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DIY Drive-In Workshop

10:30am

60 mins

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The Big Feast HQ

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DIY Drive-In Workshop

10:30am

60 mins

4

The Big Feast HQ

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Drop in family activities

10:30am 4pm

Ongoing

4

The Big Feast HQ

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Drop in family activities

10:30am 4pm

Ongoing

4

The Big Feast HQ

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Settling: A Photographic Archive in Stoke-On-Trent

10:30am 5pm

Ongoing

4

The Big Feast HQ

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Settling: A Photographic Archive in Stoke-On-Trent

10:30am 6pm

Ongoing

4

The Big Feast HQ

20

Follow the Birds

10:30am 5pm

Ongoing

Various

10

Follow the Birds

Various

10

Fantastical Tales

11am; 12pm; 1pm; 2pm & 3pm

20 mins

7

Inside Hanley Indoor Market

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Fantastical Tales

11am; 12pm; 1pm; 2pm & 3pm

20 mins

7

Inside Hanley Indoor Market

14

The Whale

11am; 11:30am; 1pm; 1:30pm; 3pm & 3:30pm

30 mins

10

Outside Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

14

Little Library Van

11am 4pm

Ongoing

9

Piccadilly

14

11am

30 mins

8

Fountain Sq

6

Little Library Van

11am - 4pm

Ongoing

9

Piccadilly

14

Campervan of Love

35 mins

2

40 mins

9

Piccadilly

19

Next to Albion Pub

15

11am

Playground Victories

11am

Strong Lady Charlie O’Taney Brooklyn Healer

Every 5 mins 11am - 1pm

5 mins

2

Next to Albion Pub

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Swan Lake

11am

30 mins

1

Bus Station

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Charlie O’Taney Brooklyn Healer

Every 5 mins

5 mins

2

Next to Albion Pub

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Reynard the Fox

11am

45 mins

10

Outside Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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11:30am

40 mins

9

Piccadilly

19

Dream Weavers Film Screening

11:30am

61 mins

4

The Big Feast HQ

12

H.O.H

11:30am

30 mins

3

Albion Sq

22

Like a Tree

11:45am

30 mins

10

Outside Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

16

Dream Weavers Film Screening

11:30am

61 mins

4

The Big Feast HQ

12

Mr. and Mr. Burn

12pm

35 mins

7

Outside Hanley Indoor Market

17

Reynard the Fox

11:45am

45 mins

10

Outside Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

11

The Poetry Takeaway

12pm 3:30pm

Ongoing

2

Next to Albion Pub

24

Mr. and Mr. Burn

12pm

35 mins

7

Outside Hanley Indoor Market

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H.O.H

12pm

30 mins

3

Albion Sq

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3

From Albion Sq

5

Next to Albion Pub

24

30 mins

12pm 3:30pm

2

12:30pm

The Poetry Takeaway

Ongoing

Urban Astronaut

Lance Moi En l’Air

12pm

25 mins

1

Bus Station

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Lance Moi En l’Air

1pm

25 mins

1

Bus Station

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The Magic Flute

12:30pm

30 mins

9

Piccadilly

23

Audition Project

1pm

45 mins

3

Albion Sq

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Audition Project

12:30pm

45 mins

3

Albion Sq

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Strong Lady

1pm

40 mins

9

Piccadilly

19

Like a Tree

12.30pm

30 mins

10

16

You and I Know

1:30pm

15 mins

1

Bus Station

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Outside Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Salaam

1:30pm

30 mins

4

The Big Feast HQ

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The Big Feast HQ

10

30 mins

8

Fountain Sq

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1pm 4:30pm

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1:30pm

Follow the Birds Workshop

Ongoing

Campervan of Love

35 mins

2

30 mins

3

Albion Sq

28

Next to Albion Pub

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2pm

Playground Victories

1:30pm

The Spurting Man Like a Tree

2pm

30 mins

10

Outside Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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Urban Astronaut

