Staffs Fringe week 1 – what’s been happening?

Staffs Fringe Festival opened with a Big Lunch in Hanley Park.

We believe it is important to work with and support our local community partners.

We promote and contribute to many events including London Road Festival.

Check out this video by our Staffs Fringe team journalist Chantal from Staffs Live!

It gives a flavour of the creativity of Stoke on Trent.

Get clay under your fingernails with BCB

Join the BCB at the Fringe Finale to make a ceramic flower and be part of a large-scale contemporary artwork at this years British Ceramics Biennial.

clay flowerTraditional flower-maker, RIta, will be on hand to help you, talk more about the exhibition and chat about traditional ceramic skills still being used in the City.

By making a ceramic forget-me-not flower , you’ll become part of the 194000 exhibition at the festival. 194000 will be a Stoke-on-Trent WW1 100th anniversary memorial to the men of the North Staffordshire Regiment who went to war 1914-18. The large ceramic-flower based installation will take over a large area of the festival and encourage visitors to get involved.


walking, writing & Raspberry Pi

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.

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Summer Crafts and Vintage Fair

Summer table top, crafts and  vintage fair

at Joiners Square Community Centre, Cornes St, ST1 3JA

Bric a brac, crafts and vintage items on sale.
Joiners Square Residents Association invite you to a lovely afternoon fair.

To book a table, for £5, to sell please contact Nicola :

phone 01782 272805
mobile 07883997591
facebook Nicola Craggs

Fringe parade costume making workshops

Join the Fringe Finale Community Parade Costume Making workshops with Cultural Sisters

Mondays at the Art Stop, Church St, Stoke town
Tuesdays at All Saints Church, Leek Rd, Joiners Square

costume making

No experience or sewing skills needed.

Only a few places so please book
phone 01782 833488

Festival of Learning fun day

Join us at the Festival of Learning

outside Hanley market in the city centre.


Performance from AllSorts community choir


  • face painting
  • tai chi
  • make a fruit kebab
  • community singing

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