Added to Creative Stoke, 3rd September 2010

New! 03.09.10    
Job: The Regent Theatre is seeking a Youth Dance Contact for Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. The person will work for one day a week, until the end March 2011 (the post will then be subject to review). Application deadline: 24th September 2010. Full details from:  stokecreativelearning@theambassadors.com

New! 03.09.10    
There are a variety of drama-based courses on offer at The Victoria Hall / Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent. Each course lasts a term (10 weeks long) and ends in an informal performance to family and friends — on stage when possible. Courses include:

“R.T Dashes” Youth Theatre (ages 11-18), every Monday, 6.00pm – 7.30pm at The Victoria Hall. This is taught by professionally-trained actors, Victoria Gotham and Zoe Scott. Cost: £65 for the 10-week term (£60 families receiving benefits).

“R.T Dots” Youth Theatre ages 8-11, very Saturday, 10.30am – 12 noon at The Regent Theatre. Dynamic and fun classes with professional actresses and tutors Samantha Vaughan and Zoe Scott. Cost: £65 for the 10-week term (£60 families receiving benefits).

Adult Drama (ages 18+). Every Wednesday, 6pm – 8pm at The Victoria Hall. Explore different techniques of acting in a social and enjoyable environment, learn from a professional actor, with occasional theatre trips. Cost: £80 for the 10-week term (£74 for those receiving benefits).

For disabled dancers, Aiming High is a disabled dance class offering monthly 3-hour classes at The Victoria Hall. A schedule for this can be provided on request. Full details from:  stokecreativelearning@theambassadors.com

Young people who are more interested in the behind-the-scenes aspects of staging theatre and dance might be interested to know that The Regent Theatre now has a Work Placement Application Form online.

New! 03.09.10    
Dance Artist in Residence at the Regent Theatre, Rachel Rimmer, is inviting applications for October half-term children’s workshops. 011 Dance Performance Project introductory days are on 26th October 2010 (10am – 3.30pm, ages 8- 11), and 27th October 2010 (10am -3.30pm, ages 12+). Cost: £15 per place, per day. Rachel also plans to set up two youth-dance companies to create new pieces to be performed on stage at The Regent Theatre in January 2011 — training for this will involve weekly sessions each Mondays, from November through to January. Full details from:  stokecreativelearning@theambassadors.com

New! 03.09.10    
The Burslem-based Urban Vision is set to run several local events as part of the national programme of Heritage Open Days. To book a free place please phone Urban Vision North Staffordshire on: 01782 575321.

To celebrate the centenary of the federation of the six towns of Stoke-on-Trent in 1910, there will be a series of special Heritage Open Day guided history-walks of Burslem, Fenton, Hanley, Longton, Stoke town, and Tunstall town centres. These will start at 1pm from the Town Hall in each place. Tours will last about one hour and will be led by local historians Fred Hughes and Andrew Dobraszczyc:

* Wednesday 8th September – Fenton & Tunstall
* Thursday 9th September – Stoke & Hanley
* Friday 10th September — Burslem & Longton

Following the town centre walks, Andrew and Fred will lead tours of the interiors of Burslem, Hanley, Stoke, and Longton Town Halls starting at about 2:15pm. This will be an opportunity to see parts of these historic buildings which are rarely open to the public:

* Thursday 9th September – Stoke & Hanley
* Friday 10th September – Burslem & Longton

Free creative workshops are also being offered in Burslem, Hanley, Stoke and Longton Town Halls at 3:15pm on the relevant days. The workshops are suitable for all ages. More details from Urban Vision.

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