Latest additions

Latest additions. See the What’s New page on the Creative Stoke website [ ] for full links and images…

New! 22.03.09 Added to the directory: Debbie Buxton is a local fine artist based in Leek, and also a graduate of Staffordshire University (class of 2007).

New! 22.03.09 Added to the directory: Broken Branch Records is a new Stoke-on-Trent record label.

New! 22.03.09 Added to the directory: BBC Staffordshire – Entertainment pages link – added to the Writing & Publishing page.

New! 22.03.09 BBC Radio Stoke is looking for two young people to take up a placement over the summer reporting on local music and local sport. Closing date for applications: 30th April 09.

New! 22.03.09 Laura Durber writes to say she’s a Staffordshire University student studying the ‘Foundation Degree in Creative Arts for Employment’ (based at Newcastle-u-L College)…

“I am seeking some work-experience with either a ceramisist or a sculptor, because I complete my course in July 09 and hope to find suitable employment.”

If you can offer a placement, please email Laura at: laura_durber _at_

New! 22.03.09 Midlands Young Fashion Designers Awards. Accepting nominations/entries now. Deadline: 31st March 09.

New! 22.03.09 Launching on Monday 23rd March 09, a new opportunity for West Midlands photographers. Deadline: 27th April 09…

“To coincide with Rhubarb’s tenth birthday, photographers in the UK are invited to apply for the new Rhubarb/Arts Council Bursary Scheme 2009, where the ten chosen will be profiled at the Rhubarb International Review in July/August this year. Five photographers will be chosen from the West Midlands region, and five from the rest of the UK.”

New! 22.03.09 James writes from Newcastle-under-Lyme…

“I thought that I would write to you with ‘one of those things’ that make you realise why you created this site in the first place. The micro-company that I created recently got bought out (with a big cash injection for my new venture). Instead of – as suggested/forced by my investors – working from Manchester for its creative community, I used the Creative Stoke website to show exactly how the city and the region is a place of great creativity with lots of potential for more. […] I have since dragged a couple of Mancs and Brummies this way to work in Newcastle-u-L, every day, for a living. […] So, a big thank you for helping me persuade some hefty financial backers that Stoke is the place for my business.”

New! 22.03.09 Wolverhampton Art Gallery — a short hop on the train from Stoke — will be launching the brand-new “Hire Space”, at an event on Saturday 28th March 09 from 2pm to 4pm. Converted from the previous shop premises located near the Lichfield Street entrance to the Art Gallery, the “Hire Space” will provide a platform to showcase art by artists who were born, work or study in the West Midlands. The Hire Space will annually provide seven exhibition slots for artists to hire, and three slots for use by Wolverhampton Arts + Museums Education and Outreach teams. Cost is £195 to hire for a 4 week exhibition. The application process is open to all on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Interested? More details from: laura.marsh _at_

New! 22.03.09 Added to the directory: Rachel Marsden is a North Staffordshire artist and also a curator, photographer and bookbinder.

Her latest project has a website,


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