Positive Images newsletter and information on General Meeting

Positive Images Festival calling…

Welcome to your March update

Our news

*The next Festival Planning Meeting is by Zoom 12.30pm-2.00pm on Thursday 11th March. Contact [email protected] for the link to the meeting ..

*The Festival AGM, delayed from October 2020, takes place by Zoom 12.30pm - 2.00pm on Thursday 18th March. Information about the General Meeting, including how to stand for a place on the Executive Committee, will be sent out by email on 29th January. To take part in the AGM, individuals or organisations must be affiliated to Positive Images Festival. To affiliate to the Festival, you need to be on the Festival email network. To join the network, contact Colin Scott, the Chair, at [email protected]

**Meetings attended by us include: Twin Cities Meeting; Virtual Singing Group’s 1st Anniversary and Valentine Day celebrations.

*Emilie Lauren Jones, our Publicity and Promotions Officer and a local poet, is working alongside the City of Culture Trust to create a collection of photographs, personal and historical accounts and positive stories relating to
Styvechale and Finham. She will curate these into a digital film. Emilie would appreciate people’s stories, memories or positive thoughts about Finham and Styvechale. To send in comments and stories for the project:
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JZSKTCW To contact Emilie, please email [email protected]

And here is news from our partner organisations…

*The Albany Theatre’s has secured capital funding for the development of new creative spaces.

*Arty-Folks is running free Creative Arts on Referral courses and workshops for adults at a low point in life and who are struggling with low to moderate mental health challenges in Coventry and Warwickshire.

*Broad Street Hall runs a luncheon club every Wednesday at 1.00pm. For more information, please visit www.broadstreetmeetinghall.co.uk

*Chat Central’s March newsletter has interesting info about International Women’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and Nowruz. And there’s also a recipe for Choc Mug Cake.

*Coventry Action for Neighbourhoods continues to keep us informed about issues through its weekly newsletters,which contain information about Rotary Clubs Competition for schools – Design a Peace Garden; Census Day Sunday 21st March, International Women’s Day, New Look Hertford Street, etc

*Coventry Libraries’ are holding online events for all ages every week. For further information: [email protected] has information about free training webinars run by Re-Solv, the UK national charity working in the field of volatile substance abuse. To book your place or find out more, please phone 01785
817885 or email [email protected]
Coventry Libraries also invited Eleanor Nesbitt to give a talk on The trail of Coventry’s Literary Links. The talk -
covering writers who had lived in, passed through and written about Coventry, was well-received and attended by 48 people from different parts of UK. Attendees complimented Eleanor on “the depth and breadth of her

*FabLab *For information about Fablab’s online workshops, please visit http://www.seahorsearts.co.uk/register-for-online-classes/ To book: https://fablabcov.coventry.ac.uk/booking or ring 7974984522 or email: [email protected] has arranged remote learning sessions for Digital Fabrication, Upcycling, DIY and much more. 

*FWT has created a series of FREE online Wellbeing Workshops for women. 
To book a place, contact the employment team: Tirth on 07538 093004 or [email protected] Jo on 07950 813581 or [email protected] or Lucia on 07950 800503 or [email protected] As a lead partner of
Coventry Women’s Partnership, FWT is pleased to announce that the Partnership has secured over £630,000 to support women in Coventry.

*Godiva Trust has released a film to mark the Chinese New Year .
To view the film, please visit https://youtu.be/AWLJhqlb2E0

*Coventry City Council’s Migration team has circulated a fortnightly regional and national update about asylum issues. The Migration Team has issued its second newsletter, which contains an inspiring story about Mohsin, a determined refugee, who has grabbed every available opportunity and is now employed by PYF as a Youth Engagement Officer.

*Peace House’s Online Singing Group, starts its meetings in March. To book visit www.covtelecon.uk or ring 07868 534599.
*A Virtual Singing Group (aka Geet Mala Group), which enjoys singing South Asian songs, meets every Wednesdays from 11.00am to 1.00pm.
Recently held events include a Christmas party and a joint first Anniversary and Valentine’s Day celebration since it went virtual on zoom platform. To join the group, please ring Mrs. Fazal on 077448002063 or
email: [email protected]

For your information/action:

*For information about Community Testing, please visit: https://letstalk.coventry.gov.uk/testing-any-question

*Coventry Youth Violence Prevention Strategy, which aims to empower young people to be safe in our city, has been released.

*Guidance for parents and carers on safeguarding children in out-ofschool settings (DfE): https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidancefor-parents-and-carers-on-safeguarding-children-in-out-of-school-settings
Also available in different languages

*Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service has arranged a free video session for parents/carers of young children with disabilities. To book a place for the session on 18 March,
Tel: 024 7669 4307 or email [email protected]

Special Days

1st Thursday of March – World Book Day
1st to 8th March – Food Waste Action Week
8th March – International Women’s Day
14th March – Mother’s Day (UK)
15th to 21st March – Shakespeare Week
17th March- St. Patrick’s Day
18th March – Global Recycling Day
21st March – Census Day
Refugee Week 2021 will be marked from 14-20 June. The theme of Refugee Week 2021, ‘We Cannot Walk Alone’, is an invitation to extend your hand to someone new. Someone who is outside your current circle, has had an
experience you haven’t, or is fighting for a cause you aren’t yet involved in.

Culture Noticeboard…

City of Culture Trust has made its second announcement about future programmes. For further information, please visit https://coventry2021.co.uk/coming-soon/

*Foleshill Creates is working with Coventry City of Culture to provide online workshops for people taking part in this year’s Window Wanderland. For more information and how to register https://coventry2021.co.uk/getinvolved/window-wanderland/

Positive Images Festival congratulates:

*Gabrielle Back, our Environmental Ambassador, who has received the Inspirational Educator Award in Environmental Education for her outstanding contribution to the teaching of Environmental Education.

*Dr Seyedeh Naseriniaki of Chrysalis Craft Coventry CIC for being named as one of the 100 inspiring Social Enterprise Leaders in a list compiled by Women in Social Enterprise (WISE).



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