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Art City conference 2019 How do artists shape a city?
Oct
9
to Oct 11

Art City conference 2019 How do artists shape a city?

How Do Artists Shape a City? Conference will bring together people from across the sectors, and disciplines, to capture learning and experiences and to raise awareness of the variety of activities and expertise in how arts and cultural programming can impact on place and the lives of people in 'forgotten' cities and towns across the UK.

The conference will be an active, lively event. There will be interactive sessions happening across the city of Stoke-on-Trent, led by a wide range of speakers and practitioners, hosting conversations, sharing experiences, learning and seeing work in action.

There will be ample opportunities to meet other delegates, find out about work that is happening now and to create new networks with a shared vision.

Building from the Artcity programme, a five year artist led intervention in Stoke-on-Trent, to put arts in non arts spaces, we are inviting artists, programmers, producers, civic leaders, property owners, landlords, decision makers, grant distributors, community and cultural champions, academics and activists, urban planners, architects, coms/ branding specialists and anyone interested or involved in shaping and making places to this conference.

How Do Artists….? Opens Wednesday evening 9th October 2019, runs through Thursday 10th October 2019 and ends at lunchtime on Friday 11th October 2019.

There will be a full programme of curated events and food offers throughout the 3 days.

See the event booking page for more details
https://howdoartistsshapeacity.eventbrite.co.uk

If you would like to contribute a presentation, host a conversation or share your work please visit our online proposals form at: https://www.b-arts.org.uk/artcitycallforproposals or call 01782 848835

If you have a question about bookings, general enquiries, access, accommodation etc please contact: erica@pickl.uk.com

Artcity is a consortium, funded by The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation led by B arts with AirSpace Gallery, The Cultural Sisters, Dust, Nic Winstanley, Partners in Creative Learning (PiCL) and Pilgrims Pit. Artcity’s objectives are to; make more art happen in Stoke-on-Trent; provide opportunities for early career and emergent artists, and to tell a different story about the city.

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Stoking Curiosity 2019
Nov
22
to Nov 23

Stoking Curiosity 2019

Stoking Curiosity is a festival that celebrates the inquisitive, encourages curiosity, and sparks ideas! Bringing together people from Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and beyond to experience research and debate the big issues that affect them, their communities and the wider world. Stoking Curiosity will build and nurture a community of curious people.

The date for the 2019 Festival is now confirmed, pop it into your diaries and check back for more updates and a full list of activities later on this year.

Spode Works

ST4 1 Stoke-on-Trent

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Pay as you feel lunch
Jul
26
12:00 PM12:00

Pay as you feel lunch

Friday is a 'Pay As You Feel' Lunch at our Bread in Common Café

This means that there is no set price on our food – people can make a donation of whatever they feel the food is worth.

We like to think that this makes people consider the true value of this food that was going to be thrown away.
There are other obvious benefits to pay as you feel – it makes the food accessible to anyone, regardless of their financial status.

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Pay as you feel lunch
Jul
19
12:00 PM12:00

Pay as you feel lunch

Friday is a 'Pay As You Feel' Lunch at our Bread in Common Café

This means that there is no set price on our food – people can make a donation of whatever they feel the food is worth.

We like to think that this makes people consider the true value of this food that was going to be thrown away.
There are other obvious benefits to pay as you feel – it makes the food accessible to anyone, regardless of their financial status.

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Pay as you feel lunch
Jul
19
12:00 PM12:00

Pay as you feel lunch

Friday is a 'Pay As You Feel' Lunch at our Bread in Common Café

This means that there is no set price on our food – people can make a donation of whatever they feel the food is worth.

We like to think that this makes people consider the true value of this food that was going to be thrown away.
There are other obvious benefits to pay as you feel – it makes the food accessible to anyone, regardless of their financial status.

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Volunteer call out
Jul
13
11:00 AM11:00

Volunteer call out

The Forest Worlds Festival is a brand new festival designed by kids for kids! There'll be something for everyone with outdoors adventures, creative workshops and relaxation zones.

