Roll up and tune in to a circus celebration online…
plus feast your eyes on June’s second menu!
Join us on Facebook to look back on six years of The Homecoming – our annual day of circus-inspired performance celebrating local-born legend and circus-founder, Philip Astley – with never-before-seen footagepremiered throughout the day.
Plus, we’re calling on you! During the day share your own photos and favourite family memories from the event with us using #TheHomecoming and #LoveNUL.
Culture Home Cooked: Menu #June2
We’ve got a slightly shorter menu for you this week due to The Homecoming Celebration, but still packed full of goodness.
Circus on the beach
As seen at The Big Feast ’17, circus duo Joli Vyann transport you to the seaside in this breathtaking acrobatic performance, Lance Moi En L’Air. You can also revisit their very first show, 4-hander H2H, which was presented at The Homecoming.
Link to YouTube. 2 mins. No time limit to watch.
The Main Course
The story of Windrush through uplifting dance
Explore the story of the Windrush Movement through dance. Phoenix Dance Theatre present the first ever modern dance piece to tell the story of those who arrived in the UK on the SS Empire Windrush, featuring an uplifting soundtrack of calypso, jazz, gospel and reggae. Watch for free here.
Link to BBC iPlayer. 52 mins. Watch within 26 days. iPlayer sign in required.
Tune into female musicians from around the world
From Congolese rap and Afrofunk to a Manchester Sufi singer and a West African Supergroup, this Saturday, don’t miss WOW (Women of the World) Soundsfor exclusive, short performances by revolutionary female musicians from around the globe, shared on the hour, for 24 hours. Part of WOW Festival, a 24hr online festival uniting women and girls across the world.
Ongoing for 24 hours. Available 27-28 June. Link to WOW website.
A podcast all about Stoke
Treat your ears and immerse yourself in local culture with Cultural Quarter of an Hour – a free, weekly podcast that explores Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire through its culture. Featuring fascinating interviews with local groups such as Spode Rose Garden, check it out here.
15-20 mins each. No time limit to listen. Link to Apple Podcasts.