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The Big Feast is back...(#BigFeast15)

The Big Feast is back...(#BigFeast15)

Get stuck in...

Appetite presents a jam-paked menu full of world class shows and events that are set to thrill audiences across Stoke-on-Trent this summer. We've teamed up with communities across the city to serve up this year's programme, showing art can be enjoyed by anyone, anywhere and everywhere, from high streets to parks! So get stuck in and enjoy yourselves!

This year #BigFeast15 will run across three days, 28, 29 and 30 August on the City Centre streets and parks of Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.

With street theatre and world class shows to entertain your friends and family make sure you join us this August Bank Holiday.

This year you can expect, New Orleans style marching bands, guided comedy tours of Hanley, poetry to-go, world tales & literature, giant wooden parlour games, mysterious night time parades, dancers on bus stops, stunning aerial circus, tales from the funfair after dark, South Asian dance and we're even bringing a pop-up social club to town for the weekend!


Acts include...

Note: not all acts perform each day so please click each act to see more info about show times, venues and how to book your tickets if required.

Tombs Creatius give parlour games a new lease of life with Monster Colours.

Join Red Herring's Leslie and Lesley revelling in the Funny Peculiar comedy guided tour of Hanley

Corey Baker brings his Headphones and shows the world how to dance

Pop into Karvan to relax with tales from around the world

Light the Fuse will reveal a new way to look at the life of a bus stop with Full Stop

Akademi mesmerise audiences with the delightful contemporary South Asian dance show Sufi Zen

Wet Picnic offer audiences a chance to see what hides on each floor of the hilarious show The Lift

You can also place your orders for some delightful rhymes at The Poetry TakeAway

Mr Wilson's Second Liners bring their foot tapping New Orleans marching band style covers of 90's club classics

See what can happen at the fairground after dark with Southpaw Dance's intense headline show Carousel

Join in the mysterious night time headline show Deblozay as Rara Woulib take you on a night tour of Stoke that you could never imagine

You could run away with the circus as Extraordinary Bodies perform aerial circus and live music with a local choir in another headline show Weighting

Perhaps breaking hearts in Sheila Ghelani's installation Covet Me, Care for Me would be more your flavour

Hold your breath as the dynamic La Collectif de Bascule perform death defying circus stunts in Rien N'est Moins Sur (Nothing is Less Safe)

Maybe a flaming gondola would float your boat as part of Nuno Silva's fire and dance spectacular Soul of Fado.

Or you could just sit back and relax with some old school bingo with Barb Forshaw at The Oasis Social Club

Whatever flavours you fancy there's bound to be something available for everyone this August Bank Holiday in Stoke-on-Trent! We look forward to seeing you there!