Added to Creative Stoke, 22nd November 2010

New! 22.11.10   Congratulations to Richard Talbot on the launch of his mammoth local history book, the 394-page The Royal Manor of Penkhull. The book is the product of 40 years of research, and is currently available for pre-order on Amazon UK at £25 + free postage.

New! 22.11.10   
Added to Directory: Times Square, a Stoke-on-Trent company providing high-quality screen printing on a variety of substrates including ceramics.

New! 22.11.10   
Job: Blue Bay Travel require a full-time Web Developer. Two years of experience needed, and the usual baseline software and coding skills. Based at Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent. Full information from:  careers@bluebaytravel.co.uk

New! 22.11.10   
Jobs:  Sarah Armitt of the Shelton DJ School writes to tell Creative Stoke about three new jobs:

1. Freelance IT support tutor, to work with challenging groups of people and help to deliver the DJ Schools program along side the leading arts practitioner. Applicants should have appropriate in IT and relevant teaching qualifications. Also applicants must have experience of working in challenging environments with vulnerable people. Further training will be available regarding all duties, policy and procedures. All relevant training and checks will be provided. Fee: to be arranged. Application deadline: 10th January 2011. For application pack contact Sarah on 01782 205675 info@djschool.org.uk

2. Drama Tutor (Intern). An intern is required with relevant qualifications. You will work along leading arts practitioner. This is an opportunity to gain experience of working in a challenging environment. Applicants will be working with vulnerable individuals. All relevant training and checks will be provided regarding all duties, policy and procedures. Fee: to be arranged. Deadline: 10th January 2011. For application pack contact Sarah on 01782 205675 info@djschool.org.uk

3. Commission-based Fundraisers, to raise funds for the charity DJ School Association. To find opportunities to enhance DJ Schools’ profile, and to support the activities and objects of the DJ School Association. Deadline: 10th January 2011. All relevant training and checks will be provided regarding all duties, policy and procedures. For application pack contact Sarah on 01782 205675 info@djschool.org.uk

New! 22.11.10   
Mark Brereton has launched his new website at www.photosensor.org.uk

New! 22.11.10   
Jobs:  Bishop’s Castle Primary School — located in nearby Shropshire — are looking for…

1. a Creative Writer to work across the whole school to inspire and enable pupils and staff to become more confident writers, and who is able to work with pupils and staff across all phases from Reception to Year 6. The school would also accept joint applications from two practitioners, to ensure the provision of a range of skills and approaches appropriate for all ages e.g.: storytelling/creating with younger children. A total project budget of £8,000 is available to include planning, delivery (25 days), evaluation, expenses, materials and resources. Delivery: Spring term 2011. Deadline for applications: 8th December 2010. For a full brief including application procedures and any further information please contact the Creative Agent, Iain Armstrong at:  iaincp@phonoscope.co.uk

2. an Artistic Director to help the school devise and produce a spectacular whole-school performance as part of the Creative Partnerships programme, developing skills in dance, music and drama/physical theatre. Delivery: Spring/Summer 2011. Deadline for applications: 8th December 2010. A total project budget of £10,000 is available. For a full brief including application procedures and any further information please contact the Creative Agent, Iain Armstrong at:  iaincp@phonoscope.co.uk

New! 22.11.10   
A call for expressions of interest in workshop space in mid Staffordshire in 2011. Based in “a stunning rural location”, just outside Stafford. The studio is attached to a crafts gallery, and there will be opportunities to use the workshop space for running your own art workshops, at a discounted rate. Makers must be from a craft discipline and will go thorough a selection process. You will be required to use the space a minimum of one day a week, in exchange for a very reasonable rent, and the opportunity to sell from your studio space. To register your interest, please contact:  jcolliertextiles@yahoo.co.uk

New! 22.11.10   
Voluntary Action Stoke-on-Trent has grants of from £5,000 to £30,000 available for social enterprises. Apply before the end of March 2011.

New! 22.11.10   
Local crafts makers may be interested in Craft Rally : the Industry of Making, a one-day event in Manchester on 8th December 2010…

“join us for a day exploring the makers’ role in the creation of consumer goods and developing relationships with industry to make extraordinary objects.”

Tickets via the website.

New! 22.11.10   
Job:  University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust seeks expressions of interest from artists wishing to undertake the commission of site specific art work for a main corridor. The Trust also seeks expressions of interest from artists to undertake the commission of a piece of art work for a hub area, a commemorative piece of work along a forget-me-not shrub theme. Application deadline 22nd November 2010. Full details can be downloaded here.

New! 22.11.10    
The Red House Glass Cone, located at a unique heritage site in South Staffordshire, has studio space to rent for glass makers. For further information call 01384 815343 or email:  tracey.webb@dudley.gov.uk

New! 22.11.10    
10th Annual Rural Social Enterprise Conference 2010 is happening in nearby Shropshire on 25th November 2010. The website is still saying: “A limited number of free tickets are available for West Midlands based organisations”.

New! 18.11.10    
20 photos from Stoke-on-Trent’s Light Night launch events.

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