About Fringe 2016

Staffs Fringe Festival 2016 highlights were

  • Community Action Day in Hanley Park – in beautiful sunshine over 100 people took part in activites including play, sports and games, walks, health checks, bike rides, a litter pick and gardening.
  • Community Night Walk from Hanley Park to Etruria Industrial Museum – 40 people took part, finding out about local spaces, projects and planspeople by the canal
  • Big Read – over 500 people read a poem out loud on 10th June including everyone in Stoke Sixth Form College
  • Fringe Community Day – at least 100 people visited Staffordshire University and Stoke Sixth Form College took part in clay and samba workshops, had their face painted, bounced on the castle, ate ice cream, heard Eddie Izzard – Stand Up For Europe, had tours of the University campus and Art and Design show, and had a labyrinth walk.
  • The Big Book Swap Picnic – 10 volunteers read a children’s story out in ele different languages, 60 people took part altogether.

We were very proud of all our volunteers – students and local community members – who led activities. 127 different people between them gave 541 Hours of Volunteering valued at more than £6000. Thirteen partner organisations gave staff time and shared their resources.

graphic showing numbers involved in University Quarter