Events Thursday 23 June to Saturday 25 June

Programme 2016 (PDF)

Thursday 23 June

Events at Sahil
449 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AQ
10.00am – 11.30am
Men’s Support Group
Group sessions for local men to get together, make friends, build supportive friendships and access information and advice.
Men’s Group runs every Thursday.

10.00am – 12.30pm
Knitting for Wellbeing
St. Paul’s Church Hall, 346 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AJ
Come and join the friendly Ekta Unity Group’s knitters and share your skills. We welcome novices as well as experts. Everyone
welcome, regardless of age.
Contact: Mobile: 07851 164990
Email: info@ekta-unity.org
Website: www.ekta-unity.org

10.00am – 1.00pm
Careers Advice (in partnership with National Careers Service)
Foleshill Library, Broad Street, CV6 5BG
Come along and get support with your CV and job hunting.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6977
Email: foleshill.library@coventry.gov.uk

10.30am – 11.00am
Multicultural Rhymetime for under 4s and their parents/carers
Hillfields Library, St. Peter’s Community Centre, Charles Street, CV1 5NP
Come and join in with children’s songs in different languages.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6980
Email: hillfields.library@coventry.gov.uk

10.30am – 11.15am
Rhymetime around the World
Willenhall Library, 106 Remembrance Road, CV3 3DP
Sing songs, play with musical instruments and learn a few songs in other languages. Aimed at under 5s.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6991
Email: willenhall.library@coventry.gov.uk

10.45am – 11.15am
Rhymetime around the world
Arena Park Library, Coventry Arena Shopping Park, Classic Drive, CV6 6AS
Sing songs, play with musical instruments and learn a few songs in other languages. Aimed at under 5s.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 5181
Email: arenapark.library@coventry.gov.uk

11.30am – 1.30pm
Dolki
Sahil, 449 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AQ
Learn the art of music by playing dolki (an Indian drum), make friends and learn new skills.
Contact: Shaheen Akhtar / Gurjit Sandhu Tel: 024 7663 8754
Website: www.sahilproject.co.uk
Dolki classes will continue every Thursday

1.00pm – 4.00pm
Build your own LED key ring Drop-In Session
Fab Lab Coventry, 27 City Arcade, CV1 3HX
Incorporating basic electronics in a hands-on workshop where you design and construct your own light up LED key ring.
Contact: Peter Coleman Mobile: 07974984772
Email: peter.coleman@coventry.ac.uk
Website: www.covfablab.org.uk

1.30pm – 4.30pm
Prompt Start. Registration/Networking from 1.00pm Achieving your goals and work life balance workshop
Central Library Meeting Room, Smithford Way, CV1 1FY
A fun interactive and facilitated educational workshop, where you will learn skills which will help you achieve your personal/ professional goals and work life balance.
Light refreshments – Please state if you have any dietary requirements. 18+ only
Book your free place today as places are limited.
Contact: Tripta, Giving Time and Solutions Ltd., Registered Office: The TechnoCentre, Puma Way, CV1 2TT
Mobile: 07837 303664
Email: enquiries@givingtimeandsolutions.com
Website: www.givingtimeandsolutions.com

2:00pm – 4.00pm
Job Club (WATCH)
WATCH, 12 Victoria Street, Hillfields, CV1 5LZ
An opportunity for individuals to get help with job search and building a CV to overcome barriers to employment and training in a friendly, culturally sensitive environment.
Contact: Employment team on Tel: 02476550564
Website: www.watchcharity.org.uk
Job Club sessions will continue to run every Thursday afternoon – no appointment necessary, just drop in.

2.00pm – 2.30pm
Rhymetime around the world
Stoke Library, Kingsway, CV2 4EA
Sing songs, play with musical instruments and learn a few songs in other languages. Aimed at under 5s.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6989
Email: stoke.library@coventry.gov.uk

2.00pm – 2.30pm
Multicultural Rhymetime 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
Email: foleshill.library@coventry.gov.uk

3.30pm – 4.30pm
Positive Images Craft Session
Stoke Library, Kingsway, CV2 4EA
Make crafts and colour in pictures from around the world
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6989
Email: stoke.library@coventry.gov.uk

