Past Coventry Event: VOL 36

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VOL 36

February 27, 2019
@ The Tin Music & Arts, Canal Basin Vaults

February 27th - BEGINNING

It's been a while, but here we are in 2019. A new beginning you might say. So that's it...beginnings. Tell us about something you started, why - and how it turned out. Or tell us about your plans for the new year - maybe your new beginning hasn't yet begun?


We're looking for speakers - get in touch!

Confirmed so far:

Sarah Meharg - Beginnings of a business

How a non risk taking, clumsy control freak has ended up as a self employed personal trainer 
Sarah Lowry - Taking a leap into the unknown
Sarah will be talking about the new beginnings she has recently created for herself. Leaving her perfectly respectable job for an unknown future, Sarah found herself walking up a mountain hanging from the tail of a horse. tiling a bathroom in a pine forest, painting Santa's sledge in a London warehouse and learning how to build a fire in a primary school. What happens next is still unknown. Join Sarah whilst she talks you through the beginnings of her leap.
Aaron Ashmore - A pin-terview about a fresh start
Local entrepreneur Aaron Ashmore explains why launching a series of pin badges celebrating Coventry marked a new start after leaving the NHS after 10 years.
Lanchester Interactive Archive - InFredible!

When Frederick Lanchester left his studies at the Normal School of Science in London in 1885, he had no job and no formal qualifications. But a move to the Midlands, a little help from his two brothers, and a ton of scientific talent ensured that he would go down in history as one of the most innovative inventors of the 20thcentury. InFredible! is the story of Coventry’s maddest unsung genius and of a groundbreaking multimedia project dedicated to restoring his legacy. 

Kerry Blakeman - Droning on

Coventry the birthplace of the pedal cycle, home to the inventor of the jet engine, a forward thinking, innovative City you would think? Coventry City Council wants to ban the recreational flight of drones on council land. Kerry will fly you through his journey as a CAA qualified drone pilot campaigning to prevent this draconian ban being introduced in Coventry- #dronesforgood 

Alan Denyer - Getting into PVC

Alan will talk about becoming the Creative Director at the Priory Visitors Centre in Coventry. After his hugely successful takeover of the derelict Coventry Evening Telegraph building in 2018 we are sure to learn about some exciting plans he has for the PVC.

Andrea Mbarushimana – Poems from Inside an Empty Motherhood

Through the medium of poetry, Andrea Mbarushimana explores the hidden world of learning disabled Mothers who have had their children removed.

Lian Wilkinson - TBA

Lian works at the Belgrade Theatre...and that's all I know at the moment. What will she talk about? the excitement!!

Lewis Spencer - Secret Knock

Lewis will introduce us to his brand self-funded new arts and culture 'zine for Coventry. Pick up a free copy of issue #1 and maybe a badge or two.

Will Rupp - Learning to trust new beginnings


Naomi de la Tour - Beginning where it's broken


William Rupp
A Canadian in Coventry
Alan Denyer
in Coventry
Sarah Lowry
Sarah K Lowry in Leamington Spa
Ash Palmisciano
Actor , ITV
Sarah Meharg
Occupational Therapist, MoodLifter in Coventry
Lian Wilkinson
Theatre Producer, Belgrade Theatre in Coventry
Kerry Blakeman
Lanchester Interactive Archive
Archive & exhibition space, Coventry University in Coventry
Aaron Ashmore
Small business entrepreneur in Coventry
Andrea Mbarushimana
Writer / Artist / Community Connector in Coventry