Creative Stoke news update, 20th June 2013

20.06.13   
The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME) is holding a Introduction to Self-Employment one-day workshop in Stoke-on-Trent on 26th June, specifically for the over 50s who are thinking of starting a new business. Practical advice and mentoring will be on offer at this introductory event. Interested? See the event Web page for full details.

20.06.13   
Two free creative writing workshops are on offer with historian and creative writer Dave Reeves on Saturday 29th June and 20th July 2013 (10am-4pm) at Burslem School of Art in Stoke-on-Trent. This is part of ‘And the Doctor Said…’ project, a creative research project about health care and local history. Total beginners and more experienced writers welcome. Please contact Jackie Reynolds for more details or to book your place:  j.reynolds@staffs.ac.uk

20.06.13   
An update on the summer art & design graduation exhibitions. Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) now has dates for the annual end-of-year exhibition, which runs from Saturday 22nd June to Friday 28th June. The exhibition encompasses all creative subjects from the Colleges Faculty of Art, Media and Design including fashion, film, painting, ceramics, graphic design, media, music technology, photography and textiles:

  Saturday 22nd June, 10.00am – 1.00pm
  Monday 24th June, 10.00am – 8.00pm
  Tuesday 25th June, 10.00am – 8.00pm
  Wednesday 26th June, 10.00am – 8.00pm
  Thursday 27th June, 10.00am – 8.00pm
  Friday 28th June, 10.00am – 4.00pm

You can also enjoy the M.A. Contemporary Arts final showcase at MMU’s Axis Arts Centre, Crewe. Their “PRAXIS” show is at the OpenSpace at Axis, on Friday 21st June 2013 (10am-5pm). Free.

20.06.13   
The Animation Forum West Midlands is the regional network for animators and they now require a new manager. Application deadline: 15th July 2013.

20.06.13   
Tatton Park (ten miles north of Stoke-on-Trent) is recruiting a team of unpaid Research Volunteers (up to 15 people in total) to assist and support a new archival assignment called Memorymaker, made up of three key projects: 1) Paint and Provenance: Investigating the origin behind some of the paintings in Tatton’s extensive art collection; 2) Oral History Archive: Discovering new memories, stories & experiences to extend and build upon Tatton Park’s current archives and resources; 3) Finding connections between the local waterways, Tatton Park, post-industrialisation and contemporary art. Deadline 30th August 2013. Full details at the Web page.

20.06.13   
Treasure Plus is a new funding programme from the ArtFund, to help museums “of all sizes” deepen public engagement with items officially labelled ‘treasure’, and other notable archaeological material. Funding of between £2,000 and £10,000 is available for display and interpretation projects. See the Web page for full details, or pop along the the fund launch at Manchester City Museum on 27th June 2013 (11am – 12 noon).

20.06.13   
The New Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme is seeking young performers for The Hundred and One Dalmatians. Interested? You must be from age six up to being age 14 and in Year 9 at school. The first step is to attend auditions on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June 2013. These lead through to places on a £75 Summer School on 27th-31st August, which has 30 places available. Successful performers will work with a professional cast and perform in The Hundred and One Dalmatians from Saturday November 23rd 2013 to Saturday 1st February 2014. If you would like to request the audition application form please telephone Katharine Boon on 01782 717954 or download one from www.newvictheatre.org.uk.

20.06.13   
The Arts & Business organisation is looking for local businesses to put their young high-flyers forward to take part in a ‘Young Professionals on Arts Boards’ programme. This will enable young business professionals age 18 to 30 to join the boards of leading arts and culture organisations. The deadline to apply is 28th June 2013. To find out more about the programme contact Rachel Pyke at:  rachel.pyke@artsandbusiness.org.uk

20.06.13   
The Jerwood Choreographic Research Project is now inviting research proposals that involve new thinking in choreography. The Project is an innovative new investment model for open-ended research in choreographic practice across all artforms. An investment pot of over £120,000 is available to be shared among projects. Deadline: 29th July 2013.

20.06.13   
ReStoke is running monthly contemporary dance workshops in Stoke-on-Trent…

20.06.13   
If you get creative with leather, latex and tattoos then there’s a special .alt fashion and crafts event for you in Stoke-on-Trent in August 2013…

20.06.13   
Added to the Directory: Eternal Iris Film and Photography, based in Stoke-on-Trent.

20.06.13   
Robin Wood is running bowl carving and spoon carving short courses in the nearby Peak District in November. Details at the Web page.

20.06.13   
Art in the Park (and on the Railings) in nearby Buxton requires selling artists on 6th – 7th July 2013 (11am-4pm) on Broad Walk in the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton. Pitches cost £10 for the whole weekend. Interested? Contact Suzanne at:  suzannepearson.art@gmail.com

20.06.13   
The Midlands Arts Centre in Edgbaston, Birmingham, is hosting an Early Years Music Conference on 28th June 2013, an event for anyone in the Midlands who has an interest in creative learning and music making with young children.

20.06.13   
The nearby town of Shrewsbury has announced its Open Studios dates: 6th-7th and 13th-14th July 2013 is when Shrewsbury-based artists and designer-makers open their studio doors to the public.

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