What’s On

There’s something exciting in every corner of the Emma Bridgewater Factory during the Festival!

THURSDAY 7th June 

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Factory Tours10am, 11.30pm, 1.30pm explore behind the scenes and see how all our pottery is made and decorated by hand. No need to pre-book, just sign in with the tour guides on the days. FREE. Find out more about our factory tours

Poetry TakeawayCourtyard 1-5pm Turn up to the takeaway and supply the ingredients for a ‘home-cooked poem’. The world’s first purpose built poetry emporium cooks up personalised, made to order poems, performed and wrapped up for you to takeaway.

 

FRIDAY 8th JUNE

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Factory Tours10am, 11.30pm, 1.30pm explore behind the scenes and see how all our pottery is made and decorate by hand. Thursday 7th & Friday 8th June. No need to book, just sign in with the tour guides on the days. FREE. Find out more about our factory tours

Yoga in the Factory – 9.30am Get your festival day off to a great start with a special class held in the factory and a slap up breakfast to follow in the cafe. Tickets £8 includes tuition, breakfast and a healthy smoothie. To book email literaryfestival@emmabridgewater.co.uk Pay on arrival.

Stoke-on-Trent Poet Laureate announcement – who will become the city’s first official poet? Step into the studio at 2pm to find out!

 

SATURDAY 9th JUNE

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Storytelling in the studio – Decorating Studio 11am, 12.45pm and 2.30pm (30 minutes each) . FREE. Magical tales for everyone with magnificent storyteller Jan Blake. No booking required, please drop into a session. FREE

Butterfly Releasethe Walled Garden 1pm – join factory gardener Arthur Parkinson who will share the beauty and importance of pollinators and release our specially reared butterflies into our own secret garden. FREE

ScreenprintingOld Pottery Warehouse  from 1pm. Have a go making your own print with Present Workshops in the Old Pottery Warehouse. No booking required, please drop in from 1pm. FREE

Marc Makes Comics 11.45am, 1.30pm, 3.15pm (45 minutes each) A brilliant activity workshop for young creatives. No charge and no booking required, please drop into the start of a session. FREE

Archive of Outside – discover an urban travelling woodland inside a vintage library bus that explores our relationships with nature and encourages visitors to share their memories. Find the bus in the courtyard and hop on board. FREE

Music please! Catch our fantastic musical entertainers all around the factory throughout the festival.