Positive Images Festival

Programme

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Saturday, 16 June 2018

Multicultural Craft and Food Fair

16 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

Green Heart Project Exhibition

16 June — 31 December

10:00am — 4:00pm

Exhibitions

Green Hearts for the environment projects and giant collage display at Holy Trinity Church, Broadgate. Coventry CV1 5EX

for more information please email gabrielle@back.fa.co.uk

Friday, 22 June 2018

Positive Images Community Information Fair

22 June

10:00am — 4:00pm

Cultural Exchange

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

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Multicultural Concert of Music and Dance

30 June

7:00pm — 10:30pm

Music

Cultural Exchange

Join us for a Musical night from around the world.

Programme

7.00pm  -  Veselka Ukrainian Youth Dancers

7.10pm   -  Sahyadri Group Dancers – Asian Dancers

7.20pm  -  Coventry Morrismen—Traditional Morris performance

7.35pm  - Chitrakalaimanram Dance School-  Bharathanatiyam Dance

7.45pm  - Monkey Whispers- Singer/Song Writer from Coventry

8.05pm - Chinese Dancers – Dance performance from China

8.15 pm - Chatrakalaimanram Dance School

8.25pm  - Sahayadri Group Dancers

8.35pm  - Break

9.05pm  - Ukrainian Choir

9.25pm   - Chinese Fan  Dancers 

9.35pm  -  Coventry Morrismen

9.50pm  - Soulful Choir and Juliet Mamajay—Music form Africa

10.05pm - Bobbie Lorde    Folk  - Singer

10.20 Close

Free refreshments   Bar.  Raffle  On Street parking  Doors open 6.30pm

Location: Ukrainian Hall, Leicester Causeway CV1 4HL

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Positive Posts

18 July

2:00pm — 4:00pm

Exhibitions

Following on from the Festival Launch this is your chance to highlight positive things about Coventry. The project, led by Kate Hills, from Hillz FM, offers an opportunity to highlight the good things in the city. So call into the Central Library and post your views. All the posts and photographic images will form part of an exhibition later in August.

Drop in sessions

Venue: Central Library, Smithford Way, CV1 1 FY

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Postive Images Annual General Meeting

1 November

12:30pm — 1:30pm

The AGM will take place on Thursday 1st November from 12.30pm to 1.30pm in the main meeting room, Central Library, Smithford Way, Coventry Cv1 1Fy

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Safe PLaces - Poetry Competition - Listen to the World - Poetry Reading and Award Ceremony

10 November

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Venue: Hope Centre, Sparkbrook Street, Hillfields, Coventry CV1 5LB

Come along to the Positive Images Peace Festival Poetry Competition Awards 2018 and hear some of the entries being read and see the awards to the winners and runners up.

Programme


1.00pm Doors Open
1.15pm - Safe Places Poems First Group - read by the authors or members of the judging panel
2.00pm - Author Amanda Malben reads excerpts from her novel “Running from the sky”, which is about the Coventry Blitz interlinked with the modern day Syrian conflict.
2.30pm - Free Food and Refreshments and musical entertainment
3.00pm - Safe Places Poems Second Group - read by the authors or members of the judging panel
3.30pm - Winners and Runners up - Adult and Children Sections - Presentation of the Awards
and readings of their poem
4.00pm CLOSE
For more information phone 07986 321820 Email: positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com

Friday, 23 November 2018

Postive Images Planning meetings

23 November

12:00pm — 1:30pm

Cultural Exchange

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

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

25 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: positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Coventry Green Drinks (Giving Time And Solutions Ltd)

29 November

5:30pm — 8:30pm

Cultural Exchange

Green Drinks is active in 500+ cities worldwide! If you work in the green sector, have an interest in sustainability and/or want to live a more natural, healthy lifestyle, come along and socialise with like-minded people at Coventry Green Drinks! Please get in touch if you might attend/are attending. 18+ ONLY

(Drop in. You can come at any time.)

Giving Time And Solutions Ltd
Registered Office: The TechnoCentre, Coventry University Technology park, Puma Way, CV1 2TT
Email: enquiries@givingtimeandsolutions.com

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

 

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Imagination Reading Café

8 December

2:00pm — 4:00pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

The next Imagination Reading Café (storytelling for families and children) will be held  from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at St. Peter’s Centre, Charles Street, CV1 5NP. Be prepared to be entertained by Kusumika Chatterjee, Pru Porretta and Jah-Man Aggrey.

 

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

16 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: positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com

Friday, 21 December 2018

Farmers’ Market

21 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

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Popupcafe

26 January

11:30am — 2:30pm

Food

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

Popupcafe events at Canley Community Centre CV4 8FT, 11.30am – 2.30pm:

26th January 2019, 16th February, 16th March, 27th April

1st June – Canley Big Lunch

About Canley Popupcafe

Canley Pop Up Café is informal cafe style get-together offering friendly space for everyone to come and talk, to meet people from different backgrounds and share stories. Events are held at Canley Community Centre and in Prior Deram Park. The purpose of Canley Pop Up Cafes was to get people from different cultures to interact with each other in Canley and to create a community feel and hope for the future of Canley which these events have achieved. It has also made residents see students in a positive light.

The Canley Pop Up Cafés are run by local community champions led by Dr Nor Aziz who is a local resident and alumna of the University of Warwick. The café has been running for over  a year now and have been very popular with local residents with around 50 people attending each one.

Warwick Volunteers have attended the cafes and led games and craft activities supported by a groups of 10 student volunteers to help deliver these. The activities have been really popular with local residents and the students have enjoyed meeting the local community and interacting with people from different cultures and generations. They’ve also enjoyed the home cooked food (vegetarian fried noodles is the most popular dish so far!) and complimentary refreshments and cakes and many more.

Mark Hinton (University of Warwick Community Engagement Development Manager, CLL) attended the cafes,  leading volunteers to encourage residents to share common issues and concerns to help empower individuals and groups to speak out and take action on the issues that are affecting them. Mark used an interactive approach collating visitors’ responses and helped with populating feedback into spreadsheet for monitoring purpose.