Added to Creative Stoke, 24th March 2010

New! 24.03.10    
Volunteers are required for a children’s arts festival at Barnswood, near Leek, in Staffordshire. Set for 18th to 24th August 2010, the Just So Festival is a weekend-long festival of creativity set in a beautiful woodland landscape. Volunteers are needed for a huge variety of tasks from checking tickets and managing car parking to keeping the site clean. There will be opportunities for each volunteer…

“to spend some time working alongside experienced practitioners, bestselling authors, innovative theatre groups, award-winning illustrators and internationally renowned companies.”

You will be given training in advance of the festival. If you would like further information and an application form, please email:  sarah@justsofestival.org.uk

New! 24.03.10    
Job:  Cheshire Dance needs cover for a maternity leave. They requires a Dance Development Artist for Cheshire West and Chester, at a minimum of four days per week. You’ll deliver and manage a programme of regular classes and projects. Application deadline: 19th April 2010. For an application form, please contact Lesley-Ann Parry at: lesleyann@cheshiredance.org

New! 24.03.10    
Libraries across Stoke-on-Trent are holding a new competition, “My city, my story”. It calls on the people of the city to tell their tale — based in the past, present or future, in or around the city. The competition is open to those over age 16, and no entry can longer than 2,500 words. The first prize is a netbook PC, the second is £100 of Waterstones vouchers, and third is £50 of Waterstones vouchers. All submissions need to be typed, with a cover sheet giving personal information including name, address, telephone number and word-count. Only one entry per person is allowed. You can enter the competition by handing in their entry in at any Stoke-on-Trent library. Deadline: 26th June 2010.

New! 24.03.10    
The Lottery-funded National Heritage Memorial Fund has stepped in to match public donations, and has saved the Staffordshire Hoard for Stoke-on-Trent and Birmingham. The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery will celebrate by putting on two showings of a new National Geographic Channel film on Friday 26th March 2010. The 50-minute documentary, produced to the highest standards by Fulcrum Television, tells the story of how the hoard was discovered. The makers of the documentary will be on hand to introduce the screenings and talk about the film. Screenings are at 3pm and 6pm, and are open to anyone to attend. Tickets cost £10 for the afternoon showing and £15 for the evening screening, which will include a behind-closed-doors viewing of the hoard. To book your ticket for either of the screenings, please email museums@stoke.gov.uk

New! 24.03.10    
Job:  Stoke on Trent Theatres have a vacancy for a full-time Creative Learning Officer. You’ll provide comprehensive administrative support for a wide range of creative activities, working closely with the CL Manager, freelance artists and venue staff to ensure the potential of the department is realised. You’ll be able to keep good records, and deal with project budgets, databases and monitoring. For an application form and full job description please contact: Patricia Crowther on 01782 211222 or email:  patriciacrowther@theambassadors.com.  Application deadline: 14th April 2010, with interviews on 23rd April 2010.

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