The Stoke Your Fires Film Festival starts on Friday 10 to Friday 24 February at the Mitchell Arts Centre and Stoke Film Theatre.
Over 65 films are being screened across the festival fortnight with highlights including five UK/World premieres, an international awards showcase, the World’s Best Animation programme from Amsterdam’s KLIK! Animation Festival, an evening with the Producers Forum, Staffordshire University’s All Fired Up media programme and much more.
You can download the full programme at www.stokeyourfires.co.uk
Happy New Year! Wishing you a fantasic 2012. Loads to look forward to this year including;
- Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee. Stoke-on-Trent based pottery companies such such as Wedgwood, Moorcroft, Royal Worcester, Burleigh, Aynsley, Churchill, Dunoon, and Emma Bridgewater will all be producing Royal Commemorative ware for the Diamond Jubilee. Come and shop in over 25 pottery factory shops for that special memorabilia or take a behind the scenes factory tour of one of the producers of the Diamond Jubilee commemorative ware. Wedgwood, Emma Bridgewater and Moorcroft all provide factorytours whilst Aynsley provide factory tours for groups.
- Staffordshire Hoard Exhibition at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. The museum already has a permanent display of artefacts from the hoard but a much bigger exhibiton of items will go on display in July 2012.
- 2012 London Olympics. Wedgwood and Royal Doulton have been chosen to produce commemorative ceramics for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Stoke-on-Trent will also be hosting the Olympic Torch on 30 May.