Added to Creative Stoke, 18th February 2011

18.02.11   
Jobs:   Brownhills school in Stoke-on-Trent requires a full-time Teacher of Art to cover a one-year maternity leave. The post will start on 6th June 2011. Full details from:  spemberton@sgfl.org.uk

18.02.11   
Jobs:  The nearby Peak District’s Borderland Voices is seeking community artists who can work with adults and young people (in schools & youth groups) during 2011. Application deadline: 21st February 2011. If you’d like to get involved please contact Andy Collins at:  andy@borderlandvoices.org.uk

18.02.11   
Bands are invited to apply now for a slot on the 2011 Buxton Fringe. The Underground has performance spaces, opportunities and a programme to suit all types of acts. Applications are open now, and remain officially open until 4th April 2011 — although late entries up until the 20th of April may be accepted. The Buxton Fringe’s Underground strand will run from 6th – 24th July 2011.

18.02.11   
Congleton’s Daneside Theatre and the SOL Theatre Summer School are set to present the Madness musical Our House in August 2011. If you’re a young performer who would like to be part of this show, information about SOL Summer School and application forms for a place on it can be had from Louise Carter via the website. The show will be rehearsed and produced on weekdays between the 1st and 12th August 2011.

18.02.11   
Bollington Arts Centre, in nearby Macclesfield, is hosting a talk by costume historian Gillian Stapleton of the costume performance troupe The History Wardrobe. “Fashioning the Past” is set for 25th February 2011 (2.30pm – 4pm), and tickets cost £6. For more information or to book tickets please contact Bollington Arts Centre on 01625 575 287.

18.02.11   
Uttoxeter’s Mayfest folk dance and music festival is looking for sponsorships, and also volunteers to help out in May 2011. Dance teams are also need for Sat 30th April and Sun 1st May. Interested? Please contact Dave Denny on:  07943 018457.

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Job:  Nearby Telford & Wrekin Council are now inviting artists to put in proposals for an… “exciting, appropriately themed, outdoor creative arts activity for event visitors of all ages”. The space available is 16ft x 14ft approx on hard standing. Application deadline: 21st February 2011. Interested? Application deadline is: 5pm on 21st February 2011. Please send your proposal, C.V., and any images by email to:  janice.williams@telford.gov.uk

18.02.11   
The museums and archives of the Black Country are inviting coders to their WAG Hack Day on Saturday 16 April 2011 (10am-6pm) at The Public in West Bromwich. The aim is to mash or filter the metadata that’s powering the new Black Country History website, a service which offers complete online access to records of the area’s arts and heritage collections. These can be created through an open API, although it’s limited to 100 requests per hour.

18.02.11   
Renaissance West Midlands and Open Culture 2011 are offering 10 event bursaries to staff at West Midlands museums and public-funded art galleries. OpenCulture is a two-day event in Birmingham, for those involved in museums collections management. Just write a statement of 250 words on how attending this conference will benefit both your own professional development, and your museum’s organisational development. Deadline: 18th February 2011.

18.02.11   
Added to the Directory:  Leek Writers Group now has a web page with contact details. The Group meets at The Swan pub in Leek on the first Monday of the month, and will be contributing to the Leek Arts Festival in 2011.

18.02.11   
Need a free website that doesn’t serve advertising? British Telecom is now offering UK charities and not-for-profit community groups its BT Community Web Kit, giving you a simple static web presence.

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