We're super excited to announce our new venture! Now you can own a piece of Festival Art!
We've teamed up with Denise O'Sullivan Ceramics to create these beautiful fine china mugs.
The designs are inspired by artworks created by Adam Pryce Illustrator and the local community of Stoke, for 'Proud of Stoke' at our last festival. Denise has adapted the designs to create a series of narratives across the four mugs; each design draws on an iconic Stoke-on-Trent feature, including the pottery industry past and present, the canals and the many green spaces around the city.
Beautiful and practical these mugs celebrate both the heritage of Stoke-on-Trent and the creative city today. Now you can enjoy your brew with some uplifting Festival Stoke art!
There are four to collect, so pop over to our new Etsy Shop and check them out!
What does the phrase 'rebellious female' conjure up in your mind?
Coming early in December 'Continue to Burn' is a dance film exploring female rebellion. Two females struggle against and support one another as they journey through an industrial landscape. Set to a composed soundscape of field recordings, synth and female voice, teamed with garments designed to reflect the industrial and rebellious nature of the work.
The film depicts a dance of strength, vulnerability and ever changing power dynamics, commanding the viewer to question their idea of the rebellious female.
We are delighted to see the final performance film of Undergrowth by Jack Philp and Hannah Bracher-Smith - it is so moving and so appropriate for the times we are living in.
"From our anxieties about change to themes of claustrophobia and growth, now more than ever, there feels like a necessity for artwork to help us reflect, process and communicate."
We hope you enjoy this as much as the Festival Stoke Team.
Festival Stoke is a collaborative of creative people working together to make good things happen.