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 craigjames_24@hotmail.com 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: e.daker@craftspace.co.uk

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:  play.on@ukonline.co.uk

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: WenlockTownCouncil@shropshire.gov.uk

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 info@light-house.co.uk 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:  submissions@birds-eye-view.co.uk

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:  info@producersforum.org.uk

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