Stoke: City of Culture (Theme for 2017-2018)
Films examining different aspects of culture in the Stoke-on-Trent. The aim of these stories is to maintain focus on the creative renaissance in the city beyond the frame of the ‘City of Culture’ bid. These stories demonstrate how Stoke-on-Trent has always been and remains a vibrant city with a rich diversity of culture.
A film by 中餐厅， 英国 ，红香百味，红姐的餐厅, Zhijian Hu, Yufan Xie and Shuang Zhao
Portraying the life of Hong, owner of a Chinese restaurant in Newcastle-under-Lyme. A story of migration
and the crafting of a new life: what is left behind and what is found.
Picking Up The Brush
A film by Megan Barry, Lauren Birks, George Graves, Edward Gray, Ollie Darvil and Christine Leung.
A portrait of the Stoke-on-Trent based artist Ian Pearsall examining his work and unique relationship to the city.
‘Re-Stoked’: Stoke’s Artistic Revival
A film by Sammy Chadwick, Karen YL Chen, Carla Dobson-Perez & James Redgrove
A documentary providing an insight into the resurgence of artisan practice in Stoke-on-Trent and the Spode Studios