Dear Reader,

Climate change is widely recognised as a threat to peace and security. So it is hoped that the newly revived the Coventry Climate Action Network will be a small step in promoting peace. CovCAN will hold its first meeting on 7 June. See the link below.

Please do let us know of any peace-related news or activities happening in or near Coventry and we will be happy to add them to our website http://coventrycityofpeace.uk and include them in a future edition of this newsletter.

Philip Brown
Chair, Coventry Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace & Reconciliation
covlmpc@gmail.com

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Peace News

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Coventry Climate Action Network

Climate change is widely recognised as a threat to peace and security, so Coventry Climate Action Network (CovCAN) is to be welcomed as a step towards reducing that risk. CovCAN brings together students, citizens, politicians, activists and anyone concerned about climate change to discuss how to encourage others to make changes that will help reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. It …

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Year of Wellbeing 

2019 is the Year of Wellbeing. Coventry Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation have produced this document to give some examples of what is happening in Coventry to improve people’s wellbeing. Muslim Communities Committee member Shagufta Hamid Khan is leading a mental health project for Muslim communities and will involve a conference of experts. There is stigma attached to …

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Coventry Peace Song 2019

Coventry Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation and Coventry Music Hub are working together to help schools write songs about peace and/or reconciliation. The competition is open to all Coventry schools and school children from 3 June to 30 June 2019. The winning song will be arranged and orchestrated for Mornings of Music (MoM) A workshop will be run in the winning …

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Coventry Cultural Education Partnership

Cultural Education Partnerships are an Arts Council England initiative delivered by bridge organisations in local areas. Arts Connect are helping to develop a Cultural Education Partnership in Coventry, The Coventry Cultural Education Partnership will work with schools, the local authority, voluntary and community organisations, further and higher education, and music education hubs and funders to improve the alignment of cultural education for …

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Forthcoming Peace-Related Events in Coventry

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Positive Images Pre-Festival Events

Various events take place around Coventry starting on 1 June before the main Festival begins on 15 June.

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Coventry & Dresden in Concert

These twinned cities will celebrate 60 Years of friendship on Saturday, 1 June, in Coventry Cathedral with a concert of choral and orchestral music celebrating peace, reconciliation and friendship by Spires Chorus & Orchestra and the Dresden Neuer Chor. Music by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Copland, Elgar, Fauré, Handel, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Parry, Rachmaninov, Schubert and Spofforth conducted by Axel Langmann & …

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D-Day 75th anniversary Peace Picnic

Drop in any time between 12.00-3.00 pm on Thursday 6th June 2019 to picnic in the park with the Coventry Lord Mayor, local schools and the Armed Forces community. The event will mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the launch an on-site and web-based information resource. All are welcome. If you would like to bring a large group or …

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CovCAN Meeting 7 June 2019

The first meeting of Coventry Climate Action Network will be at 19:00 on Friday 7 June in Committee Room 2 of Coventry Council House. Items to discuss include Declaring a Climate Emergency The future of Coventry Climate Action Network   The meeting is open to students, activists and everyone who cares about fighting against climate change. Please tell any you …

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Positive Images Festival 2019

Positive Images Festival, which will run from 15 June to 6 July, is about celebrating the best of Coventry’s heritage. 2019 will be the 25th Anniversary of the festival which takes place every year and embraces diversity in all its forms. It is an exciting programme of art events spread over three weeks. What’s on offer spans genres, from poetry readings, …

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Multicultural Craft and Food Fair 2019

Positive Images Festival invites you to come along on 15 June and celebrate the 24th anniversary of our festival by visiting the Multicultural craft and food fair in the heart of the city centre. Browse the 22 stalls, selling books, CDs musical instruments, crafts and artefacts from around the world. Sample and buy food that will tingle your taste buds. …

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Refugee Week

Refugee Week is the UK’s largest annual festival celebrating the resilience and vibrancy of refugees in our community and runs from the 17th until the 23rd of June 2019. The spirit of shared stories and experiences is embodied by the theme of this year’s Refugee Week, 'You, Me and Those Before'. Jan Malatesta, Service Development Officer at Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre …

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Showing of Black Sheep and discussion with director

Coventry Against Racism invites you to the screening of ‘Black Sheep’ on 24 June. This Guardian-commissioned story of a black teenager who made friends with racists was nominated for best short documentary at the 2019 Oscars. Following the film there will be a discussion led by our guest speakers which include Director Cornelius Walker. After the high-profile killing of Damilola …

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3 Day Accredited Restorative Practitioner Training for Schools

Peacemakers of Birmingham will organise this 3 day training course spread over 3 weeks. It is aimed at schools that are looking to train staff to facilitate restorative practices such as formal conferences, corridor and playground chats and class circles. The course is suitable for Senior and Middle Leaders, Pastoral Staff, SenCos, Family Workers and class teachers. Ideally, the person attending …

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Community Information Fair 2019

Positive Images Festival will host the Community Information Fair on 3 July as part of its festival celebrations. The Fair will be located in Broadgate this year and feature 13 marquees with 26 stalls offering a great opportunity to find out about the work of local community groups and other public service organisations. You will also be able to find …

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International Day of Peace 2019

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Sustainable Development Goal 16 “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions” calls for promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access …

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RISING Global Peace Forum 2019

RISING Global Peace Forum will be 13th and 14th November 2019. The theme for both the Symposia and the main Forum is ‘The Ecology of Peace’ and we’ll be exploring and celebrating the many different routes by which peace can be made and sustained: top-down, bottom-up, with/without a formal peace deal, peace between nations, individuals and with our environment and peace through …

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For their generous support, the Lord Mayor's Committee for Peace and Reconciliation expresses our thanks to the Lord Mayor's Office and Coventry City Council. We also thank Coventry Cathedral, Coventry University and Warwick University for their support and assistance.