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Events in Stoke-on-Trent Week 2/3 Jan 2013



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It might be wet and gloomy, but there's still plenty to do indoors and out.

 


Event Name

Description

Location

Date

Time

Stoke City v Chelsea

Stoke City v Chelsea - Barclays Premier League. 

Britannia Stadium 

12/01/2013

15:00 

Peter Rabbit

Mrs. Rabbit’s three daughters, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail were all as good as gold. And then there was Peter.  

Meir Library 

12/01/2013

11:00 to 12:00 

Snap!

Get yourselves along to our fantastic activity today and make it snappy! We’ll be listening to brilliant crocodile stories and making a crocodile puppet to take home. 

Longton Library 

12/01/2013

11:00 to 12:00 

Pirates Love Underpants

“These pirates so love underpants, They’re on a special quest To find the fabled pants of gold, For the captain’s treasure chest.” 

Tunstall Library 

12/01/2013

11:00 to 12:00 

Monstersaurus

Join us as we delve into the space under the bed to see what monsters we can find and make a book-bite bookmark to take home.  

Bentilee Library 

12/01/2013

11:00 to 12:00 

Cheerleading course

New 10 week course starts this New Year. Get your first three weeks free when you sign up for our introductory offer for only £42 (regular price £60). Classes held every Sunday during school term time. 

Stoke-on-Trent Gymnastics Centre 

13/01/2013

12:45 

Behind the Scenes of Inside Nature's Giants

The Staffordshire University Biology Society is proud to present Simon Watt, an evolutionary biologist. He will be talking about the science behind the scenes on the popular television series Inside Nature's Giants. 

Staffordshire University 

15/01/2013

18:00 to 19:30 

Budget consultation feedback event

Stoke-on-Trent City Council Cabinet will be hosting drop-in sessions at venues across the city to answer questions and gather feedback from the public on its budget proposals for 2013/14, to end their six week consultation. 

Mitchell Arts Centre 

15/01/2013

11:00 to 14:00 

Toddler Tuesday

Explore our Moon exhibition and make a rocket to take home. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

15/01/2013

10:15 to 11:15 

Budget consultation feedback event

Stoke-on-Trent City Council Cabinet will be hosting drop-in sessions at venues across the city to answer questions and gather feedback from the public on its budget proposals for 2013/14, to end their six week consultation. 

Longton Market 

16/01/2013

11:00 to 14:00 

Shark in the Park

Join us for our interactive adaptation of this hugely popular children‘s story. Followed by a craft activity to make your own beautiful butterfly collage. 

Stoke Library 

16/01/2013

10:30 to 11:30 

Budget consultation feedback event

Stoke-on-Trent City Council Cabinet will be hosting drop-in sessions at venues across the city to answer questions and gather feedback from the public on its budget proposals for 2013/14, to end their six week consultation. 

Tunstall Market 

16/01/2013

10:30 to 13:30 

Budget consultation feedback event

Stoke-on-Trent City Council Cabinet will be hosting drop-in sessions at venues across the city to answer questions and gather feedback from the public on its budget proposals for 2013/14, to end their six week consultation. 

Stoke Library 

18/01/2013

10:30 to 13:30 

Budget consultation feedback event

Stoke-on-Trent City Council Cabinet will be hosting drop-in sessions at venues across the city to answer questions and gather feedback from the public on its budget proposals for 2013/14, to end their six week consultation. 

Stoke Local Service Centre 

18/01/2013

10:30 to 13:30 

X Marks the Spot

Our activity today is all about Pirates. They’re mean, they’re nasty and they’re searching for… underpants! Join us and listen to ‘Pirates Love Underpants’ and make your own treasure map. 

Longton Library 

19/01/2013

11:00 to 12:00 

Fruity Fun

It’s time to get healthy at the library this morning, with fabulously fruity stories and crafts. 

City Central Library 

19/01/2013

11:00 to 12:00 

Arty Party

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

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

19/01/2013

10:30 to 12:30 

Bollywood Film Showing

The museum will be screening its first Bollywood film of 2013. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

19/01/2013

13:00 to 15:00 

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.  

Bentilee Library 

19/01/2013

11:00 to 12:00 

Port Vale v Bradford

Port Vale v Bradford - NPower League 2. 

Port Vale Football Club 

19/01/2013

15:00 

Boccia

Boccia is a Paralympic sport for athletes with disabilities that have a major impact on motor skills. Boccia is a target ball sport belonging to the same family as petanque and bowls. 

