Stoking Curiosity 2019

Following on from the success in 2018, Stoking Curiosity will be back on
Friday 22 and Saturday 23 November 2019

Stoking Curiosity is a festival that build and nurtures a community of curious people in Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire. We celebrate being inquisitive, spark ideas and get involved in research together in our communities. The festival is free to attend, with 43 activities programmed in 2018 some of which included playful approaches to making people curious about solutions to plastic waste and exploring the possibilities of futuristic prosthetics we hope that 2019 will be equally, if not more, curious. Exhibitors include academics, artists, creative thinkers and curious people from the local area, all passionate about exploring and sharing knowledge more widely.

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Stoking Curiosity is co-organised by a partnership between Keele and Staffordshire Universities, the communities of Stoke-on-Trent and Stoke-on-Trent City Council. The festival takes place at the historic Spode Works in the town of Stoke. The spirit behind the redevelopment at the derelict factory site is about looking to the future while celebrating the past. With a history of more than 300 years of continuous pottery production, Spode Works continues to be associated with innovation and creativity.

If you would like to participate / contribute an activity at the 2019 Festival please complete the Call for Entries form. The deadline for registering your interest is 7 June 2019.

If you have any questions about the festival, in the first instance please refer to the FAQ sheet. 

Email: stokingcuriosity@keele.ac.uk 
Call: Kerry Jones - 01782 734908

IMAGE: Cast of Thousands activity delivered by British Ceramics Biennial at Stoking Curiosity 2018.