Our great Fringe Friends and University Quarter partners YMCA North Staffs hold regular community events.
This June sees the opening of their new Spar shop – a very special business venture. When you shop with them you will be directly investing in children, young people and families as all profits made in store go straight back into providing services.
The grand opening of the new YMCA #SPARintheuk store on Saturday 6th June includes the YMCA World Challenge event – trying to break a world goal record, come along for free sessions of football, The fun and activities start at 11:00 a.m. and including Free Running, climbing wall and much more. Food and refreshments will be available.
On the 20th June the YMCA are holding a big arts day supported by Speight of the Art with lots of different types of music, dance and art workshops, all free and open to all. It’s aimed and children, young people and families and runs from 11am to 3pm.
Location: at the Art Stop Shop in Stoke town centre
Come and Sing is a friendly workshop for all ages!
like to sing but people have said you are not good enough
don’t feel confident to sing on your own
used to sing but haven’t done it for years
just love singing
would like to learn some new songs
fancy singing in a group
There is no audition – everyone is welcome – all ages. You don’t need to read music. It’s just for fun. We will sing simple songs in different languages, maybe some harmonies and rounds. We will have the chance to sing outside on the London Rd Festival site in Boothen Gardens, if we want to.
Go on – give it a go! You know you want to….
The workshop will be led by Fringe Festival coordinator Penny Vincent who has been in lots of choirs over the years. Penny has learnt from three excellent Natural Voice Choir leaders locally, including the wonderful Kate Barfield who runs Loud Mouth Women and Clay Chorus. Kate also plays and sings with the Boat Band who will be at the Beehive on Honeywall in Penkhull on Wednesday 4th June from 9pm.Guest singers, fiddlers, dancers, poets and tragedians and any other contributors welcome. .