1:30pm

30 mins

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Starting Albion Sq

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Strong Lady

2pm

40 mins

9

Piccadilly

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Playground Victories

2:30pm

35 mins

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Next to Albion Pub

15

Alice in Wonderland

2pm

30 mins

5

Parliament Sq

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You and I Know

2:30pm

15 mins

1

Bus Station

8

Mr. and Mr. Burn

2pm

35 mins

7

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Mr. and Mr. Burn

2:30pm

35 mins

7

Outside Hanley Indoor Market

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Outside Hanley Indoor Market

The Spurting Man

2:15pm

30 mins

3

Albion Sq

28

Salaam

2:30pm

30 mins

4

The Big Feast HQ

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2:30pm

30 mins

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Fountain Sq

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Charlie O’Taney Brooklyn Healer

Every 5 mins 2:30pm4:30pm

5 mins

2

Next to Albion Pub

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Campervan of Love Charlie O’Taney Brooklyn Healer

5 mins

2

Next to Albion Pub

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Reynard the Fox

2:45pm

45 mins

10

Outside Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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Every 5 mins 2:30pm4:30pm

Reynard the Fox

2:45pm

45 mins

10

11

Make & Shake Workshop

3pm

60 mins

4

The Big Feast HQ

12

Outside Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

3pm

60 mins

4

The Big Feast HQ

12

Lance Moi En l’Air

3pm

25 mins

1

Bus Station

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Make & Shake Workshop Lance Moi En l’Air

3pm

25 mins

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Bus Station

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H.O.H

3pm

30 mins

3

Albion Sq

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The Magic Flute

3pm

30 mins

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Outside M&S

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The Spurting Man

3:30pm

30 mins

3

Albion Sq

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Like a Tree

3:30pm

30 mins

10

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Like a Tree

3:30pm

30 mins

10

Outside Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

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Outside Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

H.O.H

3:30pm

30 mins

3

Albion Sq

22

Melody Makers Film Screening

4pm

52 mins

4

The Big Feast HQ

12

Melody Makers Film Screening

4pm

52 mins

4

The Big Feast HQ

12

Urban Astronaut

4pm

30 mins

3

From Albion Sq

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Urban Astronaut

4pm

30 mins

3

Starting Albion Sq

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Campervan of Love

4:30pm

30 mins

8

Fountain Sq

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Swan Lake

4:30pm

30 mins

3

Albion Sq

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The Spurting Man

5pm

30 mins

3

Albion Sq

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The Poetry Takeaway Live

6pm

60 mins

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The Big Feast HQ

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Keep up to date with all the Appetite news! Visit www.appetitestoke.co.uk to sign up to our e-newsletter and follow us on social media:

Images courtesy of: Middle: Andrew Billington Photography Bottom: Clara Lou Photography

4 A Big Welcome! 5 Urban Astronaut 6 Campervan of Love 7 Audition Project 8 You and I Know 9 Salaam 10 Follow the Birds 11 Reynard the Fox 12 Colour Box 14 The Little Library Van, The Whale & Fantastical Tales 15 Playground Victories 16 Like a Tree 17 Mr. and Mr. Burn 18 Charlie O’Taney, Brooklyn Healer 19 Strong Lady 20 Settling: A Photography Archive in Stoke-on-Trent 22 H.O.H 23 Lance Moi En L’Air 24 Poetry at The Big Feast 26 Royal Opera House Reimagined 28 The Spurting Man 29 The Big Feast HQ 34 Big Feast Top Picks 35 Support Us

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Here at Appetite we are delighted to be serving up another fantastic summer of spectacle and surprises across Stoke-on-Trent. This time around look out for a series of exciting collaborations with Flatpack Film Festival, The Roundhouse and The Royal Opera House, and moments of magic and fantasy as performers take to air and turn to water before your eyes. There are also plenty of opportunities to take part in the action, from a children’s DIY drive-in cinema and the ever popular Poetry Takeaway, to a photo exhibition exploring the lifelong journeys that people have gone on to make Stoke-on-Trent home. Kids, don’t forget to pick up your Big Feast Kids Pack from The Big Feast HQ too to make the weekend even more fun. Thanks, as always, go to our fantastic Supper Club drawn from community groups across the City whose ideas and interests guide our programme; to our wonderful, enthusiastic volunteers who make The Big Feast run so smoothly and of course to our brilliant audiences for your continued support. Appetite is part of the work of the New Vic Theatre alongside Partners in Creative Learning, 6 Towns Radio and Staffordshire University. Our thanks to all of them and our funders and supporters including Arts Council England, Without Walls, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and to Realis Estates for being our Big Feast Headline Sponsor and providing us with The Big Feast HQ (next to B&M in Albion Square). Through the Appetite programme we aim to bring the best of local and national talent to unexpected places in Stoke-on-Trent, from bus stations and shop fronts to markets and parks, to create memories to relish, bring communities together and add a sprinkle of joy to our everyday surroundings. So come, tuck into The Big Feast and see what you discover! Gemma (Creative Producer), Tim (Creative Producer – Maternity Cover) & the Appetite Team

