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Last week of School Holidays & Bank Holiday Events in Stoke - starting 24/08/2012



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Kids, sorry to say the holidays are nearly coming to a end. Parents, well, 6 weeks is a long time.

Don't let the last week be a boring one, have a look at these events for kids and adults alike in the area of North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Event Name

Description

Location

Date

Time

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

Big Salsa Night

Join the Grupo Lokito Band and celebrate the end of the 2012 Olympic Games. 

Victoria Hall 

24/08/2012

19:30 to 21:45

Arena Live U17

Arena Live is a live event aimed at young people for ages 11-17. 

Fenton Manor Sports Complex 

24/08/2012

18:30 to 22:00

Land, Sea, Air Charity Challenge - Charity 5K Sponsored Swim

Come along and support those who are willing to jump for your entertainment and to raise money for charity. 

Fenton Manor Sports Complex 

24/08/2012

16:00

My Health Matters Funday

Join us in a fun day out for all the family to raise funds for The Donna Louise Trust. 

Cobridge Community Centre 

24/08/2012

11:00 to 13:00

Bat Walk

Find out about these fascinating nocturnal animals with a guided walk from a local bat expert.  

Park Hall Country Park 

25/08/2012

20:30

Do Not Disturb!

Creep down to the library for stories and crafts. Make your own door hanger so no-one disturbs you while you’re reading a good book. 

City Central Library 

25/08/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Pandamonium

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

Longton Library 

25/08/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Loch Nessie

Dive into Loch Ness at our activity today. What lurks beneath the surface? Come and explore some fantastic stories and make a Nessie craft to take home. 

Tunstall Library 

25/08/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Table Top Sale and Mini Fun Day

Join the Friends of Central Forest Park in a fun day out for all the family. 

Central Forest Park 

25/08/2012

10:00 to 16:00

Paralympic Flame Celebration Disability Sports Day

A free ticketed disability sports event and opportunity to see the Paralympic Lantern.  

Trentham Gardens 

25/08/2012

10:00 to 16:00

My ABC...

Come and explore your ABCs with some fab stories and make your own alphabet drawing pad to take home. 

Bentilee Library 

25/08/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Teddy Bears Picnic

Bring you teddy along for a picnic in the park. Dress up if you like.  

Longton Park (Queens Park) 

26/08/2012

12:00 to 15:00

Charity Fun Day

Local families can enjoy a day out in aid of The Donna Louise Children’s Hospice this August Bank Holiday. 

Freeport Outlet Shopping Mall 

27/08/2012

10:00 to 17:00

For One Night Only - Meir Plantation

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

The Plantation 

28/08/2012

15:00 to 17:00

Medusa Masks

Cut out and colour a scary paper mask. 

Gladstone Pottery Museum 

28/08/2012

11:00 to 15:00

Caribbean Fun Day

Join us for a fun day out for all the family. 

The Crescent Children’s Centre 

29/08/2012

11:00 to 13:00

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 

29/08/2012

14:00 to 16:00

For One Night Only - Meir Plantation

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

The Plantation 

29/08/2012

15:00 to 19:00

Family Film Club

Come along and see 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' at our free family film club at City Central Library. 

City Central Library 

29/08/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Medusa Masks

Make a gruesome gorgon mask to wear. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

28/08/2012 to 31/08/2012

10:30 to 15:00

Sports Day

Come along to our sports day and enjoy the fun. 

Treehouse Children's Centre 

31/08/2012

12:30 to 14:00

Wildplay in Burslem Park

Join the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust for a fun-filled afternoon of summer-themed environmental activities, crafts and games. 

Burslem Park 

31/08/2012

10:00 to 12:00

For One Night Only - Meir Plantation

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

The Plantation 

31/08/2012

15:00 to 19:00

The Staffordshire Hoard: what else is out there?

Dr Kevin Leahy from the Portable Antiquities Scheme will be looking at other early Anglo-Saxon finds which will help our understanding of the society and culture which produced the Staffordshire Hoard.  

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

01/09/2012

14:00

Ladybird, Ladybird

Fly down to the library this Saturday to have fun with some spotty, dotty, ladybird stories, and make a ladybird clock to take home. 

City Central Library 

01/09/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Show of Strength 2012

Staffordshire's strongest man competitions. 

Fenton Manor Sports Complex 

01/09/2012

10:00 to 23:00

For One Night Only - Build a Cinema!

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

The Plantation 

01/09/2012

15:00 to 19:00

For One Night Only - Meir Plantation

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

The Plantation 

01/09/2012

15:00 to 19:00

Satur'dads'

Calling all Dads, Grandads and Stepdads of children under 5 years. Introducing a new group where you are can spend some time with your children to explore, play and gain new early years experiences.  

Stoke North Children's Centre 

01/09/2012

10:30 to 12:00

Miaow!

If you're looking for something to do today then our activity might be purrrrrrfect for you! Come down to the library as we share cat stories and crafts.  

Meir Library 

01/09/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Feathered Friends

Flap and flutter your way to the library today. We’re making our feathered friends the stars of our activity with stories and crafts all about birds. 

Longton Library 

01/09/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Twit Two

Swoop down to the library to discover what's going 'hoot' in the night. We’re ruffling feathers with our fantastic storytime and craft activity. 

Bentilee Library 

01/09/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Fe Fi Fo Fum!

Don’t be scared...! Meet George the scruffiest giant who becomes the smartest giant at the library today.  

Tunstall Library 

01/09/2012

11:00 to 12:00

For One Night Only - Build a Cinema!

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

The Plantation 

02/09/2012

15:00 to 19:00 

Summer on the Beach

Spend Summer on the 'beach' with Stanworth’s Fun Fair at Central Forest Park with children’s rides and inflatables. 

Central Forest Park 

13/08/2012

to

02/09/2012

11:00 to 18:00 

 

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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

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

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

Abbey Hulton Play Session

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

Buttercups Wetland Area 

23/08/2012 to 28/09/2012

12:30 to 14:30 

Multi Sports Session

Join us throughout the summer holidays to try different sports for free. Suitable for 8 – 11 year olds. 

Longton Park (Queens Park) 

23/08/2012 to 03/09/2012

11:00 to 13:00

Multi Sports Session

Join us throughout the summer holidays to try different sports for free. Suitable for 12 - 18 year olds. 

Longton Park (Queens Park) 

23/08/2012 to 03/09/2012

14:00 to 16:00 

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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. Visit www.atgtickets.com/stoke for more information on how book.

 

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.

 

‘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.

 

Hoard talks

Autumn 2012

Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

To coincide with the largest ever display of glittering Anglo-Saxon gold, the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery has organised a programme of talks this autumn, based on the Staffordshire Hoard. The talks run throughout September and October Tickets

cost £4 for adults and £3 for concessions. Click here for more information and booking details.

 

 

 

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.

 

Keep calm and enjoy Summer – Uth activities

If you are aged between 11 and 19, there are lots of things to do this summer including art and crafts, music, dance, sports, archery, mountain biking and canoeing, as well as Hoppa, Rocka and Rolla in parks across the city. Click here for more information or call 01782 232166.

 

Enrol now for new term of adult learning courses

A new programme of Adult and Community Learning courses begins this September. New courses for 2012-13 include Acupressure,

Getting Started with Twitter, Reiki for Personal Wellbeing, Sociology for Beginners and Yoga, plus much more. The courses can help

you gain new skills, knowledge and confidence - all in a fun friendly and informal way and in venues across the city. Click here for

full list of courses available. Call the team on 01782 234775, email adult.learning@stoke.gov.uk or follow us at

facebook.com/AdultLearningStoke.

 

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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