The D-Road with Claybody Theatre

Following on from their critically acclaimed Sold-out productions – Dirty Laundry and Hot Lane – Stoke-on-Trent based Claybody Theatre Company will once again transport the city’s iconic Spode Works for the premiere of Deborah McAndrew’s new play about Stoke’s major dual carriageway – The D-Road. Written and directed by award-winning husband...

New Vic receives TWO Award Nominations

The New Vic Theatre is celebrating after receiving two award nominations at this year’s UK Theatre Awards 2019. The theatre-in-the-round has been shortlisted as a finalist in two categories at this year’s awards: Best Show for Children and Young People and Most Welcoming Theatre. Last year’s Tale Trail to The Wind In The Willows is […]

Stoke heritage site set for transformation

Planning permission has been granted for a number of improvements to the historic former Spode Pottery factory in Stoke which will see new artists’ studios, workshops and office accommodation planned for the landmark heritage site. The approved works include essential fabric repairs, alternations and refurbishment of the remaining historic entrance courtyard...

Spode Works for DUST Rising 2019

DUST Rising (DR19) presents a compelling exhibition of contemporary visual art that highlights the old Meadows building at the heart of the iconic Spode Works, in Stoke-on- Trent. DR19 is a contemporary visual arts event by DUST Rising, featuring an exhibition of newly commissioned artwork that explores the industry and architecture at Spode. The event...

Victorian artist hanging around in Newcastle-under-Lyme

Newcastle-under-Lyme’s Victorian artist, Sam Gallimore, who passed away in 1898, has been found hanging around in the town’s Belong Heritage Gallery… But before anyone dials ‘Ghostbusters’, the presence is purely on canvas, courtesy of the celebrated artist’s descendants, who lived in the building during the 1920s and have loaned two of his most...