If, like me, you completely forgot to attend the day at the Guildhall where you had the chance to be filmed, and thus become part Lichfield’s Son et Lumière display as part of Dr Johnson’s birthday celebrations in Lichfield in September, then get down to the Birthplace Museum on July 25th to meet the artists and get a second chance at being filmed (10.30am to 4.30pm, free).
The event is called Your City in Lights! and you can bring any objects relating to your family or local history to be photographed too. Somehow, this event seems to have been roped into the Cultural Olympiad – a series of ‘cultural’ events funded off the back of the 2012 Olympics – and it’s one of the better things on offer, unless you consider sports training workshops to be cultural.
Anyhow - don’t get me started on funding in the arts; I’m going along to try to get my mugshot up on the side of the Guildhall and will also try to get some pix for the blog.