An art deco workshop that looks at the art deco style of painting used by pottery designers Susie Cooper and Clarice Cliff is taking place at the Gladstone Pottery Museum on Saturday, July 14th.
The event, which costs £12 per person, starts at 11am and ends at 12.30pm. To book your place, telephone 01782 237777. Persons attending will be able to paint their own decorative plate and take it home.
STAFFORD’S HISTORIC SHIRE HALL
The next meeting of Stafford’s Shire Hall Forum, which is campaigning to turn the Shire Hall into a TimeLine Museum dedicated to Women’s History, will take place on Monday, March 26th at 7.00 pm in The Bird in Hand, Mill Street, Stafford.
Staffordshire County Council is giving you the chance to have your say on the future of your local library.
Until April 1, the council is running a series of consultations at libraries and travelling library stops throughout the county.
During these consultations, the possibility of using modern technology to maintain and extend library opening hours, ways of increasing the number of community managed libraries and the role of the travelling library service will be discussed.
Already over 700 people have taken part in the consultation.
Gill Heath, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Communities, said:
“We’ve spoken to the public a great deal in recent years about how best to keep all our libraries open and relevant to the communities they serve.
“We’re looking to take the next steps in that process and I’m delighted so many people have already been to find out more and contribute their thoughts to the process.”
“There are still plenty of meetings to go and I would urge people who are interested to have their say in person or in writing.”
If you care about Tunstall and want the town to have a future, please go to the market and help the stallholders’ campaign to stop the Co-Op Bank leaving.
You can support the campaign by signing the traders’ petition asking the bank to stay.
Barclays, Nat West and HSBC have already left. Tunstall can’t afford to lose another bank.
If the Co-Op Bank goes, there will be only one bank left in town. The number of people shopping in Tunstall will fall dramatically. More shops in High Street, Tower Square and The Boulevard will close. Tunstall will become a ghost town.
You can help save Tunstall. All you have to do is visit the market and sign the petition.
The market is open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. You can sign the petition at either J. Bryan’s stall or at The Market Grill.
Over the next five years, British Telecom is going to get rid of nearly 50% of its 40,000 public phone booths, including the classic red telephone kiosks designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott.
According to British Telecom, only 7,000 of the 33,000 calls made each day from its public pay phones are made from the traditional red kiosks, which have been familiar landmarks in towns and villages throughout Britain for many years.
Clay College, Stoke, offers a skills-based, full-time ceramics course taught by potters who make a living through ceramics, something unique in the UK. We are proposing that from September 2017, a two-year full-time course will be run for 14 students, with each year consisting of three 15-week terms.
The emphasis will be on core skills and the use of materials. Students will be taught all aspects of design, throwing, glazing, kiln building and firing, alongside traditional hand building and decoration techniques. This will be augmented by modules focusing on business and marketing which will offer students the opportunity to become self-sufficient, developing their own business model to suit their work and sufficiently skilled to join a work force in a production pottery…
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