Stafford District Arts Council’s latest round of Grants awarded

In the latest round of bids four local amateur arts organisations have won funding to produce arts opportunities for Stafford Borough residents. Adbaston Community Concert Society, Stafford Players, the Friends of St. Mary’s and Andrew Baker were the beneficiaries of over £2,000 awarded by the Arts Council at their meeting in October.

Adbaston Community Concert Society held their Autumn Concert on September 7th and welcomed over 50 people to listen to Clare Hawkes’ Basset Horn and original instruments.

A series of five performances will comprise the Music at the Mansion at Shugborough Hall in the Saloon on Sundays throughout May to September 2015, supported by local composer Andrew Baker.

Stafford Players’ production of The Accrington Pals, which opens this week, will be in the Gatehouse’s Malcolm Edwards Theatre and plays between Tuesday 4th November and Saturday 8th November. Please visit the Gatehouse website, or their Box Office, for tickets.

The Friends of St. Mary’s will host Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy on Saturday 21st March 2015 at St. Mary’s Church with a traditional Jazz band. For more details please contact

Amateur arts organisations can join Stafford District Arts Council and benefit from applying for grants throughout the year to support their artistic exhibitions, performances and productions. For more information please see our website: