Positive Images Festival

Programme

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Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Capturing Coventry Exhibition 9th June to 9th July

9 June

9:31am — 4:00pm

Exhibitions

An Exhibition by students from Hereward College present photographs of Coventry

The exhibition will take place in Coventry Central Library from 9th June to 9th July

Exhibition poster (PDF)

Monday, 14 June 2021

Coventry Welcomes Digital Festival 14 - 21 June

14 — 21 June

9:00am — 9:00pm

Music

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

Please visit https://coventry2021.co.uk/what-s-on/coventry-welcomes-2021/ for more information

 

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Putting the Flags Out for Coventry Welcomes

16 June

2:00pm — 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

A Zoom workshop session with Kate Hills and Emilie Lauren Jones

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please visit https://coventry2021.co.uk/what-s-on/coventry-welcomes-2021/ for more information and to book tickets.

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Blackout Poetry

17 June

11:00am — 12:30pm

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

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

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

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

Attendees will have fun creating their own blackout poems.

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

Please visit https://coventry2021.co.uk/what-s-on/coventry-welcomes-2021/ to book tickets and for more information.

Create your own artistic poem in this fun, relaxed session. The finished poems will be displayed at Ziferblat and on a city centre shop front window.
No previous writing experience necessary.
For additional information about the session, including any accessibility needs, please email [email protected]
 

Friday, 18 June 2021

Anti Hybernation party

18 June

5:00pm — 9:00pm

Music

Come along for nibbles, fun, music and games.  

No joggers or dressing gowns allowed.
We will be in socially distanced groups at The Voluntary Action Coventry base. 27-29 Trinity Street Coventry CV1 1FJ.

Contact us at [email protected] to book your place and tell us a track that you want to add to the party play list.
 
Contact Nicky on [email protected] or Tel: 07541343491

Sunday, 20 June 2021

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

20 June

1:00pm — 2:30pm

Cultural Exchange

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

Thursday, 24 June 2021

“Not Your Barbie”

24 June

11:00am — 12:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Cultural Exchange

We are students from Arts, Enterprise and Development at the University of Warwick and we are writing to you seeking help regarding a student-led art event named “Not Your Barbie” which would be organized online on 24th June 2021 by us. This event is part of the Project Management for Cultural Enterprise module at the Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies.

This one-hour-long event will focus on “self-acceptance and appearance anxiety”, attempting to highlight the key challenge faced by young people and to engage the audience in fruitful discussion.
This event will cover a range of artistic segments including 3D Exhibition, Short Documentary, Performance Art, etc. Further details about the event (PDF).

Here is the link to our event:
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_YzBlM2JlN2MtZDliMC00N2UxLTkyMzktMGZjY2YxYzNlNjZi%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2209bacfbd-47ef-4465-9265-3546f2eaf6bc%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22d68220a1-c989-4a47-8808-0237199a1fab%22%7d
 

Positive Images Planning meetings - online

24 June

12:30pm — 1:30pm

Cultural Exchange

All meetings start at 12.30 and finish at 2.00pm

Come and share your ideas at our planning meetings.

Dates of our meetings: 

20th May

Please email if you wish to attend?

Our email: [email protected]

Friday, 25 June 2021

“We are Warriors” – African Cultural Night

25 June

6:00pm — 9:00pm

Music

Cultural Exchange

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

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

All are welcome.

This is Africa

Tel: 07704638507

Email: [email protected]

Website:     www.thisisafrica.co.uk

 facebook africacommunity2021  Twitter TIA_CCoC2021
 

Saturday, 3 July 2021

Unity through Sports

3 July

10:00am — 6:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Cultural Exchange

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

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

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

This is Africa

Tel: 07704638507

Email: [email protected]

Website:     www.thisisafrica.co.uk

 facebook africacommunity2021  Twitter TIA_CCoC2021

Climate Action for a Fair Green Future 3 July 2021

3 July

10:00am — 12:30pm

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

Philip McDermott City Energy Energy Transformation Lead E.ON UK

Susan Juned Heart of England Community Energy Director

Tom Bradley External Affairs and Regulations Manager Cadent Gas

Jane Hych Chief Executive Officer Imagineering Ltd

Howard Perry Energy Manager Severn Trent Water Plc

Tony McNally Climate Change Solutions Ltd Managing Director

Free registration here …. https://www.climate-change-solutions.co.uk/product/climate-action-for-a-clean-green-future/ Powering West Midlands Growth: A Regional Approach to Clean Energy Innovation (PDF)

Please contact for further information including sponsorship opportunities or contribute in other ways Note: This might be rescheduled or zoom-virtual in light of changed lockdown restriction nearer the time.

