All times are in GMT (BST). The programme is split between two spaces at Methodist Central Hall, Coventry.

Some sessions are on Zoom or Live Stream and captioned/translated – click links below.

Day 1 Zoom Link 11th Oct – passcode 389118
Day 1 Live Stream link

  • 10.00
    Doors open for free breakfast, tea and coffee
  • 10.45
    Welcome and introMain Hall – Zoom with auto captions
  • 11-11.15
    Daily Coventry Focus on the best arts and homelessness projects in Coventry featuring the Big Issue’s art project Home(r) – Main Hall – Zoom with auto captions
  • 11.15-12.15
    Intersectionality panel between arts/homelessness with migration, criminal justice system, LGBTQIA+, veterans, mental health. Chaired by Shukry Adan (Coventry City of Culture), Last Mafuba (Inini), David Tovey (AHI and One Festival) and Bengy Speer (Coventry Pride). Main Hall, on Zoom with live captions
    Dance practice exchange with Frankie Robson and Brendan Leslie with Sokerissa (Tokyo) and Ferradura, (Capoera da Rua, Brazil) – Lower Hall – live streamed
  • 12.30-13.30
    Project Speed dating –
    meet other people in person and online from around the world. Main Hall – Zoom with auto captions
  • 13.30-14.30Free Lunch for in-person attendees
  • 14.30-14.45
    Project Speed dating de-brief.
    Main Hall – Zoom with auto captions
  • 14.45-15.45
    Arts and Homelessness in the Global South panel
    the findings of a British Council/Gulbenkian Foundation research project Chaired by Aileen W. Fry (researcher) with Abdelfattah Abusrour (Alrowwad Cultural and Arts Society, Palestine), Anthem (Artist, Kenya) and Karina Pintarelli and Daniela Camozzi (No tan Distintes, Argentina). Main Hall – Zoom with live captions and translations into Spanish and Portuguese
    Photography practice exchange
    and Visiting ‘Agency’ assisted self-portrait exhibition’ with Anthony Luvera (Photographer) and Tracy Villiers and Susan Sandler. Meet in Lower Hall – not online
  • 16.00-17.00
    Policy Co-creation panel
    using Legislative Theatre with Donna Warren and Somya Mishra (LT actors), Cllr David Welsh (Cabinet Member, Coventry), Sophie Hall (Coventry City Council), Maddie Watkins (London Borough of Haringey), John Organ (Greater Manager Homeless Action Network), Jon Kuhrt (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government), Katy Rubin (LT Practitioner). Main Hall – Zoom and auto captions
    Theatre/putting on a production
    including an excerpt from one-woman show, ‘Eng-er-land’ by Hannah Kumari set in Coventry with film excerpt from Johannesburg Awakening Minds (South Africa). Lower Hall – live streamed

‘Home Festival’ evening programme includes a walking art trail for theSend a Smile’ global postcard project led by Underground Lights (leaving from Methodist Central Hall at 17.00-18.00 approx – free of charge, just turn up) and Cardboard Citizen’s production ‘The Ruff Tuff Cream Puff Estate Agency’, Belgrade Theatre, 19.30. Summit delegates are eligible for £1 tickets here with code WELCOME.