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Latest “What’s New?” items from Creative Stoke. See the website for pictures and links…

New! 25.01.09 There’s to be an unusual workshop conference on shops, to be held in nearby Wolverhampton. Retailing History: Texts and Images will be on 29th April 09 at the University of Wolverhampton…

“…a discussion of the nature of the texts and images associated with retailing and retailers, including commercial images, artistic and literary representations, photographs and postcards, the printed word and the visual arts.”

More information from: l.ugolini _at_

New! 25.01.09 An interesting regeneration arts event, coming up soon at Goldsmiths — “An Afternoon of Thoughts on the (Im)Possibilities of Engaged Urban Sociology/Photography/Art” on 3rd Feb 09…

What role do urban researchers, artists and photographers play in regeneration processes?” “Are we accomplices or critics of power? The Dutch research group BAVO provocatively argue that researchers and artists here are equivalent to embedded journalists [in warzones] …

New! 25.01.09 Stoke-on-Trent’s Glassball Arts has set up the Living Gallery website, as part of an…

“digital media based community arts project in the heart of … the Waterside area in Stoke-on-Trent.”

Glassball will be placing art works over the door and window areas of people’s homes that have been purchased under duress, gutted, and that are now set for demolition.

New! 22.01.09 Jobs: Creative Partnerships Stoke-on-Trent is seeking a creative for the following new project:

Mill Hill Primary — in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent — is seeking a new-media artist to explore “how creative and imaginative uses of new media can support the ways in which teachers and pupils improve their speaking, listening and writing skills”. Budget: £5,000. Deadline: 26th January 09. Creative Stoke has the full brief available here (PDF, 80kb).

New! 22.01.09 Place Space & Identity 2 is a programme of arts projects in North Staffordshire, running between January and March 09. The announced artists are:

Chris Twigg… (website)

Sarah Nadin & Clare Reynolds… (website)

“Benches” is a collaborative mission combining dance, photography and digital processes. Created from thoughts and images of the people of North Staffordshire and Stoke-On-Trent this project uses public benches as a meeting point and aims to unveil aspects of the areas contemporary identity.”

And Louise Wood; Rachel Grant; Claire Barber. (links)

There’s apparently to be a launch event on 29th January 09. For details, email:

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