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With a new exhibition being put up around us, around 15 people gathered for this first experimental meeting. 10 ideas were presented with discussion inbetween. While some were ideas that fit the category of “would be great if enough people got behind it”, many more were already active pieces of work that can inspire other people.
All the ideas will be developed into individual posts and in the meantime here’s a brief summary of the discussion. We think we’ll get together again in a month to continue the discussions.
Many thanks to Rob and the Old Post Office for hosting. This space will be open all weekend for a sales exhibition of pottery and also hosts a Social Media Surgery on September 1st – this is a chance for anybody in the community to come and get free advice about helpful ways you can use the internet. More information here. Read the rest of this entry »
Community fun day in Stoke-on-Trent
Location: Middleport Park.
Date: Saturday August 14, 2010.
Time: 12pm – 4:30pm
Clowns, balloon modelling, face painting and a mini Olympics will all be helping to keep residents entertained at a community fun day this weekend.
The Middleport annual fun day is to be held at Middleport Park on Saturday August 14, between 12pm and 4.30pm.
The event, which is organised by Middleport, Longport and Dalehall Community Association, will see the park full of activities including Punch and Judy shows, a steele band, birds of prey show, bowling lessons, dog chipping, lantern making, bouncy castle, stalls and raffle, climbing wall, dodge ball and BBQ.
There will also be information on regeneration in the area, health checks, housing and employment advice and the opportunity to find out more about the Grow Your Own Project – giving people the chance to grow their own fruit and vegetables.
Click here to view a PDF which you can print out for your noticeboards.
All the fun of the fair. Murphy’s Marbles on stage and That Shoestring Thing actors dancing in the street. Video by 123jazzer66
by Mervyn Edwards
The Burslem Festivals of recent years have been civilised affairs compared to some of the Wakes celebrations of yore which saw bulls being baited in the middle of the town.