Positive Images Festival 2024


Sat - Sun, 9am - late

Celebrating Coventry’s Diversity    

The 2024 Positive Images Festival will be marked from Saturday 15th June to 5th July. The joint Multicultural Craft and Food Fair and Community Information Fair  will be held on Saturday 15th June in Broadgate.

Details to follow when events are arranged will appear on our Festival events page 

17th June  to  8th July 2023


Friday 2nd June
10.00am  - 3.00pm  Community Fun Day.  Bell Green Community Library, Riley Square, Bell Green, CV2 1LS
 Refreshments,  Storytime, Mindfulness activities, VR Headsets, Healthy Living advice and much more  FREE ENTRY
11.00am – 2.00pm Community Fun Day.  Moat House Leisure and Neighbourhood Centre, Winston Avenue, CV2 1EA
BBQ and Refreshments, Bouncy Cardle, Sports and Activities and Games, Arts and Crafts, Healthy Living Advice, Job Information

Sunday 11th June
11.00am – 5.00pm  Styvechale Open Gardens.
 Tickets from The Mary Roper Room St Thomas More Church Knoll Drive Coventry CV3 5DE

Saturday 17th June
10.00am – 4.00pm Festival Launch and Fairs  - Broadgate, Coventry City Centre
Craft and Food Fair and Community Information Fair
25 Marquees of  featuring crafts and food for sale  and community organisations promoting their services and volunteering opportunities.
Contact:  positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com
Colin Scott   0750 818207

1.00pm – 5.30pm  Abstract Painting Sessions by DPA.  Tin Community Space, Canal Basin,  Coventry CV1 4GX
De-stress, learn new things, refine your art skills and connect with some great like-minded people, in this inspiring,  relaxing,  creative fun and information session.  Walk away with your own abstract art work.
Contact: Donna Preece Jones   07854 785 0601   donna@thedpa.uk

Wednesday  21st June
1.00pm – 3.00pm Create to Motivate Free Weekly Arts and Craft Workshops for Women.
WATCH Centre, Victoria Street, Hillfields,  CV1 5LZ

6.00p – 7.30pm  Collaboration Station   Café Morso, 16n Corporation Street,  CV1 1GF N  Opposite Old Co-op Building,  Near to Belgrade Theatre
Share Ideas, Make Connections and Take Action
Repeat Events  Same time same venue  16th August & 18 October

Sunday  25th June      Positive Images Monthly Poetry Club 1.00pm  – 3.10pm   Central Library
  Led by Emilie Lauren Jones, Coventry’s Poet Laureate

Tuesday 26th to Friday 30th June    Poetry Fab Lab.   Times tbc.  
Poetry Performance  and Sound Workshops for Years 11 and 13   
Fab Lab Fargo,  Unit 4 . Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street, CV1 5ED   
Contact: Ae0020@coventry.ac.uk
 The event is spoken word and poetry performances, developed and performed by young people aged 16 and 18.  Poetry performances will be developed during a week-long poetry course at the FabLab and the group will explore notions of self-identity and connections with the outside world through  poetry, voice and movement.  The exact style and duration of the pieces will over the course of the Poetry Lab, space and time at the venue.

Wednesday 28th June
1.00pm – 3.00pm Create to Motivate Free Weekly Arts and Craft Workshops for Women.
WATCH Centre, Victoria Street, Hillfields,  CV1 5LZ

Sunday 2nd July
2.00pm – 8.00pm Family Fun Day and Caribbean BBQ   
Xcel Centre  Leisure Centre, Mitchell Avenue, CV4 8DY
Contact:  Sherril Donaldson, 07825 527122
Organised by the Arawak Community Trust    www. Arawakcommunitytrust.om
The event is the second of a series of 3  events across the summer.  The first event will be held on 4th June and the third event form 3rd to the 6th August.

Wednesday 5th July
1.00pm – 3.00pm Create to Motivate Free Weekly Arts and Craft Workshops for Women.
WATCH Centre, Victoria Street, Hillfields,  CV1 5LZ

Thursday 6th July
6.30pm  (Gates open)    Open Mic Evening.  
St Mary’s Guildhall,  Bayley Lane, Coventry, CV1 5RN
Contact:   02477103695
Saint Mary’s Guildhall and Warwick Arts Centre are hosting an Open Mic Evening at St Mary’s Guildhall on 6th July 2023. Come along and join in with an evening of music and merriment in the beautiful surrounding of the medieval Guildhall. 
Tickets are available from the St Mary’s Guildhall website. 
Tickets are free, with a £1 booking charge.

Saturday 8th July     
1.00pm – 4.00pm  Hillfields Readers Open Day.   Phoenix Hall, St Peters Centre, Hillfields
A Free afternoon of poetry readings, author talks and music with arts and craft activities led by Kate Hills.  Food and Refreshments provided.  All welcome
Contact: Colin Scott  07504 818207

7.00pm – 9.30pm   FREE Multicultural Concert of Music and Dance
In aid of Ukraine.  Performers to be announced
103 Leicester Causeway, Coventry, CV1 4HL
Contact positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com

Saturday 15th July
7.00pm  (tbc)  Book Launch  for Leanne Bridgewater: 
 A Dictionary of Experimental Language by Leanne Bridgewater  Details tbc
The Tin Music and Arts Canal Basin.