Forged through fire and shaped in steel, the Midland Rail Workshops were the heartbeat of the Midland community for over 80 years.
The hours were long and the toil was tough. But the searing heat and buckets of sweat gave rise to soaring human spirit: endless pranks, lifelong friendships, iron-tight comradery and urban legends that just keep growing.
Quarter of a century since tools were downed for the final time, we’re saluting this epic era with Stoked – an interactive, immersive festival that pays homage to the legacy of the workshops with a visionary interpretation of life in the yards.
Part contemporary nod, part artistic tribute, and with a bit of sensory candy for all ages, Stoked will bring Railway Square alive with an awe-inspiring line-up of eats, sights and sounds.