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Events for Week 4 of the 2012 School Summer Holidays



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A round up of most of the events based in libraries, parks, museums, town halls, community centres, galleries in Stoke-on-Trent.

So you can't ever say there's nothing to do, unless of course the weather wants to have a say in matters.

The events for the next week of the summer holidays are as follows

 

 Saturday 11th August

 

 

Event Name

Description

Location

Date

Time

Gruesome Gorgons

Make a gory Gorgon head from clay. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

07/08/2012 to 10/08/2012

10:30 to 16:00

For One Night Only - Burslem Park

By popular demand, B.Arts! presents FONO: For one night only in Burslem Park. 

Burslem Park 

10/08/2012

15:00 to 19:00

Goldenhill Community Fun Day

Join the Sandyford and Goldenhill Resident's Association for a fun day out for all the family including market street stalls. SAGE

Goldenhill Community Centre 

11/08/2012

12:00

For One Night Only - Burslem Park

By popular demand, B.Arts! presents FONO: For one night only in Burslem Park. 

Burslem Park 

11/08/2012

15:00 to 19:00

Monkey Puzzle

We’ll be monkeying around in the library today! We’ve got monkey-themed stories and mischievous crafts to keep everyone busy.  

City Central Library 

11/08/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Ancient Olympians

Meet Leonides of Rhodes and Hermogenes of Xanthus, the ancient Olympians, as they prepare for the games in 328BC. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

11/08/2012

10:30 to 16:00

Bethesda Open Day

To celebrate the completion of Phase II repairs, the Bethesda Methodist Chapel will be open to visitors with musical entertainment on the partly restored organ. 

Bethesda Chapel 

11/08/2012

12:00 to 15:00

Aliens Love Underpants

Come along to the library today and listen to some wonderful alien stories including Claire Freedman’s fantastic ‘Aliens Love Underpants'. 

Bentilee Library 

11/08/2012

11:00 to 12:00

All Aboard!

Titus was going on a train journey… all by himself! Come and find out what adventures Titus has on the way to see his Uncle as we share train stories and some wonderful crafts.  

Longton Library 

11/08/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Hartshill Park Convent Pools Project Launch 

Hartshill and Harpfields Residents’ Association and the Friends of Hartshill Park will be celebrating the completion of the Hartshill Park Convent Pools Restoration and Access Improvement Project with a Family Fun Day. 

Hartshill Park 

11/08/2012

10:00 to 14:00

Twit, Twoo

Join us for owl activities and stories.  

Tunstall Library 

11/08/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Reggae and Soul Reunion

SCI Promotions present the long awaited Stoke-on-Trent Reggae and Soul Reunion. 

Cobridge Community and Multi-Cultural Centre (CCMA)

11/08/2012 to 12/08/2012

19:00 to 01:00

For One Night Only - Burslem Park

By popular demand, B.Arts! presents FONO: For one night only in Burslem Park. 

Burslem Park 

12/08/2012

15:00 to 19:00

Cobridge Community Games 

The inspiration of London 2012 is coming to Cobridge.  

Grange Park 

12/08/2012

15:00 to 18:00

Summer Reading Challenge - River Rapids

Summer's here... it's time to step inside the Storylab for great adventures and fun stuff to collect along the way. 

Stoke Library 

13/08/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Summer Reading Challenge - River Rapids

Summer's here... it's time to step inside the Storylab for great adventures and fun stuff to collect along the way. 

City Central Library 

13/08/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Outdoor Cinema: For One Night Only - Burslem Park

By popular demand, B.Arts! presents 'Pirates: The Misfit Crew.' Part of FONO: For one night only in Burslem Park. 

Burslem Park 

13/08/2012

20:00 to 22:30

Summer Reading Challenge - River Rapids

Summer's here... it's time to step inside the Storylab for great adventures and fun stuff to collect along the way. 

Tunstall Library 

14/08/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Anglo-Saxon Armour

Make your own decorated armour inspired by the Staffordshire Hoard. 

