CYA Saturdays Presents… their first ever live gig!

What do an 18th century former coal storage bunker and a group of young Coventry activists have in common? Well, they’re combining next month to host a live gig like no other at the heart of the city’s Canal Basin. For those who don’t know, Coventry Youth Activists (or CYA as they’re known) are a […]

One year on from first CYA session

This week marks one year since the first Coventry Youth Activists (CYA) session at Grapevine. If you don’t already know, CYA is a youth democracy and citizenship group that raises awareness of barriers in society faced by young disabled people – galvanising their response as a campaigns group. In just one year, they have grown […]

People, Power, Pride – Being Human in Saturday’s This Is The City parade

Saturday’s spectacular This Is The City parade brought the colour and crowds to Coventry in abundance. And members of the Grapevine family were proud to join the sea of familiar faces to represent our work and people’s achievements over the past 12 months! Parading alongside us in the Being Human section of the carnival-style event […]

In memory of John Whitmore

We recently lost a friend and supporter who has been with us since 2019, capturing our work through his lens. Today we remember John Whitmore through a selection of our favourite photographs of his. John was a talented man and a pleasure to know, frequently showing up at late notice for the things we asked […]

A Crash Course in Cloudspotting comes to our streets

Coventry citizens with visible and invisible disabilities, and those without, joined artist Raquel Meseguer Zafe on a journey around the city – experiencing lying down in public spaces and starting conversations about making Coventry a more restful place. An invitation to pause. To rest. To listen. To explore the subversive act of lying down when […]

SOCIAL JUSTICE | Coventry Youth Activists take on social media giant

When it comes to Social Justice, there is no more inspiring Grapevine story than that of Coventry Youth Activists (CYA). And that’s why we’re putting them forward for today’s Coventry City of Culture ‘energy’. A group of young disabled people, their reason for being is to campaign for the right to a good life for […]

Facebook is failing disabled people

Young activists in Coventry call out Facebook’s Nick Clegg! Marking Zero Discrimination Day today (1 March), Coventry Youth Activists (CYA) – a campaign group changing young people’s lives – will host a Facebook Takeover featuring stories and evidence of the harrowing reality of the unsafe online world for those with disabilities. This follows months of […]