Join us for 'A Night on the Tiles'!
Due to the incredible turnout (200+ visitors!) and success of DIY Heritage Day (27.6.15) - we are pleased to have been able to announce two more public events in July that offer informal access to The Minton Free Library, Stoke. Both events will take place in 'The Canteen' - a unique basement space covered in 100s of exquisite Minton tiles from the 1870s. We aim to highlight the tiles and promote the space. These events will offer further initial public access and a chance for visitors to get involved in the conservation process. They help us to gauge interest and evidence demand for future plans - from both the local community and key potential partners. Events in July:
'A NIGHT ON THE TILES', 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday 11th July 2015 - The doors will be open again for public access and an informal 'work group' opportunity for volunteers to get involved again in some more of the remedial tile clean up work.
Event postcard: Download PDF
'TAKE THE TILES', 10:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday 25th July 2015 - The doors will be open again for a third time. This public open day will offer everyone a chance to see all of the tiles revealed for the first time. We want visitors to help us by taking and sharing photographs of the tiles and basement space. This will help us with the conservation audit and create an online showcase that celebrates these exquisite tiles and this unique space.
Ceramic City Stories will continue to undertake work behind-the-scenes in the Library's basement space over the next few months. Although somewhat limited, there are opportunities for individuals and small groups to arrange a visit. Please get in touch to discuss an access request or future partnership project ideas.
Finally, these events would not happen without the amazing team who work so hard to make these projects successful - each and everyone of these dedicated volunteers brings knowledge, passion and a lot of Potteries' pride to make positive change happen in our great city - thank you all!
m: 07999 350176
[video courtesy of the wonderful Bret Shah @bretshah or www.bretshah.com - many thanks Bret!]