Coventry Arts Collective

Coventry Arts Collective


💫Meet local artist Ruby Nixon ( ), who will be joining us at Roam + Dwell on Friday 22nd, 29th July & 5th August and leading the next of our Arts & Tech Creative Labs - the Image Capture Lab.

💫Come and explore the local natural landscape through analogue image capture techniques including photography and cyanotype printing.

🎟These Labs are free and for anyone with curiosity and a willingness to have a go.

Book your space now!
For adults 18+, who are struggling with poor mental health

The next 3-week introduction course at our Art Studios in Coventry starts Wednesday 10th August, 10am-12pm

With Arty-Folks you can learn to relax and express yourself in a safe environment, and we will support you 1:1 to map a new way forward.

For more info and to book your place
*** Art for Wellbeing June-July ***

New courses starting on Monday 6th June
FREE in-person and online

for adults in Coventry&Warwickshire who are struggling with low moods, feeling stressed, anxious or depressed

ONLINE daytime: Painting for Pleasure, Healing Art of QiGong, Art for Relaxation, Fine Art to Wellbeing

ONLINE evening for people in employment: Painting for Pleasure

IN-PERSON: Arty-Folks studios Coventry, Nuneaton, Bedworth, Bidford-on-Avon

For more information and to book your place:
Make your stand for World Peace and Unity!

Please support Arty-Folks fundraiser for UNICEF Children of Ukraine. Join us this Sunday 8th May on Zoom for a mindful crafting workshop 7pm-8pm.

We will show you how to create a protective charm in the colours of the Ukraine national flag using sticks, yarn, and aluminium

Then hang the charm on a tree to show you care!
For more information:
*** Art for Wellbeing April-May ***
Arty-Folks fantastic programme of FREE online and in-person courses and workshops starting after Easter is out now!
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or need a bit of TLC to lift your mood?
Choose from ONLINE courses day-time and evening for people in employment
and IN-PERSON in Coventry, Bedworth Heath, Bedworth, Nuneaton, and Leamington.
For more information and to book a place:
Do you live in Coventry and are you looking for an in-person art group that supports your mental health and wellbeing?

Arty-Folks is running a 3-week course in-person art group at our studio in Coventry for adults 18+ of working age who feel at a low point in life.

You will enjoy learning and being creative in a supportive group of peers who understand what you are going through. The art projects are suitable for people who are experienced and talented as well as those who have not done any art since school.

This is just a short introductory course that will build your confidence for other peer-support groups with Arty-Folks or in the community.

Register your interest here:
and we will then be in touch.
For adults who are feeling stressed, low mood, anxiety, and depression

***Art for Wellbeing***

NEW - February to March courses

FREE - online and in-person

Check out the brand new programme of courses and workshops for adults of working age in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Come Connect – Mon. 21.Feb. 4pm-5pm
Meet our tutors in this informal online taster workshop.

A Passion for Plants – Mon. 28.Feb. 10am-12pm
6-weeks online painting course exclusively for carers with the Carers Trust Heart of England.

Stepping out in Nuneaton – Tues. 1.Mar. 10.30am-12pm
6-weeks in-person meeting at Riversley Park for a walk & talk & arts & crafts & photography to boost your physical and mental wellbeing.

Art for Relaxation -Tues. 1.Mar. 1pm-3pm
6-weeks online learning to use simple creative techniques to de-stress.

Painting for Pleasure – Tues. 1.Mar. 7pm-8.30pm
6-weeks online for adults in employment only.
Learn foundation skills to create colourful artwork.

The Healing Art of QiGong – Mon. 21.Mar. 1pm-2.30pm
6-weeks online Moving Meditation to calm body and mind, combined with drawing and painting.

Arty-Folks studios Coventry – Wed. 23.Mar. 10am-12pm
3-weeks in-person at our studios in Coventry. This is a creative peer-support group for adults who are struggling with mental ill health.

For all our courses booking is essential. Please note that we cannot accept drop-in attendance.

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For all you nature lovers!

Passion for Plants and Crafts for your Garden

6-weeks FREE online courses starting in a couple of weeks and there are only a few places left!

