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Burslem Christmas Lights Appeal 2012

Burslem has sadly been left without basic funding to put up our Christmas lights. We have lights and many traders are putting up their own decorations, but there is a gap of £3,500 to install the street lighting.

Since becoming aware of the shortfall, a lot of people have started raising funds and there are bucket collections, auctions etc going on in lots of shops and at the next Port Vale matches.

We would hugely appreciate the help of friends online. Time is very short: the deadline of next Wednesday has been set in time for our Christmas events on 8th December.

I’ve set up an online collection bucket for donations via Paypal – it’s better to donate in person if you can because of the Paypal charges, but this option is still cheaper than sending a cheque if you are far away:

The collection bucket is here – please share this link if you have any friends from further afield who know Burslem and would like to donate.

Thank you!


Everywhere it’s Christmas

Everywhere It’s Christmas’ A celebration of the Beatles at Christmas Time.
Artwaves, Nile Street
Open Night.Fri 10th Dec 7.30pm – Wine and nibbles and a bit of Christmas cake.
Gary Marsh is presenting his new book, ‘A Christmas Scapbook’ of Beatles memorabilia.
A Celebration of John Lennon at 70: 30 years on from December1980.
40 years since John Lennon’s Erotic Lithographs were on public display.
Not Only, but also ….. two Virgins , A Bed-In and an Erotic lithograph collection.
Please note ADULT CONTENT.
opening times – Sat 11th Dec 12.00pm – 5.00pm
Sun 12th Dec 10.00am – 2.00pm
Mon 13th – Fri 17th 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Sat 18th Dec 12.00pm – 5.00pm

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Come and meet Santa!

Sue writes:

Santa will be in his grotto at St. Paul’s church, Dalehall on Thursday 9th December.

You can join a lantern parade at 5:30pm from the Midland Heart offices in Duncalf St (formerly the job centre).

The parade will make its way through the streets to the church hall where there will be free refreshments, carol singing and a chance to meet Santa himself (6.15-8:15pm).

Children from John Baskeyfield school have been making the lanterns, which will be handed out to everyone taking part and to passers by. This should be a fun event for all the family and a chance to see the winter streets come alive.  See you there!

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Winter Arts & Crafts Show


Image by Mike Rawlins via Flickr

12 December 2010
Application Deadline – 22 November 2010
Sunday 12 December 2010 – 11am to 6.00 pm
Artists, designers and makers are invited to book a stand to sell their art or craft
at the Show. All crafts / art must be made by the exhibitor, “bought in or imported”
crafts will not be accepted. We will only consider applications from artists and
makers who exclusively make and sell their own work. This will be a unique
maker’s event in Burslem School of Art.

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What are you doing in the run-up to Christmas?

Stoke Town are organising some great evenings with fireworks and food in the town, encouraging business working together giving discounts and regen helping them to market it on a Tuesday evening in Stoke Town Centre.

What is happening here in Burslem? What ideas do people have to help push destination Burslem, increase retail and trade in Burslem running up to Christmas? Can we have some events or even late night shopping with free parking one night a week for us to get behind, for example?

Christmas starts in October for retail and online so please add anything you know about here so people can plan and promote together.

Update: Robertas Bridal has been opening on Wednesday evenings for some time for their clients. This might be a good evening to open and do something that you can promote, not so busy round the pubs and it falls inbetween Hanley’s late night shopping nights.

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