Stoke-on-Trent’s non-white British population has increased sharply in the past two decades, from 6.4% at the 2001 census to an estimated 20.2% in 2016.
Aida, Gabriella and Opelo all came to Stoke-on-Trent in recent years from other countries and told the BBC about their experiences.
They are part of a growing wave of people moving to the city’s six towns from abroad, as was captured in a recent exhibition by Sam Ivin at the Potteries Art Gallery.
Film by Ellis Palmer
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