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  • What is Mindfulness
  • The benefits of Mindfulness
  • The major misconceptions about Mindfulness
  • This will be followed by some guided meditations and an open question/answer session.
  • I'll end with some tips on how can we be more mindful as we go about our daily lives, and also how to deal with the stress that life throws at us.

Print and collage workshop with Kate Windsor

10:30-11:30 am. Meeting Room, 1st floor

This workshop is inspired by the wonderful designs of Stoke-on-Trent-born ceramic designer Jessie Tait. Jessie Tait studied at the Burslem School of Art and her detailed contemporary designs went on to become mass produced on dinner services, and tea and coffee sets  for Midwinter Pottery between 1946 and 1974.We will explore the versatile and enjoyable methods of mono-printing and then collage our work together to produce a finished artwork.

Children's literary workshop

11:30 am -12:30 pm. Dance Studio, Ground floor

'Painting with light'  - an introduction into Cyanotypes.

12:00 -1:00 pm. Meeting Room. 1st floor

Hear This Voice: A poetry workshop with GKA Gay.

1:00-2:30 pm. Dance Studio, Ground floor

In this one-hour workshop with mother, teacher and poet GKA Gay, explore your history and identity using the written and spoken word. Whether you are just thinking of or beginning to connect with poetry and explore spoken word as a genre or you are a prolific writer and experienced performer, this workshop will help you to meditate on your own poetic voice.

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Be Bold… Be Thankful: How saying “thank you” can change your life.

1:30 -2:30 pm. Meeting Room. 1st floor

Workshop led by crafting enthusiast Jayne Fair and

Gratitude expert Bret Shah.

Learn how to harness the power of Gratitude in your daily life and craft a personalised keepsake to remind you of your new skill.



Mindfulness workshop with Alka Searle

2:30 -3:30 pm. Meeting Room. 1st floor


Women’s Voices Heard drop in workshop with Rebecca Frankenberg and Emma Winstanley. 12:00-1:00 pm. Common areas. 1st floor.

Have a go at using a smart phone for filming and editing short films.

Women’s Voices Heard is a film project working with women living in the North Staffordshire to make films about the stories that are important to them.  All the films are made and edited on mobile phones. The project launched in February and will run across the year. The project is funded by Seedbed.  

Come along to hear local Author & Poet Angela Marie James perform her children's stories and poems for children of all ages.  Afterwards you will get the chance to write and perform something of your own - no matter what your age (younger children will be encouraged to write and perform something as a group and with Angela herself). Join us for an hour of fun and creativity 

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