Hanley

Stoke-on-Trent residents given starring role in new gallery

A unique new gallery has opened its doors at intu Potteries, showcasing an array of photography, artwork and poetry that was created over the course of lockdown by the region’s residents. The Lockdown Gallery showcases more than 10 lockdown-themed photographs, 15 pieces of creative artwork and five pandemic-inspired poems created by locals throughout the...

One year on for Hanley’s Virtual Reality experience

The owners of XP-VR, Hanley’s virtual reality experience on Piccadilly recently celebrated their first year in business. The virtual reality attraction opened it’s doors back in July last year and has been a roaring success since then says owner’s Rhys Davey and Lewis Armstrong. “Alongside our regular VR experiences, we have recently introduced 10...

Outdoor markets close and bulky waste collections stop

Outdoor markets at council-run locations across the city have closed, and new requests for bulky waste collections have stopped, following government guidance in response to the coronavirus emergency. Stoke-on-Trent City Council has confirmed that it is also reviewing indoor markets, in line with national guidance released overnight which allows stalls that...

New Cafe at Hanley Park

The new café in Hanley Park’s pavilion building has officially opened to the public – marking a major milestone in the National Lottery supported multi-million pound restoration of the 60-acre site. Named The Pavilion and operated by company Caterleisure, the café will be open seven days a week and has 74 seats both indoor and […]

Aladdin Review

Aladdin at the Mitchell Arts Centre is very much a Panto with Stoke-on-Trent at its heart. There are references to the Pottery industry throughout, as well as buoyant songs about the local towns and businesses. And while this is not a huge theatre the stage setting, strobe lighting affects and cast all combine for a […]

Sleeping Beauty Review

Sleeping Beauty at The Regent has glitz, glamour, humour and an all-round fabulous cast. The regular Stokey Christmas panto duo – Jonny Wilkes and Christian Patterson – along with the the delightful and convincing Kai Owen as King Cyril and Delme Thomas as Chi-Chi, the Spirit of Stoke, all work together superbly to produce a […]
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