Added to Creative Stoke, 28th October 2010

New! 28.10.10    
The makers of Palindrome, a short experimental film being made in Stoke-on-Trent, need to cast a boy and a girl

Palindrome is a short experimental film that shows a story both forwards and backwards, that is both different and the same. The idea came from a personal interest in language form, and inspired by this I have been interested in finding a way of creating a palindromic piece of artwork.”

New! 28.10.10    
Wild Stacks is a new online short-fiction magazine based in North Staffordshire. The magazine publishes fantasy / horror / science-fiction, and stories “which explore and expand the imagination”. It is hoped that the best online stories will be published annually, as a print edition.

New! 28.10.10    
The Buxton Poetry Competition 2011 is now open. The theme for 2011 is ‘Fire’.

New! 28.10.10    
Sustrans, the national cycling charity responsible for creating and expanding the wonderful National Cycle Network is running a film-making competition. Several of the NCN’s long-distance paths go through North Staffordshire. Deadline: 30th November 2010. Creative Stoke has the flyer (just click on it to enlarge)…

New! 28.10.10    
Are you making steampunk crafts? James Richardson-Brown of The Artificers’ Club has partnered with “one of the UK’s leading art publishers” to edit a book-length collection of the best work from contemporary steampunk maker-artists. Being considered for inclusion requires membership of The Artificers’ Club (free, but application is dependent on the work being high-quality).

New! 28.10.10    
Job:  Saint George and St Martin’s Roman Catholic Primary School — located in Birches Head, Stoke-on-Trent — is looking for a creative partner to explore the topic “Weird and Wonderful World”, from a natural science / geography angle. Fee available: £3,000. Application deadline: 9am, 15th November 2010. Interviews: 19th November 2010. Full details are online here.

New! 28.10.10    
The 1st UK Disability Film Festival comes to Stoke-on-Trent on 3rd December 2010, with a day of films at The Film Theatre. Likely to be a good networking opportunity. On the same day, in the afternoon, The Light House in Wolverhampton has a An Introduction to Directing Workshop (age 19 – 25) that is part of the same Festival.

New! 28.10.10    
Staffordshire Dance Collective has a guest workshop with Bettina Strickler to 14th November 2010 (1pm-4pm). To book your place email Clare at:

New! 28.10.10    
Job:  Cheadle Primary School (Staffordshire) are seeking a Designer/Maker and a Drama Practitioner, Writer or Storyteller. An interest in gardens and gardening would be an advantage, although not a necessity. They are looking for Creative Partners to explore stimulating and imaginative ways of developing language and writing skills through creating a garden in the school grounds. Fee available: £3,000. Application deadline: 15th November 2010. Full details are online here.

New! 28.10.10    
Added to the Directory: Heather Boardman, garden designer. In 2002 Heather was approached by Country Living magazine to create “A Country Living Garden for an Urban Space”. The garden was awarded a Gold Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society and won Best in Show. In 2003 she created a garden for Laura Ashley and won another R.H.S. medal, gaining national press coverage. Heather also writes a weekly newspaper column, and is a member of The Garden Writers Guild.


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