Coventry Shoot Festival is back for 2016

Posted on 10 March 2016

A*fter its success in 2014, Shoot Festival is back!*

Shoot is a diverse new festival which platforms the best of Coventry’s up and coming talent. The festival runs over two days with talks and workshops from professional artists, performances from emerging talent and a Triple Bill from some of our 2014 artists at the Shop Front Theatre.

Shoot Festival is the only festival that supports new work being made in Coventry and Warwickshire. We are exclusively committed to work being developed in the CV area and this is a brilliant opportunity to see the exciting work shooting out of the city.

Friday 11th March | Belgrade Theatre | FREE

Bollywood Masterclass with Sneha Singh
Friday 11th March | Belgrade Theatre Foyer | 2 – 4pm | Free
Sneha Singh welcomes you to join her for a two hour workshop in Bollywood Dancing at the Belgrade Theatre. No experience neccessary, this is for anybody who wishes to ‘give it a go’. Best of all… it’s entirely free!

Writing your City with Vanessa Oakes
Friday 11th March | Belgrade Theatre | 5.30 – 7pm | Free
Drawing on your own experience of living in and/or visiting Coventry, this workshop will help you to engage with the unique physical properties, qualities and meanings of your city. It will encourage you to start to find your voice, hone your writing skills and turn your personal experiences into a story. And like all the best things in life, it’s free!
Please note this workshop is for 16+

Triple Bill
Friday 11th March | Shop Front Theatre | 7:30pm | Tickets £5
Bhangra Ska Sitar by Chris Cook and Sneha Singh
Chris Cook and Sneha Singh celebrate the sound of Coventry with their fusion performance of Bhangra dancing and Ska.

Parea by Kinfolk Collective
Parea is a physical theatre piece which explores the constant search for affinity in a world where physical human interaction is increasingly abandoned for abstract or virtual realities.

Clubmartyr by Richard Walls
Part confession, part plea and winner of the Artist Development Award at the 2014 Coventry Shoot Festival, Clubmartyr is a one-man show about the paralysis of self-doubt nd the audacity of perseverance.

Shoot Festival Saturday 12th March | Shop Front Theatre | 12 – 8pm | Free
From dance to spoken word, acrobatics to storytelling there’s something for everyone at this year’s Shoot Festival. We’ll also be holding industry talks from Justine Themen (Associate Director, Belgrade Theatre) and Laura McMillan (Bid Coordinator, Coventry City of Culture Trust).

To find out more about this year’s programme, visit the Coventry Shoot Festival website.