4.00pm – 6.30pm
Holistic Therapy Taster sessions
Stoke Library, Kingsway, CV2 4EA
Including Reiki, Crystal Healing and Indian Head Massage. Aimed at adults.
Contact: Chris Ramsbottom
The Amethyst Centre, 88 Walsgrave Road, CV2 2ED
Tel: 024 7644 0186
Email: hello@amethystcentre.com
Website: www.amethystcentre.com.uk

4.30pm – 5.30pm
African themed crafts session
Caludon Library, Axholme Road, CV2 5BD
Make all sorts of exciting crafts. For those 5 years and above.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 8300
Email: caludon.library@coventry.gov.uk

5.00pm – 6.00pm
Wanna be a Poet?
Foleshill Library, Broad Street, CV6 5BG
Ever wanted to write your own poem or rap? Learn how to get started with words, rhythm and rhyme, and hear some of the world’s best (and funniest) poems. Come along – with a pen!
(Young People’s Session 8-16 years)
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6977
Email: foleshill.library@coventry.gov.uk

5.30pm – 6.45pm
Spanish Conversation Group
Earlsdon Library, Earlsdon Avenue North, CV5 6FZ
Practise your Spanish in an informal and friendly setting.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6970
Email: earlsdon.library@coventry.gov.uk

Friday 24 June

9.30am – 11.30am
Italian Coffee Morning
Canley Library, Prior Deram Walk, CV4 8FT
Join us for an Italian Coffee Morning. Come sip Italian coffee while sinking into an Italian atmosphere with music, food and
Italy’s most beautiful language.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6963
Email: canley.library@coventry.gov.uk

10.00am – 12.00 noon
Workshop including Q&A session with the Police
FWT – A Centre for Women, 70-72 Elmsdale Avenue, Foleshill, CV6 6ES
Meet local policing teams and hear community updates. Women only. Children welcome.
Contact: 024 7663 7693
Email: info@fwt.org.uk
FWT are also taking part in the City Arcadia Festival. Keep an eye on our website www.fwt.org.uk Twitter: @FWTCov

10.00am – 10.30am
Rhymetime around the world
Jubilee Crescent Library, Jubilee Crescent, CV6 3EX
Sing songs, play with musical instruments and learn a few songs in other languages. Aimed at under 5s.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6981
Email: jubileecrescent.library@coventry.gov.uk

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
Email: foleshill.library@coventry.gov.uk

10.30am – 11.30am
Learn a Language
Arena Park Library, Coventry Arena Shopping Park, Classic Drive, CV6 6AS
Learn to speak some phrases in Urdu and how to start a conversation. Learn how to write your name in Urdu with some
calligraphy practice.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 5181
Email: arenapark.library@coventry.gov.uk

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.

11.00am – 11.30am
Early Hurley Burley
Tile Hill Library, Jardine Crescent, CV4 9PL
(in partnership with Coventry Performing Arts Service), singing popular nursery rhymes with a twist, incorporating numbers and
popular phrases in different languages.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6785
Email: tilehill.library@coventry.gov.uk

3.30pm – 4.30pm
Storytime around the world
Willenhall Library, Remembrance Road, CV3 3DP
Listen to stories from around the world.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6991
Email: willenhall.library@coventry.gov.uk

4.30pm – 5.30pm
Homework Help
Foleshill Library, Broad Street, CV6 5BG
Get help with your homework and advice from friendly staff in the library.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6977
Email: foleshill.library@coventry.gov.uk

5.00pm – 6.00pm
Chinese Calligraphy Session
Foleshill Library, Broad Street, CV6 5BG
Come along and have a go at writing Chinese, using traditional brushes!
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6977
Email: foleshill.library@coventry.gov.uk

Saturday 25 June

9.30am – 10.30am
Homework Help
Foleshill Library, Broad Street, CV6 5BG
Get help with your homework and advice from friendly staff in the library.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6977
Email: foleshill.library@coventry.gov.uk

10.00 – 11.00
Music Workshops
Earlsdon Methodist Church
These will be led by Steve Fox , a musician and music tutor.
People can also turn up on the day.
You can book by either telephoning 0750 056 1107
Email:  steelbandmusic4u@gmail.com

11.00am – 1.00pm
Events at Sahil, 449 Foleshill Road, CV6 5AQ
Saturday Coffee Morning Drop in
A chance for women to get advice and information, meet new people, beat isolation, connect with other women and build
supportive friendships.
Coffee mornings will continue to run every Saturday.
Contact: Shaheen Akhtar / Gurjit Sandhu Tel: 024 7663 8754
Website: www.sahilproject.co.uk

