Spring 2020 Arts Events
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 on Saturday 14 March 2020.
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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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.
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 taster sessions in February and then for the eight-week duration of the festival in spring.
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.