Stamford Diversity Group CIC

To create an inclusive & welcoming place. Everyone Welcome!

Stamford Stories

Dates: 23 August to 4 September 2022 at Stamford Arts Centre

Local diversity reflected in a series of photographic portraits by Kingsley Singleton.

The exhibition features 16 photographic portraits of local creatives by Stamford based photographer & journalist Kingsley Singleton.

Stamford Stories will showcase the people and stories behind the arts, poetry, music and more in our community, reflecting the diversity in the local area.

The exhibition is being made possible thanks to Councillor Amanda Wheeler’s South Kesteven District Council Ward Member Grant to cover printing & mounting of the photographs.

The exhibition also involves local schools in a ‘Postcard Portraits’ project and original artwork by street artists who will be part of a live Street Art demo at Stamford Diversity Festival on the Rec on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August.

Thanks to a Lincolnshire One Venues Re-Invent grant, the Stamford Arts Centre Gallery, Ballroom & Theatre will also form part of the wider Diversity Festival of workshops, talks, poetry and film over two weeks. 

A ‘family day’ on Saturday 27 August welcomes artist Karen Neale to the gallery, an artist/artisan fair in the ballroom and a fusion Slavonic-rooted band in the evening. 

Other Events taking Place at Stamford Arts Centre During the Stamford Stories Exhibition:

Tuesday 23rd August, 11am – 12.30pm

Mini Wet Felted Pictures with Eve Marshall

Wednesday 24th August: 10-11.30am

Pastel workshop with Tony Nero

Wednesday, 24 August, 7 pm

Talk by Daniel Martin Extreme Explorer – Seven Lessons Learnt From My Seven Favourite Places

Thursday, 25 August, 7 pm

‘Open Door’ evening of poetry, art, music & more!

Friday 26th August: 1 – 2pm

Mindfulness with Simply Being You

Friday, 26 August, 8 pm

Ukraine Film “Ruthenia: Restoring the Nation’s Code” by Natalia Yakovleva (In the cinema)

Saturday, 27 August, 10am – 3pm

Creative Summer Art & Craft Fair in the Ballroom. Free Entry.

Saturday 27th August: 11am – 2pm

Community Art Wall Project with Karen Neale

Saturday, 27 August, 12pm

Performance by Mezzo Soprano Gabriella Pineda – Rodrigues

Ballroom Stage during the Art & Craft Fair

Saturday, 27 August, 7.30 – 9.15 pm

Muha in Concert – Buy Tickets Here

Tuesday, 30 August, 1-2 pm

Baby Sensory Classes taster session with Aduke Thomson.

Wednesday, 31st August, 7.30 PM

Pint of Poetry Stamford Diversity Festival special event featuring poet John Bernard.

Thursday, 1st September, 7 PM

A durational multidisciplinary evening presentation by Eden

Friday 2nd September: 7 PM

Karen Neale ‘Fellow Travellers’ talk