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Celebrating Black History Month!

Hello STUN

It is that October time again. Yes we can celebrate as this is the one month that most of us make 2 thirds of our annual income. Black History month! It is a shame really because you have so much work you cannot always support your colleagues when they perform. But we are pioneering, lets shake things up a little and celebrate our history all year round.
Quick hub update:

• STUN & Z-Arts are working with ‘The New Black’ film every Thursday this month read on
• The builders are in, refurbishment is underway, completion expected end of November read on
• Ekua Bayunu announces that she will be stepping down as national Chair on November 30th read on
• In collaboration with Conor McKee Productions and Wyllie Longmore we are offering 1 exclusive place for a STUN member to attend The CPD Weekend for Actors – 12th & 13th October 2013 - read on

Miselo Kunda | Chair


North West Hub News

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STUN Space Steering Group

STUN Space Refurbishment has started

There is a distinct buzz of excitement is in the air. The hammers are hammering, the drills are drilling. STUN “Spaces Project” begins to take shape and its completion in December, will herald a new age of access and opportunity for artiste, producers, writers, dancers and practioners of the creative arts in the Northwest. We will be bringing to you a cutting edge digital and physical creative space for a range of diverse theatrical forms Read on

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Fade To Black

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Thursday 10th October 2013
7pm - 9pm

STUN are hosting a pilot Film Festival called Fade to Black in collaboration with Z-arts and The New Black Film. The aim of the film nights is to inspire artists and ignite conversations to produce new work and new collaborations. STUN’s client base is theatre and performance art but collaborating idea’s with filmmakers and film enthusiasts could be the beginning of whole new series of work with different perspectives. No one has really done a regular black film night before in the northwest so audiences need to be built. Read on


Darren Pritchard

The Vogue Ball, project managed by our very own Darren Pritchard, sponsored by the House of Suarez, evolved from cult underground event to sell-out sensation. It took place at the Camp and Furnace 5th October 2013. Special guests included The Lord Mayor of Liverpool Gary Millar . Read on

Ekua leaves

Ekua Bayunu will be stepping down as National Chair at the end of November.

We would like to thank Ekua for her tireless vision and all the hard work she has put into getting us this far.

We look forward to continuing our relationship with her as we develop long-term strategies for the national network. Read on

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'Nyah Kunda lands a role in 'All My Sons'

Young Manchester actor Nyah Kunda age 11yrs lands a role in ‘All My Sons’ at the Royal Exchange Theatre. The Arthur Miller play, directed by Michael Buffong, opened on 1st October 2013. Nyah was asked, out all 3 actors, to play the opening night. Read on

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Fade to Black Film Festival

10th October 2013, 7-9pm

Location: Z-arts

Otelo Burning - South African drama that tells the story of a group of township kids who discover the joy of surfing. It’s set in 1989, again st a backdrop of brewing conflict between two political groups in Lamontville.Read on

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Zhe (Noun) Undefined

25th & 26th Oct 2013, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Location: Contact Theatre - MCR
£9 Full / /£5Conc

This poignant and honest piece of theatre follows the lives of two British Africans living at the crossroads of culture, nationality, gender and sexuality.
read on

Stephen K Amos

Stephen K Amos - The Spokesman

30th October 2013

Location: The Lowry Theatre
£15 - £17

Stephen K Amos is THE SPOKESMAN.

Fresh from the Edinburgh Festival, Amos is hitting the road with a brand new show for 2013 and sharing with the UK the show which has been a smash hit success across Australia and New Zealand! Read on

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Rose Thomas - Novel Reading

24th October 2013

Location: Sirens Cafe - Liverpool

Writing On The Wall invites you to celebrate Black History Month joining us for this special event featuring Rose Thomas, an inspiring
writer reading from her novel-in-progress, ‘Now That I Have Found The
Words’. read on

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Black History Month Event

11th October 2013, 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Location: Mechanics Centre Ltd, Manchester

To commemorate this year’s Black History Month, CWU’s National Youth Committee and Equal Opportunities Department will host a joint afternoon event focussing on ‘What black history teaches us about solving today’s challenges’

read on


Malorie Blackman

11th October 2013

Z-Arts, Manchester
1pm -3pm

Malorie Blackman is one of the UK’s most imaginative and convincing writers for young readers. She has been awarded numerous prizes for her work, including the Red House Children’s Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award. This event is part of Manchester Literature Festival and is presented in partnership with MMU/ Manchester Children’s Book Festival.

read on


7th Cultureword National Black & Asian Writers Conference Manchester

19th October, 10.30pm - 5pm

Location: Contact Theatre Manchester

The 7th Black Writers Conference & Festival will be the biggest yet. Major writers including Malorie Blackman, Fred D’Aguiar, Sujata Bhatt, Bali Rai, Samuel Shimon, Dorothea Smartt and Thomas Glave will be participating. They will join Penguin publishers, literary agents, two young writers’ workshops, three book launches, information stalls, a young writers performance, and an evening Festival read on


Young Identity - Mirrors

18th October 2013, 7.30pm

Location: Contact Theatre Manchester
Tickets: £9 Full // £5 Conc
A poetic exploration of the stories that mirrors tell, based on real people’s perceptions of themselves.Mirrors reflects on race, gender, politics and sex, through innovative language, movement and performance.
read on

National Events

Charles Burnett UK Tour | 5th Oct 2013 - 11th Oct 2013

Location: Various UK locations Read on


Wordpress Workshop

23rd October 2013 10am - 1pm

Learn how to create and manage your own website in one session. You will learn the basic tools for managing content and choosing a theme and other features for your site.
read on


Sound Design for Films Workshop

14th & 15th November 2013

A highly practical course to assist students and professionals alike develop skills to further their career in the UK Film and TV industry. Read on


Writer's Mutual Retreat - Bordeaux France

21st - 27th October 2013

Hosted at a 17th Century farmhouse among the vineyards of Bordeaux, this one-week retreat for writers is designed to provide time and space for you to develop your work, be it a novel, a full-length non-fiction piece, or a portfolio of shorter writing; smooth out any tangles; and receive detailed professional feedback on your work.
For more details read on

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Head of Department Performing Arts

Deadline: 22nd October 2013

Location: Edge Hill University

This is a key senior management role carrying with it the responsibility for all aspects of strategic direction of the department and its future positioning and national contexts. Read on

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Deputy Stage Manager - Dark Horse Theatre

Deadline: 25th October 2013

Dark Horse Theatre are looking for a technical stage manager. £25k -£30k
Read on


Communications and Marketing Manager

Closes 18th October 2013

Location: The Reader Organisation - Liverpool
This role is responsible for the management and creative leadership of The Reader Organisation’s brand and corresponding marketing activity including internal communications.
more info


Disability Arts Touring Network Co-ordinator

Deadline: 5th November 2013

DaDaFest are seeking a Co-ordinator for a new UK-wide strategic touring network. Working with the DaDaFest Artistic Director, the post-holder will support a group of arts organisations and venues, in developing, monitoring and delivering a touring arts programme funded by Arts Council England. read on

Arts Council

Venue Manager

Deadline: 31st October 2013

Location: Worthy Events - Manchester

Venue Manager required for a pop up venue in Manchester for a 9 week period commencing from the end of November.
For more information click here


Marketing and Communications Officer

Deadline: 14th October 2013

Award-winning Manchester music venue Band on the Wall is seeking a high calibre and dynamic individual keen to embark on a marketing and communications career within the live music industry. For more information click here

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