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 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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Picking Up The Brush (2018)

A film by by Keele BA Media, Communications & Culture students: 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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‘RE-STOKED’ - Stoke’s Artistic Revival (2016


A film by Keele BA Media, Communications & Culture students Sammy Chadwick, Karen YL Chen, Carla Dobson-Perez & James Redgrove.

A film interweaving the personal narrative of Stoke-based artist Frederick Phillips with the story of Stoke’s recent art-led urban regeneration.

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Hong’s Kitchen (2018)

A film by Keele MA Global Media & Culture students Zhijian Hu, Yufan Xie and Shuang Zhao

A film 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.