Schools Events

The Festival is passionate about giving young people an opportunity to have exciting cultural encounters in the creative and inspiring setting of our working pottery. Thanks to the support of our key sponsors the Bertarelli Foundation, the Festival is delighted to be able to offer free tickets to all festival events to Stoke-on-Trent schools for our school time talks. We also love working with local education partners and every year host special events with our terrific guest – just for young people from our city. See what’s happening in 2018, get involved and come to the Festival in a Factory! For questions or queries about schools events please email

For Key Stages 2-5 – School Time Talks All talks last an hour. Tickets are free, limited to 5 per school (including staff) and will be allocated on a a first come first served basis. To book please call our Box Office partner The New Vic Theatre on tel: 01782 381381. DEADLINE TO BOOK IS FRIDAY 27th APRIL 2018.

Thursday 7th June     

  • 12-1pm: Michael Morpurgo  EVENT FULLY BOOKED
  • 2-3pm: Prue Leith

Friday 8th June 

Key Stage 2               A Day at the Festival: 11.15am – 2.15pm, Thursday 7th June FULLY BOOKED 

Bring a packed lunch to have at the festival then listen to Michael Morpurgo’s talk and take a tour of the factory. Tickets are free, limited to 5 per school (including staff) and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To book email us at

Key Stage 3              Creative writing competition, in partnership with SASCAL

Enter our creative writing competition to be in with a chance to win an Emma Bridgewater trophy plus book vouchers. Please email for details on how to enter

Key Stage 5               Talks and Q&A sessions at Stoke-on-Trent 6th Form College

Some of our terrifc guests will be hosting special events exclusively for young people at the Stoke Sixth Form College on Leek Road. Tickets are free. To book email

  • Prue Leith 11am-12pm – Thursday 7th June
  • Dan Jones 12.30-1.30pm – Thursday 7th June