Celebrating Coventry’s Multiculturalism
Positive Images Festival is to be held around Coventry in partnership with Young Positive Images, representing a four students` initiative (as students launch the project) to raise awareness on multiculturalism issues with the ultimate aim of starting a youth movement towards social cohesion.
The city of Coventry will be hosting Positive Images Festival, this summer. Started from a team of students’ initiative, the event is an educational project aimed to celebrate Coventry’s diverse community and also to raise awareness on multiculturalism and its beneficial impact on our society.
Kikelomo Olanrewaju, Masters student at Coventry University and Marketing Manager of Young Positive Images said: “Through this upcoming festival, we will try to change the image of the youth and the society because we think there is not enough unity in the cultures around Coventry.
“We are collaborating with Culturae Mundi project and we hope that the events planned for the festival will bring the communities together, both youth and adults”
Supported by British Council in partnership with the European Commission, the event will take place from the 9th to the 30th of June and will showcase numerous concerts, exhibitions, poetry and dance performances, and even craft fairs and traditional cooking sessions.
The main goal of the festival, however, is focused around youthfulness, aiming to help ethnic minorities integrate better and easier in the community.
“Coming from different countries we are excited about meeting and working with people of different cultures. Sharing, experiencing and promoting various cultures will enhance understanding and growth in the community” added Kikelomo.
Positive Images Festival is expected to be a great success and will commence on Saturday, the 9th of June starting with a Multicultural Book and Craft Fair. Also, there will be a couple of pre-festival events on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend.
For more information, go to www.positiveimagesfestival.co.uk