Creative Stoke news update, 28th October 2012

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The launch date for Conjunction, Stoke-on-Trent’s third biennial contemporary art festival, has been announced: 6pm on Friday 2nd November 2012, at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery. The full Conjunction events programme is now available in PDF

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The Staffordshire University Games Academy will be taking part in the 2013 Global Games Jam in January 2013. The event will ask indie videogame coders to work for 48 hours flat, to create their own new videogame using either Unity, or the UDK, or a PC. Anyone can participate. Bring your own PC and kit, some survival pizza, and have a go!

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Job:  Staffordshire University requires a Principal Lecturer / Academic Group Leader for Graphics, Illustration and Communications Design. Deadline: 9th November 2012.

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Job:  The West Midlands WEA requires a part-time (0.6) Programme Area Manager (Arts and Humanities), to travel around WEA venues in the West Midlands.

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Job: Stoke’s Emma Bridgewater pottery requires a full-time Design Studio Assistant.

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Job:  The Buxton Opera House requires a Marketing Manager. Deadline: 5th November 2012.

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Job: Staffordshire University requires a Technical Team Leader for the Media Centre at the Faculty of Arts & Creative Technologies. Deadline: 3rd November 2012.

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As part of Denise O’Sullivan’s Buy Local pop-up shop in Newcastle-under-Lyme, a series of maker workshops will take place. All levels are welcome, and a ground-floor spot will be available to ensure disabled access. Denise is also inviting applications for a 6-week maker residency — the Buy Local pop-up shop will open in November, and run for six weeks. If you are interested in either opportunity, then please email:  info@popupemporium.com

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After a very successful first Stafford Arts Festival in summer 2012, the organisers are now asking attendees to complete a survey. Interested parties, especially potential sponsors, are also invited to ask for… “information on how to get involved and support the Stafford Festival 2013”. Interested? Email:  events@staffordbc.gov.uk

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The 2013 dates for North Staffordshire’s 2nd Creative Minds Festival have been announced: Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 6th July 2013.

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The UK’s Resurgence & Ecologist magazine is running a Nature Writing 2013 competition. You’re invited to write…

“an engaging and inspiring 2,000-word non-fiction piece celebrating/exploring the wonder of nature and your own relationship with and to it.” [and your text must be a] “true account”

Entry deadline: 6th Jan 2013.

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Job:  A rare funded PhD studentship is available at Coventry University’s Centre for Dance Research. This is a fully funded three-year opportunity to do advanced research, which will contribute to a major project titled: “In-visible Difference: dance, disability and law”. Application deadline: 29th October 2012.

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Mike Rawlins is seeking someone to take over Stoke-on-Trent’s Pits ‘n Pots political blog, as he is reportedly… “leaving the city.”

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A Big Funding Breakfast is set to happen on Friday 2nd November 2012 (7am–9am) at the Moat House hotel in Stoke-on-Trent. Tickets cost from £53.65 to £320.

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