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Hillfields Community Festival

Hillz FM proudly hosted the Hillfields Community Festival 2016 for another year as part of the Positive Images project to celebrate the diversity in Hillfields.

A celebration of diversity as part of the Positive Images Festival

The Square on Victoria Street welcomed with open arms, music and laughter on a somewhat sunny Saturday afternoon. Hillfields was lit up with children’s activities, tombola, raffles, stalls and live music which kept the rain at bay on a mid-June weekend. Watch Charity organised the event as part of the Positive Images festival, who promoted and supported the event with Hillz FM once again demonstrating their amazing hosting skills.

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Hillz FM and Watch were highlighting their ‘Children and Young Peoples Project’ and the ‘employment support and training services’. Three amazing hampers were also donated and were the lucky prizes for three raffle winners. Local residents had to give their feedback on the local area of Hillfields feeding in to WATCH’s community action project. The Hillz FM Young Peoples Project runs on Wednesday and Thursday 15:30-18:00 and the opening hours for employment support are Monday-Thursday 09:30-16:30 and Friday 09:30-16:00.

The Belgrade Theatre had a stall at the community festival and were promoting some of their up and coming projects. They have an exciting and new Asian Youth Theatre project for the ages 11-16 which will run on a Wednesday from 16:15-18:15. (For more information ring: 02476 846 741 or email: communityadmin@belgrade.co.uk). They will also be hosting a Jonquils event, Mela, which will be held on Saturday 23rd July with free daytime events from 12:00-18:00 and a ticketed evening event from 18:00-21:00. The Belgrade are also offering an amazing ten week playwriting programme for writers from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds aged 18+. There are twenty places available and the submission deadline is Monday 1st August visit www.belgrade.co.uk/criticalmass for more details.

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Children and Families First offer a Hillfields Children’s Centre and Nursery School with lots of summer activities available and if you wish to find out more visit: http://www.coventryparent.co.uk

There is also FWT a Centre for Women which is available in Foleshill and offers many activities and courses. Visit: www.fwt.org.uk for further information.


HME Creations contact information: 07906516917 or 07494363441

All in all it was an amazing day filled with delicious food, entertaining acts, thought provoking stalls and most importantly fun.

By Christina Warmington



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