Spring Events 2020
Festival Stoke is excited to announce it’s 8 week programme of arts events for Spring 2020, happening in Stoke town centre, in the city of Stoke-on-Trent!
Come along and find fantastic art events that shine a spotlight on Stoke town, as a great destination for visitors to spend a day with family and friends.
The events all kick-off with #ArtStreet launch event on Saturday 14 March 2020, 11am - 3pm.
Experience a series of striking large scale outdoor artworks, meet fun and interactive street performers and drop in to one of the free creative workshops.
A big thank you to our funders Arts Council England for making all this possible.
Look out for more info in the new year!
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ONE-OFF EVENT CREATED JUST FOR THE FESTIVAL
Mysterious Moth: a one-off immersive wonder-full experience involving many different artists and performers.
A one-day event in the atmospheric Spode China Halls, when you can take a journey through the amazing and mysterious world of the moth.
With performances by storytellers, actors, sound and light spectacles, dance and play, music, silence, stillness and a massive celebration for you to join in at the end and moth-themed making to take home.
It is going to be an event like you have never experienced before.
Designed to appeal to all ages and abilities.
In partnership with Appetite Stoke.
ARTISTIC ELEMENTS OF THE FESTIVAL
Art Street: high quality unmissable outdoor art installations in the town centre and main streets of Stoke, for a period of eight weeks from mid-March to mid-May 2020. The artworks will be a series of ‘multiples’ resulting in a striking and dynamic transformation in the town centre.
The Tourist Guides: street theatre performance with a pop-up tourist information centre in the public spaces of the town, to interrupt the everyday with fun interactions provoking connection and enquiry with Stoke as a Tourist Destination. Popping up three times each week and visiting Stone and Leek too!
Mapzine: a souvenir folding-map featuring the town’s tourist attractions as interpreted by an artist-in-residence. Not your regular visitor-guide but a contemporary and quirky take-home work of art. Available in printed format and online from February 2020.
Art Stop: the festival’s arts venue will host a programme of free-to-access workshops, talks and art events, involving professional artists working with a broad range of art forms. It will be open for the eight-week duration of the festival in spring every Friday, Saturday and one other day in the week.
Arts Advocate: a professional artist, their role is to proactively reach out to local people - community groups, businesses, clubs, individual residents - to raise the level of participation, engagement and also understanding and appreciation, with the art of the festival.
Thank you to our sponsors and partners for helping to make this happen: