'Green Street' by Rachel Ballard
Join artist Rachel Ballard at one of our free workshops during February.
Using the snowdrop, one of the first flowers of spring, as a motif to make a collage about growth, new beginnings and renewal. The art works produced will then be exhibited around Stoke to in shop window to brighten the month of February. Thinking about what the future holds and our own resilience to hardship these free drop in creative workshops will give time to explore hopes for what this year will bring.
'Roaming Poets by GKA Gay
During January poet GKA Gay and the Roaming Poets will be weaving words into the everyday life of Stoke centre.
Poetry at the Bus Stops:
Saturday 20th January 10am - 11.30am
Take a look into the bus shelters in Church Street and Campbell Place to find inspiring poems.
The (Un)Official Tour of Stoke:
Wednesday 24th January 12noon and 1pm
from outside The Glebe Pub
A short walking tour taking in some of the interesting facts (and maybe some fiction) from the streets of Stoke.
Please book your free place through Eventbrite:
Poetry Dresses Exhibition at Valentine's Curious Closet, Church Street.
Open 1am - 2pm Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout January.
An exhibition of dresses created throught the project by Leah Thorn and Keele University and local artists to create beautiful dresses with poetry woven into them.
(See Older Women Rock for more information about how the dresses were created).
'Bags of Culture' by Mitchell Robinson
Photographed at The Pot Bank Cafe, Spode
For our December Festival Echo - Artist Mitchell has designed and created these beautiful gift bags, using Lino-cuts, featuring well-known potters across the eras: Josiah Wedgwood, Susie Cooper and Keith Brymer-Jones. They are available with your purchases in selected local shops around the town centre of Stoke*. Can you collect all three?
See Facebook for more details and to win a signed bag.
*Hippie at Heart, Samaritans, News on Church Street, London Road Oatcakes.
'Here. Now.' by Rebecca Davies
Artist Rebecca Davies is creating a pop-up cinema on Church Street Stoke, over the weekend of 24-26 November 2017. Showing a selection of independent films, Rebecca has also reworked 'Everything but Flowers' by Talking Heads, especially for Stoke-on-Trent. Featuring local artists and filmed in the atmospheric former Spode Pottery board room. The film will be shown at the end of November as part of Rebecca's #monthlymatics programme. In a pop-up cinema space in Stoke town centre at the end of November 2017.
'Botanica Decorus' by Polly Shave
Photographer Polly Shave has installed echoes of autumn on the pavements outside Stoke Minster with her beautiful leaf patterns. Art merges with nature.