Stoke & Staffordshire

Stoke City FA Cup collectables on show in Vale's turf

Stoke City pottery
Image caption Stoke City are aiming to make the final of the FA Cup for the first time in the club's history

A Stoke-on-Trent art gallery has risked upsetting local football fans with its new exhibition.

Barewall Gallery is based in Burslem town centre, home of Port Vale FC, but it is currently displaying collectables of arch-rivals Stoke City.

The exhibition celebrates the Premier League club's FA Cup run with prints, paintings and pottery for sale.

Paula Milward, from Barewall, said the gallery was not trying to alienate Port Vale supporters.

Ms Milward said: "An achievement like this should be celebrated city-wide regardless of which colour you sway towards."

But she admitted that the exhibition itself had to be promoted sensitively.

"With being on Vale turf, we've not been able to make a big song and dance about it in the window."

She also pointed out that the gallery still sold items for Port Vale supporters.

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