Added to Creative Stoke, 1st June 2010

New! 01.06.10    
Script is running a series of one-day playwriting workshops in Summer 2010. North Staffordshire will have a workshop at the New Vic Theatre on 19th June 2010: “Writing Site-Specific Theatre”, but there are also several others dotted around Birmingham and the West Midlands. The price per workshop is £50 (£40 concessions). For more information see the brochure or email:

New! 01.06.10    
At the other end of the West Midlands, Hereford Photography Festival’s Open Exhibition is now inviting submissions. Deadline: 31st May 2010. Entry Fee: £15.

New! 01.06.10    
Women in Rural Enterprise are to hold a three-day Start Your Business event (8th, 15th, 22nd July 2010) at Rudyard Lake in North Staffordshire. The event is free to women in the West Midlands who are either i) just starting a business or ii) have been in business for less than 12 months. See the website for full details.

New! 01.06.10    
The Animation Forum West Midlands website is planning a makeover, and they are asking interested parties for suggestions on what should be done with it, and which new feature would be useful to local animators. Please add your ideas to the Facebook discussion thread.

New! 01.06.10    
Alison Wood, at New Ford Primary School in Stoke-on-Trent, is seeking artists with ideas on how to help the school to celebrate the centenary of Stoke-on-Trent. There is only a very minimal budget, unless artists can bring some in-hand funding or business sponsorship with them. Full details from Alison at:

New! 01.06.10    
Clare has a new set of Flickr photos documenting the Burslem Arts Trail. Over sixty venues will take part in the Burslem Arts Trail (4th-6th June 2010), mixing together a great range of exhibitions, themed walks, restaurants, cafes, pubs, fun family workshops, shops, music and open studios. An annotated map will be available for the event.

New! 01.06.10    
Stoke town (Stoke-upon-Trent) is to see an empty town-centre shop transformed into a temporary arts venue. The organisers are now seeking studio artists for short-term lets during June – Oct 2010. Cost is £20 per week. More details at the website.

New! 01.06.10    
The Six Towns One City Carnival 2010 is now in the planning stages and the organisers are seeking those interesting in hiring carnival stalls…

“We are currently offering: space for your company logos and banners that will form coverage across the site, stall spaces to sell your product or promote your company, as well as companies who have their own means of running their business at the carnival. All business types will be considered.”

New! 01.06.10    
Leek’s Summer Jam music/arts festival (Leek Hockey Club, 14th August 2010) is seeking people to present taster workshops…

“from painting to sculpture, performance, making — anything you can think of that would enrich the experience of the festival goers and increase your profile. You could do workshops with kids or adults or simply turn up and do your thing. Pitches are free. If you need to charge, that’s OK”.

New! 01.06.10    
Job:  Staffordshire University require a 0.2 Lecturer in 3D Design (Wood & Plastics) (Ref: AMD09/16). You’ll be based at the Stoke-on-Trent Campus. Application deadline: 9th June 2010. Full details from the university website.

New! 01.06.10    
Job:   Staffordshire University require a Senior Researcher (Ref: AMD09/15), as part of the Creative Thinking Applied Research Centre. You’ll identify opportunities to link research with the needs of public, private and third sector organisations. Deadline: 9th June 2010. Full details from the university website.

New! 01.06.10    
Job:  Stafford Borough Council requires someone to handle the marketing and communications for Stafford Gatehouse Theatre. Application deadline: 18th June 2010. Full details from:

New! 28.05.10    
West Midlands Graduate Advantage are seeking entrants for the WeForest Games design competition. Games artists and animators, programmers, developers and audio graduates will design a social-media serious-game called WeForest, about the need for re-forestation. Applications must be made through Graduate Advantage.


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