Added to Creative Stoke, 12th September 2010

New! 12.09.10    
There will be a Talking Shop meeting at Staffordshire University, Tuesday 14th September 2010 (5pm-7pm, 2nd floor of the Flaxman Building, next to the Film Theatre). This is part of the Staffordshire University’s Creative Connections project, which in late summer 2009 had a grant of £96,400 from the £20m Transformation Fund for Talking Shop, in order to… “promote discussion between different community groups about the cultural life of the city and its role in the regeneration of this notoriously disadvantaged area”. More information from:

New! 12.09.10    
Added to the Directory: Lynda Fox, an artist in ceramics who is based in Stoke-on-Trent. Lynda studied painting with Arthur Berry, and then studied at the Henry Doulton School of Sculpture and the Elizabeth Frink School of Sculpture in the city. Her work has been seen at venues such as Lichfield Cathedral, The Brampton Museum, and The Orangerie in London.

New! 12.09.10    
Added to the Directory: The Radford Gallery in Stone, a… “unique eclectic gallery featuring both professional and local Staffordshire artists”.

New! 12.09.10    
Added to the Directory: Leek & District Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers.

New! 12.09.10    
The Stone Book Festival has its programme online. Speakers include: Roy Hattersley and Carol Ann-Duffy, among others. The dates are: 17th, 18th and 19th September 2010.

New! 12.09.10    
Lichfield Literature Festival is happening in October 2010. The programme includes events such as: “an insider’s guide to getting your work published and writing for a young audience”; an event offering “advice to young writers, give feedback on their work and answer any questions you may have”; and Arvon tutor Catherine Fox talking “on developing a novel from start to finish”; as well as talks by various authors. See the programme for full details.

New! 10.09.10    
All the internal and external web links in Creative Stoke’s Directory have been checked for viability by automatic link-checking software. As a result, 6 dead links have been deleted, and 17 moved links have been relocated & repaired.  If anyone knows the online whereabouts of:  Craft Addicts (Alsager); DSA Pro; 3 Monkeys No Banana; Staffordshire Patchworkers and Quilters; or Robert Hine (proofreader), then please contact Creative Stoke via the normal contact form.


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