Added to Creative Stoke, 24th August 2010

New! 24.08.10    
Staffordshire Dance Collective is hosting a three-day residency with Anna Macdonald from Forecast Dance. This will be at SHOP in Stoke old town, on 30th, 31st August & 1st September 2010 (10am – 4pm). The residency…

“will begin to explore and develop material for a site-specific dance designed to be seen from a window. Participants will look at ways of working with site, playing with the peculiar romance involved in trying to communicate across a distance. The work will be fun and accessible encouraging people to work to their own strengths. The residency will culminate in an informal sharing of the work in progress on the final day.”

Cost: £30. Places are limited, so please contact Anna at: or Clare at: for further information and to book your place.

The public performances arising from the residency will be free, and the dancers will offer an informal sharing of the work in progress on Wednesday 1st September 2010.

New! 24.08.10    
Job: City Centre Management in Stoke-on-Trent are seeking three artists to create new work to transform empty shops in Hanley. The shops will ‘go live’ as part of an exhibition trail on Light Night (18th November 2010) then be displayed until January 2011. The commission fee is £4,000 (excl. VAT) per shop. Artists from any discipline are welcome to submit a proposal. Application deadline: 10th September 2010. Full details from Jean Ball at:

New! 24.08.10    
A new jazz course starts on Monday 13th September 2010, in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The course is aimed at classical musicians interested in venturing into free-style improvisation, and experienced jazz artists who want to learn more or consolidate. Creative Stoke has the course flyer here. More details from Alan at:

New! 24.08.10    
A new Campaign for Lemmy and Slash statues in Stoke-on-Trent group has been launched on Facebook.

New! 24.08.10    
Piccadilly Self Publishing Fair and Exhibition sounds like a good opportunity for self-publishers. The event happens in Manchester city centre on 3rd October 2010 (11am-6pm). The Fair’s title seems rather misleading, though — they’re not looking for traditional self-publishers or small print-on-demand publishers. What they say they want is more in the line of hand-made artists’ books and ‘zines…

“People who hand-make artist books, zines and other paper ephemera.”

If you would like a stall at the fair, please email: with some info about your products and a link to your website. Application deadline: 10th September 2010.

New! 24.08.10    
Sir Stelios Hajiloannou, founder of easyJet, is giving disabled entrepreneurs in the UK the chance to win a £50,000 prize to help fund the further growth of their business. To be eligible to enter you must own at least a 25% management stake in the company, have a turnover in excess of £10,000, have been trading for between 1 and 5 years, and the business must be registered in the UK. Deadline:  3rd September 2010. Full information at the website.


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