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Home: Arts and Homelessness Festival

Coventry’s First Arts and Homelessness Festival
8 - 16 October 2021

Arts and creativity can shine in the darkest of times - it can bring people together and offer them a chance to express themselves with amazing results.

Join us for a week-long celebration of arts and homelessness projects in Coventry made by people who are, or have been, homeless. The Festival will take place across Coventry to coincide with World Homeless Day (10 October 2021).

The Sound of Cov

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With Coventry and Warwickshire Community radio stations, BBC CWR and Voluntary Arts

Celebrating community, student and hospital radio across Coventry and Warwickshire as eight local stations take over BBC CWR. 

Broadcasting for the day, the takeover day provides a unique chance to experience a true representation of the voice and soundtrack of Coventry.

Sound Systems

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With Colin Bell and The Playmaker Group

Celebrating Coventry’s rich cultural links to its twin city of Kingston, Jamaica and the unique influence Sound System culture has had.

A series of heats allowing audiences to select their favourite acts will culminate in a final event seeing Jamaica and Coventry’s very best-loved sounds connecting with local, national and international audiences both live and digitally.

Terry Hall Presents Home Sessions

With Coventry Music Board, Local Artists and Mind

Terry Hall will return to Coventry to curate a three-day music event in the heart of the city.

It will showcase international legends and shine a light on the Coventry music scene.

Small Bells Ring

With Canal & River Trust, Coventry Libraries, Studio Morison and Super Slow Way

Small Bells Ring, a magical specially designed canal boat crammed full of short stories, will visit Coventry in July 2021 in association with Coventry Libraries.

It will inspire a programme of readings, performances and discussions.

Creative Europe - School of Participation

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With Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and Walk the Plank

Bringing together creative practitioners from Coventry and nine European partner cities to gain new skills and experience in creating outdoor participatory events.

The School will culminate in a ‘scratch celebration’ bringing together Coventry’s homegrown talent and the imaginations of diverse European artists visiting the city for the first time.

CastAway

With Highly Sprung and the Canals and River Trust 

CastAway will be a major outdoor theatre show highlighting the environmental crisis.

It's being developed by Highly Sprung, a Coventry-based performance company.

CVX Festival

With Positive Youth Foundation, Arts Against Violence, Coventry Youth Partnership

CVX Festival will be a pioneering three-day arts activism festival curated by young people in the city.

JAY1 will co-produce live music for CVX with his brand ONE Wave.

Theatre of Wandering

With Theatre OiBokkeShi, Entelechy Arts and Care Home Network

In a new production co-created and inspired by Coventry residents, this walk-about theatrical experience through the south-east of the city blurs the boundaries between fiction and reality.

Rivers of the World

With The Thames Festival Trust and SEND Schools

Rivers of the World will bring together Coventry's eight Special Needs Schools to create beautiful artwork inspired by our historic River Sherbourne.

SeaView

With The Belgrade Theatre, led by The Belgrade Theatre's Co-Artistic Director Corey Campbell.

SeaView will be a six-part digital television series developed by six emerging Midlands writers working with the Belgrade Theatre.

It will celebrate the aspirations of a Black, working class family exploring urgent questions around choice and circumstance.

Random String: The Canal Networked

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With Ludic Rooms

Random String encourages us to explore their connection to the often forgotten urban green space of the canal corridor.

Culminating in a four-day festival in Coventry’s historic Canal Basin bringing light, music, installations and projections to the canal as well as performances, workshops and online experiments.