Artist in Residence 
Central Hall, Coventry 

Pass the Pen!

Looking to build your confidence and improve your mental wellbeing?

Join Coventry Poet Laureate, Emilie Lauren Jones for six relaxed sessions. Ideal for people who are new to poetry as well as those who already enjoy any form of creative writing, we will have fun exploring words as a form of self-expression.

Participants do not need to be ‘academic’ to enjoy the poetry in these sessions or to write their own poems - words belong to all of us. We will explore different forms of poetry from across the globe and will have a go at writing our own poems inspired by the words of others.

There will be opportunities for attendees to share their thoughts, inspirations

and poems in this safe space but there is never any pressure for people to do so.

Participants will be able to take their work home, there’s no assessments

and it won’t be marked!

Taking place on the following Mondays at 11am - 12:30pm:

Feb: 7, 21

March: 7, 21

April: 4, 18

Venue: Methodist Central Hall, Warwick Lane, Coventry, CV1 2HA

There is a café on-site where refreshments can be purchased.

Supported by City of Culture Trust and Methodist Central Hall

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May 2022 - 'Christmas' Cabaret!

Rearranged from December 2021

Book your free place via this link:

A musical, poetry and dance extravaganza. You will be treated to a variety of high-quality acts performing on stage for your entertainment. A fun and fabulous way to spend an evening. Rearranged from the cancelled Christmas Cabaret (Dec 2021). 
Suitable for those aged 12+
Includes an interval buffet. 

Tickets are free but please only commit to booking if you intend to turn up. 


Full Line-Up:
City of Culture Orchestra
Usaama Minas
Bharathanatiyam dancers
Lee Benson
Brenda Read-Brown
David Michaels
Emilie and Mikael 
Jonathan Kinsman
Sing it Loud