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Events in Stoke for Children (Half Term) and Adults starting Feb 15th Week 7/8 2013



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Half Term events within Stoke-on-Trent.

There's loads going on, most of the events are free,  so why not be part of it.


Event Name

Description

Location

Date

Time

Top Of The Pops

Capturing the spirit of the iconic TV show Top of the Pops, Top of the Pops Live is a nostalgic interactive jukebox celebrating the greatest hits by the biggest stars in the world of pop from the 70s, 80s and 90s. 

The Regent Theatre 

11/02/2013 to 16/02/2013

19:30

Rainforest

Come and meet the crocodile who has lost his smile. Join the jungle jive party at our rainforest event today. 

Tunstall Library 

16/02/2013

11:00 to 12:00

Circusology

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

Longton Library 

16/02/2013

11:00 to 12:00

Bollywood Film Showing

The museum will be screening a Bollywood film. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

16/02/2013

13:00 to 16:00

Games Night

Come and join us for an evening of fun and games, including family fortunes, play your cards right, a quiz and horse racing.  

St John’s Centre 

16/02/2013

19:30

Twit Twoo

Flutter and flap your way to the library today. After our visit from Staffordshire Wildlife Trust we’re having fun with owl-themed activities. 

City Central Library 

16/02/2013

11:00 to 12:00

Arty Party

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

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

16/02/2013

10:30 to 12:30

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

We’re being visited by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust today. Come and learn about our native British wildlife and have fun with some brilliant wildlife crafts. 

Meir Library 

16/02/2013

11:00 to 12:00

Port Vale v Morecambe

Port Vale v Morecambe - NPower League 2. 

Port Vale Football Club 

16/02/2013

15:00

The Giant Carrot

“Jack was an excellent gardener…and every day his vegetables grew and grew…” Come and find out what happens when it’s time to make carrot soup with the carrots from Jack’s garden. 

Bentilee Library 

16/02/2013

11:00 to 12:00

Chinese New Year

Celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Snake with traditional festivities including Dragon dancing, Lion dancing, Cantonese Opera and much more. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

17/02/2013

10:30 to 16:00

Wildplay

Join us this half term to take part in a variety of free environmental activities, crafts and games, such as crafts, games, den building, bug hunting and more! 

Tunstall Park 

18/02/2013

14:00 to 16:00

Wildplay

Join us this half term to take part in a variety of free environmental activities, crafts and games, such as crafts, games, den building, bug hunting and more! 

Northwood Park 

18/02/2013

10:00 to 12:00

Play Together

A fun way to spend time with your child. Enjoy the company of other parents in a safe and friendly environment. For children ages 18 months - 5 years. 

The Hope Children’s Centre 

18/02/2013

09:30 to 11:00

Playgroup @ Etruscan Primary

A fun way to spend time with your child. Enjoy the company of other parents in a safe and friendly environment. 

The Hope Children’s Centre 

18/02/2013

13:00 to 14:45

Play Together

A fun way to spend time with your child. Enjoy the company of other parents in a safe and friendly environment.  

Penkhull Children’s Centre 

18/02/2013

09:30 to 11:00

BBC Big Art Canvas

Contribute to the BBC Big Art Canvas by painting part of a work of art. See how your contribution fits into the big canvas and watch as a famous local painting is revealed. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

18/02/2013 to 19/02/2013

11:00 to 16:00

Wildplay

Join us this half term to take part in a variety of free environmental activities, crafts and games, such as crafts, games, den building, bug hunting and more! 

Richmond Street Park 

19/02/2013

10:00 to 12:00

Wildplay

Join us this half term to take part in a variety of free environmental activities, crafts and games, such as crafts, games, den building, bug hunting and more! 

Longton Park (Queens Park) 

19/02/2013

14:00 to 16:00

Toddler Tuesday

Explore the museum’s toy collection and make a toy to take home. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

19/02/2013

10:15 to 11:15

Growing Together

Parents Involved in Children's Learning. A small friendly group where you and the Play and Learning team can track your child's progress through their individual learning journeys.  

Penkhull Children’s Centre 

19/02/2013

13:15 to 14:45

NHS 111 Service Information Event

People interested in health services and local community group representatives are being invited to attend one of a series of events taking place in February to find out more about a new NHS urgent care telephone service. 

The Bridge Centre 

19/02/2013

17:30 to 19:30

Half Term Craft Activity: Mini Bottle Ovens

Make a mini bottle oven out of clay. 

