Lichfield Festival details announced

City-wide events taking place in July.

Extraordinary talent, amazing events and unique experiences are the hallmarks of the 2017 Lichfield Festival which runs from 7th-15th July and features a vibrant mix of music, film, theatre, comedy, dance, family events, walks, talks and visual arts. One of the most eclectic multi-arts festivals in the UK, Lichfield is 9-day melting pot of world-class entertainment, creativity and family fun set in the glorious surroundings of the beautiful Staffordshire city.

Headline performers include The Hallé orchestra, folk violinist Seth Lakeman, famed percussionist Evelyn Glennie, comedian Rich Hall, author Tony Robinson, actress Juliet Stevenson, theatre company The Malachites and Ballet Cymru. Festival themes investigate aspects of America and trans-Atlantic journeys and there are celebrations marking the anniversaries of Jane Austen and Lichfield’s own David Garrick. Community and family events include a Hare and Tortoise city art trail, Festival Friday and a chance to join a giant choir in the Big City Sing.

Sonia Stevenson, Artistic Director of Lichfield Festival said, “It has been a privilege to put together the West Midlands’ premier multi-arts festival which, once again, brings extraordinary talent, amazing events and unique experiences to the city. With a rich programme, brimming with cultural goodies, I hope everyone will find a must-see event (or five!). Join us in July for this summer’s hottest ticket and a fantastic day out in one of Britain’s most picturesque cities.”

For full details visit Festival Box Office 01543 412121

Pic – Philipp Rtahmer