Added to Creative Stoke, 2nd November 2009

New! 02.11.09    
The Creative Communities Unit at Staffordshire University has several short-courses scheduled to run toward the end of 2009 and at the start of 2010. These professional development courses include: the three-day “Making it Happen In Community Arts” (starts 9th Dec 09); the three-day “Community Arts in Global Perspective” (starts 3rd Feb 2010); and the five-day “Developing Arts For Health” (starts 4th Feb 2010), among others. See the brochure (PDF link) for prices and full details.

New! 01.11.09    
Congratulations to Dr. Hugh Padley, the businessman who bought Berkshire China at the age of 40 and turned it into a successful business, who has written and published the new book The Joys of Entrepreneurship. The book tells the story of his life as a Staffordshire porcelain entrepreneur, and provides detailed insider knowledge gleaned from his experience in the business.

New! 01.11.09    
Added to the Directory: Chris Farrow Photography. As well as art-object photography, and portraits of people, Chris can also offer workshops in landscape/weather photography.

New! 01.11.09    
Renaissance West Midlands is running a “Best Of The West” awards for the region’s museums and galleries. As part of this, they are offering a commission for a trophy that will be awarded in the Best of the West category. The commission should… “generate excitement and provide suitable recognition of innovation and excellence in our regional museums and galleries.” The awards will be given in February 2010. In keeping with the Barber Institute of Fine Arts venue, the organisers are looking to incorporate an Art Deco flavour to the ceremony. The fee is £500 (to include all materials, expenses, and delivery). For further details on this commision, including a full brief, please contact: Paulette Francis-Green at:

New! 29.10.09    
Added to the Directory: Jo Walker Art. Jo is a Staffordshire visual artist, specialist painter, muralist and creator of handpainted furniture.


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