Street art sessions served up at Stoke-on-Trent station.(Virgin Trains)

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  • Mural celebrating Potteries created by local people at Stoke-on-Trent station

Local artists descended on Stoke-on-Trent station to give rail travellers and passers-by a taste of The Big Feast 2019 – the city’s biggest outdoor Arts Festival, which takes place this weekend.

Hosted by Virgin Trains, Entrepreneurs Network – an organisation made up of a series of creatively-led projects, who will be creating artwork live on the streets during the Festival – invited people at Stoke-on-Trent station to create a piece of artwork that represents the city.

Taking four hours to complete, with the help of volunteers of all ages, the colourful artwork showcases Potteries dialect – ‘Owat Duck’ – a warm, friendly greeting, which means ‘how are you duck?’. It will be on display at Entrepreneurs Network’s gallery space.

The Big Feast, organised by arts programme, Appetite, offers a jam-packed programme of acts and interactive shows created by local, UK and international artists for all ages and takes place on the streets of Stoke-on-Trent’s city centre.

Mark Taylor, Virgin Trains Station Manager at Stoke-on-Trent, said:

“We really enjoyed hosting these art sessions to give people a flavour of The Big Feast and were all really impressed by the artwork created by so many people with the help of Entrepreneurs Network. For over 22 years Virgin Trains has built close relationships with the communities we serve and it was a privilege to help to bring people together through art and to champion Stoke-on-Trent and its people. If the street art sessions are anything to go by, we’re sure the thousands of visitors to the city centre will have an amazing time this weekend.”

Commenting about the street art sessions at Stoke-on-Trent station, Tom Edwards, from Entrepreneurs Network, said:

“It was lots of fun working with the public at Stoke station. It’s a beautiful building and a great venue for us to engage with a new audience.”

The Big Feast will take place in Stoke-on-Trent city centre on Friday 23rd and Sunday 24th August. More information can be found at: www.appetitestoke.co.uk.