Multicultural Book, Craft and Food Fair

The Multicultural Book,Craft and Food Fair takes place on Saturday 11th June 2016 from 10.00am – 4.00pm
Smithford Way, CV1 1FY (Outside Coventry Central Library)

Come along and celebrate the 22nd anniversary of our festival by visiting the Multicultural Book, Craft and Food Fair in the heart of the city centre. Browse the 22 stalls in 11 marquees, selling books, CDs, musical instruments, crafts and artefacts from around the world. Sample and buy food that will tingle your taste buds. Also enjoy our free entertainment programme of music and dance from many cultures. A fair not to be missed!

List of suppliers

Adopt and Foster for Coventry
Coventry City Council, Room 218, Civic Centre 1, Earl Street, Coventry, CV1 5RS
Contact: Rachel Brown
Tel: 024 7629 4432 Mobile: 07739 624558
Email: or
Coventry City Council needs more people to foster and adopt Coventry children. The ‘Adopt and Foster for Coventry’ team would like to speak to anyone who is interested in helping us care for Coventry children by providing children with a safe, secure and nurturing home.

The Albany Theatre Trust
53 The Butts, Coventry, CV1 3BH
Contact: Catherine Groom
Mobile: 07342 882 650
The Albany Theatre is a community theatre with an ‘Arts for Life’ agenda, promoting wellbeing and community cohesion through participation. As well as our outreach programme, we have an extensive volunteer scheme, receive high quality touring and local work and support local amateur community theatre groups.

Barnz Beadz
34 Soar House, St. Mary’s Road, Market Harborough, LE16 7GR
Contact: Marilyn Flawn
Tel: 01858 464709 Mobile: 07864 683988
“Ethnic” styled, colourful handmade jewellery,unique and affordable, created from polymer clay.

Beaupepys Handmade
Contact: Sarah Strover
Tel: 024 7662 1370 Mobile: 07707815786
Beautiful, unique jewellery and hair accessories made from glass,gemstones and recycled materials. Something to suit all tastes and budgets! Commissions welcome.

Chinese Fan Dance Club
Fan Dance Club, 290 Radford Road, Coventry, CV6 3BU
Contact: Margaret Tse
Mobile: 077 6839 3388
Our group is made up of Chinese women whose aim is to promote Chinese culture to the wider community. We are proud to be associated with Positive Images Festival. At our stall, we will run workshops for the making of Chinese lanterns and arrange demonstration of Chinese calligraphy. Don’t miss our dances, which we will perform in dazzling costumes.

Coventry Food Justice Network
including: Coventry Men’s Shed, Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre, Coventry University Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, The Pod and Food Union
Contact: Colin Anderson
Join in on this food extravaganza to cook, eat and learn together. Help us create a feast and chat about fighting food waste, the value of cooking-eating together, the role of food in cultural diversity, and what a fairer and greener food system might look like.
Free public event.

Coventry Friends of Palestine
Contact: Email:
Coventry Friends of Palestine is a group of local people who have joined together to support the cause of Palestine. Visit us at this wonderful event where we’ll be selling olive oil, dates and herbs, crafts such as embroidered bags and purses, gifts hand carved from olivewood in Bethlehem and more!

DTF Publishers and Distributors (Known as DTF Books)
117 Soho Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, B21 9ST
Contact: Jyoti Kaur
Tel: 0121 515 1183 / 551 7898 Mobile: 07931395451
Based in the heart of England, we offer a wide selection of India-related resources – books on a variety of subjects, musical instruments and music instruction books, DVDs, religious artefacts and designer gifts. We sell online around the world. Also on sale at our stall – Aloe Vera products.

The Flame – Mindfulness, Holistic and Well Being Centre
14 City Arcade, City Centre, CV1 3HX
Contact: Pushy Sanghera 
Mobile: 07506 585340 
The Flame is a centre for Mindfulness and holistic health services based in Coventry. It works in partnership with experts in the fields of mindfulness, transpersonal psychology and mind-body medicine to provide highly effective, evidence-based practices to address physical, psychological and self-growth needs in modern day society.
We are Specialists in Fairtrade products. Come and visit our stall for handcarved Buddhas, healing crystals, handmade incenses, essential oils, handmade crystal jewellery and much more….
The Flame proud to announce 4th Mindfulness and Personal Transformation Event At Coventry Cathedral, 24th of September 2016 6pm to 9pm. Tickets available to buy.

The Highlife Centre
5th Floor, Coventry Point, Market Way, Coventry, CV1 1EA
Contact: Christabell 
Tel: 024 7655 0057 Mobile: 07495155329
The Highlife Centre is a charity that makes a positive difference in people’s lives through the provision of support services that advance knowledge, skills and creativity in a welcoming and professional support environment so that our beneficiaries are able to lead economically active and fulfilling lives. Visit our stall and buy colourful and beautiful clothing, Arts and Crafts from Africa.

Hope in Unity Limited
Operates from St. Paul’s Community Hall next to St Paul’s Church on Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ, every Wednesday from 10.00am to 3.00pm
Contact: Evadne Headley Mobile: 0796 843 8097
Our project is aimed at Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) elders 60 years and above. Our project provides a range of activities – Dance Fit, Massages, Flower arranging, Candle making, Film mornings and Day trips. We provide freshly prepared nutritional Caribbean food too.
Come and buy our stunning artificial floral arrangements.

Mobile: 07894457128
Home-made treats baked to perfection. Cupcakes, cake pops,brownies and traditional favourites such as carrot cake, lemon drizzle and coffee cake will be available. Also if you relish Indian savoury snacks, come and try our samosas and onion bhajis made to traditional recipes. Free tasters on the day so that you can try before you buy!

Positive Images Festival
Positive Images Festival, winner of a Community Cohesion Award in 2013, celebrates diversity. Come and visit our stall and find out how you can take part in future festivals.
Special attractions: Mehandi (Henna) designs and Face Painting!
Also Free Lucky Draw.

Sunrise Community Solutions
33 Woodroffe Walk, Longford, Coventry, CV6 6PS
Contact: John Shannon
Tel: 024 7636 2632 Mobile 07944 88160
We are a Community Interest company whose income goes back into funding our activities. We provide a range of community services, including community event resources and support through our Event Store. We support UK’s diverse communities to identify community needs and to develop sustainable community solutions. We offer the opportunity to try musical instruments and learn about the myths of different cultures, and offer the opportunity to purchase jewellery, small items of clothing, accessories such as bags and purses, etc.

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