New chairman confirmed for Lichfield Mysteries Community Arts

Rick Hill OBE

Rick Hill OBE

The Lichfield Mysteries Community Arts has confirmed its new chairman as Rick Hill OBE.

A career Civil Servant for over 40 years, he has been involved in the Mysteries since he moved to Lichfield seven years ago.

He caught the bug for performing in public in the 2009 cycle and has been keen to promote the uniqueness of the Mysteries to as many people as possible.

“I very much look forward to heading the committee in its organisation of the performance of the 2016 Mysteries,” he said.

“We welcome people of all ages and from all walks of life to take part in various ways – acting, back-stage working, stewarding, helping with costumes and much more.”

Rick is an active member of Wade Street Church and delights in serving tea and coffee to Lichfield’s revellers on a Saturday evening with the Late Night Listeners.

Philip Mantom

Philip Mantom

The new vice-chairman is Philip Mantom, a successful Development Manager working across the charity and public sectors

In 2013 he successfully bid for over £900k from Big Lottery for support for young adults with barriers to the labour market as part of the national Talent Match scheme, and regularly works with large bids to high profile funders such as Children in Need and Arts Council England.

Both Rick and Philip have been committee members for Lichfield Mysteries Community Arts for some time.

The 2016 Mystery Plays will be performed over the May Day Bank Holiday – May 1 and 2 – on Market Square and in Wade Street Church.

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