11.00am – 12.00 noon
African themed storytime
Caludon Library, Axholme Road, CV2 5BD
Hear stories about Africa. Aimed at ages 4-12 years. All under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 8300
Email: caludon.library@coventry.gov.uk

11.00am – 12.00 noon
Storytime around the world includes a calligraphy demonstration.
Stoke Library, Kingsway, CV2 4EA
Listen to stories from around the world and watch a Turban tying demonstration.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6989
Email: stoke.library@coventry.gov.uk

11.30am – 4.00pm
Hillfields Readers Open Day
Hope Centre, Sparkbrook Street, Hillfields CV1 5LF
Join in a range of events and activities for adults and children including Imagination Café storytelling Café, Literary Quizzes,
Poetry Readings and author sessions, plus fortune teller. Includes a special performance by Belgrade Asian Youth Theatre. Supported by the City Council’s Fostering and Adoption Service, who will hold a private session 1.00pm – 2.00pm for prospective parents and
carers.
See Hillfields Readers Group Open Day flyer.

12.00 noon – 4.00pm
Peace Bingo for all ages – Free!
Koco Community Resource Centre, The Arches, Spon End, CV1 3JQ
Come and enjoy Bingo – an age-old favourite pastime. Prizes will include symbols of Coventry and its communities. Special
attraction: After the first hour of Bingo, free lunch.
Contact: Donna Hinkson Mobile: 07772945524
Email: donna.hinkson@googlemail.com
Website: www.kococommunity.org.uk

1.00pm – 4.00pm
Missing Since 1918
Central Library, Smithford Way, CV1 1FY
Missing Since 1918 is focused on the contribution made by people from the Caribbean to World Wars 1 and 2. This session will incorporate an interactive workshop and an exhibition. An opportunity to view the exhibition, take part in discussions, relate or listen to memories from those with direct experiences of the impact of the wars.
Contact: Sherril Donaldson
Missing Since 1918, c/o St Peter’s Community Centre, Charles Street, Hillfields, CV1 5NP
Mobile: 07825 527122

1.00pm – 6.00pm
REFUGEE WEEK EVENT
Refugee Week World Café
Primrose Hill Park, Berry Street, CV1 5JT
Celebrating and exploring different cultures through music,games and food sharing.
Contact: Esther Miranda Tel: 024 7622 7254
Mobile: 07833458170
Email: estherp@covrefugee.org
Website: www.covrefugee.org

2.00pm till late
Kavi Darbar: Punjabi poetry symposium
2 Sandy Lane, CV1 4EX
Punjabi Writers Association, which aims to promote Punjabi Language, Literature, culture and art, invites you to its multicultural “kavi darbar” to savour the sounds of Punjabi poetry. Refreshments will be served.
Contacts: Kirpal Pooni (President), Kuldip Bansal (Assistant),
Punjabi Writers Association, 321 Ansty Road, CV2 3FN
Tel: 024 7671 4475
Mobile: 07473898000 / 07780677051
Email: spgarcha@hotmail.co.uk

2.00pm – 3.00pm
Multicultural Storytime
Hillfields Library, St. Peter’s Community Centre, Charles Street, CV1 5NP and Foleshill Library, Broad Street, CV6 5BG
Enjoy stories and craft activities. Under 8s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6977
Email: foleshill.library@coventry.gov.uk
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6980
Email: hillfields.library@coventry.gov.uk

2.00pm – 3.00pm
Crafts Session: crafts from around the world
Willenhall Library, 106 Remembrance Road, CV3 3DP
Make crafts and colour in pictures from around the world.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6991
Email: willenhall.library@coventry.gov.uk

2.00pm – 3.00pm
Unlock your brain
Canley Library, Prior Deram Walk, CV4 8FT
A session of brain games to exercise the memory. Game on!
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 6963
Email: canley.library@coventry.gov.uk

2.30pm – 3.30pm
Positive Images Craft session
Aldermoor Library, Acorn Street, CV3 1DP
Make crafts and colour in pictures from around the world.
Contact: Tel: 024 7678 8438
Email: aldermoor.library@coventry.gov.uk