A man who has had a lifelong interest in the arts has become the new chairman of Lichfield Mysteries.
Peter Chell has been part of the Mysteries over the last few cycles and is looking forward to heading the Council of Management.
The 56-year-old has a degree in Drama and Theatre and his major passion is watching and teaching Shakespeare in performance.
He said: “I am very committed to community arts and feel honoured and excited by the prospect of chairing the Lichfield Mysteries.
“Over the next few months I will be working with the committee to prepare the 2014 programme and the events leading up to the 2015 Mysteries.”
During the last eighteen years Peter, along with his partner, has run a thriving amateur theatre company, producing two plays a year and involving themselves in a range of community-based events.
Peter has spent much of his professional career working in Young People's Health as a Public Health and Health Promotion Specialist. Currently he is managing a Lifestyle Service in Stoke on Trent.
Retiring chair Ros Hallifax, who led the committee for four years, said she was delighted that Peter had been appointed.
“His experience in and enthusiasm for community arts make him the ideal person for the job and I wish him every success.”