More additions for 14th October 2009

More additions to the Creative Stoke What’s New page, for 14th October 2009

New! 14.10.09    
The nearby Buxton Festival‘s third annual poetry competition has launched, and the theme in 2010 is “A Breath of Fresh Air”. Entries are invited from throughout the British Isles. Competition sponsors Waterstone’s are providing prizes. Husband and wife team Peter and Ann Sansom will judge the 2010 competition, and the patron is the nation’s former Poet Laureate, Sir Andrew Motion. There are three categories: “Open Poetry” for poets 19 and over; “Young People’s” for poets between 12 and 18; and “Children’s Poetry” for those who are aged 11 and under. The deadline for entries is: 1st April 2010. Entry packs can be downloaded here.

New! 14.10.09    
Amateur artists and crafts makers, who want to run community workshops in their chosen art or craft form, are being offered free, one-off training days in October 2009. Each training day will be run by one of two experienced arts tutors, with backgrounds in the field of tutor training. The workshops nearest to North Staffordshire are…

* Friday 23rd October 2009 – 10am to 4.30pm.
The Birmingham Rep Conference Centre, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham city centre.

* Wednesday 28th October 2009 – 10am to 4.30pm.
Dalton-Ellis Hall, Conyngham Road, Victoria Park, Manchester.

See the website for booking details.

New! 14.10.09    
A new Ray Johnson documentary about a North Staffordshire family of stage magicians premieres at the Film Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent tonight. The showing is free, at 7.30pm. The trailer for The Van Buren Story is online here (10Mb).

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