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Date(s): Fri 28 - Sat 29 Jul 2017

Water Fools by ilotopie

An outstanding outdoor show performed entirely on the lake at Central Forest Park!

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 28 - Sat 29 Jul 2017
  • Time(s):
    Doors open 7.45pm
    Show starts 9.15pm prompt
    Show ends 10.15pm approx
  • Venue:
    Central Forest Park
  • Cost:
    Standard Adult from £8.95

Date(s): Wed 9 Aug 2017

The Taster Tour at Trentham Gardens

This year the Appetite Taster Tour stops off at Trentham Gardens on Wednesday 9 August.   You'll be able to catch the following acts all set in the beautiful surroundings of the Trentham Estate Gardens. Get yourselves a little taste of the Big Feast Festival, live, in Trentham Gardens. E ...

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  • Date(s):
    Wed 9 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    11am-4pm
  • Venue:
    Trentham Gardens
  • Cost:
    Included with usual Garden Entry Fee

Date(s): Fri 25 Aug 2017

The Whale by Circo Rum Ba Ba #BigFeast17

Step inside a giant inflatable whale to enjoy The Mariner’s Museum and discover a secret museum of deep sea wonders. Curiosities include mermaids’ purses, an arm wrestling octopus, a skeleton with xylophone ribs and bewildering flotsam and jetsam! Plus, in children’s show The Pirate ...

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 25 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Fri 25 August only: 11am, 11.30am, 1pm, 1.30pm, 3pm & 3.30pm
  • Venue:
    Outside Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, City Centre
  • Cost:
    Free but booking advised. Call Potteries Museum & Art Gallery on 01782 232 323

Date(s): Fri 25 Aug 2017

You and I Know by Candoco Dance Company #BigFeast17

Cutting edge dance company Candoco explore how we can fall in and out of love in this romantic duet set to collection of pop songs and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Arlene Philipps!  Candoco, the contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, twists percept ...

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 25 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Fri 25 August 1.30pm & 2.30pm
  • Venue:
    Hanley Bus Station, City Centre
  • Cost:
    Free

Date(s): Fri 25 Aug 2017

Salaam by Sonia Sabri Company #BigFeast17

Salaam, meaning ‘peace’, celebrates harmony, inner-stillness and the simple pleasures of being alive! Kathak dance combines with live music in an uplifting and exhilarating performance.  Salaam combines a rare treat of Tabla music by the world-renowned maestro. Sarvar Sabri performs ...

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 25 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Fri 25 August 1.30pm & 2.30pm
  • Venue:
    The Big Feast HQ, Old Hall Street, City Centre
  • Cost:
    Free

Date(s): Sat 26 Aug 2017

The Poetry Takeaway Live #BigFeast17

Check out The Poetry Takeaway van live in action as the 'Poet Chefs' take to the stage on Saturday evening of The Big Feast alongside participants from our project with the Roundhouse, Voices Nationwide! Part of Roundhouse presents Voices Nationwide in association with Appetite and Stoke- ...

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  • Date(s):
    Sat 26 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Saturday 26 August 6pm
  • Venue:
    The Big Feast HQ, Old Hall Street, City Centre
  • Cost:
    Donate What You Decide

Date(s): Sat 26 Aug 2017

Royal Opera House Reimagined #BigFeast17

The Royal Opera House bring the magic of ballet and opera to the streets of Stoke-on-Trent. Explore your city as you have never seen it before in 3 extraordinary performances...  Alice in Wonderland: A rabbit hole has opened up in Stoke-on-Trent. Follow Alice on her adventures in Alice ...

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  • Date(s):
    Sat 26 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Bus Station 11am
    Piccadilly 12.30pm
    Parliament Square 2pm
    Outside M&S 3pm
    Albion Square 4.30pm
  • Venue:
    Various sites, City Centre
  • Cost:
    Free

Date(s): Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

Strong Lady by Strong Lady Productions #BigFeast17

A genuine strong woman, Betty Brawn presents an exhilarating array of feats of strength...

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Friday 25 August 11am & 1pm
    Saturday 26 August 11.30am & 2pm
  • Venue:
    Piccadilly (Outside Regent Theatre), City Centre
  • Cost:
    Free

Date(s): Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

Charlie O Taney The Brooklyn Healer by Miraculous Theatre Company #BigFeast17

Are you looking at me? After unexpectedly receiving the healing gift from a dying Chinese man, Charlie O’ Taney was forced to make an abrupt career change: from Mafia Hit-man to Brooklyn Healer… An interactive show full of miracles. A performance for 1-4 people at a time. No need to ...

