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YouTube – The Girl

YouTube – The Girl v2.mp4 – from Big Red Studio’s stunning visuals for the Northern Broadsides play 1984, now touring.

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Have you got ideas for empty buildings?

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Image by Ingy The Wingy via Flickr

A FUTURE FOR OUR HERITAGE CONFERENCE
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 mickdowns@uvns.org 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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Finding Echoes

I wanted to let you know about the Rachel Grant & Nicholas Hudson Paine exhibition “Finding Echoes” at the Burslem School of Art, from 27 September – 15 October. The opening will be on the 24th of September from 5-7pm. I hope you can make it!

The gallery is at the Burslem School of Art
Queen Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 3EJ, 01782 810808.
Opening hours are 9am-5pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-4pm Friday (closed weekends).

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ST:ART: Where my Drunken Uncles Lie

ST:ART: Where my Drunken Uncles Lie.

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More to see at the Tour of Britain this Sunday

The Burslem School of Art will open from 10-3 on Sunday for the three current exhibitions

Happy Medium – Ieva Alksne and Michelle Saxon
Burslem Threads – Burslem Textile Art
Photographic Collective

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BIGred Blog: Timelapse Studio Footage for 1984 Animated Visuals

BIGred Blog: Timelapse Studio Footage for 1984 Animated Visuals.

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North Staffordshire Coalfield « Proposed World Hertage Site.. Bringing North Staffordshire Together

North Staffordshire Coalfield « Proposed World Heritage Site.. Bringing North Staffordshire Together.

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BigRed Thursday: Charcoal Animation

Experimental Charcoal animation made at the studio during a BIGred Thursday animation workshop. inspired by the charcoal technique being used for our upcoming 1984 theater animation.

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Bigred Thursday: Knock Knock Joke

A Knock Knock Joke recorded and animated by two young animators at a BIGred Thursday Lip Sync Animation Workshop.

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Trailer: SoulBoy

Here’s the trailer for SoulBoy, a new film coming out this summer which was filmed all over Stoke-on-Trent. Rumour has it the record shop is in Burslem.

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