Could you help us create a fun and welcoming atmosphere for all?
Want to collect ideas to keep your kids outdoors this summer?
Enjoy meeting new people and sharing information?

Then sign up for our Volunteer Training Day now!

Suitable for 18+, we will cover travel expenses, food and drink and provide CV references.

Central Forest Park Kiosk, Chell Street, ST1 6BB Stoke-on-Trent

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Pay as you feel lunch
Jul
12
12:00 PM12:00

Pay as you feel lunch

Friday is a 'Pay As You Feel' Lunch at our Bread in Common Café

This means that there is no set price on our food – people can make a donation of whatever they feel the food is worth.

We like to think that this makes people consider the true value of this food that was going to be thrown away.
There are other obvious benefits to pay as you feel – it makes the food accessible to anyone, regardless of their financial status.

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Pay as you feel lunch
Jul
5
12:00 PM12:00

Pay as you feel lunch

Friday is a 'Pay As You Feel' Lunch at our Bread in Common Café

This means that there is no set price on our food – people can make a donation of whatever they feel the food is worth.

We like to think that this makes people consider the true value of this food that was going to be thrown away.
There are other obvious benefits to pay as you feel – it makes the food accessible to anyone, regardless of their financial status.

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Pay as you feel lunch
Jun
28
12:00 PM12:00

Pay as you feel lunch

Friday is a 'Pay As You Feel' Lunch at our Bread in Common Café

This means that there is no set price on our food – people can make a donation of whatever they feel the food is worth.

We like to think that this makes people consider the true value of this food that was going to be thrown away.
There are other obvious benefits to pay as you feel – it makes the food accessible to anyone, regardless of their financial status.

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Pay as you feel lunch
Jun
21
12:00 PM12:00

Pay as you feel lunch

Friday is a 'Pay As You Feel' Lunch at our Bread in Common Café

This means that there is no set price on our food – people can make a donation of whatever they feel the food is worth.

We like to think that this makes people consider the true value of this food that was going to be thrown away.
There are other obvious benefits to pay as you feel – it makes the food accessible to anyone, regardless of their financial status.

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Pay as you feel lunch
Jun
14
12:00 PM12:00

Pay as you feel lunch

Friday is a 'Pay As You Feel' Lunch at our Bread in Common Café

This means that there is no set price on our food – people can make a donation of whatever they feel the food is worth.

We like to think that this makes people consider the true value of this food that was going to be thrown away.
There are other obvious benefits to pay as you feel – it makes the food accessible to anyone, regardless of their financial status.

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Fly the flag 70
Jun
13
2:00 PM14:00

Fly the flag 70

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, artist Ai Weiwei has created a flag to celebrate universal human rights.

Arts organisations and human rights charities invite you to Fly The Flag for human rights on 24 – 30 June 2019. From the Highlands of Scotland to the coast of Cornwall via cities, towns and villages across the UK, in galleries and theatres, shopping centres and offices, schools and libraries, both physically and online, people will come together to celebrate that human rights are for everyone, every day.

B arts has committed to flying the flag between 24 – 29 June 2019. You are free to interpret this in any way that excites you and your community, although we’d encourage you to Fly The Flag in a publicly-visible way. You can fly an actual flag but how about arranging workshops events or exhibitions on the theme of universal human rights as well? Or you can dedicate an existing performance or event and commit to Fly The Flag there.

MAKE YOUR OWN FLAG

We would love to invite everyone to make your own flag representing what human rights mean to you. Feel free to be as creative as you like. Be inspired by Ai Wei wei’s design, or find your own way to represent what you want to say.


B arts are holding drop in workshops on Thurs 13 June, 2 – 6pm in the Bread in Common café, materials provided but a donation welcomed. Please book in advance so we know how many people are attending. For anybody over 5yrs.

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Etruria Canals Festival 2019
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

Etruria Canals Festival 2019

Etruria Canals Festival returns in 2019 on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June 10am-5pm each day.


