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Arts, Events and Exhibitions: September 2017

As the summer draws to a close, what cultural delights are there to keep your spirits up? Here’s my pick, but please add your own suggestions to the comments. Feral Spaces 2nd September, 11am-3pm, Middleport, Stoke-on-Trent Looking for a fun family-friendly event with bags of creativity? Then this one is for you! Check out the flyer below. And did I mention there was pizza? What more could you need? Heritage Open Days 7-10th September Want to learn a little more about the heritage in  ...

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Why You Should Be Backing the Campaign for Creativity

How important is art and creativity in schools? Well, according to the way our current curriculum is shaped in the UK, not very. However, the Campaign for Creativity, led by a group of leading UK textile artists, designers and craftspeople and The Festival of Quilts, Europe’s biggest patchwork and quilting event and the Knitting and Stitching Show, are looking to inspire and encourage people of all ages and abilities to explore their creative side. A major part of this is to challenge the  ...

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The Collaboration of Art and Academia: Learning and Communicating Through Art

Art and academia; two worlds often seen as occupying separate realms. Of course there is the study of art, Art History, but what about the contemporary practice? More importantly, how can contemporary art practice be used in conjunction with academic research to disseminate ideas? This was a question at the heart of an initiative run by King’s College, London. As an academic and artist myself, this was a fascinating prospect. In the academic world there is always an emphasis on  ...

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Arts, Events, and Exhibitions – August 2017

Here is my pick of arts, events, and exhibitions happening this month. I would love to hear your own suggestions in the comments. Clay Together 5th August, BCB, Stoke-on-Trent Get in and book your place for this fabulous looking workshop with ceramic artist Tasmin Williams. With the British Ceramics Biennial fast approaching, this event is designed to help shape the aspects of the festival. You are invited to take part and use clay to build whatever you like – your only limit is your  ...

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