Creative Lives has set up a new online network to connect anyone working, volunteering or participating in all forms of creativity in the West Midlands region. Creative Network West Midlands monthly sessions offer the opportunity to meet and connect with peers from across the region, as well as receive expert advice, support, information and inspiration from guest speakers in each session.

You can join the dedicated Facebook group here, to share ideas, continue conversations, and share your creativity. This is also a great place to suggest topics for CNWM sessions, so that we can ensure they are relevant and responsive to the needs of creatives in the region. If you do not use Facebook, you are welcome to suggest topics and connect with us by emailing [email protected]

We meet once a month on Zoom, focusing on a different topic each time. There is also the potential for us to schedule additional sub-group sessions that are topic specific, if and when they are needed.-----

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Live Creative Network Projects in the West Midlands

Get Creative Outdoors in Stoke-on-Trent
In collaboration with Stoke-on-Trent City Council, we have funded 10 creative and community organisations in the city to host free creative events and workshops throughout August. Take a look at what's going on in your part of the city and come along!

Spode Rose Garden, Stoke

Sat 31st July 12-4

Learn new horticultural and creative skills with Friends of Spode Rose Garden. 

More info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SpodeRoseGarden 


Westport Lake Estate

Wed 4th Aug 10-2

 Rock painting and hiding with the Westport Lake Community as part of their Day of Play. 

Location: By the Memorial Tree on Cloughwood Way


Sandon Primary, Meir

Wednesdays 10-2

Try out a new craft each week with Meir Matters as part of their programme of Summer Activities. 

More info: ​​https://www.facebook.com/meirmatters 


Burslem Park

Sat 7th Aug 11-2

Samba Drumming with Stoke Amateur Theatre Society. 

More info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/22626972665 



Town Square, Fenton

Wed 11th Aug 10-1

*Young people only*

IWYS Creative Education Provision will be offering creative activities for young people as part of the Our World Your Planet Exhibition. 

More info: https://www.facebook.com/iwys.co.uk


Central Forest Park

Fri 13th Aug 7-9

Learn to make and decorate tea light holders with Let’s Make Jam WI.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/letsmakejam 


The Hub, Fegg Hayes

Sat 14th Aug 11-3:30

Help create a washing line art installation with Fegg Hayes Futures.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/fegghayeshub 


Hartshill Park

Sat 21st Aug 11-3

Use natural materials to help create a giant picture of a kiln with the Collective Skills Project.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/CollectiveSkillsProject 



Richmond St. Allotments, Honeywall

Sat 28th Aug (DATE CHANGED)

*Wonder Women only*

The Wonder Women will be harvesting, preparing and eating produce from their allotment on Plot 33. Get in touch to find out more about joining the Wonder Women.  

More info: https://www.facebook.com/festivalstoke 


Portland Street, Hanley

Last Week in Aug

*Residents only*

The Portland Inn Project Youth Club will be designing a treehouse. Young residents of Portland Street (and surrounding streets) are invited to come and join in.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/theportlandinnproject 

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For more information contact [email protected]
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