Additions to Creative Stoke, 22nd October 2009

Additions to Creative Stoke, 22nd October 2009:

New! 22.10.09   
Added to the Directory:  The Interior Design Practice. Located in Stoke town, Stoke-on-Trent, The Interior Design Practice offers highly personalised transformations for everything from traditional houses to apartments and corporate interiors.

New! 22.10.09   
Added to the Directory:  Red Dog Photography. Located in Uttoxeter.

New! 22.10.09   
Added to the Directory:  James Kemp (Ceramic Materials). Located in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, James Kemp are suppliers of colours and pigments for use in a large range of applications — from ceramics to plastics, glass and enamels.

New! 22.10.09   
Added to the Directory:  James and Ward Architectural Consultants. With offices at the Staffordshire Business Village in Stoke-on-Trent, and at Walsall, James and Ward can offer a broad range of retail project experience, and also a team specialising in the design and procurement in specialist and private housing.

New! 22.10.09   
Added to the Directory:  Envisage Design. Located in Stoke-on-Trent, Envisage are specialists in display stands and conference/exhibition accessories.

New! 22.10.09   
Added to the Directory:  Bomark Studios. Located in Stoke-on-Trent, are providers of print, film and web services.

New! 22.10.09   
Added to the Directory:  Sculpted Steel. Located near Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands, Sculpted Steel offers a combination of traditional blacksmithing skills and contemporary design techniques.

New! 22.10.09   
Added to the Directory:  Jacqueline Harold Designs. Located in Longport, Stoke-on-Trent, Jacqueline is a designer-maker of handmade tableware including automata, ceramic, resin, and silverware.

New! 22.10.09   
Are you the best Young DJ/MC in North Staffs? Stoke-on-Trent’s Young DJ/MC of the Year 2009 Competition is now open for entries. The competition is run by the Shelton-based DJ School and is open to any young local DJs and MCs/rappers between the ages of 12 and 25 years old, male or female. This year’s event will be held at Zen Nightclub in Foundry Street, Hanley, with special guest DJ and remixer Pete Bromley (Golden, Altern 8). Doors will open at 1pm for competition-entry bookings, and 2pm for guests. Price is £4 on the door. This year’s winner will receive: 1) a set of techniques decks and a mixer; 2) an agency contract with Verbal Arts. The best Young Rapper of the Year will receive: 1) a radio mic set; 2) a recording contract with Verbal Arts.

To register your interest as a competitor please send the following details to — 1. Full name; 2. Postal address; 3. Contact telephone number; 4. Age; 5. DJ or Rapper?

New! 22.10.09   
Added to the Events listing:  Interested in the arts and metal health? Breaking Cycles are staging a one-day conference in nearby Telford, titled “Using the Arts as an Aid to Mental Health & Well Being”. The event will be on 12th November 2009 at The Holiday Inn, Telford (9.30am to 3pm), and will explore the role the arts play in mental health and well-being by showcasing examples of good practice in Telford and Shropshire, and enabling discussion for future developments. For further information and booking forms, please contact Helen Chesters at:

New! 22.10.09   
Job:  Sundorne Infant School, in nearby Shrewsbury, are seeking an exceptional musician to help them explore their Creative Partnerships enquiry question: “To what extent can music be used to enhance the creative delivery of other curriculum areas in order to support the learning journey of our pupils?” You will be working with a mixed (Years 1 & 2) class of 28 pupils, and with the school music coordinator. A fee of £3,200 is available. Planning will begin in November, with activities during Jan – April 2010. Application deadline: 1st November 2009. For a full brief please contact Iain Armstrong at:

New! 22.10.09   
Added to the Directory:  Supply2Gov is an online search portal for all lower-value contracts offered by local and national government. Previously requiring a subscription, use of the portal is now free after a simple sign-up. Paid subscriptions are being retained only for wide-area email alerts for new contracts. Contracts are posted on the site by all local authorities including Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, Newcastle-under-Lyme, and Cheshire East Council. The fourth edition of the free booklet Tendering for Public Contracts : A Guide for Small Businesses (PDF link) may be useful reading for those interested in Supply2Gov. Public sector organisations may also be interested in the free national OGC Contracts database.

New! 21.10.09   
The NoiseFloor Festival of sonic art will be held at Staffordshire University, from 16th to 17th January 2010. There will be a series of concerts throughout the weekend which will present eight-channel electroacoustic works. The concerts will progress to a less formal two-channel setting in the evening, where other forms of electronic music will be showcased. Interested in submitting fixed media or live works? Stereo and multi-channel audio or audio-visual works (up to 8 channels + sub) are invited for consideration. Equipment needed for diffusion of fixed media and audio-visual works will be provided — composers will need to provide their own laptop and performers for live pieces. Composer attendance is encouraged, but is not required. The submission deadline is: 20th November 2009 (postmarked). There is no submission fee. Full details are available here or contact Ben Ramsay at the Music Technology Department:


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