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Appetite Presents: The Big Feast
August 23 @ 8:00 am - August 24 @ 5:00 pm
The Big Feast ’19 will be the most jam-packed yet with a programme for all ages, from cutting-edge circus and dance to musical walkabout acts and interactive shows created by local, UK and international artists.
The Big Feast ’19 line-up includes: Bicycle Boy by Helen Eastman, a hilarious interactive bicycle-powered musical; Look Up by Hikapee, a playful puppetry and circus show about finding joy in the world around us;Sorriso by Teatro SÓ, a beautiful stilt performance all the way from Portugal which will mesmerise audiences as the sun goes down; PULSE! by Joss Arnott Dance, a live music, dance experience on a 3.5m high percussion wheel engineered by Rolls-Royce and The Band at the End of the World! by Ramshacklicious, an anarchic, roaming brass band which, dressed in their punk marching band attire, will bring unmissable musical mayhem to the streets, plus many more to be announced.
Audiences will also be invited to an unforgettable tea party in Smashed by the acclaimed Gandini Juggling. This mesmerising mix of circus and theatre, and a highlight of the Saturday programme, features 9 performers, 4 crockery sets and 80 apples and has wowed crowds around the world.
This year’s programme will also serve up some brand-new treats including The Piccadilly Stage which will see a line-up of live musicians and interactive dance acts entertain audiences into the early evening in Piccadilly and The Big Feast Graff Jam with Stoke-on-Trent’s Entrepreneurs, in which 12 graffiti artists create artworks live on the streets and invite visitors to join in.
Appetite will also team up with Stoke-on-Trent’s Frontline Dance, who create work with disabled and non-disabled dancers. Their new dance show to be created with stories collected from the local disabled and non-disabled community will take audiences on a 10-mile rollercoaster ride as they use public transport to dance through all six towns of the city captured in a live video feed screened at The Big Feast and concluding with a performance outdoors at the festival.