A Covid colouring competition in the city of Coventry – simply too many opportunities for alliteration to ignore! But it’s probably best we now expand on that grand introduction…
Creative Kindness Coventry, a social arts and crafts group dedicated to creating small acts of kindness to lift people’s spirits, has launched a poster competition to help encourage people across the city to take up the invitation to have their COVID-19 vaccine.
Through funding from Coventry City Council, the competition winner will be awarded a £30 voucher. Entrants simply need to colour one in a series of four poster designs by Creative Kindness and take a photo of their poster on display either in their own window or in a public space such as a local shop.
Obtaining a free poster to colour in is easy – they can either be collected from a number of central locations or posted out by the group to your address.
To enter the competition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
We love what Creative Kindness do for their members and community. Click here to read how their founder Chris has used the challenges she faced through health issues and isolation to create a safe, welcoming space for creativity and friendship to blossom – with a bit of help and training from Grapevine.
Who is really leading?
You may also be interested to read this week’s blog by Act Build Change founder Steph Wong about our Connecting for Good movement in Coventry.
Chris and Creative Kindness have close links to this movement and the latest blog ‘Who is really leading?’ (the fourth in a seven-part series), explores how Connecting for Good Cov’s mission is not only to ensure isolation is tackled but also that it is led by the very people at the heart of the issue. Like Chris.
“The organisers at Grapevine focus on people’s strengths and what matters to them first. By drawing in a range of people from all walks of life the aim is to ensure more of us are capable of building relationships. With this approach emerges leadership where those most affected by the issue get to take charge.”
“Collective leadership in action looks like local people fronting up initiatives that help other community members to develop happier and stronger relationships with one another.” (both excerpts from ‘Who is really leading?’ by Steph Wong).
We’re challenging the norms of community organising methods that exclude people because they don’t bring followers or institutional power. If you want to know more, read on! The previous three blogs can be found here.