Mon 14 Jun 2021 to Sun 20 Jun 2021
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Coventry Welcomes 2021 Guide
Translated versions of the guide available in Polish, Romanian, Kurdish and Arabic text.
Celebrate Coventry's heritage, traditions and diversity.
Coventry Welcomes returns in 2021 and offers a chance to explore the lives of those seeking sanctuary and those who have welcomed them throughout the generations. Designed to celebrate the people of Coventry, the events span genres and include some of the things we enjoy most, music, dance, drama, food, literature, poetry, workshops, storytelling and much more, embracing diversity in all its forms.
Coventry Welcomes takes part at the same time as the national Refugee Week initiative led by Counterpoints Arts. Working with over 30 partner organisations across the city, we will be delivering a series of events that are thought-provoking, encourage debate and promote the sharing of ideas.
Central to this week of performances is Stand and be Counted Theatre’s Can You Hear Me, Now? a celebratory, large-scale outdoor performance. It will be an immersive and joyous experience, made with and for the people of Coventry. Expect live music, dance, spoken word and storytelling.
We have activities for everyone – from young children to the older members of our community. Bring your family and friends, and join us in our celebration.
The programme includes:
- Stand and Be Counted Theatre - Can you Hear Me, Now?
- Counterpoints Arts partnership
- CARAG presents Still We Rise Podcast with special guests
- She Cannot Walk Alone sharing by artist Laura Nyahuye, Creative Director of Maokwo
- Positive Images Festival launch and workshops
- Inini and CARAG launch their new zine, illustrated by Majid Adin
- In the City Festival presented by CRMC
- Plus workshops, talks, debates, theatre, comedy, film and much more to be announced.
In partnership with: African Network; ARTconnects; Belgrade Theatre Coventry; CARAG; Carriers of Hope; Chrysalis Craft Coventry – CIC; Counterpoints Arts; Coventry City Council Migration Team; Coventry College ESOL; Coventry Library Services; Coventry University; CRMC; FWT- Foleshill Womens Training; Good Chance Theatre; GRAIN Photography; Hillz FM; Inini; Journeymen Theatre; Kori Agency; Maokwo; MiFriendly Cities; Migration Forum – Coventry; Out in the UK; Positive Choices; Positive Images Festival; Positive Youth Foundation; Fablab; Sahyadri Friends Group; Schools of Sanctuary; St Francis Employability; Stand and Be Counted Theatre; University of Warwick; WATCH; West Midlands Police.
Funded by Spirit 2012