A Passion for Plants, starting Wed.26th January, 1pm-3pm
Learn acrylic painting, drawing, and collage, inspired by Victorian Botanical Artists and artist Georgia O’Keefe. Use your passion for plants to express yourself.
book your place: 👉

Crafts for your Garden, starting Mon.31st January, 1pm-3pm
Use cheap or recycled materials to create your Garden Sanctuary and learn to incorporate mindfulness techniques into your arts practice.
book your place: 👉

These 6-week online course are designed for adults struggling with stress, anxiety and depression who live in Coventry and Warwickshire.

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Looking for an old pal Barry Wills…Artist…Art Teacher…I taught with him at Solihull a long time ago….he knows my address…just had my annual Christmas Card…but since he moved ive not been able to contact him…and he may have moved to the Coventry area…..any one help please ?
Looking for an Art /Photography job ? Part time ? We are looking for a new Art and Photography technition to join us ! At the most popular school in Coventry ... links for job description below and link to my classroom twitter account so you can see the work and get a feel for the department .... please share !
Hi all! We're on the lookout for businesswomen in Coventry + Warks to join our new and exclusive CWRT pilot project, The Financial Fit.

The project will involve a series of masterclasses delivered by industry experts and business influencers to enable you as a business owner to develop new financial skills, understand the power of negotiating, how to make a cashflow forecast work for you and discover new ways to revolutionise how YOU and YOUR business can work.

More info and to apply here:
Thank you again to Joanne Writtle and BBC Midlands for interviewing me about my song Goodbye. What an absolute honour to be raising funds for Standing with Giants NHS Charities Together and UHCW Charity - University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Charity UHCW University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire. BBC CWR BBC Music Introducing in Coventry and Warwickshire BBC Music Introducing BBC Music Introducing West Midlands BBC News BBC Radio 1 BBC Music Introducing in The East Midlands BBC Music Introducing in Hereford & Worcester BBC Music Introducing in Essex BBC Music Introducing in Norfolk BBC Music Introducing in the South West The One Show The Coventry Music Museum Pete Chambers Coventry Live Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 Coventry Arts Collective
***Calling all adults in Warwickshire***

Are you ready to try something new this NOVEMBER-DECEMBER?

Take a look at the NEW Art for Wellbeing courses and Winter Crafts to warm hearts and homes leading up to the end of the year.

Don’t miss out - the winter months are the most creative time of the year!

Courses are a fantastic chance to get painting, making, and crafting with a lovely bunch of like-minded people and make the most of the cosy winter season.

Enrolment is open now!

Come Connect Thurs 28th Oct 4pm-5pm

Healing Art of QiGong Tues 2nd Nov 10am-12pm

Woolly Wonderful Wed 3rd Nov 10am-12pm

Winter Crafts - 6wks Mon 8th Nov 10am-11.30am

Winter Crafts - 6wks Mon 8th Nov 7pm-8.30pm

Painting for Pleasure Mon 10th Nov 10am-11.30am

Passion for Plants Tues 16th Nov 1pm-3pm

Winter Crafts - 3wks Wed 24th Nov 1pm-2.30pm

Winter Crafts - 3wks Tues 30th Nov 7pm-8.30pm

All courses are free and online and you can enrol by clicking on links or visit our website
How does language influence and shape who we are?
The University of Warwick are running a free day of interactive fun activities, workshops and performances with someone for everyone on Sunday 19 Sept. See what's on➡️
What a lovely day at Coventry Arts Collective and Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 event Beneath the Trees 2021. Thank you to all involved for inviting me to perform for you all. Here’s a little video of my original song Fallin I hope you all like it. Caitlin.

Join Coventry Arts Collective for 'Beneath The Trees 2021' this Saturday, an urban village fete of music, food, performance and storytelling for the whole family 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

Delivering excellent events, creativity and arts in Coventry & Warwickshire

Operating as usual


Photos from Coventry Arts Collective's post 12/09/2022

No, it’s not a flea, it’s an Osprey in Old Dornie Harbour this morning.

