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August 23 2013 Events in Stoke-on-Trent including Summer Holiday Events for the Kids



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Event Name

Description

Location

Date

Time

Magnetic Jellyfish Charity Gig

Live music from indie/rock band, Magnetic Jellyfish, and local dance troupe Wrenettes raising money for group Strep B Support. 

Sutherland Community Project / Bidds 

23/08/2013

19:30

Appetite presents... 'As The World Tipped' by Wired Aerial Theatre

A real life disaster movie in the sky... A brilliant theatre piece during which the giant stage is hoisted into the air. Genuinely like no other show you've ever seen.  

Central Forest Park 

23/08/2013 to 24/08/2013

19:30 

Appetite presents... 'Magna Mysteria'

Magna Mysteria is an interactive experience adopting several different performance techniques, gateways and spaces. It takes the audience on a journey, infiltrating their consciousness and teasing them with conflicting stories. 

Stoke-on-Trent City Centre 

23/08/2013 to 24/08/2013

12:00 to 20:00 

Festival on The Square

Blurton Community Hub are working with a number of partners invite you to a family fun and information day. 

Blue Tiffin Indian Restaurant 

24/08/2013

11:00 to 16:00 

Appetite presents... 'Sol Cinema'

Sol Cinema is the world’s smallest solar powered cinema! The Sol Cinema has been lavished with pride and style. The Sol Cinema is a micro movie house powered entirely by the Sun. 

Stoke-on-Trent City Centre 

24/08/2013

11:00 to 15:30 

Appetite presents... 'The Whale' by Talking Birds

A giant metal whale which swallows audiences whole, to enjoy a charming, playful and submersive theatre experience inside. Performed by a solo actor, for one person at a time, or small family groups.  

Stoke-on-Trent City Centre 

24/08/2013

11:00 to 15:30 

Appetite presents... 'Pavement Cafe'

Another feast of tasty world class shows and performances when Appetite turns the City Centre into a mini Edinburgh Festival, filling the streets with wonderful theatre, mysterious shows and crazy walkabout street artists. 

Stoke-on-Trent City Centre 

24/08/2013

11:00 to 15:30 

Appetite presents... 'Punt' by Artizani

Meet two Oxbridge undergrads off for a relaxing punt. Blissfully unaware of reality and physics, the boat is now drifting down your busy street as they regale and serenade the public. 

Stoke-on-Trent City Centre 

24/08/2013

11:30 to 15:00 

British Ceramic Biennial present Clay Taster Sessions

Free and friendly ceramic workshops for the whole family, delivered by contemporary artists.  

Longton Indoor Market 

24/08/2013

13:30 to 15:30 

Summer Fun Day

Join Newford Resident's Association for a free family fun day. 

Smallthorne Community Centre 

24/08/2013

11:00 to 15:00 

Appetite presents... 'The Semi-Automatic Bandstand'

The Semi-Automatic Bandstand is both a 'Show' and a have-a-go 'Installation', and features the company's unique collection of surreal instruments and 'Anomalous Acoustic Apparatus'. 

Stoke-on-Trent City Centre 

24/08/2013

11:00 to 15:30 

A Disco Inferno with Disco Chic 

Dig out your platforms and strut your funky stuff to the live sounds of disco. After all, we can always 'blame it on the boogie'. 

Trentham Gardens 

24/08/2013

19:30 to 22:00 

It's a Knockout

Fundraising family fun day raising funds for Alice charity - It's a Knockout competition where 20 teams compete in games which include slides, water and lots of bubbles. Enter a team of ten people or just come along to watch. 

Trentham Rugby Club  

25/08/2013

10:30 to 20:00 

Teddy Bears Picnic

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

Longton Park (Queens Park) 

25/08/2013

12:00 to 15:00 

Charity Cocktail Evening 

Join us to raise money for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Strictly over 18s only.  

Sneyd Green Community Centre 

25/08/2013

19:30 

August Bank Holiday Weekend

For us, this August bank holiday weekend is all about getting out into the garden and once again were collaborating with the RSPB to bring you some very special activities. 

Emma Bridgewater Ltd 

24/08/2013 to 26/08/2013

10:00 

Bank Holiday at the Fun Factory

Looking for something to do with the little ones this Bank Holiday Monday? Join us at The Fun Factory in Fenton for a fun day of free activities including party games and face painting.  

Fun Factory 

26/08/2013

09:30 to 18:00 

YMCA One Big Creative Day

Local people needed for world record attempt for shooting the largest number of basketball hoops in one day.  

