The Grand Cross Fayre

Sat 6th September 2014

Capsule have been invited to curate a festival of new music and performance as part of Appetite in Stoke-on-Trent. Appetite’s mission is to get more people in Stoke-on-Trent to experience and be inspired by the arts, working with a range of local and national artists and communities to deliver an expanding menu of artistic projects to develop the appetite for the arts.


The Grand Cross Fayre will be taking place on Saturday 6 September in Hanford Park and will include live performances a line up that includes psychedelic sounds from Californian 4 piece White Manna, stunning 12 string acoustic maestro James Blackshaw and the delightful hypnotic rhythms of duo Rattle. The meanderings of Paddy Steer, who sounds like a Swiss cuckoo clock made of egg boxes and horsehair, glued together by an African Moog player in a Vietnamese iron monger’s shop. Opening proceedings are Haiku Salut, a trio from the Derbyshire Dales who play ‘Baroque-Pop-Folktronic-Neo-Classical-Something-Or-Other’ by means of a glockenspiel, square lead, ukulele, piano, classical guitar, trumpet, loopery and laptopery.


With a selection of workshops led by artist collective Juneau Projects and the dynamic, costumed Swoomptheeng. An array of Street food, vintage stalls and more to entertain!

Free – family friendly
Open from 12 with live performances from 1pm – 7.30pm

The event is free and will be open from 12 – 7.30pm