Positive Images newsletter November 2023

Positive Images Festival calling…

Welcome to your November update

Our news

*From September onwards, we will start planning Positive Images Festival 2024, when we mark our 30th Anniversary. By membership request, we have changed the day of our meeting from Tuesday to Thursday. The new meeting time will be from 1.45pm to 3.00pm. All meetings will be held at the Central Library as well as via Zoom. Here are the dates of future meetings: 19 October, 23 November and 14 December.

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.

Interested in volunteering?

Positive Images Festival is looking for designers of posters, funding researchers, stewards at events and  Social Media assistants. Interested individuals are requested to contact Volunteer Co-ordinator, Shabana Sarguro, at  ssarguro@yahoo.com 

And here is news from our partner organisations…

*The Albany Theatre has released its programme for November, jam packed with a variety of shows from comedy to music and culture.For further information, please visit www.albanytheatre.co.uk

*Chat Central’s November programme includes: Training for Volunteers; Gentle Bhangra session; City Walks, and much more ….

*Through its newsletter, Coventry Action for Neighbourhoods   In 
its latest newsletter, it informs readers that the Litten Trees Studio will remain open until March 2024 because of a change in the plans for city centre south development. Contact:  Paul Maddocks   email   paul_maddocks@yahoo.co.uk 

*Canley Popupcafe, held from 11.30am to 2.30pm on 21st October, attracted almost 100 visitors. The food sale arranged by the Malaysian community and Bollywood Dancing proved to be very popular

*Coventry Green Drinks is restarting on Thursday 30th November 2023 at the Slug and Lettuce Coventry. Interested individuals aged 18+ can drop in any time between 5.30pm and 8.30pm. Coventry Green Drinks is an informal face to face networking event, bringing together people who work in the green sector, have an interest in sustainability and/or want to live a more natural, healthy lifestyle. As a table has been reserved, the organiser would like prior information about your attendance. For further information, please email enquiries@givingtimeandsolutions.com and visit the website www.greendrinks.org/Coventry

*The exhibition Dippy in Coventry: The nation’s favourite dinosaur at The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum on Free tickets.

*Information from Coventry Libraries: are excited to announce two new Coventry Poets Laureate for 
2023-2025. John Bernard, a gifted poet and rapper, is the new Adult Poet Laureate. Aamani Kanda, currently studying for her A-Level, is the new Young Poet Laureate.

If you are interested in finding out how you can help older people needing a friend, you can get information at a meeting at Foleshill Library on 21st November at 11.00am. 
For information about Coventry support for 18+ in Coventry, phone 024 7623 1999 or email info@ageukcovwarks.org.uk

*Gabrielle Back, Positive Images Festival’s Environmental Ambassador, is inviting 
schools to design a poster about Energy Saving, in the shape of an an energy consuming appliance. Certificates will be awarded for winning entries and participating schools. Entries, which will be displayed at an exhibition, should be sent by the end of December 2023 to Gabrielle Back, 3 Underhill Close, Finham,Coventry,CV3 6RB

*Hillfields Readers Group (HRG) is working towards its 20th Anniversary, which takes place in December 2024

*UNA Cov News and Cov Peace November newsletter contains an interesting article about Minjeong Goh’s journey from a Maths teacher to UN staff member.

* Voluntary Action Coventry host a completely FREE online directory with information about voluntary and community organisations registered with them.

For your information/action…

*2023 Coventry Biennial will run from 6 October 2023 to 14 January 2024. Coventry Biennial is a social, political and critical platform for contemporary art. For further information, please visit www.coventrybiennial.com 

*The Big Tree, part of the 10,000 Stars for Coventry project, is on display at the Central Hall until 23 November.

*Coventry Caribbean Association presents Tunes on Tuesday, every Tuesday from 11.00am to 2.30pm.at The Caribbean Centre, 159 Spon Street, CV2 3PP. 
Disco is primarily for people who need support to get out and live their best lives! 
Entrance is wheelchair accessible.

*Coventry City Council is organising an Adult Social Care Information Fair on Wednesday 15th November from 10.00am to 2.00pm at Cheylesmore Community 
Centre, Arundel Road, CV3 5JX.

*The Coventry Music Museum has received the Trip Advisor 2023 Traveller’s Choice Award – its ninth in a row! 

*Refugee Week 2024 will be marked from 17th to 24th June. The theme will be announced before the end of the year.
*UK will mark Inter Faith Week from 12th to 19th November. The week’s aims are to:

  • Strengthen good inter faith relations at all levels
  • Increase awareness of the different and distinct faith communities in the UK, celebrating and building on the contribution which their members make to their neighbourhoods and to wider society
  • Increase understanding between people of religious and non-religious beliefs

For more information and ideas about activities, visit www.interfaithweek.org 

*To view Report: Reablement for people living with dementia from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, please visit https://raceequalityfoundation.org.uk/health-andcare/report-reablement-for-people-living-with-dementia-from-black-asian-andminority-ethnic-communities/

Positive Images Festival congratulates Emilie Lauren Jones, Coventry’s first ever Poet Laureate, on the release of her first children’s poetry book – A Poetic A to Z of Awesome Animals.
The book takes readers on an enchanting journey through the animal kingdom. 
Perfect for bedtime stories, classroom read-alouds or independent reading, the book priced at £6.99 can be ordered through www.emilielaurenjones.co.uk/books


Kate Hills, Chair and Colin Scott, Treasurer



Continue reading