New for 2021:



Do you have some time to fill? Would you like to meet more local people? Find a new hobby? Or even uncover a hidden talent? The Creative Arts Recruitment Squad is here to help!


Friday 15th October 2021, 10am to 12pm

ARC, Stockton


Chat with experienced people at each event, live music from the Breeze (4 part band) and refreshments served.

Writing and publishing – CG Hatton

Gillie has been running Billingham-based Sixth Element Publishing for over ten years, helping new writers from all over the region to realise their dreams of seeing their name in print. Gillie has written a series of nine action-packed sci-fi novels entitled The Thieves’ Guild.

Writing for stage and screen – Lisa Lovebucket

Lisa is founder of Teesside Literary Society and Arts Lab Teesside. Her plays have been staged at The Horse Hospital (London), Middlesbrough Central Library and Featherstone Castle (Haltwhistle). This year she has produced film poems for Base Camp Boro and Hartlepool Waterfront Festival.

Drawing and painting – Adrian Moule

Adrian is a painter and printmaker who works with local communities, supporting people to develop and engage in their own ideas. Adrian runs creative health group, 2B, and Teesside Print Prize, helping people to showcase their work in Middlesbrough town centre.

Arts and crafts – Andy Falconer

Andy works alongside his sister, Sarah Falconer, who set up Steel River Crafts to teach people mindful doodling, and offer tuition in arts and crafts. Steel River Crafts also set up an online shop which sells personalised pyrography, crocheted miniatures, and wearable art.

Photography and filmmaking – Ian Robinson

Ian produces dramatic work in any setting and environment – from beautiful countryside to urban decay, and corporate work to weddings. Ian’s skills include straight-up shooting with basic equipment, to more complex work using filters and effects.

Music and singing – Jamie Sample

Once an award-winning arts volunteer, Jamie is now an artist in his own right, as well as a singer-songwriter with an extraordinary voice. He sings with Streetwise Opera and the newly-formed local community choir, SYSTEMIC.


All welcome.

Tickets: £3 can be booked in advance or paid on the day.

Includes unlimited tea and coffee, badge and certificate for new recruits.


Call Gillie on 07970 065628 for more details or visit ARC Box Office to book a place.

Why not come along and find out more? There’ll be opportunities to sign up for workshops and collaborate on biannual exhibitions of work.