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The Big Feast 2023: Piccadilly Stage

The Big Feast 2023: Piccadilly Stage

The Big Feast is Back!

We’ll be bringing the delicious mix of FREE* performance, music and dance back to the streets of the city centre (Hanley). Come along on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 August from 11am to 5pm and dig in! You can see the full line-up for both days and a map in our digital brochure. And don’t miss the exhibitions and workshops that you can enjoy too!


What’s #OnTheMenu for the Piccadilly Stage at The Big Feast?

Supersonic Kids Gig by Capsule








Friday 25 August

Local and Live by Kwanzaa Collective UK*| 11am – 12pm

After its success at this year’s Six Towns Carnival, Local and Live returns for The Big Feast. Join us between 11-12.30 for 90 minutes of pure joy.

Big Gay Disco Bike by Fatts Project| 12pm – 12.30pm

A feel-good, pop-up, big, gay disco performed with a bike!

Potteries Poet by Nick Degg | 12.45 – 1.15pm

Nick Degg is a published Potteries poet who performs all over the UK. He takes his subject matter from the mundanity of everyday life, but sprinkles it with love, compassion and big dollops of humour. He may even perform a poem without any words. The question is … will you hear it?

Supersonic Kids Gig by Capsule | 12 – 2.30pm

Big sounds for little people. And introduction to live experimental music.

Big Gay Disco Bike by Fatts Project| 3.30pm – 4pm

A feel-good, pop-up, big, gay disco performed with a bike!

PIPTV by Portland Inn Project | 4pm – 5pm

A brand new Neighbourhood TV Show written by and starring residents from the Portland Street community.

PIPTV by Portland Inn Project






Saturday 26 August

Connecting Communities by FRONTLINEdance | 11 – 11.15am & 3.20 – 3.25

FRONTLINEdance share a variety of joyful pop-up performances of dance, song, music and spoken word inspired by and co-created with the diverse community of Stoke-on-Trent.

You can also find them in Fountain Square | 12.05 – 12.20 & 1.20 – 1.25pm

Silent Choir by dDeaflinks | 11.25 – 11.55am

dDeaflinks Silent Choir was created to help fundraise for the charity. The choir is made up of profoundly deaf members. To ensure they follow the music, they are led by the only hearing choir member.

Capoeira Workshop with Mestre Piolho| 12.05 – 1pm

Try the vibrant and culturally rich art form developed in Brazil that’s also good for your heart, strength and flexibility

Indian Classical Dance by Dharshanodiyaa school of Bharathanatiyam | 1.10 – 1.40pm

By blending traditional dance with modern music, Dharshanodiyaa create a dynamic and engaging experience for the audience alive with cultural heritage. This fusion bridges the gap between the past and the present, offering a fresh perspective on a traditional art form.

Scratch Performances by ArtsHill Performers | 1.50 – 2.50pm

The B arts Volunteer Performer Group, ArtsHill, are really looking forward to presenting original sketches, performances, spoken word poetry, monologues and more! There is an Easy Read document for this performance.

Marimba Band by Otto and the Mutapa Calling | 3.30 – 5pm

Otto and the Mutapa Calling are a colourful marimba band playing energetic, joyful music from Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana, including folk songs, original songs and popular southern African covers.


Otto and the Mutapa Calling Marimba Band
Dharshanodiyaa school of Bharathanatiyam
ArtsHill Volunteer Performers















All daytime performances are family friendly and wheelchair accessible.


Event Info

Date & Time

Fri 25 August & Sat 26 August | 10am to 5pm