Added to Creative Stoke, 22nd May 2010

New! 22.05.10    
Are there valuable Victorian or Edwardian buildings in the North Staffordshire area which may be at risk? The Victorian Society is about to launch its annual appeal to find the nation’s most endangered historic buildings (built from 1837 to 1914). Endangered can mean there are firm plans to demolish, or that years of council neglect and vandalism has caused the building to become dangerous, or buildings with a fine interior which are about to be ruined by gutting for new offices. Ten endangered buildings will be chosen for a “flurry of publicity”, possibly leading to preservation or re-use — perhaps even for arts or cultural uses. You can submit your nominations via the Victorian Society’s website, or email directly to:  katie@victoriansociety.co.uk

New! 22.05.10    
Burslem town’s Summer Arts Trail (4th-6th June 2010) is now seeking contributors to make work for both indoor and outdoor locations. Full details from:  artstrail@burslemarts.co.uk

New! 22.05.10    
The Poetry Business is now inviting entries for its 24th Book & Pamphlet Competition — sponsored by NAWE (The National Association for Writers in Education). Prize money is £2,000, and this year’s judge is Simon Armitage. Deadline: 29th November 2010.

New! 22.05.10    
Staffordshire University (Stoke campus) is to hold a Degree Shows “Industry and Stakeholders Evening”, on 16th June 2010 (5.45pm onwards). Meet the staff and view the work of over 300 graduating students from degrees including Graphic Design, Photography, Fine Art, Media Production, Animation and 3D Design. To reserve your place at this event, please RSVP by 9th June 2010, to Deana Bowers:  d.bowers@staffs.ac.uk

The graduation shows will also be open for general visitors, opening on Friday 11th June 2010 and running until Sunday 20th June 2010. The 2010 Catalogue is now online

New! 22.05.10    
Scottish sculptor David Annand has been chosen to make the major sculpture which will celebrate the 100th year of Stoke-on-Trent’s Federation into a city. David would now like to hear your thoughts about the city and public art via this short online survey.

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