YMCA 

26/08/2013

12:00 to 17:00 

Fantastic Furry Friends of Westport

Activities include creating mammal footprints, following a mammal trail around Westport, building homes for animals and playing animal themed games. 

Westport Lake 

27/08/2013

10:00 to 15:00 

Summer Holiday Craft Activity: Victorian Toy

Join us for a craft activity every Tuesday and Friday throughout the school summer holiday. Make a cup and ball toy like Victorian children used to play with. 

Gladstone Pottery Museum 

27/08/2013 to 30/08/2013

11:00 to 16:00 

Split-pin Personalities

Make a moving circus character. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

27/08/2013 to 30/08/2013

10:30 to 15:00 

Family Fun Day

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

Penkhull Children’s Centre 

28/08/2013

13:00 to 16:00 

Family Film Club – A selection of The Gruffalo films

Come along and see a selection of The Gruffalo films at our free family film club at City Central Library. 

City Central Library 

28/08/2013

14:30 to 16:00 

Bouncing Bears

Weekly make and bake session throughout the summer school holidays for children and parents. 

Mitchell Arts Centre 

28/08/2013

10:00 to 11:30 

Contact Dance

Come and find out about Contact Dance in urban spaces and what’s planned for our Fired Up! performance on 13 September. 

Gladstone Pottery Museum 

28/08/2013

01:30 to 03:30 

TDA Productions Present... Les Mis'erables

This summer, the MOST SUCCESSFUL musical of all time LES MIS'ERABLES comes to Stoke-on-Trent for 6 MAGICAL performances. 

Stoke Repertory Theatre 

28/08/2013 to 31/08/2013

19:30 

Family Film Club - Frankenweenie

Come along and see 'Frankenweenie' at our free family film club at Bentilee Library. 

Bentilee Library 

29/08/2013

14:00 to 16:00 

Wildplay

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

Longton Park (Queens Park) 

29/08/2013

10:00 to 12:00 

Toddler Thursdays

Learn, play and explore in our sessions for under 5s and parents or carers. 

Gladstone Pottery Museum 

29/08/2013

10:30 to 11:30 

Wildplay

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

Blurton Mill Pond 

30/08/2013

10:00 to 12:00 

Wildplay

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

Buttercups Wetland Area 

30/08/2013

14:00 to 16:00 

Signal's Soul Night Out

Northern Soul and Motown night with Kev Roberts and guest DJ's OZ and Keith Minshull. 

King's Hall 

30/08/2013 to 31/08/2013

08:00 to 02:00 

Arty Party

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

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

31/08/2013

10:30 to 12:30 

Firetree Building

Come and help build a firetree and learn how it will be used as part of our Fired Up! performance on 13 September 

Gladstone Pottery Museum 

31/08/2013

01:30 to 03:30 

Tour Ride 

Amateur cyclists will once again have the opportunity to take on the gruelling challenge of the Stoke-on-Trent stage of the Tour of Britain. 

Trentham Gardens 

01/09/2013

08:00 

Stoke-on-Trent Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair

Shepherd and Williams are proud to present the Stoke-on-Trent Antiques, Collectibles and Vintage Fair with up to 150 stalls.  

Northwood Stadium 

01/09/2013

09:00 to 15:30 

All Our Stories - People's Park Tours

Share your memories of the city's parks and help to create a series of People's Park Tours, at this friendly reminiscence session. 

Burslem Park 

01/09/2013

13:00 to 15:00 

A Village Show in the City

Join us for 'A Village Show in the City' at beautiful Burslem Park. 

Burslem Park 

01/09/2013

12:00 to 18:00 

What is it?

Free expert advice on the identification and care of your objects including ceramics, art, local and natural history. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

04/09/2013

13:00 to 14:45 

Storytelling Cafe

Featuring members of Renegade Writers, Room in the Roof and Newcastle Library writing group. The audience will be entertained with readings by the groups and this event is a must for fans of fiction and short stories. 

Gladstone Pottery Museum 

05/09/2013

18:00 

Nature Tots

Join our fortnightly toddler group for some pre-school nature inspired fun. Each session includes crafts, a snack, an outdoor trail and storytime. 

Westport Lake 

06/09/2013

10:00 to 12:00 

Praise in the Park

Come and enjoy your local Salvation Army brass band, as they perform on Burslem Park's newly refurbished bandstand. Bring along a picnic and stay for tea! 

