Tickets: FREE
Coventry Central Library Smithford Way, Coventry, CV1 1FY
Sun 10 Oct 2021 @ 19.00
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Home Variety Showcase & Open Mic

Sun 10 Oct 2021 @ 19.00
Coventry Central Library
Smithford Way, Coventry, CV1 1FY
Duration: 3 hours
FREE

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Guideline Audience Age Range: 18+

Join us to celebrate the talent within Coventry’s community in an evening of music and performance, created by people who have lived experience of homelessness. The night gives participants the opportunity to perform in one of Coventry’s most well-known performance venues - formerly the Locarno Club and Tiffany’s, but now home to Coventry Central Library. From the 1960’s through to the 1980’s, the venue hosted acts such as Chuck Berry, Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Clash, Blondie and many more. So, whether you want to take part or just soak up the acts on offer, this event will be a lively celebration of the city’s performers.

Supported by funding from Spirit of 2012.

Be one of the performers in HOME VARIETY SHOWCASE & OPEN MIC on 10 Oct

Are you a performer who is, or has been, homeless? Do you struggle to find opportunities to perform? We want to bring together performers from the community to perform in the historic Central Library to coincide with World Homeless Day on Sun 10th Oct.  Any type of performance is welcomed, from poetry, singing, beat boxing, spoken word, dance, playing an instrument, everyone is welcome.

We are offering drop-in performance workshops in the lead up to the event to work on your performance skills and build your confidence to participate in a live performance environment.  Anyone is encouraged to take part and the audience will be made of fellow performers and people excited to see the talent within the homeless community in the city. 

Drop-in Performance Workshops:

(please join one of the following)

THU 7 OCT, 12-3.30PM, CENTRAL LIBRARY, CV1 1FY
SAT 9 OCT, 2-5PM, CITY OF CULTURE SHOP
SUN 10 OCT, 12.30-3.15PM, CENTRAL LIBRARY, CV1 1FY

HOME: Arts & Homelessness Festival

Join us for a week-long celebration of arts and homelessness projects in Coventry, created and co-produced by people who have current or previous lived experience of homelessness. The festival takes place at venues across the city centre between Friday 8 - Saturday 16 October, coinciding with World Homelessness Day on Sunday 10 October 2021.