Positive Images Festival

Programme

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Saturday, 16 June 2018

Multicultural Craft and Food Fair

16 June

10:00am — 4:00pm

Food

Arts & Crafts

Come along and browse 20 stalls for crafts, multicultural artefacts and food from around the world.

See our page for details of stalls and contacts.

Contact: Smithford Way, CV1 1FY

Green Heart Project Exhibition

16 June — 31 December

10:00am — 4:00pm

Exhibitions

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

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

Friday, 22 June 2018

Positive Images Community Information Fair

22 June

10:00am — 4:00pm

Cultural Exchange

Come along and meet many of Coventry’s voluntary and community organisations at 12 marquees (24 stalls), offering information and advice and recruiting volunteers.
See separate
Community Information Fair page for details of organisations involved and their contact numbers.

Contact: Smithford Way, CV1 1FY

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Multicultural Concert of Music and Dance

30 June

7:00pm — 10:30pm

Music

Cultural Exchange

Join us for a Musical night from around the world.

Programme

7.00pm  -  Veselka Ukrainian Youth Dancers

7.10pm   -  Sahyadri Group Dancers – Asian Dancers

7.20pm  -  Coventry Morrismen—Traditional Morris performance

7.35pm  - Chitrakalaimanram Dance School-  Bharathanatiyam Dance

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

8.05pm - Chinese Dancers – Dance performance from China

8.15 pm - Chatrakalaimanram Dance School

8.25pm  - Sahayadri Group Dancers

8.35pm  - Break

9.05pm  - Ukrainian Choir

9.25pm   - Chinese Fan  Dancers 

9.35pm  -  Coventry Morrismen

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

10.05pm - Bobbie Lorde    Folk  - Singer

10.20 Close

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

Location: Ukrainian Hall, Leicester Causeway CV1 4HL

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Positive Posts

18 July

2:00pm — 4:00pm

Exhibitions

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

Drop in sessions

Venue: Central Library, Smithford Way, CV1 1 FY

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Coventry’s Medieval City Wall Tour

4 August

1:45pm — 4:00pm

Other

Discover Coventry’s Medieval City Wall on Saturday afternoon, this guided walking tour with Coventry’s very own Deep Fact Friar. Explore the 12 gates and 20 towers that protected Coventry for 305 years, kept out Kings from Edward IV to Charles I. A £10 charge applies to this 2 miles tour.

Deep Fact Friar Tours, C/O Coventry Priory Visitors Centre (behind Nando’s) Priory Place. Coventry. CV1 1FE

Tel. no. 07846 863604

Email: deepfactfriar@gmail.com

Website: www.deepfactfriar.com

f: Deep Fact Friar                       t: @DeepFactFriar

Poetry at The Tin and Comedy and Music

4 August

7:00pm — 9:30pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Enjoy an evening out with some of the best local poets and comedians around with a guest or two from elsewhere in the country.  
Free (opens 6.30pm)

Join us for a free evening of diverse arts.
16+ only
A pick n mix of local and further a-field artists

  • Bobby Parker
  • Laura Potts
  • Lucy Thompson
  • Russ Berry
  • Raef Boylan
  • The Retinal Circus
  • Coventry Live Poets
  • Ace Ambrose
  • Carys Hannah


For information:  email positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com

Venue: The Tin, 1-4 Canal Basin, St Nicholas Street, CV1 4LY

Friday, 17 August 2018

Farmers’ Market

17 August

9:00am — 3:00pm

Food

The Farmers’ Market returns, offering a variety of fresh, locally sourced seasonal produce. There is a vast range of products on offer – honey, mustard, marmalade, jams, organic meat, sausages, flavoured rustic farmhouse breads, baguettes, croissants, cheese, pickles, fresh organic fruit and seasonal vegetables. Also a variety of takeaway foods on offer to tempt you as you browse. All goods are farmed within 50 miles of our region. Buy local and reduce your carbon footprint!
The Farmers’ Market takes place on the third Friday of each month.

Contact: Broadgate, City Centre

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Masterclass in short story writing

25 August

1:30pm — 3:30pm

Arts & Crafts

Stuck for ideas? Not sure how to get your story started? What makes a good short story? During these two stand-alone sessions you can join in discussions and have a go at writing activities designed to assist you in your story writing ventures, under the expert guidance of Emilie Lauren Jones, whose short stories have featured in several anthologies. Emilie is also a member of the Coventry Writers Group.


