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Programme news from Appetite

Date uploaded: January 19, 2015

Appetite, part of the Arts Council's Creative People & Places Programme, has announced a series of community arts events as part of its 2015 programme in Stoke-on-Trent. Artists from a range of creative disciplines have been commissioned to respond to the city and its communities through their socially engaged practices.

Congregation by Ray Lee

To kick-start 2015 Appetite are offering people in Stoke-on-Trent the opportunity to get involved with a unique arts project called 'Congregation'.

Acclaimed sound artist Ray Lee is to premiere Congregation, a new composition involving groups of residents from across the Potteries. Ray, who was named British Composer of the Year in 2012, has arranged introductory talks on 21st January for local residents who want to get involved in Congregation.

In Congregation, Ray gives groups of people across the city a silver sphere. The sphere will guide them to a new location by emitting sounds – one sound for the correct direction and one for the wrong direction. As groups of audience members follow the sounds they will meet with other groups to form a Congregation in a central location.

Date: Wednesday the 21st of January 2015
Time: Session 1: 2-3.30pm
Time: Session 2: 5.30-7pm
Venue: A Room with a Brew, 31 Stafford St, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1JU

Places for this event are free but limited reservations can be made by emailing your name, e-mail address, post code and phone number to [email protected] Please state which session you would like to attend too.

Dan Thompson's "It's All About The Road" Artist Talk & Presentation
   
Find out all about this year-long project that focuses on London Road in Stoke. Working in partnership with Second Look Stoke, social artist Dan Thompson has been collecting the rich history and stories from London Road. The stories collected from one road become the history of a city, and that becomes the history of England.

While Dan writes a book, starting in the Ice Age and ending twenty years in the future, he’s working with local artists, makers and designers to celebrate London Road’s stories.

Dan Thompson Talk
Date: Thursday the 29th January 2015
Time: 6.30 - 8.30pm
Venue: A Room with a Brew, 31 Stafford St, Stoke on Trent, ST1 1JU

Places for this event are free but limited so please reserve your place(s) by emailing your name, e-mail address, post code and phone number to [email protected]

The City of Six Towns Photographer's Talk with Mark Power

Appetite and GRAIN Photography Hub invite you to a Photographer's Talk by internationally acclaimed photographer Mark Power.

The City of Six Towns is an exhibition of new work by the photographer made in response to Stoke-on-Trent. On display in the public realm, the exhibition is located in the city centre in Albion Square until 20th February 2015.

Mark Power will discuss the making of this new body of work and talk about his career to date.

Mark Power Photography Talk
Date: Friday the 6th of February 2015
Time: 5pm - 6.30pm
Venue: A Room with a Brew, 31 Stafford St, Stoke on Trent, ST1 1JU

Places for this event are free but limited, to reserve your place(s) email your name, e-mail address, post code and phone number to [email protected]

Appetite is part of the Creative People & Places Programme and is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Appetite is led by The New Vic Theatre in partnership with B Arts, Brighter Futures, Partners in Creative Learning and Staffordshire University. Appetite is also supported by Stoke-on-Trent City Council. To find out more click here.

  Image courtesy of Andrew Billington Photography

Image courtesy of Andrew Billington Photography