Added to Creative Stoke, 13th September 2011

Stoke Film Theatre re-opened on 12th September 2011, and they need volunteers. Interested in helping to run Stoke’s unique art-house cinema? Please contact:

Local ceramicist Denise O’Sullivan is inviting bookings for her Arts & Vintage Pop Up Emporium event, a large selling event to be held at the PiCL Palace in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Applications need to be in by the 30th September 2011. See the Facebook page for full details.

Midland Federation of Museums & Art Galleries are holding a conference on “The Feel Good Museum“, on 13th October 2011 (10am–3.30pm). It’ll be at the Walsall Leather Museum, and will ask: “What can museums do to improve the nation’s wellbeing and happiness? [and will present] a range of practical ways [to do this] through museum collections and resources.” The cost is £22 for membership of the Midlands Federation of Museums and Art Galleries + the event fee.

The Sentinel newspaper website now has a new feature, one that lets you write and send in your own local news story (it’s not meant for press releases). Go to the front page and look for “Write an article” on the right-hand menu bar…

Once you’ve signed up, you’ll be sent to a simple blog-like form…

The Regent Academy of Performing Arts has launched in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. This drama club is the “next step up” from The Regent Theatre’s existing ‘Dots’ and ‘Dashes’ children’s groups. Full details are available from:

A generous bequest from the estate of Gertrude Ashton Bowater means that a small number of scholarships for M.A. degrees in art are available at BIAD in Birmingham. Deadline: 16th September 2011.

The 2011 Artists’ Access to Art Colleges scheme is now open. Once again, the nearest participating colleges are Derby and Birmingham.

A short evening meeting… “open to studio, design and industry potters and anyone connected to the historic pottery industry” is to happen at the Wedgwood Institute, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent on Friday 7th October 2011 (5:30pm-8pm). This is part of the British Ceramics Biennial. There will be a guided tour of the disused property, and a talk by historian Fred Hughes. Full information from:


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