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Run away!

This latest ident from bigredstudio has been created by Alex Jones.


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Hands Out record sleeve artwork

by Christopher Guest

Hands Out

Album sleeve art for the band Ox Scapula is out now and available on Art For Blind, Gringo, Sea Owl and Welikedanger record labels.

Im really happy with this – the album sounds great too.

You can buy the record from the labels or from the band themselves- have a look at their website for a free listen here:

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Events: Placemaking & Refurbishing listed buildings

From Urban Vision, two upcoming opportunities for anyone interested in the built environment:

Approaches to Placemaking

Our urban design skills development programme for 2010 looks at some key tools for creating high quality places – design
review, urban design guidance, Building For Life assessments and peer review.

Event 3

Monday 12 July 2010 at 9:30 hrs


This session focuses on the Building For Life standard, providing a refresher on what it is and how to use it.  You will also have an opportunity to learn by doing by carrying out your own BFL assessment of two completed housing developments and comparing the results afterwards with colleagues.
To book a place on our Approaches to Placemaking programme contact Caron Colbert on 01782 575321 or

Sustainable Refurbishment of Listed Buildings – Heritage Masterclass

Please see the above flyer for information on our forthcoming Heritage Masterclass.

Should you wish to book a place, please contact Hannah Barter directly by email at, with all delegate names and a contact number.

To download the flyer, please click here

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Reviewed: Waldo the Worm

Waldo the Worm is a colourful character developed through youth workshops in Meir who eventually made his way to Queen Street (it is a long way, especially at a worm’s pace) under the care of the Nosuch Disco.

If you want to find out what the book is like, check out this review.

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Work in progress

Work in Progress by Christopher Guest

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See Christopher Guest in Manchester

Christopher Guest, a member of the Queen Street creative community and co-director of CANS, starts an exhibition in Manchester next week.

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Then and Now

“If we walk through Burslem today we still have this magical, reachable history which very, very few towns have”

Fred Hughes takes a look back at how Burslem has changed since the 1960s. By peoplesarchive


Burslem’s heritage trail

by John Webbe

Have you seen the information boards around Burslem town centre? Maybe you have seen the bright-green leaflets which proudly shout “Welcome to Burslem, Mother Town of the Potteries”? They form Burslem’s heritage trail.

I decided to follow this route with my retired parents and my then nearly-two-year old daughter as we enjoyed the sun shining bright overhead. There are nine heritage trail boards in total – seven around Burslem town centre and one each at Moorcroft & Middleport Pottery. I am not going to repeat any of the information on the heritage trail boards or in the leaflet, I’ll leave that to you to find out, but believe me, it’s worth it – there’s some fascinating information for even the most hardened Boslemite to learn!
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