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

 

big hero 6 film poster

 

 

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.

baby changing symbolaccess symbol

 

 

 

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

Fringe Festival 2013

Fringe Festival 2013 was a mammoth 4 weeks long and
more than 1000 people took part!

photo of big blue girl puppetFringe 2013 ended with the Fantastic Fringe Finale. The fun began with a community parade at 11am featuring costume, live music and the Blue Girl puppet made by B Arts. The Finale attracted around 500 people, mostly from the local community. A visitor to four Fringe events said, “Congrats on a fantastic Fringe festival….loved the parade!”

 

photo of Indian dancersThe sun shone on the Brazilian drumming, street acrobatics and puppetry activities and the BBQ sold out. The College Rd site was buzzing with face painting, balloon modelling, peace rope making, story-making, Indian dance, rice art, community recipes, computing, henna art and International games led by volunteers.The Film Theatre was crowded for animations made by local children and young people and a family feature film.

Show and Tell 2014Student guides gave regular Degree Show tours to many people who have never set foot on University land before, but live two streets away. This year’s Art and Design Degree Show opens to the public on the 14th June 2014.

photo of mums and children with feather headressess in community paradeB Arts are our main Festival partner again, running kite making and animation workshops in Shelton over the next few weeks. Get involved and you can take part in the community parade and activities at the Fantastic Fringe Finale this year on the 21st June.

 

In photo of people with camera obscura2013 the Amazing Camera Obscura was open for three days attracting more than 300 people including many school and college students and passing visitors. The most common response to it was “wow!”. David Noble’s talk on Friday evening took the camera obscura as its inspiration and attracted 35 people, who found it “both affirming and inspirational!”

Look out for David’s photography talk this year, “In the Garden with Darwin” on the 19th June.

photo of auctioneerThanks to staff and students from the Faculty of Arts and Creative Technologies who donated over 40 home made art postcards for the Anonymous Postcard exhibition and auction. In 40 minutes we raised £170.00 in aid of North Staffs MIND and The Samaritans!

Over 80 University students and staff from every department got involved in Fringe 2013. We worked with more than 30 local organisations and it is this partnership working which makes all the difference. Find out about our Partners for 2014.

Praise for Fringe 2013

  • “I thought the atmosphere was fantastic in the university”
  • “Great to see so much diversity, and the community and University colleagues and students all getting involved.”
  • “Real buzz around Stoke and the Uni Quarter. Felt like a good place to be.”

View photos from Fringe 2013

Watch videos from Fringe 2013

Fantastic Fringe Finale

  • Event date: June 21, 2014
  • Event time: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Event location: Hanley Park, College Rd and University campus

The Fantastic Fringe Finale is a day of activities for all ages including:

  • a community parade with carnival arts, kites and drums
  • storytelling
  • creative workshops
  • craft market
  • a Psychogeography libary derive walk
  • a tour of the Special Collections
  • a family film show

photo of families in carnival costumeThe Fantastic Fringe Finale is a partnership between B Arts and Staffordshire Universityb arts logo

Video: Fantastic Fringe Finale 2013