Gladstone Pottery Museum 

14/08/2012

11:00 to 15:00

Summer Reading Challenge - River Rapids

Summer's here... it's time to step inside the Storylab for great adventures and fun stuff to collect along the way. 

Meir Library 

14/08/2012

11:00 to 12:00

For One Night Only - Tunstall Park

By popular demand, B.Arts! presents FONO: For one night only in Tunstall Park

Tunstall Park 

14/08/2012

15:00 to 19:00

Bug Hunt

Join our experts on a hunt for creepy crawlies in and around our sandstone canyons.  

Park Hall Country Park 

15/08/2012

13:00

Summer Reading Challenge - River Rapids

Summer's here... it's time to step inside the Storylab for great adventures and fun stuff to collect along the way. 

Longton Library 

15/08/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Wildplay

Join us this summer to take part in a variety of free, natural inspired activities, crafts, games, den building, bug hunting and more! 

Buttercups Wetland Area 

15/08/2012

10:00 to 12:00

Commuter Confidence Camp - Level 2-3 Cycle Training

Advanced on-road training suitable for learners for adults. 

Central Forest Park 

15/08/2012

17:00 to 19:00

Cycling Confidence Camp: Learning to Ride (Getting started)

This summer, CycleStoke are hosting free Cycling Confidence Camps. 

Central Forest Park 

15/08/2012

09:00 to 10:30

Cycling Confidence Camp: Bikeability Level 1 (Beginners)

This summer, CycleStoke are hosting free Cycling Confidence Camps.  

Central Forest Park 

15/08/2012

11:30 to 13:00

Cycling Confidence Camp: Bikeability Level 2 (Intermediate)

This summer, CycleStoke are hosting free Cycling Confidence Camps.  

Central Forest Park 

15/08/2012

13:30 to 16:00

For One Night Only - Tunstall Park

By popular demand, B.Arts! presents FONO: For one night only in Tunstall Park

Tunstall Park 

15/08/2012

15:00 to 19:00

Coffee and Craft Sessions

Join the Townsend Residents Community Association for craft activities over coffee.  

T.R.C.A Community House 

02/08/2012 to 16/08/2012

10:00 to 12:00

Return Of The Kings

16 August, 1977 - the day we lost a musical genius... 

Victoria Hall 

16/08/2012

19:30

Fostering Information Evening

Come along to Hanley Community Fire Station and meet members of the fostering recruitment team along with experienced foster carers to find out more about fostering with an Ofsted Outstanding rated service. 

Hanley Community Fire Station 

16/08/2012

18:30 to 20:30

Cycling Confidence for Women - Level 1 and 2

Free cyclist training for ladies only. 

Hanley Park 

16/08/2012

17:00 to 19:00

Summer Reading Challenge - River Rapids

Summer's here... it's time to step inside the Storylab for great adventures and fun stuff to collect along the way. 

Bentilee Library 

16/08/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Cycle Training - Learning to Ride for Adults 

Adult beginners cycle training - moving from stabilisers to two wheels. 

Hanley Park 

16/08/2012

09:30 to 11:30

Cycling Confidence Camp - Level 1 for Adults 

Cycle training specifically for adults. 

Hanley Park 

16/08/2012

11:30 to 13:30

Dr Bike Basic Cycle Maintenance

Creaky cranks? Wobbly wheels? Dodgy derailleur? You need to see the bike doctor for a bike health check, maintenance advice and demonstration. 

Staffordshire University 

16/08/2012

14:30 to 16:00

Spitfires

Make a paper Spitfire aeroplane. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

14/08/2012 to 17/08/2012

10:30 to 15:00

For One Night Only - Tunstall Park

By popular demand, B.Arts! presents FONO: For one night only in Tunstall Park

Tunstall Park 

17/08/2012

15:00 to 19:00

Summer Reading Challenge - River Rapids

Summer's here... it's time to step inside the Storylab for great adventures and fun stuff to collect along the way. 

