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The Big Feast 2022

The Big Feast 2022

Be prepared to feast your eyes!

The Big Feast returns to the streets of Stoke-on-Trent City Centre (Hanley) on Friday 26 & Saturday 27 August 2022! We’ve been busy working with artists, partners and our Supper Club to conjure up a recipe of creativity and excitement!

Our annual two-day festival-style event is packed with live performance, music, dance and activities that YOU can get involved in.

Plus we’ll have an extra special show as part of our 10 year celebrations… stay tuned for more details!

The Line Up

Start planning your visit: view and download your own copy of The Big Feast ’22 Brochure here.

Find out more about individual events here.

Access at The Big Feast

We want to welcome as many people as possible to The Big Feast 2022.

Check out our Big Feast ’22 Access Guide

Check out our Big Feast 2022 Easy Read Visual Story


You can also listen to an audio version of our Big Feast 2022 brochure! Listen to Section 1 – Welcome, and What is the Big Feast- August 2022, Section 2 – Access and Audio description August 2022, Section 3 – Schedule Fri – 26th Aug 2022 and Section 4 – Schedule 27th August 2022.

Watch our BSL introduction to The Big Feast below!

The Big Feast is delivered by Appetite and supported by Stoke-on-Trent BID (Business Improvement District), Stoke-on-Trent City Council and The Without Walls Touring Network Partnership.

Presented by friends of Appetite

Here’s a sample of what some of our friends are serving up during the August Bank Holiday weekend in the City Centre:

  • Outdoor Cinema Nights at Smithfield – you are invited to come along and join Smithfield for the FREE evening showings of Back to the Future and The Greatest Showman. Find out more and book your tickets here
  • Potteries Museum and Art Gallery presents: Echoes Through Time Hoard at Night – Travel back through the mists of time as PMAG’s Staffordshire Hoard curator reveals some of the secrets of this magnificent treasure by candlelight. Find out more
  •  Air Space Gallery presents: THE FOOL – What is a fool? This immersive, multi-media group exhibition will offer visitors a chance to interact and participate with the works as we seek to explore this and more. Find out more
  • The Neurodiversity Umbrella Project – The Stoke-on-Trent City Centre BID, ADHD Foundation and other local businesses have united to deliver spectacular, uplifting and iconic public art project to Stoke-on-Trent City Centre. Find out more

Can’t make this year’s Big Feast?

Don’t worry – we’ve got you! See livestreams of some of the outstanding performances from the day over on our Facebook page.

On Friday, check out The Kings of Bhangra at 2.30pm. on Saturday, see The Lost Opera at 12.30pm and Frock at 4pm. Keep a look for more live content and interviews with artists too!

Event Photography & Filming Notice

There will be professional event photography and filming taking place during The Big Feast to help capture and promote the event with partners. If for any reason you don’t want to appear in official event photography or film, please notify a member of the crew immediately.

Our events take place in public spaces and are attended by many who will take photos. We are not in control of all photography or filming at the event, only official event photographers.

Event Funders:



Featured image by Chris Patrick

Event Info

Date & Time

Fri 26 & Sat 27 August