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Fri 25 Aug 11am-1pm and 2.30pm-4.30pm
    Sat 26 Aug 11.30am-1.30pm and 2.30pm-4.30pm
  • Venue:
    Next to Albion Pub
  • Cost:
    Free

Date(s): Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

Settling: A Photographic Archive in Stoke by Sam Ivin #BigFeast17

From across the country and all over the world, people have made journeys to Stoke-on-Trent and created new lives in the city. Working with local residents and using images from family photo albums, award-winning photographer Sam Ivin presents a brand new exhibition exploring people’s st ...

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Fri 25 August 10.30am - 5pm
    Sat 26 August 10.30am - 6pm
  • Venue:
    The Big Feast HQ, Old Hall Street, City Centre
  • Cost:
    Free

Date(s): Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

H.O.H. by Far From the Norm #BigFeast17

A veritable mash up of fast paced footwork and physical floor work

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Friday 25 August 12pm & 3pm
    Saturday 26 August 11.30am & 3.30pm
  • Venue:
    Albion Square, City Centre
  • Cost:
    Free

Date(s): Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

The Big Feast HQ #BigFeast17

Thanks to the kind support of Big Feast Headline Sponsors, Realis Estates, for providing us with the former Argos store for our Big Feast HQ. Join us for hands-on family activities, film screenings, performances and more.  Don’t forget to pop in to pick up your Big Feast Kids Pack full ...

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Friday 25 August 10.30am - 5pm
    ​Saturday 26 August 10.30am - 7pm
  • Venue:
    The Big Feast HQ, Old Hall Street, City Centre
  • Cost:
    Free

Date(s): Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

Mr. & Mr. Burn by Ramshackalicious #BigFeast17

An explosive, chaotic, offbeat Vegas double act with a touch of disaster ...

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Friday 25 August 12pm & 2.30pm
    Saturday 26 August 12pm & 2pm
  • Venue:
    Hanley Indoor Market (Outside), City Centre
  • Cost:
    Free

Date(s): Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

The Poetry Takeaway #BigFeast17

A firm Stokie favourite and the world’s first purpose built poetry emporium, The Poetry Takeaway is back to cook up personalised, made to order poems, performed and wrapped up for you to takeaway! Turn up to the takeaway and supply the ingredients for a home-cooked poem.  Part of Roun ...

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Fri 25 Aug: 12pm - 3:30pm 
    Sat 26 Aug: 12pm - 3:30pm 
     
  • Venue:
    Next to Albion Pub
  • Cost:
    Free

Date(s): Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

Lance Moi En L Air by Joli Vyann and L Eolienne #BigFeast17

Thrilling acrobatic skills meet athletic and graceful dance.

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Friday 25 August 1pm & 3pm
    ​Saturday 26 August 12pm & 3pm
  • Venue:
    Hanley Bus Station, City Centre
  • Cost:
    Free

Date(s): Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

The Spurting Man by Avanti Display #BigFeast17

A famous performer shows off his tricks to his servant in a series of comic interactions climaxing in a cascading human fountain. Performed on four continents and in nineteen different countries, The Spurting Man is one of the classic European street theatre shows. The show dissects the u ...

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Friday 25 August 2pm & 3.30pm
    ​Saturday 26 August 2.15pm & 5pm
  • Venue:
    Albion Square, City Centre
  • Cost:
    Free

Date(s): Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

Fantastical Tales with Storyteller Peter Chand #BigFeast17

It’s storytime in Hanley Market. Join storyteller Peter Chand as he spins fantastic tales all about being a kid. Plus, find out about ‘pop up’ theatre in the round Roundabout by Paines Plough & their show ‘How To Be A Kid’ coming to Stoke-on-Trent this October.  Check out and ...

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Friday 25 August 11am - 12.20pm & 1pm - 3.20pm
    Saturday 26 August 11am - 12.20pm & 1pm - 3.20pm
    Sessions start every 20 minutes
  • Venue:
    Hanley Indoor Market (inside), City Centre
  • Cost:
    Free

Date(s): Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

Audition Project by Miss Leg High Kick #BigFeast17

5, 6, 7, 8… Join the chorus line for your big audition experience! Learn the dance steps of the audition scene from 1985 film 'A Chorus Line' led by Miss High Leg Kick, Steve Nice and Abi Cunliffe with special guest appearances by Reggie Roberts and Luciana Hutt. 45 minutes of dance, r ...