Photos from Coventry Arts Collective's post 06/09/2022

Yesterday I did in the front terrace, chatted to a working sheepdog on his lunch break and made a cheeseboard at


When you ask for an Agua…


With and at the in

We all love 💕


So much music 🎶 thanks 🙏 Mick Jagger & Keith Richards from all of us in


Brilliant idea 💡 give it a go? 🌸

Good Neighbours – HOPE Coventry Good Neighbours Good Neighbours is simple: we connect over 50s to befrienders, building positive relationships across the city. Following the success of Good Neighbours in Coventry, we have now begun a new Good Neighbours project in Bedworth. In 2021 alone, we connected 609 over 50s to befrienders.....

What's On - Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 24/03/2022

Our proud partner 💙 have shared with us the fabulous news about this May’s events.

🙌This summer is going to be something to really look forward to ☀️☀️☀️

Going out with a bang 💥💥💥

Find out more at

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Safe and well and arrived dodgers

Timeline photos 25/12/2021

Good morning Coventry!!

Going live at 11am this Christmas morning. Log on to and listen whilst you tend to the trimmings.
merry Christmas everybody!
It's Christmas!!!

Going live at 11am this Christmas morning. Log on to and listen whilst you tend to the trimmings.
merry Christmas everybody!

It's Christmas

Timeline photos 25/12/2021

Good morning Kenilworth!!

Going live at 11am this Christmas morning. Log on to and listen whilst you tend to the trimmings.
merry Christmas everybody!
It's Christmas!!!

Going live at 11am this Christmas morning. Log on to and listen whilst you tend to the trimmings.
merry Christmas everybody!

It's Christmas


If you want a real family Christmas. There’s no better place than
Proper old fashioned hospitality and a family welcome.
Thanks so much to all the team who look after us so much. Not just at Christmas, but all year round.


He’s coming soon


If you could live in any decade, what would it be?


And they’re back in the room…

So you want to know all about the Power of the Group?

Hit the QR code on Sunday morning, get the kettle on and let’s get it on.


( hush & 🤫 A very special surprise guest coming too)

Ministers could limit student numbers on lower-earning arts degrees in England 24/10/2021

Segregating and evaluating STEM subjects & Humanities is nonsense. Art can be science too, and science is creative by its very nature. 

How have we come to this? All about perceived values and cash returns. We’re all doomed 🤦‍♀️

Ministers could limit student numbers on lower-earning arts degrees in England Creative arts and other courses in England may be targeted to rein in loan debts, a plan critics deride as ‘anti-intellectual’

Photos from Coventry Arts Collective's post 12/10/2021

food for thought…
It’s all about the


Private viewing at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum for the .

This year it’s a bit different. Collectives are having their day now.
Really really fascinating.
I’m glad we’re not judging it. Some really emotive stuff


Ah, the book has arrived. Time for a deep dive🤿🌳🍀👍🏾💥


We visited the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church as the organist practices for tonight’s recital

Photos from Coventry Arts Collective's post 02/10/2021

The Collective take a Culture field trip to this very beautiful town.

Previous residents of our bed: the Dalai Lana, roger Moore, Joan Collins and president Kennedy!

Not at the same time though

It’s like sleeping in a museum piece

Photos from Coventry Arts Collective's post 29/09/2021

Feels good to be back to face to face meetings with real humans. In a suit and heels. Just like the good old days !
be gone 😂


End of summer 🍹 celebration drinks 🍹 at Coventry UK City of Culture 2021
We Aced It !!! 🎯


There is nothing more calming and beautiful than simply taking a pencil to paper in a green space.


Thanks to all the artist, for hosting us, & for all your support & guidance 🖊 📜🌳🥰and of course .s.gilligan 🏆

Photos from Beneath the Trees 2021's post 14/09/2021

Weren’t they just fabulous??!!!

Photos from Coventry Arts Collective's post 13/09/2021

live at

"Thanks for coming to Beneath the Trees 2021" - Coventry Arts Collective 13/09/2021

Hey guys!
Thank you so much for coming to Beneath the Trees at Naul's Mill Park on Saturday 28th August.
It really was a smash hit with all of the hard work of the performers, traders, artists, crafters, musicians, eco lovers and all the rest of you lovely lot.

