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Candy floss scents, big skies and golden tints…autumn at Trentham Gardens

It’s not just about beautiful autumnal colours at Staffordshire’s historic Trentham Gardens, but thanks to innovative planting, this is a place to experience the sights, smells and sounds of autumn. From the unusual and remarkable candyfloss scent from arguably the …

Video | Meet the Curators of Dust Rising 19

DUST Rising (DR19) presents a compelling exhibition of contemporary visual art that highlights the old Meadows building at the heart of the iconic Spode Works, Stoke-on-Trent. https://youtu.be/X7P8hQ7Gtic

Stoke-on-Trent to HOST Wizarding World Wands!

After illuminating the City of London near St. Paul’s Cathedral last Autumn, the magic of the Wand Installation is now on the move and we are delighted to say, thanks to your votes, Stoke-on-Trent has been chosen as one of the host cities! 8 finalists were chosen in March and But only 4 cities would be chosen to actual …

Guest Post | Lidice at the Houses of Parliament

The following is a guest post from cultural champion for Fenton, Alan Gerrard. Lidice Lives is a non profit making organisation which celebrates the role played by the successful respective international campaigns, Lidice Shall Live (UK) and Lidice Lives (Americas) in rebuilding the village of Lidice following its dest …

Cultural Forum | Shape Our Cultural Future

Get involved in the conversation on the future direction of the Cultural Forum. The Cultural Forum celebrated its third anniversary in March this year and lot has happened since we first gathered together in 2016. There’s been our bid to be UK City of Culture, the creat …

Mitchell Arts Centre to host Adult Acting and Drama Classes

Mitchell Arts Centre in Hanley are introducing Acting and Drama Classes for adults. They will take place on Tuesday evenings beginning 3rd September up to 8th October. There are so many acting methodologies that actors can utilise when creating a character for performance. This course gives a flavour of different appro …

Appetite expand Arts Programme into Newcastle-under-Lyme

Staffordshire’s New Vic Theatre has been awarded an Arts Council England grant to expand the work of the award-winning arts programme, Appetite. A local consortium led by New Vic Theatre has been awarded a grant of £1,750,000 as part of Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places pro …

Disc Golf comes to the Trentham Estate

The Trentham Estate has unveiled yet another new outdoor activity for its visitors to enjoy. Disc Golf originated in the USA in the late 1960s, and has spread throughout the world. Said to be “a way of experiencing the countryside and connecting with nature”, the sport isa g …

Guest Blog | Oatcake Day

Oatcake Day started in 2010 to celebrate the area and it’s delicacy. This year marks the tenth time we get to indulge in the day and appreciate them so let’s look back on how it all started. The following is a guest blog by local radio presenter, DJ and Oatcake Day founder, Terry Bossons. On Tuesday 16th February 2010, …

Local girls to create thrilling new theatre show inspired by the city’s history in Methodist Chapel this September

Two local theatre makers are staging a new show Stoke a Love Story that asks you to fall in love with the city at Longton Central Methodist Hall from 18 – 28 September.  Written and directed by local theatre makers Kat Boon, from Penkhull, and Kat Hughes, from …

Three Counties Open Art Exhibition 2019

Three Counties Open Art Exhibition 2019 will be held at Burslem School of Art until 26 August 2019. Opening Times : Tuesdays-Saturdays: 11am-3pm + Monday 26 August (Bank Holiday) 12-4pm Following its huge success last years exhibition, the Three Counties Open Art Exhibition will return this summer at the Burslem School …

Piccadilly To Become Social Hub Thanks to Friday Night Socials

A new initiative headed up by the Stoke-on-Trent City Centre Business Improvement District (BID), is set to transform Hanley Piccadilly into a thriving hub for enjoying socialising and entertainment this August. The BID is bringing FRIDAY NIGHT SOCIALS to Piccadilly during Friday evenings in August, kick-star …