Trentham Library 

17/08/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Miaow!

If you're looking for something to do today then our activity might be purrrrrrfect for you!  

Bentilee Library 

18/08/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Around the World

Visit London, Paris and New York with stories and fun activities. Make your own passport and write a postcard! 

Tunstall Library 

18/08/2012

11:00 to 12:00

For One Night Only - Tunstall Park

By popular demand, B.Arts! presents FONO: For one night only in Tunstall Park

Tunstall Park 

18/08/2012

15:00 to 19:00

Police and Communities Together

Talk about the police issues that matter to you, with your local officers and ward councillor. 

Burslem Park 

18/08/2012

10:00 to 12:00

Pandamonium

There will be Pandamonium in City Central Library this Saturday as we will be making paper Pandas and listening to Panda stories.  

City Central Library 

18/08/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Rain or Shine

No matter what the weather’s like get down to your local library today to take part in our weather-themed activity.  

Longton Library 

18/08/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Clubs have a successful track record of bringing the very best comedy acts on the current club scene and the breaking new talent on the cusp of stardom. 

The Regent Theatre 

18/08/2012

20:00

Fun in the Sun

We’re getting in the holiday mood for our activity today! Come and join us as we listen to stories packed full of sunshine and make our own desert island to take home.  

Meir Library 

18/08/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Leisurely Cycle Ride 

Britannia Stadium to Longton - 7 miles 

Britannia Stadium 

19/08/2012

10:00

Bug Hunt

Join us on a hunt for creepy crawlies in and around the meadow and woodland. 

Whitfield Valley and Centre 

19/08/2012

13:30 to 15:00

Six Towns One City Caribbean Carnival 2012

A day of celebration to highlight the positive aspects of our city. Community cohesion in action. Live artists, costumes, food and fun fair. There's something for everyone, the perfect family day out. 

Hanley Park 

19/08/2012

10:00 to 20:00

Summer Reading Challenge - Up, Up and Away!

Summer's here... it's time to step inside the Storylab for great adventures and fun stuff to collect along the way. 

Stoke Library 

20/08/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Greek Myth and Legends

Join in with this interactive Greek theatre and meet Odysseus and his men as they set sail for Ithaca. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

20/08/2012

11:00 to 15:00

Outdoor Cinema: For One Night Only - Tunstall Park

By popular demand, B.Arts! presents 'Pirates: The Misfit Crew.' Part of FONO: For one night only in Tunstall Park. 

Tunstall Park 

20/08/2012

20:00 to 22:30

Summer Reading Challenge - Up, Up and Away!

Summer's here... it's time to step inside the Storylab for great adventures and fun stuff to collect along the way. 

City Central Library 

20/08/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Comedy and Tragedy

Make a clay Comedy or Tragedy mask. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

20/08/2012 to 24/08/2012

10:30 to 16:00

 

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Ongoing and regular events, activities and exhibitions:

 

Event Name

Description

Location

Date

Time

Staffordshire Hoard: Dark Age Discovery

This dazzling exhibition featuring over a hundred specially chosen artefacts from the Staffordshire Hoard is a unique opportunity to find out about this world famous discovery. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

21/07/2012 to 01/09/2012

10:00 to 17:00

The Staffordshire Saxon

A display organised with the Sentinel newspaper showing the development and making of a Saxon warrior. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

17/05/2012 to 09/09/2012

10:00 to 17:00

Gods, Greeks and Gorgons

Discover terrifying monsters, valiant heroes and vengeful Gods and see how different societies interpret Greek culture. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

26/05/2012 to 09/09/2012

10:00 to 17:00

Shot Firing

A display of equipment used in shot firing - where coal seams were blasted to break up the rock for easier mining. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

24/04/2012 to 02/09/2012

10:00 to 17:00

Diamond Jubilee Trail

Follow the trail of Royal Commemoratives, from Charles II to Victoria, through the Ceramics Gallery, finishing with a display of Diamond Jubilee pieces from 1897 and 2012. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

24/04/2012 to 30/09/2012

10:00 to 17:00

Titanic Trail

Follow the Titanic Trail around the museum and in a series of small displays discover the city’s links with the doomed ocean liner. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

11/02/2012 to 31/12/2012

10:00 to 17:00

Family Cook and Eat Sessions

Join the Townsend Residents Community Association for a practical cook and eat session for families aiming to make nutritious meals on a budget. 

