has been chosen as May Queen. She’s buzzin, as is the rest of the city. The cider is flowing and St George’s flag is flying – but during the day’s festivities something happens. Something disturbing, but maybe… unsurprising. As the year moves on in the City of Peace and Reconciliation, Leigh must face up to the events of that hot May Day, and dig deep within herself to ask – how did she get here? And how does she get out?
Age Guidance: 12+

May Queen is written by Midlands writer Frankie Meredith and directed by Balisha Karra, Belgrade Theatre’s Co-Artistic Director for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/may-queen/

Black Love

31 July

9:00pm — 11:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Other

A BELGRADE THEATRE COVENTRY AND PAINES PLOUGH PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH TIATA FAHODZI

Written by Chinonyerem Odimba, with music by Ben and Max Ringham, co-directed by Chinonyerem Odimba and Katie Posner. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.Introducing Roundabout’s first ever musical.

Love freely. Love freedom. Love.

Meet Aurora and Orion: Sister and Brother. Constellations in time. More than blood. More than just fam.  They look after each other in their small London flat, filled with the memories of their parents’ Black Love. When that love is threatened, they have to find their way back to each other and to what it means to love whilst Black. Using real-life stories, imagined worlds and new songs inspired by an R and B heritage, they begin a journey to confronting their own worst fears. Black Love is an explosion of form busting storytelling, an ode to Black music, and those real stories we rarely hear.

Age Guidance: 12+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/black-love/

Sunday, 1 August 2021

Really Big and Really Loud

1 August

11:00am — 1:00pm

Other

By Phoebe Eclair-Powell. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.

Really Big and Really Loud is a story. Charli’s story

It’s about losing your voice and going on a big adventure to find it again. It features a rageful rhino, a very helpful fly called Stephen and some really good songs about chips.
A show for all the family from award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell.
Age guidance: 5+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/really-big-and-really-loud/

Hungry

1 August

5:30pm — 7:30pm

Other

By Chris Bush. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.
“I’d watch you eat. I’d eat you up. You’re not like them, are you? You’re real.”
Lori is a professional chef. Bex waits tables to make ends meet. One night together in a walk-in fridge and the rest is history. Lori has big plans, but Bex is struggling. If we are what we eat, then Bex is in real trouble. It’s not her fault though – the system is rigged. No-one on minimum wage and zero hours has the headspace to make their own yoghurt.
Hungry is a new play about food, love, class and grief in a world where there’s little left to savour.
Age Guidance: 12+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/hungry/

Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Really Big Really Loud

3 August

11:00am — 1:00pm

Other

By Phoebe Eclair-Powell. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.

Really Big and Really Loud is a story. Charli’s story

It’s about losing your voice and going on a big adventure to find it again. It features a rageful rhino, a very helpful fly called Stephen and some really good songs about chips.
A show for all the family from award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell.
Age guidance: 5+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/really-big-and-really-loud/

May Queen

3 August

7:30pm — 9:30pm

Other

By Frankie Meredith. Directed by Balisha Karra. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.
May Day in Coventry, 2022. Sixteen-year-old Leigh has been chosen as May Queen. She’s buzzin, as is the rest of the city. The cider is flowing and St George’s flag is flying – but during the day’s festivities something happens. Something disturbing, but maybe… unsurprising. As the year moves on in the City of Peace and Reconciliation, Leigh must face up to the events of that hot May Day, and dig deep within herself to ask – how did she get here? And how does she get out?
Age Guidance: 12+

May Queen is written by Midlands writer Frankie Meredith and directed by Balisha Karra, Belgrade Theatre’s Co-Artistic Director for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/may-queen/

Wednesday, 4 August 2021

Really Big Really Loud

4 August

11:00am — 1:00pm

Other

By Phoebe Eclair-Powell. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.

Really Big and Really Loud is a story. Charli’s story

It’s about losing your voice and going on a big adventure to find it again. It features a rageful rhino, a very helpful fly called Stephen and some really good songs about chips.
A show for all the family from award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell.
Age guidance: 5+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/really-big-and-really-loud/

Hungry

4 August

7:00pm — 9:00pm

Other

By Chris Bush. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.
“I’d watch you eat. I’d eat you up. You’re not like them, are you? You’re real.”
Lori is a professional chef. Bex waits tables to make ends meet. One night together in a walk-in fridge and the rest is history. Lori has big plans, but Bex is struggling. If we are what we eat, then Bex is in real trouble. It’s not her fault though – the system is rigged. No-one on minimum wage and zero hours has the headspace to make their own yoghurt.
Hungry is a new play about food, love, class and grief in a world where there’s little left to savour.
Age Guidance: 12+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/hungry/

Black Love

4 August

9:00pm — 11:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Other

A BELGRADE THEATRE COVENTRY AND PAINES PLOUGH PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH TIATA FAHODZI

Written by Chinonyerem Odimba, with music by Ben and Max Ringham, co-directed by Chinonyerem Odimba and Katie Posner. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.Introducing Roundabout’s first ever musical.