Burslem Park 

08/09/2013

15:00 to 17:00 

 

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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

Mines Rescue

A look at some of the equipment available to the brave men of the Mines Rescue Service - continues our display on the coal industry. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

25/05/2013 to 20/10/2013

10:00 to 17:00 

Football Association Anniversary Display

Marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Football Association. 

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery 

23/03/2013 to 03/11/2013

10:00 to 17:00

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 

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 

Friday Night Multi-Sports

Free-of-charge sports sessions for young people aged 11+, with qualified coaches from Groundwork West Midlands. 

Burslem Park 

24/05/2013 to 30/08/2013

18:00 to 20:00 

Saturday Multi-Sports

Free-of-charge sports sessions for young people aged 11+, with qualified coaches from Groundwork West Midlands. 

Burslem Park 

25/05/2013 to 31/08/2013

18:00 to 20:00 

Mars Just Play Kickabout

Join us for a kickabout every Tuesday evening. For anybody over the age of 16. 

Fenton Park 

05/03/2013 to 24/09/2013

17:00 to 18:00

Unite Multi-Sports Session

Try different sports with us every Friday evening. Free for any young person aged of 9 - 16. 

Fenton Park 

01/03/2013 to 04/10/2013

17:00 to 18:00

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 to 20/12/2013

09:30 to 10:45

Play Together

Free sessions for parents and their children under five years old, 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

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 to 19/12/2013

10:00 to 11:30

Play Group @ 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 to 16/12/2013

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. For children ages 18 months - 5 years. 

The Hope Children’s Centre 

18/02/2013 to 16/12/2013

09:30 to 11:00

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 to 16/12/2013

09:30 to 11:00

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 to 17/12/2013

13:15 to 14:45

Satur'dads - Junk Modelling 

Introducing a new fun session for children 0 - 11years... Bring along your dad, step-dad, uncles, brothers and granddads. 

Stoke North Children's Centre 

04/01/2013 to 07/12/2013

10:30 to 12:00 

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 to 18/12/2013

09:30 to 11:30

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 to 19/12/2013

10:30 to 12:00

Outdoor Cricket Coaching

If you are interested in joining NEW cricket teams in 2013, then come along to our outdoor coaching session for beginners and experienced cricketers. 

J and G Meakin Cricket Club 

12/04/2013 to 06/09/2013

18:30 to 20:00

Knit and Natter

Come and join our group of friendly knitters, crochetchers and cross-stitchers for a nice cup of tea, slice of cake and a good gossip. 

Mitchell Arts Centre 

15/06/2013 to 07/12/2013

13:30 to 15:30 

MASC Arts and Music Youth Club

Weekly arts crafts and interactive music drop-in session, including DJ-ing, for young people aged 11 years and over. All staff fully CRB Checked. 

DJ School Urban Arts Centre

02/03/2013 to 31/08/2013

11:00

Smassh Theatre Acting Classes

Smassh Theatre Company Acting Classes are for 14-19 year olds who would like to develop their skills in acting, devising and improvisation. 

Mitchell Arts Centre 

20/05/2013 to 16/12/2013

18:00 to 19:30 

Sparkling Twirlers

Join the new baton twirling troupe, incorporating a mix between majorettes, baton twirling and cheerleading. 

St Mary's Church Centre 

05/07/2013 to 14/12/2013

18:00 to 20:15 

Limit-Less

A creative movement group for those with disabilities.  

Community Performance Arts Centre (CPAC) 

29/05/2013 to 18/12/2013

12:30 to 13:30 

Bentilee Uth Services 

Free activities for young people aged 11-19 in Bentilee. 

Bentilee Neighbourhood Centre 

04/06/2013 to 17/12/2013

19:00 to 21:00 

Youthlink

Free activities for young people aged 11-19 in Bentilee.  

Bentilee Park 

03/06/2013 to 18/12/2013

16:00 to 19:00 

Streetwise 

Free activities for young people aged 9-14 years in Bentilee.  

St. Stephen's Community Church  

07/06/2013 to 20/12/2013

19:00 to 21:00 

Make and Bake Sessions

Weekly make and bake session throughout the summer school holidays for children and parents. 

Mitchell Arts Centre 

23/07/2013 to 27/08/2013

10:00 to 11:30 

Teapots and Parties

Join us for a summer holiday full of tea pots and parties. 

