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Storytime: When Do Hippos Play?
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Storytime: When Do Hippos Play?

Tue 14 Jul

Have you ever wondered what hippos get up to when no one else is around? Today's story is When Do Hippos Play? by Daniel Errico, and it's all about a group of hippos in the Nile, who come out at night to play after the elephants and rhinos have gone to bed. If you'd like…

Temporary Closure update
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Temporary Closure update

Tue 14 Jul

We regret to announce that due to ongoing restrictions, the following shows scheduled to take place at the Belgrade Theatre in September and October have been postponed or cancelled. Those who have booked tickets for any of these performances will be contacted in due course and offered the choice of keeping their tickets for rescheduled…

Opportunity: Maokwo seeks new director and trustees
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Opportunity: Maokwo seeks new director and trustees

Tue 14 Jul

Fancy being part of the team behind one of Coventry's most exciting up-and-coming arts organisations? Our Springboard company Maokwo is currently on the lookout for passionate individuals to help implement the next phase in its development. Maokwo is a migrant-led organisation using art as a form of activism to bring about positive change. It advocates…

Monday Makes: Make your own pop-up flower card
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Monday Makes: Make your own pop-up flower card

Mon 13 Jul

Know a friend or family member who needs a bit of cheering up? This week's craft tutorial shows you how to make something you can send in the post to brighten up their day. Today, we're showing you how to make a card that opens to reveal a pop-up flower bouquet. We'd love to see…

#CityWarmUps – Salsa Zumba with Underground Lights
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#CityWarmUps – Salsa Zumba with Underground Lights

Sun 12 Jul

Start your week with some salsa steps as Underground Lights Community Theatre member Julianne leads the latest in our #CityWarmUps series! Tune in and follow along from 8.30am on Monday. We'd love to see how you get on, so don't forget to share your photos and videos with us using the hashtag on Facebook, Twitter…

Saturday Shout Out – Coventry Digital
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Saturday Shout Out – Coventry Digital

Sat 11 Jul

Got a story to share about a creative project you’ve been part of in Coventry? Today’s Saturday Shout Out goes to Coventry Digital, a new digital archive for the city. As well as working with institutions like the Herbert and Belgrade, Coventry Digital hopes to host items from business, folk and artistic archives to reveal…

Are we all met? A Midsummer Podcast
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Are we all met? A Midsummer Podcast

Fri 10 Jul

With lockdown stretching on and Black Lives Matter protests continuing to make headlines around the world, it's been a strange and unsettling sort of summer. This week, our Co-Artistic Directors Balisha Karra and Corey Campbell take on some of the big issues of the day in a new lockdown podcast, with support from some special…

Coronavirus Time Capsule, Week 11: How To Stay Healthy
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Coronavirus Time Capsule, Week 11: How To Stay Healthy

Fri 10 Jul

For Week 11 of our Coronavirus Time Capsule, our young participants tell us about some of the things they've been doing to stay healthy during lockdown. With schools across the world on lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve teamed up with local charity Grapevine on a new project that aims to tackle the impact of isolation…

People Like Us – lockdown, theatre and mental health
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People Like Us – lockdown, theatre and mental health

Cameron Austin
Thu 09 Jul

With artists and communities across Coventry coming together to celebrate arts and health as part of this week’s People Like Us festival, Senior Youth Theatre member Cameron has been reflecting on the mental health benefits of theatre, and how his group have been exploring mental health in our Zoom-based Telling Stories on (the Small) Screen…

Storytime: Owl Babies
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Storytime: Owl Babies

Tue 07 Jul

This week's story is one you might have heard before! Today, we're reading Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. If you'd like to read along at home, you can find the full text with illustrations by Patrick Benson, or watch a signed version of the story, via the BookTrust website. https://youtu.be/MqFTP8GMCjA Header image by Arya C…

Urban Village: Engaging with Coventry’s Roma Community
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Urban Village: Engaging with Coventry’s Roma Community

Tue 07 Jul

Following the success of our online Generations exhibition, we’re delighted to be working with our partners at the Roma Project and Coventry University once again to present a special event this Friday. Hosted via Zoom from 10-11.30am on Friday 10 July, Urban Village: Engaging with Coventry’s Roma Community will explore ways of welcoming and giving…

Our response to the cultural investment announcement
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Our response to the cultural investment announcement

Mon 06 Jul

We were delighted by the news announced late last night of the government’s plans for a £1.57bn support package for the arts. Theatres and the wider live performance sector have been amongst the worst hit by the ongoing Covid crisis, and this pledge from Oliver Dowden and Rishi Sunak will help address the huge uncertainty…

#CityWarmUps – Moving Space Co
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#CityWarmUps – Moving Space Co

Mon 06 Jul

Today we're kicking off Feel Good Community's People Like Us festival with a warm-up by Mel Ahern from Moving Space Co. Running from 6-12 July, People Like Us is a "Community-Powered Creative Health Festival" bringing local artists, community groups, creative practitioners, changemakers and members of the public together to celebrate the impact of creativity on…

Saturday Shout Out: Sign and Sign baby classes go online
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Saturday Shout Out: Sign and Sign baby classes go online

Sat 04 Jul

Our second Saturday Shout Out today goes to the Coventry and Kenilworth branches of Sing and Sign, an organisation established by speech and language experts to encourage early communication through signing as babies learn to speak. Since 2001, the Sing and Sign programme has taught tens of thousands of parents across the UK how to…

Saturday Shout Out: Soundabout celebrates 25 years with online music festival
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Saturday Shout Out: Soundabout celebrates 25 years with online music festival

Sat 04 Jul

Live gigs and mass gatherings might still be off the cards this summer, but thankfully there are other ways of getting into the festival spirit. Glasto is far from the only event going digital – next weekend, Midlands-based charity Soundabout will be hosting a fantastic mix of live music online, too. For 25 years Soundabout has been…

Coronavirus Time Capsule, Week 10: Youth News
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Coronavirus Time Capsule, Week 10: Youth News

Fri 03 Jul

For Week 10 of our Coronavirus Time Capsule, our young participants have worked together to create a news report, complete with sport, science, weather and even its own theme music! With schools across the world on lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve teamed up with local charity Grapevine on a new project that aims to tackle…

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