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Lichfield’s Friary Grange Leisure Centre to host art exhibition

A Lichfield leisure centre will soon be a giant blank canvas to display artwork by local people.

Lichfield District Council’s Arts Development team and Friary Grange Leisure Centre have teamed up to present a series of art exhibitions at Friary Grange Leisure Centre.

Councillor Val Richards, Lichfield District Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Leisure Services, said:

“We know local people are keen to display their artwork locally, which is why we’re working on a project to use Friary Grange Leisure Centre as exhibition space for local art. Not only will it give artists a chance to show off their masterpieces to a local audience, it will also mean visitors can enjoy art and get fit all in one go.”

The first exhibition – Outdoor Activities – will run at Friary Grange Leisure Centre from May 13 to September 2.

Celia Houghton, Arts Development Officer, said:

“We are inviting people from all over the district to start creating wall-based artwork, in any media, for this exhibition. So, if you want to be part of the Outdoor Activities exhibition, simply fill in an entry form, and return it by April 19.

“We’re all really excited about this venture, and hope lots of local artists will get involved and add a splash of colour to Friary Grange Leisure Centre. To give artists a heads-up, titles and themes for future exhibitions include Wheel Sports, Water and Places of Local Interest.”

Entry forms are available from Friary Grange Leisure Centre’s reception or can be downloaded from

For more information contact Celia Houghton, Lichfield District Council’s Arts Development Officer on 01543 308224 or email

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