Archive for category Creative Arts

Your invitation to Great Minds creative event

Build Up North Staffordshire event

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Burslem on the map

Local author and musician Stephen Harvey has written a book about domestic violence. The book is set in Burslem in the seventies and eighties and is full of local references to keep us Boslemites interested.

‘Echoes Of Pain’ has sold nearly 200 copies already as both an e-book and paperback, and it is  now ON SALE in a shop called The Exchange. The book is priced at just £6.99 (while stocks last)

The book has even been sold as far afield as Australia and New Zealand while simultaneously gaining interest a little closer to home from local radio station six towns radio and the local press, who are all keen to hear about his success.

The Exchange is located in Hanley, Stoke on Trent.

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FREE Cartoons in the Park event

Tuesday 8 February, 3.30 – 6pm
Burslem Park Pavilion
Burslem Park, with Stoke-on-Trent Museums and Stoke Your Fires Festival, is pleased to present Cartoons in the Park.
This is a great chance for children aged 8 to 13 to be creative, get hands-on, and direct their own park-inspired animation.
Please note that booking is essential, as there are only 12 spaces available. Please email or call 07787 005946 to confirm your place.

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Blood and Bone – new horror drama series is being shot in Stoke – Can you suggest a Tunstall location | Stoke-on-Trent – Tunstall

Blood and Bone – new horror drama series is being shot in Stoke – Can you suggest a Tunstall location | Stoke-on-Trent – Tunstall.

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Moorland Pottery producing May un Mar Lady mugs | Dave Follows | Cartoons

Pottery firm brews up May Un Mar Lady mugs range

via Moorland Pottery producing May un Mar Lady mugs | Dave Follows | Cartoons.

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Winter Arts & Crafts Show


Image by Mike Rawlins via Flickr

12 December 2010
Application Deadline – 22 November 2010
Sunday 12 December 2010 – 11am to 6.00 pm
Artists, designers and makers are invited to book a stand to sell their art or craft
at the Show. All crafts / art must be made by the exhibitor, “bought in or imported”
crafts will not be accepted. We will only consider applications from artists and
makers who exclusively make and sell their own work. This will be a unique
maker’s event in Burslem School of Art.

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New on Barewall: spikey cat by Sarah Scragg


Spikey Cat - Sarah Scragg - Barewall


spikey cat by Sarah Scragg | Buy Original Sarah Scragg Art | Sarah Scragg Online Portfolio.

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How many kilns are left in Stoke-on-Trent?

This is a popular question and topic of conversation amongst Stokies and has been the inspiration behind the latest exhibition at the Barewall Gallery in Market Place, Burslem.
Themed on the Potteries and local interest Barewall have the answer in an impressive art print by Ian Persall which features each of the remaining kiln chimneys by artist photographer Ian Pearsall.

Ian Persall, 42, has collated his dramatic photographs taken of the 47 kilns and has produced a stunning collage entitled ‘The Magnificent 47’. With a passion for architectural photography Ian was inspired to capture the kilns as a full series and in response to this popular topic of conversation and all 47 are featured in this unique art print.

Alan Whitehead, Chairman of The Burslem History Club said “It really is impressive to see the remaining 47 in their glory and I have never seen them together in this way before. My first impression was what a magnificent piece. It is a collection of heritage and all of the 6 towns come together in one frame. I hope that we don’t lose any of the 47 in the coming years.”

The exhibition of local interest themed artwork including The Magnificent 47 runs until 4th November.

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Fairies In Burslem

Forever I will recall

A summer stroll in Stoke

In Blue Bell Wood beside the cut

Resided little folk

I caught a glimpse so briefly

Each one with wings of gold

Sat upon a buttercup

In sunshine bright and bold

Now many think it’s wishful

But I know that it’s true

Underneath the willow branch

Reveals a world of few

So pause and look around you

Let imagination bloom

Each and every fairy tale

May live next door to you

By Stephen Harvey

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YouTube – DreamScheme Middleport & Hanley Forest Park

YouTube – DreamScheme Middleport & Hanley Forest Park.

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