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

Sunday, 4 July 2021

Unity through Sports

4 July

1:00pm — 5:00pm

Health & Wellbeing

Cultural Exchange

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

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

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

This is Africa

Tel: 07704638507

Email: [email protected]

Website:     www.thisisafrica.co.uk

 facebook africacommunity2021  Twitter TIA_CCoC2021

Saturday, 24 July 2021

Beatz Africa 2021 Festival

24 July

7:00pm — 11:00pm

Food

Music

Cultural Exchange

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

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

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

This is Africa

Tel: 07704638507

Email: [email protected]

Website:     www.thisisafrica.co.uk

 facebook africacommunity2021  Twitter TIA_CCoC2021

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Really Big and Really Loud

27 July

11:00am — 1:00pm

Other

By Phoebe Eclair-Powell. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.

Really Big and Really Loud is a story. Charli’s story

It’s about losing your voice and going on a big adventure to find it again. It features a rageful rhino, a very helpful fly called Stephen and some really good songs about chips.
A show for all the family from award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell.
Age guidance: 5+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/really-big-and-really-loud/

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Black Love

28 July

7:30pm — 9:30pm

Arts & Crafts

Other

A BELGRADE THEATRE COVENTRY AND PAINES PLOUGH PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH TIATA FAHODZI

Written by Chinonyerem Odimba, with music by Ben and Max Ringham, co-directed by Chinonyerem Odimba and Katie Posner. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.Introducing Roundabout’s first ever musical.

Love freely. Love freedom. Love.

Meet Aurora and Orion: Sister and Brother. Constellations in time. More than blood. More than just fam.  They look after each other in their small London flat, filled with the memories of their parents’ Black Love. When that love is threatened, they have to find their way back to each other and to what it means to love whilst Black. Using real-life stories, imagined worlds and new songs inspired by an R and B heritage, they begin a journey to confronting their own worst fears. Black Love is an explosion of form busting storytelling, an ode to Black music, and those real stories we rarely hear.

Age Guidance: 12+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/black-love/

Thursday, 29 July 2021

May Queen

29 July

7:30pm — 9:30pm

Other

By Frankie Meredith. Directed by Balisha Karra. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.
May Day in Coventry, 2022. Sixteen-year-old Leigh has been chosen as May Queen. She’s buzzin, as is the rest of the city. The cider is flowing and St George’s flag is flying – but during the day’s festivities something happens. Something disturbing, but maybe… unsurprising. As the year moves on in the City of Peace and Reconciliation, Leigh must face up to the events of that hot May Day, and dig deep within herself to ask – how did she get here? And how does she get out?
Age Guidance: 12+

May Queen is written by Midlands writer Frankie Meredith and directed by Balisha Karra, Belgrade Theatre’s Co-Artistic Director for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/may-queen/

Friday, 30 July 2021

Hungry

30 July

7:30pm — 9:00pm

Other

By Chris Bush. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.
“I’d watch you eat. I’d eat you up. You’re not like them, are you? You’re real.”
Lori is a professional chef. Bex waits tables to make ends meet. One night together in a walk-in fridge and the rest is history. Lori has big plans, but Bex is struggling. If we are what we eat, then Bex is in real trouble. It’s not her fault though – the system is rigged. No-one on minimum wage and zero hours has the headspace to make their own yoghurt.
Hungry is a new play about food, love, class and grief in a world where there’s little left to savour.
Age Guidance: 12+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/hungry/

Saturday, 31 July 2021

Really Big And Really Loud

31 July

11:00am — 1:00pm

Other

By Phoebe Eclair-Powell. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.

