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Your invitation to Great Minds creative event

Build Up North Staffordshire event


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Charity pub quiz at the Duke William

St John’s Square, Burslem
In aid of
And presented by


Here’s your chance to support a fabulous Burslem pub and a tremendous charity at the same time! The general knowledge quiz will be presented by MERVYN EDWARDS,Local Historian and Spokesman for the POTTERIES PUB PRESERVATION GROUP.Test your knowledge and enjoy Real Ale in one of the town’s finest pubs!Will all quizzers arrive around 8.30 pm for a 9.00 pm start on the evening. Maximum inany team: 4 members. £1 entrance per player. The first prize is a two-course Sunday lunchat the Duke, for 4 people, whilst second and third prizes will also be offered.

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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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Come and meet Santa!

Sue writes:

Santa will be in his grotto at St. Paul’s church, Dalehall on Thursday 9th December.

You can join a lantern parade at 5:30pm from the Midland Heart offices in Duncalf St (formerly the job centre).

The parade will make its way through the streets to the church hall where there will be free refreshments, carol singing and a chance to meet Santa himself (6.15-8:15pm).

Children from John Baskeyfield school have been making the lanterns, which will be handed out to everyone taking part and to passers by. This should be a fun event for all the family and a chance to see the winter streets come alive.  See you there!

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Learning from Glasgow

19 November at 2pm -4pm The Forum Theatre, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

If you ever wondered how the art scene took off in Glasgow and how the city has developed the arts to gain the international recognition that it receives today. Well now you don’t have to travel to Glasgow to find out.

Conjunction has invited four key figures from organisations at the heart of the cultural and artistic activity in Glasgow to speak about how the city has developed the arts from the roots up and how it has made itself into an internationally renowned city. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Remembrance Day in Burslem

The Remembrance Day Parade will take place in Burslem on 14/11/2010 from 10.30am

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Date for traders – *visitors*!

Key date for your diary – the Queens Theatre are hosting a concert in the evening of 4th November 2010 – this event is sold out, in the region of 1400 tickets have been sold.


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An invitation: Travelling Pantry

Wednesday 13th October

6-9pm, Burslem School of Art

The Travelling Pantry is a free workshop that will take place in Burslem next week with the aim of bringing people together to stimulate new projects and community activities. It has been organised by the RSA and the Local Forum, a community group supported by the city council and RENEW that meets monthly to look at local issues around regeneration.

We will meet in the Burslem School of Art at 6pm and all are welcome. This is billed as a workshop for “people who want to get things done” so if y

ou know anybody else who fits into that category, please invite them along as well!

The Travelling Pantry is one of a series taking place around the country and will be run by Tessy Britton, a RSA Fellow who has been researching citizen-led projects from around the world. Other members of the RSA have included Josiah Wedgwood, one of our most inspirational local figures, so it is exciting that the Local Forum and more widely, the Mother Town, has an opportunity to be a part of this project.

To help plan refreshments, it would be helpful if you could email karen.dulson @ if you think you can come. If you would like a poster to print out, please leave a comment here with your email address (will not be published).

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Have you got ideas for empty buildings?


Image by Ingy The Wingy via Flickr

Friday 12 November 2010
Wedgwood Institute, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent

Plans are well advanced to hold a conference on how some of North Staffordshire’s redundant heritage assets can be brought back into sustainable use for the benefit of the local community.

Urban Vision North Staffordshire, the architecture and urban design centre, has secured a strong line up of expert speakers to talk about how communities can organise to re-use our heritage to satisfy local
needs and aspirations.

Tristram Hunt, MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central and well known television historian, will open the event with a keynote speech. Other speakers, including national experts in community-led regeneration, will
talk about successful examples from around the country, how communities can make things happen, and how redundant public assets can be transferred and run by community groups.

In the afternoon local community members will present their proposals for projects to re-use heritage buildings or sites, and afterwards conference delegates will vote to nominate the ideas that they think
should be given priority support.

Projects which have come forward so far include the re-use of the former Methodist Chapel in Etruria as a community enterprise centre, a climbing centre for a chapel in Burslem, the re-use of a former Co-op
building in Leek as an arts centre, and the rebuilding of the old Burslem Branch Canal.

Mick Downs, Executive Director of Urban Vision, said: “We have had a great response from people who want to make better use of our vacant historic buildings, and we would love to have more suggestions.
Anyone who has a project idea for an unused old building, which they would like to promote, should get in touch by emailing or ringing us on 01782 575321.“

The conference aims to identify potential heritage regeneration projects which Urban Vision might help local community groups develop and take forward to meet their recognised needs and aspirations.

The conference, A Future For Our Heritage, will take place on Friday 12 November 2010 at the Wedgwood Institute in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent.

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