Positive Images Festival

Programme

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Tuesday, 28 September 2021

The Billion Seed Challenge Project

28 September — 31 October

3:00pm — 5:00pm

Other

Rotary is a partner of the together coalition, and they are organizing a Billion seed challenge to highlight the importance of Cop 26 and the environmental decisions which will impact our future.
The challenge is to plant one billion wildflower  seeds to raise awareness of the importance of green spaces for wildlife and communities. Every one can become involved in sowing seeds.
Crocus corms highlight the importance of Polio eradication, planting corms and wildflower seeds can become part of the challenge to support the Environment and highlight the importance of COP26.

How to get your seeds and get planting

AS part of the billion Seed planting challenge. Homebase will be providing 50% of seeds in all their UK stores up until October 26th.The wild  plant Conservation Charity Plant life have put together some tips to help decide

What; where and how to plant your seeds.
There is a press release ten plate for Rotary clubs taking part in the challenge so head to the billion seed web site to down load the pack.
You can plant throughout October till the 30th

https://www.rotarygbi.org/events/billionseedchallenge/
 

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Capturing Coventry Exhibition 28th September to 26th October

30 September — 26 October

9:30am — 6:30pm

Exhibitions

An Exhibition by students from Hereward College present photographs of Coventry

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

For details of opening times Libraries - Foleshill Library | Coventry City Council

Friday, 1 October 2021

Around the World and Climate Change Poster Competition Exhibition

1 October — 30 November

10:30am — 4:00pm

Exhibitions

Includes Informal Launch and Viewing A 10.30am -11.45am  
Venue:  Holy Trinity Church, Broadgate
Times:  Check Holy Trinity Church Opening Times

Refreshments will be provided, Everyone welcome at the launch

Contact: Gabrielle Back
                Coventry Rotary  and Savers

Email: [email protected]

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Black in the Day: Children of the Windrush Generation

14 — 31 October

10:00am — 5:00pm

Exhibitions

Coventry Caribbean Association

159, Spon Street, Coventry CV1 3BB

From 10th to 31st October

Opening times: Monday to Friday 10.00am to 2.00pm, Saturday and sunday 2.00pm to 5.00pm

The Living Culture Exhibition

14 — 29 October

10:00am — 1:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Exhibitions

1st to 29th October 2021 (Except 16th October 2021)

A daring invitation to breathe African civilization as far back as BC2000 to 2021 through the mouthpiece of the Djali, the traditional keeper of African indigenous history.
The three-dimensional exhibition aims to challenge embedded stereotypes and open up a dialogue in redesigning and
redressing the future of young people from black communities.
Curated by world renowned storyteller Usifu Jalloh

Drop in Monday to Saturday,
10am to 1pm
WAVA Hall, 31 Barras Green, CV2 4LY
Enquiries contact - Lekan 07368 256589

Download the leaflet (PDF)

Positive Images Planning meetings - online

14 October

12:30pm — 1:30pm

Cultural Exchange

All meetings start at 12.30 and finish at 1.30pm

Come and share your ideas at our planning meetings.

Dates of our meetings: 

22 July 2021

Please email if you wish to attend?

Our email: [email protected]

Mary Courtney's Artist in Residence in the Central Library

14 October

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Mary will be on hand to advise people interested in developing their own art form whether in the visual arts or in poetry.  So come along and talk to Mary whether you already have some artistic experience or are keen to develop your own art form.  
All consultations are FREE


Also Mary will be creating an artistic structure inspired by gargoyles and green men and women found on buildings in the city.  Adults and children are welcome to come along and take part in the   Making Faces  project.

Making Faces

Join local artist and grotesque hunter Mary Courtney, to make faces inspired by gargoyles and green men half-hidden on buildings in the city. 

Venue: Central Library. 
Dates and times:  1pm to  4pm  Most   Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays  
Suitable for children and adults. 
Informal drop-in.
All art materials supplied.


For more information contact  [email protected]

Friday, 15 October 2021

Mary Courtney's Artist in Residence in the Central Library

15 October

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Mary will be on hand to advise people interested in developing their own art form whether in the visual arts or in poetry.  So come along and talk to Mary whether you already have some artistic experience or are keen to develop your own art form.  
All consultations are FREE


Also Mary will be creating an artistic structure inspired by gargoyles and green men and women found on buildings in the city.  Adults and children are welcome to come along and take part in the   Making Faces  project.

