Until Fri 25 Jun 2021

Coventry Welcomes Festival & Partners – Visual Displays

Mon 14 Jun 2021 to Fri 25 Jun 2021

View the full list of Visual Displays taking place both during the Coventry Welcomes week and in subsequent weeks with our festival partners. Please be aware, where events are listed with ‘availability from’ links will be provided closer to the live date.

If you do have any access enquiries please contact [email protected] 


Visual Displays Across The City

What does it mean to be a Refugee?  

Longford Park Primary School CV6 7AT 

Coventry Refugee & Migrant Centre have been working with Longford Park Primary School to explore this provocation. Pupils’ response will be displayed in a live gallery on their school fence and on social media. 

From 14 June 

Zatoboua and I Never Walk Alone

West Midlands Police pop-up museum, 26 Hertford Street 

Two poems from Good Chance Change the Word collective who have worked with two Coventry poets, Landry Affton and Tanisha Chopra, who have created poems written in response to this year’s National Refugee Week theme, We Cannot Walk Alone. Drawing on their heritages, from Ivory Coast and Afghanistan respectively, they explore what it means to be part of a community and what it means to find a new community - or shape your own - in these changed times. 

From 14 June 

Zatoboua and I Never Walk Alone window displays. Image by Freddy Junior.

Zatoboua and I Never Walk Alone window displays. Image by Freddy Junior.

Out in the UK and GRAIN Photography w/ CRMC & Grapevine window displays. Image by Freddy Junior.

Out in the UK and GRAIN Photography w/ CRMC & Grapevine window displays. Image by Freddy Junior.

A display from Out in the UK & GRAIN Photography with CRMC and Grapevine


45/46 Hertford Street 


A display from Out in the UK exploring the statement: 'Did you know it is illegal to be LGBTQ+ in a third of the world's countries?'


Also a display from GRAIN Photography working with young people from Coventry Refugee & Migrant Centre and Grapevine.


From 14 June

Putting the Flags Out for Coventry Welcomes 

Carriers of Hope, City Arcade            

A display of flags made by refugee and migrant women in Coventry working with Chrysalis Craft CIC and FWT – Foleshill Womens Training.

From 14 June 


Various work from Positive Images Festival

Ziferblat CV1 3BB 

A display of work created through activities as part of Coventry Welcomes. 

From 24 June 

Online galleries 

The University of Warwick will be hosting three online galleries as part of the Resonate Festival, visit them online at 


Everyone’s Coventry 

Online - 

An exhibition showcasing the skills and talents of young people aged 16-19 who are seeking sanctuary in Coventry. In conjunction with Coventry College, where many of the participants are attending ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes, these young people have produced poems, recipes, short stories and diaries that reflect their range of cultures and migration experience.

From 16 June 


Re/Making Home 

Online -

An online art exhibition on the theme of Home which includes visual artwork created by people from Coventry and the surrounding area who have lived experiences of sanctuary.

From 17 June  


Exploring Coventry’s Linguistic Landscape 

Online -

The Migration, Identity, and Translation Network (MITN) unites with Rosalind Harvey, translator and City of Culture International Changemaker, to showcase their work exploring migration, languages, and translation in the cultural life of Coventry.

From 25 June