Added to Creative Stoke, 13th February 2011

Congratulations to Staffordshire University’s Flux ceramic design firm on their recent success in Paris and £30,000 of orders. You can read all about the trip here. Flux doesn’t appear to have a website yet, but their product range brochure is available here (PDF link).

Flux: Geometrix range.

Flux: Willow Blues range.

The Exchange artists’ shop in Hanley is now running its life-drawing class on a weekly basis, every Wednesday evening. Booking is required.

Nicholas Ferenczy has an exhibition of his life paintings, drawings and prints at the Burslem School of Art until the 23rd of February 2011. He’d like to invite Creative Stoke readers to a free opening event on Tuesday 15th February, 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

Wolverhampton’s Deaffest, the UK’s only Deaf-led Film and Television Festival, runs from 20th – 22nd May 2011 at Light House Media Centre. Filmmakers are now invited to submit their film to be shown at the festival. There are two options: you can apply to show your film generally within the festival, in which case you will in the form for NON COMPETITION submissions. The deadline for this is 31st March 2011. Or you can enter your film into the Gala Awards competition, in which case you will in the form for COMPETITION submissions. The deadline for this is 25th Feb 2011. There should be a significant involvement of deaf people in the production. You will be asked to describe this in detail on your submission form. Entry forms are available online.

The Guiding Lights film mentoring scheme is now open for applications and is looking for twelve upcoming writers, directors or producers. You should be a talented, ambitious film-maker with a proven track record, and have reached a critical stage in your career where nine months of high-quality film industry mentoring would help you to reach the next level. Previous mentors have included Danny Boyle, Sam Mendes, Barbara Broccoli, Paul Greengrass, Alex Garland, Kenneth Branagh, Alison Owen, Stephen Frears and Nick Hornby. Application deadline: 11th March 2011. Full details are available online.


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