Additions to Creative Stoke, 16th November 2009

New! 16.11.09     Job:  Stoke-on-Trent City Council is seeking a Ballroom Dancer to deliver dance workshops in the city as part of its People Dancing programme. Six x half-day workshops will happen at different venues before 31st March 2010. Deadline: 4th December 2009. The full brief and application details are available here.

New! 16.11.09    
The Birmingham Producers’ Forum is having internal discussions on how to link with other creative industries producers’ groups in the West Midlands region. They propose the idea of a quarterly regional networking meeting. Interested? Please contact Rebecca Watkin at:

New! 16.11.09    
Added to the Directory: Anita Harris Studio, producing colourful and collectable ceramics from Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.

New! 16.11.09    
Stoke Art Pottery, a Biddulph-based online shop selling ceramics from a variety of small and medium-sized potteries in Stoke-on-Trent.

New! 16.11.09    
Cath Ralph writes from the Burslem School of Art in Stoke-on-Trent, to say that they have recently had an… “excellent junior designer and arts technician” there. He was on a placement through the Flexible Routeways employment scheme, but then sadly the funding did not come through to make his job into a regular paid appointment. Cath would like to recommend this person to others, as a potential employee or as a trainee. Interested? For further details, please contact Cath Ralph on: 01782 810808

New! 16.11.09    
Local landscape photographers might be interested in a ranger-led early winter walk along the Staffordshire and Cheshire border, on Sunday 22nd November 2009. The team from Staffordshire County Council will lead visitors along the Staffordshire Way, up and over the Cloud and on to Rushton Spencer, before returning to Timbersbrook via Bridestones. The ramble will cover seven miles and take approximately four hours to complete (if the weather is good). If the weather is poor, the distance covered will be reduced to four miles, which is expected to take around two hours. People should wear warm clothing and sturdy footwear, and bring a packed lunch. The event will start at 10am from the village car park at Timbersbrook. The event costs £2 for adults to attend, but is free for children to take part. For more information telephone: 01782 302030.

New! 16.11.09    
It’s reported in the press that Manchester Metropolitan University’s nearby campus in Crewe and Alsager is to cut 50 jobs, and 127 jobs in total across all MMU campuses. The Crewe and Alsager campus specialises in Contemporary Arts. The news comes on top of similar news in August, that nearby Wolverhampton University is having to cut 250 jobs.

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