Added 25th Sept 2009

Added to Creative Stoke’s “What’s New” page:

New! 25.09.09    
Creative Stoke interviewee Dan Hopkins has just launched a new Vimeo channel online, showcasing ten years of his work.

New! 25.09.09     North Staffordshire’s Partners in Creative Learning (PiCL, formerly Creative Partnerships) is seeking three consultants to evaluate the Creative Partnerships Enquiry Schools programme in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. The work would be undertaken from March to May 2010, in approx. 60 hours. The fee is: £1375 – £1495. Your main role will be to lead the “deep conversations” which are at the heart of the national Creative Partnerships evaluation model, with teachers, young people, and creative partners involved in Enquiry School projects. Deadline for applications: 23rd October 2009. Full details from:

There are also two new PiCL opportunities in education in Stoke-on-Trent:

  1) Blackfriars Bucknall is a special needs F.E. college in Stoke-on-Trent. Ten 17-year-olds at the college are seeking a creative practitioner or company to collaborate to develop a project to explore ways of increasing our confidence and independence. They would like to include their parents on this journey. Planning starts in November 2009, with projects being realised between January and March 2010. Budget: £3,000. Application deadline: 14th October 2009. Full brief from:

  2) Moorpark Junior School in Burslem is seeking two creative practitioners (ideally a musician and a visual artist/designer) to work with Year 5 children on a music and art based project. The project will be planned in the Autumn term and run during the Spring term of 2010. Budget: £3,000. Application deadline: 19th October 2009. Full brief from:

New! 25.09.09    
Added to the Directory: Newcastle Operatic Society website.

New! 25.09.09    
A Scriptwriting for Animation Workshop will be held on the 5th November 2009, 10am – 4pm, in nearby Wolverhampton. This one–day workshop, run by Script and Animation Forum West Midlands, will explore the particularities of animation production and writing…

“leading to an individual 60 second script which will then be submitted to the Flip Animation Challenge with the opportunity to be produced by animators in residence during the festival and screened on the final day of the FLIP festival. The workshop is led by Myles McLeod, one half of BAFTA nominated The Brothers McLeod. This 5 hour workshop will include: Creating characters; Three act structure; Scene structure; Getting inspired; Thinking animated; Taking criticism; and Writing a 60 second script. Cost: £25 (£20).

Tickets for the workshop available now from the Light House box office.

New! 25.09.09    
Henry Hemming, author of the recent In Search of the English Eccentric, is writing a new book on the wealth of voluntary independent clubs, informal groups, and societies that exist throughout the British Isles. The research for the book, which will be titled Club and published in Spring 2011, has been going on since early 2008. All clubs and societies will be gratefully acknowledged in the book. The survey takes around two minutes and may be completed by visiting the website.

New! 25.09.09    
Job:  The innovative Flatpack Festival is set to happen 23rd-28th March 2010 in Birmingham, and the organisers are currently seeking a Festival Coordinator. Deadline: 28th Sept 09.

Flatpack Festival is also currently seeking submissions of exciting short films from the wider West Midlands, to be shown at the 2010 festival. Deadline: 4th December 09.

New! 24.09.09     Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and Friends of Parrot’s Drumble are looking for an artist to create a minimum of six seats or interactive sculptures in a woodland setting. It is expected that the project will begin in late autumn/winter 2009, and be completed no later than May 2010. Fee: £6,000 to include V.A.T., all expenses, materials, planning meetings, community workshops, studio time, delivery and installation on site. Deadline for expression of interest: 25th September 2009. Full details are available at Creative Remedies.

New! 24.09.09    
Added to the Directory: Education Arts Service West Midlands is a new website and a…

“new, free, regional resource supporting arts and cultural learning for children and young people, both in and out of school”

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