What’s New on Creative Stoke, 12th Oct 2009

What’s New on Creative Stoke, 12th Oct 2009:—

New! 12.10.09    
Added to the Events list:  Nicholas Corder, writer-in-residence for Stoke-on-Trent Libraries, is running a Screenwriting for Absolute Beginners day at the Central Library in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. The date is Saturday 7th November 2009, and the day will run from 10am to 3.30pm. Interested? Phone the Central Library to book on: 01782 238455.

Nicholas Corder will also be running a Writing Your Life Story day at Bentilee Library, in Stoke-on-Trent. The date is Wednesday 25th November 2009, and the day will run from 10am to 3.30pm. Interested? Please phone Bentilee Library to book on: 01782 231315.

New! 12.10.09    
The Birmingham-based Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) is to give grants to museums across the UK, to fund 25 x Creative Apprenticeship awards. Designed to open up young people’s entry routes into work at public museums and galleries, the MLA’s funding will provide £5,000 for each year of the apprentice’s employment. So far, the following Midlands museums are participating: Attingham Park Museum, Shrewsbury; New Art Gallery, Walsall; and Thinktank, Birmingham. For further information please contact either Jennie Godsalve at Creative & Cultural Skills:  jennie.godsalve@ccskills.org.uk
 or  Jessica Harris at the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council:  jessica.harris@mla.gov.uk

New! 12.10.09    
The Art of Geocaching (GX1X98A) is a unique event to be held just north of Worcester (UK), on 17th October 2009. It aims to… “showcase the creative and artistic talents used in geocaching.”

New! 12.10.09    
The Staffordshire Hoard now has an official information website, at www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk. The website has been created by the Portable Antiquities Scheme, and has information about the discoverers of the hoard, photos and videos, an archive of press statements and media commentary, and an online reconstruction of an Anglo-Saxon village.

Those interested in reading more about Anglo-Saxon Mercia may be interested in this list of books on Amazon UK.

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