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Diary Date – Burslem Unites Festival

There will be fun for all the family tomorrow (August 27th) at the Burslem Unites Festival which takes place between 12.00 and 18.00 in St John’s Square, Queen Street and Swan Square.

Admission is free. There will be live music and market stalls in St John’s Square, a small funfair and Ikon Bodyz Car display in Queens Street, and children’s activities in Swan Square. Children will enjoy visiting the bouncy castle and families can watch the urban sketchers at work seeing how they view the town.

Diary Date – Longton Heritage Walk

Longton Heritage Walk – Friday 7th September

Join Jane Corfield and Jon Goodwin of Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s Heritage Team for a walking tour of Longton Conservation Area on Friday, 7th September.

The tour will take in the key elements of the conservation area and outline its history and development.

Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the Phoenix Works and CoRE facility to see first-hand the results of heritage-led regeneration. The tour starts from the Gladstone Pottery Museum Shop at 2.00pm. This event is free. Call 01782 237777 to book your place.

Diary Date: Brown Betty Teapot Exhibition

Brown Betty Teapots

HAVE A CUP OF TEA AT THE BROWN BETTY TEAPOT EXHIBITION

You are welcome to come and have a cup of tea at the Brown Betty Teapot exhibition between 12noon and 2.00pm on Thursday, 30th August at Cherished Chimneys, 34 Station Street, Longport, Stoke on Trent, ST6 4NA

The exhibition introduces visitors to Brown Betty Teapots which “have the perfect pour”.

They will learn about the factories where Brown Betty Teapots were made and enjoy drinking a cup of loose leaf tea like Grandma used to make.

Admission Free

Diary Date: Little Longton Bottle Oven Bus Tour

Bottle Oven (Longton)

ONE OF LONGTON’S REMAINING BOTTLE OVENS

On Saturday, 25 August the Gladstone Pottery Museum is running the Little Longton Bottle Oven Bus Tour.

The tour through the town on a 1978 PMT double-decker bus is part of the museum’s Festival of Bottle Ovens.

Passengers on the bus will be taken to see most of the remaining bottle ovens in Longton and other historic buildings in the town.

Tours start at the Gladstone Pottery Museum and passengers can join the bus at 10.30am, 12noon, 2.00pm and 3.30pm. The tours are free although there will be a conductor on board who will act as your tour guide and introduce you to Longton’s heritage.

Diary Date – The Big Feast 2018

Prepare for another unforgettable August Bank Holiday weekend in The Potteries as the annual arts extravaganza The Big Feast returns to the streets of Stoke-on-Trent City Centre.

On Friday 24 and Saturday 25 August there will be an assortment of astonishing, unexpected and appetising FREE entertainment for you, your family and friends.

For more information visit The Big Feast Festival 2018 – What’s on – Appetite Stoke

Art Deco Workshop at Gladstone

An art deco workshop that looks at the art deco style of painting used by pottery designers Susie Cooper and Clarice Cliff is taking place at the Gladstone Pottery Museum on Saturday, July 14th.

The event, which costs £12 per person, starts at 11am and ends at 12.30pm. To book your place, telephone 01782 237777. Persons attending will be able to paint their own decorative plate and take it home.

DiaryDate: Video Time in Memory Lane

Screenshot (7)Memory Lane in Tunstall Market opens at 9.30am on Saturday, April 14th. It’s a place where you can remember the good old days and reminisce about years gone by.  You will be able to play traditional pub games including table skittles, shove ha’penny and hoopla.

Between 10.00am and 11.00am on the 14th, Memory Lane will be showing a video The History of Tunstall.

Stay in Memory Lane after you have seen the video and view the exhibits and photographs on display. Before you leave the building explore Tunstall’s heritage market where you will find friendly traders who are selling a wide range of quality goods and services at reasonable prices,

Video about Trentham Gardens at Memory Lane in Tunstall Market

Screenshot (4)Memory Lane in Tunstall Market is showing a video about the history of Trentham Gardens. The video, which includes scenes of the ballroom and the open air swimming pool, will be shown between 2.00pm and 3.00pm on Saturday, April 14th.

Admission Free. Come and watch the video. Talk about your memories of Trentham Gardens and stay to explore Tunstall’s heritage market hall where you will find friendly traders who sell a wide range of high-quality products at reasonable prices.

DiaryDate – Staffordshire’s role in the Great War

640px-royal_irish_rifles_ration_party_somme_july_1916.jpgPeople interested in Staffordshire’s role in the Great War are invited to find out more at a free event.

The Great War conference will explore the county’s role during the war and look at life on the home front.

Professionals and local history groups will share their knowledge with each other.

Guest speakers, including Dr Emma Login from Historic England and Ian Hook from the Imperial War Museum, will be sharing their researches and thoughts about different aspects of the war.

Gill Heath, Cabinet Member for Communities at Staffordshire County Council, said:

“This is a particularly poignant year as we are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Great War and we’re pleased we’ve been able to put this exciting event on.

“Staffordshire played an important role during the Great War, from the half a million men trained on Cannock Chase to the work of those who remained on the home front doing their bit for the war effort. It’s a great opportunity to find out more about how the war affected the county, and to meet other local history groups and hear about their own research projects.”

The conference is being held at Staffordshire County Council’s County Buildings, Martin Street, Stafford on Saturday 10th March from 10am to 4pm.

To book your place at the conference or for more information visit www.staffordshiregreatwar.com or e-mail susan.dalloe@staffordshire.gov.uk.

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