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Free School idea for Queens Theatre

The Queens Theatre Production Society writes:
I would like to announce the following on behalf of a charity which is about to get underway here in Burslem.
We have decided to take up the initiative laid down by this government to open a free school located in the Princes Rooms attached to the Theatre.  This will enable children to access performing arts, fine art, technical art, and all subjects of curriculum associated with state schools but on a greater level. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Breaking news! Burslem being cleaned right now – please help

The news is that the council are as I type outside Ceramica and Market Place square actually DOING…
A jet polisher and wash is currently working its way around the york stone paving bringing it back to the new shiny level it was when the scheme was first laid. The cenetaph has also benefitted from a polish up. We have all today and tomorrow in which to drive a better cleaner Burslem Town Centre.
The surroundings of Ceramica is starting to look a bit more bright and clean on this beautiful autumn day in Burslem.
Please do your bit and show the council that the people of Burslem do care about their town. We at Barewall have already brushed up our frontage (and the Chinese and the pizza place and put items into the bins) – however we can all help by casting an eye over our own fronts or street view and helping by putting in bins / brushing down or reporting to the council any problems. You can report to the council of problems by calling them on 01782 234567 and ask for street scene.
If you can see something that needs sorting (broken bin, street light, dangerous items, dumped items) – today and tomorrow are the times to do it as they are here in Burslem now.
I hope you can get stuck in and help – Burslem needs you! Only by working together can we make a better place for all.

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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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New Port Vale original artworks

Port Vale original artworks by N.H. Paine now available at Barewall.

They were launched in the window display for the home game vs Torquay yesterday.

Entitled The Valiants, Pride, Burslem and No5. an unique and collectable homage to Port Vale, available to buy only in Burslem.

2-4 Market Place, Burslem, Stoke on Trent
Contact Amanda on 0844 745 2818
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