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Young Staffordshire Stanza poetry competition


Calling all young poets in Stone! Budding bards from across the county are being invited to put pen to paper for a new poetry competition. However, they need to get their skates on and submit their entries before the deadline, as the closing date is Wednesday 10th February. Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire’s Young Poet Laureate, 14-year-old Endon High School student Matilda ...

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Viewpoint: What’s life like for teenagers in Stone?


Charlie Hiscox, a Year 12 sixth-form student at Alleyne’s Academy, gives her views on living in Stone as a teenager, and asks some of her friends for their thoughts too… From Year 9 to Year 13, the main focus for most teenagers is their education. Throughout these years, the pressure to study hard and do well in school only increases, ...

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Plans under way for 2016 Stone Puppet Festival

Stone Puppet Festival

The organiser of Stone Puppet Festival is hoping to stage another festival in the town in 2016 and has appealed for local people to get involved. Subject to funding, festival organiser David Leech says he’s hoping to stage another weekend event in July and is looking for local people to volunteer in the run-up to the big weekend. If you’re interested in getting ...

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Alleyne’s Academy students stage their annual show

Alleyne's Academy

Students at Alleyne’s Academy in Stone are staging their annual show on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st January. A Shot of Red has been written by sixth-form students Daniel McVey, Emily Pointon and Rachel Turner, with other sixth-formers directing and choreographing. It will be staged in the Alleyne’s Academy Theatre at 7pm each night. Tickets are available from the school ...

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Open auditions for High School Musical

High School Musical

Stone performing arts academy Rooftop Studios is hosting an open audition on Saturday 23rd January for boys and girls between seven and 18 for its upcoming production of the hit Disney show High School Musical. Following hugely successful runs of the musical at the academy’s sister schools in London and Brighton, the audition call presents an exciting opportunity for youngsters to showcase ...

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Take the New Year financial health check

New Year

Feeling the pinch after Christmas? Citizens Advice Staffordshire South West has launched its New Year health check to help you sort your finances. As the charity launches its New Year financial health check, research into people’s finances shows that only a third (31%) are planning their financial future long-term and one third (33%) could be missing opportunities to make savings on their household bills. ...

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Flip Out Stoke bounces into action!

Flip Out

The Flip Out trampoline arena opened its doors on Saturday (19th December) and A Little Bit of Stone and our 50 competition winners put it to the test a couple of hours before it opened to the public. Here’s our verdict… Based in the old City Link warehouse on Stone Business Park, the cavernous building has been transformed into a 27,000 sq ...

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