Friends 2 Friends

Cruck-House
Today I had an excellent meeting with Alison Wellon from Friends 2 Friends. This is a user-led group of adults with learning disabilities which has been up and running for just a year. It was formed to provide social opportunities for those people involved in COGS - Cherry Orchard Gardening Service and goes from strength to strength. Friends 2 Friends meet at the lovely Cruck H...
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Meeting people – what a brilliant way to spend the day!

Old-Mining-College
On Tuesday 26th March I visited my first contacts. I started the day with a cold and snowy drive to the Old Mining College in Chasetown where I had a lovely chat with Samantha from the Changes organisation. Old Mining College, Chasetown Changes is a Staffordshire based registered charity, run mainly by service users and volunteers, providing a service that promotes mental w...
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Do you have a story to tell?

A new community group are setting out to develop short film scripts so... Do you have a story to tell? Or, a completed film script gathering dust in a drawer. Script - Lichfield want to hear from you. We are looking for like-minded people to join a new and exciting, and above all innovative group based in Lichfield. The aim of our group is to develop film scripts, writ...
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Community Engagement project

I've been very busy tracking down and contacting all sorts of people in Lichfield, Cannock, Tamworth and Burton for our research and development work. I've had some really positive responses and interesting conversations - read more about it on my Lichfield Mysteries Community Engagement blog. There are some fantastic people out there doing brilliant jobs in difficult times. Ho...
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One week on

I have had several positive responses and will be going to meet with both the Tamworth and Cannock Arts Development teams and the friends2friends group in Lichfield. I've also had a positive conversation with the Arts for Health team at South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS Foundation Trust. I feel I am making some good contacts both for this project and the future of Lichfiel...
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Tourism Swap Shop Friday 15th March

We will be at Drayton Manor Park on Friday at the Visit Tamworth and Visit Lichfield Swap Shop. I may even be in costume... Come and say hello.
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The first contacts…

I have contacted the Arts Development Officers at Lichfield District, Cannock Chase District, Tamworth Borough and East Staffordshire District Councils. All lovely, enthusiastic people! Hopefully they will make some useful suggestions for potential participant groups. I have sent them more detailed information which you can read here: Community Engagement Project Info 24 hours...
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