Community Open Day 11th June 2016

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Join us for Free fun activities for all ages!

on Saturday 11th June 2016 from 10am to 3pm

at Staffordshire University and
Stoke Sixth Form College,

Leek Rd, Shelton ST4 2DF

 

At Stoke Sixth Form College

  • Hands on Clay workshops with BCB and Stoke on Trent Museum Service

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BCB logo Print

 

 

 

  • Dance workshops with Sixth Form College students – Lindy Hop, Charleston and Salsa
  • Art exhibition – students from the Sixth Form College and local schools
  • Craft stall
  • Samba workshop
  • film/ media activity
  • Face painting

Science Centre Plaza

ice cream

  • Bouncy castle
  • Ice Cream from Lolapalooza

 

 

LRV, Staffordshire University

eddie izzardStaffordshire University Science Centre

  • campus tours –  book in at the Science Centre
  • subject talks –  book in at the Science Centre
  • Show and Tell degree show tours –  book in at the Science Centre
  • information and plans for developments on campus and in the University Quarter

show and tellStaffordshire University Sports Centre

  • sports and class demos
  • Labyrinth walk

Coalport Community Garden at Staffordshire University

  • food and drink stands
  • access to walks on the Nature Reserve and along the River Trent

river trent

YMCA Artlands family day

  • Event date: June 20, 2015
  • Event time: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

Join Speight of the Art for the Artlands family day at YMCA North Staffs.

ymca event posterBirmingham Royal Ballet, Speight of the Art and Waltons Way Sound Foundation will all be running free workshops.

Make music, dance, create art and have fun at this special event!

 

Stoke in Colour – Contrasts – Photo workshop

  • Event date: June 17, 2015
  • Event time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

At the Art Stop, Church St, Stoke ST4 1BU

Come and work with photographers Tony Jones and Jenny Harper of the Photographers Collective North Staffs to create contrasting pairs of pictures of the Art Stop and its surroundings.

Art Stop photoBring a camera/phone if you have one – we have a small number for loan if you don’t. We will be able to print some of your pictures, and we hope to feature some of the images taken in a forthcoming Photographers Collective exhibition.

Part of London Road Festival.

Fringe parade costume making workshops

  • Event date: June 8, 2015
  • Event time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Event date: June 9, 2015
  • Event time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
  • Event date: June 15, 2015
  • Event time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Event date: June 16, 2015
  • Event time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Join the Fringe Finale Community Parade Costume Making workshops with Cultural Sisters

Mondays at the Art Stop, Church St, Stoke town
Tuesdays at All Saints Church, Leek Rd, Joiners Square

costume making

No experience or sewing skills needed.

Only a few places so please book
email melanie.stace@theculturalsisters.org.uk
phone 01782 833488

Community events at YMCA

  • Event date: June 20, 2015
  • Event time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Our great Fringe Friends and University Quarter partners YMCA North Staffs hold regular community events.

This June sees the opening of their new Spar shop – a very special business venture. When you shop with them you will be directly investing in children, young people and families as all profits made in store go straight back into providing services.

The grand opening of the new YMCA ‪#‎SPARintheuk‬ store on Saturday 6th June includes the YMCA World Challenge event – trying to break a world goal record, come along for free sessions of football, The fun and activities start at 11:00 a.m. and including Free Running, climbing wall and much more. Food and refreshments will be available.

On the 20th June the YMCA are holding a big arts day supported by Speight of the Art with lots of different types of music, dance and art workshops, all free and open to all. It’s aimed and children, young people and families and runs from 11am to 3pm.

Fantastic Fringe Finale 2015 – 20th June

  • Event date: June 20, 2015
  • Event time: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The Fantastic Fringe Finale Community Day is packed with activities for people of all ages.

The Fringe Community Parade led by B Arts, starts by the Children’s play area in Hanley Park at 11.45am and will go down Boughey Rd to the Leek Rd site of Staffordshire University to arrive at about 12pm.

There will be lots to see and do on Leek Road. Activities will take place at Staffordshire University and Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College. This is the plan for the day so far……

Get creative in the “make it” zones:

Face painting and Henna art

clay flowerWorkshops:

  • animation
  • clay flower-making with Rita from the British Ceramic Biennial,
  • hands on clay with Etruria Artists potters wheel
  • drumming
  • Jasmine flower garlands (1 to 2pm)

Check out the “entertainment” zones:

market

  • Live Final of #StaffsFringeTalent
  • local business and craft markets

 

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Family FILM show at 3pm – Big Hero 6

 

 

 

Afro-Brew band logoMusic from:

  • Afro-Brew
  • Steel for Stoke
  • Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College students

 