T.R.C.A Community House 

26/07/2012 to 23/08/2012

10:00 to 12:00

Townsend Play Session 

Join the Townsend Residents Community Association for fun, free activities Throughout the school summer holidays.  

The Three Greens 

27/07/2012 to 31/08/2012

13:00 to 15:00

Townsend Play Session 

Join the Townsend Residents Community Association for fun, free activities Throughout the school summer holidays. 

Buttercups Wetland Area 

23/07/2012 to 03/09/2012

13:00 to 15:00

Summer Play Scheme

Don't sit around bored this summer holiday. Come and join in a wide range of sporting activities in a friendly, safe and well supervised environment.  

Stanley Matthews Sports Centre 

30/07/2012 to 31/08/2012

08:45 to 17:15

Active Families

Join us for a free, fun 10 week programme of activities, designed to build a healthy lifestyle. 

Northwood Stadium 

31/07/2012 to 09/10/2012

16:00 to 18:00

Dads Saturday

Dads and their children can come along and spend quality time together. 

The Crescent Children’s Centre 

03/03/2012 to 01/12/2012

10:00 to 12:00

Ballroom Dancing

Strictly Ballroom Dancing every Monday afternoon open to the public.  

Longton Town Hall 

31/10/2011 to 30/10/2012

13:30 to 15:30

Weekly Ballroom and Sequence Dancing 

Social ballroom and sequence dancing every week. Features a different artist each week. 

Kings Hall 

12/01/2012 to 13/12/2012

20:00 to 23:00

Organ Proms

Experience the magnificence of the Organ in this showcase of the best in Organ playing at our renowned Organ Proms. 

Victoria Hall 

14/07/2012 to 24/11/2012

12:00

All Weather Car Boot Sale

We will be holding a car boot sale on the first Sunday of every month. 

Sandon Business, Enterprise and Arts College 

06/05/2012 to 02/12/2012

08:00 to 12:00

Monthly Car Boot Sale

Come and sell your wares at our monthly car boot sale. 

Whitfield Valley and Centre 

14/01/2012 to 08/12/2012

09:00 to 12:00

Queens Park Partnership Public Open Meetings 

Public Open Meetings are open to all people interested in the development and improvement of Queens Park, Longton. 

Longton Elim Church 

05/01/2012 to 06/12/2012

19:30 to 20:30

Burslem Park Health Walk

Meet park staff and volunteer walk leaders at the Park Lodge (off Moorland Road) for a friendly 45-minute walk around Burslem Park and the surrounding streets and greenways. 

Burslem Park 

13/01/2012 to 14/12/2012

14:00 to 15:30

Get Hands On with the Burslem Park Volunteers

Join our friendly team of Friday volunteers, get your hands dirty, make a difference to the park, and have great fun doing it! 

Burslem Park 

13/01/2012 to 14/12/2012

10:00 to 12:30

Burslem Park Restoration Walk

Join Mike Watson of the Burslem Park Partnership for an hour-long tour of historic Burslem Park. 

Burslem Park 

09/01/2012 to 17/12/2012

13:00 to 14:00

Burslem Park Restoration Walk

Join Mike Watson of the Burslem Park Partnership for an hour-long tour of historic Burslem Park. 

Burslem Park 

06/02/2012 to 17/12/2012

13:00 to 14:00

Friends of Bethesda Meeting

Join the Friends of Bethesda every month to learn more about the restoration of the Chapel. 

Stoke Town Hall  

26/07/2012 to 27/12/2012

18:30

Fortnightly Knitting and Crochet Group

Come along and join our free knitting and crochet group, have a chat and make new friends. 

