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Events in Stoke, including Valentines Events, Chinese New Year celebrations at the Potteries Museum



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Here’s a reminder of what’s going on across the city next week…

Main events (below)

 

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.

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 StandingTurbulenceand Tortoise 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.

 

Craft Fair

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.

 

Event Name

Description

Location

Date

Time

Valentines' Day

Love is in the air at our activity today. We’ll have some great Valentine’s stories and a Valentine's craft that you can send to someone special to show them that you care. 

Bentilee Library 

09/02/2013

11:00 to 12:00

Zoolab

The team from ‘Zoolab’ will be joining us for our activity today. You might come face to face with a tickly tarantula, or stroke a slithery snake.  

Tunstall Library 

09/02/2013

11:00 to 12:00

Stoke City v Reading

Stoke City v Reading - Barclays Premier League. 

Britannia Stadium 

09/02/2013

15:00

Valentines' Day

Love is in the air at our activity today. We’ll have some great Valentine’s stories and a Valentine's craft that you can send to someone special to show them that you care. 

Meir Library 

09/02/2013

11:00 to 12:00

Valentines' Day

Love is in the air at our activity today. We’ll have some great Valentine’s stories and a Valentine's craft that you can send to someone special to show them that you care. 

Longton Library 

09/02/2013

11:00 to 12:00

Lunatick Astronomy

Andrew Lound tells the story of the Lunar Society’s interests in astronomy, based on new research revealing some surprising facts. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

09/02/2013

14:00 to 17:00

ISA Gymnastics

ISA national schools floor and vault championships for under 9s. Open to independent schools affiliated to the ISA.  

Fenton Manor Sports Complex 

09/02/2013

08:00

Valentines' Day

Love is in the air at our activity today. We’ll have some great Valentine’s stories and a Valentine's craft that you can send to someone special to show them that you care. 

City Central Library 

09/02/2013

11:00 to 12:00

Chinese New Year Workshops

Join us at the Wedgwood Museum to celebrate Chinese New Year. 

Wedgwood Museum 

09/02/2013 to 10/02/2013

11:00 to 15:00

Volunteer Event Day

Would you like to Volunteer at Ford Green Hall? Come along to discuss the opportunity with the staff. 

Ford Green Hall 

10/02/2013

13:00 to 16:00

By My Valentine in the Park

Queens Park Partnership is searching for romantic people to join in the Valentine's celebrations in the beautiful surroundings of Queens Park, Longton. 

Longton Park (Queens Park) 

10/02/2013

13:00 to 14:30

The Art of Coppicing

Learn more about coppicing the art of cutting trees and shrubs to ground level to encourage vigorous regrowth and a sustainable supply of timber. 

Park Hall Country Park 

10/02/2013

10:00 to 15:00

Pancake Day

Celebrate Shrove Tuesday with pancake making demonstrations - and tasting. 

Cobridge Community Centre 

12/02/2013

12:00 to 14:00

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

Guess How Much I Love You

Come along to our retelling of this delightful picture book. Join Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare as they try to express how much they love each other. Followed by a Valentine’s Day card-making craft activity. 

Trentham Library 

13/02/2013

10:30 to 11:30

Valentine's Day

Come and join our family fun and crafts, with loved ones in mind. 

WRVS Centre 

14/02/2013

12:00 to 14:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Port Vale v Morecambe

Port Vale v Morecambe - NPower League 2. 

Port Vale Football Club 

16/02/2013

15:00

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

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 

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

 

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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 

 

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Plus…

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 11 February

Sneyd Green Area

A community action day that was postponed due to severe snowstorms has been rescheduled. It is a joint campaign between the city council, police and fire service and will focus on Repington Road, Aveling Road, Arkwright Grove, Tyrell Grove and Milton Road. Skips will be available on each of the streets between 9am-2pm for residents to put their bulky household waste in, free of charge. 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.

 

 

 

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

A new lottery-funded project will begin this February and will run a programme of free health and wellbeing events and activities. Green Door 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, call01782 232236, email greendoor@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.

 

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.

 

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 or email acharnock@sandonmail.com.

 

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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