Really Big and Really Loud is a story. Charli’s story

It’s about losing your voice and going on a big adventure to find it again. It features a rageful rhino, a very helpful fly called Stephen and some really good songs about chips.
A show for all the family from award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell.
Age guidance: 5+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/really-big-and-really-loud/

May Queen

31 July

7:00pm — 9:00pm

Other

By Frankie Meredith. Directed by Balisha Karra. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.
May Day in Coventry, 2022. Sixteen-year-old Leigh has been chosen as May Queen. She’s buzzin, as is the rest of the city. The cider is flowing and St George’s flag is flying – but during the day’s festivities something happens. Something disturbing, but maybe… unsurprising. As the year moves on in the City of Peace and Reconciliation, Leigh must face up to the events of that hot May Day, and dig deep within herself to ask – how did she get here? And how does she get out?
Age Guidance: 12+

May Queen is written by Midlands writer Frankie Meredith and directed by Balisha Karra, Belgrade Theatre’s Co-Artistic Director for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/may-queen/

Black Love

31 July

9:00pm — 11:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Other

A BELGRADE THEATRE COVENTRY AND PAINES PLOUGH PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH TIATA FAHODZI

Written by Chinonyerem Odimba, with music by Ben and Max Ringham, co-directed by Chinonyerem Odimba and Katie Posner. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.Introducing Roundabout’s first ever musical.

Love freely. Love freedom. Love.

Meet Aurora and Orion: Sister and Brother. Constellations in time. More than blood. More than just fam.  They look after each other in their small London flat, filled with the memories of their parents’ Black Love. When that love is threatened, they have to find their way back to each other and to what it means to love whilst Black. Using real-life stories, imagined worlds and new songs inspired by an R and B heritage, they begin a journey to confronting their own worst fears. Black Love is an explosion of form busting storytelling, an ode to Black music, and those real stories we rarely hear.

Age Guidance: 12+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/black-love/

Sunday, 1 August 2021

Really Big and Really Loud

1 August

11:00am — 1:00pm

Other

By Phoebe Eclair-Powell. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.

Really Big and Really Loud is a story. Charli’s story

It’s about losing your voice and going on a big adventure to find it again. It features a rageful rhino, a very helpful fly called Stephen and some really good songs about chips.
A show for all the family from award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell.
Age guidance: 5+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/really-big-and-really-loud/

Hungry

1 August

5:30pm — 7:30pm

Other

By Chris Bush. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.
“I’d watch you eat. I’d eat you up. You’re not like them, are you? You’re real.”
Lori is a professional chef. Bex waits tables to make ends meet. One night together in a walk-in fridge and the rest is history. Lori has big plans, but Bex is struggling. If we are what we eat, then Bex is in real trouble. It’s not her fault though – the system is rigged. No-one on minimum wage and zero hours has the headspace to make their own yoghurt.
Hungry is a new play about food, love, class and grief in a world where there’s little left to savour.
Age Guidance: 12+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/hungry/

Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Really Big Really Loud

3 August

11:00am — 1:00pm

Other

By Phoebe Eclair-Powell. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.

Really Big and Really Loud is a story. Charli’s story

It’s about losing your voice and going on a big adventure to find it again. It features a rageful rhino, a very helpful fly called Stephen and some really good songs about chips.
A show for all the family from award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell.
Age guidance: 5+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/really-big-and-really-loud/

May Queen

3 August

7:30pm — 9:30pm

Other

By Frankie Meredith. Directed by Balisha Karra. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.
May Day in Coventry, 2022. Sixteen-year-old Leigh has been chosen as May Queen. She’s buzzin, as is the rest of the city. The cider is flowing and St George’s flag is flying – but during the day’s festivities something happens. Something disturbing, but maybe… unsurprising. As the year moves on in the City of Peace and Reconciliation, Leigh must face up to the events of that hot May Day, and dig deep within herself to ask – how did she get here? And how does she get out?
Age Guidance: 12+

May Queen is written by Midlands writer Frankie Meredith and directed by Balisha Karra, Belgrade Theatre’s Co-Artistic Director for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/may-queen/

Wednesday, 4 August 2021

Really Big Really Loud

4 August

11:00am — 1:00pm

Other

By Phoebe Eclair-Powell. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.

