Lichfield Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Lichfield, Staffordshire, England UK
Festival Contact Information

Lichfield Festival
7 The Close
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LD
England UK
Phone: (44) 1543-206-270
Tickets: (44) 1543-412-121

Festival Description

With more than 90 diverse events over 10 summer days, an eclectic visual arts exhibition encompassing the work of over 50 artists, and a network of unique venues, the Lichfield Festival offers a host of wonderful experiences.

Festival Dates July 4 - 14, 2013
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Festival Events:

Programming 2010 (Diary at a Glance):
  • Thursday, July 8
    • 7.30pm EUCO/Benedetti/Motion Cathedral – One of the most charismatic young soloists in the world, glorious music from Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky and four new sonnets.
    • 8.00pm Al Bowlly’s Croon Manifesto Garrick Studio – A celebration of Britain’s greatest singer of the dance band area.
  • Friday, July 9
    • 12.00pm Young Artist Concert: Cosima Yu St Chad’s Church – Playing clarinet since the age of ten, she is the winner of many prices. 7.30pm Battle of Britain Cathedral – Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestra.
    • 8.00pm Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett Lichfield Garrick – They have built a reputation as the classiest, wittiest and most musical duos in UK and in New York.
  • Saturday, July 10
    • 10.00am Lichfield Festival Market Cathedral Close – This is a celebration of creativity in the region. Arts and crafts people will be demonstrating their creative skills.
    • 7.30pm Dame Evelyn Glennie Cathedral – One of the most electric and innovating musicians on the scene today. 8.00pm Laura Solon Lichfield Garrick – An adventurous and hilarious masterclass.
  • Sunday, July 11
    • 3.00pm Al Bowlly Tea Dance Guildhall.
    • 3.00pm Little Red Riding Hood Lichfield Garrick – A family treat and a musical interpretation of The Little red Riding Hood.
    • 8.00pm Al Bowlly’s Croon Manifesto Garrick Studio
  • Monday, July 12
    • 7.30pm Lichfield Cathedral Choir Cathedral – For this concert, the Choristers have chosen a programme of some of the best loved choral music of the last century.
    • 8.00pm Jenni Murray Lichfield Garrick – An audience with Jenni Murray.
  • Tuesday, July 13
    • 3.00pm 3pm Series: Austrian String Quartet/Orpen St Michael’s Church
    • 8.00pm Adrian Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds Lichfield Garrick – They play punk songs on folk instruments.
    • 8.30pm Carol Ann Duffy Cathedral - An evening of poetry linked to the exhibition of Stephen Row.
  • Wednesday, July 14
    • 3.00pm 3pm Series: Endellion String Quartet Swinfen Hall Hotel.
    • 7.30pm Russian Chamber Philharmonic Cathedral – the extraordinary broad range of their repertoire has made the orchestra one of the most sought.
    • 8.00pm Rich Hall Lichfield Garrick – A grouchy, deadpan master of absurdist irony.
  • Thursday, July 15
    • 7.30pm VOCES8 with Lichfield Festival Chorus Cathedral – The international award-winning octet will work with the Lichfield Festival Chorus on a programme of classic songs.
    • 8.00pm Alex Wilson Lichfield Garrick – Salsa reloaded.
  • Friday, July 16
    • 3.00pm 3pm Series: Endellion String Quartet St Michael’s Church
    • 7.30pm Ex Cathedra Cathedral – Monteverdi’s famous 1610 collection contains an extraordinary range of musical styles and yet seems completely unprecedented.
    • 8.00pm Chris Garrick Grappelli Tribute Lichfield Garrick.
    • 10.00pm Catrin Finch Cathedral Presbytery – Describe as “the queen of harps”.
  • Saturday, July 17
    • 2.30pm The Big Read launch Lichfield Library – A Special afternoon tea to celebrate the launch of the first Festival “Big Read”.
    • 7.30pm BBC Philharmonic Cathedral.
    • 8.00pm Transtango Lichfield Garrick – A unique music, film and dance performance inspired by urban encounters.
  • Sunday, July 18
    • 2.30pm How The Koala Learnt To Hug Lichfield Garrick
  • Note
    • For further information and discover the other events which take place during the festival, please visit our web site.


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Practical Info:

Tickets 2010:
  • Booking information — How & where to book
    • In person:
      Festival Box Office, Lichfield Garrick, Castle Dyke, Lichfield WS13 6HR
      Opening hours Monday to Saturday 11am – 6pm
    • By post:
      Complete booking form overleaf and return to address above
    • By phone: 01543 412121
      Monday to Saturday 11am– 6pm and until 9.30pm on a show night
    • Online (from 30 April):
    • Seating
      You can now select your seats online and print your own tickets at home. Internet bookings carry a £1 transaction fee.
    • Public Booking:
      Opens at 11am on Friday, April 30th, 2010.


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