Created and produced by Corey Baker Dance to the hit track Tilted by Christine and the Queens, ballet performance ATURE was first performed live at The Big Feast 2015. Choreographed by the award-winning and celebrated Corey Baker, and featuring, with kind permission from Birmingham Royal Ballet, award-winning dancer, William Bracewell, Ature takes contemporary ballet off the main stage and onto film for online audiences to view anywhere, anytime. Ature was commissioned by Appetite, Brighter Futures and Birmingham Hippodrome.
From Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August 2016, The Big Feast returned to fill the streets of Hanley once again with toe tapping tea dances, marvellous marching bands, superhero dance battles, synchronised ‘street swimmers’, 'buzzing' bee installations, awesome audio theatre, quirky cabaret evenings and more. Film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions.
On Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 August 2016, Appetite brought bewitching outdoor musical concert, The Enchanted Chandelier by French company Transe Express, to sold out audiences in Central Forest Park, Hanley. Film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions.
''It's the best thing I've seen going on in Hanley and l've lived here all my life''... Over the last 3 years Appetite has brought a mouth watering menu of world class arts and events to Stoke-on-Trent, taking over its streets, libraries, pubs, shops, parks and many other places. This short film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions captures the first 3 years of Appetite in Stoke-on-Trent.
In 2015 Diwali celebrations in Stoke-on-Trent featured Runga Rung, The Colour of Colours by Emergency Exit Arts - a unique parade blending British Asian culture, Indian traditions, carnivals and fiestas. Presented by Appetite, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and City Centre Partnership. Film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions.
In 2015, Cirque Bijou's astonishing highwire show A Christmas Loved Story Painted in the Sky counted down to the big Christmas Lights switch on in Hanley. Presented by Appetite, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and City Centre Partnership.. Film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions
Appetite, British Ceramics Biennial and Burslem Jubilee presented The World In One City International Feast Day at China Hall in Spode, Stoke-on-Trent on 24 October 2015. A banquet of international food, workshops and arts and performance from around the world. Film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions.
On Saturday 5 September, Appetite, Capsule and Hanford Residents Association were excited to present the second ever Grand Cross Fayre, an afternoon of eclectic live music and arts workshops taking over Hanford Park. Film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions.
Appetite and Bentilee Community Partnership presented the second Three Greens Event on Sunday 6 September in the three greens park in Bentilee. A family day out celebrating the last 80 years of dance, with The Ragroof Player's Tea Dance, Folk Dance Remixed and Art Brasil. Film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions.
In October 2015, the world's first 'pop up, plug and play theatre' Roundabout, by the acclaimed theatre company Paines Plough, visited Albion Sq in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent for 4 days of new plays by world class writers plus a lineup of local performances. This short film by Paines Plough tells you all you need to know about this unique venue.
Inspired by children and bedtime, Lullaby was an artwork by Luke Jerram that came to Stoke-on-Trent in September 2015. Over 5 nights, a parade of illuminated bikes rode by local people carried a beautiful lullaby through the streets of 5 different towns in Stoke-on-Trent. Lullaby visited Bentilee, Meir, Burslem, Shelton and Hanley. Film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions.
The Big Feast returned in 2015 for three days of world class shows and events taking over City Centre Hanley, Bethesda Chapel, Central Forest Park and Hanley Park. Featuring Funny Peculiar by Red Herring, Carousal by Southpaw Dance Company, Deblozay by Rara Woulib, Mr Wilson's Second Liners, Monster Colours by Tombs Creatius, Karvan, The Lift by Wet Picnic, The Poetry Takeaway, Weighting by Extraordinary Bodies and Covet Me, Care for Me by Sheila Ghelani. Film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions.
Stoke South Carnival Committee talk about their experience working with Appetite to commission Old Bill at Stoke South Carnival in August 2014. Film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions.
In August 2015, Appetite took a selection of Big Feast 15 acts on a mini tour to Fegg Hayes (as well as Weston Heights, Longton, Talke and Tunstall) to give local people a taste of what to expect from the festival. Film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions.
The Oasis Social Club was a spectacular mobile space that came to Portland St in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent in June 2015. With a lively and sociable atmosphere, presided over by Stokie host Barb Foreshaw, played by artist Rebecca Davies, the project invited local residents to take part in performance, programming and debate. Rebecca worked with Stoke locals to form a committee to establish an eclectic programme, including a night of Northern Soul and a day of learning to grow your own veg. In this film Barb cordially invited Stoke-on-Trent to the club.
