Music for Dance weekend

New! 29.10.08  
Arts East Staffs is running ‘Music for Dance for Music: a weekend course offered for dancers and musicians’…

“Music for Dance for Music aims to offer an informal, fun and enjoyable environment for musicians and dancers to work together to create original work and give each other confidence to share their skills. The weekend will consist of company class, breakout workshops, jamming sessions and structured improvisation. All musicians are welcome, whether you are an instrumentalist, a percussionist or a vocalist and dancers from any discipline from street to ballroom would benefit from this unique training opportunity.”

The two-day course will take place at The Brewhouse Arts Centre, Union Street, Burton-upon-Trent, on Saturday 8th November from 2.30pm – 6pm and Sunday 9th November from 10.30am – 4.30pm. The fee is £120. More information from: Tracey Smart at _at_


Light House animation course

New! 29.10.08  
  The Light House arts centre in Wolverhampton is running Traditional Animation Workshops on: 4th Nov / 8th Nov, and 9th Dec. Times are: 10am to 4pm…

“one day and two day workshops that will cover a range of key animation skills including timing, movement, sound and the preparation of 3D models enabling you to explore traditional animation styles and techniques.”

Cost: 1 day £70 / 2 day £150 not including Value Added Tax (to be paid at time of booking). Including lunch and coffee/tea in Lock Works. Places on these workshops are limited, so book early. More information from Kelly Jeffs at:  kelly _at_

REAP auction

New! 27.10.08  
  REAP (Rural Education & Arts Project) are trying an innovative way of selling art this Christmas. Rural art, photography and crafts are all set to go under the auctioneers hammer at The Cheshire Cheese Pub in Longnor at 4.30pm on Saturday 22nd November 08, by Leek’s professional auctioneer Bruce Daniel of ‘Daniel & Sons’. Pre-auction viewing will be from 2pm – 3.30pm on the same day. This event seems like an innovative way to sell contemporary art, one which other artists in North Staffordshire may want to attend, to network and to see how it all works.

Creative Partners places

New! 25.10.08  
  Creative Partners in Learning has 20 places on a new round of its professional development programme aimed at using creative interventions to improve school pupil behaviour and thus school performance. The seven training sessions will be held in Coventry between January and April 09. Deadline: 3rd November 08.

Music Director required

New! 25.10.08     Job: Creative Partnerships Stoke-on-Trent is seeking a Music Director / Choir leader / Community musician to work with Belgrave C.E. Primary School from January to June 2009. Creative Stoke has the full project document (PDF, 80kb).

Movements in Words

New! 20.10.08     Job: Creative Partnerships Stoke-on-Trent is seeking creative practitioners for a ‘Movement in Words and Silence’ project at Victoria Community Primary School in Burton-on-Trent. Creative Stoke has the full project document (PDF, 20kb).

Creative Partnerships calls

New! 13.10.08     Job: Creative Partnerships Stoke-on-Trent is seeking creative practitioners for two arts projects in local schools, for the spring 2009 term. Creative Stoke has the two calls: for St Mary’s Catholic Primary School (PDF link), a small community school of 88 children aged 4-11, in the rural village of Brewood in Staffordshire; and Maple Court Primary School (PDF link), a large Stoke-on-Trent school of 363 children aged 4-11, in Bentilee.