Positive Images Festival

Programme

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Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Virtual Singing For The Brain

22 September

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, 23 September 2021

Positive Images Planning meetings - online

23 September

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

23 September

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, 24 September 2021

Mary Courtney's Artist in Residence in the Central Library

24 September

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]

Sunday, 26 September 2021

Poetry Workshops with Emilie Lauren Jones - in Central Library

26 September

1:00pm — 3:10pm

Arts & Crafts

Cultural Exchange

September the workshops will be returning to Central Library, Coventry. The first in-person session will take place 1pm - 3:10pm on Sunday 26th September 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, 30 September 2021

Mary Courtney's Artist in Residence in the Central library

30 September

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]

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

Contact: Gabrielle Back
                Coventry Rotary  and Savers

Email: [email protected]

Saturday, 2 October 2021

Mary Courtney's Artist in Residence in the Central Library

2 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]

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Mary Courtney's Artist in Residence in the Central Library

7 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]

Friday, 8 October 2021

Mary Courtney's Artist in Residence Role at the Central Library

8 October

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Mary Courtney's Artist in Residence Role at the Central Library.  All sessions start at 1.00pm. 
Mary Courtney a local  well respected visual artist and poet will be the Positive Images Festival Artist In Residence from  5th August to the 29th October.   She will be based in the Central Library from 1pm every Thursday, some Fridays and the first Saturday of each month.

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]

Thursday, 14 October 2021

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]

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]

 

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]

 

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]