The ASPIRE! Programme works with approximately 4000 children, young people and adults each year on a range of arts projects, culminating in showcases at the Lichfield Festival and Lichfield Literature Festival.We are always keen to hear from schools, community organisations and individuals who would like to get involved in our projects. We also have an open application process for artists and facilitators looking to join our pool of project practitioners.For more information contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ragdoll ParadeThank you to the 200 people who helped to make ragdolls for our parade. The dolls spent the festival in local shops and cafes and are now on their way to lots of new homes via charities in the UK and abroad.
Supported by Lichfield Conduit Lands Charitable Trust
Poppies: Somme Commemoration Concert400 school pupils from across Staffordshire and the West Midlands joined local actors and musicians to perform a commemorative concert in Lichfield Cathedral, honouring those who fought and died at the Battle of the Somme.
Dahl In A DayTake four classic children’s books, a blank stage, four of the best theatre practitioners and 120 children. Put them together for a few hours and the result was Dahl In A Day, four stage adaptations of the stories devised and performed in just a day to celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday.
FanfaresStudents from Erasmus Darwin Academy, worked with Composer in Residence Deborah Pritchard to create trumpet fanfares marking the centenary of the Battle of the Somme to open the Festival.