Artists have revealed their vision to transform a rundown city centre pub into a vibrant community hub – complete with a dedicated space for producing pottery. The Portland Inn, in Hanley, is to be given a new lease of life as a social space and ceramics workshop with an area for artists and designers – via The Stoke Sentinel.

A series of short documentary films from The Guardian focusing on Stoke-on-Trent including, among others, artist Anna Francis, Community Maker and the Portland Inn Project.

Six art organisations from across the West Midlands are included in this years’ Artist-Led Hot 100, an artwork by Kevin Hunt. These include BLOK in Worcester, Portland Inn Project in Stoke-on-Trent, Office for Art, Design and Technology and Classroom in Coventry, and Recent Activity and Modern Clay in Birmingham.