Really Big and Really Loud is a story. Charli’s story

It’s about losing your voice and going on a big adventure to find it again. It features a rageful rhino, a very helpful fly called Stephen and some really good songs about chips.
A show for all the family from award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell.
Age guidance: 5+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/really-big-and-really-loud/

Hungry

4 August

7:00pm — 9:00pm

Other

By Chris Bush. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.
“I’d watch you eat. I’d eat you up. You’re not like them, are you? You’re real.”
Lori is a professional chef. Bex waits tables to make ends meet. One night together in a walk-in fridge and the rest is history. Lori has big plans, but Bex is struggling. If we are what we eat, then Bex is in real trouble. It’s not her fault though – the system is rigged. No-one on minimum wage and zero hours has the headspace to make their own yoghurt.
Hungry is a new play about food, love, class and grief in a world where there’s little left to savour.
Age Guidance: 12+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/hungry/

Black Love

4 August

9:00pm — 11:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Other

A BELGRADE THEATRE COVENTRY AND PAINES PLOUGH PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH TIATA FAHODZI

Written by Chinonyerem Odimba, with music by Ben and Max Ringham, co-directed by Chinonyerem Odimba and Katie Posner. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.Introducing Roundabout’s first ever musical.

Love freely. Love freedom. Love.

Meet Aurora and Orion: Sister and Brother. Constellations in time. More than blood. More than just fam.  They look after each other in their small London flat, filled with the memories of their parents’ Black Love. When that love is threatened, they have to find their way back to each other and to what it means to love whilst Black. Using real-life stories, imagined worlds and new songs inspired by an R and B heritage, they begin a journey to confronting their own worst fears. Black Love is an explosion of form busting storytelling, an ode to Black music, and those real stories we rarely hear.

Age Guidance: 12+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/black-love/

Thursday, 5 August 2021

Really Big Really Loud

5 August

11:00am — 1:00pm

Other

By Phoebe Eclair-Powell. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.

Really Big and Really Loud is a story. Charli’s story

It’s about losing your voice and going on a big adventure to find it again. It features a rageful rhino, a very helpful fly called Stephen and some really good songs about chips.
A show for all the family from award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell.
Age guidance: 5+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/really-big-and-really-loud/

May Queen

5 August

7:30pm — 9:30pm

Other

By Frankie Meredith. Directed by Balisha Karra. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.
May Day in Coventry, 2022. Sixteen-year-old Leigh has been chosen as May Queen. She’s buzzin, as is the rest of the city. The cider is flowing and St George’s flag is flying – but during the day’s festivities something happens. Something disturbing, but maybe… unsurprising. As the year moves on in the City of Peace and Reconciliation, Leigh must face up to the events of that hot May Day, and dig deep within herself to ask – how did she get here? And how does she get out?
Age Guidance: 12+

May Queen is written by Midlands writer Frankie Meredith and directed by Balisha Karra, Belgrade Theatre’s Co-Artistic Director for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/may-queen/

Friday, 6 August 2021

Hungry

6 August

7:00pm — 9:00pm

Other

By Chris Bush. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.
“I’d watch you eat. I’d eat you up. You’re not like them, are you? You’re real.”
Lori is a professional chef. Bex waits tables to make ends meet. One night together in a walk-in fridge and the rest is history. Lori has big plans, but Bex is struggling. If we are what we eat, then Bex is in real trouble. It’s not her fault though – the system is rigged. No-one on minimum wage and zero hours has the headspace to make their own yoghurt.
Hungry is a new play about food, love, class and grief in a world where there’s little left to savour.
Age Guidance: 12+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/hungry/

Black Love

6 August

9:00pm — 11:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Other

A BELGRADE THEATRE COVENTRY AND PAINES PLOUGH PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH TIATA FAHODZI

Written by Chinonyerem Odimba, with music by Ben and Max Ringham, co-directed by Chinonyerem Odimba and Katie Posner. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.Introducing Roundabout’s first ever musical.

