Archive for category Festivals, Holidays or Wakes

Ideas flowing in the Old Post Office

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 »

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Support the Middleport Fun Day

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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.

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Wildplay Summer 2010

Summer 2010!

Join us at the following locations to take part
in a variety of fun-packed environmental
activities, crafts and games!
Where and when?
Westport Lake – Thurs 29th July 10am-12pm
Fri 27th Aug 10am-12pm
Turnhurst Park – Tues 17th Aug 10am-12pm
Thurs 2nd Sept 2-4pm
Burslem Park – Thurs 12th Aug 10am-12pm
Weds 1st Sept 10am-12pm
All sessions run an open access policy so you can drop in at any time.
Children under 8 must be accommpanied by an adult.
Families welcome! Please wear suitable
outdoor clothing.
For more information contact Jenna on 01782 454192 or 07805

Click here to view a PDF which you can print out for your noticeboards.

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Photo by Simon Bamford. Click to visit the Arts & Crafts Festival group slideshow on Flickr.

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Burslem Arts & Crafts Festival Christmas 2009

All the fun of the fair. Murphy’s Marbles on stage and That Shoestring Thing actors dancing in the street. Video by 123jazzer66

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Bull baiting in Burslem

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.

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