Making Faces

Join local artist and grotesque hunter Mary Courtney, to make faces inspired by gargoyles and green men half-hidden on buildings in the city. 

Venue: Central Library. 
Dates and times:  1pm to  4pm  Most   Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays  
Suitable for children and adults. 
Informal drop-in.
All art materials supplied.


For more information contact  [email protected]

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Virtual Singing For The Brain

20 October

11:00am — 1:00pm

Music

Every Wednesday, from 11am till 1pm, Singing for the Brain meet up on zoom. This is an opportunity to sing (and hear) vintage Bollywood and Lollywood songs, ghazals, etc. It’s a chance to see old friends and make new ones, and to keep one’s brain stimulated by remembering favourite songs from the past. The group aims to alleviate loneliness for the over 50s, enhance their memories and inform each other of rapid changes of the current Pandemic situation. Discussions are held at the end of the session.  We also tackle fake news against the vaccinations etc. We share out  materials, videos and information from the Community Resilience Team, providing the latest advice on staying safe.  The group has been a lifeline for elderly people, and it continues to meet online till the end of 2021. Then we shall assess the situation accordingly.  We’d love to welcome some new members with interest in singing. 
Please contact Tahera Fazal or Jeetuybhai Shah for more information about how to join:   Tahera Fazal (Mob: 07984330030, email: [email protected]
Jeetubhai Shah on Mob: 07775301778
 

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Mary Courtney's Artist in Residence in the Central Library

21 October

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Mary will be on hand to advise people interested in developing their own art form whether in the visual arts or in poetry.  So come along and talk to Mary whether you already have some artistic experience or are keen to develop your own art form.  
All consultations are FREE


Also Mary will be creating an artistic structure inspired by gargoyles and green men and women found on buildings in the city.  Adults and children are welcome to come along and take part in the   Making Faces  project.

Making Faces

Join local artist and grotesque hunter Mary Courtney, to make faces inspired by gargoyles and green men half-hidden on buildings in the city. 

Venue: Central Library. 
Dates and times:  1pm to  4pm  Most   Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays  
Suitable for children and adults. 
Informal drop-in.
All art materials supplied.


For more information contact  [email protected]

Friday, 22 October 2021

Mary Courtney's Artist in Residence in the Central library

22 October

1:00pm — 3:30pm

Arts & Crafts

Mary will be on hand to advise people interested in developing their own art form whether in the visual arts or in poetry.  So come along and talk to Mary whether you already have some artistic experience or are keen to develop your own art form.  
All consultations are FREE


Also Mary will be creating an artistic structure inspired by gargoyles and green men and women found on buildings in the city.  Adults and children are welcome to come along and take part in the   Making Faces  project.

Making Faces

Join local artist and grotesque hunter Mary Courtney, to make faces inspired by gargoyles and green men half-hidden on buildings in the city. 

Venue: Central Library. 
Dates and times:  1pm to  4pm  Most   Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays  
Suitable for children and adults. 
Informal drop-in.
All art materials supplied.


For more information contact  [email protected]

Saturday, 23 October 2021

Free Poetry Night Celebration with a Galaxy of National and Local Poets

23 October

7:00pm — 9:30pm

Arts & Crafts

Join us for an Evening of Exciting and Thought-Provoking Poetry brought to you by the Positive Images Festival.
Poets include; Liz Berry, Sarah Fletcher, John Bernard, Roy McFarlane, Andrea Mbarushimana, Olga Dermott Bond
plus Coventry’s Poet Laureate - Emilie Lauren Jones

Free food and refreshments provided.

Saturday 23rd October 2021
Central Methodist Hall, Warwick Lane, Coventry CV1 2HA
Time: 7.00pm to 9.30pm. Doors open 6.30pm. 


Just turn up - no need to book

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Making our Fair Green Solar Future

27 October

7:30pm — 9:30pm

Cultural Exchange

Responding locally to the 2030 UN Global Climate Change Emergency

United Reform Church 10 Warwick Row Coventry CV11EX

The UN science-based climate emergency requires 50% cut in current carbon emissions by 2030 to contain global warming within 1.5 degrees so avert irreversible catastrophe for life on earth. Coventry & Warwickshire recognises the dual challenge to urgently address local atmospheric pollution and global warming from using fossil fuels. The common solutions is replacement with clean green energy and technologies mostly generated locally., combined with resource efficiency.

