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Pop-up craft shop opens at the Belgrade
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Pop-up craft shop opens at the Belgrade

Sun 02 Aug

Following the recent reopening of our foyers to café patrons, we're excited to be working with Craft On, our resident needlecraft for wellbeing group a new pop-up craft shop, with space available for local artists and makers to hire. First held on Thursday 30 July, the pop-up shop is situated at our merchandise counter, in…

Monday Makes: Make your own gift box
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Monday Makes: Make your own gift box

Sun 02 Aug

In this week's craft tutorial, we're showing you how to make a hexagonal gift box from one A4 sheet of card, which you can fill with smaller sweets and treats. We'd love to see your efforts, so please do share your photos with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. https://youtu.be/2ZaSs1CdvfA

Storytime: I Want a Monkey
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Storytime: I Want a Monkey

Sun 02 Aug

What sort of animal would you choose to keep as a pet? This week's story is Daniel Errico's I Want a Monkey, and it's all about a boy called Wally who is trying to decide what pet he'd like his dad to get for him. Tune in at 2.30pm on Tuesday to watch the video…

#CityWarmUps – Rishard Beckett
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#CityWarmUps – Rishard Beckett

Sat 01 Aug

Kickstart your week with our latest warm-up video featuring Rishard Beckett from our Springboard company Richard and Rishard. You can follow along with Rishard at 8.30am on Monday, or wait till the end for a list of activities covered so you can take part in your own time. Looking for more ways to stay active?…

Guest Blog: Theatre Changes Lives
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Guest Blog: Theatre Changes Lives

Emma Ormerod
Thu 30 Jul

As founder and artistic director of our Springboard company Underground Lights, Emma Ormerod uses theatre to change the lives of people with experience of homelessness and mental ill health in Coventry. Ever since it changed her own life as a young woman, the power of performing arts is something she has carried with her throughout…

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#CityWarmUps – Little Loft Yoga

Sun 26 Jul

Get ready to rise and shine, Coventry! This week's warm-up video sees Julie from Little Loft Yoga taking you through some gentle techniques to help get you energised, focused and ready to face the week ahead. Tune in at 8.30am on Mon 27 July to watch and follow along. If you're joining in, please to…

Saturday Shout Out: Cops and Robbers (and other silent films)
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Saturday Shout Out: Cops and Robbers (and other silent films)

Sat 25 Jul

If you’re looking for something light-hearted to watch this weekend, then look no further than the latest web stream from our friends at Open Theatre. Streaming from 2.30pm today (Saturday 25 July), Cops and Robbers (and other silent films) is a series of short films created by young theatre-makers with learning disabilities from across Birmingham…

Missing Live Theatre: Wrapped in a message of hope
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Missing Live Theatre: Wrapped in a message of hope

Fri 24 Jul

The Belgrade Theatre has been wrapped in a message of hope as part of a national initiative responding to the crisis in live theatre and the arts. Forming part of the Scene Change campaign, an installation has been created by local designer and Talking Birds Co-Artistic Director Janet Vaughan, using specially made barrier tape printed…

The Big Finale – Telling Stories on (the Small) Screen
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The Big Finale – Telling Stories on (the Small) Screen

Cameron Austin
Thu 23 Jul

Following last week’s performance to an invited audience of family and friends, Senior Youth Theatre member Cameron reflects on his experiences of being a digital theatre pioneer as part of our Telling Stories on (the Small) Screen project, and looks forward to what the future might hold. Seeing everything coming together in our final performance…

Supporting theatres: Labour leader responds to our question
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Supporting theatres: Labour leader responds to our question

Thu 23 Jul

Labour Leader Keir Starmer has praised the outreach work done by the Belgrade Theatre and the way communities of Coventry have pulled together through lockdown, speaking at the party’s Summer Reception for the creative industries. As venues and theatre companies in the West Midlands and beyond continue to face financial oblivion, the Digital, Culture, Media…

Storytime: Jahman Aggrey
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Storytime: Jahman Aggrey

Tue 21 Jul

Are you settled in for today's Storytime? This week, we're revisiting a story told by the brilliant Jahman Aggrey at our 2018 Black History Month event. The story is all about what happens when a group of animals decide to have a big party in the sky - but one of them gets a bit…

Monday Makes – Make your own mobile phone stand
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Monday Makes – Make your own mobile phone stand

Mon 20 Jul

In this week's craft tutorial, we're showing you how to make a simple stand to prop up your phone - a perfect quick fix for lockdown video calls to keep things steady and stop your arm from aching. Even better, all you need to make it is a single sheet of paper and a ruler!…

#CityWarmUps – Ascension Dance Company
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#CityWarmUps – Ascension Dance Company

Sun 19 Jul

Last week might have marked their last Create It, Share It challenge, but don't worry - you can still get active with our friends at Ascension Dance this week as they lead the latest in our #CityWarmUps series. At 8.30am on Monday 20 July, Ben will be helping you to get energised, focused and ready…

Saturday Shout Out – Wild Earth: Nature Beats
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Saturday Shout Out – Wild Earth: Nature Beats

Sat 18 Jul

At a time when social distancing measures have resulted in widespread feelings of loneliness and isolation, engaging with nature is one of the things that has helped many people to get through the lockdown. Few understand the benefits of this more than the team at Wild Earth - a Coventry-based not-for-profit focused on reducing isolation…

Improv and Breakouts – Telling Stories on (the Small) Screen
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Improv and Breakouts – Telling Stories on (the Small) Screen

Cameron Austin
Fri 17 Jul

With their final performance drawing near, Senior Youth theatre member Cameron continues to reflect on how his group's Zoom-based Telling Stories on (the Small) Screen project has developed using techniques such as improvisation and breakout sessions.  In our last session we focused on improvisation. Working in pairs, we acted out scenes imagining we were meeting…

Coronavirus Time Capsule, Week 12: Talents
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Coronavirus Time Capsule, Week 12: Talents

Fri 17 Jul

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

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