Positive Images Festival

Programme

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Thursday, 20 May 2021

Positive Images Planning meetings - online

20 May

12:30pm — 2:00pm

Cultural Exchange

All meetings start at 12.30 and finish at 2.00pm

Come and share your ideas at our planning meetings.

Dates of our meetings: 

20th May

Please email if you wish to attend?

Our email: [email protected]

Sunday, 30 May 2021

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones - online now

30 May

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, 10 June 2021

The impact of asylum and immigration rules on the development of an equal society

10 June

7:00pm — 8:30pm

Cultural Exchange

Coventry Against Racism

Speakers

Jacqueline Mckensie. Jacqueline is a law graduate in international relations and human rights. She is a top immigration law. She has been heavily involved in the Windrush Scandal and has spoken at many meetings detailing the wrongs of Britain's Immigration Law.

Dr. Kindy Sandhu is a Postdoctoral research fellow at Coventry University. In 2018 she was the first Labour Councillor to win a seat in Earlsdon for more than 20 years. She has done extensive research on Austerity, particularly the intersectional analysis on minoritised communities.

For more information .

Mobile:07432307854
Email:  [email protected]
Website: www.coventryagainstracism.co.uk

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Putting the Flags Out for Coventry Welcomes

16 June

2:00pm — 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

A Zoom workshop session with Kate Hills and Emilie Lauren Jones

This is a fun, practical and creative session that anyone can get involved with.  

Art packs can be collected prior to the session from The Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre TBC. 

We will talk about which words are important to us and will share positive words we know from English or any other languages.  These words will be used when creating the pieces of bunting. 

Attendees will be taken step-by-step through the fun and creative process of creating their piece of bunting. Each piece will be designed by the individual so all pieces will be unique. 

The completed flags will then be collected from the refugee centre and made into bunting, which I will do. The completed bunting will then be able to be hung somewhere at the refugee centre.

After the session, Kate will collect the pieces of bunting and will join them together to create a string of bunting that can be (with permission) displayed in the Refugee and Migrant Centre.
We can supply written instructions (with pictures) for those unable to attend the Zoom session so they will still be able to participate.

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Blackout Poetry

17 June

11:00am — 12:30pm

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

A Zoom workshop session with Theo Ioannou and Emilie Lauren Jones 
Ideal for:
•    People new to or unfamiliar with poetry
•    People with English as an additional language or those new to the English language
•    People who would like to have a go at something new and creative

Attendees will need a couple of newspaper/magazine pages that they don’t mind drawing on as well as a black marker pen or paint and white correction fluid or paint. We will provide these and make them available for collection (if possible, from a collection point like the Refugee and Migrant Centre). Newspaper/magazine cuttings can be in any language. 

We will discuss the importance of words and decide how to choose which words to keep when creating a blackout poem and show how pictures can be made over the removed words.

Attendees will have fun creating their own blackout poems.

We will incorporate time for a couple of short screen breaks and time at the end of the session to share the creations. The emphasis will be on the importance of being creative rather than producing something perfect!
 

Sunday, 20 June 2021

Positive Images Festival Monthly Poetry Workshop – Coventry Welcomes Week Special!

20 June

1:00pm — 2:30pm

Cultural Exchange

Available to view from 1pm Sunday 20th June 2021 via the YouTube link
Led by Emilie Lauren Jones
A session for aspiring and established poets, poetry lovers and those interested in trying something new. This is a YouTube tutorial that can be watched in your own time and at your own pace. 
This month’s workshop aims to introduce viewers to poems from across the globe, these will be accompanied by three fun writing activities based on the poems we look at. The session encourages participants to express themselves and to enjoy playing with words.  
Paper copies of the workshop can be posted out to those not online.

Friday, 25 June 2021

“We are Warriors” – African Cultural Night

25 June

6:00pm — 9:00pm

Music

Cultural Exchange

A colourful display of African culture and heritage in spectacular performances including traditional dance, poetry and music. Come and enjoy food from across the continent, make friends and experience different cultures.

The event aims to set a positive expectation for more vibrant activities and events planned in the year of Culture.

All are welcome.

This is Africa

Tel: 07704638507

Email: [email protected]

Website:     www.thisisafrica.co.uk

 facebook africacommunity2021  Twitter TIA_CCoC2021
 

Sunday, 27 June 2021

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones - online now

27 June

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]

Saturday, 3 July 2021

Unity through Sports

3 July

10:00am — 6:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Cultural Exchange

A welcoming family and community sports event to share heritage aiming to promote integration into and cohesion with the wider society.

 The event will be a weekend of fun for the family with many activities for parents, young people and children.

Games include competitive basketball, football, the rounder, sack races, egg and spoon, skipping and many more.

This is Africa

Tel: 07704638507

Email: [email protected]

Website:     www.thisisafrica.co.uk

 facebook africacommunity2021  Twitter TIA_CCoC2021

Sunday, 4 July 2021

Unity through Sports

4 July

1:00pm — 5:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Cultural Exchange

A welcoming family and community sports event to share heritage aiming to promote integration into and cohesion with the wider society.

 The event will be a weekend of fun for the family with many activities for parents, young people and children.

Games include competitive basketball, football, the rounder, sack races, egg and spoon, skipping and many more.

This is Africa

Tel: 07704638507

Email: [email protected]

Website:     www.thisisafrica.co.uk

 facebook africacommunity2021  Twitter TIA_CCoC2021

Saturday, 24 July 2021

Beatz Africa 2021 Festival

24 July

7:00pm — 11:00pm

Food

Music

Cultural Exchange

This youthful and upbeat event promises to bring the internationally acclaimed afro beats genre to Coventry.

Exciting performances from the local, regional and national afro beats artists.

Come, have fun and enjoy music and drinks with friends.

This is Africa

Tel: 07704638507

Email: [email protected]

Website:     www.thisisafrica.co.uk

 facebook africacommunity2021  Twitter TIA_CCoC2021

Saturday, 7 August 2021

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

7 August

11:00am — 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.