Love freely. Love freedom. Love.

Meet Aurora and Orion: Sister and Brother. Constellations in time. More than blood. More than just fam.  They look after each other in their small London flat, filled with the memories of their parents’ Black Love. When that love is threatened, they have to find their way back to each other and to what it means to love whilst Black. Using real-life stories, imagined worlds and new songs inspired by an R and B heritage, they begin a journey to confronting their own worst fears. Black Love is an explosion of form busting storytelling, an ode to Black music, and those real stories we rarely hear.

Age Guidance: 12+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/black-love/

Thursday, 5 August 2021

Really Big Really Loud

5 August

11:00am — 1:00pm

Other

By Phoebe Eclair-Powell. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.

Really Big and Really Loud is a story. Charli’s story

It’s about losing your voice and going on a big adventure to find it again. It features a rageful rhino, a very helpful fly called Stephen and some really good songs about chips.
A show for all the family from award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell.
Age guidance: 5+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/really-big-and-really-loud/

May Queen

5 August

7:30pm — 9:30pm

Other

By Frankie Meredith. Directed by Balisha Karra. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.
May Day in Coventry, 2022. Sixteen-year-old Leigh has been chosen as May Queen. She’s buzzin, as is the rest of the city. The cider is flowing and St George’s flag is flying – but during the day’s festivities something happens. Something disturbing, but maybe… unsurprising. As the year moves on in the City of Peace and Reconciliation, Leigh must face up to the events of that hot May Day, and dig deep within herself to ask – how did she get here? And how does she get out?
Age Guidance: 12+

May Queen is written by Midlands writer Frankie Meredith and directed by Balisha Karra, Belgrade Theatre’s Co-Artistic Director for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/may-queen/

Friday, 6 August 2021

Hungry

6 August

7:00pm — 9:00pm

Other

By Chris Bush. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.
“I’d watch you eat. I’d eat you up. You’re not like them, are you? You’re real.”
Lori is a professional chef. Bex waits tables to make ends meet. One night together in a walk-in fridge and the rest is history. Lori has big plans, but Bex is struggling. If we are what we eat, then Bex is in real trouble. It’s not her fault though – the system is rigged. No-one on minimum wage and zero hours has the headspace to make their own yoghurt.
Hungry is a new play about food, love, class and grief in a world where there’s little left to savour.
Age Guidance: 12+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/hungry/

Black Love

6 August

9:00pm — 11:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Other

A BELGRADE THEATRE COVENTRY AND PAINES PLOUGH PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH TIATA FAHODZI

Written by Chinonyerem Odimba, with music by Ben and Max Ringham, co-directed by Chinonyerem Odimba and Katie Posner. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.Introducing Roundabout’s first ever musical.

Love freely. Love freedom. Love.

Meet Aurora and Orion: Sister and Brother. Constellations in time. More than blood. More than just fam.  They look after each other in their small London flat, filled with the memories of their parents’ Black Love. When that love is threatened, they have to find their way back to each other and to what it means to love whilst Black. Using real-life stories, imagined worlds and new songs inspired by an R and B heritage, they begin a journey to confronting their own worst fears. Black Love is an explosion of form busting storytelling, an ode to Black music, and those real stories we rarely hear.

Age Guidance: 12+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/black-love/

Saturday, 7 August 2021

Embracing Africa 2021 Food and Music Festival (Part of Coloured Synergy Festival)

7 August

10:30am — 6:00pm

Food

Music

Cultural Exchange

This amazing festival celebrates culture, food and music from the African continent.

Enjoy a live music band parade, different types of food from Ghana/Nigeria jollof rice to Kenya’s nyama choma.

Don’t miss out on the exciting array of family activities, in an action-packed event, games and fun activities for everyone.

This is Africa

Tel: 07704638507

Email: [email protected]

Website:     www.thisisafrica.co.uk

 facebook africacommunity2021  Twitter TIA_CCoC2021

Coventry’s first Coloured Synergy Festival brings together three multicultural festivals, Embracing Africa, Sahyadri Colours of India, and Caribbean Cultural Fest in one location to celebrate culture, talent and creativity. 

The explosive one-day event will be on Saturday, August 7th, 2021 at Coventry Rugby Club* and will see the best of Coventry’s talent and creatives, to inspire and promote talent. The festival will host performances including dance and music, live music band, food stalls, creative business stalls, community stalls and children’s activities.

