Added to Creative Stoke, 27th April 2010

New! 27.04.10    
Job:  Green Rock Primary School, located in Walsall, are hoping to recruit a Partner or Partners to help them in their quest to… “make writing more fun for years 1 and 2 […] through a creative and stimulating approach, which could include multimedia”. There is a budget of £3,500 to cover your time and materials. Planning and delivery of the project will take place this summer 2010 term. Deadline: 14th May 2010. For full brief and queries contact Sian Macfarlane (Creative Agent) on: 07866 630029.

New! 27.04.10    
Keele University’s SPEED scheme (Student Placements in Enterprise Education) is inviting current and former Keele students to apply. The 42-week scheme includes mentoring, training, cash grants, and office space in a business incubator on the Keele business park. Applicants with a new technology-oriented entrepreneurial project will find that cash support is doubled. The scheme will begin in October 2010 — apply now! Full details from: d.a.frankish@uso.keele.ac.uk

New! 27.04.10    
The Crewe Lyceum Theatre is offering a series of one-day professional stagecraft workshops this summer. The classes will run in July and August 2010:

   26th-27th July: Basic Sound.
   29th-30th: Intermediate Sound.
   1st August: Advanced Sound.
   3rd-4th August: Flying & Rigging.
   8th August: Production Management.
   9th-10th August: Basic Lighting.
   12th-13th August: Intermediate Lighting.

Cost is from £10 per workshop. For more details please phone: 01270 537333.

New! 27.04.10    
Pieces of Sky is kindly giving one Staffordshire-based organisation the chance to have their “project for social change” documented by a photographer, for free. Application deadline: 17th May 2010. Full details from:  info@piecesofsky.com

New! 27.04.10    
Newcastle-under-Lyme Museum & Art Gallery are running Printmaking Workshops to co-incide with the visit of the touring “7th British International Mini Print Exhibition” (15th May – 18th July 2010).
Professional printmaker Dan Pellowe will run the following 45-minute workshops:

   Sat 15th May 2010 (12noon, 1pm, and 2pm): the Intaglio Processes, concentrating on drypoint with Aluminium and Perspex.

   Sat 22nd May 2010 (12noon, 1pm, and 2pm): the Relief Techniques, focusing on lino prining and basic direct mono-printing.

Places cost £5, and all prints made by you may be taken away with you. To book places, please phone: 01782 619705.

New! 27.04.10    
The UK’s first major prize for new media writing is now open. For the New Media Writing Prize

” … Poole Literary Festival have partnered with The Media School at Bournemouth University to establish the Prize, which will allow writers working with New Media to showcase their skills, provoke discussion and raise awareness of new media writing and the future of the written word. The competition is now open for entries. The deadline for entries is noon [UK time] on 15th September 2010. Show us that new media can do things ‘old’ media can’t!”

New! 27.04.10    
Added to the Directory: Greenways String Group is a amateur string group based in North Staffordshire. They are currently seeking new players of approximately Grade 6 level and above, although having grades is not necessary.

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