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Welcome to your July update

*The virtual Coventry Welcomes Festival 2020 was held from 15th to 20th June.
Dates of the national Refugee Week 2021 are 18 – 24 June. 20th June will be celebrated as World Refugee Day.
*Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture will be marked from May 2021 to May 2022.

And here is news from our partner organisations…
*Chat Central has produced its July update.

*Cook and Eat Well’s July newsletter is full of ideas about summer salads and fruity desserts. There is also a reminder to look after our mental health.

*Coventry Action for Neighbourhood’s newsletter dated 5th July contains interesting information about how people have been using lockdown time to brighten up their neighbourhood. Did you know that Coventry now has a Bicycle Mayor? To find out more, read CAN’s 13th July newsletter.

*Coventry Libraries are delighted to invite Coventry children to join the fantastic free online ‘Silly Squad’ Summer Reading Challenge at www.sillysquad.org.uk

*A newsletter, covering the Creative Health Festival, has been circulated. Connecting For Good Coventry held a summit on 4th July. For further information, visit www.connectingforgoodcov.com Social media links Facebook/ ConnectingForGoodCov Insta/ connectingforgoodcov Twitter/ grapevinecandw

*Coventry Transport Museum is reopening on 20th July. Herbert Art Gallery and Museum reopens on 3rd August.

*FWT continue their weekly workshops and are offering remote support for Refugee and Leave to Remain women in Coventry.

* Maokwo has issued its July letter. On 20th June, Maokwo hosted “Imagine, my reality event”, as part of Coventry Welcomes Festival. Maokwo is looking for individuals with a passion for arts to join its Board of Trustees.

*Milan Asian Carers Support Group meetings and Yoga and Relaxation sessions are taking place via Zoom.

*Sahil has started a Free Online Music Course for Mental Health Wellbeing.

*Message from Graham Pountney, Chair of Styvechale Virtual Open Gardens - “Sadly, along with many other groups, we have been unable to open our gardens for charity this year. We have put together a virtual open gardens using photographs from six of the gardens. If you would like to see how the gardens are getting on, please go to: https://styvechale-gardens.wixsite.com/ngs2020 and click on the individual gardens to see more photos.

*Look out for Sahyadri Group’s online sessions on Sun Salutation and crafts.

*The Tin Music and Arts has been successful in an application to the Arts Council for a crash course filmmaking project.

*United Nations Association Coventry branch has issued its July newsletter, which contains useful information about local and global initiatives.

* VAC’s latest newsletter covers Loneliness Week, Health Watch and Progress – part of the building better opportunities programmes supporting 14-25 year olds not in education, employment or training.

Did you know?
July is National Picnic Month.
1st – 31st July is Ice Cream Month.
16th July is National Cherry Day.

For your information/action:
* This year’s Coventry and Warwickshire Children’s Peace Poem competition is on the theme of Neighbourliness.

*Coventry City Council is keen to hear from individuals and groups about the impact of Covid-19. Here are the links to surveys:

Residents’ Recovery Survey: https://letstalk.coventry.gov.uk/covid-residentssurvey/survey_tools/covid-impact-survey

Voluntary and community sector survey: https://letstalk.coventry.gov.uk/voluntary-and-community-sectorrecovery-

*Coventry Police are carrying out a survey to enable people to have a say about policing in Hillfields. http://bit.ly/ListeningtoYouHillfields

*Coventry University is hoping to digitise Coventry’s City of Culture Year and is also creating a digital archive of Coventry’s past by working with partners and people from across the city. Coventry University is after photographs,
documents, leaflets, audio, etc. that can tell the story of a particular project or activity.

*Coventry Women’s Partnership has issued a report on “Covid-19: The Impact on Women in Coventry”.

*In partnership with Film Hub Midlands, Coventry City of Culture Trust is arranging workshops, covering skills needed to put on a film event. The course begins on 6th August. For more information, email [email protected]

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