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Fri 25 August 1pm
    Sat 26 August 12.30pm
  • Venue:
    Albion Square, City Centre
  • Cost:
    Free

Date(s): Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

Campervan of Love by New Art Club #BigFeast17

Cupid’s job is to make people fall in love but it hasn’t been going well of late. His powers have deserted him with disastrous effects. The world is falling out of love and it’s all his fault. With the help of his amazing Campervan and an array of supporting characters, Cupid learns ...

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Fri 25 August 1.30pm & 4.30pm
    Sat 26 August 11am & 2.30pm
  • Venue:
    Fountain Square, City Centre
  • Cost:
    Free

Date(s): Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

Urban Astronaut by Highly Sprung Performance #BigFeast17

Suspended 20ft in the air, spinning, turning, flipping on a flying machine, the Urban Astronaut visit us from the future to save the earth.  Urban Astronaut provides a glimpse of a future that might be... Where problems surrounding air pollution have grown to a crisis point, is there any ...

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Fri 25 August: 12.30pm & 4pm
    Sat 26 August: 1.30pm & 4pm
  • Venue:
    Albion Square, City Centre
  • Cost:
    Free

Date(s): Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

The Big Feast 17!

Prepare for another amazing August Bank Holiday weekend! Our annual arts extravaganza The Big Feast is returning once again to the streets of Stoke-on-Trent City Centre on Friday 25th & Saturday 26th August. This year fill your boots with a jam packed assortment of astonishing, u ...

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    10:30am - 7pm
  • Venue:
    City Centre (Hanley)
  • Cost:
    Free!

Date(s): Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

Follow the Birds by Laurel Gallagher (Feral State) #BigFeast17

Follow the Birds on a trail through the Big Feast and become part of the story

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Fri 25 August 11am - 5pm
    Sat 26 August 11am - 5pm

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    Sat 26 August 1pm - 4.30pm, Big Feast HQ
  • Venue:
    Various sites, City Centre
  • Cost:
    Free

Date(s): Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

Reynard the Fox by The Fabularium #BigFeast17

The tale of Reynard the Fox follows the woodlands’ most infamous scoundrel who prides himself on being the trickster of the forest. As he makes his way to the King’s court for the Royal Gathering, Reynard cannot resist the temptations to trick, defy and confuse the creatures he meets ...

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Fri 25 August  11am & 2.45pm
    Sat 26 August  11.45am & 2.45pm
  • Venue:
    Outside Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, City Centre
  • Cost:
    Free

Date(s): Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

Playground Victories by Light the Fuse and Scribbled Thought #BigFeast17

A huge playground waits to be conquered! Performers climb, crawl, swing and storm all over it capturing the highs and lows of playgrounds past, present and future from pirate adventures to first snogs. Joyfully comic theatre meets circus. Check out and download the full programme includ ...

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Fri 25 August 2.30pm
    Sat 26 August 11am & 1.30pm
  • Venue:
    Next to Albion Pub
  • Cost:
    Free

Date(s): Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

The Little Library Van #BigFeast17

The Little Library Van, a mobile storytelling service by Stoke-on-Trent Libraries that serves children and families throughout the city, brings a love of reading to this year's Big Feast.   Beautifully decorated by local author and illustrator, Kate Leake, pop in for storytime during t ...

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Fri 25 August 11am - 4pm
    Sat 26 August 11am - 4pm
  • Venue:
    Top of Piccadilly, City Centre
  • Cost:
    Free

Date(s): Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

Flatpack: Assemble Presents Colour Box #BigFeast17

A family-friendly weekend of awesome animations and workshops. Build your very own car using scrap cardboard, arts and crafts in our DIY Drive-In Workshop or create your very own instruments in Make & Shake and then settle in to be entertained by animations from Flatpack’s Colour Box To ...

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Fri 25 August & Sat 26 August
    10.30am -11.30am DIY Drive in Workshop
    11.30am -12.30pm Dream Weavers (Animated Film)
    3pm - 4pm Make & Shake Workshop
    4pm - 5pm Melody Makers (Animated Film)


     
  • Venue:
    The Big Feast HQ, Old Hall Street, City Centre
  • Cost:
    Donate What You Decide

Date(s): Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017

Like a Tree by Lucy Enskat - Hocus Pocus Theatre #BigFeast17

A magical story told with puppetry...

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  • Date(s):
    Fri 25 - Sat 26 Aug 2017
  • Time(s):
    Fri 25 Aug 11.45am, 2pm & 3.30pm
    Sat 26 Aug 12.30pm & 3.30pm
  • Venue:
    Outside Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, City Centre
  • Cost:
    Free