Love freely. Love freedom. Love.

Meet Aurora and Orion: Sister and Brother. Constellations in time. More than blood. More than just fam.  They look after each other in their small London flat, filled with the memories of their parents’ Black Love. When that love is threatened, they have to find their way back to each other and to what it means to love whilst Black. Using real-life stories, imagined worlds and new songs inspired by an R and B heritage, they begin a journey to confronting their own worst fears. Black Love is an explosion of form busting storytelling, an ode to Black music, and those real stories we rarely hear.

Age Guidance: 12+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/black-love/

Saturday, 7 August 2021

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

7 August

10:30am — 6:00pm

Food

Music

Cultural Exchange

This amazing festival celebrates culture, food and music from the African continent.

Enjoy a live music band parade, different types of food from Ghana/Nigeria jollof rice to Kenya’s nyama choma.

Don’t miss out on the exciting array of family activities, in an action-packed event, games and fun activities for everyone.

This is Africa

Tel: 07704638507

Email: [email protected]

Website:     www.thisisafrica.co.uk

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Coventry’s first Coloured Synergy Festival brings together three multicultural festivals, Embracing Africa, Sahyadri Colours of India, and Caribbean Cultural Fest in one location to celebrate culture, talent and creativity. 

The explosive one-day event will be on Saturday, August 7th, 2021 at Coventry Rugby Club* and will see the best of Coventry’s talent and creatives, to inspire and promote talent. The festival will host performances including dance and music, live music band, food stalls, creative business stalls, community stalls and children’s activities.

Our aim for developing this project is to:
•    Promote Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) led creative businesses.
•    Create opportunities for them to showcase their work to wider members of the community, professionals and retailers thereby increasing awareness of their services/activities.
•    Offer BAME led creative businesses the opportunity for growth.
•    Increase entrepreneurial aspirations of hidden talent and budding creatives.
•    Use multicultural audience to improve cultural relations and community cohesion.
 

Really Big Really Loud

7 August

11:00am — 1:00pm

Other

By Phoebe Eclair-Powell. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.

Really Big and Really Loud is a story. Charli’s story

It’s about losing your voice and going on a big adventure to find it again. It features a rageful rhino, a very helpful fly called Stephen and some really good songs about chips.
A show for all the family from award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell.
Age guidance: 5+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/really-big-and-really-loud/

May Queen

7 August

7:00pm — 9:00pm

Other

By Frankie Meredith. Directed by Balisha Karra. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.
May Day in Coventry, 2022. Sixteen-year-old Leigh has been chosen as May Queen. She’s buzzin, as is the rest of the city. The cider is flowing and St George’s flag is flying – but during the day’s festivities something happens. Something disturbing, but maybe… unsurprising. As the year moves on in the City of Peace and Reconciliation, Leigh must face up to the events of that hot May Day, and dig deep within herself to ask – how did she get here? And how does she get out?
Age Guidance: 12+

May Queen is written by Midlands writer Frankie Meredith and directed by Balisha Karra, Belgrade Theatre’s Co-Artistic Director for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/may-queen/

Black Love

7 August

9:00pm — 11:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Other

A BELGRADE THEATRE COVENTRY AND PAINES PLOUGH PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH TIATA FAHODZI

Written by Chinonyerem Odimba, with music by Ben and Max Ringham, co-directed by Chinonyerem Odimba and Katie Posner. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.Introducing Roundabout’s first ever musical.

Love freely. Love freedom. Love.

Meet Aurora and Orion: Sister and Brother. Constellations in time. More than blood. More than just fam.  They look after each other in their small London flat, filled with the memories of their parents’ Black Love. When that love is threatened, they have to find their way back to each other and to what it means to love whilst Black. Using real-life stories, imagined worlds and new songs inspired by an R and B heritage, they begin a journey to confronting their own worst fears. Black Love is an explosion of form busting storytelling, an ode to Black music, and those real stories we rarely hear.

