The Potter’s Dream

A concert by Staffordshire alt folk musicians, The Idioms (www.theidioms.org) and Martin Bell, a performance that takes a wry look at Stoke city’s heritage, culture and past events in a celebration of local history, local people and the experience of growing up in a polycentric City without a cathedral: a federation of six towns since 1910. Thus, the show comprises of original songs, stories and a few strange local happenings: milestones and memories of local life in the former ‘hard knock’ area, an area where people have had to adapt and move towards a new future. So, expect something a bit tongue in cheek, a bit irreverent, a performance that will hopefully air punch its way into your own experience and make you smile.
All proceeds from this show will go to the Bethesda Chapel in Hanley to support its renovation as an arts/community centre. The New Vic Theatre is supporting this show as part of its commitment to community projects.
Performance times: 16:00 till 18:00 (Matinee) OR 19:00 till 21:00 (Evening)
Tickets hotline: 01782 373667   Tickets Cost £10
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2066434703586679/
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Saturday April 14th – open 12 till 2.30. Entertainment - Biddulph MVC
Saturday May 12th – open 12 till 2.30. Entertainment - Biddulph High School
Saturday June 9th – open 12 till 2.30. Entertainment - Edenhurst Prep. School
Saturday July 14th – open 12 till 2.30. Entertainment - Classical Ensemble
Saturday Aug. 11th – open 12 till 2.30. Entertainment - Organ Recital
Saturday Sept. 8th – open 12 till 3.00 (Heritage Open Day)
Saturday Sept. 15th – open 12 till 3.00 (Heritage Open Day)
Saturday Oct. 13th – open 12 till 2.30. Entertainment - Little Moreton Singers
Saturday Nov. 10th – open 12 till 2.30 (Special Remembrance Day Opening)
Sunday Nov. 11 – open 10.30 till 12.00 (for the Hanley Cenotaph Service)
Saturday Dec. 8 th - open 12 till 2.30 Entertainment - Townsend and Son

Musical entertainment will be available during all our Open Days.

See the chapel notice boards for details prior to the day.

There will be no Open Days held during the winter months of January 2018 to April 2018

The Friends of Bethesda have run a series of well attended monthly Open Days in Bethesda Methodist Chapel following the completion of Phase I repairs in September 2007. The Open Days have usually included a performance by a local choir. The Friends of Bethesda have raised a very useful £17,000 as a result of these events which is helping towards funding the phase II repairs.

The Friends of Bethesda will hold open days to raise funds for Phase Three of the restoration of Bethesda Chapel. As the chapel has no heating the Friends will not hold open days during the winter months but the chapel will still be available for organised guided tours.

The Friends of Bethesda can open the chapel for organised tours by History Societies, schools or colleges, and recognised institutions or societies. The tours will begin with a history talk about the chapel and then a guided tour of the chapel and churchyard by knowledgeable guides. Please be aware that Bethesda has no toilet facilities and we do not allow food or drink inside the chapel.