Added to Creative Stoke, 18th October 2010

New! 18.10.10    
Fantasy author Alan Garner on video, talking about the inspiration he draws from the history and sense-of-place in and around Alderley Edge (located about 20 miles north of Stoke-on-Trent).

New! 18.10.10    
A new North Staffordshire writer’s group has emerged, Renegade Writers Group, for writers who “dare to be different”. They meet every Wednesday (7.30pm-9.30pm) in the Jolly Potters pub, Hartshill. See the website for more details.

New! 18.10.10    
Is anyone in North Staffordshire offering local piano lessons, suitable for someone with a learning disability who is currently trained to Level 3? He can read music, and is keen to learn more. Interested? Please contact and he can put you in touch with his client.

New! 18.10.10    
Job:  Birmingham’s Craftspace and The Community Integration Partnership (CIP) are seeking a contemporary craft maker to offer residency workshops for refugee and newly-arrived women. It is envisaged that they will be asking for a commitment of 24 days between January – July 2011 @ £250 per day (including travel and VAT) plus materials: 18 days of workshops, the remaining days for planning, constructing work and evaluation. Deadline for application: Friday 12th November 2010. For a full brief please email:

New! 13.10.10    
Whixall CE Primary School — located in Whitchurch, North Shropshire — is looking for one versatile practitioner or a team of two from any creative field/s. At this stage children’s ideas include using the school grounds and places in Whixall, for a fun project to help to develop their writing skills using their senses. Fee: £3,200. Application deadline: 8th November 2010. For a copy of the full brief please email Creative Agent, Kate Buttolph, at:

New! 13.10.10    
Much Wenlock Town Council, in nearby Shropshire, wish to commission an artist to work with local communities in and around the town to develop designs for public art. Application deadline: 15th November 2010. Fee: £6,000. For a full artists’ brief please contact Sharon Clayton by email:

New! 13.10.10    
Stoke-on-Trent’s DATfest has a website and firm dates, 25th – 27th February 2011. It’s set to be a digital festival for North Staffordshire, held at venues in and around Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent…

“You can expect to see a number of events and workshops centred around digital art, digital and social media.”

New! 13.10.10    
“Animating the West Midlands” is a free event for animators on Thursday 4th November 2010 (7.30pm-10pm), at Millennium Point, Birmingham…

“A celebration of all things animation in the West Midlands, the free Animation Forum WM and Flip event features a screening of locally produced shorts from Flip 2010, along with an introduction to Second Home Studios’ Viral Kitchen scheme – which teams budding animators together to create an animated viral short. It’s all followed by a free first drink on us at the iBar in Millennium Point, where there’ll be the chance to rub shoulders with fellow animators.”

To attend, please email with ‘Animating the West Midlands – RSVP’ in the subject line.

New! 13.10.10    
Birmingham’s Birds Eye View Film Festival 2011 has officially opened submissions, and are seeking short films from women film-makers in the West Midlands. Submission deadline: 5th November 2010. For further information please visit the website or email Jon at:

New! 13.10.10    
“How To Be An Award Winning Short Filmmaker” is a one-day event to be held at Millennium Point in in Birmingham, for film-makers in the West Midlands. Saturday 20th November (10am – 4pm)… “will equip you with all of the skills, tools, contacts and top industry tips needed to become a successful filmmaker.” The cost is £50, but this comes with a free Associate membership to the Birmingham-based The Producers’ Forum (worth £50). Contact Rebecca to book your place at:


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