Lichfield News – The Twelve Days of Christmas & Beginners’ rag rug workshop in park setting

Lichfield News

 Guild HallThe Guildhall, Lichfield

The present building was erected in 1846 although the site on which it stands was used for the Guild, or Fraternity, of Citizens as early as 1387.  Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved] © Copyright David Rogers and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

The Twelve Days of Christmas

A festive show for all the family is playing in the Guildhall on Saturday 30 November to raise money for two civics’ charities.

Councillor David Leytham, Chairman of Lichfield District Council, and Councillor Bob Awty, Mayor of Lichfield City Council, are inviting everyone to get into the festive spirit with The Twelve Days of Christmas show.

Presented by Distraction Theatre Company, The Twelve Days of Christmas follows Miss Elizabeth Fairfax and her rather unusual Christmas of 1895.

Mr Edward Fitzwilliam is in love with Miss Fairfax, but since she is a ‘most charming and dear creature; no ordinary wooing will do’.

Watch as Miss Fairfax tries to cope with a few extraordinary presents and the most ridiculous twelve days of her life!

Councillor David Leytham, Chairman of Lichfield District Council, said: “What better way to get that Christmas feeling than by watching a festive play set in the Victorian period?

“I hope we have a full house as it not only promises to be an enjoyable evening, but will also help to raise money for vital local charities.”

Councillor Bob Awty, Mayor of Lichfield City Council, added: “I am pleased to be joining the Chairman in hosting this show for all the family in aid of our chosen charities. It will be a wonderful start to the lead up to Christmas.”

The Twelve Days of Christmas is playing at the Guildhall in Lichfield on Saturday 30 November at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £12 and can be booked over the phone by calling Lichfield District Council on 01543 308003.

Any profits from ticket sales will be split between the civics’ chosen charities. The chairman is raising funds for Lichfield Young Carers and Lichfield Arthritis Care. The mayor is raising funds for the Friends of Samuel Johnson Community Hospital and St Giles Hospice.

 

Beginners’ rag rug workshop in park settingBeacon Park

Learn how to make a beautiful rug from scraps of material at one of the three workshops taking place at Beacon Park this December.

Three rag rug workshops, aimed at beginners, are being held in Beacon Park’s Discovery Hub on Sunday 1 December.

Councillor Val Richards, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, Communications & Tourism, said: “This is a great opportunity to find out how to use up scraps of material and weave them into a rug, just in time for Christmas.

“Places must be booked in advance, and if you are coming along to one of the workshops, please make sure you bring along some old clothes and material for the rags.”

Each session costs £5. They are suitable for anyone over 8 years of age.

The three two-hour workshops start at 10am, 12noon and 2pm.

To book onto one of the workshops, please contact Beacon Park on 01543 308856 or email parks@lichfielddc.gov.uk.

 

 

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