Made in India Screening
Tuesday 16th June – Saturday 20th June
In a surrogacy clinic in Gujarat, three women meet. It’s Londoner Eva’s last chance for motherhood. For village girl Aditi, surrogacy is a lifeline out of poverty. For clinic owner and businesswoman Dr Gupta, it’s all just another transaction. But with the backdrop of profound global forces, can it possibly remain that simple? Made in India was written by Satinder Chohan and produced by the Belgrade Theatre and Tamasha in association with Pilot Theatre in 2017.
The production directed by:
Katie Posner – Co-Artistic Director of the Belgrade Theatre 2021
Corey Campbell – Assistant Director
#CityWarmUps with Rosemary Cisneros
Launch of Positive Images Festival
#CityWarmUps with Rosemary Cisneros
Get yourself energised, focused and ready to face the week ahead with the latest video in the Belgrade’s #CityWarmUps series. Every Monday at 8.30 am, artists and creative practitioners from across Coventry and Warwickshire will take you step-by-step through the warm-ups they use to start their own workshops and rehearsals, so you can follow along at home. To mark Coventry Welcomes week, this week’s warm-up will be delivered by Rosa Cisneros, a researcher at Coventry University’s Centre for Dance Research, and a member of the Roma Project – an initiative founded to tackle the exploitation of the Roma community and to advance their social inclusion in Coventry.
Time: Monday 15th June 8:30 am
Broadgate, City Centre,
Coventry, CV1 1NA
Storytime with Rosemary Cisnernos
Time: Tuesday 16th June 14.30
Link: Belgrade Projects
Settle in for another children’s Storytime video from the Belgrade Theatre. This week’s story will be read by Rosa Cisneros, a researcher at Coventry University’s Centre for Dance Research, and a member of the Roma Project – an initiative founded to tackle the exploitation of the Roma community and to advance their social inclusion in Coventry.
Translated: Imagine presented by Belgrade Theatre, Coventry Refugee, Migrant Centre & AMIF fund.
Time: Friday 19th June 13.00 pm
Platform: Facebook, YouTube & Zoom link will go out to an invited audience
Following the success of “Translated”, a pilot project between the Belgrade Theatre and Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre, supported with funding from The Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), which explored the experiences of migrant and refugee women through visual art and drama, “Translated: Imagine” sees the participants become co-devisers. Through a series of workshops co-led by Lucia Valle (visual art) from the Coventry Refugee and Migrant Centre (again supported with funding from AMIF), Krysztina Winkel and Kim Hackleman (drama) from the Belgrade Theatre and participant co-devisers from the pilot project, a digital storybook will be co-devised based on the provocation of the theme of Refugee Week. On Friday the 19th June 2020 the digital storybook will be shared in a closed Zoom session to an invited audience with a discussion afterwards with the co-devisers. The digital storybook will be publicly shared via the Belgrade Theatre’s YouTube channels and Facebook page.
Imagine Kindness – Poem Project
16th – 20th June | Time: Daily at 12.30 pm
Words have the ability to move us, to paint visuals for us, to help us express our emotions and to bring us closer to one another. Our words are our own, but when shared can bring about mutual understanding. Written specifically for Coventry Welcomes 2020, ደግነትን ያስቡ/Imagine Kindness is an Amharic poem by the Ethiopian poet Biruk Kebede. Imagine Kindness – Poem Project is a multi-lingual collaboration between Dr Seyedeh Naseriniaki, Coventry City Council‘s Migration Team and the Belgrade Theatre, using ‘kindness‘ as a starting point for connecting people and voices across nations, the essence of the poem will be shared in a different language each day.
ደግነትን ያስቡ/Imagine Kindness by Biruk Kebede
Project coordination by Dr Seyedeh Naseriniaki, Coventry City Council’s Migration Team and the Belgrade Theatre