The Arts Council England-funded ‘Stoke-on-Trent Cultural Destinations’ consortium, in partnership with Stoke-on-Trent City Council, is running a major collaborative campaign promotingSummer in Stoke-on-Trent 2018.
The campaign is encouraging visitors coming to the city for day trips to explore the city’s cultural offer through a series of approximately 100 indoor and outdoor events across major attractions, venues and parks in the six towns that make up Stoke-on-Trent.
Summer in Stoke-on-Trent 2018 also includes the city’s programme of activities to commemorate the centenary of the First World War – Stoke-on-Trent Remembers.
Event highlights for this will include: Etruria at War: The Impact of the First World War on Wedgwood and its Employees at World of Wedgwood; Festival of Bottle Ovens at Gladstone Pottery Museum; a series of exhibitions, trails, workshops and talks at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery commemorating the First World War; the annual outdoor arts extravaganza The Big Feast Festival 2018 presented by Appetite; Burslem Summer of Art in the Mother Town of The Potteries; and weekly events exploring the outdoors at Trentham Gardens throughout August and September.
Stoke-on-Trent was awarded a grant of £300,000 from Arts Council England for a three-year programme (2017-2020) through its Cultural Destinations scheme to develop and promote the city’s cultural tourism offer for visitors. This campaign builds on the work that the consortium of public and private sector partners has put in place over the last year to develop the digital skills of the sector, create a ‘Cultural Concierge’ initiative to improve visitor information services and a research programme to generate a better understanding of visitors.
The campaign is part of the legacy of bidding for the 2021UK City of Culture.
Full details of the Summer in Stoke-on-Trent 2018 events and activities are available at www.visitstoke.co.uk/summer.
And full details of the Stoke-on-Trent Remembers programme are available at www.stoke.gov.uk/Stokeremembers.
For further details about day visits and short breaks to Stoke-on-Trent, visit www.visitstoke.co.uk.
[IMAGE – One of the events in the Summer in Stoke-on-Trent campaign: “Museum of The Moon” by Luke Jerram http://www.appetitestoke.co.uk/whatson/museum-of-the-moon. CREDIT REQUIRED: ‘Appetite, Museum of the Moon, Photograph by Carolyn Eaton’]