CHANCELLOR GIVES ENERGY BOOST TO STOKE
Stoke-on-Trent has gained a major boost in the Chancellor's March budget, with a
exemption for the city's ceramics industry from an energy tax. The city's potteries are large users of energy to fire kilns, and they will not now have
to pay the Climate Change Levy tax.
CITY GROWS GRADUATES
The Census 2011 data shows that
university degree holders have increased from 9.9% to 15.5% of the city's population. The overall population of Stoke-on-Trent also increased
by 3.6 per cent from 240,643 in 2001, to 249,000 in 2011 — confounding officials who used claims of falling population to demolish large areas of the city in the 2000s.
EXTRA £3m FOR ARTS IN THE CITY
A consortium from Stoke-on-Trent is set for £3 million of funding
to help encourage the city's people to engage with the arts. The three-year programme of events should start rolling out in Spring 2013, as 'Appetite'. It will be tasked with engaging
those who have never experienced the arts before.
NEW COMPANY FORMATIONS INCREASE
Stoke-on-Trent is seeing increasing numbers of larger company formations, and these are
now back above the record levels last seen in 2003. Analysts at company formation experts
Duport found that June 2012 saw 112 new companies formed in the city.
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Barewall is perhaps the leading selling art gallery in North Staffordshire, with a commitment to showing the finest authentic local art from
as host of local names such as Rob Pointon, Paine Proffit, Denise O'Sullivan, and many more.
Barewall can be found in the heart of the Stoke-on-Trent town of Burslem, with the shop and studio conveniently sited just
behind the Town Hall.
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| THE CS INTERVIEW:
Burslem-based Richard Pekar, founder of the North Staffordshire Hungarian Association, has made a film of his father's heroic escape from the horrors of socialism.
In 1957 his father crawled through miles of frozen mud, barbed wire and land mines to escape. He eventually settled in Stoke-on-Trent.
The Last Train to Budapest was made for £10,000, with a £6,000 National Lottery grant.
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| PROJECT SPOTLIGHT:
Creative People & Places.
A consortium from Stoke-on-Trent is set to receive £3 million funding
to help encourage the city's people to engage with the arts. The three-year programme of events, branded as Appetite, should start rolling out in June 2013. It will be tasked with engaging
with those who have never experienced the arts before, and one of the events will be a circus in Hanley Park.
| EVENTS PREVIEW:
Happening in North Staffordshire during Spring/Summer 2013:
BIC Business Innovation workshops; the Tourism and Attractions expo; Stoke Your Fires Film Festival; Export Support events; the Noisefloor electronic music conference;
the art & design graduation shows at the various universities and colleges; and the Leek Textile Festival.
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from Stoke & North Staffordshire, noted
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