Lichfield Mysteries have just received funding from the Arts Council to carry out Research and Development work to increase community engagement – excellent news! The project will engage at least 5 new groups of participants from areas where active participation in the arts is low. We will plan activities relevant to each group and enable them to perform or exhibit in their own local area. This is intended to be a starting point for their inclusion in the 2015 Mysteries – exciting times ahead for the development of Lichfield Mysteries as an organisation. Jill Taylor will be carrying out the work – keep up with her progress on the Lichfield Mysteries Research and Development blog which will be appearing very shortly.