Added to Creative Stoke, 18th March 2011

Stoke Twestival is happening at Hanley Central Library in Stoke-on-Trent, and at the Fat Cats bar in Hanley, on 24th March 2011 (2pm – 10.30pm). There will be a digital cafe at Hanley Library, with a pop-up ‘genius bar’ in which you can…

“ask a friendly geek to help you get something done. All reasonable requests considered in return for buying a day or supporter ticket.”

… and an ‘Unseminar’ (an unplanned mini-conference to show, tell and learn). All in aid of the Stoke Youth Musical Theatre. Tickets are £5. Full details at the website.

Added to the Directory: Specialist Digital, commercial ceramic transfer-printers based in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent. As well as traditional decorations, they are also able to put large hi-res photographic transfers onto ceramics.

Barbara Meek will be running a workshop to teach you the basics of how to make felt and you will take away a felt purse (made without any sewing). This event can be booked on either 9th April, 30th April, or 21st May 2011. The venue is in Stafford. Cost: £19 inclusive of all materials. Booking essential. Full details by calling:  07966 944817.

The Staffordshire Moorlands town of Leek is having a Leek Arts Trail on Saturday 21st May 2011. This will include various open venues, and the members of The Staffordshire Society of Artists will be giving a painting demonstrations in The Gallery, Leek. Details of the town’s 2010 trail venues are online here.

Staffordshire Patchworkers and Quilters now have their 2011 programme of talks available online. There is a new venue for 2011, the Walton Community Centre on Whitemill Lane, Stone. The group has also announced three training workshops for 2011.

Job:  The Hurst Arvon Writing Centre, based in nearby Shropshire, is now seeking assistants for the centre. Application deadline: 23rd March 2011. You will smooth the hosting of the Arvon Foundation’s residential courses at the writers’ centre in Clun. The ideal candidate will have a wide range of domestic, practical and interpersonal skills, and be able to work flexibly as needed. Details and application pack at the website.


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