BRITISH CERAMIC BIENNIAL IS UNDERWAY
Stoke-on-Trent is now enjoying the vast BCB 2013, which brings ceramics events, exhibitions, and more to the city.
BCB events are on now, and run through to 10th November 2013. Most are free, although the conference is £70+VAT.
NEW CULTURAL MAGAZINE, "STAFFAS"
A new high-quality 78-page arts and cultural magazine has launched, covering Stoke and North Staffordshire.
Staffas can be downloaded as a free PDF (19Mb). Finished articles
and print-ready photographs are now invited for the next issue.
CHANCELLOR GIVES ENERGY BOOST TO STOKE
Stoke-on-Trent has gained a major boost in the Chancellor's March budget, with a
exemption for the city's ceramics industry from an energy tax. The city's potteries are large users of energy to fire kilns, and they will not now have
to pay the Climate Change Levy tax.
STOKE-ON-TRENT GROWS GRADUATES
The Census 2011 data shows that
university degree holders have increased from 9.9% to 15.5% of the city's population. The overall population of Stoke-on-Trent also increased
by 3.6 per cent from 240,643 in 2001, to 249,000 in 2011 — confounding officials who used claims of falling population to demolish large areas of the city in the 2000s.
AREA OF COVERAGE:
Leek & Biddulph
Stone & Mid Staffs.
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| FEATURED SPACE:
Barewall is perhaps the leading selling art gallery in North Staffordshire, with a commitment to showing the finest authentic local art from
as host of local names such as Rob Pointon, Paine Proffit, Denise O'Sullivan, and many more.
Barewall can be found in the heart of the Stoke-on-Trent town of Burslem, with the shop and studio conveniently sited just
behind the Town Hall.
Visit the website...
| THE CS INTERVIEW:
Burslem-based Richard Pekar, founder of the North Staffordshire Hungarian Association, has made a film of his father's heroic escape from the horrors of socialism.
In 1957 his father crawled through miles of frozen mud, barbed wire and land mines to escape. He eventually settled in Stoke-on-Trent.
The Last Train to Budapest was made for £10,000, with a £6,000 National Lottery grant.
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The Creative Stoke interview...
| PROJECT SPOTLIGHT:
Creative People & Places.
A consortium from Stoke-on-Trent has received £3 million funding
to help encourage the city's people to engage with the arts. The three-year programme of events, branded as Appetite, was launched at the end of June 2013. It is tasked with engaging
with those who have never experienced the arts before, and one of the first events was bringing a major circus to Hanley Park.
| EVENTS PREVIEW:
Happening in North Staffordshire during Autumn 2013:
BCB 2013 has ceramics events throughout the city, including a two-day conference for designers;
the Factory Floor has a networking event for ceramics makers; the major Factory Assembly conference is set for November;
and there are a variety of business training events.
Full events listing...
from Stoke & North Staffordshire, noted
elsewhere in the press & media:
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