Blackton Football Club is in trouble, and the chairman is about to sell his star player to save the club and himself from ruin, as well as indulging in a bit of match fixing. But his daughter, the star player’s fiancée, may have something to say about this. And the star’s redoubtable mother looks likely to scupper both the marriage and the transfer. A story of love, honour, class and football in the 1900s, by the author of Hobson’s Choice, Harold Brighouse.
Tickets available here – https://www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk/en-GB/shows/the%20game/events
We’re forever trying to build up an image archive of events we’ve supported – so we’re very thankful to the Stafford Choral Society for sending us a copy of their programme for their May concert (along with their post event evaluation form) – you can find out more about the society and forthcoming conferences here – http://stafford-choral.org.uk/
Here are some photos of the Tree of Life the women and children designed in workshops with ICAP artists Helen Wilson and Mark Uttley
“We had a wonderful time as always working with this group. The children are thirsty to learn about anything especially creative)
The artwork was then put together as a large scale composition and individual designs were then digitally formatted and sent to the fabricators to be reproduced in perspex. The work is returned in panels of perspex rather like a jigsaw so it takes a while to piece it altogether.”
ICAP: Independent Community Arts Partnership is an organisation which facilitates innovative and challenging projects with two main artists who specialise in art workshops tailored to suit all ages and abilities. You can find out more about them on their facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/ICAP.Helen.Wilson.Mark.Uttley/
24 April at 19:00–22:00
Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
Eastgate Street, ST16 2LT Stafford
Join us to explore the darker side of local folklore, with short films, theatre, music and art.
The main event is the debut screening of the new short film by Jonathon Watkiss Films and Sound (who’s last film The Doxey Boggart is traveling the international film festival circuit) entitled BONES PICKED. The film is a creepy and darkly humorous telling of four such folk tales.
The night will also involve some drama and music of sorts, along with showings of other short films. Finally, the evening will be a platform for the unveiling of four specially commissioned peices of art inspired by BONES PICKED.
Supported by Stafford District Arts Council
Image featuring the work of Benjamin Power
Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/735433399986533/
Another successful meeting and grants have been awarded to:
StagedRight Stafford Youth Group – for them to put on Just So this weekend
We also confirmed grants for
- Musical Theatre Stafford
- Staffordshire Poetry Collection