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.

walking, writing & Raspberry Pi

  • Event date: June 16, 2015
  • Event time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Join us for a special Adult Learners Week event in partnership with London Rd Festival and Letting in the Light

We will start with a walk down London Rd in Stoke from Boothen Gardens ST4 4BX at 6.30pm with Dave Parkes. Using old maps, history and serendipity.

photo of sign postA celebration of the street as urban folk museum, cabinet of curiosities, portal and place of wonder.

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At 7pm take part in a Creative Writing workshop with Caroline Butterwick at the Art Stop in Stoke town ST4 1BU

 

Try your hand and brain at Raspberry Pi computing with Karl Gimblett at 7pm in the Art Stop.

photo of computerRaspberry Pi computers are small and cheap. They are a great way to learn how to code and program, and to control devices.

 

Please book on eventbrite -click here 
or phone 01782 294793 as places are limited.

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Sing with the Voyagers at London Rd Festival 13th June

  • Event date: June 13, 2015
  • Event time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

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”.

voyagersAfter 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.

Come and Sing……Fringe workshop

  • Event date: June 7, 2014
  • Event time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Location: at the Art Stop Shop in Stoke town centre

Come and Sing is a friendly workshop for all ages!

singingIf you…

  • 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….

group singing 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. .

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.