Creative Stoke news update, 8th October 2014

08.10.14   
There is to be a big ‘Start-up Champions’ event for new and potential business start-ups, on 19th November 2014. The venue will be Vale Park football stadium, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. There are free stands available for exhibitors who can provide services and advice to new businesses. Contact Business Enterprise Support at: kwanc@enterprisesupport.org

08.10.14   
Women in Rural Enterprise are running new training workshops on broadband use for women in Staffordshire. A variety of practical workshops will be available on topics such as: Facebook & Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram, LinkedIn & Google+; gaining confidence and and growing a business online; Social Media for Business Masterclass; getting started with Cloud services; ‘A Website in a Day’; Alerts, Ads, Analytics on Google; a Two Day Course on Video for Business; and a UKTI Exporting Seminar.

08.10.14   
Added to the Directory: Vividflow Studio, photography services based in Stoke-on-Trent.

08.10.14   
Stoke-on-Trent is hosting this year’s Tourism Management Institute Annual conference, on 10th and 11th November 2014.

08.10.14   
Job: A Crafts tutor is wanted in Stoke-on-Trent.

08.10.14   
Free crafts sales stalls are available for creative traders at the Stoke-on-Trent Winter Craft Fair, to be held Saturday 6th December 2014… “in a winter marquee in the city centre. A limited number of stalls are available for independent, creative traders and artisan food and drink sellers. The fair is part of part of Small Business Saturday, a national, grassroots, non-commercial campaign.” Interested? Email business.growth@stoke.gov.uk

08.10.14   
Job: a Senior HTML5 Web developer is wanted, in Stoke-on-Trent.

08.10.14   
Job: A new Press Officer is needed at the Regent Theatre & Victoria Hall in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.

08.10.14   
Job: Keele University needs a Deputy Director of Marketing and Student Recruitment.

08.10.14   
Job: MMU’s Department of Contemporary Arts at Crewe want a Professor of Creative Arts Practice. Also a Graduate Trainee, to help make their arts graduates more employable. See their Vacancies pages for details.

08.10.14   
Make Some Noise have mentoring and training opportunities in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme, for young musicians…

08.10.14   
Potclays has its Annual Open Day on Saturday 11th October 2014, in Stoke-on-Trent.

08.10.14   
A new FM radio licence has been awarded for North Staffordshire

“Hitmix Radio which will provide a community radio service for the town of Newcastle-under-Lyme and the surrounding villages”

08.10.14   
Staffordshire University has a Images of Research Photography Competition for its postgraduates and other researchers.

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Stoke-on-Trent’s B-Arts now has advance details for Hush Hush Cinema #5, a ‘secret cinema’ showing in a mystery building in Stoke-on-Trent.

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The new CD “Burn The Witch / Molly Leigh Of The Mother Town” is a nicely designed bit of Burslem gothic, complete with a photo booklet, from A Year In The Country…

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Your editor’s new 80,000 word book of essays on the author H.P. Lovecraft is now available

08.10.14   
A new book from Bill Cawley of Leek… Conversations at the Supermarket Till, based on conversations had as a supermarket checkout worker in the town.

08.10.14   
Local crime author Mel Sherratt has a new book out, Secrets of The Estate, a companion to her popular Estate series of books.

08.10.14   
Magnum photographer Mark Power has been commissioned to create new work in Stoke-on-Trent around the theme of “The City of Six Towns”. He will be giving a talk on his work on Wednesday 8th October 2014 (6pm-7.30pm) at the The Science Centre, Staffordshire University. Tickets are £5.

08.10.14   
Congratulations to Ellen Rogers, who has landed a major British Council exhibition in Slovakia. Ellen is based at Oakamoor in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Poster design by her partner, Prime Izm.

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