Positive Images Festival

Programme

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Friday, 31 May 2019

Coventry Dresden Arts Exchange exhibition (Coventry Dresden Arts Exchange)

31 May — 29 June

10:00am — 4:00pm

Exhibitions

Coventry Cathedral, Lady Chapel, CV1 5FB 

The Coventry Dresden Arts Exchange exhibition Condition Humaine in the Cathedral’s Lady Chapel, with two Coventry artists and two Dresden artists, will run concurrently with the Coventry and Dresden in Concert in the Cathedral. The exhibition was first shown at the Kreuzkirche in Dresden in February this year to launch the 60th Anniversary of the twinning of Coventry and Dresden. 

Coventry Dresden Arts Exchange 

Email: [email protected]

Contact: John Yeadon 

Saturday, 15 June 2019

“Reframing the Landscape” – Art Exhibition by young adults with mental health issues who attend Arty-Folks (Arty-Folks)

15 June — 6 July

9:00am — 7:00pm

Exhibitions

Central Library, Smithford Way, CV1 1FY 
 

The colourful landscapes depicted in the exhibition include rubbish and household waste typically found on a walk in and around Coventry and are inviting the viewer to think about how we are all responsible for the environment we create for ourselves.

Arty-Folks 

1st Floor Eaton House, 1 Eaton Road, CV1 2FJ 

Tel: 024 7641 4740 

Mobile: 07443 643 634 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.arty-folks.co.uk 

Contact: Lorella Medici 

 

 

Monday, 17 June 2019

Walking for Health (Coventry Walking for Health)

17 June — 5 July

10:00am — 5:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

A series of short, free guided walks, highlighting our regular programme of walks around the city. These walks are aimed at encouraging people to walk for physical and mental wellbeing.

Coventry Walking for Health 

Tel: 024 7646 8205 

Mobile: 07425 179 053 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.walkingforhealth.org.uk Search Coventry as this will bring up the current programme of walks. 

Contact: Verity Tiff 
 

 

“A Human Library” Takeover (MiFriendly Cities and Building Bridges)

17 — 21 June

10:00am — 3:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Other

A “one stop shop” information point that creates access to information about employment, health, youth and human rights.

Meet representatives from different organizations:

 

Coventry: Culture and Social Innovation (Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies, University of Warwick)

17 — 21 June

12:00pm — 5:00pm

Exhibitions

City Arcadia Gallery, City Arcade, Coventry City Centre, CV1 3HX 


This is an exhibition of research along with a public event to discuss the issues raised by the exhibition, conducted by Warwick University students in dialogue with artists and curators from Coventry Artspace. Its theme is social transformation through culture, and will engage the city with issues vital to its development. 

For details of public event, see entry for 21 June.

Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies 

University of Warwick, Milburn House, University Science Park, CV4 7AL 

Tel: 024 7652 3523 (switchboard) 

Mobile: 07411 654 139 

Website: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/theatre/_s/cp/staff/vickery/ 

Contact: Jonathan Vickery 

Email: [email protected]

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

“A Human Library” Takeover (MiFriendly Cities and Building Bridges)

18 June

10:00am — 1:30pm

Other

A “one stop shop” information point that creates access to information about employment, health, youth and human rights.

Meet representatives from different organizations:

10.00am – Canley Community Library;

11.00am Central Library and Tile Hill Library;

1.30pm – Coundon Community Library. 

MAMTA Antenatal Workshop - FWT

18 June

10:30am — 12:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Women Only, Culturally Sensitive Antenatal Session with Midwife and Partners
The MAMTA project, in partnership with health professionals, works to improve the health of women and their infants before, during and after pregnancy. We support women in a culturally sensitive way, particularly those from ethnic backgrounds. Women are welcome to join us for the following workshops:

MAMTA sessions ongoing every Tuesday at the same time

FWT – A Centre for women
70-72 Elmsdale Avenue, Foleshill, CV6 6ES
Tel: 024 7663 7693
Website: www.fwt.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FWTCov/
Twitter: @FWTCov
Contacts: Centre Manager – Christine McNaught
MAMTA Antenatal Workshops – Paramjeet Bassan  [email protected]

CV Workshop (FabLab Coventry)

18 June

11:00am — 1:00pm

Other

With the competition for job vacancies at an all-time high, people are looking for more innovative ways to make their CV stand out from all the rest, and we can help you do just this, through use of design and technology! 

FabLab Coventry 

Unit 27, City Arcade, CV1 3HX 

Tel: 024 7622 0296 

Mobile: 07974 984 522 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.covfablab.org.uk 

 @fablabcov @fablabcov 

Open Deck Music Sessions (Inini Initiative Ltd)

18 June

12:00pm — 3:00pm

Music

757 Foleshill Road, CV6 5HS 

Open deck mini music concert to promote and raise awareness of mental health. 
Bring your records, play them on our turntable and enjoy dancing and hanging out with music lovers. 

Repeat event on 19 June in Broadgate, City Centre, on 20 June at Hagard Community Centre, Remembrance Road, CV3 3DG and on 21 June at Riley Square, Roseberry Avenue, CV2 1NB 12.00 noon – 3.00pm on all days 

Inini initiative Ltd

Mobile: 07783957105

Email:  [email protected]

Conversation Café, part of Coventry Welcomes Festival (Foleshill Library)

18 June

1:30pm — 2:30pm

Cultural Exchange

Come and practise your spoken English in a fun and friendly local library. 
These sessions are a great way to get some extra informal practice for people taking formal ESOL classes. Part of Coventry Welcomes Festival.

Foleshill Community Library, Broad Street, CV6 5BG 

Tel: 024 7678 6977 

Email: [email protected]

 

Literary Trail

18 June

2:00pm — 4:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Walking this trail you will discover some of the many connections over the centuries between central Coventry and some very famous writers. We start and finish at the statue of Lady Godiva in Broadgate (CV1 1NF). Coventry Literary Trail booklet. Anyone interested should contact Eleanor by email to book a place.

Contact: Eleanor Nesbitt | [email protected]
 

Hillz Children and Young People’s Project

18 June

3:30pm — 5:30pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Hillz Children and Young People’s Project provides fun activities and radio taster sessions for young people aged 10-18. We offer introduction to radio training, music production, lyric or poem writing and beat making. The activities support community cohesion, bringing young people together from diverse cultural backgrounds. Young people are given the opportunity to create LIVE radio shows. No need to book!

Contact: Nadia Taghi  | 0247 655 0564 | [email protected] | WATCH Ltd, 12 Victoria Street, CV1 5LZ

Website: www.watchcharity.org.uk  f: facebook.com/WATCHcommunitycentre-hillfields | t: @WATCHCHARITY

 

Chapel of Many (Sebastian Hicks)

18 — 23 June

6:00pm — 8:00pm

Other

Cathedral Ruins 

A temporary chapel, celebrating the gathering of humanity, celebrating diversity. 

The event continues up to 23 June.

Sebastian Hicks

Coventry University 

Email: ab4117coventry.ac.uk

 

 

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

King Henry VIII School Open House Event

19 June

9:30am — 12:30pm

Other

This is a chance for the local community to visit Henry’s on a normal working day to see what a day at our school is really like. Our students provide tours of the school, so you can see lessons in action and get a feel for the positive atmosphere of the school.

Venue : King Henry VIII School, Warwick Road, CV3 6AQ

Tel. no.: 02476 271 111

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.kinghenrys.net

f: https://www.facebook.com/KingHenryVIIISchool/

t: https://twitter.com/KHVIIISchool

“A Human Library” Takeover (MiFriendly Cities and Building Bridges)

19 June

10:00am — 1:30pm

Other

A “one stop shop” information point that creates access to information about employment, health, youth and human rights.

Meet representatives from different organizations:

10.00am – Canley Community Library;

11.00am Central Library and Tile Hill Library;

1.30pm – Coundon Community Library. 

Passage to Coventry (Coventry Archives)

19 June — 6 July

10:30am — 3:30pm

Exhibitions

On the 25th Anniversary of Positive Images Festival in Coventry this year, Coventry Archives will draw upon its photographic and oral collection to highlight the contrasting variety of ethnic groups and nationalities that have made Coventry their home. 

10.30am – 3.30pm Every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with alternate Saturdays 

Coventry Archives 

Herbert Art Gallery and Museum 

Jordan Well 

CV1 5QP 

Tel: 024 7623 7545 

website: www.theherbert.org/history_centre/default.aspx 

facebook 
@theherbert/events/ /@The_Herbert 

Contact: Victoria Northridge 

 

Share My Language Rhymetime (MiFriendly Cities)

19 June

11:00am — 11:30am

Music

Central Library, Smithford Way, CV1 1FY 

Bring a Rhyme from your childhood to share! (Coventry Welcomes Festival)  

Repeat event on 21 June 11.00am – 11.30am – Central Library 

Repeat event on 20 June 11.00am -11.30 – Tile Hill Library 

Live Well Project (Ekta-Unity)

19 June

11:30am — 2:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Come and enjoy our themed and creative games and activities. Have fun! 

Fun-filled activities arranged every Wednesday 

Ekta-Unity 

c/o St Paul’s Church, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ 

Mobile: 07477 877 517 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.ekta-unity.org 

facebook 
@ektaunitycoventry 
 

Open Deck Music Sessions (Inini Initiative Ltd)

19 June

12:00pm — 3:00pm

Music

Broadgate, City Centre

Open deck mini music concert to promote and raise awareness of mental health. 
Bring your records, play them on our turntable and enjoy dancing and hanging out with music lovers. 

Repeat event on 19 June in Broadgate, City Centre, on 20 June at Hagard Community Centre, Remembrance Road, CV3 3DG and on 21 June at Riley Square, Roseberry Avenue, CV2 1NB 12.00 noon – 3.00pm on all days 

Inini initiative Ltd

Mobile: 07783957105

Email:  [email protected]

Basic IT Sessions (women only) (FWT)

19 June

1:00pm — 3:00pm

Other

Come along to a basic IT session, where we will support you to learn how to use a computer and the internet. You can create your own email account and learn how to use email, search the internet and access public services. We can offer support to search and apply for jobs online. 
Ongoing sessions every Wednesday at the same time.

FWT – A Centre for women
70-72 Elmsdale Avenue, Foleshill, CV6 6ES
Tel: 024 7663 7693
Website: www.fwt.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FWTCov/
Twitter: @FWTCov
Contacts: Centre Manager – Christine McNaught
IT Sessions: Tirth Hyare   [email protected]

Drumming for Peace (Coventry Asylum and Refugee Action Group)

19 June

2:00pm — 4:00pm

Music

Cultural Exchange

Chapel of Many – Cathedral Ruins, Priory Street, CV1 5FB 

This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 
Drumming for Peace event is a unique display of ancient and tribal African and South American drumming accompanied by a fusion of dance routines enacted during traditional festivals such as “Rain Making”. 

Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre 

Norton House, Bird Street, CV1 5FX 

Tel: 024 7771 0860 

Website: www.covrefugee.org 
 

HillzFM Young People's Project (WATCH Charity Ltd)

19 June

3:30pm — 5:30pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Hillz Children and Young People’s Project provides fun activities and radio taster sessions for young people aged 10-18. We offer introduction to radio training, music production, lyric or poem writing and beat making. The activities support community cohesion, bringing young people together from diverse cultural backgrounds. Young people are given the opportunity to create LIVE radio shows. No need to book!

Contact: Nadia Taghi  | 0247 655 0564 | [email protected] | WATCH Ltd, 12 Victoria Street, CV1 5LZ

Website: www.watchcharity.org.uk  f: facebook.com/WATCHcommunitycentre-hillfields | t: @WATCHCHARITY

Singing Workshops (The Singing Project)

19 June

5:15pm — 6:30pm

Music

The Foyer, Lower Holyhead Road, CV1 3AX (Training Room 2) 

3 Open singing workshops, for singers of all abilities. No auditions. Harmony singing in folk and popular styles from UK and the world. Please buzz in and sign in at reception. 

Repeat events on 26 June and 3 July. These workshops are free and ongoing. 

The Singing Project 

27 Broomfield Road, CV5 6JY 

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Natalia Graña 
 

Thursday, 20 June 2019

“A Human Library” Takeover (MiFriendly Cities and Building Bridges)

20 June

10:00am — 1:30pm

Other

A “one stop shop” information point that creates access to information about employment, health, youth and human rights.

Meet representatives from different organizations:

10.00am – Canley Community Library;

11.00am Central Library and Tile Hill Library;

1.30pm – Coundon Community Library. 

Coffee Morning (Ekta-Unity)

20 June

10:30am — 12:30pm

Arts & Crafts

We provide a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for you to meet, socialise and learn and share skills, such as Knitting, Crotchet, etc. for beginners and advanced. 

Coffee Mornings are held every Thursday.

Ekta-Unity 

c/o St Paul’s Church, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ 

Mobile: 07477 877 517 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.ekta-unity.org 

facebook 
@ektaunitycoventry 
 

Share My Language Rhymetime (MiFriendly Cities)

20 June

11:00am — 11:30am

Music

Tile Hill Library, Smithford Way, CV1 1FY 

Bring a Rhyme from your childhood to share! (Coventry Welcomes Festival) 

 

Open Deck Music Sessions (Inini Initiative Ltd)

20 June

12:00pm — 3:00pm

Music

Hagard Community Centre, Remembrance Road, CV3 3DG

Open deck mini music concert to promote and raise awareness of mental health. 
Bring your records, play them on our turntable and enjoy dancing and hanging out with music lovers. 

Repeat event on 21 June at Riley Square, Roseberry Avenue, CV2 1NB 12.00 noon – 3.00pm on all days 

Inini initiative Ltd

Mobile: 07783957105

Email:  [email protected]

The Bundle by Journey Man Theatre (Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre)

20 June

1:00pm — 8:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Shop Front Theatre, 38 City Arcade, CV1 3HW 

1.00pm – 3.00pm and 6.00pm – 8.00pm

The Bundle tells a truly moving story, which sheds light on immigration laws that make day to day living difficult or refugees and asylum seekers, enabling the media to portray people in a negative light. An extraordinary and intriguing performance by a cast of two. 

Coventry Refugee & Migrant Centre 

Norton House, Bird Street, CV1 5FX 

Tel: 024 7771 0860 

Website: www.covrefugee.org 

Silk Painting for Beginners (Workers’ Educational Association)

20 June

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Foleshill Library, Broad Street, CV6 5BG 

Do you want to learn how to do silk painting? Using a wide range of techniques and rich, vibrant colours you will produce a piece of work. No previous experience required, just your imagination! 

Please enrol and reserve your place before attending. Enrol online at wea.org.uk or 
by phoning 0300 303 3464. Please quote course reference C3126935. 

Conversation Cafe (Coventry Welcomes)

20 June

1:30pm — 2:30pm

Cultural Exchange

Foleshill Library

Job Club (WATCH Charity Ltd)

20 June

2:00pm — 4:00pm

Other

Our friendly employment team provides specialist 1:1 and group support to jobseekers and is able to help with: Job search and job applications; CV creation and interview techniques; Advice and information about training or further education.

27 June and 4 July 2.00pm – 4.00pm 

WATCH LTD
12 Victoria Street, CV1 5LZ
Tel: 024 7655 0564 /  Library: 024 7678 6980
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.watchcharity.org.uk 
Facebook: WATCHcommunitycentre-hillfields
Twitter: @WATCHCHARITY

HillzFM Young People's Project (WATCH Charity Ltd)

20 June

3:30pm — 5:30pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Hillz Children and Young People’s Project provides fun activities and radio taster sessions for young people aged 10-18. We offer introduction to radio training, music production, lyric or poem writing and beat making. The activities support community cohesion, bringing young people together from diverse cultural backgrounds. Young people are given the opportunity to create LIVE radio shows. No need to book!

Contact: Nadia Taghi  | 0247 655 0564 | [email protected] | WATCH Ltd, 12 Victoria Street, CV1 5LZ

Website: www.watchcharity.org.uk  f: facebook.com/WATCHcommunitycentre-hillfields | t: @WATCHCHARITY

Crafts from around the World (Foleshill Community Library)

20 June

5:00pm — 6:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Special themed craft sessions from around the world for children. All under 8’s must 
be accompanied by an adult. 

Repeat events on 27 June and 4 July 

Foleshill Community Library, Broad Street, CV6 5BG

Tel; 0247678 6977

Email: [email protected]

French Conversation Group (Tile Hill Community Library and Learning Centre)

20 June

5:00pm — 6:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Practise your spoken French skills in a welcoming library group. 

Repeat events on 27 June and 4 July at the same time. 

Tile Hill Community Library and Learning Centre 

Jardine Crescent, Tile Hill, CV4 9PL 

Tel: 024 7678 6785 

Email: [email protected]

Launch of Fusion Arts Exhibition (Maokwo-Fusion)

20 June

5:00pm — 8:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

Kicking off the arts exhibition will be a line-up of amazing live performances. For 
details of the arts exhibition showcasing the creativity of Refugees and Migrants, 
visit www.maokwo.com 

Friday, 21 June 2019

Yoga Session (Sahyadri Friends Group)

21 June

6:00am — 7:00am

Health & Wellbeing

We are celebrating International Yoga Day, where we would be performing some basic yoga postures. Please dress appropriately and kindly carry a yoga mat and drinking water. Please energize yourself before coming.

Disclaimer: - please consult your GP if you suffer from any health issues.

Contact Name: Chaitrali Chitre

Organisation Name and Address: Sahyadri Friends Group, 26 Lichfield Road, CV3 5FF

Venue: War Memorial Park, CV3 6PT

Mobile: 07466470553

Email: [email protected]

Farmers’ Market

21 June

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

Health and Wellbeing Coffee Mornings (women only)(FWT)

21 June

10:00am — 12:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

At our Health and Wellbeing Coffee Mornings we offer a range of themed activities for women to improve health and wellbeing, including crafts, healthy lifestyles, cultural activities, art and local trips. Women get together to meet others, develop new skills and to access support, information and guidance from FWT and partner organisations. Refreshments are provided. 
Ongoing sessions every Friday at the same time.

FWT – A Centre for women
70-72 Elmsdale Avenue, Foleshill, CV6 6ES
Tel: 024 7663 7693
Website: www.fwt.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FWTCov/
Twitter: @FWTCov
Contacts: Centre Manager – Christine McNaught

Health and Wellbeing Coffee Mornings – Faye Pettitt   [email protected]

Sahil’s Open Day (Sahil)

21 June

10:00am — 2:30pm

Food

Other

Information, advice and guidance available about Sahil and associated organisations. Also food and entertainment.

Sahil 

449 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AQ 

Tel: 024 7663 8754 

Mobile; 07974 669 365 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.sahilproject.co.uk 
 

Rhymetime for MAKE MUSIC DAY UK (Libraries)

21 June

10:15am — 12:00pm

Arts & Crafts

For 0-4 year olds. Sing songs and play musical instruments with us as part of the international day of music. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

10.15am – 11.00am Canley Community Library and Coundon Community Library 

10.30am – 11.00am Hillfields Community Library and Jubilee Crescent Community  Library 

11.00am – 11.30am Tile Hill Community Library and Learning Centre 

11.15am – 12.00 noon Coundon Community Library 

 

Share My Language Rhymetime (MiFriendly Cities)

21 June

11:00am — 11:30am

Music

Central Library, Smithford Way, CV1 1FY 

Bring a Rhyme from your childhood to share! (Coventry Welcomes Festival) 

 

Open Deck Music Sessions (Inini Initiative Ltd)

21 June

12:00pm — 3:00pm

Music

Open deck mini music concert to promote and raise awareness of mental health. 
Bring your records, play them on our turntable and enjoy dancing and hanging out with music lovers. 

Riley Square, Roseberry Avenue, CV2 1NB  from12.00 noon – 3.00pm 

Inini initiative Ltd

Mobile: 07783957105

Email:  ininitati[email protected]

Make Music Day UK (Positive Images Festival)

21 June

1:00pm — 3:00pm

Music

Priory Visitor Centre, 6 Priory Row, CV1 5EX 

Come and join the worldwide celebration of music and enjoy music genres such as Soul, R&B, Afro Beats, Rap as well as instrumentals including Drumming, Guitar, Sitar, Ukulele and much more, showcased by local artists. The event combines music with dance and spoken word performances.

Conversation Café, part of Coventry Welcomes Festival (Libraries)

21 June

1:30pm — 2:45pm

Cultural Exchange

Come and practise your spoken English in a fun and friendly local library. 
These sessions are a great way to get some extra informal practice for people taking formal ESOL classes. 

1.30pm – 2.30pm Central Library 

1.45pm – 2.45pm Bell Green Community Library and Learning Centre 

Drama Workshop (Belgrade Theatre)

21 June

2:00pm — 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

A free and fun drama session for adults over the age of 18. A chance to learn new skills, socialise and have lots of fun! Come along, join in and meet like-minded people at the Belgrade. Limited places available so please ensure you sign up before the session by emailing or calling Danielle. The drama workshop will take place in the Burbidge Room at the Belgrade Theatre.

