Music, dance and carnival fun take centre stage at Hanford and Bentilee

Music, dance and carnival fun take centre stage as two Stoke-on-Trent communities host carnivals with the help of Appetite.
Hanford’s Grand Cross Fayre features an eclectic musical mix from psychedelic electronica to folk and close harmony singers to progressive pop.
Live music will combine with family fun activities to light up Hanford Park between 12 noon and 7pm on Saturday (5 September).
Dance takes centre stage at the Bentilee Three Greens Event on Sunday (6 September).
Following on from 2014’s Three Greens Event, this year Bentilee celebrates dance over the last 80 years from all around the world.
Three Greens is guaranteed to serve up fun for all with performances, stalls, refreshments, a fun fair…and superheroes!
2Faced dance company perform Kapow, in which three of planet Earth’s greatest superheroes are getting ready to battle it out for the title of ‘Most Supreme Superhero… Ever.’
Kapow encourages mass audience participation with a chance to cheer on a favourite and boo a baddie as the superheroes tackle seemingly impossible tasks.
There is also a chance to dust off the dancing shoes and join in with the Ragroof Payers’ Tea Dance. While Stoke-on-Trent’s Art Brasil will work with professional Capoeira artists to bring an exciting fusion of Brazilian martial arts and dance to Three Greens.
The Three Greens event takes place from 11am to 6pm on the green spaces opposite Bentilee Neighbourhood Centre on Sunday.
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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.
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