Friends2Friends

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I had a lovely time meeting the Friends2Friends group at Cruck House in Lichfield this morning. Some of my new friends gather for a photo We spent an hour chatting over coffee, discussing what type of drama production they would like to do and when to do it. There were lots of ideas from pantomimes to local history stories but eventually the group decided it would be good to...
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Simon and Mal: Part 2

Another lovely chat with Simon and Mal. Since we last met they have had a think and come up with some fabulous ideas for a theatre/poetry event around the theme of  'Temptation'. The more we chatted the more possibilities sprang to mind including forum theatre and film. The idea is to use a mix of participants; inviting some previous Lichfield Mysteries participants to wor...
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South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Arts for Health

This morning I went to visit the Arts for Health team at  St George's Hospital Stafford.  St George's Hospital, part of the South Staffordshire and Shropshire Health Care Trust, is actually a combination of two historical hospitals—the Kingsmead Hospital (previously an elderly care facility) and the St George's psychiatric hospital. It provides mental health servi...
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All the fun of the Fair!

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The Mystery stall Ann and I have just got back for a busy morning at the CVS Volunteer Week Fair. Lots of local organisations were represented and members of the public came along to find out about volunteering opportunities. It was an excellent event and gave us opportunity to catch up with people we know and make some new friends and contacts. Well done Lichfield and ...
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New Trustees for Lichfield Mysteries

At our meeting last night we welcomed Peter Chell as our new Chair, Jonathan Brough as our Treasurer and Roland Curtis as Marketing Manager. It's lovely to have some new faces and ideas to work with but we will also miss Ros and Bob who are stepping down from the committee. Many, many thanks to them for their hard work, perseverence and determination to make Lichfield Mysteries...
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A good time had by all…

Well, the general opinion is that everyone had a thoroughly good time last Saturday being well entertained by the City of Lichfield Concert Band and well fed by the Alrewas Fryer. Our thanks go to the band and the chef! A big thank you to Ann for working so hard and organising the event for the Mysteries and also thank you to the many kind people who stayed behind to help clear...
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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

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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

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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

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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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