Our aim for developing this project is to:
•    Promote Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) led creative businesses.
•    Create opportunities for them to showcase their work to wider members of the community, professionals and retailers thereby increasing awareness of their services/activities.
•    Offer BAME led creative businesses the opportunity for growth.
•    Increase entrepreneurial aspirations of hidden talent and budding creatives.
•    Use multicultural audience to improve cultural relations and community cohesion.
 

Really Big Really Loud

7 August

11:00am — 1:00pm

Other

By Phoebe Eclair-Powell. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.

Really Big and Really Loud is a story. Charli’s story

It’s about losing your voice and going on a big adventure to find it again. It features a rageful rhino, a very helpful fly called Stephen and some really good songs about chips.
A show for all the family from award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell.
Age guidance: 5+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/really-big-and-really-loud/

Coloured Synergy Festival

7 August

12:00pm — 6:00pm

Music

Cultural Exchange

A family fun day celebrating culture, talent and creativity. 
Come and enjoy live music performance, cultural dance, lots of food and drinks, creative business and community stalls, children activities and many more.

REGISTER TO ATTEND
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/coloured-synergy-festival-tickets-153546996199

Coventry Rugby Club, Butts Park Arena, Butts Road, Coventry, CV1 3GE

Join the social distanced street parade from 10:30am.
In front of former IKEA building 

Pride and Joy

7 — 8 August

3:00pm — 7:00pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Coventry City Centre venues, Coventry

Coventry Pride returns with our annual Pride festival, and this year the theme is Pride and Joy.

The main Pride day will take place on Sunday 8 August across a number of city-centre venues including a fantastic takeover.

On Saturday 7th August we will have a series of talks and arts events for those who want to dip their toe in ahead of the Sunday.

If your venue would like to get involved with Coventry Pride on Sunday 8 August, please contact [email protected] 

This year’s event is a partnership between Coventry Pride, Coventry City of Culture Trust, Corsairs, Prism, Queer Disrupt, City Fibre, and Coventry Building Society.

The event will showcase local acts including musicians, dancers, and drag performers and will feature a number of food and drinks stalls.

This year, Pride is part of Summer of Pride which will showcase local talent with a summer of events including art exhibitions, concerts, and art installations.

This will be a ticketed event, that is free. You will be able to register for tickets soon.

https://coventrypride.org.uk/events/pride-and-joy/

Website: www.coventrypride.org.uk

  https://facebook.com/pridecov                                                

    https://instagram.com/pridecov                                                   

  https://twitter.com/pridecov

May Queen

7 August

7:00pm — 9:00pm

Other

By Frankie Meredith. Directed by Balisha Karra. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.
May Day in Coventry, 2022. Sixteen-year-old Leigh has been chosen as May Queen. She’s buzzin, as is the rest of the city. The cider is flowing and St George’s flag is flying – but during the day’s festivities something happens. Something disturbing, but maybe… unsurprising. As the year moves on in the City of Peace and Reconciliation, Leigh must face up to the events of that hot May Day, and dig deep within herself to ask – how did she get here? And how does she get out?
Age Guidance: 12+

May Queen is written by Midlands writer Frankie Meredith and directed by Balisha Karra, Belgrade Theatre’s Co-Artistic Director for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/may-queen/

Black Love

7 August

9:00pm — 11:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Other

A BELGRADE THEATRE COVENTRY AND PAINES PLOUGH PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH TIATA FAHODZI

Written by Chinonyerem Odimba, with music by Ben and Max Ringham, co-directed by Chinonyerem Odimba and Katie Posner. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.Introducing Roundabout’s first ever musical.

Love freely. Love freedom. Love.

Meet Aurora and Orion: Sister and Brother. Constellations in time. More than blood. More than just fam.  They look after each other in their small London flat, filled with the memories of their parents’ Black Love. When that love is threatened, they have to find their way back to each other and to what it means to love whilst Black. Using real-life stories, imagined worlds and new songs inspired by an R and B heritage, they begin a journey to confronting their own worst fears. Black Love is an explosion of form busting storytelling, an ode to Black music, and those real stories we rarely hear.

Age Guidance: 12+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/black-love/

Sunday, 8 August 2021

Really Big Really Loud

8 August

11:00am — 1:00pm

Other

By Phoebe Eclair-Powell. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.

