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It's great to preview the 2019 SHOOT Festival which offers "a platform for Coventry & Warwickshire's emerging artists to shoot from". What a wonderful idea & what a great opportunity to showcase some of the wonderful talent we currently are blessed with: there are so many acts that I really rate & want to catch. Hat off to all involved with conceiving the festival & making it happen whether by organisation or particiapation.

The Festival  runs from  4th - 7th April 2019.

"Sound in Bloom" is at the Tin on Sunday 7th April from 5pm

Tickets: £7 in advance, £9 on the door (includes entry to the Tin's Open Mic afterwards)


It features The Mechanicals Band, (who are well known of course to readers of this magazine) a musical dream with captivating visuals courtesy of They Come For You In The Night and a fresh new sound from Callum Pickard.  

The Sound Stage is a free event in the Bull Yard on Saturday 6th April (in association with The Tin). The line-up includes nine acts performing music ranging from glam rock, indie to delicate dream pop, one of whom is Taylor-Louise, another being The Ellipsis.

In addition to the musical events, at the Belgrade Theatre on Thursday 4th & Friday 5th April, 7.45pm is "Performance in Bloom": three compelling stories, each with a distinct and powerful narrative. Featuring Nick Knibb's ‘Never Mind the Horlicks – Tales of Punk Rock & 2-Tone', using hazy memories, poetry and narrative, Nick looks back at what it felt like to be growing up in the Midlands in the 1970s. Sebastian H-W's ‘Rebels Atlas' charts the impact of urban regeneration on local residents through a multimedia documentary performance. And Susie Sillett's ‘Cheetah Sisters' invites us to consider the intricacies of inter-racial adoption and the ups and downs of sisterhood.

Tickets £10.50, £8.50 concessions

Another free event on Saturday 6th April is at the marvelous Shop Front Theatre: a day of poetry, dance, mad cap humour and tales about witches! They Are Gertrude, one of the Featured 12 artists for 2019 on 'The Coventry Culture Show' on Touch FM are among the nine acts involved.

A (free) exhibition will run from 6th to 20th April  at Artspace Arcadia,

‘Other Worlds' brings together artwork by Michala Gyetvai, Michael Snodgrass and Chidera Ugada, the Shoot 2019 visual art prize winners. Each immerses audiences in new, imagined and parallel worlds. The exhibition includes textiles, drawing and mixed media painting. Wednesday – Saturday (12 - 4pm).

Other  free events on Saturday 6th April include  a steampunk inspired carousel, family friendly workshops and a panel discussion.

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