Additions to Creative Stoke’s “What’s New”, 12th Sept 2009

New! 12.09.09    
Screen West Midlands require a consultant to be part of a team producing a report evaluating the region’s capabilities in the production and post-production of major TV and film productions. Deadline: 25th September 2009. More details at the website.

New! 12.09.09    
Now that we have a huge Tesco superstore set to be built in the city-centre of Stoke-on-Trent, it seems pertinent to mention the Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards. Community and voluntary groups can apply for grants of between £500 and £4,000, to work with elderly people and those with disabilities. The Trustees can also consider larger grants ranging between £4,000 and £25,000. Deadline: 30th September 2009.

New! 12.09.09    
The BBC Performing Arts Fund has launched Choral Ambition, a new fund for choirs across the British Isles. The fund is for adult or youth choirs of any type. The maximum grant is £5,000, the minimum is £500. The grant can be used for commissioning new music, training and development, masterclasses, workshops and projects to attract new members. Deadline: 30th October 2009.

New! 12.09.09    
Keele University has its Autumn list of continuing education courses online. Keele is running a variety of courses starting in September 09, including:—

   * Exploring Creative Writing (course code: ENG-1C027) at Trinity Church, in the town of Stafford. The course will run on Monday afternoons from 1.15pm to 3.15pm. Interested? Email:

   * Towards the Novel: a novel-writing course (course code: ENG-1C029) at the Chancellor’s Building, on the campus of Keele University. The course will run on Thursdays 10am to 12 noon. Interested? Contact the tutor, Philip Emery on 01782 733436.

Other, more academic short courses include: Art and Architecture from Bomberg to Bauhaus; and Religion and Ritual in the Roman World.

New! 11.09.09    
Added to the Directory: Introspective, the website of North Staffordshire-based graphic artist Chris Twigg, who has worked on a variety of recent local regeneration projects.

Picture by Chris Twigg, from “Feel The Feeling”, a consultation on regeneration in Stoke-on-Trent. March 2009.


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