Heritage Photo Walk map and guide

There are so many hidden treasures around St Mark’s Church in Shelton, which tell lots of different heritage stories.

Jenny Harper from the Photographers Collective North Staffs has worked with us to make this map and guide to help you on your own heritage photo walk to explore.

We would love to see the photos you take on your walk. Whare your photos on social media #U1RPhotoWalk

You can download the map and top tips as separate images or choose the whole leaflet which you can print out and fold to put in your pocket.

Under One Roof Photo Walk guide front page with photo of St Mark's Church
Map of Shelton with sites of heritage interest marked
a view of St Mark's Church tower looking up
Photography tips - 
take time to look before you start to photograph
try different angles
look for patterns
move closer with your feet
respect people's privacy
share your photos on social media #U1RPhotoWalk

Paper-cut stained glass windows

A group of people from the Friends of St Mark’s and the B Arts Space to Connect Advisory Group have worked together to think about the heritage of St Mark’s and to design a craft workshop.

We chose to focus on the beautiful stained glass windows in the Church. We also looked at Islamic art and the designs of tiles.

This led us to think about paper cut craft as a way to make our own stained glass windows.

Paper cut round window

We asked artist Richard Redwin to teach us how to make paper cut stained glass windows. He then made an excellent video to demonstrate. You can watch the video if you click on the link here.

Under One Roof Paper Cut Stained Glass Window demonstration video.

On the 17th June we ran a workshop on zoom led by one of the Friends of St Mark’s. There were just 6 places and it was open to anyone to book onto. Three people came along – one from Stoke on Trent, one from Scotland and one from London.

Everyone was interested in the heritage and culture as well as the craft and design. We talked about our ideas for making our own paper cut windows, and we all had a go. People said they learned a lot, it was “relaxing” and they had a chance to know a bit about Stoke area and want to learn more about the Potteries.

You can download a guide to help you make a stained glass window from card and tissue paper – click on the link below.

Under One Roof Spring Newsletter

Find out more about the Under One Roof project and take part in activities for all ages, this Spring 2021.

We have had a long, dark, locked down winter.
Spring has sprung and we want to celebrate with a Newsletter for you.

Click the link below to download the Under One Roof Spring Newsletter.

Contact Lynne if you would like to know more about the Friends of St Mark’s and how to join.
Join the Photo Challenge – take a photo of St Mark’s Church from any angle, near or far. Share your photo to add to our gallery. Post your photo on twitter or instagram @underoneroofpr1 with hashtag #U1RPhotoView or email it so under1roofstmarks@gmail.com using wetransfer
Name the gargoyle and win an Easter Egg! Email under1roofstmarks@gmail.com by 19th April. Share your stories of your memories or connections with St Mark’s. Listen to our series of 6 podcasts which tell the story of local craftsmen and women and all include guest speakers and music.
Page 4 of the Spring Newsletter
Thank you to all our volunteers, supporters and funders. Keep in touch.

Contact Under One Roof project

Email under1roofstmarks@gmail.com

Phone 0751 881 3131

Post St Mark’s Church, Snow Hill, Stoke on Trent ST1 4LT

Facebook Under One Roof Project

Twitter and Instagram @underoneroofpr1

Heritage Project Evaluator (tender)

Under One Roof is a community heritage project in Stoke on Trent managed by St Mark’s Church in partnership with All the Small Things CiC.

We have an exciting tender opportunity for an External Evaluator to work with us.
The contract is up to £12000.

advert for evaluator
tender opportunity

The closing date is 5pm on 29th January.

For the tender pack please follow the link below or email info@sarahbonam.co.uk

External evaluator tender

Journeymen, Craftswomen, Artists and Voyagers – heritage podcasts

Sit yourself down, get cosy, put your feet up and listen to the six-part podcast series celebrating the cultural life of a City, “The Potteries” – Stoke-on-Trent.

image of ceramic objects
stories and songs about a unique place and it’s people

Click here to listen to Journeymen, Craftswomen, Artists and Voyagers on Anchor FM or Spotify.

The podcasts were made for the Under One Roof project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

With different guests featured in each episode and wonderful musicians, you will be guided through the City’s history through tales and tunes.

Click on the titles to go straight to each podcast episode on Anchor FM.