Gladstone Pottery Museum 

19/02/2013

11:00 to 15:30

Chair-based exercise

Suitable for all abilities, particularly wheelchair users and those who are less mobile, participants will learn gentle but effective chair-based exercise techniques to improve health and wellbeing. 

Meir Community and Education Centre 

19/02/2013

15:00 to 16:00

Dress Up and Face Painting Day

Come as your favourite character and get your face painted. 

Gladstone Pottery Museum 

19/02/2013

10:00 to 16:00

Wildlife Watch

Families can join us at Westport Lake for a variety of fun-filled environmental activities, crafts, trails and games. 

Westport Lake 

20/02/2013

14:00 to 16:00

Wildplay

Join us this half term to take part in a variety of free environmental activities, crafts and games, such as crafts, games, den building, bug hunting and more! 

Blurton Mill Pond 

20/02/2013

10:00 to 12:00

Play Together

A fun way to spend time with your child. Enjoy the company of other parents in a safe and friendly environment. For children up to the age of 18months. 

The Hope Children’s Centre 

20/02/2013

13:30 to 15:00

Walk and Talk - Forest Park

One mile walking group, organised by North Staffordshire Age UK.  

Central Forest Park 

20/02/2013

14:00 to 15:00

ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages

Do you want to learn how to speak English? You can learn at whatever level you require - whether it be entry level 1 or NVQ level 1.  

The Hope Children’s Centre 

20/02/2013

09:30 to 11:30

Half Term Craft Activity

Children's half term craft activity - make a Tudor house. 

Ford Green Hall 

18/02/2013 to 21/02/2013

13:00 to 16:00

Half Term Craft Activity - Marvellous Martians

Join in our half term craft activity and make a balloon alien. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

19/02/2013 to 21/02/2013

10:30 to 15:00

Play Together

A fun way to spend time with your child. Enjoy the company of other parents in a safe and friendly environment. 

St John’s Centre 

21/02/2013

10:00 to 11:30

ET, hello?

Illustrated talk reviewing whether alien life exists elsewhere in the solar system and the universe and what we know so far - see a real space rock containing alien life from outside of our planet. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

21/02/2013

14:00 to 16:00

Hands Around the World Group

Friendly group specifically for families from the BME community. Have fun with your children as well as getting general support and advice from our friendly members of staff. 

The Hope Children’s Centre 

21/02/2013

10:30 to 12:00

Half Term Activities and Community Coffee Morning 

My Health Matters is running a series of free activities this October Half Term. Join us for a Coffee morning with prize bingo. 

North Shelton Community Centre  

21/02/2013

10:00 to 11:30

Half Term Activities

Free activities this half term for families with children under 8 years old. 

The Hope Children’s Centre 

18/02/2013 to 22/02/2013

09:30

Half Term Activities

Free activities this half term for families with children under 8 years old. 

Thomas Boughey Children's Centre  

18/02/2013 to 22/02/2013

09:30

Half Term Activities

Free activities for this half term

for families with children under 8 years old. 

Penkhull Children’s Centre 

18/02/2013 to 22/02/2013

09:30

Portraits at the Wedgwood Museum

Discover the stars of the museum portrait collection in our gallery trail. 

Wedgwood Museum 

18/02/2013 to 22/02/2013

11:00 to 12:30

February Half-Term Week

Kids Go Free... into the Master Ceramic Experience and Museum. 

Wedgwood Visitor Centre 

18/02/2013 to 22/02/2013

10:00 to 17:00

Half Term Activities

Free activities this half term for families with children under 8 years old. 

Penkhull Children’s Centre 

18/02/2013 to 22/02/2013

09:30

UNITE February Half Term Activities

Are you aged 11-19? Unite Project in Fenton are running free, fun activities throughout the February half term. 

Fenton Park 

19/02/2013 to 22/02/2013

11:00 to 16:00

Family Film Club - Ice Age Continental Drift

Come along and see 'Ice Age Continental Drift' at our free family film club at City Central Library. 

City Central Library 

20/02/2013 to 20/02/2013

14:30 to 16:00

Cult Film Friday - 2001: A Space Odyssey

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery is showing three critically acclaimed films on the last Friday of the month inside its 300-seat Forum Theatre from now until March. 

Forum Theatre 

22/02/2013

19:00

Tiny Talkers

Fun session that is aimed at increasing your child's communication and language skills. For children aged 18months and over. 

Stoke Library 

22/02/2013

13:30 to 14:30

Play Together

A fun way to spend time with your child. Enjoy the company of other parents in a safe and friendly environment. 

