Events on Saturday 10 June

Saturday 10 June

10.00am – 4.00pm

Multicultural Craft and Food Fair  

Smithford Way (outside the Central Library), CV1 1FY

Come along and browse 20 stalls for crafts, multicultural artefacts and food from around the world.

See our Multicultural Craft and Food Fair page for details of stalls and contacts.

12.00 noon – 4.00pm

The Festival is launched by the Lord Mayor of Coventry and Pru Porretta, Lady Godiva.

Positive Images Festival and Hillz FM invite you to an entertainment extravaganza with music, dance and much more!

See Launch page for more details.

For the Fair  and Launch event, contact positiveimagesfest@yahoo.com

Other events on the day

9.30am – 10.30am

Homework help   (Foleshill Library)
Get help with your homework and advice from friendly staff in the library.
Foleshill Library, Broad Street, CV6 5BG  Tel: 024 7678 6977   Email: Foleshill.library@coventry.gov.uk

10.00am – 1.00pm
Syria Day   (Migration Team, Coventry City Council)
Central Library (Main Meeting Room), Smithford Way, CV1 1FY
Come and explore the history and heritage of Syria. Sample traditional Syrian food and sweets. Also children’s activities in the children’s library.

10.30 am
Cheylesmore History Walk   (Eleanor Nesbitt)
We depart from Cheylesmore Library, Poitiers Road, CV3 5JX promptly at 10.30am and return at 11.30am. Refreshments in the library after the walk. Find out how Cheylesmore’s street names tell you about our history. If you’re coming, please contact: Eleanor Nesbitt  Email: nesbitt.eleanor@yahoo.co.uk 

11.00am -4.00pm
The Weaver’s House Open Day   (The Weaver’s House)
Come and visit this little medieval gem which has been restored to its 1540 appearance, complete with full size replica loom and working garden. Refreshments are available on Open Days. FREE entry, donations appreciated. Find us just outside the Ring Road on Upper Spon Street.
Open Days run throughout the spring and summer months, check website for details.
Weaver’s House, 121 Upper Spon Street, CV1 3BQ Tel: 024 7625 7117   Email: info@theweavershouse.org  Website: www.theweavershouse.org 

1.00pm – 3.00pm
FamilyColouring Session for children and Adults at Stoke Library
Stoke Library Kingsway, CV2 4EA Tel: 024 7678 6990   Email: stoke.library@coventry.gov.uk

2.00pm
Craft Sessions at Canley Library
Creative and happy craft session for all children. Under 8 year olds must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Canley Library, Prior Deram Walk, CV4 8FT  Tel: 024 7678 6963   Email: canley.library@coventry.gov.uk

Craft Sessions at Finham Library
Crafts and Puzzles from around the World. For 4 – 11 year olds. 
Finham Library,  Finham Green Road, CV3 6EP  Tel: 024 7678 6974  Email: finham.library@coventry.gov.uk

2.00pm – 3.00pm
Allesley Park Readers Group   (Allesley Park Library)
Come and join us. We discuss books by authors from around the world.
Allesley Park Library, Whittaker Road, CV5 9JE  Tel: 024 7678 5813   Email: allesleypark.library@coventry.gov.uk

Youth Session   (Willenhall Library)
Come along to our regular Youth Session, where we will discuss conflict and make peace doves. For young people aged 8 – 16.
Willenhall Library, Hagard Community Space, Remembrance Road, Willenhall, CV3 3DG  Tel: 024 7678 6991   Email: willenhall.library@coventry.gov.uk

Multicultural Storytime for 4 year olds and over   (Foleshill Library)
Come and hear stories from around the world and celebrate our diversity. All under 8s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Foleshill Library, Broad Street, CV6 5BG  Tel: 024 7678 6977   Email: Foleshill.library@coventry.gov.uk

Storytime and Crafts (Hillfields Library)
Hillfields Library St Peter’s Community Centre, Charles Street, CV1 5NP Tel: 024 7678 6980   Email: Hillfields.library@coventry.gov.uk 

2.00pm – 7.00pm
Malaysian Cultural Fayre   (Malaysian Coventry Society)
Prior Deram Park, CV4 8FTCome and join a Malaysian Cultural Fayre, hosted by the Malaysian Coventry Society to celebrate the diversity of Coventry over food and cultural performance. There will be a variety of stalls selling Malaysian dishes. Attractions include: crafts, demonstrations of traditional games, costumes and music.
Bus services 18 and 18A leave Pool Meadow every 15 minutes Monday – Saturday and stop at Prior Deram Walk.

2.30pm – 3.30pm
Stories and Crafts for children (Aldermoor Library)
Aldermoor Library Acorn Street, CV3 1DP   Tel: 024 7678 8438   Email: aldermoor.library@coventry.gov.uk

7.30pm
Wealth is Health   (The Albany Theatre)
The Albany Theatre, 53 The Butts, CV1 3BH
Collective Encounters present Wealth is Health, by Sarah Thornton and directed by Amanda Redvers-Rowe. This is a 40-minute variety production, performed by Collective Encounters’ Third Age Acting Company. It was drawn from desk research into wealth and health inequalities in Britain, conversations between Collective Encounters’ facilitators and older people living in the community and in care homes, and rehearsed over 4 months. The production uses comedy, songs, music tableaux and naturalistic sketches to engage the audience in the debate around health and wealth inequalities.
Post show workshop / Q&A
Ticket: £10.00   All concs £8.00
Also at ExtraCare’s Earlsdon Park Village, Albany Road, CV5 6JQ at 3.00pm.
The Albany Theatre, 53 The Butts, CV1 3BH   Website: www.albanytheatre.co.uk Box Office: 024 7699 8964 (open 10.30am – 1.30pm Monday to Saturday)

For details of Coventry Pride 10 – 11 June, visit www.coventrypride.org.uk 

For details of events arranged by Sahil, please visit www.sahilproject.co.uk

Full Programme (PDF)