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Everyday and Christmas Events in Stoke-on-Trent Week 50/51 2012



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City Music Service’s Christmas Swingalong

Monday 10 to Wednesday 12 December

Victoria Hall

Tickets are now on sale for a series of Christmas concerts which will showcase some of the best young musicians in Stoke-on-Trent.

Hundreds of young people will take to the stage over the three nights including from the City Songbirds. the City Youth Training Choir

and City Youth Choir, The City Young String Orchestra  and the City Youth Wind Orchestra. The Staff Rock Band will also be performing.

Tickets cost £6.50 for adults, £5 for children and £18 for a family ticket for two adults and two children. They are available from the Regent

Theatre’s box office, or by calling 08448 717649.

 

Event Name

Description

Location

Date

Time

'A Christmas Song' - An Evening with Wendy Cope

Stoke-on-Trent Libraries are pleased to announce that we'll be hosting an evening with the award-winning contemporary poet, Wendy Cope this December. 

City Central Library 

07/12/2012

19:30

Meir Christmas Lights  Switch-On

Celebrate Christmas in Meir with stalls, fairground rides and refreshments with 6 Towns Radio. 

Meir Health Centre  

07/12/2012

17:30 to 20:00

Le Nozze di Figaro - Glyndebourne

A new production transferring direct from Festival 2012 Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  

The Regent Theatre 

05/12/2012 to 08/12/2012

19:15

Winter Wonderland

It’s chilly outside but it’s nice and warm inside the library. Come and warm up, listen to some wonderful wintery stories and make a Christmas card to give to a friend.  

Longton Library 

08/12/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Port Vale v Chesterfield FC

Port Vale v Chesterfield FC - NPower League 2. 

Port Vale Football Club 

08/12/2012

15:00

Winter Wonderland

It’s chilly outside but it’s nice and warm inside the library. Come and warm up, listen to some wonderful wintery stories and make a Christmas card to give to a friend.  

Tunstall Library 

08/12/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Dickens Day

Visit our Dickens Day to join in with storytelling sessions and see an interactive Christmas Carol show. 

Gladstone Pottery Museum 

08/12/2012

11:00 to 16:00

Wire sculpture workshop

Get creative in Burslem Park this winter with local arts company ArtWaves and artists Karen Boulton and Stuart Porter. 

Burslem Park 

08/12/2012

09:30 to 12:50

Arty Party

Fortnightly Saturday morning art club for 8 to 14 year olds. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

08/12/2012

10:30 to 12:30

Winter Wonderland

It’s chilly outside but it’s nice and warm inside the library. Come and warm up, listen to some wonderful wintery stories and make a Christmas card to give to a friend.  

Bentilee Library 

08/12/2012

11:00 to 12:00

WMAGA Floor/Vault Gymnastics

Gymnasts come together in a floor/vault competition. 

Fenton Manor Sports Complex 

08/12/2012

08:00

Sign and Sing Carol Services

dDeaflinks Staffordshire will be holding Sign and Sing Carol Services at 11am on Saturday 8 December at Freeport Talke. 

Freeport Outlet Shopping Mall 

08/12/2012

11:00

Winter Wonderland

It’s chilly outside but it’s nice and warm inside the library. Come and warm up, listen to some wonderful wintery stories and make a Christmas card to give to a friend.  

Bentilee Library 

08/12/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Compassion Christmas Fayre

Join us for fun day raising money for children in Thailand and The Philippines. 

Swan Bank Methodist Church  

08/12/2012

11:00 to 15:00

Craft Activity – Christmas Decorations

Make a traditional Christmas decoration to hang on your tree. 

Gladstone Pottery Museum 

08/12/2012

11:00 to 15:00

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 

08/12/2012

12:00 to 15:00

Winter Wonderland

It’s chilly outside but it’s nice and warm inside the library. Come and warm up, listen to some wonderful wintery stories and make a Christmas card to give to a friend.  

Meir Library 

08/12/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Meet Miss Byrne

Find out what it was like to work at Gladstone China in 1910. 

Gladstone Pottery Museum 

08/12/2012 to 09/12/2012

10:00 to 17:00

Carols in the park with Santa

The Ceramic Brass Band and the Meir and Longton British Legion Band will be playing Christmas Carols in the park. 

Longton Park (Queens Park) 

09/12/2012

13:00 to 15:00

Babies and Children Christmas Memorial Service

A special memorial service in remembrance of your loved ones. 

Carmountside Cemetery and Crematorium 

09/12/2012

12:30

Christmas Memorial Service

A special memorial service in remembrance of your loved ones. 

