Another four items added, 2nd Sept 09

Another four items added 2nd Sept 09…

New! 02.09.09    
Wild Orchid Theatre is running a competition to find new short playlets to stage in its December production at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum, in nearby Derbyshire. Entrants must be from either the East or West Midlands. Your 15-minute script must have a Christmas theme, and be light-hearted/humorous, and for a maximum of four actors. Entries should be emailed to: as a Microsoft Word (.doc) attachment, and must include the name and address of the entrant. Deadline: 30th September 09.

New! 02.09.09    
Photographers in North Staffordshire may like to take advantage of the forthcoming free Heritage Open Days (leaflet, PDF link) in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire.

New! 02.09.09    
Are you an amateur videogame developer in the West Midlands? Like to be a professional? Gamer Camp is a free full-time intensive training course in Birmingham, running from 16th Nov to 11th Dec 09. You’ll get one week of professional training in either game programming or interface design, followed by three weeks of mentoring by Codemasters and Sega Racing Studio veteran Guy Wilday. Places are free but strictly limited to 12 (8 programmers and 4 user-experience designers). The course is aimed at creating casual titles for Apple’s iPhone. Application deadline: 11th September 2009. More details at the web page.

New! 02.09.09    
Last mentioned on Creative Stoke just after the launch in February 09, your editor’s personal project at has since grown dramatically. JURN is a specialist search-engine searching free “open access” online academic journals in the arts and humanities. At launch, some 950 journals were indexed. Six months later, over 3,200 ejournals are now indexed.

There’s also a new JURN directory of 2,000 selected titles (widescreen required).

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