Creative Stoke news update, 11th October 2012

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Gladstone Re Fired 2013 is a planned heritage and arts event at the Gladstone Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, in September 2013. The organisers are working with a local music and drama group, and also have expressions of interest from local orchestras and theatre groups. The aim is to produce a dramatic event of new work, which celebrates the Gladstone and the lives of those connected to the Potteries. Workshops are due to be held soon at the Gladstone for people interested in taking part in the event. The organisers also need: a patron; interviewees especially local potters and designers; funding to support their existing match-funding arrangement. Interested? Visit the Gladstone Re Fired 2013 Facebook group for more information.

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Are you interested in how to use festivals, pop-up shops, and the arts to bring people into your market town? The Towns Alive programme is having an event in Leek on 29th November 2012…

“This workshop will consider how market towns can implement the recommendations from the Portas Review — from setting up and managing a ‘Town Team’ or strengthening an existing one, through to making the most of the new community planning rights to encourage town centre regeneration.”

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Added to the Directory: Gary Birks, hand-painted china from Stoke-on-Trent…

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Unemployed people in Stoke-on-Trent who are over 50 will be able to seek business advice via the Prince’s Initiative For Mature Enterprise. A free three-day course to encourage older people in the city into business will be held at tableware ceramics firm Dudson, in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, 18th October / 8th November / 29th November 2012. See the Web page for full details.

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The Prince’s Trust has a series of Explore Enterprise workshops in Stoke-on-Trent, for those aged 18 to 30. The free four-day startup business courses are: 29th October– 1st November / 26th – 29th November / 17th – 20th December 2012.

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Startup Britain’s tour bus comes to North Staffordshire at the end of October. It visits Keele University campus on 31st October 2012 (9am–12pm) and then moves to Staffordshire University’s Stoke campus (2pm-5pm). There will be an Innovation Workshop at the Staffordshire University stop (2.30pm – 3.30pm); followed by sessions on Social Enterprise; then ending with “Understanding Crowdfunding”. The latter is especially important, as Kickstarter UK plans to launch soon. Full details of the programme are available at the Web page.

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Coventry’s Creative Enterprise team is hopping on a train to Stoke-on-Trent in November 2012, to deliver a free Starting your Creative Business workshop at Staffordshire University. This is a free two-day workshop for business people who are… “in the early stages of planning a creative business in the arts, design or media”. Topics will include: the marketing mix; cash flow; budgeting; costing your product or service; your business model; and an overview of the various types of businesses. This workshop is to be run by Clare Hudson & Peter McLuskie. The dates are 7th and 8th November 2012 (9.30am to 4.30pm) at the Stoke Creative Business Village on Staffordshire University’s Stoke-on-Trent campus. Interested? Contact Peter McLuskie for more information at:  pmcluskie@cad.coventry.ac.uk

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Cath Ralph at the Burslem School of Art has small grants of up to £1,000, for events that promote or celebrate the Stoke-on-Trent town of Burslem. It’s hoped these can be bundled into a rolling programme of events. Also being worked on at the School of Art is a new Event Support facility for Burslem, which would offer the loan of equipment for outdoor events in the town (with lower hire fees for non-profits). More details from Cath Ralph via the School of Art website.

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Interested in wildlife photography? The team at Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are inviting nature and landscape photographers to a series of photography workshops over the next 12 months. The sessions are free, but places are limited and must be booked. Contact Emma Beaman-Green at:  emma.beaman-green@staffordshire.gov.uk

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Would you like to learn more about digital photography? Gladstone Pottery Museum are running a Digital Photography for Beginners course on 17th October (10.30am – 4pm). The course costs £30 (including museum admission). To book call:  01782 237777.

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The Cultural Sisters are offering fused glass -making workshops on Saturday 24th November and Saturday 8th December 2012 (1–4pm). Design and create your own beautiful fused glass jewellery and artworks. Cost is £20 per session. Full details from:  fiona.waddle@theculturalsisters.org.uk

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Local storyteller Alan Barrett will be running a “Talk is Cheap” day of free workshops at the Burslem School of Art, on 15th October 2012 (9.30-10.45am, 11.00-12.15pm, and 1.00-2.15pm). Full details at the Facebook page.

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