Added to Creative Stoke, 13th July 2010

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The New Vic Theatre is to celebrate the life and achievements of its founder, Peter Cheeseman CBE. “A Celebration for Peter Cheeseman” takes place on Sunday 18th July, from 2.30pm. The afternoon will also launch a new fund for the the Victoria Theatre Cheeseman Archive, based at Staffordshire University. The event is ticket-only and tickets are available for a £10.00 minimum donation to the Cheeseman Archive Fund. Tickets are available via the New Vic’s online box office.

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The Light House arts and media centre in Wolverhampton is calling for exhibitors for its “Handmade at the Light House”. The display opportunity is for designer makers to sell handmade work in two display cases in the Lock Works cafe bar at Light House (average monthly footfall of 2,000 people). The following exhibiting/selling slots are available: 23rd Sep – 4th Nov 2010; 4th Nov – 16th Dec 2010; and 16th Dec 2010 – 27th Jan 2011. Each slot will be for six weeks, and there will be a one-off hire fee of £60. No commission will be charged on sales. All proposals must be received by Friday 27th Aug 2010. Full details from Natalie Round at:

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The Light House arts and media centre in Wolverhampton is to hold a free “Social Media and Business Development” evening, on the 22nd July 2010 from 6pm – 8pm…

“This event will be of interest to anyone thinking about either using social media to develop their business, or media practitioners and enterprises that are looking to add this service to their portfolio. The event will be led by Steph Jennings, Digital Marketing Officer at Light House, and consultant for Walsall Council and Replenish New Media. Steph has over 5 years experience working in social media, helping organisations plan and deliver digital marketing strategies.”

To reserve a place please email:

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The North Staffordshire Pensioners’ Convention writes to say that they are holding one of their monthly public meetings on 2nd August 2010, and…

“…instead of our usual topics we are inviting creative groups from across North Staffordshire to talk to our members about their activities.”

Interested? Please email:  or phone Andy Day on 01782 201724.

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The Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services (SCVYS) have recently started working on a project called “Us2”. The Us2 project runs until 2012. It will work in rural parts of Stafford borough to encourage engagement between young people and other members of the rural communities. They are holding an event on Friday 27th August in Woodseaves, Stafford, intending to engage with young people and the communities, and to show examples of what young people can get involved in. Local artists are offered the opportunity to have a space at this event for free, giving them a chance to speak to the community organisers who will be running the youth activities starting in September. Perhaps participating artists could also offer a short activity? Full details from: Jessica Wilkes-Mellor at:

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A cartoon/caricature artist is required by Lichfield Council to run two half-day workshops on Saturday 7th August 2010, as part of the annual Burntwood Open Art Exhibition. There will be a two & half hour session in the morning, then again to different participants in the afternoon. Number of participants will be 15 to 30 per session, but the artist will need to tell the orgaisers the maximum numbers of participants you can manage. Application deadline: 18th July 2010. Full information from:


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