Limited places are available so please ensure you book via the Belgrade Theatre Box Office before the session. 

Belgrade Theatre 

Belgrade Square, Corporation Street, CV1 1GS 

Tel: 024 7684 6741 

Website: www.belgrade.co.uk 

 @BelgradeTheatreCoventry @BelgradeTheatre 
 

Picture Book Project Author Reading (Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations – Coventry University in partnership with the Coventry Libraries)

21 June

5:00pm — 6:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Central Library, Smithford Way, CV1 1FY 

Interested in hearing stories created by children and young people from refugee backgrounds? Come join us at the Picture Book Project Author Reading and Q&A! 

These stories have been created as part of a participatory-arts based research project run by Coventry University in partnership with Coventry Central Library with a sister project taking place in Halifax, Canada. 
 

Art and Yoga Summer Workshops City of Culture 2021

21 June

6:00pm — 8:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Health & Wellbeing

Workshop Leaders Russ Berry and Hedd Williams

Friday June 21st
Friday July 12th
Friday August 16th

Three Workshops   All 6pm - 8pm

Friends Meeting House, Hill Street Coventry  CV1 4AN

A guided exploration of movement and form, combining expressive drawing and yoga.
You will have the opportunity to unlock your artistic creativity and to learn basic yoga postures in a relaxed and peaceful setting.
The sessions will begin and end with a short group meditation to set the tone. 
No previous knowledge is required, but participants should be 16+ and reasonably fit. All art and yoga materials provided, but feel free to bring your own yoga mat if you wish. Please wear loose comfortable clothing.

Booking Recommended email: [email protected]

Coventry: Culture and Social Innovation Public Event (Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies, University of Warwick)

21 June

6:00pm — 8:00pm

Arts & Crafts

City Arcadia Gallery, City Arcade, Coventry City Centre, CV1 3HX 

At this open event, Warwick University students who organised the exhibition Coventry: Culture and Social Innovation, will explain the significance of the research and invite Coventry’s public to comment and discuss. There will be drinks and nibbles. 

Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies 

University of Warwick, Milburn House, University Science Park, CV4 7AL 

Tel: 024 7652 3523 (switchboard) 

Mobile: 07411 654 139 

Website: www.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/theatre/_s/cp/staff/vickery/ 

Contact: Jonathan Vickery 

Email: [email protected]

 

Around The World in 80 Questions (Arabian Bites)

21 June

7:00pm — 9:00pm

Food

Cultural Exchange

A night of fun and learning about different cultures whilst enjoying delicious Arabian cuisine. Be part of the discussions around integration, cohesion, understanding and acceptance of different cultures. Hear from people affected by destitution who have integrated into Coventry society and are running Arabian Bites, a successful social enterprise. 

Arabian Bites 

1A Lamb Street, CV1 4AE 

Tel: 024 7767 7178 

Email: [email protected]

Stand Up Comedy (Young Beacons)

21 June

7:00pm — 9:00pm

Other

West Indian Centre, Spon Street, CV1 3BB 

A comedy night of fun for young people in the city. Enjoy acts from local comedians, 
dance and music performances led by young people. Everyone is welcome to come and have a good laugh.

Young Beacons 

Mobile: 07511 834 715 

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Daisy Oppon 

 

Archery for All (Activity Club Coventry)

21 June

7:30pm — 9:30pm

Health & Wellbeing

Join us for Archery at 2 of our venues – Koco Community Resource Centre Friday 

7.30pm – 9.30pm or Ricoh Community Space, Judds Lane, CV6 6GE in Stand B the Ricoh Arena Monday night 7.00pm – 9.00pm. All equipment provided. All ages and gender welcome. 

Half price during Positive Images Festival. Adults £4.00, children (from 5 years) and 
concessions £3.00 

Monday 24 June and 1 July at Ricoh Community Space Stand B, 1st Floor, 
CV6 6HH 7.00pm – 9.00pm 

Friday 21 June, 28 June and 5 July at Koco Community Space, The Arches, Unit 15, 
CV1 33Q 

Koco Community Resource Centre, Unit 15 The Arches, Spon End, CV1 3JQ
Tel: 024 7644 7104

Contact: Caroline Hobday
Email: [email protected]

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Summer Open Morning and Art and Design Exhibition

22 June

9:30am — 12:30pm

Exhibitions

King Henry’s opens its doors for a morning of excitement, fun and intrigue. Lots of subject activities taking place for prospective families and children interested in joining our community. We also present our annual A-Level Art and Design Exhibition. All are welcome!

Venue : King Henry VIII School, Warwick Road, CV3 6AQ

Tel. no.: 02476 271 111

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.kinghenrys.net

f: https://www.facebook.com/KingHenryVIIISchool/

t: https://twitter.com/KHVIIISchool

Walking for Good Health (Ekta-Unity)

22 June

10:30am — 12:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

War Memorial Park, Kenilworth Road, CV3 6PT 

It is part of our health promotion and wellbeing project to encourage local people to walk together, meet new people and enjoy local facilities and green spaces. 
All ages and abilities can join. Everyone welcome. 

Ekta-Unity 

c/o St Paul’s Church, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ 

Mobile: 07477 877 517 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.ekta-unity.org 

facebook 
@ektaunitycoventry 
 

 

Storytime in libraries

22 June

11:00am — 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

For 4-10 year olds. All under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult. 

Polish themed Storytime (Stoke Community Library 11.00am – 12.00 noon and Aldermoor Community Library – 2.00pm – 3.00pm) 

Join us for stories and crafts around the theme of Poland. 

1.30pm – 2.30pm Caribbean cruise Storytime (Tile Hill Community Library and  Learning Centre) 

2.00pm – 3.00pm Stories from the Emerald Isle (Foleshill Community Library) 

Come and listen to stories from Ireland and join in with the craft activities. 
 

Dome in a Day

22 June

11:00am — 9:00pm

Music

Cultural Exchange

One dome, one day, a world  of possibilities.
Originally built in the Calais Jungle refugee camp, before rising in London, Paris and New York to forge new communities using art, the Good Chance Dome now rises in the centre of Coventry. Bringing together artists from across Coventry and around the world and curated by the creators of the award-winning international play The Jungle, we invite you to create a new global community in just 24 hours.
Everyone is welcome, and what happens inside is up to all of us. Decorate the walls with murals, trace poetry across the floor, drum until the canvas tingles, improvise a song, scrawl a lyric on the wall – welcome to a theatre that is open to all.
Part of the CRMC’s Party in the City celebrations. A partnership between Good Chance Theatre and Coventry  City of Culture.
Saturday 22nd June
11am – late
The Good Chance Dome, Millennium Square, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1DJ
Free entry
Everyone’s Welcome
Fun and Entertainment Event
Organiser details: Good Chance Theatre  Email: [email protected]  www.goodchance.org.uk

Coventry Welcomes Party in the City (Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre)

22 June

12:00pm — 6:00pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

Broadgate. City Centre 

Coventry Welcomes Festival ends with a large-scale arts and music festival, celebrating multiculturalism, diversity and migration.

Experience dance and music performances; enjoy food from across the world and join in engaging fun activities – games, quizzes, workshops, food demonstrations and much more..

A FREE family fun day out, offering something for everyone.

Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre 

Norton House, Bird Street, CV1 5FX 

Tel: 024 7771 0860 

Website: www.covrefugee.org 
 

 

Afternoon Tea (Cheylesmore Community Library)

22 June

2:00pm — 3:30pm

Food

Join us for tea, coffee and cake as part of ‘The Great Get Together’ to meet friends and neighbours and to see what Cheylesmore Library has to offer to our community.

Cheylesmore Community Library
Cheylesmore Community Centre, Poitiers Road, CV3 5JX
Tel: 024 7678 6966
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.cheylesmorecentre.co.uk/library
Facebook: www.facebook.com/cheylesmorelibrary
Twitter: twitter.com/CheylesmoreLib
Contact: Cheylesmore Volunteers

 

 

Political History Trail (Eleanor Nesbitt)

22 June

4:00pm — 5:00pm

Other

Monarchs and wars have left their mark on Coventry, and parliaments have met here. This walk introduces you to over 1000 years of Coventry’s momentous history and its international connections. We start and finish at Lady Godiva’s statue, Broadgate CV1 1NF. 

NB Anyone interested is requested to register in advance by  emailing Eleanor. 

Email: [email protected]

 

Change the Word: Sharing stories, Sharing Spaces (Good Chance Theatre) Change the Word: Sharing stories, Sharing Spaces (Good Chance Theatre)

22 June

6:30pm — 8:30pm

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

EGO Arts Venue, Cook Street, CV1 1JN 

Discover your city like never before. See the premiere performance from the Change the Word Collective, a group of writers from across Coventry – some recently  arrived, some born and bred here. Drawing on their cultural heritage, reflections on the city and their wild imagination, these upcoming artists showcase their powerfulstories and poetry. 

Also join us for Pop Up Poetry throughout Coventry Welcomes Festival Week in unexpected places in the city! 

Sunday, 23 June 2019

The Great Get Together for Jo Cox

23 June

12:00pm — 4:00pm

Other

Come and meet your Friends and neighbours in the park. 
Bring a picnic and enjoy the fun. Try tennis and bowls for free, equipment provided. Games for children. Hot and cold drinks, ice cream and cakes available. 
Jo’s killing was designed to divide us and promote hatred. Our friends and family can think of no better response than an anniversary that brings us closer together and celebrates all that we have in common.

Venue : Spencer Park, Coventry, CV5 6NP
Email:;[email protected]

Website:     www.friendsofspencerpark.org

f: www.facebook.com/FriendsofSpencerPark
 

Coventry Mercia Lion Mela (Coventry Mercia Lions)

23 June

12:00pm — 5:00pm

Food

Arts & Crafts

Broadgate
 

Come and visit art, craft, food and charity stalls. Enjoy performances by dancers and local and international singers. 

Coventry Mercia Lions 

Contact: Omkar Hunjan 

Tel: 07831 673 291 

Email: [email protected]

Monday, 24 June 2019

Yoga and picnic in the Park

24 June

11:00am — 2:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Coventry War Memorial Park, Kenilworth Road, CV3 6PT   (Meeting place: Café near the main car park, Kenilworth Road)

This is one of our most popular events. Yoga exercises will be conducted by 2 trained and very experienced yoga instructors, followed by games, sing-song and other fun activities.

