Remember how much fun you had in 2012?

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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…

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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

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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

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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!

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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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