Interesting news for arts infrastructure and development in the area… Let’s watch this space -
I hope for some exciting fresh, accessible, engaging, high quality, imaginative and inspiring ideas and actions over the next 3 years that will hopefully make more people feel the benefit of what arts can do.
And in 3 years time lets hope that people can look back and say they felt it was a good use of money – because inevitably, in the current climate, people will think that this is a lot of cash, so the projects will probably come under quite a bit of scrutiny from the media and those who need convincing by art in general.
Well done to everyone in the consortium for getting this cash , this could potentially be a brilliant and brave new step for Stoke on Trent…. and good luck!
And if anyone reading this (you) gets a chance to be involved- get involved, money like this doesn’t come by that often
The Stoke 100 parade, organised by B arts, took place on Wednesday 30th June 2012.
A welcoming procession for the 2012 Olympic Torch and it’s arrival into Stoke on Trent later that evening.
This parade, the Stoke 100, was all about community – the schools and colleges coming together with dancers and singers and musicians from across the city, volunteers stewarding the route, handing out water bottles, keeping everyone happy and on track, jigging along to the music and having a great time with flags and costumes to add amazing colour to Stoke on Trent. It was such a great atmosphere.
People were gushing about how happy they were to be there, to be involved in such a huge coming together if people.
Teachers with their school children were so happy with how it had been organised and some were even getting quite emotional about how wonderful they felt to be there.
This is what the Olympics is good at, no matter what country wins whatever medals… Its all about people and what you can achieve.