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!


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.

‘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

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