Community Open Day 11th June 2016

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Join us for Free fun activities for all ages!

on Saturday 11th June 2016 from 10am to 3pm

at Staffordshire University and
Stoke Sixth Form College,

Leek Rd, Shelton ST4 2DF


At Stoke Sixth Form College

  • Hands on Clay workshops with BCB and Stoke on Trent Museum Service


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  • Dance workshops with Sixth Form College students – Lindy Hop, Charleston and Salsa
  • Art exhibition – students from the Sixth Form College and local schools
  • Craft stall
  • Samba workshop
  • film/ media activity
  • Face painting

Science Centre Plaza

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  • Bouncy castle
  • Ice Cream from Lolapalooza



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  • campus tours –  book in at the Science Centre
  • subject talks –  book in at the Science Centre
  • Show and Tell degree show tours –  book in at the Science Centre
  • information and plans for developments on campus and in the University Quarter

show and tellStaffordshire University Sports Centre

  • sports and class demos
  • Labyrinth walk

Coalport Community Garden at Staffordshire University

  • food and drink stands
  • access to walks on the Nature Reserve and along the River Trent

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Fantastic Fringe Finale 2015 – 20th June

The Fantastic Fringe Finale Community Day is packed with activities for people of all ages.

The Fringe Community Parade led by B Arts, starts by the Children’s play area in Hanley Park at 11.45am and will go down Boughey Rd to the Leek Rd site of Staffordshire University to arrive at about 12pm.

There will be lots to see and do on Leek Road. Activities will take place at Staffordshire University and Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College. This is the plan for the day so far……

Get creative in the “make it” zones:

Face painting and Henna art

clay flowerWorkshops:

  • animation
  • clay flower-making with Rita from the British Ceramic Biennial,
  • hands on clay with Etruria Artists potters wheel
  • drumming
  • Jasmine flower garlands (1 to 2pm)

Check out the “entertainment” zones:


  • Live Final of #StaffsFringeTalent
  • local business and craft markets


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Family FILM show at 3pm – Big Hero 6




Afro-Brew band logoMusic from:

  • Afro-Brew
  • Steel for Stoke
  • Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College students


Have fun in the outdoor “action” zone:

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  • bouncy castles – one for young children, one for older children
  • tombola
  • egg and spoon race
  • tug of war
  • sack race


Talk, listen and learn at the “Info” Zone:

people in communities

  • find out about the Community Plan for Shelton area and share your ideas
  • learn about Etruria Industrial Museum history from volunteers in Victorian dress
  • Give your views on the plans for Hanley Park
  • NHS health information
  • youth and adult education advice
  • meet the University Quarter Community Action Network
  • Look at the plans for Staffordshire University campus developments and have your questions answered.

art show posterView the exhibitions:

  • tours of the University’s student Show and Tell Art and Design show
  • Stoke on Trent Sixth Form College student Art showphoto of art exhibition


Grab an ice cream from the van!

Bring a picnic or a bit a money for refreshments.

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If you have got any questions about access please phone or email.

Tel: 01782 294415

Email: factnews

Photos from Fantastic Fringe Finale in previous years give you an idea of what to expect!

Calling artists and crafters – sell your wares on 21st June

If you are a local creative and would like to sell your arts, crafts and other wares, you can book a stall at the Fringe Art and Craft Market on the 21st June.

Fringe art and craft market poster with image of stallsIt will be open during the Fantastic Fringe Finale alongside workshops and performances. It will open with a community carnival parade down College Rd from Hanley Park so we are hoping for lots of visitors!

Stalls are free for Staffordshire University students and staff, only £10 for people who are Staffordshire University Graduates/ previous students and a competitive £20 for local artisans and businesses.

You will need to book by the 19th June to secure a place. The market will be held in the Flaxman Film Theatre foyer or the Pavilion, depending on space. We will allocate spaces on the 20th June. Please return your booking form to Penny Vincent and pay your booking fee with the University finance cashiers.

Download the Frringe 2014 market stall Booking form here. It will give you full details ofthe market and how to book and pay.


We  look forward to hearing from you!


Fringe Art and Craft Market

Following the success of the UniQ market held during Fringe 2013 the Fantastic Fringe Festival Finale this year will feature an Art and Craft market.

Fringe art and craft market poster with image of stallsIt will be held on the College Rd site of Staffordshire University and will feature stalls selling handmade and designed arts and crafts from local residents, Staffordshire University students, staff and graduates.

If you would like a stall please download and complete the Fringe 2014 market stall Booking form here. Please return the form and your booking fee by the 19th June to confirm your booking.