In March of this year several residents from Earlsdon Park Village attended an event produced by STAMP Theatre and Media Productions CIC. The company had made a short film entitled ‘Hidden Histories Migrant Stories’ that told the story of a small group of Jewish Watchmakers who came to Coventry around 1890-1920 fleeing persecution mainly from Prussia and Bavaria. Hearing of the fame of the watchmaking industry in Coventry they settled in Coventry, built a synagogue and contributed to the economic and civic life of the city. This short film which uncovered this little-known story of migration was the platform from which STAMP Productions invited people to share their own migration stories.
The event in March was sold out and the conversations continued. Another similar event was requested so the residents of EPV decided to host their own event. This is happening on the 8th Nov at 2.30 in EPV Village Hall. The event will include the showing of the film about the Jewish Watchmakers and a talk from local historian Mark Johnson who has delved into the story uncovering some fascinating details. Several residents are sharing their stories and members of the EPV choir and Sing for Change will perform two beautiful songs especially for this occasion.
There are no tickets but if you wish to attend as a friend of EPV contact Elaine Mortiboy Clarke on 02477 718047.
When: 8th November
Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Where: The Village Hall, Earlsdon Park Village, Albany Road, Coventry, CV5 6JQ
Suggested Donation £5
Refreshments will be available
We hope to see you there!