What’s New on Creative Stoke, 15th October 2009

New! 15.10.09    
Volunteer posts:  Stoke-on-Trent Library Service has secured a £28,000 grant to set up the StokeReads project. The funding will pay for volunteers who enjoy reading to be specially trained on how to run a group of adult readers, and what kind of books and literature to use. Group sessions may include reading aloud favourite passages and poems, discussing a book that everyone has just read, and inviting authors to discuss their work. If you are interested in setting up a group, or being a member of one, please contact Anne Mackey at:  anne.mackey@stoke.gov.uk

New! 15.10.09    
Volunteer post:  An enthusiastic volunteer Arts Project Assistant (unpaid, expenses only) is required to work on the Christmas Lantern project for the Stoke-On-Trent Christmas Lights switch-on event, which will be held on 10th – 12th November 2009. The project is being run by Bristol-based Refab Arts. Application deadline: 20th October 2009. Full details from:  Emma Myers at:  info@refabarts.com

New! 15.10.09    
Are you reading Creative Stoke from the nearby Peak District? Or perhaps you know a creative who lives there? The Leader project is a new £1.9 million Peak District project, starting this October and funded until 2013. Leader will offer grants from £3,500+ to enable…

“new micro-enterprise activity and helping existing micro-enterprises (less than 10 employees and £2m turnover/social enterprises) to develop new projects involving the development and/or promotion of local products and services.”

New! 15.10.09    
Fancy a trip to Texas? UK Trade & Investment and Birmingham’s Fused magazine are inviting applications for a trade mission from the West Midlands music scene to SXSW Music from the 17th to 21st March 2010. Given that Stoke has such strong music scenes, it would be a pity if the city wasn’t represented. The aim of the trip is to…

“… take a group of companies representing music in the region in order to network, develop partner relationships, increase international trade, and meet companies interested in developing opportunities and investment in the West Midlands”

Deadline: 19th October 2009. Full details are available online.


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