Events Sunday 19 June to Wednesday 22 June

Programme 2016 (PDF)

Sunday 19 June

1.00pm – 3.00pm
Coventry Against Racism

Balcony Meeting Room, Central Library, Smithford Way, CV1 1FY
Coventry Against Racism is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Race Relations Act. Members of CAR will bear witness
to their personal experiences of racism during the 1960s and of their engagement in the struggle to end racism via
testimonies and poetry. There will also be an exhibition. Al welcome.
Contact: Mobile: Coventry TUC 07952770412

2.00pm – 3.00pm
Becoming Wild: an interactive story session for 3-10 years
Central Library, Smithford Way, CV1 1FY
To understand wild animals, we have to become WILD! An interactive session. We will imitate animal noises, jump
around and become lions; kangaroos; bats! Learn facts about wild animals and hear trees talk using movement and
Contact: Leanne Bridgewater Mobile: 07864747722

Events arranged by Coventry Pride:
3.00pm – 4.40pm
Comedy Show
FarGo Village, Far Gosford Street, CV1 5ED
Coventry Pride will be having a comedy show on the Lady Go- Diva stage in the Box. Show features Maureen Younger, Barbara
Nice, Jayde Adams and Mandy Muden.
Comedy Show
Drapers Bar, Earl Street, CV1 5RU
Comedy show, featuring Maureen Younger, Shazia Mirza, Jen Brister and VG Lee.
Contact: Paul Desson-Baxter,
Mobile: 07496545572 Email:

Monday 20 June

Events Foleshill Library
Foleshill Library, Broad Street, CV6 5BG
9.00am – 4.00pm
Free Health Checks
For all communities in partnership with the Be Active, Be Healthy, Be Happy Team. Book an appointment!
10.00am – 12.00 noon
Coffee Morning
Come and have a look at the wide selection of books available in different languages, have a cup of tea/coffee with us whilst you choose your books.
4.00pm – 6.00pm
Laptops Sessions (young people aged 8 or over)
Come along and use a laptop to do your homework, listen to music or play games.
4.30pm – 5.30pm
Homework Help
Get help with your homework and advice from friendly staff in the library.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6977

Events organised by Ekta Unity Group
St. Paul’s Church Hall, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ
11.00am – 12.30pm
Ekta Unity Group invites you to a yoga session, covering mind and body control, a combination of breathing exercises, physical
postures and meditation. Everyone is supported to do exercises according to their physical ability, which includes chair seated
exercises. Mats provided. Women only.

1.00pm – 2.30pm
Reminiscence session
Come and share your experiences and memories – objects
Contact: Mobile: 07851 164990

2.00pm onwards
REFUGEE WEEK EVENT – This event has been cancelled.
Refugee Week Community Discussion Panel

Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre, 15 Bishop Street, CV1 1HU
Academics, practitioners and community activists will meet to discuss the needs, aspirations and the integration challenges of
newly arrived refugees.
Contact: Esther Miranda Tel: 024 7622 7254
Mobile: 07833458170

3.00pm – 4.00pm
Sari Tying Demonstration
Stoke Library, Kingsway, CV2 4EA
Learn how a sari is tied and have a go yourself.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6989

3.30pm – 4.15pm
Polish Craft
Allesley Park Library, Allesley Park Neighbourhood Centre, Whitaker Road, CV5 9JE
Learn to make a traditional Polish flower headdress. Suitable for all ages. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 5813

6.00pm – 8.00pm
Archery (Women and children event only)
Activity Centre Coventry, Koco Building, The Arches, Spon End, CV1 3JQ
Come and have a go at the great sport of archery – all equipment and training provided. There will be a small charge
to cover room booking, £3.00 Women and £1.50 per child. Spaces are limited to 20, so booking is essential.
Sessions are also held at the Ricoh Arena in the Community
Space on Mondays from 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Contact: Caroline Hobday / Mary Hart
Tel: 024 7671 4988 Mobile: 07804 154471

Tuesday 21 June

Fête de la Musique – the worldwide Music Day
On 21st June, Coventry will join 300 other cities and embrace “The Musical Fever”. Every year on this day concert halls, theatres, pubs, clubs, cafés, etc. arrange free public concerts, providing visitors an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with a variety of musical styles. This event, a first for Coventry, is being coordinated by the Culturae Mundi project at Coventry University. If you are a musician or would like to offer your venue, Please register
Musical Rhymetime as part of Fête de la Musique Coventry coordinated by the Culturae Mundi project at Coventry University and taking place in Coventry libraries.