Alongside the historic narrowboat gathering there will be a range of family friendly arts workshops and entertainment, including live music and performances, a range of craft stalls and exhibitors, beer tent and street food.

The 2019 event is all about exploring, enjoying and cherishing the natural world. We’re programming a range of hands on activities, arts projects and exhibitors that will bring this theme to life. More details will be released nearer the time.

As usual the festivities will take place on the site of Etruria Industrial Museum (Kiln Down Close, Stoke-On-Trent, ST4 7AF) at the junction of the Trent and Mersey and Caldon Canals.

The festival is FREE to attend

We hope to see you there!

Etruria Industrial Museum

ST4 7AF

Stoke-on-Trent

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Etruria Canals Festival 2019
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Etruria Canals Festival 2019

Etruria Canals Festival returns in 2019 on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June 10am-5pm each day.


Alongside the historic narrowboat gathering there will be a range of family friendly arts workshops and entertainment, including live music and performances, a range of craft stalls and exhibitors, beer tent and street food.

The 2019 event is all about exploring, enjoying and cherishing the natural world. We’re programming a range of hands on activities, arts projects and exhibitors that will bring this theme to life. More details will be released nearer the time.

As usual the festivities will take place on the site of Etruria Industrial Museum (Kiln Down Close, Stoke-On-Trent, ST4 7AF) at the junction of the Trent and Mersey and Caldon Canals.

The festival is FREE to attend

We hope to see you there!

Etruria Industrial Museum

ST4 7AF

Stoke-on-Trent

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Pay as you feel lunch
May
31
12:00 PM12:00

Pay as you feel lunch

Friday is a 'Pay As You Feel' Lunch at our Bread in Common Café

This means that there is no set price on our food – people can make a donation of whatever they feel the food is worth.

We like to think that this makes people consider the true value of this food that was going to be thrown away.
There are other obvious benefits to pay as you feel – it makes the food accessible to anyone, regardless of their financial status.

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Pay as you feel lunch
May
24
12:00 PM12:00

Pay as you feel lunch

Friday is a 'Pay As You Feel' Lunch at our Bread in Common Café

This means that there is no set price on our food – people can make a donation of whatever they feel the food is worth.

We like to think that this makes people consider the true value of this food that was going to be thrown away.
There are other obvious benefits to pay as you feel – it makes the food accessible to anyone, regardless of their financial status.

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Introduction to bread making
May
11
10:30 AM10:30

Introduction to bread making

An introduction to bread making, no previous experience required. For £75 you get a lovely day in the bakery, a lunch and you’ll go home with 5 fantastic bakes and the recipes to keep you baking.

Perfect as a Christmas present, or a family day out. For large groups such as Birthday Parties, Stags, or Hens, do get in touch! (Over 15's Only) 

There are limited places on these courses so do make sure to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment! 

"Had a brilliant time yesterday attending a bread making course run by the lovely Susan of Bread in Common. We made everyday loaf, foccacia, seeded loaf, English breakfast muffins and fruit tea cakes. And they taste delicious. The lunch was fabulous too. I can highly recommended this course to anyone wanting to learn to bake bread, brush up on their skills or to learn things new." HB

Book your place through the bakery website



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Introduction to bread making
Apr
13
10:30 AM10:30

Introduction to bread making

An introduction to bread making, no previous experience required. For £75 you get a lovely day in the bakery, a lunch and you’ll go home with 5 fantastic bakes and the recipes to keep you baking.

Perfect as a Christmas present, or a family day out. For large groups such as Birthday Parties, Stags, or Hens, do get in touch! (Over 15's Only) 

There are limited places on these courses so do make sure to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment! 

"Had a brilliant time yesterday attending a bread making course run by the lovely Susan of Bread in Common. We made everyday loaf, foccacia, seeded loaf, English breakfast muffins and fruit tea cakes. And they taste delicious. The lunch was fabulous too. I can highly recommended this course to anyone wanting to learn to bake bread, brush up on their skills or to learn things new." HB

Book your place through the bakery website



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Stoke 100 Kites in Hanley Park
Mar
31
2:00 PM14:00

Stoke 100 Kites in Hanley Park

To celebrate the start of spring B arts are working with community groups and schools to create a free community event inspired by the springtime festivities of Basant Panchami and Holi. On the day there will be a range of workshops, performances, stalls, and of course lots of kite-making and flying!