The Great Jewel Box with The Fire Underground

Episode one puts the big light on this mysterious place where you can be standing in your own front porch museum, while a fire rages somewhere deep underground. With guests Danny Callahan, Artist, Designer and Historian and Gillie Nicholls, Composer, Musician, Potter and Sculptor.

The Small Stories in Every Day Things

Episode two in the series tells of the small stories in everyday things and the special ways of releasing them. With guests Alan Whiting: Musician and former Pottery Worker sharing his story of Jean Wooten told through a song, and Gabriella Gay: Poet, Teacher, Antique Dealer and member of Kwanzaa Collective UK made up of Artists, Academics and Activists Of Colour.

For the Sake of Times Gone By

Episode three in the series ends 2020 with remembrance and reflections, “Plight of the potters” with Phillip Hardaker Sculptor and Public Artist; Jennifer Spice, Poet and Researcher reflects on 2020; and a song for all times with a version of Auld Lang Syne recorded to take a moment to hold dear those who have passed. 

No Going Back

Episode four is an interview with Deb McAndrew acclaimed playwright on how the Potteries influenced her work and a retrospective of a past commission by the North Staffs Miners Wives Action group in 2015. It features No Going Back recorded in the early nineties sung by founders of the group, “Coalminers Blues” bluegrass mining song and footage from the Staffordshire Film Archive.

Traces of Their Toil

Episode five features Ray Johnson on the creation of the Staffordshire Film Archive and in particular the importance of documenting the city’s mining history from the perspective of those who worked in the industry. With tunes by Chris Bevington Organisation sung and played by Scott Ralph.

Bring your cuppa and chat on the virtual friendly bench!

In the winter months we are making a safe friendly place to get together online, in the short dark days of January.

picture of a park bench and someone waving hello

Under One Roof is a community heritage project based in and around St Mark’s Church in Shelton, Stoke on Trent. Every one has a history and we love to hear it!

If you want some company, chance to chat, see some smiling faces, and find out about the Under One Roof project, just pop in. No need to stay for an hour, just come and say hello!

The Friendly Bench is on zoom in January on four dates:

• Sunday 10th January 4-5pm

• Sunday 17th January 4-5pm

• Thursday 21st January 11am-12noon

• Thursday 28th January 11am-12noon

Please book, using eventbrite so we can send you the link to the zoom meetings. We have to do this so we know who is coming. This helps us make the Friendly Bench safe and welcoming.

Let us know if there is anything we can do to help you take part in the meeting on zoom. Email under1roofstmarks@gmail.com or phone Lynne 0751 881 3131

#LetsTalkLonelinessThisWinter

Fun Seasonal Children’s Activities from Under One Roof

Under One Roof project logo in a Christmas bauble and the words "seasons greetings"

Under One Roof project wishes you Season’s Greetings!

We have created a fun pack for you to enjoy over the holiday season. Feel free to share your creations on social media, or just with your friends and family at home.

introduction to the activity pack with the words "get busy and get creative" and blue and red flowers.
Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Here’s a little taster of what you will find – a lovely colouring sheet!

Read all about Clarice Cliff and her amazing designs, then try it yourself.

Think about how you can help up light up your community this winter. We all need a warm glow, this year more than ever.

picture of cup, saucer and candle to colour in

Find out about Under One Roof here.

ceramic objects

Snuggle down, get cosy and comfortable and listen to our heritage podcast series Journeymen, Craftswomen, Artists and Voyagers. Local history stories and music, to make you smile.

Thanks to Emily Beddows for creating the activities.

Running Zoom meetings workshop

We hosted a workshop on the 13th August 2020 to give people tips for running good Zoom meetings.

screenshot of people at a zoom meeting

Click the links below to find out more.

Here are the notes from the meeting.

Here is a recording of the workshop you can watch back.

Here are some useful guides to using Zoom.

JOB: Project Coordinator

Under One Roof Heritage Project is recruiting a Project Coordinator for an immediate start.

Closing date 12 midday 27th July.

Salary £25,000 pro rata, 23 hours a week.

Project Coordinator job advert image

For more information and to ask for an application pack
please email cath@allthesmallthingscic.co.uk
or download directly from dropbox – follow this link to the Job Pack 

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