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Lichfield gets a tempting grant [Birmingham Mail (UK)]

December 5, 2013


A LICHFIELD theatre company has been given a grant of Pounds 4,000 to stage a new production.

The money has come from the BBC charity, the Performing Arts Fund. It is raised from the profits on the public's phone votes for TV programmes like Strictly Come Dancing and The Voice.

For 10 years the PAF has been supporting grassroots talents in the arts, handing over more than Pounds 4 million to performers including a 15-year-old Adele, given a grant to buy recording equipment.

This year they have awarded more than Pounds 430,000 to community theatre organisations, with 78 per cent of them outside London.

Lichfield Mysteries has benefitted by Pounds 4,000 to stage a contemporary new production on the theme of Temptation, using poetry, music, film and dance.

The community group, free of charge to participants and audiences, produces plays every three years. The next performances will take place in May 2015.

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