Hanley Park, Cleveland Road, ST1 4DX Stoke-on-Trent

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Fostering Urban Resilience in Stoke on Trent
Mar
12
10:00 AM10:00

Fostering Urban Resilience in Stoke on Trent

Calling all Stoke artists!

Come and have your say about urban resilience, attractiveness and liveability in our city.

We are pleased to host this special one day workshop, in conjunction with our partners from all across Europe and led by Oxford University – to focus on creativity, urban planning and Stoke’s future. Huge topics!

We particularly want artists to contribute to the afternoon discussion, about what artists are doing in Stoke and their role in shaping the future of our marvelous city. And lunch is provided!

The event is on Tuesday 12th March, is free to attend and is at B arts building 72 Hartshill Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 7RB.

Please contact us at B arts to reserve your place.

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Introduction to bread making
Mar
9
10:30 AM10:30

Introduction to bread making

An introduction to bread making, no previous experience required. For £75 you get a lovely day in the bakery, a lunch and you’ll go home with 5 fantastic bakes and the recipes to keep you baking.

Perfect as a Christmas present, or a family day out. For large groups such as Birthday Parties, Stags, or Hens, do get in touch! (Over 15's Only) 

There are limited places on these courses so do make sure to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment! 

"Had a brilliant time yesterday attending a bread making course run by the lovely Susan of Bread in Common. We made everyday loaf, foccacia, seeded loaf, English breakfast muffins and fruit tea cakes. And they taste delicious. The lunch was fabulous too. I can highly recommended this course to anyone wanting to learn to bake bread, brush up on their skills or to learn things new." HB

Book your place through the bakery website



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Lanterns in the Valley - community lantern parade
Mar
8
5:30 PM17:30

Lanterns in the Valley - community lantern parade

Journey to 'The World Beyond' through our Community Lantern parade. The parade is on 8th March but there will be lots of opportunities to get involved before hand with lantern making workshops, music classes and street theatre sessions. View our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/229299551335447/ and select interested or going to keep up to date with what's happening.

Venue: Fegg Hayes FuturesThe Hub, Fegg Hayes Road, ST6 6QR Stoke-on-Trent

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Half Term Art Club - Art and Exhibiting Course for kids
Feb
19
to Feb 21

Half Term Art Club - Art and Exhibiting Course for kids

Join real life artists, makers, and curators in devising, and creating an art exhibition. This course is perfect for children who are particularly interested in art. Children will learn a variety of artistic techniques, relevant to their interest, including curation, as well as expanding their knowledge of artists and their works.

The course will encourage critical and lateral thinking and will be an opportunity for the children to express themselves through a means that may not always be easily accessible.

Where?
Bread in Common
72 Hartshill Road
Stoke-on-Trent
ST4 7RB

When?
Tuesday 19 Feb, Wednesday 20 Feb & Thursday 21 Feb
Starts 10.45am
Finishes 2.00pm

The course will be £60 for three days and will include lunch

Guardians and siblings are also invited to join us for a pay what you feel lunch at 1.30. The course is for 8+ years old.

There are only 20 spaces available. So book in whilst you can. We need a minimum of 10 children to run the course so do book in early so as to avoid disappointment.

Participants can book by emailing: hello@breadincommon.com and can pay on arrival by cash

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Advanced bread making course
Dec
15
10:30 PM22:30

Advanced bread making course

On 15th December we’ll be doing an advanced bread making day that’s a bit more tailor made. This day is ideal for people with some bread making experience, or who have done the BiC intro day. It’s designed around busting your bread issues and getting some sourdoughs bubbling- it involves some pre-work and lunch together.

Book your place through the bakery website

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