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Stone’s Inn Ringers Collaborate for New Album

To celebrate their 40th anniversary as a handbell team The Inn Ringers have released their 3rd album, a joint venture with Alton Handbell Ringers. The new set of recordings features 16 tracks taken from both team’s current concert programmes. ‘Bellissima – The Anniversary Album’ was recorded in July over two days at studios in Tunstall and Newcastle-under-Lyme. Musical Director for ...

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Review: Son of a Preacher Man

song of a preacher man

On an Autumnal Tuesday we headed along to the Regent Theatre in Hanley to watch the theatre’s first night performance of Son of a Preacher Man. Expecting a biographical tale of, of course, the legendary Dusty Springfield, we quickly realised this was more of a Mamma Mia than a Sunny Afternoon, with the opening scene quickly bringing the audience up ...

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Get Your Dance on at Rooftop Studios

Stone’s Rooftop Studios is hosting a free taster session on Thursday, 5th October at 7.15pm to celebrate the launch of a new Contemporary Dance class for 9-14 year olds on Thursday evenings, . Studio director, Laura Keeling, who will lead the class, says: “Contemporary Dance is an amazing genre that really allows dancers to explore their physicality and creativity. It ...

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Live music evenings come to Aston Marina restaurant

Joni Talks

Aston Marina’s No.26 restaurant is hosting two evenings of live acoustic music this Autumn To fit with the eatery’s laid back, cosy style, Friday 6th October and Friday 3rd November will see diners serenaded by two talented songstresses. On the 6th October, Italia Conti trained vocalist Joni Talks will entertain the crowds with her easy-listening renditions of popular covers in ...

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Open Mic Night at St Dominic’s

New music comes to Stone this October, with an open Mic Night featuring special guests “The IdiOms” at St Dominic’s Social Centre. Friday 13 October sees the centre on Station Road host the Labour Party event, which is open to everyone, with no political agenda. Local bands and artists are encouraged to book their slot at the mic early by ...

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Review – The West End Comes to Sandon Hall

Friday 8th September, and I find myself packing a picnic, blankets & chairs, looking at the dropping thermometer & wondering if I’m completely bonkers! The boot of my car was full to bursting with all the paraphernalia, I desperately hoped my daughter & I didn’t have to haul it all very far to watch Beyond the Barricade, our first foray ...

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Sandon Hall’s “Music Under the Stars” Class Acts

Sandon Hall’s glorious gardens will play host to two evenings of exquisite ‘Music under the Stars’, headed by guitar genius Gordon Giltrap. Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September, sees the UK’s longest running musical concert tour, Beyond the Barricade, headlining on Friday evening with recreations of amazingly authentic original West End and Broadway musical hit songs, with Saturday evening seeing ...

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Stone Revellers Proudly Present “Blue Stockings”

Stone Revellers, the only theatre group to present shows in Stone, are once again back with an interesting, witty and thoroughly entertaining play. It’s 1898 and the first women have arrived at University. Not that they’re allowed to graduate. This  tells the story of the battle for equality at a time when only men could benefit from education. Life and ...

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