Fenton Manor Sports Complex 

19/01/2013

09:00 to 21:00 

Circusology

Join us in the library today as we’re visited by the Circusology team. 

Meir Library 

19/01/2013

11:00 to 12:00 

Penguins in the Fridge

Joe wants a pet, but Mum won’t let him have one. So Joe makes his own pet - a penguin who lives in the fridge. But one penguin is never enough... 

Tunstall Library 

19/01/2013

11:00 to 12:00 

Help transform local cancer care

NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups across Staffordshire are working with Macmillan Cancer Support to host a series of workshops to gain your feedback and hear your stories as part of a project to transform local care services for the future. 

Hartshill Medical Centre 

21/01/2013

17:00 to 21:00 

 

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Ongoing and regular events, activities and exhibitions:

 

Event Name

Description

Location

Date

Time

Baby Massage

Baby Massage is a five week course for babies from four weeks old to crawling age.  

Weston Heights Community Centre 

16/01/2013 to 13/02/2013

09:30 to 11:30 

The Spirit of Radio Evolving Ideas in Wireless Communication

A snapshot into the way radios have evolved from their early beginnings to familiar, everyday technology. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

19/01/2013 to 17/03/2013

10:00 to 17:00 

Beginner Gym Courses

A free health education and fitness, 10 week course with free child care. Everyone welcome. 

Whitfield Valley and Centre 

17/01/2013 to 21/03/2013

09:15 to 11:00 

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

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 

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 

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 

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 

Weekly Ballroom and Sequence Dancing

Social ballroom and sequence dancing every Wednesday evening at Fenton Community Hall. 

Fenton Community Hall 

09/01/2013 to 27/03/2013

19:30 to 10:30 

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 

11/01/2013 to 13/12/2013

14:00 to 15:30 

Parent and Toddler Group 

Join us at our weekly parent and toddler group for children aged 1 month to 3 years old.  

Portland Street Community Centre 

17/01/2013 to 25/04/2013

10:00 to 11:30 

 

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Plus…

Stoke Youth 2013 workshops launch

Friday 11 January, 7.30pm

Seabridge Centre

During the first half of 2013, the Stoke Youth, the city’s award winning musical theatre company, will be running a series of workshops, covering all kinds of areas, such as audition technique and various types of stage craft. There will also be a number

of public performances and concerts, including their autumn show – EVITA, with auditions taking place in May. If you are aged between 11 and 21 years old and would like to find our more, email symtc@stokeyouth.org or visit  facebook.com/events/189176764562478/.

 

Cheerleading course starts this Sunday

Sunday 13 January, from 12.45pm

Stoke-on-Trent Gymnastics Centre

New 10 week course starts this Sunday. Get your first three weeks free when you sign up for our introductory offer for only £42 (regular price £60). Classes held every Sunday during school term time. No previous experience or equipment needed, just trainers and gym clothes that allow easy movement. To find out more 01782 234444

www.stoke.gov.uk/sgc.

 

Budget consultation feedback events

Stoke-on-Trent City Council Cabinet will be hosting drop-in sessions at venues across the city on week commencing 14 January,

to answer questions and gather feedback from the public on its budget proposals for 2013/14, to end their six week consultation.

 

Tuesday 15 January

11am to 2pm - Mitchell Arts Centre, City Centre

 

Wednesday 16 January

10.30am to 1.30pm - Tunstall Market

11am to 2pm - Longton Market

 

Friday 18 January

10.30am to 1.30pm - Stoke Local Centre and Library

 

Details of the budget proposals can be found at stoke.gov.uk/budget2013. You can give feedback by posting on Facebook at SOTbudget2013,

email budget2013@stoke.gov.uk, Twitter @SoTCityCouncil or in writing to FREEPOST Our City.

 

Chinese New Year

Sunday 17 February,10.30am - 4pm

Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Snake with traditional festivities including Dragon dancing, Lion dancing, Cantonese Opera and much more at our free event. For more information, call the museum on 01782 232323 or visit stokemuseums.org.uk.

 

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 2013 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.

 

Enrol now for new term of WEA 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 start this New Year and are open for

enrolment now - click here for details of heath courses available. The classes are in local venues across the city and everyone over the

age of 19 is welcome. The courses are free of charge and taught by qualified tutors. Click here to download a copy of the Staffordshire

and Stoke-on-Trent Branch course programme. For more information about the WEA in the city, call 01782 831911, email

chest@wea.org.uk or go to westmidlands.wea.org.uk/stokehealth.

 

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, visit closertohomewalks.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.

 

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.

 

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