Over the past four months, a group of Year 10 students at University Academy Kidsgrove (UAK) have been working with the Stoke-on-Trent arts programme ‘Appetite’ to create their very own cultural event for the local community.
Part of the Appetite Cultural Academy, which is delivered in partnership with Newcastle Borough Council and funded by the Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner, the project has seen the group take part in a series of workshops with mentors from Appetite exploring everything from envisioning an event and raising funds to programming performances and learning how to market it.
Now the group are beginning to plan their very own event, ‘The Great Kickroo’, inspired by an old word for Kidsgrove, which they plan to take place in Clough Hall Park on Saturday 14 July.
Aimed at Kidsgrove families and celebrating the history of Clough Hall as a Victorian entertainment venue, ‘The Great Kickroo’ will feature an exciting lineup of live music, circus performances, workshops, food stalls and rides.
More details about the programme will be announced soon.