City Central Library 

27/01/2012 to 28/12/2012

14:00 to 16:00

Over 60's Coffee Morning

Calling all Shelton residents over 60... come along and meet other local residents and enjoy a hot drink, toast and a chat. 

Rectory Road Community Centre 

02/08/2012 to 03/08/2013

10:00 to 11:30

 

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Plus…

Summer Holiday Events

Find out what’s happening across the city throughout the summer holidays. There will be plenty of free events and activities to keep you occupied. Join in the fun by going tostoke.gov.uk/schoolholidayevents.

 

FREE Active Families programme

Northwood Stadium

Starting Tuesday 31 July

4 - 6pm every Tuesday and Thursday for 10 weeks

Would you and your family like to have fun, eat well, move more and feel better? Are your children aged 5 - 16. Are you worried they are above their ideal weight? Join us for a free, fun 10 week programme of activities, designed to build a healthy lifestyle. To book your place call 01782 235030 or 01792 234992.

 

Paralympic Flame Celebration

Saturday 25 August, 10am to 4pm

Trentham Lake Boathouse, Trentham Estate

Trentham Watersports Association are hosting a Flame Celebration Disability Sports event where the arrival of the Paralympic Flame will be paddled down the Trentham Lake by World champion canoeist Dan Hopwood as part of the Paralympic Torch Relay. Up to 120 disabled people will take part in various activities throughout the day including outrigger canoeing, bell boat paddling, Boccia, dodgeball football, cheerleading and boxing. The celebrations will continue over a BBQ lunch where participants will be able to watch a Dancing for the Games performance and end with a closing ceremony as the Paralympic Flame departs the Boat House back across the Lake. If you are disabled, you can get your ticket now by calling 01782 233222 or for more information click here.

 

Tickets now on sale… Calendar Girls

5 to 8 September 2012

Mitchell Arts Centre

Mow Cop Players are proud to present... Calendar Girls following the real-life story of a group of WI ladies who strip off to raise money for charity. This production is based on the Miramax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth. Tickets £12 for adults, £10 concessions with all profits going raise money for cancer charities. Call 01782 818919 ormowcopplayers@yahoo.co.uk for more information.

 

Spitfire Day

Saturday 8 September

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

This special event has been organised to support the Spitfire Restoration Fund. See a flypast by a Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and watch demonstrations from the Air, Navy and Sea cadets. The celebrated historian Guy de la Bedoyere from Time Team will also be presenting a lecture in the museum theatre entitled 'Digging up the Air War', discussing the history of downed aircraft and the personal histories of the pilots. Tickets for the talk are £5 and all proceeds will go to the restoration fund. Call the museum on 01782 232323 for further details.

 

Tickets now available for the special Lidice Concert

Saturday 8 September, 7.30pm

Victoria Hall

With performances by the Ceramic City Choir, Florence Miners Band and special guests, the concert will tell the story of how a village in the Czech Republic destroyed by the Nazis was rebuilt with help from Sir Barnett Stross and the working people of Stoke-on-Trent who launched the Lidice Shall Live campaign at the Victoria Hall 70 years ago. Tickets cost £5. Visitwww.atgtickets.com/stoke for more information on how book.

 

‘Best of British’ Model Making Competition

Saturday 8 September

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Meir Model Club and North Staffs Model Club will be staging an exhibition of model making as part of The Potteries Museum’s Spitfire Day. The exhibition will showcase the work of members, demonstrating some of the skills used to produce their work. There will also be a ‘Best of British’ competition open to members of the public who can enter models of any plane, car, vehicle or ship that were originally produced by a British Company. There is no entry fee, but entrants are asked to make a donation to the Spitfire Restoration Fund. The competition consists of two categories, Adults and Young People up to 16 years. The panel of judges includes Julian Mitchell, great nephew of Reginald Mitchell, and Mark Harris, Director of Supermarine. The winner of each category will receive a trophy designed and produced by the clubs.

