Local History Events

Our Chair, Andrew, has been busy preparing two excellent forthcoming evening events on local history

Elegant Entertainments

Thomas Anson’s musical world and his composer chum Anthony Kammell – including musical illustrations. This includes recently discovered unpublished material.

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The Shepherdess’s Secret – The full historical background to the Shepherds Monument and ideas behind 18thc Shugborough – which I will argue are revolutionary, extremely important and little known.

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Tickets must be booked through the library.
Telephone: 0300 111 8000

Your call will be answered by Staffordshire County Council’s Contact Centre staff who will be able to deal with your library enquiry

During Sunday opening hours, please call 01785 278351

Fax: 01785 278599

Email: stafford.library@staffordshire.gov.uk

Stafford Choral Society’s May Programme

We’re forever trying to build up an image archive of events we’ve supported – so we’re very thankful to the Stafford Choral Society for sending us a copy of their programme for their May concert (along with their post event evaluation form) – you can find out more about the society and forthcoming conferences here – http://stafford-choral.org.uk/

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Photos from Tree of Life Project

Here are some photos of the Tree of Life the women and children designed in workshops with ICAP artists Helen Wilson and Mark Uttley

“We had a wonderful time as always working with this group. The children are thirsty to learn about anything especially creative)

The artwork was then put together as a large scale composition and individual designs were then digitally formatted and sent to the fabricators to be reproduced in perspex. The work is returned in panels of perspex rather like a jigsaw so it takes a while to piece it altogether.”

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ICAP: Independent Community Arts Partnership is an organisation which facilitates innovative and challenging projects with two main artists who specialise in art workshops tailored to suit all ages and abilities. You can find out more about them on their facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/ICAP.Helen.Wilson.Mark.Uttley/

Meeting Notes – Feb 2018

Good News – We have confirmed that Member Societies still get a  10% discount on bookings at the Gatehouse – we will advise members if this changes.

Furthermore, subject to some paperwork (namely evaluation forms from prior events) we have agreed funding for the following groups:

Stafford Choral Society – grant request £1,000
Musical Theatre Stafford – grant request £700
Musical Youth Theatre Stafford – grant request £300

Bones Picked – An evening of dark folklore film and art

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24 April at 19:00–22:00

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
Eastgate Street, ST16 2LT Stafford

Join us to explore the darker side of local folklore, with short films, theatre, music and art.

The main event is the debut screening of the new short film by Jonathon Watkiss Films and Sound (who’s last film The Doxey Boggart is traveling the international film festival circuit) entitled BONES PICKED. The film is a creepy and darkly humorous telling of four such folk tales.

The night will also involve some drama and music of sorts, along with showings of other short films. Finally, the evening will be a platform for the unveiling of four specially commissioned peices of art inspired by BONES PICKED.

Supported by Stafford District Arts Council
Image featuring the work of Benjamin Power

Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/735433399986533/