We are a group who seek to promote international friendship and understanding.

We meet together regularly for social events and fundraising and take part in exchange visits with similar groups from our twin cities and partner towns abroad.

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A truly wonderful concert was given by The Nightingales and Sensa Nome on Saturday night at St Andrew’s Church in Eastern Green. It was a tribute to Pat Trickett who founded  The Nightingales in the early 1980s. Their concerts here started 10 years ago and 5 years ago they were joined by Sensa Nome led by the incomparable Joanna Kunda. An emotional night for many of us but proud of the legacy that Pat left for us still to enjoy. Thanks to all of the singers. An uplifting experience.

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Eight members of CAIF recently returned from a week long visit to our friendship town of Meschede in Sauerland, Germany.

Along with a group of our Breton friends, we celebrated the Meschede group's 50 Years of International Friendship. 

We visited Monasteries, Museums and Factories and enjoyed several social occasions with plenty of food and good German beer.

A wonderful week that strengthened our links with both Meschede and Vannes.

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A group of eight CAIF members will travel to Meschede in mid August to celebrate 50 years of their Association.

Several members of CAIF travelled to Bath to meet up with longtime friends from Kiel, who are spending a few days in Bath and Bristol. Four of the Kielers will come to Coventry on Wednesday to meet old friends Allan and John. See photos of our meal out in the Gallery.


We, the Coventry Association for International Friendship - a group of people who seek to promote international friendship, understanding and peace announced an annual prize for young people in September 2017 . The prize was offered to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of Coventry's children, youth and young adults in promoting a culture of international friendship, understanding and peace and also aims to inspire others to learn from young people and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.

The theme of the competition was the “Culture of International Friendship, Understanding and Peace”.  

Entries were invited to address this subject and to show how to involve young people in activities that bring together people of different nationalities, races and cultures, so as to promote international friendship.

The prize was open to anyone up to 25 years old (as of 31 August 2017) in one of three age categories :- Child (aged up to 14), Youth (aged 15 – 18) and Young Adult (aged 19 – 25).

Entrants were invited to submit an entry in the form of an essay of between 500-1000 words, a poem, a photographic essay, a moving image or a musical composition.

Prize Awards will be made in each category –

1st Prize : Certificate, prize of £250

2nd Prize : Certificate, prize of £150

3rd Prize : Certificate, prize of £100


On Monday 11 June 2018 , the Lord Mayor, Councillor John Blundell presented certificates and cash prizes to students and pupils from Coventry University, Bablake School and King Henry V111 School.

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