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Alan Barrett - Cultural Champion for Stoke
Alan Barrett

Being appointed Cultural Champion for Stoke upon Trent, is an honour I don’t take lightly. We don’t just have beautiful buildings, scenery and wildlife, a 1000+ year history, the pottery industry, famous citizens, but also a wide variety of arts and community groups.

What makes a difference to people, is participation, and respect for their contribution. Our city’s history is written by and about, its people, the very foundation of the city’s cultural heritage.

Culture is a large umbrella, with many spokes, but someone has to carry it in such a way, that all are encouraged to be part of its benefits. That’s my ambition for the town, and the city.

Alan Barrett - Cultural Champion for Stoke