Positive Fargo Festival -13th and 14th July


Next weekend sees the first ever Positive Fargo event at Fargo Village. This is being held as part of Coventry’s Positive Images Festival. The event is being held on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July 2019 with activities throughout both days, including stalls, vegan food, music and dance, poetry and real ale and cider.

Positive Images Festival and FarGo traders and businesses are offering two days of FREE events and activities for all the family. Lots of activities will be available in all the shops in Fargo Village as well as the opportunity to visit shops and make purchases from the fantastic range of products and goods available. In addition there will be a two day community fair, poetry events in the Big Comfy Bookshop and Real Ale and Craft beers in the Twisted Barrel along with acoustic music on both days.

The programme of events includes:

Saturday 13th July
12noon – Sahyedri Indian Dancers
12.30pm – Interview with Jan Richardson
1-1.30pm – Jan Richardson
1.30-2pm – Indigo Arts performance
2-2.30pm – Interview with Those Fantastic Things
2.30-3pm – Those Fantastic Things
3-4pm – Kizomba Coventry Dancers
Sahyedri Indian Dancers
4-4.30pm – Interview with Nikki Loy
4.30-5pm – Nikki Loy

MUSIC in the Twisted Barrel Brewery Tap
12.30pm and 2.30pm – Ace Ambrose
1.30pm and 3.30pm – Alice Watson

Poetry Event in Backhaus and Co – which is a large café next to the Twisted d Barrel
4.35-4.50 – Casey Bailey – is a writer and educator, who aims to shine light on the darkness.

4.55-5.05 – Sujana Upadhyay – is a bilingual poet, playwright and researcher, whose work mainly explores human relationships (in particular the dysfunctional kind) and our interconnectedness with nature.

5.10-5.20 – Liz Jolly – is a feminist, a lover of nature, books, family, learning and living – and reluctant to call herself a poet (but honoured to accept the title).
5.25-5.40 – Stephen Lightbown – is a poet/spoken word artist, wheelchair user and disability rights champion who was born in Blackburn and now lives in Bristol.
5.45-6.00 – Matt Black – is a joyful mischief maker, an entertainer, former Derbyshire Poet Laureate (2011-13)…and today he is the dog-poet.

20 minute interval

6.30-6.40 – Ann Atkins – is a poet with a down to earth, relatable take on life, who speaks to the audience with a generous sprinkling of humour.
6.45-6.55 -Adam Smith – is a professional poet and performer, delivering earnest observations and outbursts through his words, wonderings and lyrics.
7.00-7.15 – Peter Raynard – is a poet whose debut collection ‘Precarious’ was published by Smokestack Books in 2018.
7.20-7.35 – Nafeesa Hamid – is a British Pakistani poet and playwright based in Birmingham whose work covers taboo themes, using personal experience as a basis for her writing.
7.40-8.00 -OPEN MIC

Sunday 14th July
12noon – Sahyedri Indian Dancers
Vegan Arts Performance Piece
12.15-12.30pm – Interview with Garfield Mayor
12.30-1pm – Garfield Mayor
1-1.30pm – Interview with Jake Rizzo
1.30-2pm – Jake Rizzo
2-2.30pm – Coventry Morrismen
Interview with Joel Drake
2.30-3pm – Joel Drake
3-3.30pm- Interview with Natalie Holmes
3.30-4pm – Natalie Holmes
4-4.30pm – Coventry Morrismen


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