There's a real sense of anticipation at Festival Stoke waiting to see and hear The Mavis Movement perform The Black Lives Monologues. Bringing together the talented family members, each gifted and experienced creative in their own rights, to perform, these siblings and cousins will dig within themselves to put forward the truth of Blackness as they see it.
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Uncaged Aerial Theatre are bringing an amazing performance of aerial dance and spoken word to the Festival Stoke screens filmed on a secret beach in the north east of England, in August.
One of our Festival Echo commissions supported by Arts Council England.
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We are excited to announce that the Olympics are coming to Stoke this year!
Fully Booked Theatre are bringing Olympics events into your home with their fun characters String and Strong. There will be live activities to join in through Facebook streaming.
Part of our innovative Festival Echoes programme thanks to Arts Council England support.
The next in the series of the Festival Echoes commissions funded by Arts Council England is Stoke Lockdown Stories by Samantha Jones. Samantha, a recently graduated artist living and working in Stoke-on-Trent was commissioned by Festival Stoke to create artworks in response to Covid-19, working within the government guidelines.
Samantha writes about her Echo commission:
“My aim as an artist who doesn't originally come from Stoke is to find how the current covid-19 situation had affected the city and its people.
I will also be asking people from the Stoke area to send me their stories of lockdowns. These can be uplifting ones or ones where people have struggled, and from these stories I will pick a select few which I will create illustrations from. These combined with my photography will be created into an online gallery where people can view the images and watch the resulting film.”
The ‘Stoke Lockdown Stories’ video and photo gallery can be viewed here
Festival Stoke is a collaborative of creative people working together to make good things happen.