We're proud to support All information is correct at the time of printing but subject to change. Please check www.appetitestoke.co.uk for the latest updates and news.

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Image courtesy of Rajvi Vaya

Physical Theatre

Urban Astronaut by Highly Sprung Performance

Suspended 20ft in the air, spinning, turning, flipping on a flying machine, the Urban Astronaut visits us from the future to save the earth. Follow this extraordinary piece of physical theatre as it travels through the City Centre.

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Starting Albion Sq

25 Aug: 12:30pm & 4pm 26 Aug: 1:30pm & 4pm Free • Lasts 30 mins

Commissioned by Without Walls and Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts.

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Image courtesy of Chris Nash

Comedy & Dance

Campervan of Love by New Art Club

Cupid helps the world fall in love. Now he’s gone and fallen in love himself only to discover he’s lost his powers. Will he be able to recover them in time? Join Cupid and his mate Psyche for a funny, magical, musical, dancing adventure based in and around a VW Campervan. Commissioned by Without Walls, SeaChange Arts and Pavilion Dance South West.

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Fountain Sq (by Halifax)

25 Aug: 1:30pm & 4:30pm 26 Aug: 11am & 2:30pm Free • Lasts 30 mins


Image courtesy of Andre Kimche

Dance

Audition Project by Miss High Leg Kick

5, 6, 7, 8‌ Join the chorus line for your big audition experience! All will star in the final show, no previous dance experience necessary & leotards not compulsory!

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Albion Sq

25 Aug: 1pm 26 Aug: 12:30pm Free • Lasts 45 mins

A fabulously fun dance show which you help create. Supported by Without Walls.

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Image courtesy of Camilla Greenwell

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You and I Know by Candoco Dance Company (choreographed by Arlene Phillips) Cutting-edge dance company Candoco explore how we can fall in and out of love in this romantic duet, set to a collection of pop songs. Commissioned by Without Walls, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Stockton International Riverside Festival and Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival.

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Bus Station

25 Aug only: 1:30pm & 2:30pm Free • Lasts 15 mins


Image courtesy of Simon Richardson

Dance

Salaam

by Sonia Sabri Company 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.

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The Big Feast HQ

25 Aug only: 1:30pm & 2:30pm Free • Lasts 30 mins

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Image courtesy of Laurel Gallagher

Visual Art

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Follow the Birds by Laurel Gallagher (Feral State) Follow the birds on a trail through The Big Feast and become part of the story in this interactive street exhibition created by local artist, Laurel Gallagher. On Saturday afternoon join in the Follow the Birds hands-on workshop at The Big Feast HQ and make your very own bird!

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Various / The Big Feast HQ

25 Aug: 10:30am - 5pm 26 Aug: 10:30am - 5pm Workshop: 1pm - 4:30pm Free


Image courtesy of Rowan Hoban, Wild Rumpus

Storytelling & Theatre

Reynard the Fox by The Fabularium Reynard the Fox is a scoundrel who prides himself on being the trickster of the forest. Making his way to the King’s Court he can’t resist tricking and conning the creatures he meets. Delightful storytelling with live music and puppetry for families. The 11:45am performance on Saturday 26 Aug will be BSL interpreted.