All ages and abilities are welcome to join.

Please dress appropriately, and bring your own yoga mat or something to sit on. 

Ekta-Unity Group
St. Paul’s Church Hall, 556 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ
Mobile: 07850 484 849
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.ekta-unity.org
Facebook: ekta-unity

 

Yoga and Gentle Exercise Session (Ekta-Unity)

24 June

11:00am — 12:30pm

Health & Wellbeing

The session is conducted by trained and well-experienced tutors. All ages and abilities including chair seated are welcomed to join, depending on the capacity of the hall. 

Yoga and exercise session every Monday 

Ekta-Unity 

c/o St Paul’s Church, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ 

Mobile: 07477 877 517 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.ekta-unity.org 

facebook @ektaunitycoventry 

Job Club (WATCH Charity Ltd)

24 June

2:30pm — 4:30pm

Other

Our friendly employment team provides specialist 1:1 and group support to jobseekers and is able to help with: Job search and job applications; CV creation and interview techniques; Advice and information about training or further education.

Repeat events on Monday 1 July 2.30pm – 4.30pm and Thursday 20 and 27 June and 4 July 2.00pm – 4.00pm 

WATCH LTD
12 Victoria Street, CV1 5LZ
Tel: 024 7655 0564 /  Library: 024 7678 6980
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.watchcharity.org.uk 
Facebook: WATCHcommunitycentre-hillfields
Twitter: @WATCHCHARITY

Screening of ‘Black Sheep’ (Coventry Against Racism)

24 June

7:00pm — 9:00pm

Other

Council House, Earl Street, CV1 5RR. Ask at reception for the room. 

Coventry Against Racism invites you to the screening of ‘Black Sheep’, the story of a black teenager who made friends with racists. This Guardian-commissioned film was nominated for best short documentary at the 2019 Oscars.

The discussion will be led by our guest speakers which include Director Cornelius Walker.

Coventry Against Racism 

Website: www.coventryagainstracism.co.uk 

 @carofficialgroup /CovAntiRacism 


Contact|: Murielle 

Email: [email protected] racism.co.uk

Archery for All (Activity Club Coventry)

24 June

7:30pm — 9:30pm

Join us for Archery at 2 of our venues – Koco Community Resource Centre Friday 

7.30pm – 9.30pm or Ricoh Community Space, Judds Lane, CV6 6GE in Stand B the Ricoh Arena Monday night 7.00pm – 9.00pm. All equipment provided. All ages and gender welcome. 

Half price during Positive Images Festival. Adults £4.00, children (from 5 years) and 
concessions £3.00 

Monday 24 June and 1 July at Ricoh Community Space Stand B, 1st Floor, 
CV6 6HH 7.00pm – 9.00pm 

Friday  28 June and 5 July at Koco Community Space, The Arches, Unit 15, 
CV1 33Q 

Koco Community Resource Centre, Unit 15 The Arches, Spon End, CV1 3JQ
Tel: 024 7644 7104

Contact: Caroline Hobday
Email: ca[email protected]

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Carpentry Level 1 (FabLab Coventry)

25 — 28 June

10:00am — 2:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Furniture Factory, Bugatti White Room, Grove Street, CV1 5PH 

You will be guided through learning the tools of the trade, how to use these in the most effective way, and finally creating your own bird box ready to take home with you.

All 4 days must be attended. Certificated by Open College Network.

FabLab Coventry 

Unit 27, City Arcade, CV1 3HX 

Tel: 024 7622 0296 

Mobile: 07974 984 522 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.covfablab.org.uk 

 @fablabcov @fablabcov 

 

Sahil’s Wellbeing Workshop (Sahil)

25 June

10:00am — 2:30pm

Health & Wellbeing

St Paul’s Community Hall, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ 

Programme:

11.00am -12.00 noon Yoga session with Dr Jotangia;

12.00 noon – 1.00pm Health Promotion with professionals giving information about improving mental wellbeing;

1.00pm – 1.30pm Light lunch provided;

1.30pm – 2.30pm music therapy 

Repeat event on 2 July. Wellbeing workshops are held every Tuesday. 

Sahil 

449 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AQ 

Tel: 024 7663 8754 

Mobile; 07974 669 365 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.sahilproject.co.uk

MAMTA Antenatal Workshop (FWT)

25 June

10:30am — 12:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Women Only, Culturally Sensitive Antenatal Session with Midwife and Partners
The MAMTA project, in partnership with health professionals, works to improve the health of women and their infants before, during and after pregnancy. We support women in a culturally sensitive way, particularly those from ethnic backgrounds. Women are welcome to join us for the following workshops:

MAMTA sessions ongoing every Tuesday at the same time

FWT – A Centre for women
70-72 Elmsdale Avenue, Foleshill, CV6 6ES
Tel: 024 7663 7693
Website: www.fwt.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FWTCov/
Twitter: @FWTCov
Contacts: Centre Manager – Christine McNaught
MAMTA Antenatal Workshops – Paramjeet Bassan  [email protected]

Make Music Day Rhymetime (Cheylesmore Library)

25 June

11:00am — 11:30am

Arts & Crafts

Come and join us at the library for Rhymetime and help celebrate Make Music Day UK a little late. Suitable for babies and children under 4. 

Cheylesmore Community Library 

Poitiers Road, CV3 5JX 

Tel: 024 7678 6966 

Email: [email protected]

Industrial Trail ( Eleanor Nesbitt)

25 June

2:00pm — 4:00pm

Cultural Exchange

This is a roughly circular walk, mainly in the city centre but including the Canal Basin and a number of other locations connected with some of Coventry’s craftsmen, designers and manufacturers. Anyone interested should contact Eleanor by email.

Contact: Eleanor Nesbitt | [email protected] | Coventry Leisure Centre, Fairfax Street, CV1 5RY
Website: www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ces/research/wreru/ aboutus/staff/en/

HillzFM Young People's Project (WATCH Charity Ltd)

25 June

3:30pm — 5:30pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Hillz Children and Young People’s Project provides fun activities and radio taster sessions for young people aged 10-18. We offer introduction to radio training, music production, lyric or poem writing and beat making. The activities support community cohesion, bringing young people together from diverse cultural backgrounds. Young people are given the opportunity to create LIVE radio shows. No need to book!

Contact: Nadia Taghi  | 0247 655 0564 | [email protected] | WATCH Ltd, 12 Victoria Street, CV1 5LZ

Website: www.watchcharity.org.uk  f: facebook.com/WATCHcommunitycentre-hillfields | t: @WATCHCHARITY

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Coventry Women’s Voices Get Together (FWT – A centre for women)

26 June

10:00am — 12:00pm

Other

Meeting Room at Central Library, Smithford Way, CV1 1FY 

Are you a current member of Coventry Women’s Voices? Or would you like to find out more about Coventry Women’s Voices and services available to women across Coventry?

Come along to Central Library meeting room and meet with Coventry Women’s Voice’s members. There will be activities and opportunities to take part. 

 

Live Well Project (Ekta-Unity)

26 June

11:30am — 11:30am

Health & Wellbeing

Come and enjoy our themed and creative games and activities. Have fun! 

Fun-filled activities arranged every Wednesday 

Ekta-Unity 

c/o St Paul’s Church, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ 

Mobile: 07477 877 517 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.ekta-unity.org 

facebook 
@ektaunitycoventry 

Meeting of [email protected]+ at Cherry Tree Club (HHGG Hart and Hobday Generation Games)

26 June

12:00pm — 2:00pm

Other

The Cherry Tree Club, 82 Lythalls Lane, CV6 6FT 

Variety of games and activities, such as New Age Kurling, Beetle Drive Dominos, etc. for those over 50 and young at heart ladies and gentlemen.

Light refreshments provided. 

£2.00 admission per person 

Repeat event on 3 July 

HHGG Hart and Hobday Generation Games 

Email: [email protected]

facebook 
[email protected]

Contact: Caroline Hobday 

 

Basic IT Sessions (Women only) FWT

26 June

1:00pm — 3:00pm

Other

Come along to a basic IT session, where we will support you to learn how to use a computer and the internet. You can create your own email account and learn how to use email, search the internet and access public services. We can offer support to search and apply for jobs online. 
Ongoing sessions every Wednesday at the same time.

FWT – A Centre for women
70-72 Elmsdale Avenue, Foleshill, CV6 6ES
Tel: 024 7663 7693
Website: www.fwt.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FWTCov/
Twitter: @FWTCov
Contacts: Centre Manager – Christine McNaught
IT Sessions: Tirth Hyare   [email protected]

HillzFM Young People's Project (WATCH Charity Ltd)

26 June

3:30pm — 5:30pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Hillz Children and Young People’s Project provides fun activities and radio taster sessions for young people aged 10-18. We offer introduction to radio training, music production, lyric or poem writing and beat making. The activities support community cohesion, bringing young people together from diverse cultural backgrounds. Young people are given the opportunity to create LIVE radio shows. No need to book!

Contact: Nadia Taghi  | 0247 655 0564 | [email protected] | WATCH Ltd, 12 Victoria Street, CV1 5LZ

Website: www.watchcharity.org.uk  f: facebook.com/WATCHcommunitycentre-hillfields | t: @WATCHCHARITY

Singing Workshops (The Singing Project)

26 June

5:15pm — 6:30pm

Music

The Foyer, Lower Holyhead Road, CV1 3AX (Training Room 2) 

3 Open singing workshops, for singers of all abilities. No auditions. Harmony singing in folk and popular styles from UK and the world. Please buzz in and sign in at reception. 

Repeat event on 3 July. These workshops are free and ongoing. 

The Singing Project 

27 Broomfield Road, CV5 6JY 

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Natalia Graña 

Social Inclusion Night (Social Inclusion)

26 June

6:00pm — 9:00pm

Music

Belgrade Theatre, Belgrade Square, Corporation Street, CV1 1GS 

A Social Inclusion Night to include people with disabilities. There will be music entertainment from local artists, including The Notables Band. This is also an opportunity to meet new people and promote diversity in our communities.

Everyone is welcome to this free event. 

Belgrade Theatre 

Belgrade Square, Corporation Street, CV1 1GS 

Tel: 024 7684 6741 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.belgrade.co.uk 

 @BelgradeTheatreCoventry @BelgradeTheatre 

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (King Henry VIII School)

26 June

7:00pm — 9:00pm

Arts & Crafts

King Henry’s annual summer theatre production sees us journey into the magical world of Narnia. We journey into C.S. Lewis’ spectacular fantasy world with Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy.

