Have a right royal bank holiday weekend
Lots of events!
Charity offers a new space for men to relax and talk
Community support group Better Together is launching a new meet-up group for men at their Trent Vale hub later this month.
The Men’s Social Club will provide a safe space for men of all ages to meet up and chat over a cup of tea or coffee, on the last Tuesday of the month.
Better Together Volunteer Adam Colclough said: “We want the group to be a safe and welcoming space where men can come and talk about things that concern them. Hopefully we will also have a bit of a laugh too and get involved with the other projects run by Better Together”.
The club will also offer peer support and signposting to help from other organisations. The Better Together Men’s Social Club aims to support men to talk about and seek help with mental health issues, and to develop a network of mutual support.
The Men’s Social Club will meet for the first time on Tuesday 30th May, between 7pm and 9 pm, at the Better Together Community Hub, 4 Woodberry Close, Trent Vale, ST4 5LU.
Ongoing - The Lost Charter, Brampton Museum, Newcastle, “celebrate 850 years of the history of our borough. Find out about the lost charter, take a look at the surviving charters and explore centuries of our local history - from medieval to modern times”. Exhibition is free and runs till 9 July.
Ongoing - Dressing the Royals exhibition opens at Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Hanley, “costumes from film and TV spanning over 400 years of royal fashion”. Ticketed.
Ongoing - Celebrating in Ceramic: Burleigh's Royal Commemorative Ware, situated within 'How we lived at Harper Street' this exhibition will showcase the production of commemorative ware in relation to the royal family including Births, Marriages, and Coronations! Middleport Pottery. Ticketed.
Friday 5 May, 9pm - Coronation Weekend starts, Sneyd Arms, Keele, live music, cocktails, and a garden party on Sunday from 12 noon - bouncy castle, and DJ all day.
Saturday 6 May, 10am to 4pm - King’s Coronation Screening, Smithfield, Hanley, free. Ice cream, pizza slices, drinks - all free for 500 guests, face painting, stilt walkers, and the urban beach will be open. Stoke-on-Trent Council event.
Saturday 6 May, 11am to 3pm - Coronation Family Fun Day, Newcastle town centre, free. Situated outside The Guildhall: Newcastle BID bring enhanced outdoor market, food and drinks stalls including Tipsy Transit, street performers, arts and craft stations, 18ft climbing wall too.
Saturday 6 May - Staffordshire Coronation Babies, (OK, so not a public event, lol, but I had to flag it somewhere. J) Staffordshire County Council want to celebrate babies born on coronation day, “We’ll be giving the first babies born on the day a special commemorative gift and inviting them to a special presentation in the summer”.
Monday 8 May, 10am to 2pm - Dry Stone Walling, give it a go, drop-in at Silverdale Country Park, organised by the friends of Silverdale Country Park, meet at ///clubs.gear.brain (that’s What Three Words app, innit), grid ref: SJ808473. A coronation Big Help Out event.
Monday 8 May, 11am to 3pm - King’s Coronation Park Party, free event in Hanley Park. Live music, circus skills, magic shows, sports, crafts, entertainers.
Tuesday 9 May, 10.30am - Home Education Wildskills at Biddulph Grange, inviting children and parents to “connect with the outside world and learn a range of new skills.” A Staffordshire Wildlife Trust event, following the Forest School ethos. Booking essential.
Thursday 11 May, 5pm to 7.30pm - I see You, I hear You, closing night event of Daby Obiechefu’s ArtsKeele exhibition in Chapters Cafe, Keele University campus, with refreshments, music and poetry. Free.
Friday 12 May, 7.30pm - Scratch Night, Artshill Volunteer Performers Group, an evening of sketches, stand up comedy, poetry, monologues, and more, at B Arts, Stoke, ‘pay as you feel’.
Saturday 13 May, 10am to 4pm - Have A Go At Archery, Trent Valley Archers, a free session open to all, refreshments available. Michelin Athletic Centre, Rosetree Avenue, Newcastle, ST4 6NL.
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Have a fab Coronation Bank Holiday weekend. We’ll be back on Tuesday….