Creative Stoke news update, 29th November 2012

29.11.12   
Newcastle-under-Lyme’s Buy Local pop-up emporium shop website now has the PDF programme for their Buy Local Workshops programme. Buy Local also has handy PayPal-friendly online booking pages for the workshops. Workshops include: an Anita Harris masterclass in art pottery design; ceramic painting workshops; Lisa Olson’s needle felting workshops, and more.

29.11.12   
Job:  Lenzflare require a creative full-time Motion Graphic Designer / Video Editor. Software skills required are: Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Motion, Cinema 4D, Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro. Lenzflare’s offices are at Penkhull, on the hill above Stoke town. Deadline: 30th Nov 2012. Full details from:  info@lenzflare.com

29.11.12   
Job:  Staffordshire University requires a Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Enterprise to be based at the Business School at the Stoke campus. Application deadline is 20th December 2012.

29.11.12   
Grants for community groups of up to ¬£2,500 are available for projects which benefit and involve people in the former Burslem North electoral ward of Stoke-on-Trent. There’s no mention of application date on their website, but a recent post on the Burslem Facebook group says that the application deadline is 8th February 2013.

29.11.12   
Stoke-on-Trent performance company Re Stoke is looking for vocalists for March 2013. You’ll join their Vocal Orchestra and perform alongside dancers, and amid a stunning visual display, in a unique performance event for the city. Interested? Request a ‘Vocalists Brief’ by 30th November 2012, from:  info@restoke.org.uk

29.11.12   
A Jan-Apr 2013 events plan is currently being put together for Stoke-on-Trent’s Gladstone Pottery Museum. Manager Nerys Williams is asking local creatives is there are types of events not normally put on, but which people would like to see. Or if there’s anyone who would like to run a joint project with the Museum. Interested? Suggest ideas and projects via the Gladstone’s Facebook page.

29.11.12   
Added to the Directory: Amanda White photography, based on Stone and specialising in top-quality children and family portraits.

29.11.12   
Added to the Directory: Birchwood Handcrafted Invitations, based in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

29.11.12   
Added to the Directory: Polly Jane Yarns, of Blythe Bridge.

29.11.12   
The Shugborough Food and Craft Fair now has a 2013 date, 18th May 2013, and is seeking stall holders for the event.

29.11.12   
Down in West Bromwich, The Public arts centre is seeking submissions for its Screening 2013 event, which will show video art suitable for large-scale digital projection or large screens. Artists may submit up to three works each (30 mins. or less), but these must be submitted on DVD and be able to be exhibited on DVD. They say that….

“priority will be given to early career artists and filmmakers and those living or working in the West Midlands.”

Deadline for submissions is 13th January 2013.

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