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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Follow us on Twitter

Lichfield Mysteries are now the proud owners of a twitter account!! I haven't been a tweeter?? twitterer?? before so I have to discover how it all works  - new day, new challenge! Please follow us and let us know what you think @LichfieldMyst Don't forget Lichfield Mysteries are also on Facebook. If you haven't joined our group, now is the time so that you can keep up to ...
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Progress report

So, I now have four lovely groups of people who are keen and eager to take an active part in the arts. They are all  new to Lichfield Mysteries, and the majority of them are also new to performing or writing -  excellent! A fifth group is in the offing but I still need to meet with them and discuss their needs and ideas. I'm feeling really pleased to have got this far...
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So what have I been up to recently?

I seem to have been out and about meeting lots of interesting people - one of the best bits of my job! The Lichfield District Arts Partnership meeting was hosted at Spark cafe on Tamworth Street (highly recommended!). It's always good to have an opportunity to catch up with other arts organisations and practitioners and to meet new people. There is so much going on in the Lichf...
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