Stoke Library 

22/02/2013

09:30 to 10:45

Music Therapy

Suitable for everyone, this class provides wellbeing therapy using singing and instruments, and allows participants to learn about beats and rhythms. 

WRVS Centre 

22/02/2013

12:00 to 14:00

The Mousetrap

The legendary, record-breaking, Box Office smash hit thriller celebrates its 60th anniversary. Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap is a classic. 

The Regent Theatre 

18/02/2013 to 23/02/2013

19:30

WMAGA Acrobatic Gymnastics

Gymnasts come together to compete in an acrobatic gymnastics competition at Fenton Manor Sports Complex. 

Fenton Manor Sports Complex 

23/02/2013

08:00

Winter Survival Challenge

Imagine your own creature to inhabit the park, then build a safe place to help it survive the winter. 

Burslem Park 

23/02/2013

12:00 to 14:00

Twit Twoo

Flutter and flap your way to the library today. After our visit from Staffordshire Wildlife Trust we’re having fun with owl-themed activities. 

Meir Library 

23/02/2013

11:00 to 12:00

Quiz Night

Test your wits against our quizmaster. 

Northwood Parish Hall  

23/02/2013

19:30

Zoolab

Join us as we get ‘hands on’ and learn lots about some really interesting animals.  

City Central Library 

23/02/2013

11:00 to 12:00

Clowning Around

Following on from our fun ‘Circusology’ session we’ll be clowning around in the library today. We’ll be sharing some brilliant circus-themed stories and making a clown card to take home. 

Longton Library 

23/02/2013

11:00 to 12:00

Parish 'all Praise

Join us for an informal service of praise and worship. 

Northwood Parish Hall  

23/02/2013

18:00

Under the Sea

Tiddler is a little fish who tells the tallest tales in the ocean. Did he really ride a seahorse, did he really meet a mermaid? Join us for mermaid craft and sea stories.  

Tunstall Library 

23/02/2013

11:00 to 12:00

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

We’re being visited by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust today. Come and learn about our native British wildlife and have fun with some brilliant wildlife crafts. 

Bentilee Library 

23/02/2013

11:00 to 12:00

Half Term Pottery Painting

Decorate a piece of pottery to take home in our Brick Gallery. 

Gladstone Pottery Museum 

16/02/2013 to 24/02/2013

10:00 to 16:00

Meet Miss Byrne

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

Gladstone Pottery Museum 

23/02/2013 to 24/02/2013

10:00 to 16:00

Craft Fair

A selection of stalls offering lovely gifts, for that special present or treat yourself. 

Ford Green Hall 

24/02/2013

13:00 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 01/09/2013

10:00 to 17:00

Morling and the Hoard

As part of the London 2012 Festival, eminent British ceramicist, Katherine Morling was commissioned by Stoke-on-Trent City Council to create a body of work that references the incredible significance of the world famous Staffordshire Hoard. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

24/11/2012 to 31/12/2013

10:00 to 17:00

Staffordshire Hoard Community Quilt

A beautiful hand crafted quilt inspired by the Hoard.  

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

24/01/2013 to 14/04/2013

10:00 to 17:00

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 

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 

Going for Gold!

Examples of children’s art from local primary schools.  

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

02/02/2013 to 17/03/2013

10:00 to 17:00 

Life Under 2 Queen Elizabeths

Exhibition of Life under 2 Queen Elizabeths. 

Ford Green Hall 

07/01/2013 to 07/03/2013

10:00

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

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

Getting Started with your Digital Camera

Learners will learn the basics of operating a digital camera and downloading images. Learners should bring their own camera. 

Meir Community and Education Centre 

07/02/2013 to 14/03/2013

18:00 to 20:00 

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 

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 

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 and materials. 

Burslem Park 

16/01/2013 to 19/12/2013

11:00 to 13:00

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 

11/01/2013 to 20/12/2013

10:00 to 12:30

Burslem Park Heritage and Restoration Walk

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

Burslem Park 

14/01/2013 to 16/12/2013

13:00 to 14:00 

Crafts for Wellbeing

Suitable for everyone, particularly those with health and wellbeing issues, learners will explore a range of craft techniques and materials. 

Cobridge Community Centre 

22/02/2013 to 22/03/2013

10:00 to 12:00 

PSP Youth Project

Free activities for young people aged 11-16 years every Tuesday. 

