Musical treats and mouth-watering meals

Film music, show tunes and jazz pieces will blend with classical greats and modern pop to form a concert for all tastes in Lichfield - Bond themes, The Beatles and Abba to name a few, courtesy 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 spl...
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Shoebox Theatre

Katie Morag Stories I have had a lovely chat with Margaret from Shoebox Theatre in Tamworth, a not-for-profit community interest company run by community volunteer directors. They work with people of all ages and abilities to develop ideas and practices both in community settings and local schools. they are currently doing an interesting intergenerational project after doin...
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Community Arts in Cannock Chase District

Today I went to Chase Leisure Centre to meet Lisa Shephard and Kerrie Jones, of the Arts, Health and Well Being team. which is managed by Wigan Leisure Culture Trust. Two enthusiastic ladies who are passionate about using the arts to increase the health and well being of the people of the Cannock Chase District. Communities within Cannock are still very much based around...
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Every little helps

What a smart green car... I've just got back from meeting with Laurence Shenker, Lichfield Tesco's Community Champion. Tesco employ 300-400 people at this store, making it one of Lichfield's largest employers. They operate on a variety of shift patterns so large numbers of the workforce are unknown to each other. Part of Laurence's remit is to encourage staff activi...
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Remember how much fun you had in 2012?

Mmmmm...... Support your local Mysteries All of you lovely people out there please do your best to sell some tickets for our fundraiser coming up on the 18th May. Everyone had loads of fun at the 2012 Mysteries - we need to raise some cash so that you can have even more fun in 2015! Lichfield Concert Band with Fish and Chip Supper, 7.30pm, Nether Stowe School, Lichf...
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Roll up roll up…

Come and get your tickets for the next Mysteries fundraiser - the popular City of Lichfield Concert Band with a lovely fish and chip supper from the Alrewas Fryer. Find a few friends and come along to support your Mysteries - a good night out guaranteed!! Saturday May 18th     Nether Stowe School Hall     7.30pm Tickets £12 (includin...
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Simon and Mal

I've just got back from afternoon tea in the Lichfield Garrick Green Room with Simon Quinn and Mal Dewhirst, two lovely gentlemen who areas  passionate about community arts as me. Brilliant! Simon is Director of Fired up Theatre, devising and delivering performance projects with people who do not usually access the arts. They do lots of intergenerational work breaking down...
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Friends 2 Friends

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!

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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