Carmountside Cemetery and Crematorium 

09/12/2012

14:00 to 16:30

Victorian Christmas Fayre 

Join us for a Victorian Christmas Fayre in Penkhull Village Hall, followed by the Christmas Lights switch-on and carol singing on the Village Green outside St. Thomas’ Church.  

Penkhull Village Square 

09/12/2012

14:00 to 16:00

Comedy Night

Three course Christmas dinner and comedy from three of London's finest comedians. 

Best Western Stoke-on-Trent Moat House 

09/12/2012

19:00

Wildplay in Burslem Park

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

Burslem Park 

09/12/2012

13:00 to 15:00

Heathcross Singers Gateway To Christmas

Join the Heathcross Singers as we celebrate the festive season with some Christmas music and mince pies. 

All Saints Church, Joiners Square 

09/12/2012

19:00

Christmas Sunday

Come and join us for live music and festive arts and crafts, as well as mince pies and Mulled Wine. 

Ford Green Hall 

09/12/2012

13:00 to 16:00

Eaton Park Christmas Lights Switch-on

Eaton Park Resident's Association in conjunction with The Bellringer, would like to invite you to the Christmas lights switch-on. The button will be pressed by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Terry Crowe. 

The Bellringer 

09/12/2012

16:00 to 17:00

Carols in the Park with Moorpark Junior School

Join the children and staff of Moorpark Junior School, for carols in the park and warm refreshments in the pavilion. 

Burslem Park 

12/12/2012

18:30 to 19:30

Abba Tribute Night

Three course Christmas dinner with ABBA Tribute. 

Best Western Stoke-on-Trent Moat House 

13/12/2012

19:00

Christmas is Coming

December is whizzing by - there aren’t many sleeps left until Christmas now. We’re sharing some more Christmas stories and making a gift bag to take home. 

Tunstall Library 

15/12/2012

11:00 to 12:00

A Rocket for Christmas

A short talk about the history of significant events in rocketry and spaceflight that have taken place in the month of December from the late 1800s, the 1900s and up to today. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

15/12/2012

11:30 to 14:00

Wire sculpture workshop

Get creative in Burslem Park this winter with local arts company ArtWaves and artists Karen Boulton and Stuart Porter. 

Burslem Park 

15/12/2012

09:30 to 12:50

Stoke City v Everton

Stoke City v Everton - Barclays Premier League. 

Britannia Stadium 

15/12/2012

15:00

Christmas is Coming

December is whizzing by - there aren’t many sleeps left until Christmas now. We’re sharing some more Christmas stories and making a gift bag to take home. 

Meir Library 

15/12/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Christmas is Coming

December is whizzing by - there aren’t many sleeps left until Christmas now! We’re sharing some more Christmas stories and making a gift bag to take home.  

Bentilee Library 

15/12/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Futuristic Santa’s Grotto

How does Father Christmas visit all the children in just one night? Simple, it’s time travel! 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

15/12/2012

10:30 to 16:00

Christmas is Coming

December is whizzing by - there aren’t many sleeps left until Christmas now. We’re sharing some more Christmas stories and making a gift bag to take home. 

Longton Library 

15/12/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Ken Dodd

Ken Dodd is one of Britain's funniest comedians - a true legend, icon and national treasure who has been entertaining us for over 55 years. 

Victoria Hall 

15/12/2012

19:30

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 

15/12/2012

20:00

Christmas is Coming

December is whizzing by - there aren’t many sleeps left until Christmas now! We’re sharing some more Christmas stories and making a gift bag to take home.  

City Central Library 

15/12/2012

11:00 to 12:00

Santa Sunday Lunch

Bring along the family and enjoy a three course carvery lunch with a visit from Santa and a gift for all children. 

Best Western Stoke-on-Trent Moat House 

16/12/2012

12:30

Comedy Night

Three course Christmas dinner and comedy from three of London's finest comedians. 

Best Western Stoke-on-Trent Moat House 

16/12/2012

19:00

Burslem Park's Crafty Christmas

Join us for a Crafty Christmas in Burslem Park. 

Burslem Park 

16/12/2012

14:00 to 16:00

Santa's Grotto

Come and Visit Santa Fundraising for Douglas Macmillan Hospice  

Central Forest Park 

01/12/2012 to 23/12/2012

11:30 to 15:30

Cinderella

After his record-breaking run of pantomimes from 2005 to 2010, Jonathan Wilkes returns to the Regent Theatre in the hilarious Christmas treat, Cinderella. 

