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

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  • 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

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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!

 

Fantastic Fringe Finale – don’t miss it!

We look forward to seeing you at the Fringe Festival Finale on Saturday 21st June – a day of free activities for all the family.

pictures of carnival, bouncy castlee and drummersThe fun starts with a carnival procession from Hanley Park down College Road to arrive between 12 and half past on the University campus.

Activities on the University will run from 11.30am to 5.30pm.

Indoors there will be an Art and Craft Market, Indian dancing and drumming, cakes and Asian food, hula hooping, tombola, facepainting, hands-on-clay workshop, a dressing up photo booth on a Centenary theme, hair and beauty stall, Tai Chi, giant bubbles and marbling, a weaving demonstration and workshop and you can take part in a Forensic Crime Science activity.

Outside on College Rd site we will have a bouncy castle, a bar-b-q and Karvan – stories from around the world for children,

Then it all ends with a family film show at 4pm – Despicable Me 2 – with trailers of animations made by local children and families.

All the activities are free. Just bring a bit of cash for food and drink and the Market stalls.

Don’t miss it!

Expedition dance performance

  • Event date: June 8, 2014
  • Event time: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
  • Event time: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Event date: June 11, 2014
  • Event time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Expedition Dance Performance is a unique blend of dance and live music, animating sites along London Road as part of London Rd Festival.

There are a few performances during the Festival period:

  • 1.30pm on Sunday 8th June
  • 3.30pm on Sunday 8th June
  • and
  • 6.30pm on Wednesday 11th June

photo of dancers on a busy main roadThe performances takes place outdoors – on The Boulevard and at the Villas, near Boothen Garden, London Road so please wear appropriate footwear.

Expedition is choreographed by Clare Reynolds, an independent dance artist and choreographer based in North Staffordshire. Clare studied her MA in Community and Participatory Arts with the Creative Communities Unit.

Clare has been working with other professional dancers supported by amateur dance enthusiasts to re-imagine and reanimate the public spaces along and around London Road.  Performance and dance that will offer rare moments of stillness, reflection and creative movement, beautifully transforming our day-to-day spaces.

Clare trained at Laban, London graduating with a BA(hons) in Dance Theatre. Her work spans generations and experience levels bringing dancers together in performance work which takes place in non-traditional arts settings.  She delivers, performs and creates dance in a range of community and educational settings. Clare is currentlyCo-Artistic Director / Choreographer with Restoke which is a socially driven performance company. Based in Staffordshire they combine dance, music and visual art to produce works that breathe new life into forgotten spaces. She has also worked for organisations including: Cheshire Dance, DanceXchange, FRONTLINEdance company, Blue Eyed Soul Dance Company, Creative Partnerships, ART BRASIL and Waterside Arts Centre.

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