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Outside Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

25 Aug: 11am & 2:45pm 26 Aug: 11:45am & 2:45pm Free • Lasts 45 mins

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The Little Library Van Pop in for storytime as Stoke-on-Trent Libraries brings its mobile storytelling space to The Big Feast. 25 Aug: 11am - 4pm • 26 Aug: 11am - 4pm Free 9

Top of Piccadilly

The Whale by Circo Rum Ba Ba

Step inside a giant inflatable whale to enjoy The Mariner’s Museum and discover a secret museum of deep sea wonders. Brought to you by The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery Free but booking advised. Call Potteries Museum & Art Gallery on 01782 232323. 25 Aug only: 11am, 11:30am, 1pm, 1:30pm, 3pm & 3:30pm Free 10

Outside Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Fantastical Tales

with Storyteller Peter Chand

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-theround, Roundabout, by Paines Plough & their show ‘How To Be A Kid’ coming to Stoke-on-Trent this October. See pg. 30-31 25 Aug: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm 26 Aug: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. Free • 20 mins 7 16

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Hanley Indoor Market (inside)


Physical Theatre

Image courtesy of Minyahil Kifle-Giorgis

Playground Victories by Light the Fuse & Scribbled Thought 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.

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Next to Albion Pub

25 Aug: 2:30pm 26 Aug: 11am & 1:30pm Free • Lasts 35 mins

Supported by Arts Council England, SeaChange Arts and artsdepot.

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Image courtesy of Andi Sapey

Puppetry

Like a Tree by Lucy Enskat - Hocus Pocus Theatre Produced by Norwich Puppet Theatre Down in the woods a sapling grows, up through the ground and towards the sky. At the same time, a child is born and their lives entwine in a touching tale of life, love and everything after. A magical story told with puppetry and suitable for all ages. The 12:30pm performance on Saturday 26 Aug will be BSL interpreted. 18

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Outside Potteries Museum and Art Gallery

25 Aug: 11:45am, 2pm & 3:30pm 26 Aug: 12:30pm & 3:30pm Free • Lasts 30 mins


Image courtesy of Paul Blakemore

Theatre

Mr. and Mr. Burn by Ramshackalicious Meet Mr. & Mr. Burn, an explosive, chaotic, offbeat Vegas double act with a touch of disaster about them. Listen as they fill the air with some sweet swinging, brass heavy music, but will they get through their gig without setting their whole world on fire? An anarchic mix of clowning, theatre, puppetry and fire!

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Outside Hanley Indoor Market

25 Aug: 12pm & 2:30pm 26 Aug: 12pm & 2pm Free • Lasts 35 mins

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Image courtesy of Pheraille

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Charlie O’Taney, Brooklyn Healer by The Miraculous Theatre Company

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.

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Next to Albion Pub

25 Aug: 11am - 1pm & 2:30pm - 4:30pm 26 Aug: 11:30am - 1:30pm & 2:30pm - 4:30pm Free • Lasts 5-10 mins


Circus

Image courtesy of Elle Jones Photography

Strong Lady by Strong Lady Productions The world of the Strong Lady is filled with dazzling contrasts: muscle and grace, beauty and brute strength, lifting the hearts of the audience and… well… lifting the audience!

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Piccadilly (outside Regent Theatre)

25 Aug: 11am & 1pm 26 Aug: 11:30am & 2pm Free • Lasts 40 mins

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Appetite and GRAIN Projects Present...

Settling A Photographic Archive in Stoke-on-Trent by Sam Ivin 4

The Big Feast HQ

From across the country and all over the world, people have made journeys to The Potteries 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 stories – how they arrived here and where their journey started from. The exhibition will celebrate what we hold in common and the fantastically diverse city we live in today. Appetite and GRAIN Projects, inspired by the story of local resident Val Bansall, have commissioned acclaimed photographer Sam Ivin to lead this project. Sam has been hosting workshops with residents and community groups in the city to enable the final artwork for this exhibition. 25 Aug: 10:30am - 5pm 26 Aug: 10:30am - 6pm

Free

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Images courtesy of Val Bansall

Photography

“Back in 1964 my Dad moved from India to Stoke-on-Trent to create a new life for his family. Last year I suggested to Appetite the idea of working with an artist to explore the stories of those who made similar journeys to the city from outside the country or inside it. I’m thrilled that Appetite and Grain have now commissioned Sam to lead an exciting new photography project to do just that.” Val Bansall, Newcastle-under-Lyme 23