The Regent Theatre 

13/12/2012 to 04/01/2013

19:00

 

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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 01/09/2013

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

Display - The Lamp House

The Lamp House - the place where lamps were stored and tested before being used by miners underground - continues our display on the coal mining industry. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

20/10/2012 to 17/03/2013

10:00 to 17:00 

Moon

It is 40 years since the last person set foot on the Moon. We are celebrating this with a look at the influence of the Moon on our culture. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

08/12/2012 to 24/02/2013

10:00 to 17:00 

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

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

Burslem Park Knitting Group

Join Pat, Carrina and the Burslem Park volunteers for a natter over knitting and a welcome cuppa. Just bring your needles! 

Burslem Park 

12/09/2012 to 20/12/2012

11:00 to 13:00 

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

All Woman Choir Stoke-on-Trent

Now 250 voices strong! Come and join us... 

Sutherland Primary School 

03/09/2012 to 07/01/2013

19:15 to 21:15 

Acting and Drama Classes

The Smashh Theatre Company is offering workshops and classes for 14-19 year olds who would like to develop their skills in acting, devising and improvisation.  

Mitchell Arts Centre 

24/09/2012 to 25/03/2013

18:00 to 19:30 

Saturday Multi-Sports

Free-of-charge sports sessions for young people aged 11+. 

Burslem Park 

06/10/2012 to 15/12/2012

14:00 to 16:00 

Saturday Soccer School

The Hardman Football Development Centre provides a Saturday Soccer School each week this is run by coaches and open to children aged 4-13 years, of all abilities. 

Hardman Football Development Centre 

20/10/2012 to 16/12/2012

10:00 to 12:00 

Us Girls Guerrilla Training

Guerrilla Training is a female only high intensity circuit class that is an hour long for women aged 16 and over. 

Impact Boxing Gym 

24/09/2012 to 30/12/2012

17:00 

Kids Car Boot

A family-friendly, indoor car boot sale of children's clothes and toys. 

Dimensions Leisure Centre 

11/11/2012 to 14/04/2013

09:00 to 12:00 

Baby Jabadao

Birth to walking. Jabadao is a parent and child interaction session, which promotes movement and sensory play and encourages the development of the brain and body through play.  

The Grange Children’s Centre 

16/11/2012 to 26/04/2013

09:30 to 11:00 

Sporting Chances

Free multi-sports activities for children aged 8+ including Dodgeball, Basketball, Football, Kwik Cricket and rounders. 

Longton Park (Queens Park) 

29/09/2012 to 30/03/2013

13:00 to 16:00 

Pole Fitness

Try something new... Lose weight, tone your body, look and feel better in just four weeks. Over 18s only. 

Fahrenheit Dance Studios  

18/11/2012 to 16/12/2012

16:00 to 18:00 

Play Together

Free sessions for parents and their under-five year olds, where they can get involved in their child's learning. 

Thomas Boughey Children's Centre  

05/12/2012 to 04/12/2013

13:00 to 14:30 

 

 

Save the date… Stoke Your Fires

1 to 5 March 2013

The 2013 Stoke Your Fires Film Festival will be returning to the city next year. Planning is already well underway for the full festival programme and organisers will be releasing more details about film screenings, activities and workshops in the near future. The festival award programme is now open for submissions. This year, there are seven categories across the world of film and animation.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 3 December 2012. For more information, go to stokeyourfires.co.uk.

 

Date for the diary… British Ceramics Biennial

28 September to 10 November 2013

We are delighted to announce that the British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) is back for a third time next autumn. The BCB showcases excellence and the best of contemporary practice by makers and artists across the UK, building significant partnerships with other major festivals and centres for ceramic research. For more, go to britishceramicsbiennial.com.

 

 

Also…

Events and activities at children's centres

For information of events and activities at your local children's centre, click here.

 

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.

 

Enrol now for new term of adult learning courses

A new programme of Adult and Community Learning courses has started. 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.

 

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.

 

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. To find out what’s on

and happening at the Mitchell Arts Centre, go to mitchellartscentre.co.uk.

 

WEA Courses and Events – enrol now for new term of health courses

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. A new term of free 10-week health and fitness courses starts this month and are open for enrolment now - click here for details of heath courses available. 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, call01782 831911, email chest@wea.org.uk or go to westmidlands.wea.org.uk/weastoke.

 

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 visitnorsaca.co.uk.

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marks's picture

We have tickets for the Laugh

We have tickets for the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club  :)

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Cool, Could you do a review

Cool, Could you do a review afterwards?

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