Added to Creative Stoke, 1st March 2011

Congratulations to two Staffordshire creatives for winning an Oscar for their Visual Effects work on the major movie Inception. Peter Bebb, from Loggerheads, and Andrew Lockley, from Stafford, both work for the UK company Double Negative.

Ceramicist Denise O’Sullivan will be running a Ceramic Workshop at The Exchange artists’ shop in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. The date is Saturday 19th March 2011 (1pm – 3pm). Places are limited to 10 people, booking is essential. Cost: £5. The techniques you’ll be using in the workshop will be: exploration of the use of slip and pigments to create imagery on the clay surface; and pre-rolled-out clay slabs will be used to create 2D and 3D forms. To book email:

“Modes of Practice in an Age of Austerity” is the title of a forthcoming free discussion event with artists Emily Speed, Rich White and Anna Francis. It will take place on 12th March 2011 (1.30pm – 4.30pm) at The Exchange artists’ shop in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. This event is for artists and other creative practitioners to explore and discuss strategies for survival in a time of funding cuts. To book please email:

Job:  North Staffordshire theatre/film production company Rotten Park Road is seeking two project volunteers. You’ll work on a creative-writing / drama / short film project, delivering workshops in community centres, which will then lead to the creation and production of a new short film. Project volunteers will assist professional creative practitioners to run the sessions and will also assisting the director and actors. The project will take place in Leek, Staffordshire and will take place part time, from March-August 2011, and Rotten Park Road can provide… “up to £15 daily expenses”. Full details from Lynne Payne at:

Job:  Stockport Arts is seeking exhibition volunteers to help organise The Open, Stockport’s contemporary art exhibition which runs from 25th June to 14th August 2011. If you would like to gain experience in organising such an exhibition, or if you have such experience to share, they would like to hear from you. For full details please contact:

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