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Stoke on Trent, City of Culture

Cultural Champions

There is a dedicated cultural champion for each of the towns of Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme and there is also a heritage champion for the city.

Find out more about the heritage and cultural champions below.

Amanda Burslem Cultural Champion and Barewall Gallery Owner

Art history has always been of interest to me particularly locally which has so many stories to unco …

Alan and Cheryl Gerrard - Joint Cultural Champions for Fenton

“We feel privileged to represent our home town of Fenton as joint Cultural Champions of Stoke-on-Tre …

Cultural Champion for Hanley - Joyce Iwaszko

I studied MA Fine Art at Staffordshire University and I have worked as an artist and lecturer in Nor …

Rob & Tom were both born and bred in Stoke, and are graduates from Staffordshire University’s Facult …

Gabby Newcastle Under Lyme Cultural Champion

I am delighted to be appointed as the Cultural Champion of Newcastle-under-Lyme. I am a mother, teac …

Alan Barrett - Cultural Champion for Stoke

Being appointed Cultural Champion for Stoke upon Trent, is an honour I don’t take lightly. We don’t …

I am an urbanist, socialist, writer, lover of great buildings, and a passionate advocate for the Pot …