Tickets: FREE
Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square, Corporation St, Coventry CV1 1GS
Sat 2 Oct 2021 @ 10.00
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Try It! - Taster Sessions

Sat 2 Oct 2021 @ 10.00
Belgrade Theatre
Belgrade Square, Corporation St, Coventry CV1 1GS
Duration: 6 hours
FREE

Not sure which Try It! club is for you? Come and have a taste.

Join us on Saturday 2 October 2021 and try as many clubs as you like to help you decide which to join.

Coinciding with the annual Fun Palaces weekend, we’re hosting a day of fun where you can drop in at any time and meet the creative practitioners leading each workshop, try a bit of each and sign up. All ages welcome.

This event will take place in Room 71, Screen Room and the Burbidge Room. When you arrive, please enter the building through the café entrance on Corporation Street.

Scroll down for more information and a schedule for the day.

 

WHAT IS TRY IT?

Try It! is a programme encouraging Coventry residents to have a go at a range of new, and often quirky, health-giving creative activities during our year as UK City of Culture.

We believe in social prescribing – the idea that, by taking part in community activities, we can all improve our health and wellbeing. 

This project aims to enhance the lives of community members and leave a lasting legacy of creative activities in Coventry.

For each workshop, you can book tickets online or pay at the door.

FIND OUT MORE

Supported by funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, Warwickshire County Council and Spirit of 2012.

TIMETABLE

Feel free to join us at any time throughout the day. There are loads of clubs to try - take a look at the timings below to plan your day.

10AM – 10.20AM

Room 71: Creative Writing & Poetry: Maternal Journal with Lindsay Jane Hunter

Screen Room: Dance & Movement: Bhangra TOTS Family Dance with Sohan Kailey

Burbidge Room: Creative Writing & Poetry: Pass the Pen - Fun Poetry sessions with Emilie Lauren Jones


10.30AM – 10.50AM

Room 71: Creative writing & Poetry: Maternal Journal with Lindsay Jane Hunter

Screen Room: Dance & Movement: Bhangra TOTS Family Dance with Sohan Kailey

Burbidge Room: Creative writing & Poetry: Pass the Pen - Fun Poetry sessions with Emilie Lauren Jones


11AM – 11.20AM

Room 71: Dance & Movement: Chair Yoga with Neeta

Screen Room: Music: Learn to play the Steelpan! / Impact Youth Steelband with Fareed Siddiqui

Burbidge Room: Visual Arts & Making: The Art & Stitch Workshops with Michala Gyetvai


11.30AM – 11.50AM

Room 71: Dance & Movement: Chair Yoga with Neeta

Screen Room: Music: Learn to play the Steelpan! / Impact Youth Steelband with Fareed Siddiqui

Burbidge Room: Visual Arts & Making: The Art & Stitch Workshops with Michala Gyetvai

12PM – 12.20PM

Room 71: Visual Arts & Making: The Coffeetime Craft Club with Frances Town

Screen Room: Music: Armonico Consort, Patrick Stockbridge

Burbidge Room: Visual Arts & Making: EnviroArt with Nikki Bovis-Coulter


12.30PM – 12.50PM

Room 71: Visual Arts & Making: The Coffeetime Craft Club with Frances Town

Screen Room: Music: Armonico Consort, Patrick Stockbridge

Burbidge Room: Visual Arts & Making: EnviroArt with Nikki Bovis-Coulter


1PM – 1.20PM

Room 71: Storytelling, Drama & Spoken word: Play the part with Kim Hackleman

Screen Room: Dance & Movement: Next Chapter Off-Balance Dance with Alexis Haines & Suzanne Cantwell Birkin

Burbidge Room: Visual Arts & Making: Fun with Folk Art with Vanessa Cooper


1.30PM – 1.50PM

Room 71: Storytelling, Drama & Spoken word: Play the part with Kim Hackleman

Screen Room: Dance & Movement: Next Chapter Off-Balance Dance with Alexis Haines & Suzanne Cantwell Birkin

Burbidge Room: Visual Arts & Making: Fun with Folk Art with Vanessa Cooper

2PM – 2.20AM

Room 71: Storytelling, Drama & Spoken word: Telling My Story with Food with Last Mafuba & AlexandRA Johnson

Screen Room: Storytelling, Drama & Spoken word: Storytellers’ Club with Erin Gilbey

Burbidge Room: Sports: Hoofin’ It with horses with Reece Mccook


2.30PM – 2.50PM

Room 71: Storytelling, Drama & Spoken word: Telling My Story with Food with Last Mafuba & Alexandra Johnson

Screen Room: Storytelling, Drama & Spoken word: Storytellers’ Club with Erin Gilbey

Burbidge Room: Sports: Hoofin’ It with horses with Reece Mccook


3PM – 3.20PM

Room 71: Visual Arts & Making: Create and Repair Club with Fab Lab

Screen Room: Music: Anybody can Drum with Mahandra Patel

Burbidge Room: Sports: Learn to skate with Henry Matthews


3.30PM – 3.50PM

Room 71: Visual Arts & Making: Create and Repair Club with Fab Lab

Screen Room: Music: Anybody can Drum with Mahandra Patel

Burbidge Room: Sports:  Learn to skate with Henry Matthews

 

Please note: All the workshops are 20 minutes and are self-contained sessions. Participants can shift from one workshop to another between the 10 minute breaks, so you can try as many workshops as you like.

THE CLUBS

Want to know more about each club before you take part in the taster sessions? Click each workshop title below for more details.

Try It! - Storyteller's Club

Through this Storytellers’ Club, we’ll help you weave fictional worlds, characters, and narratives into a story entirely of their own creation. You’ll explore narratives relevant to their own lived experiences, as well as to use fiction and fantasy as a form of escapism. You’ll then discover and invent different methods of storytelling, including performance, puppetry and spoken word, to find a method which best suits you and your story.

Try It! - Anybody Can Drum

Do you want to explore rhythms from around the world through drums? Across ten weeks, we’ll explore your cultural backgrounds, finding your native drums/rhythms and sharing with each other, fusing rhythms from around the world.

Try It! - Coventry Wellness Choir

Coventry Wellness Choir is focused on the benefits of singing for both physical and mental wellbeing. It is aimed at adults (over 18) who may have been feeling isolated or lonely during periods of lockdown and is all about having fun and connecting.

Try It! - Create and Repair Club

Make, repair and upcycle all sorts of things!

Does your wheelchair need reupholstering or do you want to build an accessible herb garden from reclaimed pallet-wood? Do you want to catch the craze for vinyl window and wall décor? Do you want to add electronics to clothing, or design light-up, personalised jewellery? We are here to help you make, repair and learn, regardless of your experience.