Additions to Creative Stoke, 20th October 2009

Additions to Creative Stoke, 20th October 2009:—

New! 20.10.09   
Stoke-on-Trent’s Stoke Your Fires festival of animation (Feb 2010) has opened the 2010 Stoke Your Fires Animation Awards for submissions. The categories include: Best Professional Regional Animation “Made in the Midlands”. Full information from:

New! 20.10.09   
Museums for Schools is a newly-launched online directory for the educational provision for schools offered by 150 museums in the West Midlands. Users can also filter their search, for museums able to offer activities for a specific educational stage…

New! 20.10.09   
Staffordshire Marquetry Group are running free workshops on 24th October 2009, at the Ancient High House in Stafford town centre. Participants will be introduced to the basic techniques of marquetry. All materials and tools are provided and participants will be able to make a simple coaster, pendant or keyring. Booking by email through the Group Secretary, Quentin Smith, at:  Participants interested in learning more about marquetry, and joining the group, will be provided with further materials, and a DVD of the recent National Marquetry Exhibition. A gallery of group work will be on show in the Ancient High House from 20th – 24th October.

New! 20.10.09   
Added to the Events listing:  Next week sees the launch of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Youth Dance Network meeting. To be held on Tuesday 27th October (4.30pm to 7pm) at the Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, the meeting invites dance leaders, practitioners, artists, teachers and anyone working with young people involved in youth dance to meet others in the area, find out what they are doing and how they might obtain funding. The evening will begin with a free development class from 4.30pm-6pm with Rachael Lines of Stoke-on-Trent’s FRONTLINEdance, followed by an hour for networking (complete with nibbles and refreshments). If you cannot attend the 4.30pm class, you can still come along for the networking and information session. To attend you need to let Hannah White know you are coming — email:  or phone 01782 211221.

New! 20.10.09   
Applications for U.Dance England 2010 (National Youth Dance Festival) are now open. U.Dance England will take place at the Birmingham Hippodrome from 1st to 4th July 2010. Dance pieces must be no longer than six minutes. The deadline for applications is: 30th November 2009. Those shortlisted will first perform at regional dance events, with the best being selected for the national event.

In Stoke-on-Trent our U.Dance regional dance event is on Saturday 16th January 2010 at The Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent. U.Dance England 2010 finalists will be offered a three-night residential stay, a workshop/seminar programme leading to a high-profile public dance performance. Interested? The application forms are online here.


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