Added to Creative Stoke, 9th January 2010

New! 09.01.10    
Added to the Directory: Lampros Kalfuntzos is a digital fantasy artist based in Stoke-on-Trent. He has a new website, and his work recently featured in Advanced Photoshop magazine…

New! 09.01.10    
Added to the Directory: Revive Creative is a newly-formed freelance graphic-design and creative artwork service in Stoke-on-Trent, with over 13 years of studio experience in marketing design.

New! 09.01.10    
Added to the Directory: The West Midlands Golfer magazine, edited from Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands and published from Stoke-on-Trent. Issues can be read online

New! 09.01.10     Added to the Directory: David Lawrence Barber, a painter from Newcastle-under-Lyme.

by David Lawrence Barber

New! 09.01.10    
Urban Vision North Staffordshire is holding its 5th annual photographic competition and exhibition, and is asking people to visualise “What’s New? in North Staffordshire”. Competition entries will be exhibited at the Burslem School of Art from 19th March 2010, and awards for the best photograph in each category will be presented at the exhibition launch event. Deadline: 26th Feb 2010. Creative Stoke has the entry form here (PDF link, 1.2mb)…

New! 09.01.10    
The Light House in nearby Wolverhampton is running a free five-week course in video editing, starting on 2nd February 2010. The course runs on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, from 10am – 4pm on each day. For more information, or to arrange a time to attend an informal advice and guidance session on Fri 15th January 2010, please contact Kelly Jeffs at:

Also at the Light House, on 12th Jan 2010, is Screen Forum’s free premiere of film produced on the Digishorts scheme. Digishorts is an annual production scheme that offers film-makers the chance to develop and produce a short film with support from Screen WM and the UK Film Council — and a budget of up to £10,000. The six films funded in 2008/9 will be shown, and fter the screening there will be a Q&A with some of the filmmakers who will be offering insights into their experiences. To reserve a free place, contact:

New! 08.01.10    
There’s a new freelancers social network on Ning. Freelance Local aims to support Staffordshire-based creative freelancers.

New! 08.01.10    
With Avatar in the cinemas, your editor has been asked to research and recommend a complete and affordable suite of “virtual movie-making” software for schools. This isn’t about cameras, lenses and costumes — these movies are computer-generated using videogame-like tools and advanced audio-generation. My costed briefing on the topic is available here (PDF file).

New! 08.01.10     Stoke-on-Trent’s Stoke Your Fires Festival of Animation now has much of its 2010 programme online — and has confirmed the VFX Tutor at Escape Studios, Lee Danskin, as leading a masterclass on 25th February 2010.

New! 08.01.10    
“The Engine Room Pitch” is an intensive two-day proposal development and pitching workshop, to help documentary film-makers prepare for UK and international funding. Applicants must be West Midlands-based film-makers. The cost of the workshop is £30 for all attendees, and it will happen at The Bond, Birmingham, from 23rd – 24th March 2010. More details from:

New! 08.01.10    
Are you a design-based business, exploring the use of new advanced materials? Midlands’ universities have a new £20m scheme to open up their labs to small and medium-sized firms. Contact Birmingham Science City Advanced Materials for full details.

New! 08.01.10    
The Central Youth Theatre in nearby Wolverhampton are seeking an experienced part-time Freelance Theatre in Education Director in arts and health. Deadline: 15th January 2010. More details from Jane Ward at:


One Comment on “Added to Creative Stoke, 9th January 2010”

  1. Lampros says:

    thanks for the feature guys!

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