City Voices – with Chris O’Connell & Vanessa Oakes

23 & 30 April Shop Front Theatre & 29 April & 4 May Broad Street Meeting Hall, Foleshill


Coventry City of Culture Trust are on the hunt for new voices and stories from across the city. What’s your story?

Join Coventry-based writers Chris O’Connell and Vanessa Oakes for an informal writing workshop. What are the issues and stories that are most important to you and the community you live in? Following an introductory workshop, we are aiming to establish regular writing groups in five areas of the city, meeting weekly over the coming months.

Whilst exploring your stories, we want to encourage you write – you’ll get an introduction to many different approaches: writing for film, spoken word, poetry, writing for the stage, radio, and fiction.

It’s not academic in any way, so no need to worry about being qualified – we truly believe everyone can write and has a story to tell.

Whilst conversation English is required, where possible we can offer additional support.

Choose to attend one of the workshops dates below:

VENUE: Shop Front Theatre, 38 City Arcade, Coventry CV1 3HW

Tuesday 23rd April, 7pm – 9.30pm

Tuesday 30th April, 7pm – 9.30pm

VENUE: Broad Street Meeting Hall (nxt to Library) CV6 5BG, Foleshill, Coventry 

Monday 26th April 6pm – 8pm

Saturday 4th May 11am – 1pm

Book your place: or 07799 292957

If you lead or run a group and would like to book a workshop for your group, do drop Theatre Absolute an email and we’ll be in touch.

Beginners welcome

Ages: 16+ upwards

FREE to attend

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