Tickets available on the door. £3.00 for adults, £2.50 for children. 

Repeat performance on 28 June 

King Henry VIII School 

Warwick Road, CV3 6AQ 

Tel: 024 7627 1111 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.kinghenrys.net 

facebook 
@KingHenryVIIISchool @KHVIIISchool 
 

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Jungle Rhymetime (Holbrooks Community Library)

27 — 26 June

10:00am — 11:00am

Arts & Crafts

Discover songs about the jungle and its animals at our Rhymetime for 0-4 year olds. 
All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Holbrooks Community Library 

HCCA (Holbrooks community Care Association), 115 Holbrook Lane, CV6 4DE 

Tel: 024 7663 8681 

Email: [email protected]

Coffee Morning (Ekta-Unity)

27 June

10:30am — 12:30pm

Arts & Crafts

We provide a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for you to meet, socialise and learn and share skills, such as Knitting, Crotchet, etc. for beginners and advanced. 

Coffee Mornings are held every Thursday.

Ekta-Unity 

c/o St Paul’s Church, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ 

Mobile: 07477 877 517 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.ekta-unity.org 

facebook 
@ektaunitycoventry 

Sahil's Dolki Group

27 June

10:30am — 1:30pm

Music

Learn easy steps how to play Dholki.
 

Contact: 0247 663 8754 

Sahil Project, 449 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AQ

Email: [email protected]


Website: www.sahilproject.co.uk

Job Club (WATCH Charity Ltd)

27 June

2:00pm — 4:00pm

Other

Our friendly employment team provides specialist 1:1 and group support to jobseekers and is able to help with: Job search and job applications; CV creation and interview techniques; Advice and information about training or further education.

Repeat events on Monday 1 July 2.30pm – 4.30pm and Thursday 20  4 July 2.00pm – 4.00pm 

WATCH LTD
12 Victoria Street, CV1 5LZ
Tel: 024 7655 0564 /  Library: 024 7678 6980
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.watchcharity.org.uk 
Facebook: WATCHcommunitycentre-hillfields
Twitter: @WATCHCHARITY

HillzFM Young People's Project (WATCH Charity Ltd)

27 June

3:30pm — 5:30pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Hillz Children and Young People’s Project provides fun activities and radio taster sessions for young people aged 10-18. We offer introduction to radio training, music production, lyric or poem writing and beat making. The activities support community cohesion, bringing young people together from diverse cultural backgrounds. Young people are given the opportunity to create LIVE radio shows. No need to book!

Contact: Nadia Taghi  | 0247 655 0564 | [email protected] | WATCH Ltd, 12 Victoria Street, CV1 5LZ

Website: www.watchcharity.org.uk  f: facebook.com/WATCHcommunitycentre-hillfields | t: @WATCHCHARITY

Caribbean cruise Storytime (Allesley Park Community Library)

27 June

3:30pm — 4:30pm

Arts & Crafts

Discover the culture of the islands of the Caribbean at our Storytime and craft session. For 4-10 year olds, under 8's must be accompanied by an adult.

Allesley Park Community Library

Tel. no.:02476785813

Email: [email protected] 

Website: www.coventry.gov.uk/libraries 

f: www.facebook.com/covlibraries    t: www.twitter.com/covlibraries 

Crafts from around the World (Foleshill Community Library)

27 June

5:00pm — 6:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Special themed craft sessions from around the world for children. All under 8’s must 
be accompanied by an adult. 

Repeat events on  4 July 

Foleshill Community Library, Broad Street, CV6 5BG

Tel; 0247678 6977

Email: [email protected]

French Conversation Group (Tile Hill Community Library and Learning Centre)

27 June

5:00pm — 6:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Practise your spoken French skills in a welcoming library group. 

Repeat event on  4 July at the same time. 

Tile Hill Community Library and Learning Centre 

Jardine Crescent, Tile Hill, CV4 9PL 

Tel: 024 7678 6785 

Email: [email protected]

Coventry Green Drinks (Giving Time And Solutions Ltd)

27 June

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

 

Friday, 28 June 2019

Health and Wellbeing Coffee Morning (women only) FWT

28 June

10:00am — 12:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

At our Health and Wellbeing Coffee Mornings we offer a range of themed activities for women to improve health and wellbeing, including crafts, healthy lifestyles, cultural activities, art and local trips. Women get together to meet others, develop new skills and to access support, information and guidance from FWT and partner organisations. Refreshments are provided. 
Ongoing sessions every Friday at the same time.

FWT – A Centre for women
70-72 Elmsdale Avenue, Foleshill, CV6 6ES
Tel: 024 7663 7693
Website: www.fwt.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FWTCov/
Twitter: @FWTCov
Contacts: Centre Manager – Christine McNaught

Health and Wellbeing Coffee Mornings – Faye Pettitt   [email protected]

Civic Launch of Save the Planet from Plastic Pollution Exhibition (SAVERS/Rotary)

28 June

10:30am — 11:30am

Exhibitions

Holy Trinity Church, Broadgate, CV1 5EX 
 

An exhibition of posters and plastic recycled models produced by participating schools. 

The exhibition runs from July to December 2019. 

SAVERS/Rotary 

c/o 3 Underhill Close, Finham, CV3 6RB 

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Gabrielle Back 
 

Jungle Rhymetime (Hiffields Community Library)

28 June

10:30am — 11:00am

Arts & Crafts

Discover songs about the jungle and its animals at our Rhymetime for 0-4 year olds. 
All children must be accompanied by an adult. 
 

Hillfields Community Library 

WATCH, 12 Victoria Street, Hillfields, CV1 5LZ 

Tel: 7678 6980 

Email: [email protected]

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (King Henry VIII School)

28 June

7:00pm — 9:00pm

Arts & Crafts

King Henry’s annual summer theatre production sees us journey into the magical world of Narnia. We journey into C.S. Lewis’ spectacular fantasy world with Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy.

Tickets available on the door. £3.00 for adults, £2.50 for children. 

Repeat performance on 28 June 

King Henry VIII School 

Warwick Road, CV3 6AQ 

Tel: 024 7627 1111 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.kinghenrys.net 

facebook 
@KingHenryVIIISchool @KHVIIISchool 

Archery for All (Activity Club Coventry)

28 June

7:30pm — 9:30pm

Health & Wellbeing

Join us for Archery at 2 of our venues – Koco Community Resource Centre Friday 

7.30pm – 9.30pm or Ricoh Community Space, Judds Lane, CV6 6GE in Stand B the Ricoh Arena Monday night 7.00pm – 9.00pm. All equipment provided. All ages and gender welcome. 

Half price during Positive Images Festival. Adults £4.00, children (from 5 years) and 
concessions £3.00 

Monday  1 July at Ricoh Community Space Stand B, 1st Floor, CV6 6HH 7.00pm – 9.00pm 

Friday 5 July at Koco Community Space, The Arches, Unit 15, CV1 33Q 

Koco Community Resource Centre, Unit 15 The Arches, Spon End, CV1 3JQ
Tel: 024 7644 7104

Contact: Caroline Hobday
Email: [email protected]

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Storytime in libraries

29 June

11:00am — 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

For 4-10 year olds. All under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult. 

Storytime and Craft Activities (Cheylesmore Community Library – 11.00am) 

Kenyan stories and crafts (Jubilee Crescent Community Library 11.00am – 
11.45am and Coundon Community Library 11.00am – 12.00 noon) 

Join us for stories and crafts around the theme of Kenya. 

Sri Lankan Storytime (Central Library) 

Join us for stories and crafts about the animals of Sri Lanka. 
 

Retro Sports & Activities Day (Friends of the War Memorial Park)

29 June

12:00pm — 4:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

The War Memorial Park, Kenilworth Road, CV3 6PT 

The whole family can enjoy an afternoon of traditional outdoor sports and indoor 
board games – Sack race, egg and spoon race, hop-scotch, ludo, snakes and ladders, 
and other games from different communities.

Bring a picnic and enjoy. 

Friends of the War Memorial Park 

Visitors Centre, War Memorial Park, CV3 6PT 

Tel: 024 7667 5158 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.fwmpcoventry.org.uk 

facebook 
@friendsofthewarmemorialparkcoventry/ 

Contact: Sue Konrad / Rene Whitlock 

Hillfields readers Group Open Day (Hillfields readers Group)

29 June

12:00pm — 4:00pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Hope Centre, Sparkbrook Street, Hillfields, CV1 5LB (tbc) 

 

An afternoon of author talks, poetry readings and music performances, as well as a storytelling session for families with the Imagination Café storytellers and musicians. 
The afternoon will start at 1.00pm with poetry readings by members of the Hillfields Readers Group and friends.

Included in the afternoon will be a guest appearance by a local author plus a book quiz with prizes.

At 3.00pm the Imagination Café will present a 40 minute session of stories from around the world. 

There will be free food and refreshments for all attending.

Parking is on site and  adjoining streets. 

Check out full details on the HRG Open Day flyer available in all libraries

Hillfields Community Festival 2019 (WATCH LTD)

29 June

1:00pm — 5:00pm

Music

Cultural Exchange

Please join us for a Family Fun Day to celebrate the culture and diversity of Hillfields. 
This free event will include: refreshments, children’s games, face painting, henna, information stalls and lots more including dance and local artist performances with international music provided by Coventry’s No. 1 radio station HillzFM. 
 

WATCH LTD
12 Victoria Street, CV1 5LZ
Tel: 024 7655 0564 /  Library: 024 7678 6980
Email:  [email protected]

Website: www.watchcharity.org.uk 
Facebook: WATCHcommunitycentre-hillfields
Twitter: @WATCHCHARITY

 

Bands in the Park - Coundon Park

29 June

1:00pm — 3:30pm

Music

Coundon Park

Chase Jazzmen

To mark Armed Forces Day, Chase Jazzmen will be playing at Coventry's newly created Peace Orchard.
Coventry Community Peace Orchard, Coundon Hall Park,Tamworth Rd, Keresley End, Coventry CV6 8NJ

Stories from around the World (Foleshill Community Library)

29 June

2:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Special themed storytime from around the world for children. All under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult. 

Foleshill Community Library 

Broad Street, CV6 5BG 

Tel: 024 7678 6977 

Email: [email protected]

Canley Vintage Tea Party (Canley Stakeholders Group)

29 June

2:00pm

Food

Canley Community Library, Prior Deram Walk, CV4 8FT 

Come and join a Community Vintage Tea Party, hosted by the Canley Stakeholders Group to celebrate the diversity of Coventry over fun and food.