 

Tour of Britain back in city

Thursday 13 September, 10.30am to 2pm

Trentham Gardens to City Centre

Details of this year’s stage five of The Tour of Britain have been unveiled and Stoke-on-Trent is celebrating five years of Britain’s greatest bike race visiting The Potteries. The race will take a 150km route heading through Stone, Stafford, Rugeley and Uttoxeter, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire Moorlands, Gun Hill, before finishing in the City Centre. For details, go towww.tourofbritain.co.uk.

 

Tour Ride

Sunday 23 September, 9.30am

Trentham Gardens

Take on stage five of the Tour of Britain for yourself, including either a 169km Pro Ride or a shorter 98km Challenge Ride, both starting and finishing in the Trentham Estate. For details, go to www.tourride.co.uk.

 

 

 

StreetGames sessions throughout the city

StreetGames delivers free sports multi-sports coaching to young people aged 8-18 in Stoke-on-Trent. Football, basketball, dodgeball, cricket and other activities - all delivered by professional sports coaches in a fun, friendly and safe environment. There are StreetGames sessions running at various locations across the city. Click here to find a session near you or search for ‘StreetGames’ at stoke.gov.uk/events. For more information on StreetGames, visit streetgames.org and you can follow StreetGames Stoke-on-Trent on Facebook by clicking here.

 

Regular courses for adult learners

Click here for a full list of adult learning courses available around the city and to search by course or venue.

 

Events and activities at children's centres and youth centres

For information of events and activities at your local children's centre, click here. For details of events for young people, go to uth.stoke.gov.uk.

 

Activities at St Peter’s Academy

Click here to find out what sporting sessions and community activities are taking place at St Peter’s Academy in Penkhull.

 

Closer to Home walking events around the city

The Closer to Home Walking Network deliver a comprehensive walking programme that targets specific areas and population groups in Stoke-on-Trent. These short health walks are led by experienced volunteers, are completely free and take place every day around the city’s beautiful parks and greenways. Walks usually last between 30 and 45 minutes and are for all ages and abilities. They also have a programme of special events over the Easter holidays. For more information or to find out what walking events are taking place near you, visitclosertohomewalks.org.uk.

 

Community Activities at Sandon Business, Enterprise and Arts College

Sandon Business, Enterprise and Arts College, in Meir, currently offers a wide range of out of hours activities for adults and juniors. These include Zumba, keep fit classes; badminton; football and adult learning. For a full programme of activities, please visit sandonbec.com and click on the Community tab or contact Ann Charnock on 01782 377111 /acharnock@sandonmail.com.

 

Mitchell Arts Centre – Now Open

The Mitchell Arts Centre is one of the city’s most loved arts and theatre spaces. It has been completely refurbished, bringing it into the

21st century as a stunning creative space, offering a wide range of arts and cultural facilities to the community with free parking at Tesco. To find out what’s on and happing at Mitchell Arts Centre, go to mitchellartscentre.co.uk

 

NORSACA Events

The North Staffordshire African Caribbean Association holds a range of regular events, activities and workshops for the whole community, including concerts, exhibitions and cultural awareness sessions. They will be holding a series of events during Black History Month, which takes place in October 2012. For more information, call 01782 267888 or visit norsaca.co.uk.

 

Worker's Educational Association (WEA) courses and events

The Worker's Educational Association (WEA) in Stoke-on-Trent offers a wide range of friendly, fun and affordable courses to get your mind and your body into shape. The WEA’s programme of health classes and courses are open for enrolment now - click here for details of heath courses available. They have produced a map full of health, learning and social opportunities in North Staffordshire – click here to find out what WEA courses and events are happening near you.

Click here to download a copy of the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Branch programme

Click here to download a copy of Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire Community Programme

For more information about the WEA in the city, go to westmidlands.wea.org.uk/weastoke.

 

Charity events to raise money for the Dougie Mac

Click here to see a full list of fundraising events organised to raise money for the local Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

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