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Community group gets the Royal treatment

A local community group which helps to support people’s mental health by getting them out in the open countryside around Staffordshire has had its work recognised by the Queen’s daughter, the Princess Royal, Anne. Article by Adam Gratton Director of community interest company, Walk, Talk, Action Teri Elder, who is herself a veteran soldier of […]

New Vic Appoints Vicki Amedume as Associate Director

Staffordshire’s New Vic Theatre has appointed Vicki Amedume – Artistic Director of Upswing – as Associate Director to join the theatre-in-the-round’s team.   As Associate Director, Vicki will explore artistic opportunities, working alongside New Vic Artistic Director Theresa Heskins, and look after the theatre’s artist development programme....

Stunning images of China taken by Victorian photography icon at city museum

An internationally-acclaimed photography exhibition – which reveals rare images of 19th century China – has arrived at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. China: Through The Lens Of John Thomson (1868-1872) has attracted almost one million visitors during an international tour of 24 cities including Washington DC and Stockholm. The display of...

Funding lifeline for venues and arts organisations

Venues and arts organisations in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme are breathing a sigh of relief after receiving a share of the Government’s £1.5bn Cultural Recovery Fund. Article By Jamie Summerfield The first wave of funding – totalling £257 million –  released on Monday 12 October, will help venues and cultural spaces to weather the storm of...

The Call with Claybody Theatre

Following on from their highly successful podcast Dirty Laundry earlier in 2020, Claybody Theatre have taken an opportunity during lockdown to develop their digital work with a brand new five-part audio drama series – THE CALL. Creative Director, Deborah McAndrew, has teamed up with four other writers to create stories centred around a fictional radio...
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