There will be plants and table top sale, a variety and fun activities.

Just come along with friends and family and enjoy! 

Canley Stakeholders Group 

34 Sheriff Avenue, Canley, CV4 8FD 

Tel: 024 7678 6963 

Mobile: 07774 942 317 

Email: [email protected]

facebook 
@canleyconnections 
 

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Finham Festival (Finham Parish Council)

30 June

11:00am — 3:00pm

Other

Finham Green, Finham Green Road, CV3 6EP 

Join us for the Finham Festival, showcasing our local clubs, groups and services at an event with the charm of a traditional village fete.

It’s a highlight of the Parish calendar, with a range of specialist exhibits and demonstrations for adults, as well as fun activities for the whole family. 

Finham Parish Council 

Belby, Common Lane, Corley, CV7 8AQ 

Mobile: 07877 559 825 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.finhamparishcouncil.btck.co.uk 

 @FinhamFestival (event details here) 


Contact: Cllr. James G. Cobbett 
 

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

30 June

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]

Bands in the Park - Allesley Hall

30 June

2:00pm — 3:30pm

Music

Allesley Hall (Rear Garden)

Phoenix Rock 'N' Roll Band

Band In The Park Spencer Park

30 June

2:00pm — 4:00pm

Music

Come and listen to Bedworth Brass Band in Spencer Park.

Drinks and cakes will be available.

This is funded from the Mayor's Community Fund

Email: [email protected]

Monday, 1 July 2019

Digital Fabrication Course Level 2 (FabLab Coventry)

1 — 5 July

10:00am — 2:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Develop your computer drawings into 3D. In the level 2 course you will be guided to take the first step to 3D modelling in its easiest form.

All 5 days must be attended. Certificated by Open College Network. Level 1 must be completed before. 

FabLab Coventry 

Unit 27, City Arcade, CV1 3HX 

Tel: 024 7622 0296 

Mobile: 07974 984 522 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.covfablab.org.uk 

 @fablabcov @fablabcov 

Contact: Helen Lewis 

Save the Planet from Plastic Pollution (SAVERS/Rotary)

1 July

10:00am — 3:00pm

Exhibitions

Holy Trinity Church, Broadgate, CV1 5EX 

 

An exhibition of posters and plastic recycled models produced by participating schools. 

 

Yoga and Gentle Exercise Session (Ekta-Unity)

1 July

11:00am — 1:30pm

Health & Wellbeing

The session is conducted by trained and well-experienced tutors. All ages and abilities including chair seated are welcomed to join, depending on the capacity of the hall. 

Yoga and exercise session every Monday 

Ekta-Unity 

c/o St Paul’s Church, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ 

Mobile: 07477 877 517 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.ekta-unity.org 

facebook @ektaunitycoventry 

Job Club (WATCH Charity Ltd)

1 July

2:30pm — 4:30pm

Other

Our friendly employment team provides specialist 1:1 and group support to jobseekers and is able to help with: Job search and job applications; CV creation and interview techniques; Advice and information about training or further education.

Repeat events on  4 July 2.00pm – 4.00pm 

WATCH LTD
12 Victoria Street, CV1 5LZ
Tel: 024 7655 0564 /  Library: 024 7678 6980
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.watchcharity.org.uk 
Facebook: WATCHcommunitycentre-hillfields
Twitter: @WATCHCHARITY

Archery for All (Activity Club Coventry)

1 July

7:00pm — 9:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Join us for Archery at 2 of our venues – Koco Community Resource Centre Friday 

7.30pm – 9.30pm or Ricoh Community Space, Judds Lane, CV6 6GE in Stand B the Ricoh Arena Monday night 7.00pm – 9.00pm. All equipment provided. All ages and gender welcome. 

Half price during Positive Images Festival. Adults £4.00, children (from 5 years) and 
concessions £3.00 

Monday  1 July at Ricoh Community Space Stand B, 1st Floor, CV6 6HH 7.00pm – 9.00pm 

Friday 5 July at Koco Community Space, The Arches, Unit 15, CV1 33Q 

Koco Community Resource Centre, Unit 15 The Arches, Spon End, CV1 3JQ
Tel: 024 7644 7104

Contact: Caroline Hobday
Email: [email protected]

King Henry’s Music Away Day Concerto (King Henry VIII School)

1 July

7:00pm — 8:00pm

Music

St Mary Magdalene Church, Chapelfields, Sir Thomas White’s Road, CV5 8DR 

Come and join musicians from King Henry’s as they perform their annual summer concert. A wide range of soloists perform movements from concertos and solo works, accompanied by the orchestra. Admission is free.

King Henry VIII School 

Warwick Road, CV3 6AQ 

Tel: 024 7627 1111 

Mobile: 02476 271 111 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.kinghenrys.net 

facebook 
@KingHenryVIIISchool @KHVIIISchool 

Contact: Philip Dearden 

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

MAMTA Antenatal Workshop - FWT

2 July — 3 June

10:30am — 12:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Women Only, Culturally Sensitive Antenatal Session with Midwife and Partners
The MAMTA project, in partnership with health professionals, works to improve the health of women and their infants before, during and after pregnancy. We support women in a culturally sensitive way, particularly those from ethnic backgrounds. Women are welcome to join us for the following workshops:

MAMTA sessions ongoing every Tuesday at the same time

FWT – A Centre for women
70-72 Elmsdale Avenue, Foleshill, CV6 6ES
Tel: 024 7663 7693
Website: www.fwt.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FWTCov/
Twitter: @FWTCov
Contacts: Centre Manager – Christine McNaught
MAMTA Antenatal Workshops – Paramjeet Bassan  [email protected]

Sahil’s Wellbeing Workshop (Sahil)

2 July

11:00am — 2:30pm

Health & Wellbeing

St Paul’s Community Hall, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ 

Programme:

11.00am -12.00 noon Yoga session with Dr Jotangia;

12.00 noon – 1.00pm Health Promotion with professionals giving information about improving mental wellbeing;

1.00pm – 1.30pm Light lunch provided;

1.30pm – 2.30pm music therapy 

Wellbeing workshops are held every Tuesday. 

Sahil 

449 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AQ 

Tel: 024 7663 8754 

Mobile; 07974 669 365 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.sahilproject.co.uk

HillzFM Young People's Project (WATCH Charity Ltd)

2 — 1 July

3:30pm — 5:30pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Hillz Children and Young People’s Project provides fun activities and radio taster sessions for young people aged 10-18. We offer introduction to radio training, music production, lyric or poem writing and beat making. The activities support community cohesion, bringing young people together from diverse cultural backgrounds. Young people are given the opportunity to create LIVE radio shows. No need to book!

Contact: Nadia Taghi  | 0247 655 0564 | [email protected] | WATCH Ltd, 12 Victoria Street, CV1 5LZ

Website: www.watchcharity.org.uk  f: facebook.com/WATCHcommunitycentre-hillfields | t: @WATCHCHARITY

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Community Information Fair

3 July

10:00am — 4:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Other

Positive Images Festival hosts the Community Information Fair as part of its festival celebrations.
The Fair is located in the heart of the City Centre and features 13 marquees with 18 stalls offering a great opportunity to find out about the work of local community groups and other public service organisations.  You will also be able to find out about the services they offer to the people of Coventry.

Contact: Broadgate, CV1 1FN

Live Well Project (Ekta-Unity)

3 July

11:30am — 2:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Come and enjoy our themed and creative games and activities. Have fun! 

Fun-filled activities arranged every Wednesday 

Ekta-Unity 

c/o St Paul’s Church, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ 

Mobile: 07477 877 517 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.ekta-unity.org 

facebook 
@ektaunitycoventry 

Meeting of [email protected]+ at Cherry Tree Club (HHGG Hart and Hobday Generation Games)

3 July

12:00pm — 2:00pm

Other

The Cherry Tree Club, 82 Lythalls Lane, CV6 6FT 

Variety of games and activities, such as New Age Kurling, Beetle Drive Dominos, etc. for those over 50 and young at heart ladies and gentlemen.

Light refreshments provided. 

£2.00 admission per person 

HHGG Hart and Hobday Generation Games 

Email: [email protected]

facebook 
[email protected]

Contact: Caroline Hobday 

Basic IT Sessions (Women only) FWT

3 July

1:00pm — 3:00pm

Other

Come along to a basic IT session, where we will support you to learn how to use a computer and the internet. You can create your own email account and learn how to use email, search the internet and access public services. We can offer support to search and apply for jobs online. 
Ongoing sessions every Wednesday at the same time.

FWT – A Centre for women
70-72 Elmsdale Avenue, Foleshill, CV6 6ES
Tel: 024 7663 7693
Website: www.fwt.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FWTCov/
Twitter: @FWTCov
Contacts: Centre Manager – Christine McNaught
IT Sessions: Tirth Hyare   [email protected]

HillzFM Young People's Project (WATCH Charity Ltd)

3 July

3:30pm — 5:30pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Hillz Children and Young People’s Project provides fun activities and radio taster sessions for young people aged 10-18. We offer introduction to radio training, music production, lyric or poem writing and beat making. The activities support community cohesion, bringing young people together from diverse cultural backgrounds. Young people are given the opportunity to create LIVE radio shows. No need to book!

Contact: Nadia Taghi  | 0247 655 0564 | [email protected] | WATCH Ltd, 12 Victoria Street, CV1 5LZ

Website: www.watchcharity.org.uk  f: facebook.com/WATCHcommunitycentre-hillfields | t: @WATCHCHARITY

Singing Workshops (The Singing Project)

3 July

5:15pm — 6:30pm

Music

The Foyer, Lower Holyhead Road, CV1 3AX (Training Room 2) 

3 Open singing workshops, for singers of all abilities. No auditions. Harmony singing in folk and popular styles from UK and the world. Please buzz in and sign in at reception.

These workshops are free and ongoing. 

The Singing Project 

27 Broomfield Road, CV5 6JY 

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Natalia Graña 

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Coffee Morning (Ekta-Unity)

4 July

10:30am — 12:30pm

Arts & Crafts

We provide a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for you to meet, socialise and learn and share skills, such as Knitting, Crotchet, etc. for beginners and advanced. 

Coffee Mornings are held every Thursday.

Ekta-Unity 

c/o St Paul’s Church, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ 

Mobile: 07477 877 517 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.ekta-unity.org 

facebook 
@ektaunitycoventry 

Sahil's Dolki Group

4 July

10:30am — 1:30pm

Music

Learn easy steps how to play Dholki.
 

