Happy New Year! What does 2013 look like?

Happy New Year from us here at the Etruria Industrial Museum blog. 2012 was a year of big change for the museum but thanks to the deterimination of our dedicated volunteers we’re remained operating. Hurrah!

Looking forward to 2013 we’ve got five steamings planned between April and December. Watch this space as we will be confirming these dates very soon! We also still have the capacity to take tour bookings so please get in touch for more inforation at etruria@stoke.gov.uk.

So here’s to a celebration of the old year and the welcoming of the new. We hope to see you at Etruria soon.


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Christmas Event is Full Steam Ahead

Excuse the awful puns but we’re very excited in the run up to Christmas Steaming on the 1st and 2nd December 2012. And why shouldn’t we be?!

Not only will Jesse Shirley’s Bone & Flint Mill be grinding into life, powered by the mighty steam engine ‘Princess’, we’re also having a visit from Father Christmas himself. He’s even agreed to give out some present early!

Other curiosities and attractions include Children’s Craft Activities, Historic Canal Boats, Arts & Craft demonstrations, an auto jumble and 1940s Themed Room.

Merry Christmas from all at Etruria Industrial Museum

Key Information
Our doors will be open from 10:30am and closing at 5:00pm

Santa is due to arrive by mini traction engine at 12:00 noon both days. There is a £2 suggested donation to visit Santa’s Grotto and receive a small gift.

Steaming demonstrations will take place on the hour, starting at 1:00pm.

There is no compulsory entrance charge for this event but the volunteers running the weekend will be encouraging donations to help them continue their dedicated efforts.

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Etruria Blog up and running (Again)

After a period of inactivity we’re pleased to announce the Etruria Industrial Museum Blog is back up and running. Keep us on your favourites for all latest news and events from the museum!

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April Steaming Cancelation

Etruria Industrial Museum was due to re-open on the 7-8 April for its Easter Steaming weekend. Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has had to be re-scheduled. The dedicated volunteer group who maintain and operate the museum’s working exhibits will be working hard to get Britain’s last steam-powered potter’s mill up-and-running as soon as possible. The next confirmed steaming date will be at the Jubilee Canals Festival on the 2-3 June. New dates for the rescheduled steaming are still pending, visitors are advised to keep an eye on the website, newsletter or this blog for all the latest updates and developments.

We thank visitors for their patience and understanding at this frustrating time.

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Blood & Bone China nominated for seven Indie Intertube Awards!

Blood and Bone China, the vampire horror series set in Stoke-on-Trent is up for no less than seven Indie Intertube Awards! As some of the series was filmed here at Etruria we’re extra excited to see if the Blood & Bone China gang could sweep the board! See the attached post for listings of all the categories and nominees

Mingle Media TV Network

Tis the season for the entertainment industry to have awards shows and our very own “Indie Intertube” Live Web TV Talk show is included. They have just announced their nominees for their 2nd Annual Indie Intertube Awards honoring independent web series creators.

The nominees are listed below and even include our very own producer, JD’s pilot, Hero Treatment, so we’re even more excited to see who the winners are.

Be sure to tune in for the LIVE stream on March 11th on Mingle Media TV where you can interact with the hosts and other members of the chat room on the Indie Intertube show. Watch on your smart phone, tablet, laptop, desktop or TV – here on MMTVN or get the FREE Stickam app and watch on the go.

Congratulations to this year’s nominees!

Best Editing
Robb Padgett – Vampire Zombie Werewolf Show
Jason Leaver – Out With Dad

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Steaming Dates for 2012 Announced!

You simply have to see the mill in action, "no pressure"

Etruria Industrial Museum is always at its best when in motion! That’s why we’re so pleased to announce our 2012 steaming dates.

The mill is planned to be in action on the first weekend of  June, August, October and December. Some of these steaming weekends will correspond with special events such as the annual Canal Festival.

Check out our website or the Friends of Etruria website for full listings.

All that’s left to say? See you at a steaming soon!

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Stroke Art Cafe – Auction Update

Following last months auction at Etruria Industrial Museum there is still artwork available to buy. Please follow this link to see remaining pieces and to make an offer.

A taste of the artwork on offer can be found in our original blog posting.

Have you or somebody you care for had a stroke? The the Art support group is for you! Anyone affected by stroke or wanting to volunteer is welcome, contact Maddy McAtominey on 01782 723873

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