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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…

People Like Us: Community-Powered Creative Health Festival
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People Like Us: Community-Powered Creative Health Festival

Fri 03 Jul

As members of the Creative Health Alliance, exploring the impact of the arts on health and wellbeing is a central part of our work at the Belgrade, so we’re delighted to be supporting People Like Us, a “community-powered creative health festival” coming to Coventry next week. Running from 6-12 July, People Like Us will invite…

Justine Themen and Nigel Jamieson lead major City of Culture project
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Justine Themen and Nigel Jamieson lead major City of Culture project

Fri 03 Jul

Following this morning's announcement that Coventry's year as City of Culture will now run from May 2021 until May 2022 in light of the current challenges faced by the cultural sector, we're delighted to announce that our Deputy Artistic Director and Co-Artistic Director for 2021 Justine Themen will co-lead one of the first major projects…

Making Monologues – Telling Stories on (the Small) Screen
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Making Monologues – Telling Stories on (the Small) Screen

Cameron Austin
Thu 02 Jul

Last week, Senior Youth Theatre member Cameron explained how his group were developing their characters and experimenting with camera angles in their Zoom-based Telling Stories on (the Small) Screen project. This week, the group have been considering a setting for their work, and further fleshing out their characters by creating their own individual monologues. Our…

TiE Online – Frankenstein: The Creation Lives
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TiE Online – Frankenstein: The Creation Lives

Wed 01 Jul

We know that education is a huge challenge for many people at the moment. As the lockdown continues, we’re working hard to find ways of connecting with teachers, parents and educators remotely, with a new video series showing you how to incorporate some of our world-renowned Theatre in Education practices into learning at home or at school. Over…

Monday Makes: Make your own paper butterflies
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Monday Makes: Make your own paper butterflies

Mon 29 Jun

This week's Monday Make is a simple, quick activity, perfect for keeping the kids occupied or just unwinding on a sunny summer afternoon. Head to our Monday Makes page to find all of our weekly craft tutorials. https://youtu.be/8TKlP-1WcmM

#CityWarmUps – Open Theatre
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#CityWarmUps – Open Theatre

Mon 29 Jun

Get ready to rise and shine with another energising warm-up! This Monday, we're kicking off the week by revisiting the a video shared by our friends at Open Theatre Company as part of their Open Theatre Opens Up series. Tune in at 8.30am to follow along. If you're joining in at home, don't forget to share…

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