Speakers:

Chair ; Zarah Sultana MP Coventry South Constituency

Cllr John McNicholas Lord Mayor Coventry Council

Angus  Rose Director Ineco Energy Ltd

Susan Juned Heart of England Community Energy Director

Tony McNally Climate Change Solutions Ltd Managing Director

Free registration here …. https://www.climate-change-solutions.co.uk/product/making-a-fair-green-solar-future/

Tony McNally, Managing Director Climate Change Solutions Ltd [email protected], www.climate-change-solutions.co.uk

Thursday, 28 October 2021

Mary Courtney's Artist in Residence in the Central Library

28 October

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Mary will be on hand to advise people interested in developing their own art form whether in the visual arts or in poetry.  So come along and talk to Mary whether you already have some artistic experience or are keen to develop your own art form.  
All consultations are FREE


Also Mary will be creating an artistic structure inspired by gargoyles and green men and women found on buildings in the city.  Adults and children are welcome to come along and take part in the   Making Faces  project.

Making Faces

Join local artist and grotesque hunter Mary Courtney, to make faces inspired by gargoyles and green men half-hidden on buildings in the city. 

Venue: Central Library. 
Dates and times:  1pm to  4pm  Most   Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays  
Suitable for children and adults. 
Informal drop-in.
All art materials supplied.


For more information contact  [email protected]

Friday, 29 October 2021

Mary Courtney's Artist in Residence in the Central Library

29 October

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Mary will be on hand to advise people interested in developing their own art form whether in the visual arts or in poetry.  So come along and talk to Mary whether you already have some artistic experience or are keen to develop your own art form.  
All consultations are FREE


Also Mary will be creating an artistic structure inspired by gargoyles and green men and women found on buildings in the city.  Adults and children are welcome to come along and take part in the   Making Faces  project.

Making Faces

Join local artist and grotesque hunter Mary Courtney, to make faces inspired by gargoyles and green men half-hidden on buildings in the city. 

Venue: Central Library. 
Dates and times:  1pm to  4pm  most   Thursdays, Fridays and  first Saturday of each month.  
Suitable for children and adults. 
Informal drop-in.
All art materials supplied.


For more information contact  [email protected]

Sunday, 31 October 2021

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones - in Central Library

31 October

1:00pm — 3:10pm

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

September the workshops will be returning to Central Library, Coventry. The next in-person session will take place 1pm - 3:10pm on Sunday 31st October 2021. 

We are doing everything possible to make these sessions Covid secure and to ensure you feel safe after what has been a long break from in-person sessions for many of us.  

There are a few changes to be aware of:
- We will be meeting in the main area of the library as this is better ventilated and will allow us more space to spread out than the meeting room. This section is back-left of the main desk, library staff will direct you if needed and my number is 078 0510 4743 if you get lost! 
- The library is limiting visitor numbers so we won't be surrounded by lots of people.
- You must bring your own refreshments (sorry! We hope the tea, coffee and biscuits will return in due course). Both hot and cold drinks are allowed. 
- We will provide hand-sanitiser but feel free to bring your own and to wear a mask during the session if you would like to. 
- The sessions will finish slightly earlier due to the reduced opening hours of the library.
- Please bring your own pens and paper where possible. 

If you don't feel able to attend in September but would still like to take part in the activities, let me know nearer the time and I will email you a typed copy of the session plan so you can still take part. Obviously, if restrictions change Colin and I will need to reconsider this plan and will let you know.

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

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

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

For more information email: [email protected]

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Peace Poetry – a Multi-Faith Poetry Event

4 November

2:00pm — 3:30pm

Arts & Crafts

People of all faiths are invited to bring a favourite poem to read. Poems should be inspired by the theme of ‘faith, hope and love’ and can be read in any language. Share a poem you like, a poem you’ve written or just enjoy listening. Includes a break for tea and cake!

Suitable for all ages.

Free Events at Central Hall, Coventry

All events are completely free of charge and will take place, in-person at Central Hall Methodist Church, Warwick Lane, Coventry CV1 2HA

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE BUT BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. The easiest way to book your place is via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/united-kingdom--coventry/emilie-lauren-jones/

People of all faiths and no faith are welcome to all events.

