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.

 

A Green University

photo of river trent

The River Trent runs through the Staffordshire University site on Leek Rd in Shelton.
Not a lot of people know that.

There is a big Nature Reserve at the back of the University. You can download a guide to a walk and species of wildlife and plants at the website here. It’s a beautiful area with mown paths. Great for a walk.

nature reserve sign

See if you can spot any of the 250 trees planted in the spring 2015 by the Staffordshire University Greenpad volunteers.

tree planting phototree planting volunteers

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.

photos of someone writing

 

 

 

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.

alw_banner_2London Rd Festival logo

letting in the light logo

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

Big Lunch in Hanley Park

  • Event date: June 7, 2015
  • Event time: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for a picnic in Hanley Park 

Big Lunch logoMeet your neighbours, play games and watch performances on the bandstand.

people playing twister picnic games 3 picnic games

Active Uni will lead some team games, so get ready for the fun.

There will be activities for all the family, supported by Thomas Boughey Children’s Centre.

photo of hanley park bandstand by Tony JonesPark Live! means you can take part too. If you have a skill to show off – sing, dance, play, act, tell a joke, read a poem – the stage is yours.

photo of accordion players on hanley park bandstand

 

 

 

 

photographers collective logoThe Photographers Collective North Staffs and Staffordshire University students will join us to lead a photography walk, so bring your camera or phone and meet at the bandstand at 12pm.

See you there!

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

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