9.30am – 10.00am Finham Library
9.30am – 10.00am and 10.45am – 11.15am Bell Green Library
10.00am – 10.30am Canley Library
10.00am – 10.30am and 11.00am – 11.30am Cheylesmore Library
10.30am – 11.00am Aldermoor Library
10.30am – 11.00am Allesley Park Library
10.45am – 11.15am Bell Green Library
11.00am – 11.30am Central Library
2.00pm – 2.30pm Stoke Library and Earlsdon Library

10.00am – 11.00am
Multicultural Stay and Play for under 4s and their parents/carers
Foleshill Library, Broad Street, CV6 5BG
Come and join in with children’s songs in different languages.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6977

11.00am – 1.00pm
Antakshri Event
Foleshill Library, Broad Street, CV6 5BG
Come along and take part in this Bollywood Song Quiz. Snacks will be provided.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6977

11.00am – 2.00pm
Dementia Workshop
SAHIL, 449 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AQ
Led by Jo-An Golding from Dementia Friends, this workshop will provide information and advice on Dementia, improve and
empower local women’s understanding on Dementia and allow them to develop leadership skills so that they can take a more
active role in their communities.
Tuesday Support Group runs every Tuesday.
Contact: Shaheen Akhtar / Gurjit Sandhu
Tel: 024 7663 8754

Events at SAHIL
449 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AQ
10.00am – 11.00am
Healthy Walks
We start from Sahil, 449 Foleshill Road.
This walk continues every week.
Contact: Shaheen Akhtar / Gurjit Sandhu
Tel: 024 7663 8754

12.30pm – 1.30pm
John Piper: A Life in Art – Herbert Illumination
The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Jordan Well, CV1 5QP
Join art historian Dr Frances Spalding to learn about the life and works of John Piper. To accompany the talk, visitors will have
the chance to view a rarely seen work by Piper.
Contact: Jessica Pinson Tel: 024 7623 7562

1.00pm – 2.30pm
Women’s Coffee Afternoon
St Peter’s Centre, CV1 5NP
Come and have a go at crafts, knit, share ideas and make friends over coffee and biscuits.
Contact: Sherrita / Joan Tel: 024 7663 2877

2.00pm – 3.00pm
Meditation (in Partnership with Coventry Brahma Kumaris)
Foleshill Library, Broad Street, CV6 5BG
Come along and relax, quiet your mind and focus on your inner calm.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6977

3.30pm – 4.30pm
Sari Tying Demonstration
Finham Library, Finham Green Road, CV3 6EP
Ever wondered how to tie a Sari?
Find out as we demonstrate how to put them on in different styles. 
Then have a go yourself!
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6974

3.00pm – 5.00pm
St Peter’s Centre, Charles Street, CV1 5NP
Community University Partnership Projects
A celebration of Community University Partnership Projects, hosted by the City University Initiative with Coventry4Good
Contact: Heather Parker Mobile: 07808002005

5.00pm – 6.00pm
Song Busters
Foleshill Library, Broad Street, CV6 5BG
Come along and join in this song writing session. If you play a musical instrument, please bring it along with you!
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6977

5.30pm – 6.30pm
Time Union – timebanking in Coventry

Timebanking is about building community through exchanging time and skills – one hour shared equals one hour earned. Find
out about Time Union, Coventry’s time bank and how you can get involved! We’ll start with a short presentation, then meet
some members and get a taster of what’s on offer.
Contact: Gemma Musgreaves, Time Union Coventry, The Pod, 1a Lamb Street, CV1 4AE
Mobile: 07739 624561
If you can’t make it but would like to find out more, contact Gemma to arrange a one-to-one informal chat.