Contact: 0247 663 8754 

Sahil Project, 449 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AQ

Email: [email protected]


Website: www.sahilproject.co.uk

Mixed Media and Art Workshop (Workers’ Educational Association)

4 July

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Fargo Village, Market Hall, Far Gosford Street, CV1 5ED 

Create a unique piece of art using mixed media. You will learn to use different techniques in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. No previous experience is required, just your imagination. 

Please enrol and reserve your place before attending.

Enrol online at wea.org.uk or by phoning 0300 303 3464. Please quote course reference C3126939. 

 

Job Club (WATCH Charity Ltd)

4 July

2:00pm — 4:00pm

Other

Our friendly employment team provides specialist 1:1 and group support to jobseekers and is able to help with: Job search and job applications; CV creation and interview techniques; Advice and information about training or further education.

WATCH LTD

12 Victoria Street, CV1 5LZ
Tel: 024 7655 0564 /  Library: 024 7678 6980
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.watchcharity.org.uk 
Facebook: WATCHcommunitycentre-hillfields
Twitter: @WATCHCHARITY

Rhymetime World Special (Foleshill Library)

4 July

2:00pm — 2:30pm

Arts & Crafts

We invite you to join us for a multicultural Rhymetime for 0-5 year old children.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Foleshill Community Library 

Broad Street, CV6 5BG 

Tel: 024 7678 6977 

Email: [email protected]

HillzFM Young People's Project (WATCH Charity Ltd)

4 July

3:30pm — 5:30pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Hillz Children and Young People’s Project provides fun activities and radio taster sessions for young people aged 10-18. We offer introduction to radio training, music production, lyric or poem writing and beat making. The activities support community cohesion, bringing young people together from diverse cultural backgrounds. Young people are given the opportunity to create LIVE radio shows. No need to book!

Contact: Nadia Taghi  | 0247 655 0564 | [email protected] | WATCH Ltd, 12 Victoria Street, CV1 5LZ

Website: www.watchcharity.org.uk  f: facebook.com/WATCHcommunitycentre-hillfields | t: @WATCHCHARITY

Crafts from around the World (Foleshill Community Library)

4 July

5:00pm — 6:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Special themed craft sessions from around the world for children. All under 8’s must 
be accompanied by an adult. 

Foleshill Community Library, Broad Street, CV6 5BG

Tel; 0247678 6977

Email: [email protected]

French Conversation Group (Tile Hill Community Library and Learning Centre)

4 July

5:00pm — 6:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Practise your spoken French skills in a welcoming library group. 

Tile Hill Community Library and Learning Centre 

Jardine Crescent, Tile Hill, CV4 9PL 

Tel: 024 7678 6785 

Email: [email protected]

Friday, 5 July 2019

Health and Wellbeing Coffee Mornings (women only) FWT

5 July

10:00am — 12:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

At our Health and Wellbeing Coffee Mornings we offer a range of themed activities for women to improve health and wellbeing, including crafts, healthy lifestyles, cultural activities, art and local trips. Women get together to meet others, develop new skills and to access support, information and guidance from FWT and partner organisations. Refreshments are provided. 
Ongoing sessions every Friday at the same time.

FWT – A Centre for women
70-72 Elmsdale Avenue, Foleshill, CV6 6ES
Tel: 024 7663 7693
Website: www.fwt.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FWTCov/
Twitter: @FWTCov
Contacts: Centre Manager – Christine McNaught

Health and Wellbeing Coffee Mornings – Faye Pettitt   [email protected]

Polish themed Storytime (Willenhall Community Library)

5 July

4:00pm — 5:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Join us for stories and crafts around the theme of Poland.

For 4-10 year olds. Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult. 

Willenhall Community Library 

HAGARD Community Centre, Remembrance Road, Willenhall, CV3 3DG 

Tel: 024 7678 6991 

Email: [email protected]

Archery for All (Activity Club Coventry)

5 July

7:30pm — 9:30pm

Health & Wellbeing

Join us for Archery at 2 of our venues – Koco Community Resource Centre Friday 

7.30pm – 9.30pm or Ricoh Community Space, Judds Lane, CV6 6GE in Stand B the Ricoh Arena Monday night 7.00pm – 9.00pm. All equipment provided. All ages and gender welcome. 

Half price during Positive Images Festival. Adults £4.00, children (from 5 years) and 
concessions £3.00 

Monday  1 July at Ricoh Community Space Stand B, 1st Floor, CV6 6HH 7.00pm – 9.00pm 

Friday 5 July at Koco Community Space, The Arches, Unit 15, CV1 33Q 

Koco Community Resource Centre, Unit 15 The Arches, Spon End, CV1 3JQ
Tel: 024 7644 7104

Contact: Caroline Hobday
Email: [email protected]

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Dreamscape Movement and art City of Culture 20121 workshops

6 July

9:30am — 12:30pm

Arts & Crafts

3 x 3 stand alone workshops to be held at St Peter's Centre

The first Saturday of the month starting

Saturday 6th July 

All starting from 9.30 a.m until 12.30 p.m

Materials (Paper, Pens, sticky tape, bin bags, plastic table clothes, paper napkins, ribbon, stick on gems and various stickers) and refreshments provided.

The workshop brings two creative artists together using different mediums in the form of dance/drama/movement being used as inspiration to create pieces of art in costumes formed from household and recycled items.

The workshop is open to you

ng people from the age of 8 upwards.
Merging movement and art, this exciting project will inspire the young imagination by delving into the magical world of dreams.

Young people are invited to come and explore their creativity with art and movement and have fun.
 Pre-booking is advised as places are limited. 
 
Kate Severn Hills is an artist working with mixed media in 2D and 3D.

Kate runs art and craft workshops for all ages, helping participants in exploring their creative side and encouraging passion in the arts with new found skills. Kate is the founder of Create to Motivate, running weekly sessions for women only group.

Sarah Zebrzuski is a performing arts practitioner with over 10 years experience. Specialising in directing and choreography, working with children and adults.
Sarah is the founder of Indigo Arts which hold weekly sessions for children using dance/movement/ drama.

WORKSHOPS ARE FREE BUT BOOKING REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR PLACE. 

"if you wish to reserve a place on  a workshop please email    [email protected] and state which workshop and which date or dates you want a place for".

Stories from the Emerald Isle (Bell Green Community Library)

6 July

11:00am — 12:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Come and listen to stories from Ireland and join in with the craft activities. For 4-10 year olds, under 8's must be accompanied by an adult.

Bell Green Community Library , 17-24 Riley Square, CV2 1LS

Email: [email protected] 

Website: www.coventry.gov.uk/libraries 

f: www.facebook.com/covlibraries    t: www.twitter.com/covlibraries 

Free Mixed Genre Workshops City of Culture 2021

6 July

11:00am — 1:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

Workshop Leaders  Shabana Saguro and Chaitrali Chitre

Workshop 3- 6th July 2019   11.00am to 1.00pm

All Foleshill Library

Workshop No. 3

Conducted by Chaitrali Chitre/volunteer 
Mindfulness, Rangoli and Mehndi
Mindfulness is about noticing small things around us and living in the present moment. Practicing mindfulness has many health benefits and some basic mindfulness exercises with the advantages will be discussed and practiced in this session.
Learn how to apply Henna tattoos and create beautiful designs on the palms. Also learn to make Rangoli patterns using powdered colours.

Refreshments will be available

Booking recommended

Email   email: [email protected]

Tel:  07986 321820

Handlettering Magic (Cheylesmore Community Library)

6 July

2:00pm — 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Frances Yeung, a local designer/artist, will lead a free interactive children’s workshop on how to have word fun and use lettering decoratively.

Suitable for 5-10 year olds. Under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult.

No need to book, just turn up on the day. 

Cheylesmore Community Library 

Poitiers Road, CV3 5JX 

Tel: 024 7678 6966 

Email: [email protected]

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Fun Dog Show in Spencer Park (Friends of Spencer Park)

7 July

12:00pm — 3:30pm

Other

Fun for all the family. All breeds welcome. £1 entry fee per dog per event 

12.00 Show starts. 12.30 Judging starts 

Show categories are: Best Puppy (under 12 months), Best Male Dog, Best Female Dog, Best Rescue Dog, Best Senior Dog (over 8 years), Best Pair of Dogs, The Dog the Judges Would Most Like to Take Home, Best in Show (winners of the other seven categories 

3.00pm Winners of the games announced and prizes awarded.

3.30 pm Dog Show ends 

Games for dogs: Sausage Bobbing and Fastest Recall Competition 

Games for people: Tombola and Guess the number of biscuits in the jar 

Animal charities stalls, craft stalls and Refreshments 

Venue: Spencer Park

Website: www.friendsofspencerpark.org

Email: [email protected]

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

WorldSong community choir

10 July

7:30pm — 9:00pm

Music

WorldSong community choir invite you to join them for a free singing workshop on 10 July 2019, 7.30pm at Earlsdon Methodist Church Hall, Earlsdon Avenue South, Coventry, CV5 6DN
Accessible ground floor venue, seating available, accessible toilet

Sing African and gospel songs
No experience necessary, no need to read music -  
just come along, have a go and enjoy!

Singing can be extremely beneficial for both physical and mental well-being. It can improve lung capacity by encouraging us to breathe deeply, and singing, especially in a group, can be an uplifting and joyful experience.

 Come and find out for yourself!

For more info contact [email protected] or just turn up!
 

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Celebrate Diversity with Nature – Breaking the Barriers Workshops (Positive Images Festival)

11 July

11:00am — 2:30pm

Health & Wellbeing

Sherbourne Valley Allotments, CV5 8DH 

Led by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Environmental and Me Team and Simon Watts, 

Wild Presentation. 

Thursdays  11th July 8th August

From 11.00am to 2.30pm

People who attend will be making some traditional crafts (totem pole, dream catchers with willow and journey sticks). The hope is that the totem pole will be added to by each group and will become the central display piece for all the work to hang off. This will be led by the Environment and Me Team at WWT. They will be working with Simon Watts from Wild Presentations who will be showing people how to make the best use of their smart phone cameras and how to break the traditions of photography to get some great photos (shooting into the sun for example) – which again we will display. We will also have a small video booth set up to capture people’s favourite green spaces and why they are important to them to turn into a short clip that can be shown!  