Age Guidance: 12+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/black-love/

Sunday, 8 August 2021

Really Big Really Loud

8 August

11:00am — 1:00pm

Other

By Phoebe Eclair-Powell. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.

Really Big and Really Loud is a story. Charli’s story

It’s about losing your voice and going on a big adventure to find it again. It features a rageful rhino, a very helpful fly called Stephen and some really good songs about chips.
A show for all the family from award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell.
Age guidance: 5+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/really-big-and-really-loud/

May Queen

8 August

2:30pm — 4:30pm

Other

By Frankie Meredith. Directed by Balisha Karra. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.
May Day in Coventry, 2022. Sixteen-year-old Leigh has been chosen as May Queen. She’s buzzin, as is the rest of the city. The cider is flowing and St George’s flag is flying – but during the day’s festivities something happens. Something disturbing, but maybe… unsurprising. As the year moves on in the City of Peace and Reconciliation, Leigh must face up to the events of that hot May Day, and dig deep within herself to ask – how did she get here? And how does she get out?
Age Guidance: 12+

May Queen is written by Midlands writer Frankie Meredith and directed by Balisha Karra, Belgrade Theatre’s Co-Artistic Director for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/may-queen/

Hungry

8 August

5:30pm — 7:30pm

Other

By Chris Bush. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.
“I’d watch you eat. I’d eat you up. You’re not like them, are you? You’re real.”
Lori is a professional chef. Bex waits tables to make ends meet. One night together in a walk-in fridge and the rest is history. Lori has big plans, but Bex is struggling. If we are what we eat, then Bex is in real trouble. It’s not her fault though – the system is rigged. No-one on minimum wage and zero hours has the headspace to make their own yoghurt.
Hungry is a new play about food, love, class and grief in a world where there’s little left to savour.
Age Guidance: 12+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.

https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/hungry/

Black Love

8 August

7:45pm — 9:45pm

Arts & Crafts

Other

A BELGRADE THEATRE COVENTRY AND PAINES PLOUGH PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH TIATA FAHODZI

Written by Chinonyerem Odimba, with music by Ben and Max Ringham, co-directed by Chinonyerem Odimba and Katie Posner. Part of Belgrade Theatre's Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 programme.

Presented as part of Roundabout 2021 - a festival of new world-class plays and community-led activities taking place this summer in Wood End, Coventry.Introducing Roundabout’s first ever musical.

Love freely. Love freedom. Love.

Meet Aurora and Orion: Sister and Brother. Constellations in time. More than blood. More than just fam.  They look after each other in their small London flat, filled with the memories of their parents’ Black Love. When that love is threatened, they have to find their way back to each other and to what it means to love whilst Black. Using real-life stories, imagined worlds and new songs inspired by an R and B heritage, they begin a journey to confronting their own worst fears. Black Love is an explosion of form busting storytelling, an ode to Black music, and those real stories we rarely hear.

Age Guidance: 12+

Paines Plough’s Roundabout is a unique, intimate pop-up theatre coming to Wood End in Coventry this Summer. Situated in the grounds of Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Roundabout will host four brand-new plays plus a range of activities for the community to enjoy. Find out more about Roundabout 2021.
https://www.belgrade.co.uk/events/black-love/

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Getting Through This

18 — 31 August

9:00am — 4:00pm

Exhibitions

Getting Through This chronicles people around Coventry and their emotions in connection to COVID-19 and the Pandemic. The project ‘Getting Through This’ gives people a platform to create a conversation around mental health. The exhixibtion by Donna Bridgewater presents a series of portraits that display a range of powerful messages, reflections and positive affirmations. After losing her Sister Leanne Bridgewater to suicide in 2019 and struggling with her own mental health in the pandemic she wanted to create a project to help people to feel like they are not alone.

Beginning Wednesday 18th August 2021  -Wednesday 31st August 2021  

Venue: Shop Front Theatre (Windows) 38 City Arcade, Coventry CV1 3HW

Contact: Dona Bridgewater

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.bridgewater-photography.com/

Mobile: 079 1321 3299

https://www.facebook.com/BridgewaterPhotographyUK/ @bridgewater_photos https://twitter.com/bridgewaterpic