City of Culture 2021 - workshops

Dreamscape Movement and art

3 x 3 stand alone workshops to be held at St Peter's Centre

The first Saturday of the month starting

Saturday 4th May 
Saturday 1st June
Saturday 6th July 

All starting from 9.30 a.m until 12.30 p.m

Materials (Paper, Pens, sticky tape, bin bags, plastic table clothes, paper napkins, ribbon, stick on gems and various stickers) and refreshments provided.

The workshop brings two creative artists together using different mediums in the form of dance/drama/movement being used as inspiration to create pieces of art in costumes formed from household and recycled items.

The workshop is open to young people from the age of 8 upwards.
Merging movement and art, this exciting project will inspire the young imagination by delving into the magical world of dreams.

Young people are invited to come and explore their creativity with art and movement and have fun.
 Pre-booking is advised as places are limited. 
Kate Severn Hills is an artist working with mixed media in 2D and 3D.

Kate runs art and craft workshops for all ages, helping participants in exploring their creative side and encouraging passion in the arts with new found skills. Kate is the founder of Create to Motivate, running weekly sessions for women only group.

Sarah Zebrzuski is a performing arts practitioner with over 10 years experience. Specialising in directing and choreography, working with children and adults.
Sarah is the founder of Indigo Arts which hold weekly sessions for children using dance/movement/ drama.

A Picture Paints a Thousand Words – but combine photography with words to create something amazing!

Multi-published writer and photographer, Ann Evans and Robert Tysall will be running a series of workshops at Coventry Central Library.  
Come along and discover ways of combining photographs with words – and be inspired to create something special.
May 10 (10.30am-12.30pm) Finding Your Inspiration: Let images awaken your creative spark and get you writing great fiction.  
May 24 (10.30am-12.30pm) A Poetic Picture:  Learn how to create something beautiful that you will want to keep forever.  
JUNE 7 (10.30am-12.30pm) PhotoTo Feature Writing: Pick up tips and advice on how to become a successful photo feature writer, producing articles that editors will want to accept, and readers will want to read.

Free Mixed Genre Workshops

Workshop Leaders  Shabana Saguro and Chaitrali Chitre

Workshop 1 -18th May 2019
Workshop 2- 6th June 2019
Workshop 3- 4th July 2019

All Foleshill Library

Workshop No. 1 
Conducted by Shabana Sarguro and Chaitrali Chitre
Essential Oils and Home Remedies (Adults)
An understanding of how to use essential oils for health and wellbeing.

Steps to plant a seed/ sapling (kids) – Basic gardening demonstration
a simple project to teach the children about gardening basics, such as healthy soil, sunlight and water. 

Workshop No. 2
Conducted by Chaitrali Chitre/volunteer 
Dance and Best out of Waste (kids)
Dance is form of exercise and keeps the body fit. Learn to dance by a professional in simple and easy steps – Anybody Can Dance.
Best out of waste: make use of things at home to create master pieces of utility items.

Workshop No. 3
Conducted by Chaitrali Chitre/volunteer 
Mindfulness, Rangoli and Mehndi
Mindfulness is about noticing small things around us and living in the present moment. Practicing mindfulness has many health benefits and some basic mindfulness exercises with the advantages will be discussed and practiced in this session.
Learn how to apply Henna tattoos and create beautiful designs on the palms. Also learn to make Rangoli patterns using powdered colours.

Refreshments will be available

Booking recommended

Art and Yoga Summer Workshops

Workshop Leaders Russ Berry and Hedd Williams

Friday June 21st
Friday July 12th
Friday August 16th

Three Workshops   All 6pm - 8pm

Friends Meeting House, Hill Street Coventry  CV1 4AN

A guided exploration of movement and form, combining expressive drawing and yoga.
You will have the opportunity to unlock your artistic creativity and to learn basic yoga postures in a relaxed and peaceful setting.
The sessions will begin and end with a short group meditation to set the tone. 
No previous knowledge is required, but participants should be 16+ and reasonably fit. All art and yoga materials provided, but feel free to bring your own yoga mat if you wish. Please wear loose comfortable clothing.

Booking Recommended

Colour Me Write

3 x 3 hr stand alone workshops to be held at the central library on the following dates:

Saturday 27th July 2019
Saturday 7th September 2019 Cancelled now to take place on Saturday 12th October
Saturday 28th September 2019

workshops from 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Materials (paper, pens, paint, brushes, canvases etc...) and refreshments provided.

The workshop brings two artists together using two different mediums; written word in the form of poetry and the use of colour in the form of paint on canvas.
Participants will create a written piece that will then be used as the inspiration for an art work. Participants do not need to be 'good' at writing or art, everyone is welcome to come along and be creative in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

Kate Severn Hills is an artist working with mixed media in 2 and 3D. Kate runs art and craft workshops assisting participants in exploring their dormant creative side and encouraging passion in the arts with new found skills.

Emilie Lauren Jones is a published poet and regular performer of poetry. Emilie runs monthly poetry workshops at Central library, Coventry. In 2018, she completed an MA in Creative Writing at The University of Birmingham. 

Singing and Drumming Workshops

Workshop Leaders:   Mahendra Patel and Fran Egan Kelly
Saturday 24th August,  Saturday 31st August and Sunday 8th September
All 10.00am – 12noon 
All Shop Front Theatre, City Centre
Positive images commissions Kadence Music with Fran Egan Kelly.  These  workshops will be singing and hand drumming to produce 3 timeless songs well known for their social impact around the world.  
Fran has been singing for many years both national and international ranging from Jazz/pop/gospel and now producing her own original material.
Kadence Music – Mahandra Patel has been playing hand drums for over 30yrs, mixing different styles from around the world. Especially known for his ability to play by ear for show/gigs without any rehearsals. Working within Coventry communities delivering workshops enabling all people to have a go and play some great music.
Booking Recommended:   Email:




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