Image courtesy of Camilla Greenwell

Dance

H.O.H by Far From the Norm A mash up of fast-paced footwork and physical floor work. Characters explode onto the city streets throwing everything into chaos. An interactive hip-hop dance show about the nation’s fave sport... football! Commissioned by Without Walls, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival and Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

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Albion Sq

25 Aug: 12pm & 3pm 26 Aug: 11:30am & 3:30pm Free • Lasts 30 mins


Image courtesy of MovingProductions

Circus

Lance Moi En L’Air by Joli Vyann and L’Eolienne

Blurring the boundaries of dance, theatre and circus, Joli Vyann take you on an imaginative journey, telling stories that excite, enchant and electrify. Thrilling acrobatic skills meet athletic and graceful dance.

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Bus Station

25 Aug: 1pm & 3pm 26 Aug: 12pm & 3pm Free • Lasts 25 mins

Commissioned by Without Walls, Bournemouth Arts by the Sea and Dance Village

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Poetry at The Big Feast! Part of Roundhouse Presents Voices Nationwide in association with Appetite and Stoke-on-Trent Libraries

The Poetry Takeaway 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. The Poetry Takeaway Live - with Roundhouse Presents Voices Nationwide Check out The Poetry Takeaway 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! Roundhouse Presents Voices Nationwide is a national project presented by London arts venue and charity the Roundhouse and Nationwide Building Society which aims to discover the unheard stories of people from across the country and share them through spoken word and poetry. People of all ages and backgrounds from Stoke-on-Trent with no experience of writing poetry have been taking part in a series of hands-on workshops in the run up to The Big Feast to learn the tools for turning their personal stories into fantastic poems. Come and check out their work at The Big Feast!

The Poetry Takeaway 2 Next to Albion Pub

25 Aug: 12pm-3:30pm 26 Aug: 12pm-3:30pm

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26 Aug only: 6pm

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Main image courtesy of Clara Lou Photography Small image courtesy of Andrew Billington

Poetry

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Royal Opera House Reimagined 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 three extraordinary performances... Alice in Wonderland A rabbit hole has opened up in Stoke-on-Trent. Follow Alice on her adventures in Alice in Wonderland... Swan Lake Explore the frozen magic of this beautiful ballet reimagined for the streets The Magic Flute Play with Pappagano, transported by the birdcatcher with his magic flute in this famous opera 26 Aug only • Free Swan Lake: 11am Bus Station

The Magic Flute: 1

4:30pm Albion Sq 3

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Alice in Wonderland:

12:30pm Piccadilly

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3pm Outside M&S

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Ballet & Opera

'We're really proud to be working with the Royal Opera House and bringing these three shows, reimagined from some of the best loved ballets and operas, to our City Centre for everyone to enjoy!' Tim, Creative Producer (Maternity Cover) 29


Image courtesy of Tainted Photography Â

Theatre

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The Spurting Man by Avanti Display 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. 30

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Albion Sq

25 Aug: 2pm & 3:30pm 26 Aug: 2:15pm & 5pm Free • Lasts 30 mins


The Big Feast HQ

Image courtesy of Simon Richardson

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Thanks to the kind support of The 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 of fun activities for little ones. And for even bigger kids make sure you pick up your Big Feast Bingo Cards. Complete these and return to the HQ or an Appetite volunteer for the chance of winning some fab prizes including £150 worth of intu Potteries vouchers!

