Added to Creative Stoke, 2nd March 2010

New! 02.03.10    
The 2010 events leaflet for Leek’s Nicholson Institute is now online (PDF link, 500kb). Events include the premiere of Birmingham film-maker Chris Keenan‘s documentary about Leek cattle-market, as part of a show of photographs of the market by Birmingham photographer Kate Beatty.


Detail from a photo at Leek Cattle Market, by Kate Beatty.

Also at the Nicholson in 2010: the Staffordshire Moorlands Open Art show; the Society of Staffordshire Artists Show; and the Leek College’s Contemporary Art Foundation end-of-course show — all of which seem set to be good networking opportunities.

New! 02.03.10    
Added to the Directory: Stoke-on-Trent’s Real2Can offer video production, DVD pack design, and ebook promotion.

New! 02.03.10    
West Midlands’ artists are invited to a free Arts in Early Years one-day event on 8th March 2010 (Ikon Gallery, 10.30am – 5pm)…

“… a day of discussion around the ideas of contemporary art and the early years […] with a panel of artists and early years professionals. Places are free but should be reserved by calling the Ikon on: 0121 248 0708.”

New! 02.03.10    
The Arvon Foundation’s Shropshire retreat house is recruiting now for a variety of residential writing courses during 2010. Including a Graphic Novel week with Bryan Talbot, Hannah Berry, and Posy Simmonds, in September 2010.

New! 02.03.10    
Keele-based Inspired Film and Video have produced a new documentary on the history and legacy of coal mining in North Staffordshire. 20,000 copies of the DVD will be given away free with a special mining edition of The Sentinel‘s “The Way We Were” in March 2010. Watch the trailer on Creative Stoke, then watch the news stands!

New! 02.03.10    
Job:  Coalbrookdale & Ironbridge Primary School, in nearby Shropshire, are looking for a Drama and Dance Practitioner to help them explore creative approaches to improving literacy skills, particularly writing in years 2 and 5. Deadline for applications: 15th March 2010. For a full brief please email Iain Armstrong at: iaincp@phonoscope.co.uk quoting “Coalbrookdale”.

New! 02.03.10    
Job:  The National Dance Teachers Association, based in nearby Lichfield, requires a Director. Deadline: 31st March 2010. More information at the above web link.

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