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Herb Garden Festival and Darwin’s Garden Art Exhibition at Erasmus Darwin House, Lichfield

A great chance to meet the gardeners and learn about the historic collection of herbs in this city centre garden, a hidden oasis of peace and calm, surrounded by medieval buildings just behind the Cathedral Close in Lichfield.

Composed of a number of linked but distinct areas: the Culinary Garden, Darwin’s Medicine Chest, the Dyer’s garden and the Scented Garden, each bed tells the story of various aspects of 18th century life, both domestic and medical, as experienced by this important Lichfield household.

Pathway Project Presents - Cream Tea with Nell Gwynne at Tutbury Castle

For their next event, Pathway Patrons are proud to present the fabulous Lesley Smith who is kindly hosting a fundraising Cream Tea at the amazing Tutbury Castle, Castle St, Tutbury, Staffs, DE13 9JF on Sunday 23 June 2019 2pm-4pm. She is entertaining us with her unique portrayal of Nell Gwynne, a prolific celebrity figure of the Restoration period. Praised by Samuel Pepys for her comic performances as one of the first actresses on the English stage, she became best known for being a long-time mistress of King Charles II of England and Scotland.

Kaleidoscope Choir invite you to their next concert

Kaleidoscope is a female voice choir which aims to promote and foster a love of singing within the community and aid selected charities wherever possible.

They are currently preparing for their next concert, which is fundraising for Myeloma UK.  The concert is taking place on Saturday 15th June 2019 at Elford Village Hall, stating at 7:30pm.

Full details and how to purchase tickets can be found on the attached poster, or by emailing tickets@kaleidoscopechoir.co.uk 

ERASMUS DARWIN HOUSE 20TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER

Erasmus Darwin House will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the museum on Saturday 18 May 2019 at Guildhall, Lichfield, arrive at 7pm for 7.30pm start.

3 course meal and drink on arrival.

After dinner presentation on Emma, Lady Hamilton by Royal Historian and TV presenter Kate Williams.

Tickets £45 - booking essential.

01543 306260 or visit Erasmus Darwin House

For further information visit the website 

Royal British Legion Information Volunteer Opportunity at the National Memorial Arboretum

Information Volunteer Training Days at the NMA on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th April

Have you ever considered volunteering at the National Memorial Arboretum? Would you like to know more information?

You are invited to attend one of their information day's in April - don't miss out!

If there is any further information you would like from them, or if you would like to visit them at the Royal British Legion Outreach at the National Memorial Arboretum, please do get in touch, with no obligation! They are happy to chat with potential volunteers at any time.

Rural Service

Since September 2018, Support Staffordshire has taken on the role of Rural Community Council for Staffordshire (previously done by the Community Council of Staffordshire) and is the local member of ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England).

Nativity On The Move - a community festive celebration in Chadsmoor

See the attached poster for details of a community festive celebration event in Chadsmoor - Nativity On The Move - a joint celebration hosted by Bethany Church, Chadsmoor Methodist Church and St Chad's Church and supported by local community groups and individuals. It takes place on Friday 21st December between 6pm and 7:30pm.

It would be great to see as many people as possible along to the event, there will be refreshments at the end and spectacle along the way including fantastic oratory and a donkey on wheels!

South West Peak welcomes new volunteer

The South West Peak Engaging Communities team, hosted by Support Staffordshire, has welcomed a new volunteer to their ranks. Pam (second from the left on the photo) has become the eighth member of the Grant Panel team of volunteers whose role it is to decide which projects should be allocated funding from the South West Peak (SWP) Community Grants Scheme. Sally Bentley, SWP Community Grants Officer, said ‘We are delighted to welcome Pam to our group and are always looking for more people to join us.