7.30pm – 9.00pm
Inspiring stories
St. Peter’s Centre, Charles Street, CV1 5NP
Coventry Interfaith Group invites you to its monthly meeting, where participants share in an atmosphere of peace. Some may
simply want to listen and they are also welcome. The title of the session is: Choose a character from your cultural/
faith background and share your ideas, thoughts and feelings about this inspirational person.
Contact: Jessica Sinclair-Loutit Mobile: 07946773437

Wednesday 22 June

Breakfast Briefing

St.Michael’s House, 11 Priory Row, CV1 5EX
Migration is top of the agenda for Britain’s referendum on European Union membership. Some 3 million EU citizens
currently reside in the UK. But what has been their impact on life here? And what will referendum mean for those EU citizens
who have made Britain their home?
This event is part of the Breakfast Briefing series hosted by the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations and Coventry
Refugee and Migrant Centre (CRMC).
Contact: Charlotte Martin, Centre for Trust, Peace and SocialRelations (CTPSR), Coventry University, Innovation Village No. 5,
Cheetah Road, CV1 2TL
Tel: 024 7765 5755
To register, contact Charlotte Martin.

9.30am – 11.30am
Just4me sessions
St Peter’s Centre, CV1 5NP
Card making, Cake decorating, Confidence building, Craft activities, Cooking Pizza and much more…
Contact: Sherrita / Joan Tel: 024 7663 2877

9.30am – 11.00am
Family First session in partnership with Foleshill Children’s Services
Foleshill Library, Broad Street, CV6 5BG
Stay and play. For children under 4 with their parents/carers.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6977

11.00am – 2.30pm
Chill and Chat
St. Paul’s Church Hall, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ
Ekta Unity Group invites you to its coffee mornings with a variety of themed activities, including singing and music.
Contact: Mobile: 07851 164990

1.00pm – 4.00pm
Pepekaura paper craft Drop-In session
Fab Lab Coventry, 27 City Arcade, CV1 3HX
People can come and learn about the art of 3D sculpting using paper, incorporating folding techniques and CNC controlled
cutters to ensure each part is perfectly created.
Contact: Peter Coleman Mobile: 07974984772

1.00pm to 2.00pm
The BREM (Borders, Race, Ethnicity and migration) network is happy to invite you to a talk about the Refugee Rights Data Project by Hannah-Sophie Wahle
Social Sciences Building, Room S0.50, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
Lunch will be served beforehand from 12.30 to 1 pm.
The Refugee Rights Data Project (RRDP) is a non-profit project established in late 2015. RRDP aims to fill the data gaps relating to refugees and displaced people in Europe by conducting field research. RRDP is independent of any political ideology or religion and united by the commitment to defend the human rights of some of the world’s most vulnerable groups of people. RRDP hopes that the independent data will provide influencers and policymakers with a powerful tool – enabling them to identify specific problem areas and work towards formulating a sustainable response to the humanitarian crisis.

The aim of the presentation is to provide a brief overview of the Refugee Rights Data Project (RRDP) and to present some of the key findings from the pilot study in Calais. This study was conducted in February 2016 and surveyed 870 respondents in the Calais camp, where thousands of refugees and displaced people are living in dire conditions. The findings were published in April 2016 in the report entitled “The Long wait: Filling the data gaps relating to refugees and displaced people in the Calais camp”. This report measures the fulfilment of different aspects of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and includes data relating to the camp’s demographic composition, living conditions, human rights violations and future aspirations. The report has been quoted by various media outlets, including the Guardian and the Independent, and has been used as evidence by the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee for its inquiry on unaccompanied minors in the EU.

Hannah-Sophie Wahle is currently working with the Refugee Rights Data Project (RRDP) as a researcher and is completing her postgraduate studies in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Having participated in a training course on the refugee crisis response with RedR UK, she has subsequently been volunteering in the Calais camp frequently and in diverse capacities. Prior to this, she supported asylum-seekers and refugees in the asylum process in Germany.

To register please Email: Cita Wetterich


1.30pm – 3.30pm
D Group

D Group is a friendship group for the over 50s with Hearing impairment.
We meet on the Second, Fourth and Fifth Wednesday of the month.
For contact details, see 14 June entry.

2.00pm – 4.00pm
Mosaic Madness

Foleshill Library, Broad Street, CV6 5BG
Come and explore mosaic techniques in these two mini workshops with Dasi and Di. We will be making an Indian
themed artwork for the library garden (no experience necessary).
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6977