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Here's a sample of some of the arts organisations in Stoke....

Stoke Libraries

Library services

Stoke on Trent Libraries

Libraries, events

Wedgewood Museum / World of Wedgewood

Place to visit, events

Stoke on Trent Repertory Theatre

Brampton Museum

Exhibitions, events and activities

Staffordshire Museums

Places of interest to visit

The Potteries Museum

Place to visit, events

New Vic Theatre

Performances, activities

Restoke

Dance classes, youth dance company, performances projects

Stoke on Trent Film Theatre

Films

Appetite

Events, projects, performances

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Jenny

Q: What was the first live music gig/concert you went to?

Lesley: Wet, Wet, Wet

Jenny: My first classical concert was in the early 80’s when I went to see Anna Markland play the piano. She had just won Young Musician of the Year and was a total inspiration to the 9 year old me. My first gig back in 1990 was seeing EMF in Liverpool, it was ‘unbelievable’….

Q: If you were in a film or story, which character would you like to be?

Lesley: Baby - Dirty Dancing

Jenny: If I was in a film or story I would be Tonks from the Harry Potter series. I love the magical world that JK Rowling created and would have loved to have attended Hogwarts.

Q: Quick fire questions: choose one option for each quick fire question. Would you prefer to…

  • Dance or watch TV? Lesley: Watch TV; Jenny: As I have two left feet I would have to choose TV

  • Art gallery or cinema? Lesley: Cinema; Jenny: Depends on what is on at the cinema!

  • Be in a performance or be in the audience? Lesley: Audience these days, but used to be performance; Jenny: I’m terrible at being in the audience, would much rather be in the performance.

 

What is your favourite arts activity to do ?

Lesley: West End Theatre

Jenny: My favourite arts activity is music, and I am lucky that I have turned what was a hobby into my career. I am a music teacher but love playing in bands and orchestras in my spare time, and have really missed making music with others during Covid.

Lesley

We asked Lesley Gill - arts lead for Staffordshire Virtual School - and Jenny Mawdsley - arts lead for Stoke Virtual School - about their arts interests:

Meet your Virtual Schools' Arts Champions