Coventry Tamil Welfare Association

கொவன்றி தமிழர் நலன் புரி சங்கம்
Coventry Tamil Welfare Association

Hon Lady Godiva

Coventry, situated in the Midlands, is one of the ancient cities in England. World famous playwright William Shakespeare was born in Stratford, which is approximately thirty miles Southwest of Coventry. It is an industrial city and home for several inventions and productions. The very popular Jaguar car company is based here. Frank Whittle, who invented the Jet Engine, was born here too.

This city is world famous for our Lady Godiva's life story, which happened back in the thirteenth century and bringing meaning to the history and great heritage of the City, we still celebrate it every year in the streets of Coventry. The Godiva sprit, a timeless message of caring, unity and empowerment, stimulation and a smile for those in need of friendship - symbolises the humanity of mankind.


It was a magical world that I stepped into. One that was filled with musicality, serenity and divinity. As I threaded down the path of my Arangetram, little did I realise that at the end of it, the world of dance would have become part of me.
Since I could remember, I had always imagined myself performing my Arangetram whenever I attended one. Finally, with God�s grace I had the privilege to do so with Apsara teacher. She is one who personifies love and dedication to dance. When I try to make a list of things that I learnt from her, that list becomes endless. All I can tell you is that today I not only look at dance, but music, art, and culture with new eyes. It was she who opened that door into this magical world.-> -> -> M O R E

Welcome Back to Tamil School, 2019 - 2020

Dear Parents and Children,

We are delighted to welcome you and your children back to the new term at our venue which started from the 7th September 2019. Following rules, terms and conditions will be administered from this term onwards:

Parents of the pupils who are wishing to learn the subjects taught at our school will be required to join the Coventry Tamil Welfare Association as members.

Parents are requested to complete the membership / application form and hand it in to the school administrator so that the child could be enrolled.

Please make all the contributions at the beginning of the term/ month.


Coventry Tamil Academy of Language and Arts (CTALA) is the educational and cultural wing of Coventry Tamil Welfare Association (CTWA). The mission of the CTALA is to promote the traditional and contemporary Dravidian arts and culture. Since 2002, CTALA has been delivering a diverse range of programmes and activities for children, young people and their respective families through educational programmes, concerts and investing in Dravidian arts and cultural development.

It is understood that the arts have the power to transform and enable individuals to transcend boundaries and limitations, and that engagement in the arts empowers children and young people to contribute positively to the society. It is our belief that the Dravidian culture is integral to the UK's cutural diversity and deserves to be championed. We are committed to grow and work in partnership with organisations and community groups in order to provide opportunities for all members of the society to participate in the arts and the cultural activities.

CTALA Activities:

  • Bharathanatiyam
  • Kuchipudi
  • Mirdangam
  • Veena
  • Violin
  • Key Board
  • Carnatic Music (Vocal)

CTALA Teachers:

  • Smt Sathiyagowri JEYASEELAN - Bharathanatiyam
  • Smt Ajantha KANDEEPAN - Bharathanatiyam
  • Smt Kopal VEDAM - Kuchipudi
  • Miss Shakithiya MANOHARAN - Veena
  • Smt Vanathy SUBASHKARAN - Vocal
  • Sri Pathmanathan DEENADAYALAN - Vocal
  • Smt Sivasothy RASALINGAM - Violin & Key Board
  • Sri Prakash & Sri Danujan SIVNESAN - Mirdangam


Advise and Guidance on Arts and Culture


Coventry SHRI Siddhi Vinayagar Devasthanam
65A George Elliot Road,
CV1 4HT.

C o v e n t r y   T a m i l   W e l f a r e   A s s o c i a t i o n

Registered as a Charity in England and Wales
Registered Charity Number: 1093924

Reproduction from CTWA website is allowed when used without any alterations to the contents and the source, CTWA, is mentioned.