All events are free but voluntary donations on the day will be welcome.

For more information, including any questions regarding accessibility, please email: [email protected]

 

Saturday, 6 November 2021

Wonderful Words – A Fun, Celebration of Being Ourselves!

6 November

10:00am — 10:30am

Arts & Crafts

This fun session actively encourages you to enjoy being creative and to celebrate what makes you YOU! Create a personalised A3 ‘Wonderful Words Board' decorated with positive words and images. Plus write a simple celebratory poem. Refreshments included.

Suitable for ages 12+

Free Events at Central Hall, Coventry

All events are completely free of charge and will take place, in-person at Central Hall Methodist Church, Warwick Lane, Coventry CV1 2HA

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE BUT BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. The easiest way to book your place is via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/united-kingdom--coventry/emilie-lauren-jones/

 

People of all faiths and no faith are welcome to all events.

All events are free but voluntary donations on the day will be welcome.

For more information, including any questions regarding accessibility, please email: [email protected]

 

Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Create To Motivate presents Free Monthly Arts and Crafts Workshops

10 November

1:00pm — 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

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

Wednesday 10th November
Wednesday 8th December
1 until 3pm and more to come in the new year.
Sessions held at the WATCH Centre, Victoria Street,
Hillfields, Coventry CV1 5LZ

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

For more information contact: Kate Hills tel: 07886 689416
 

Saturday, 20 November 2021

Thankfulness Bottles

20 November

10:00am — 11:30am

Arts & Crafts

A practical session, perfect for children and adults. Reflecting on what we are grateful for, we will each fill a small bottle with layers of coloured salt. The beautiful bottles can be taken home to remind us of the people and things we are thankful for.  Refreshments included.

Suitable for all ages.

Free Events at Central Hall, Coventry

All events are completely free of charge and will take place, in-person at Central Hall Methodist Church, Warwick Lane, Coventry CV1 2HA

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE BUT BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. The easiest way to book your place is via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/united-kingdom--coventry/emilie-lauren-jones/

People of all faiths and no faith are welcome to all events.

All events are free but voluntary donations on the day will be welcome.

For more information, including any questions regarding accessibility, please email: [email protected]

Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Faith, Hope and Love – a Video Montage

1 December

7:00pm — 8:00pm

Arts & Crafts

A live screening of the Faith, Hope and Love film created using images, poetry and music from the people of Coventry. If you have a photo you would like included in the film, please contact Emilie: [email protected]. All images must be submitted by 16th October 2021.

Suitable for those aged 12+

Includes food supplied by Arabian Bites
 

Free Events at Central Hall, Coventry

All events are completely free of charge and will take place, in-person at Central Hall Methodist Church, Warwick Lane, Coventry CV1 2HA

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE BUT BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. The easiest way to book your place is via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/united-kingdom--coventry/emilie-lauren-jones/

People of all faiths and no faith are welcome to all events.

All events are free but voluntary donations on the day will be welcome.

For more information, including any questions regarding accessibility, please email: [email protected]

 

Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Create To Motivate presents Free Monthly Arts and Crafts Workshops

8 December

1:00pm — 3:00pm

Arts & Crafts

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

Wednesday 8th December
1 until 3pm and more to come in the new year.
Sessions held at the WATCH Centre, Victoria Street,
Hillfields, Coventry CV1 5LZ

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

For more information contact: Kate Hills tel: 07886 689416

Thursday, 16 December 2021

Christmas Cabaret

16 December

7:00pm — 10:00pm

Arts & Crafts

A musical, poetry and dance extravaganza. You will be treated to a variety of high-quality acts performing on stage for your entertainment. A fun and fabulous way to spend an evening in the build up to Christmas.

Suitable for those aged 12+

Includes an interval buffet provided by Arabian Bites

Free Events at Central Hall, Coventry

All events are completely free of charge and will take place, in-person at Central Hall Methodist Church, Warwick Lane, Coventry CV1 2HA

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE BUT BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. The easiest way to book your place is via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/united-kingdom--coventry/emilie-lauren-jones/
 

People of all faiths and no faith are welcome to all events.

All events are free but voluntary donations on the day will be welcome.

For more information, including any questions regarding accessibility, please email: [email protected]