Wedgwood Museum 

22/07/2013 to 30/08/2013

11:00 to 12:30 

Music, Rhyme and Storytime 

Weekly session throughout the summer school holidays for younger children incorporating songs, action rhymes and storytelling.

Mitchell Arts Centre 

26/07/2013 to 30/08/2013

10:00 to 11:00 

Summer Activities at Stanley Head

Outdoor activities for children age 8 - 16 years throughout the summer holidays.  

Stanley Head Outdoor Education Centre

29/07/2013 to 30/08/2013

09:30 to 16:00 

Touchy feely trail

Come and try your hand at our touchy-feely trail, and get to grips with some of the tactile plants in Burslem Park. 

Burslem Park 

27/07/2013 to 01/09/2013

09:00 to 17:00 

Smelly trail

Come and sniff your way through our smelly trail, and get to grips with some of the stinkiest plants in Burslem Park! 

Burslem Park 

27/07/2013 to 01/09/2013

09:00 to 17:00 

Summer at the Fun Factory

Buy an amazing summer pass and spend all day any day at the Fenton Fun Factory this summer. 

Fun Factory 

22/07/2013 to 02/09/2013

09:30 to 18:00 

Women's Climbing Club

Ladies from across the city are invited to join us at our weekly climbing club. 

Kilnworx Climbing Centre 

23/07/2013 to 28/10/2013

17:00 

One 'Shug' or Two?

We are celebrating our obsession with tea this summer at the Spode Works Visitor Centre.  

Spode Works Visitor Centre 

01/07/2013 to 10/11/2013

10:30 to 16:00 

Picnic - a sound installation for the park

Join B.Arts! in Tunstall Park to tell us about the park's secrets, your memories, and help to shout about its future. 

Tunstall Park 

04/07/2013 to 13/11/2013

11:00 to 16:00 

Tiny Talkers

Come along to our weekly group every Tuesday morning for parents and carers of children aged 2 - 5 years. 

Portland Street Community Centre 

16/07/2013 to 16/12/2013

10:00 to 11:30 

Volunteers Forum

Come along to find out how you can get involved with the centre and its activities. Everyone welcome. 

Portland Street Community Centre 

15/07/2013 to 23/12/2013

13:00 to 14:00 

Weekly Singing Bears

Join in the fun at this interactive session for babies and toddlers as we share rhymes and songs together.  

Meir Library 

07/08/2013 to 18/12/2013

11:00 to 11:30 

Weekly Story Bears

Just come along and join in the wonderful world of stories and rhymes. 

Trentham Library 

07/08/2013 to 18/12/2013

10:30 to 11:00 

Weekly Singing Bears

Join in the fun at this interactive session for babies and toddlers as we share rhymes and songs together.  

Tunstall Library 

07/08/2013 to 18/12/2013

11:00 to 11:30 

Weekly Singing Bears

Join in the fun at this interactive session for babies and toddlers as we share rhymes and songs together.  

Longton Library 

06/08/2013 to 31/08/2013

10:00 to 10:30 

Weekly Story Bears

Just come along and join in the wonderful world of stories and rhymes. 

City Central Library 

06/08/2013 to 31/08/2013

11:00 to 11:30 

Weekly Singing Bears

Join in the fun at this interactive session for babies and toddlers as we share rhymes and songs together.  

Bentilee Library 

02/08/2013 to 27/12/2013

11:00 to 11:30 

Weekly Story Bears

Just come along and join in the wonderful world of stories and rhymes. 

Meir Library 

05/08/2013 to 30/12/2013

13:45 to 14:15 

Weekly Story Bears

Just come along and join in the wonderful world of stories and rhymes. 

Stoke Library 

05/08/2013 to 30/12/2013

10:30 to 11:00 

Weekly Story Bears

Just come along and join in the wonderful world of stories and rhymes. 

Tunstall Library 

05/08/2013 to 30/12/2013

10:30 to 11:00 

Weekly Story Bears

Just come along and join in the wonderful world of stories and rhymes. 

Bentilee Library 

06/08/2013 to 31/12/2013

11:00 to 11:30 

Adult Learning End of Year Show

A fantastic opportunity to showcase the talents and creativity of our learners during 2012/13 and to inspire others to learn a new skill.  

Burslem School of Art 

01/08/2013 to 29/08/2013

09:00 to 17:00 

Summer Drop-in Club 

Join us every Thursday of the Summer holidays for free activities and games. For children aged 5-11. 

Portland Street Community Centre 

08/08/2013 to 29/08/2013

15:00 to 16:30 

 

 

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