Have fun in the outdoor “action” zone:

sack race photo

  • bouncy castles – one for young children, one for older children
  • tombola
  • egg and spoon race
  • tug of war
  • sack race

 

Talk, listen and learn at the “Info” Zone:

people in communities

  • find out about the Community Plan for Shelton area and share your ideas
  • learn about Etruria Industrial Museum history from volunteers in Victorian dress
  • Give your views on the plans for Hanley Park
  • NHS health information
  • youth and adult education advice
  • meet the University Quarter Community Action Network
  • Look at the plans for Staffordshire University campus developments and have your questions answered.

art show posterView the exhibitions:

  • tours of the University’s student Show and Tell Art and Design show
  • Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College student Art showphoto of art exhibition

picnic

Grab an ice cream from the van!

Bring a picnic or a bit a money for refreshments.

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If you have got any questions about access please phone or email.

Tel: 01782 294415

Email: factnews @staffs.ac.uk

Photos from Fantastic Fringe Finale in previous years give you an idea of what to expect!

Fringe Community Night Walk: Art City

  • Event date: June 10, 2015
  • Event time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Please BOOK – Eventbrite FREE walkers tickets

stoke film theatreWe will meet at Stoke Film Theatre in Shelton
to start walking at 6.30pm.

This will be a `Reclaim the Streets’ Style walk, where we will occupy the streets around and within Shelton and Stoke town, embarking on a special night walk together to explore Art City.

During the walk there will be stopping points on the way, with opportunities to hear about some of the fantastic projects and organisations working locally, and some of the activities and groups that you can get involved in. These include YMCA North Staffs talking about the Uprising programme and their new Spar shop.

As part of the London Road Festival, Letting In The Light and Cultural Sisters are collaborating on the Art Stop, a fantastic programme of events at an empty shop in the town centre. We will pop in for a quick look.

B Arts logo

The walk will end at around 7.30 pm at B-Arts, Hartshilll Rd, Stoke with a chance to share a cup of something warm & snacks. We will have a tour of their building including the new co-working spaces for students and artists.We will find out about the Art City programme and hear from the consortium partners Airspace, bitjam, Cultural Sisters, Letting In the Light, picl, and Restoke.

The event will finish at around 9pm.

If you would like to be one of our “human noticeboards” during the walk, you get 2 minutes to tell us about your organisation, project or group – then please get in touch with Penny Vincent by email to confirm your slot on p.e.vincent@staffs.ac.uk

Please wear strong shoes and layers including waterproof clothes.

We suggest you park on the Staffordshire University car park on College Rd in Shelton, Stoke on Trent which is open and free after 6pm.

You will make your own way back home from B Arts in Stoke, so please plan transport accordingly.

This is the 9th community night walk organised by AirSpace Gallery and Staffordshire University. Find out more about our first Night Walk and how they work, here
http://conjunction.org.uk/2012/11/23/conjunction-12-the-streets-are-ours/

For more information contact Penny Vincent at Staffordshire University  01782 294793 p.e.vincent@staffs.ac.uk 

Photos from previous 2013 Community Night Walks

Staffs Fringe Festival

Caldon Canal walk

Calling artists and crafters – sell your wares on 21st June

If you are a local creative and would like to sell your arts, crafts and other wares, you can book a stall at the Fringe Art and Craft Market on the 21st June.

Fringe art and craft market poster with image of stallsIt will be open during the Fantastic Fringe Finale alongside workshops and performances. It will open with a community carnival parade down College Rd from Hanley Park so we are hoping for lots of visitors!

Stalls are free for Staffordshire University students and staff, only £10 for people who are Staffordshire University Graduates/ previous students and a competitive £20 for local artisans and businesses.

You will need to book by the 19th June to secure a place. The market will be held in the Flaxman Film Theatre foyer or the Pavilion, depending on space. We will allocate spaces on the 20th June. Please return your booking form to Penny Vincent and pay your booking fee with the University finance cashiers.

Download the Frringe 2014 market stall Booking form here. It will give you full details ofthe market and how to book and pay.

 

We  look forward to hearing from you!

 

Fringe Art and Craft Market

  • Event date: June 21, 2014
  • Event time: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Following the success of the UniQ market held during Fringe 2013 the Fantastic Fringe Festival Finale this year will feature an Art and Craft market.

Fringe art and craft market poster with image of stallsIt will be held on the College Rd site of Staffordshire University and will feature stalls selling handmade and designed arts and crafts from local residents, Staffordshire University students, staff and graduates.

If you would like a stall please download and complete the Fringe 2014 market stall Booking form here. Please return the form and your booking fee by the 19th June to confirm your booking.