Friday 25 August 10:30am - 5pm 10:30am - 4pm 10:30am - 11:30am 11:30am - 12:30pm 1:30pm 2:30pm 3pm - 4pm 4pm - 5pm

Settling: A Photographic Archive in Stoke Drop in family activities DIY Drive-In Workshop with Flatpack: Assemble Film Screening: Dream Weavers Salaam by Sonia Sabri Company Salaam by Sonia Sabri Company Make & Shake Workshop with Flatpack: Assemble Film Screening: Melody Makers

Saturday 26 August 10:30am - 6pm 10:30am - 4pm 10:30am - 11:30am 11:30am - 12:30pm 1pm - 4:30pm 3pm - 4pm 4pm - 5pm 6pm

Settling: A Photographic Archive in Stoke Drop in family activities DIY Drive-In Workshop with Flatpack: Assemble Film Screening: Dream Weavers Follow The Birds: Make your own feathery friend! Make & Shake Workshop with Flatpack: Assemble Film Screening: Melody Makers The Poetry Takeaway Live! 31


ROUNDABOUT Returns! ‘‘A national tour should brighten many hundreds of lives, young and old.” WhatsOnStage.com

The one-of-a-kind, ‘pop-up’ theatre returns to Stoke-on-Trent Join us in the City Centre from 19 - 22 October for three tip-top brand spanking new shows and a programme of fantastic local entertainment.

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BLACK MOUNTAIN By Brad Birch

A Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd and Orange Tree Theatre production

Rebecca and Paul are running away from memories and mistakes. An isolated house in the country seems the perfect escape. But you can’t run forever, especially when you’re being followed. A psychological thriller about betrayal and forgiveness that will have you on the edge of your seat. 19 Oct: 8:15pm • 21 Oct: 6pm

OUT OF LOVE By Elinor Cook

A Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd and Orange Tree Theatre production

Lorna and Grace are best friends forever. But when Lorna gets a place at uni, and Grace gets pregnant, they find themselves in starkly different worlds. From an awardwinning writer, this is a tale of friendship, love and rivalry told over 30 years. 20 Oct: 7:30pm • 22 Oct: 2pm

HOW TO BE A KID By Sarah McDonald-Hughes

A Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd and Orange Tree Theatre production

Molly needs to learn how to be a kid again. Can you help her? A larger than life story about family, friends and fitting in. Warning: Contains dancing, chocolate cake and an epic car chase. Ages 7+ 21 Oct: 1pm • 22 Oct: 12pm 33


Big Feast Top Picks by The Appetite Supper Club The Appetite Supper Club is a group of local people who help us to make key decisions about our programme, including The Big Feast. We asked some of our Supper Club members what they are looking forward to most at this year’s Big Feast.

“An outdoor gig by a man and a puppet sounds really intriguing to me so I’m keen to catch Mr. and Mr. Burn.” Shiya, Blurton Mr. and Mr. Burn

“Well, for me, at The Big Feast this year it has to be the Royal Opera House, to see professional opera on the streets around here will be a magical moment.” Mehdi, Hanley Royal Opera House Reimagined

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“I can’t believe you can make a dance piece about football, so I’m really excited to see this at The Big Feast this year.” Steve, Bentilee H.O.H

“At the Big Feast this year I’m hoping to see Salaam, it’s not often you get to see Indian dance and music in Stoke-onTrent.” Deb, Newcastle-under-Lyme Salaam

“My kids have Reynard the Fox first on their list of things to see. It looks really good fun for families, it’s got singing, dancing and it’s about a cheeky fox. What’s not to love!” Amelia, Middleport Reynard the Fox

“I’ve seen Like a Tree before and it’s beautiful. I’ve never seen puppetry done like in this show. I’m looking forward to having a chance to watch it again.” Theresa, Meir Like a Tree


Feed Your Appetite! At Appetite we aim to get more people in Stoke-on-Trent to experience the arts, especially those who would not ordinarily get to see or take part in them. Over the last 5 years we’ve reached over 394,479 people and attracted people from all walks of life to come together to enjoy our events with their friends and family. We rely on the generosity of people and businesses to sustain the work we do, so to continue with our mission we need your support! Your donations, however big or small, will help us to inspire Stoke-on-Trent audiences through world-class art. £2 could help make events more accessible by providing free transport for local communities

£5 could subsidise the cost of a ticket to our spectacular showcase events

£10 could contribute to the cost of training an Appetite Event Volunteer to help make our events fun, safe and sound

Pop your donations in the Donation Stations around The Big Feast or visit www.appetitestoke.co.uk/support-us to donate online.

“I think what Appetite does for the city is invaluable” Big Feast audience member

Help us make more exciting stuff happen in our city!

Image courtesy of Clara Lou Photography

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