Venue: Central Library, Smithford Way CV1 1FY

Imagination Reading Café

25 August

2:00pm — 4:00pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

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

Future dates: 28th July; 28th August; 22nd September; 13th October; 17th November and 8th December

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

26 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: positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Coventry Green Drinks (Giving Time And Solutions Ltd)

30 August

5:30pm — 8:30pm

Cultural Exchange

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

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

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

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

 

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Coventry’s Medieval City Wall Tour

1 September

1:45pm — 4:00pm

Other

Discover Coventry’s Medieval City Wall on Saturday afternoon, this guided walking tour with Coventry’s very own Deep Fact Friar. Explore the 12 gates and 20 towers that protected Coventry for 305 years, kept out Kings from Edward IV to Charles I. A £10 charge applies to this 2 miles tour.

Deep Fact Friar Tours, C/O Coventry Priory Visitors Centre (behind Nando’s) Priory Place. Coventry. CV1 1FE

Tel. no. 07846 863604

Email: deepfactfriar@gmail.com

Website: www.deepfactfriar.com

f: Deep Fact Friar                       t: @DeepFactFriar

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Ian McMillan and Tony Husband in cartoon history

12 September

7:30am — 9:30pm

Arts & Crafts

Comedy, cartoonery, poetry and improv! Created by the evening's audience with Yorkshire poet, broadcaster and comedian Ian McMillan and Cartoonist of the Year, Tony Husband. A fast-flowing, rapidrafting adventure in which two top funny men reflect upon local stories and legends.

Ian McMillan is poet-in-residence for The Academy of Urbanism and Barnsley FC. He presents The Verb every week on BBC R3 and he's a regular on Coast, BBC Breakfast, Countryfile, Pick of the Week, Last Word and The Arts Show.

Tony Husband is Cartoonist in Residence at The Lowry and has been awarded Strip, Gag and Sports Cartoonist of the Year no fewer than ten times by the Cartoon Arts Trust. His work appears regularly in many national newspapers and magazines.
www.tonyhusband.co.uk/show.html
www.uktouring.org.uk/ian-mcmillan/

Tickets: £12.50
Booking Office: 024 7699 8964
Website: http://albanytheatre.co.uk/

Venue: ALBANY THEATRE, ALBANY ROAD, CV5 6JQ

Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm (Doors open 7.00pm)

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

30 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: positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Coventry’s Medieval City Wall Tour

6 October

1:45pm — 4:00pm

Other

Discover Coventry’s Medieval City Wall on Saturday afternoon, this guided walking tour with Coventry’s very own Deep Fact Friar. Explore the 12 gates and 20 towers that protected Coventry for 305 years, kept out Kings from Edward IV to Charles I. A £10 charge applies to this 2 miles tour.

Deep Fact Friar Tours, C/O Coventry Priory Visitors Centre (behind Nando’s) Priory Place. Coventry. CV1 1FE

Tel. no. 07846 863604

Email: deepfactfriar@gmail.com

Website: www.deepfactfriar.com

f: Deep Fact Friar                       t: @DeepFactFriar

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

28 October

1:00pm — 3:30pm

Arts & Crafts

No need to book, just turn up!

Location: Meeting Room at Central Library, Coventry

!.00pm to 3.30pm

Meet new people with an interest in poetry, share your work and learn new techniques for writing your own poems. No previous poetry experience is necessary! For more information email: positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

25 November

1:00pm — 3:30pm

Arts & Crafts

No need to book, just turn up!

Location: Meeting Room at Central Library, Coventry

From 1.00pm to 3.30pm

Meet new people with an interest in poetry, share your work and learn new techniques for writing your own poems. No previous poetry experience is necessary! For more information email: positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones

16 December

1:00pm — 3:30pm

Arts & Crafts

No need to book, just turn up!

Location: Meeting Room at Central Library, Coventry

From 1.00pm to 3.30pm

Meet new people with an interest in poetry, share your work and learn new techniques for writing your own poems. No previous poetry experience is necessary! For more information email: positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com