Thanks in advance for filling in the form below.

All ideas, comments and suggestions considered.

Coventry Arts Collective
Coventry UK City of Culture 2021

hit the image below:

Photograph by our very good friend and original © John Whitmore

"Thanks for coming to Beneath the Trees 2021" - Coventry Arts Collective We hope you enjoyed Beneath the Trees Please fill in the feedback form below to help us improve!


THIS SATURDAY: We can't wait to welcome you to Beneath the Trees at Naul's Mill Park in Coundon, this Saturday at 12pm - 7pm. An urban village fete of music, food, dancing, performance, people and storytelling for the whole family. No ticket needed - just walk up.
Find out more:

Here's what to expect on the day:

12pm Gates Open – check the site map and explore the different areas.

All day: wildlife and woodland bug hunts and kids activities
The Park Rangers, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Friends of Naul’s Mill Park

12pm: Welcome, What’s On, Coundon’s Hot Talent Winners, Lyra & Lydia
2pm: Mario Nikolov (Quick Feet Dance)
2pm: Leo Goldenchild
3pm: Fabulous Bradleys
4pm: Take 5 Live Art Class (Snod, Yeadon, Easton, Gaylita & more)
4.30pm: Nuala Pinson (Irish Stories)
5pm: Welsh Choir
6.45pm: Lydia Bruton & Standard Triumph pipers Closing Ceremony

12pm – 5.30pm: Coventry Art Guild, Gallery 5
1pm – 3pm: Nyasha Pitt, Rachel Brown, Rayhaan Ali, Aoife O’Toole, Nuala Pinson, Barry Patterson
3pm – 5.30pm: Curtis Libard, Luke Clarke, Robbie Albrighton, Derren Brady, Damon Smallridge, Whizzy, Rachael McDonnell

1pm – 3pm: The Real Mr Bradley, Alexandra Johnson, Chris Fernandez, Commotion 20/20, Caitlin Hill, Taylor Louise Thomas, Jade Barradell, Ruby Road
3pm – 5pm: Limbani Nilhane, Aaron Woodhouse, Chrissie Dux, Siana MB, Chantelle May Boyle,
5.30pm - Ruby Road
6.45pm: Lydia Bruton

Various times throughout day: English, Irish Musicians, Scottish Triumph Pipers and Welsh Choir

All day Live Mural (Katie O’Sullivan); All day Live Textile Art Show (Amanda Haran)
1pm – 5pm: Lyra Sindhu, Julia Kozhan, Lola Rae, Navtei Vesta, Caitlin Mcarthy, Lydia Rogers, Bex

12pm – 5pm: Fabularium, Wild Man of the Woods, Ernie Boxhall, Comhaltas, Talking Birds
1pm - 2pm / 3.30pm - 4.40pm / 5pm - 6pm: The Wizard of Cov (Ruby Road)

Throughout the day: Flatpack Film Making, Art Workshops, Animals, Books, CDs and Merchandise
Amy Smart, Poppy, Chantalle, Rachel Doughty, Julia Gandy, Rachael Trimble, Leva Traia, Neill Griffiths, Tala Lou Lou, Jackie Hall, Aaron Wodhouse

Find out more:

📸 Dylan Parrin


loads happening. get involved

Timeline photos 16/08/2021

Exploring the curious link between a ghostly encounter, The Secret, Lynne McTaggart, and in Berlin.
only on Radio Abbey Kenilworth at 10am Tuesdays

Modern Folklore, Sounds & Contemporary Tales

Photos from Coventry Arts Collective's post 14/08/2021

field trip to in
A retrospective of the
Thanks to and all the artist for your amazing input. And the brilliant of course.

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#Getting it out there

Coventry Arts Collective: seeking enlightenment and mastery in the art of self promotion


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With @mickjagger and @officialkeef at the @fakefestivals in #leamingtonspa We all love 💕 #kenilworth 🥹
So much music 🎶 thanks 🙏 Mick Jagger & Keith Richards from all of us in #kenilworth
We visited the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church as the organist practices for tonight’s recital #berlin





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