Join Appetite for an edible, audible experience in Longton Park

Sound Tunnel, Tunstall Park

Travel through time at Queens Park Longton as the Appetite arts programme once again celebrates park life in Stoke-on-Trent. 

An exploration of the park, past, present and future will be told through sounds and stories at the Picnic event on Saturday, 28 September (from 3 to 5pm). 

And families will have the chance to get creative in the lead up to the event with craft sessions, such as airship and butterfly making, to be held in the park on Sunday, 8 September, Saturday, 21 September, and Sunday, 22 September, between 12 noon and 4pm.  The sessions will take place near the top lake in the park off Trentham Road, Dresden. 

Digital sound artist Dan Fox is creating a sound installation from found sounds, playing with the real, virtual and remembered worlds. 

Visitors to Picnic will also get a chance to create airships, butterflies and more and can enjoy the atmospheric sounds of Mr Jolly and his Topsy-Turvy Band of Time Travelling Tunesmiths. 

Appetite programme partner B Arts is organising the Longton Picnic following a successful event in Tunstall Park in late July. 

“We are inviting families to bring a picnic and join in the fun,” said organiser Hilary Hughes of Appetite partner B Arts. 

“We have been out in the park asking people for their memories of the park in days gone by and how they use it now.  These are being turned into a soundscape which is being edited along with sounds from the park and will be played on the day.” 


For further information contact Hilary Hughes at B Arts on 01782 717326  or go to 

Notes to Editors: 

Appetite is the Creative People and Places programme taking place in Stoke-on-Trent from 2013 to 2016. Appetite aims to get more people in Stoke-on-Trent to experience and be inspired by the arts. This investment in the arts and cultural sector of the area aims to mobilise and strengthen the skills, knowledge and infrastructure that already exists within the area and provide unprecedented opportunities for more people to see, make and influence more art in the city.   

The Appetite programme is funded by Arts Council England and is led by the New Vic Theatre in partnership with B Arts, Brighter Futures, Partners in Creative Learning and Staffordshire University. It is supported by Stoke-on-Trent City Council.
For further information on Appetite contact Karl Greenwood, Project Director. Telephone 01782 381373 (ext 310) or email [email protected]

Visit the Appetite website at