Portland Street Community Centre 

05/02/2013 to 28/05/2013

19:30 to 21:00 

Children's Club 

Free activities for children aged 5-11 years every Tuesday. 

Portland Street Community Centre 

05/02/2013 to 28/05/2013

18:00 to 19:00 

 

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Plus…

Half-Term Events

Find out what’s happening across the city throughout the February half-term holiday. There will be plenty of free events and activities

to keep you occupied. Join in the fun by going to stoke.gov.uk/schoolholidayevents.

 

Cult Film Friday

January to March, 7pm

The Forum Theatre, Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Film fans will be able to watch three classic movies at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery. The museum is showing critically acclaimed films (Alien, 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Untouchables) on the last Friday of the month inside its 300-seat Forum Theatre from Friday 25 January until March. Tickets cost £5. For more information, call 01782 232323 or visit stokemuseums.org.uk.

 

RESPECT Community Action Day

Monday 18 February

Ford Green and Smallthorne

A community action day, in partnership between the city council, police and fire service and will focus on the streets of Ford Green and Smallthorne. Skips which can be used free of charge to dispose of bulky household items will be placed on a number of streets in the area between 9am and 2pm. Waste land will be cleared up, new litter bins will be installed and there will also be litter picks. The city council’s environment team will be sweeping and cleaning the area, pruning trees and treating weeds. The environmental crime team will also be out in force, tackling dog fouling and fly tipping. Crime prevention advice and free equipment will be handed out on the police bus, parked on Repington Road between 10am-4pm, and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service will be carrying out home fire safety checks. Street pastors will visit the area, as well as the Local Matters and Safer City Partnership teams.

 

This weekend - 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 on01782 232323 or visit stokemuseums.org.uk.

 

Piccadilly Summer 2013 – get involved

Monday 25 February, 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Mitchell Arts Centre

Traders are being invited to come forward with their ideas and suggestions for this year’s Piccadilly Summer event. Held annually in the City Centre’s Cultural Quarter, organisers are hoping to once again put on a range of fun activities that will attract family audiences every Saturday in July. Previous festivals have included art displays, workshops, performances by dance and music acts and sales of clothes and foods from around the world. Last year’s festival saw thousands of people head to the City Centre with footfall peaking in Piccadilly on one Saturday alone at more than 21,000 people, helping to create a friendly, party atmosphere.

 

Stoke Your Fires – tickets now on sale

1 to 5 March 2013

This year’s Stoke Your Fires celebrates the best of British cinema and opens with the UK festival premiere of independent British film, Pulp. There will also be screenings of Last Shop Standing, Turbulence andTortoise in Love, all made here in the UK, with a Q&A session with the directors. To celebrate Michael Caine’s 80th birthday in March, there will also be a day of some of his classic films and see another very British institution; Daniel Craig as 007 in Casino Royale. Come along to the very first Hush-Hush film event. What’s the film? We can’t tell you. Give yourself up to a totally live cinema experience at a mystery venue. There is also a programme of professional development workshops and networking opportunities. For more information, go to stokeyourfires.co.uk.

 

Gladstone Craft Fair - stalls available

Sunday 3 March, 10am – 3pm

Gladstone Pottery Museum

If you produce any home-made arts and crafts and would like a stall please contact Nerys Williams on 01782 235399 or email nerys.williams@stoke.gov.uk. Stalls costs £20 and admission to the fair to the public is free of charge.

 

Tea Gowns and Tea Time – tickets on sale now

Sunday 24 March, 2pm

Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Lucy Adlington of the History Wardrobe invites you to celebrate the 1930s with sensational fashions and simply super snippets of gossip about Kings, costumes and cake recipes. Price includes tea or coffee and slice of homemade cake. Tickets cost £7 and are available now by calling 01782 232323 or visiting stokemuseums.org.uk.

 

Sign up for the Potters 'Arf now

Sunday 9 June

Are you ready for the challenge of the Potters 'Arf, one of the best half marathons in the country? Whether you're a regular potters runner or a first timer, you are all very welcome. Why not run it and raise money for charity? For more information, visit

potters-arf.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…

Green Door events

Green Door is a new lottery-funded project that offers a programme of free health and wellbeing events and activities. It aims to encourage people, particularly older and disabled people, to make more use of the green spaces in the city, to improve their physical and mental wellbeing and to reduce isolation. For more information on the project and to find out what’s coming up, call 01782 232236, emailgreendoor@stoke.gov.uk or visit stoke.gov.uk/greendoor.

 

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.

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