Added to Creative Stoke, 3rd October 2010

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Subject to interest, Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) is considering offering part-time places on their range of Foundation degrees in the Creative and Cultural Industries. These courses include: Contemporary Art Practice, Graphics and Digital Media, Music Technology Digital Media Production. For more details, please visit the Last Minute Clearing Open Event on Thursday 7th October 2010, 5.00pm – 7.00pm, which is being held in the University Centre at the College’s new campus.

New! 03.10.10    
The Light House, in nearby Wolverhampton, is calling for applications from local and regional artists, makers and designers who would like to hold a stall at the Light House Festive Flair Designer Maker Fair. This selling event will be held on Saturday 11th December 2010, from 11am to 4pm. The focus is on offering the region’s best contemporary and unique craft and designer wares. Stalls (table provided) at the event cost £20 (full price) and £15 (for NUS students). Interested? The Application deadline is 1st November 2010. Artists and designers should apply to Lindsay Wiggin by sending two or three images, 200 words max. about their work, and/or a C.V. / artist’ statement, by email to:

Festive Flair aims to complement the Queen Vic fair at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, a designer maker fair which will also take place in Wolverhampton on Sat 11th December (11am – 4pm). It is hoped that having both events on the same day will draw a bigger crowd of craft buyers to Wolverhampton than otherwise.

New! 03.10.10    
The Rainbow Film Festival, happening in nearby Shrewsbury in November 2010, is a week of lesbian and gay movies happening in Shrewsbury in November. They’re now seeking suitable shorts from film-makers in the West Midlands. Deadline: 15th October 2010. More details from the website.

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Lichfield has a new Arts Foundation, which has just held its first meeting.

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Birmingham’s Flatpack Film Festival (24th-27th March 2011) is seeking shorts from film-makers in the West Midlands. Deadline: 10th December 2010. They’re also… “happy to hear any performance/installation ideas”

New! 03.10.10    
Added to the Directory: Sensory Trail Design is an arts business covering Staffordshire, Cheshire, south Manchester, and Shropshire. They provide a design and build service for sensory labyrinths and trails, and a design service for music therapy or sound gardens is also available.

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