Help make the Big Feast 2021 the best yet!

The Big Feast 2017


Help make the Big Feast 2021 the best yet!

Have you laughed, enjoyed, seen amazing things and spent good times at previous Big Feasts? We are asking for donations to help us make Big Feast 2021 the best yet!

The pandemic meant we couldn’t deliver the Big Feast in 2020 – though we did lots of other things instead (check those out here)

We need your help by donating as little or as much as you can to support us in making Big Feast 2021 the best yet.

  • £5 could contribute to transport costs for families who would otherwise not be able to attend
  • £10 could allow us to reach disadvantaged children & families who do not participate in the arts; offering them VIP hosted visits and meet & greets with artists
  • £20 could help us do more Live streams and create more digital content for people who cannot physically attend, to enjoy from their own homes
  • £30 could help us develop a strand of the event that gives opportunities to artists from the area to present as part of the programme
  • £50 could help us extend the programme for more than 2 days, for more opportunities for people near and far to experience the arts and the city and return for more.


Your donations are helping people make memories and have amazing experiences, to provide hope and raise aspiration.

Look back at previous Big Feast events, by visiting our project page. 


The Big Feast 2018


To donate:

  • Go to our Virgin Money campaign page here. Please note Virgin Money charge 2% on all donations
  • Go to our Support us page here

As a UK tax payer Gift Aid can make your donation go even further too.


‘Look Up’ at the Big Feast Festival 2019. Image: Phil Radcliffe 

Appetite is led by New Vic Theatre and all donations will be automatically donated to New Vic Theatre before being distributed to Appetite.

Appetite is funded by Arts Council England and other partners, it is important for us to demonstrate that we have the support of local people – and donating to our work is a great way of showing that support, as well as making the Big Feast open to all of our community.

If you’d like to support Appetite’s work more generally in Stoke-on-Trent or Newcastle-under-Lyme you can give an donation here or to set up a regular donation email our General Manager,

If you are a business in Stoke-on-Trent or Newcastle and would like to partner or sponsor our work or events, please email our General Manager, Heather Dowler at


Thank you for any support you can give.