John Phillips from Lichfield Mysteries, with Chris Christoforou, owner of the Alrewas Fryer, and Natalie Foster, saxophonist with the City of Lichfield Concert Band
Film music, show tunes and jazz pieces will blend with classical greats and modern pop to form a concert for all tastes in Lichfield.
An audience at a fundraiser for Lichfield Mysteries will have musical reminders of Bond themes, The Beatles and Abba to name a few, courtesy of the City of Lichfield Concert Band.
Conductor Mark Vause has put together a repertoire which includes original concert band favourites as well as popular film themes and added a splash of light classical to complete the evening.
All this and a fish & chip supper supplied by the award-winning Alrewas Fryer will make it an evening to remember.
The concert is at Nether Stowe High School, Lichfield, on Saturday May 18 at 7.30pm. People may take their own drinks.
The next Lichfield Mysteries will be in 2015, but in the meantime the Council of Management is working on fundraising towards the main event and for various community arts projects which it will undertake in the district.
Tickets for the concert on Saturday May 18 are £12.00 (including supper) from 01543 506826 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Help needed for storage
Lichfield Mysteries urgently need premises to house its considerable number of costumes and props.
The charity needs a dry space of approximately 53m sq to store around 800 costumes and props of different sizes.
Chair Ros Hallifax said: We have been lucky enough to have storage over the last few years at a peppercorn rent, but the building's site is being re-developed and we have to move out. We are looking for an empty store, a barn or any type of facility which is dry and preferably on the ground floor. As we are a charity, we cannot afford a huge rent, but would be willing to pay a small annual fee.
Anyone who can help is asked to contact Lichfield Mysteries' Administrator Jill Taylor by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01543 264602 or Ros Hallifax by email: email@example.com. Tel: 01543 686682.
Reviews of Lichfield Mysteries 2012
I was frankly amazed at the professionalism of what I saw
A kaleidoscope of forms and methods
An amalgam of hard work, goodwill and vision, brilliantly realised and organised
I've seen Mystery cycles in Chester and Pontefract but felt that Lichfield's was truest to the spirit of the genre
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Pictures from the 2012 event now being uploaded to the Gallery page