Documenting lives & stories from Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire
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Stoke: City of Culture

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.

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Hong’s Kitchen

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.

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— Pablo
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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

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— Hope K.
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— Jonathan L.
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‘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

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— Claire C.
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— Jonathan L.