Latest updates added to the What’s New page

The latest batch of updates and news from Creative Stoke. See the What’s New webpage [ http://www.creativestoke.org.uk/whatsnew.html ] for the same text with added links and images…

New! 14.03.09 The launch of the Urban Vision-sponsored “Home!” photographic exhibition is coming up soon (20th March 09) at the Burslem School of Art, Stoke-on-Trent. Should be a good event for networking with fellow creatives…

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Talking of the School of Art, many will remember Darren Washington’s AirSpace Gallery exhibition last year “Tales from a Changing City”. We’re told that Daniel has secured the Burslem School of Art in Autumn 2009, for a sequel show.

New! 14.03.09 There’s a brand-new website and URL for The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and associated museums / houses, and very nice it looks too…

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New! 14.03.09 Rose Strang writes to tell us about Stoke-on-Trent’s “Art for Life” programme co-ordinated by the Royal Infirmary. The latest “Art for Life” project needs creative writers and emerging poets. “Rebirth Project 2009” will be based at North Staffs Maternity Hospital at the City General. In spring 2009 a new Maternity Centre will open when the old hospital is demolished – so the project is asking people in the city to send them a three-line poem about Rebirth. In May 09 they plan to include your poems in large-scale light projections onto the building, and some of the best poems will be included and credited in a book about the maternity transformation. There is also the possibility that some poems could be used in a documentary film.

“Some thoughts to get you writing… What will you feel when the old Maternity Block is pulled down? / Do you recall the colours, smells and sounds? / How did it feel to hold your first baby? / What is your message for a newborn child? / Do you have a message for the future? / What were your hopes, dreams and fears for your unborn child? / What kind of world would you like a child to enter? ”

Interested? Send your three-line poem to: rosemary.strang@uhns.nhs.uk

New! 14.03.09 The Public, in West Bromwich in the West Midlands, is hosting a free, one-day regional youth arts conference on Tuesday 24th March 09 (9.30am – 4.15pm). Fellow organisers are ENYAN and the Regional Youth Work Unit, and the event will focus on “young people as cultural producers”. Sessions will be on: “The 2012 Olympics & The Cultural Olympiad” / The Cultural Offer Beyond Simply “Find Your Talent” / Developing Young Arts Leaders / Training and Professional Development / Networking & Information Services.

To book your place please email: enyan2@artswork.org.uk

New! 14.03.09 Coming up soon is the second Stoke Your Fires animation festival, in Stoke-on-Trent. The 2009 website is now online, and the dates are 2nd – 3rd April 09. Sure to be an excellent networking event, as well as packed with useful talks, seminars and workshops.

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New! 14.03.09 Added to the directory: Daniel Lyttleton writes to say he has a new website, Invent Canvas, offering personalised wall-art based on your photographs.

New! 14.03.09 Added to the directory: Modern Glass are a contemporary glass firm and glass-painting, based in Northwood, Stoke-on-Trent.

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They also have individual craft-glass works available to buy at Half Baked Glass.

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