Fringe programme 2016

Fringe 2016 programme

Please note that this programme may change. Please keep up to date with Twitter and Facebook.


Date Starts Ends Venue Event
Weds 6th April 17.30 19.30 The Glebe Pub, Stoke Nikki Street and Mark Ware “Reflecting Nature: Psychology and Art” Stoke Psychology in the Pub
Weds 6th April 19:45 22:00 Stoke Film Theatre STOKE-ON-TRENT – EUROPEAN CITY OF SPORT 2016 A review of local sporting achievements over the years and at the successes of our young sports stars of today. (Staffordshire Film Archive)
Thur 7th April 16:00 Ashley Lecture Theatre, Staffordshire University The Role of Health Psychology in fighting the Obesity Epidemic: Dr Fiona Gillison – University of Bath  Psychology Sports and Exercise Public Speakers Series
Tues 12th April 18:00 20:00 Start at Stoke Film Theatre foyer University Quarter Community Night Walk for Art City
Weds 13th  April 19:45 22:00 Stoke Film Theatre LETTERS TO HEM HEATH A collaboration between Trentham World War One project, Ash Green Primary School and the Staffordshire Film Archive (Staffordshire Film Archive)
Thurs 14th April 18:00 Octagon, Staffordshire University, Beaconside, Stafford, ST18 0AD Fifty Glorious Years – Staffordshire’s Role in the Development of Computing. Professor Eardley with staff and students of Staffordshire College of Technology. Vintage computers such as DEUCE, LEO and the KD series will be illustrated with photographs, film and a gallery of exhibits from the golden age of British computing.
Sat 16th April 12:00 16:00 Science, Centre, Staffordshire University A Potted History: Celebrating Ceramics with the Specialists –  get your ceramic items valued by Antiques Roadshow experts; programme of short talks; make your own ‘pinched pot’; view Ceramic Design students work; shop for Flux bone china.
Weds 20th April 11:00 15:00 Hanley Park University Quarter Community Action Day – gardening, litter picks, walks, and information on keeping you and your community safe, clean and green
Weds 20th  April 19:45 21:30  

Stoke Film Theatre

PHILIP ASTLEY AND THE STORY OF CIRCUS For World Circus Day. Born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Philip Astley (1742-1814) was the father of modern Circus. We chart his career using historical documents and illustrations – then bring it up-top-date via archive film from over the past century. Part of the launch for the Astley celebrations in 2017. (Staffordshire Film Archive)
Sat 23rd April 10:00 15:00 Staffordshire University Community Open Day – talks, workshops, performances, tours and more
Weds 27th April 19:45 22:00 Stoke Film Theatre Women of the Potteries
In Association with Stoke Inner Wheel, archive footage and many interviews give insight into some of the strong women who have influenced our local history over the past 120 years.  (Staffordshire Film Archive)


Date Starts Ends Venue Event
1st May 9.00 Online Staffs Fringe Talent – On-line Auditions Open
4th May 17:30 20:30 The Glebe Pub, Stoke Chris Stiff, Keele University. Talk Title TBC. Stoke Psychology in the Pub
20th May Sentinel’s Too Write Competition closes


Volunteers Week and Festival of Adult Learning

Date Starts Ends Venue Event
1st June 17:30 20:30 The Glebe Pub, Stoke Jenny Parfitt-Bowman & Louise Humphreys. Staffordshire University. “the Why of the Buy Stoke Psychology in the Pub
4th June 10:00 17:00 Etruria Industrial Museum Etruria Canals Festival
5th June 10:00 17:00 Etruria Industrial Museum Etruria Canals Festival
7th June 10:00 14:30 City Central Library, Hanley 1000 Lives Community Learning Festival
7th June 18:00 21:00 Hanley Park bandstand starting point Community Night Walk for Brindley 300 – Canals and greenspaces of the University Quarter
8th June Staffordshire University National Literacy Trust and Horizon Academy Literacy Festival
9th June Staffordshire University Sentinel’s Too Write Competition Winners Event
9th June Emma Bridgewater Hot Air Literary Festival opens
10th June 11:00 11:30 Everywhere Read “Read To Me” poem aloud
10th June Emma Bridgewater/ Staffordshire University Hot Air Literary Festival
10th June Staffordshire University Show and Tell Degree Show Opens
11th June 10:00 15:00 Staffordshire University / Stoke Sixth Form College Fantastic Fringe Community Open Day
featuring hands on clay and dance workshops, tours and talks, art exhibitions, ice cream, face painting and bouncy castle!
11th June 10:00 16:00 Staffordshire University Undergraduate Open Day
11th June 11:00 22:00 Emma Bridgewater Factory Hot Air Literary Festival featuring Catherine Burgass will be in conversation with Lisa Blower at 3pm
12th June 12:00 14:00 Hanley Park Big Book Swap Picnic with free fun activities for all ages – bring your lunch and a book to swap!
14th June 12:00 13:00 Henrion Gallery, Staffordshire University Tuneful Tuesday Sing Well workshop – no experience needed!
20th June 12:00 Hanley Park Happy Birthday Hanley Park!