For Christmas 2014, Appetite, in partnership with Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the City Centre Partnership, presented Winterfest. Featuring the Christmas Lights Switch On With a Twist on 20 November with Emergency Exit Arts and a day of street performances in Street Treat Sunday on 30 November. Film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions.
On 15-16 November 2014, Appetite, with Friends of Hanley Park, presented The Fire Garden created by Walk the Plank. Audiences of Stoke-on-Trent joined us for an unforgettable family-friendly adventure into a fiery night-time landscape as Hanley Park played host to a secret garden like no other. Film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions.
On the weekend of 29-31 August 2014, Appetite turned City Centre Hanley into a hive of activity for the very first Big Feast festival, featuring folk music in a box, homecooked poems to takeaway, sound installations, fire breathing dragons, haka workshops and much more. Film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions.
NoFit State Circus made a welcome return to Stoke-on-Trent with Open House in Hanley, City Centre on 23 and 24 August 2014. Musicians, acrobats and aerialists exploded out of caravans in an intoxicating brew of high-energy performance and circus. Film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions.
Throughout August 2014, Appetite filled the streets, train stations, parks, hospitals and shops of Stoke-on-Trent with donated pianos, decorated by local artists and community groups, and free for anyone to play. Play Me I'm Yours was created by artist Luke Jerram and has visited cities across the world. Film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions.
In 2013, Appetite presented a feast of tasty art experiences for people in Stoke-on-Trent through its Taster Menu, serving up world class artists, shows and activities. Featuring Bianco, The Pavement Cafe, The Picnics and As The World Tipped. Film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions.
Appetite presented As The World Tipped by Wired Aerial Theatre at Central Forest Park on 23 & 24 August 2013, an ambitious and extraordinary piece of aerial theatre that combined dramatic video visuals with breath-taking aerial performance to create a real life disaster movie in the sky. Film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions.
An introduction day for the Appetite community hubs, The Starter Course gave the groups a little taste of new work from a range of exciting artists, with the aim of encouraging a stronger sense of belonging, understanding and connection to Appetite’s mission and to inspire groups to think differently about the places and spaces where art can happen. Featuring Tinbox Theatre, Slunglow, Entrepreneurs, Hunt and Darton and Dan Thompson. 8 February 2014, Stoke Town.
Appetite worked with B-Arts to present a series of Picnics in the Parks across 2013, a day of free, fun family activities, music and arts workshops. B-Arts worked with artists in Queens Park to lead a series of community workshops to collect stories from local people about the park. Queens Park, Longton, Saturday 28 July 2013 Film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions.
Working in partnership with the New Vic Theatre's Education Department, local libraries and Children's Centres, Jelly and Ice Cream was a 6 week programme that explored drama skills alongside story telling techniques to assist parents in making story time a more fun time. A chance for local parents and children to have fun with stories and enjoy a trip to the theatre. The programme also included a free festive visit to the New Vic Theatre for their annual show for young families 'Tale Trail to 101 Dalmatians' Local Children's Centres that joined us were: Norton Children's Centre Kingsland Children's Centre Blurton Children's Centre Burslem Children's Centre Treehouse Children's Centre Thomas Boughey Children's Centre Film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions.
Appetite worked with B-Arts to present a series of Picnics in the Parks across 2013, a day of free, fun family activities, music and arts workshops. B-Arts worked with artists in Tunstall Park to lead a series of community workshops to collect stories from local people about the park. Using these stories artist Dan Fox created a sound installation with the assistance from local participants. Tunstall Park, Sunday 28 July 2013 Film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions.
Every Saturday in August 2013, The Pavement Cafe saw Appetite turn the City Centre, Hanley into a hive of family friendly performances, activities and entertainment, all free to stumble across. Featuring Red Shoes by Upswing, Trolleys by C-12 Dance Theatre, Inflation by Tangled Feet, Mr Lucky's Party by Avanti Display and The Knowledge Emporium by Slung Low. Film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions.
From 26-28 July 2013, Appetite presented Bianco by NoFit State Circus. Over 1800 people turned out to Hanley Park, Stoke-on-Trent to see the first official Appetite event which introduced a whole new audience to contemporary circus. Film courtesy of Junction 15 Productions.