Grand Cross Fayre II



We’re delighted to have been invited back to curate and produce a second version of The Grand Cross Fayre. Working with the Hanford Village Residents Association.

The event will be held on Saturday 5th September in Hanford Park, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4QG and will feature a mix of new music and arts workshops. This a FREE event – open to the public and family friendly.

Doors will open at 12pm, with music starting from 1pm and running till 7.00pm.

Bringing an extraordinary afternoon of outdoor delights to Hanford Park with new music, with a selection of workshops and an array of street food, vintage stalls and more to entertain and delight!


With live performances by aPatT, The Crying Lion, Gum Takes Tooth and Ashtray Navigations and Barefoot Howlers to name but a few.


Come and join our workshops throughout the day and create your own dazzling masks, instruments and shakers to join in the ‘Grande Parade” finale.

Juneau Projects – The Grand Cross Shaker: Build your own tambourine! Use bespoke lasercut wooden parts, designed and produced by artist duo Juneau Projects exclusively for The Grand Cross Fayre, to put together and personalise your own wooden percussion instrument. Play your instrument in the finale parade and then take it home as a souvenir of the day

Elizabeth Still: Here Hare Here: Create your very own Hare on a stick from colorful recycled materials. An enticing ceremonial mascot to carry and shake at the Grand Cross Fayre Procession.

Help celebrate the closing event by joining our stupendous procession of unexplored rhythms, unsung songs, unexplainable creatures and un-mythical beings on a grande parade through the vast estate of Hanford Park.

This year we have gathered an outstanding cast of musicians to help perform our percussive procession.

Local musicians lead our masked “Procession Percussionists” as they weave a primitive, hypnotic cacophony that features the heavily undisguised rhythms of Middle Earth’s Kogumaza, two fugitives from Burslem’s Makakarooma and the sonic spells of Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides to build a beguiling and delightful conclusion to the day.

Presiding over events this year will be our mistress of ceremonies the inimitably curious, Hanford Hare.

Full details of the line up will be revealed over the coming weeks.