Really Big and Really Loud is a story. Charli’s story

It’s about losing your voice and going on a big adventure to find it again. It features a rageful rhino, a very helpful fly called Stephen and some really good songs about chips.
A show for all the family from award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell.
Age guidance: 5+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/really-big-and-really-loud/

May Queen

8 August

2:30pm — 4:30pm

Other

By Frankie Meredith. Directed by Balisha Karra. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.
May Day in Coventry, 2022. Sixteen-year-old Leigh has been chosen as May Queen. She’s buzzin, as is the rest of the city. The cider is flowing and St George’s flag is flying – but during the day’s festivities something happens. Something disturbing, but maybe… unsurprising. As the year moves on in the City of Peace and Reconciliation, Leigh must face up to the events of that hot May Day, and dig deep within herself to ask – how did she get here? And how does she get out?
Age Guidance: 12+

May Queen is written by Midlands writer Frankie Meredith and directed by Balisha Karra, Belgrade Theatre’s Co-Artistic Director for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/may-queen/

Hungry

8 August

5:30pm — 7:30pm

Other

By Chris Bush. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.
“I’d watch you eat. I’d eat you up. You’re not like them, are you? You’re real.”
Lori is a professional chef. Bex waits tables to make ends meet. One night together in a walk-in fridge and the rest is history. Lori has big plans, but Bex is struggling. If we are what we eat, then Bex is in real trouble. It’s not her fault though – the system is rigged. No-one on minimum wage and zero hours has the headspace to make their own yoghurt.
Hungry is a new play about food, love, class and grief in a world where there’s little left to savour.
Age Guidance: 12+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/hungry/

Black Love

8 August

7:45pm — 9:45pm

Arts & Crafts

Other

A BELGRADE THEATRE COVENTRY AND PAINES PLOUGH PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH TIATA FAHODZI

Written by Chinonyerem Odimba, with music by Ben and Max Ringham, co-directed by Chinonyerem Odimba and Katie Posner. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.Introducing Roundabout’s first ever musical.

Love freely. Love freedom. Love.

Meet Aurora and Orion: Sister and Brother. Constellations in time. More than blood. More than just fam.  They look after each other in their small London flat, filled with the memories of their parents’ Black Love. When that love is threatened, they have to find their way back to each other and to what it means to love whilst Black. Using real-life stories, imagined worlds and new songs inspired by an R and B heritage, they begin a journey to confronting their own worst fears. Black Love is an explosion of form busting storytelling, an ode to Black music, and those real stories we rarely hear.

Age Guidance: 12+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/black-love/

Saturday, 14 August 2021

Family Fun Day

14 August

12:00pm — 6:00pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Coventrians Rugby Club, Coventry

A daytime event aimed at younger audiences and their families brought to you by Coventry Pride!

A more relaxed Pride celebration showcasing local acts, including musicians, dancers and drag performers as well as a number of food and drinks stalls.

Our family fun day is a partnership between Coventry Pride, Coventrians Rugby Club, Corsairs, Prism, Coventry and Warwickshire Mind, City Fibre, and Coventry Building Society.

This year, our Pride events are part of Summer of Pride which will showcase local talent with a summer of events including art exhibitions, concerts, and art installations.

This will be a ticketed event, that is free. You will be able to register for tickets soon.

If you would like to host a stall or have a food outlet please contact [email protected]

https://coventrypride.org.uk/events/family-fun-day/

Website: www.coventrypride.org.uk

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  https://twitter.com/pridecov

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Getting Through This

18 — 31 August

9:00am — 4:00pm

Exhibitions

Getting Through This chronicles people around Coventry and their emotions in connection to COVID-19 and the Pandemic. The project ‘Getting Through This’ gives people a platform to create a conversation around mental health. The exhixibtion by Donna Bridgewater presents a series of portraits that display a range of powerful messages, reflections and positive affirmations. After losing her Sister Leanne Bridgewater to suicide in 2019 and struggling with her own mental health in the pandemic she wanted to create a project to help people to feel like they are not alone.

Beginning Wednesday 18th August 2021  -Wednesday 31st August 2021  

Venue: Shop Front Theatre (Windows) 38 City Arcade, Coventry CV1 3HW

Contact: Dona Bridgewater

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.bridgewater-photography.com/

Mobile: 079 1321 3299

https://www.facebook.com/BridgewaterPhotographyUK/ @bridgewater_photos https://twitter.com/bridgewaterpic

Sunday, 29 August 2021

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones - online now

29 August

1:00pm — 3:30pm

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

Regretfully PIF and workshop leader Emilie Lauren Jones, have decided to move forthcoming poetry workshops to a virtual platform.


Emilie is doing it from the Youtube channel so that we are able to share it with people who may or may not have been to previous sessions. 

We feel it is important that the group continues in whatever form it is able to and that we use this as an opportunity to share sessions with people who may not have seen them before. While we are all looking after our physical health, it is also important that we look after our mental health and we hope that by keeping sessions in place (albeit in a different way) we will encourage people to be part of a group and to use writing to assist with mental well-being at this difficult time. As ever, thank you so much for your continued support and feel free to use this group to share poetry with each other. We will also post out copies of the session plan to anyone who is unable to access the video via the internet.

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: [email protected]

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Positive Images Planning meetings - online

16 September

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: 

22 July 2021

Please email if you wish to attend?

Our email: [email protected]