Catching up with friends

I've just got back from catching up with Friends2Friends. They are such a lovely, welcoming group of people. Their exciting news is that they have just become a registered charity and to celebrate the occasion they had put together and performed  a short drama about the group. This had focused their thoughts on what they wanted to do next May for their 2nd birthday, and wa...
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Nativity update

Our 'pop-up' Nativity is starting to take shape - I think it's going to be lots of fun! Here's a message from Rick who is coordinating the project: Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 15th October at 7.30 pm in the Lichfield Room at Wade Street Church. Do come along if you can, or drop me an email swimrick1@yahoo.co.uk         &...
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I wish it could be Christmas everyday…

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat so it must be time for Lichfield Mysteries to start working on a Nativity production! We are doing something completely different this year - well, the story's the same - obviously! - but we are doing 'pop-up' Nativities, in conjunction with Lichfield's Late Night Listeners. If you haven't encountered the Late Night Listeners then ...
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Shoebox

I've just got back from having a catch up meeting with Margaret from Shoebox Theatre in Tamworth who are hoping the research and devise their own Mummers Play. This collaboration with Lichfield Mysteries is one of the ways Shoebox hope to sustain their work with an intergenerational group of vulnerable people. We are looking to run the project in 2014 – they would be worki...
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Quick update

Well, it's been a while since I last posted on the blog but I've been busy in the meantime starting to put things in place to make our projects happen. I've applied for funding for one, got funding for another and I'm in the process of sourcing funding for the other two. I have also now found some lovely arts practitioners for all of the projects. The current plan is that Chang...
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Nativity 2013 – and now for something completely different…

Nativity Play - December 19th and 20th December - 9pm to 11pm This Christmas gives us the chance to bring the concept of the Mysteries to a wider audience and to work with other organisations in Lichfield - particularly Late Night Listeners. The proposal for this Christmas is to perform a Nativity Play (and suitable songs/carols) to late night revellers in Lichfield C...
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AGM 2013

Well it's that time of year again - the Mysteries AGM is taking place on the 13th October at 2.30pm. Visit www.lichfieldmysteries.co.uk for further details. Hope to see you all there to have your say and catch up over tea and cakes.
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Temptation!

Ideas are now really starting to come together for our work with Tamworth Repertory Company. We are planning to engage participants in devising a new piece of work on the theme of  temptation involving writing, drama, music and film - working title 'Crossroads' - although our participants may have other ideas! We are looking at starting work in October with some introducto...
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New Mysteries Chair announced

Peter-Chell
I'm delighted that Peter has become the new Chair of Lichfield Mysteries. Here is our press release: Peter Chell A man who has had a lifelong interest in the arts has become the new chairman of Lichfield Mysteries. Peter Chell has been part of the Mysteries over the last few cycles and is looking forward to heading the Council of Management. The 56-year-old has a deg...
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Changes write creatively

It's a little while since I first visited Changes at the Old Mining College in Burntwood, in fact it was cold and snowy and today we are having a heatwave. It wasn't actually that long ago - crazy British weather! The group decided that they would like to do some writing, possibly, but not necessarily, poetry; we would like to keep our options open at the moment. The group at B...
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