Community Open Day April 2016

We are excited to have Jim from the BBC’s Great Pottery Thrown Down with us on Saturday 23rd April.
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 At 11am and 11:30am Jim will be giving a talk and pottery demonstration.
At 1pm we will have live music from Jim with his band Slim Jim and the Wildcards.
During the day you can take part in lots of FREE activities:

10-3
  • have a campus tour starting from the Science Centresports centre activities
  • hear a University talk on a wide range of subjects – book in at the Science Centre
  • view plans & find out more about developments on campus in the Science Centre
  • grab a bite to eat or a drink in the Coalport Community Garden
  • take part in Charity Sports competition and see activity demos in the Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre

10.30 – 12.30 take a Labyrinth Walk with Prof Bernard Moss in the Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre Sports

labyrinth

11-3 in the LRV

  • have your face paintedface paint
  • learn about the Big Read summer literacy programme
  • find out how you can get involved in local community action with UniQ CAN
  • share your ideas for My Stoke Community Archaeology in Stoke on Trent

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CLAY

12-3pm do a hands on Creative Clay workshop in the LRV

 

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1-1.30pm relax with Midday Meditation at 1pm for half an hour led by Kitty Reim (over 18) Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre

Literature on Your Doorstep

2-3pm

Hear a lecture on “Literature on Your Doorstep – Stoke-in-Print with Dr Catherine Burgass in room B169 in the Brindley building

 

 

For more information contact transformation@staffs.ac.uk or call 01782 294345.

 

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

Family Fun Day

  • Event date: June 15, 2014
  • Event time: 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Location: YMCA, Harding Rd, Shelton

A new women’s community group has just started in the area, supported by one of Staffordshire University’s Community Organisers. Their first event is this Family Fun Day in Shelton.

There will be lots of stalls, including food, clothing and fabrics. There is also entertainment for all the family including a bouncy castle.

poster of family fun day

‘And the Doctor said…’ Book launch

  • Event date: June 18, 2014
  • Event time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Event location: Henrion exhibition space, College Rd

‘And the Doctor Said…’ is an innovative research project, which uses creative writing as a way of exploring people’s experiences of healthcare in North Staffordshire. photo of book cover

A series of workshops led by creative writers, playwrights and storytellers took place during 2013 in four different community venues in and around Stoke-on-Trent. Through creative writing, the participants shared, reflected on and wrote about their health experiences.

The workshops resulted in diverse, interesting and poignant new creative writings that offer fresh insights and understandings of people’s experiences of health, illness and medicine in the region. These writings are all included in the project book, which is being launched at this event.

The book is published by North Staffordshire Press, and Malcolm Henson (Managing Director)  will be at the event to help promote the publication.

A limited number of free copies of the book will be available, and we will be showing the project films, and inviting participants to share their stories. Everyone is welcome.

For further information please contact Kimberley Watson. Kimberley.watson@staffs.ac.uk Tel: 01782 294555

‘And the Doctor Said…’ website

Community Night Walk – 100 years of the UniQ

  • Event date: June 17, 2014
  • Event time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Event location: around Shelton including the Cadman library and Hanley Park

Free. Book tickets

In the one hundred years since we opened our doors as the Central School of Science and Technology – through to our current status as Staffordshire University – we’re proud to have helped transform people’s lives through education. Join us to explore the history of the University Quarter and take a journey through time.

logo celebrating 100 years of education uniq logo

This is the sixth Community Night Walk organised by Airspace Gallery and the Creative Communities Unit at Staffordshire University. airspace gallery logo

It will be a ‘Reclaim the Streets’ Style walk, where we will occupy the streets around and within Hanley Park, embarking on a special midsummer  walk. This walk is for anyone who wants to explore the UniQ neighbourhood safely and socially.

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. We will end with refreshments.

photo of Cadman library in the pastThis Community Night Walk will feature a Psychogeography library derive walk with Dave Parkes which will beat the bounds of the Library walking externally and internally exploring the layers of history through chance encounters.

photo of walking route sign

Please wear strong shoes and bring warm waterproof clothes if it looks like rain!

Find out more about our first Night Walk and how they work, here

For more information contact Penny Vincent at the Creative Communities Unit 01782 294540 p.e.vincent@staffs.ac.uk

Photos from Fringe 2013 Community Night Walks

Caldon Canal walk

Festival Night Walk

Please book online at eventbrite