Booking Recommended
Email email: [email protected]

Tel: 07986 321820

Friday, 12 July 2019

Art and Yoga Summer Worksops City of Culture 2021

12 July

6:00pm — 8:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Health & Wellbeing

Workshop Leaders Russ Berry and Hedd Williams

Friday July 12th
Friday August 16th

Three Workshops   All 6pm - 8pm

Friends Meeting House, Hill Street Coventry  CV1 4AN

A guided exploration of movement and form, combining expressive drawing and yoga.
You will have the opportunity to unlock your artistic creativity and to learn basic yoga postures in a relaxed and peaceful setting.
The sessions will begin and end with a short group meditation to set the tone. 
No previous knowledge is required, but participants should be 16+ and reasonably fit. All art and yoga materials provided, but feel free to bring your own yoga mat if you wish. Please wear loose comfortable clothing.

Booking Recommended email: [email protected]

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Positive FarGo (Positive Images Festival in association with FarGo Village)

13 — 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. 

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Coventry Community Fusion Festival (West Midlands Police)

27 July

10:00am — 6:00pm

Music

Cultural Exchange

Broadgate, City Centre

Calling all young people… Come and find out about the fantastic range of activities and services on offer from different organisations in Coventry. Attractions on the day include: Live performances – singing and dancing; face painting; information stalls. 
Also free food and refreshments! 

West Midlands Police 

Little Park Street, CV1 2JX 

Mobile: 07391 019 817 

Website: www.westmidlandspolice.co.uk 

Contact: Wayne Pamire 

Email: [email protected]

Stoke Heritage Trail (Stoke Local History Group in association with Stoke Community Library)

27 July

10:30am — 2:30pm

Other

Stoke Local History Group presents a guided walk around the recently created Stoke Heritage Trail, exploring aspects of Ball Hill, Stoke Park, Stoke Green and Bray’s Lane.

We start and finish at Stoke Community Library. Morning walk at 10.30am or afternoon walk at 1.30pm available.

Booking essential. Contact Stoke Library to book a place.

Tel: 024 7678 6990 or email: [email protected]

 

 

Colour Me Write - City of Culture 2021 workshop

27 July

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

3 x 3 hr stand alone workshops to be held at the central library on the following dates:

Saturday 27th July 2019
Saturday 7th September 2019
Saturday 28th September 2019

workshops from 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Materials (paper, pens, paint, brushes, canvases etc...) and refreshments provided.

The workshop brings two artists together using two different mediums; written word in the form of poetry and the use of colour in the form of paint on canvas.
Participants will create a written piece that will then be used as the inspiration for an art work. Participants do not need to be 'good' at writing or art, everyone is welcome to come along and be creative in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

Kate Severn Hills is an artist working with mixed media in 2 and 3D. Kate runs art and craft workshops assisting participants in exploring their dormant creative side and encouraging passion in the arts with new found skills.

Emilie Lauren Jones is a published poet and regular performer of poetry. Emilie runs monthly poetry workshops at Central library, Coventry. In 2018, she completed an MA in Creative Writing at The University of Birmingham. 

 
WORKSHOPS ARE FREE BUT BOOKING REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR PLACE. 

"if you wish to reserve a place on  a workshop please email    [email protected] and state which workshop and which date or dates you want a place for".

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

28 July

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, 8 August 2019

Celebrate Diversity with Nature – Breaking the Barriers Workshops (Positive Images Festival)

8 August

11:00am — 2:30pm

Health & Wellbeing

Sherbourne Valley Allotments, CV5 8DH 

Led by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Environmental and Me Team and Simon Watts, 

Wild Presentation.

Thursdays 8th August

From 11.00am to 2.30pm

People who attend will be making some traditional crafts (totem pole, dream catchers with willow and journey sticks). The hope is that the totem pole will be added to by each group and will become the central display piece for all the work to hang off. This will be led by the Environment and Me Team at WWT. They will be working with Simon Watts from Wild Presentations who will be showing people how to make the best use of their smart phone cameras and how to break the traditions of photography to get some great photos (shooting into the sun for example) – which again we will display. We will also have a small video booth set up to capture people’s favourite green spaces and why they are important to them to turn into a short clip that can be shown!  

Booking Recommended
Email email: [email protected]

Tel: 07986 321820

 

Friday, 16 August 2019

Art and Yoga Summer Worksops City of Culture 2021

16 August

6:00pm — 8:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Health & Wellbeing

Workshop Leaders Russ Berry and Hedd Williams

Friday August 16th

Three Workshops   All 6pm - 8pm

Friends Meeting House, Hill Street Coventry  CV1 4AN

A guided exploration of movement and form, combining expressive drawing and yoga.
You will have the opportunity to unlock your artistic creativity and to learn basic yoga postures in a relaxed and peaceful setting.
The sessions will begin and end with a short group meditation to set the tone. 
No previous knowledge is required, but participants should be 16+ and reasonably fit. All art and yoga materials provided, but feel free to bring your own yoga mat if you wish. Please wear loose comfortable clothing.

Booking Recommended email: [email protected]

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Multicultural Community Fair (Lions Club of Coventry Godiva)

18 August

11:00am — 5:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Daimler Green Community Centre, 48 Highley Drive, Daimler Green, Radford, CV6 3LR 
 

Come and enjoy vibrant and varied entertainment; sample different cuisine and watch cookery demonstrations; visit craft stalls and stalls selling food from around the world; take part in turban and sari tying workshop. Also included: sport and children’s activities. The organizers would be delighted if people could wear their national dress on the day, but if not just come as you are! 

Lions Club of Coventry Godiva

Contact MR Girish Parekh

Website: www.godivalions.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

 

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Singing and Drumming Workshops City of Culture 2021

24 August

10:00am — 12:00pm

Music

Cultural Exchange

Workshop Leaders:   Mahendra Patel and Fran Egan Kelly

Saturday 24th August,  Saturday 31st August and Sunday 8th September
All 10.00am – 12noon 
All Shop Front Theatre, City Centre


Positive images commissions Kadence Music with Fran Egan Kelly.  These  workshops will be singing and hand drumming to produce 3 timeless songs well known for their social impact around the world.  
Fran has been singing for many years both national and international ranging from Jazz/pop/gospel and now producing her own original material.
Kadence Music – Mahandra Patel has been playing hand drums for over 30yrs, mixing different styles from around the world. Especially known for his ability to play by ear for show/gigs without any rehearsals. Working within Coventry communities delivering workshops enabling all people to have a go and play some great music.
Booking Recommended:   Email: [email protected]

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

25 August

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]

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Singing and Drumming Workshops City of Culture 2021

31 August

10:00am — 12:00pm

Music

Cultural Exchange

Workshop Leaders:   Mahendra Patel and Fran Egan Kelly

Saturday 31st August and Sunday 8th September
All 10.00am – 12noon 
All Shop Front Theatre, City Centre


Positive images commissions Kadence Music with Fran Egan Kelly.  These  workshops will be singing and hand drumming to produce 3 timeless songs well known for their social impact around the world.  
Fran has been singing for many years both national and international ranging from Jazz/pop/gospel and now producing her own original material.
Kadence Music – Mahandra Patel has been playing hand drums for over 30yrs, mixing different styles from around the world. Especially known for his ability to play by ear for show/gigs without any rehearsals. Working within Coventry communities delivering workshops enabling all people to have a go and play some great music.
Booking Recommended:   Email: [email protected]

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Colour Me Write Workshop City of Culture 2021

7 September

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Workshops to be held at the central library on the following dates:

Saturday 7th September 2019
Saturday 28th September 2019

workshops from 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Materials (paper, pens, paint, brushes, canvases etc...) and refreshments provided.

The workshop brings two artists together using two different mediums; written word in the form of poetry and the use of colour in the form of paint on canvas.
Participants will create a written piece that will then be used as the inspiration for an art work. Participants do not need to be 'good' at writing or art, everyone is welcome to come along and be creative in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

Kate Severn Hills is an artist working with mixed media in 2 and 3D. Kate runs art and craft workshops assisting participants in exploring their dormant creative side and encouraging passion in the arts with new found skills.

Emilie Lauren Jones is a published poet and regular performer of poetry. Emilie runs monthly poetry workshops at Central library, Coventry. In 2018, she completed an MA in Creative Writing at The University of Birmingham. 

 
WORKSHOPS ARE FREE BUT BOOKING REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR PLACE. 

"if you wish to reserve a place on  a workshop please email    [email protected] and state which workshop and which date or dates you want a place for".

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Singing and Drumming workshops City of Culture 2021

8 September

10:00am — 12:00pm

Music

Cultural Exchange

Workshop Leaders:   Mahendra Patel and Fran Egan Kelly

Sunday 8th September

All 10.00am – 12noon 
All Shop Front Theatre, City Centre


Positive images commissions Kadence Music with Fran Egan Kelly.  These  workshops will be singing and hand drumming to produce 3 timeless songs well known for their social impact around the world.  
Fran has been singing for many years both national and international ranging from Jazz/pop/gospel and now producing her own original material.
Kadence Music – Mahandra Patel has been playing hand drums for over 30yrs, mixing different styles from around the world. Especially known for his ability to play by ear for show/gigs without any rehearsals. Working within Coventry communities delivering workshops enabling all people to have a go and play some great music.
Booking Recommended:   Email: [email protected]

Monday, 16 September 2019

Diversity Day (Ekta-Unity)

16 September

11:00am — 2:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Bringing local communities together to celebrate the richness of diversity and different cultures within our community. The event will include displays, information stalls, music, entertainment, light refreshments, etc. Admission: £2.00 

Ekta-Unity 

c/o St Paul’s Church, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ 

Mobile: 07477 877 517 

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.ekta-unity.org 

facebook 
@ektaunitycoventry 

 

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Colour Me Write workshop City of Culture 2021

28 September

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Workshops to be held at the central library on the following dates:

Saturday 28th September 2019

workshops from 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Materials (paper, pens, paint, brushes, canvases etc...) and refreshments provided.

The workshop brings two artists together using two different mediums; written word in the form of poetry and the use of colour in the form of paint on canvas.
Participants will create a written piece that will then be used as the inspiration for an art work. Participants do not need to be 'good' at writing or art, everyone is welcome to come along and be creative in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

Kate Severn Hills is an artist working with mixed media in 2 and 3D. Kate runs art and craft workshops assisting participants in exploring their dormant creative side and encouraging passion in the arts with new found skills.

Emilie Lauren Jones is a published poet and regular performer of poetry. Emilie runs monthly poetry workshops at Central library, Coventry. In 2018, she completed an MA in Creative Writing at The University of Birmingham. 

 
WORKSHOPS ARE FREE BUT BOOKING REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR PLACE. 

"if you wish to reserve a place on  a workshop please email    [email protected] and state which workshop and which date or dates you want a place for".

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

29 September

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]

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]

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]

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]