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.
Bring 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.
The Voyagers Chorus are a community singing group. We met when we took part in the recent ReStoke performance at Tunstall Swimming Baths, called, “The Voyagers”.
After the performance we realised that we had so enjoyed singing together that we wanted to continue on a more informal level. We sing a wide variety of songs from a variety of cultures, blending simple chants with more intricate harmonies, to create a lovely flowing medley of music.
Join us for a workshop at London Rd Festival in Stoke, at Boothen Gardens on Saturday 13th June from 12 to 1pm.
You do not have to be a “good” singer – it’s just for fun. If you enjoy making sounds, like music and fancy trying something together, please join us.
Location: at the Art Stop Shop in Stoke town centre
Come and Sing is a friendly workshop for all ages!
like to sing but people have said you are not good enough
don’t feel confident to sing on your own
used to sing but haven’t done it for years
just love singing
would like to learn some new songs
fancy singing in a group
There is no audition – everyone is welcome – all ages. You don’t need to read music. It’s just for fun. We will sing simple songs in different languages, maybe some harmonies and rounds. We will have the chance to sing outside on the London Rd Festival site in Boothen Gardens, if we want to.
Go on – give it a go! You know you want to….
The workshop will be led by Fringe Festival coordinator Penny Vincent who has been in lots of choirs over the years. Penny has learnt from three excellent Natural Voice Choir leaders locally, including the wonderful Kate Barfield who runs Loud Mouth Women and Clay Chorus. Kate also plays and sings with the Boat Band who will be at the Beehive on Honeywall in Penkhull on Wednesday 4th June from 9pm.Guest singers, fiddlers, dancers, poets and tragedians and any other contributors welcome. .
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.