International Womens Day

International Women's Day Creative Workshop Photo
For the second event celebrating IWD in Nuneaton, Mel from Escape Arts lead an art session with the customers at the Ramsden Centre.
The group had great fun with paints, brushes, stamps and sponges to create a piece of artwork to be displayed at a series of IWD events over the next two weeks.
We are proud to say lots of mess was made, laughter filled the room and everyone enjoyed the experience.
The session was made possible by Dawn from Grapevine Empowerment Service and Maxine who is the Community Development officer for Nuneaton and Wembroook. It was a great example of partnership working within the local community.
Find out what else is going on and how you can get involved.

International Women’s Day

International Women's Day 2018
International Women’s Day takes place every year on March 8th.

Take a look at events planned. Keep up to date with what is happening on the International Women’s Day – Nuneaton and Bedworth Face Book Page. 

Every one got the chance to share their thoughts on what would make an amazing local Day through Ideas Factories organised by our own Dawn Nicholls. More importantly people pledged their support to help make it happen!

Coventry Youth Activists LIVE on the BBC

Yesterday Molly and Niamh chLive On Airatted to Viv Minett about our TeenVine Plus Project and Coventry Youth Activists

They are on the look out for a sofa, preferably on wheels for an event they are hosting in the City Centre on Tuesday 20th February called ‘CYA on the Sofa’

Listen in to the show to find out more details and to see how you can get involved, tune in at 1hr 14mins

If you can help with the sofa call or email Molly

Call Out For Young Campaigners

Coventry Youth Activists
Coventry Youth Activists are looking to expand their team

Coventry Youth Activists are a group of young people who are passionate about making change happen.

Their aim is to bring disabled and non-disabled young people together to lead on campaigns and make sure everyone’s voice is heard.

If you are aged 13-18 and interested in getting involved please get in touch with Molly at Grapevine on 0247631040 or


The Big Paddle

The Big Paddle
Local community as equal partners in pool, play and support

Mel has been working with Coventry Sports Foundation to help encourage more people into the pool.  ‘The Big Paddle’ helps adults who are nervous about swimming to get confident in water. No swimming costumes were needed and help was on hand if needed. Tea and cake were provided afterwards as a treat for those who mastered their fears.

If you would like to try one of their FREE adult swimming lessons contact Natalie – for more details


Ideas Factory – Get involved!

Ideas Factory
Dawn from our Grapevine Empowerment Service has been working with Nuneaton & Bedworth Council to host their first Ideas Factory.
Fourteen people gathered in Nuneaton on a wet cold Thursday evening to share ideas, skills and resources to shape what International Women’s Day could look like in March 2018.  There was great energy in the room with a diverse group of people from the local community.
Inspirational stories were shared and ideas were generated by local people.  15 pledges were made on the night which ranged from exploring local heritage, engaging with local dramas, faith, support groups and schools through to celebrating the achievement of local women whilst still pressing for progress on gender inclusion.
This was only the start, if you have an idea of what the 2018 International Women’s Day could look like please join us again on Thursday 16th November 2017, 12;30pm to 3.00pm at Old Meeting URC Church Leicester Road Bedworth CV12 8AH. If you need any more details contact the on 01926 737767

More Moustaches at Grapevine HQ

The team are raising money for Movember by donning these tasty moustaches.

If you would like to support us and help us to raise money for the only global charity focused solely on men’s health , click here.

Did you Know?

Men are facing a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. They are dying too young, before their time.  Men die on average six years earlier than women. But you can be the difference to help us change this startling stat. Get involved with the November movement.

Movember & Mo Sistas

Mo Sistas for Movember

The ladies at Grapevine didn’t want to miss out on the Movember fun!

So they have become Mo Sistas. If you haven’t heard of Mo Sistas before here is a definition:

 Mo Sistas play a vital role in the success of Movember by supporting and encouraging the men in their life to get involved. Essentially, Mo Sistas do everything that Mo Bros do, without a Mo.

Besides having fun with moustaches we will also be fundraising to help the Movember campaign. Men die on average six years earlier than women. Movember raises awareness for men’s health and aims to change this statistic.

If you would like to get involved you can help us raise funds and/or you can  join our team, send your email to Michelle and she will get you added to the GV Bro’s Team: