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Staff Members

Jennifer Mears

Executive Director

Jennifer joined the Lichfield Festival in 2008 as Education Manager and now has 15 Festivals under her belt.  She established the ASPIRE! Learning and Participation Programme in 2010 and continues

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Sonia Stevenson

Artistic Director 2017

Sonia joined the Lichfield Festival team in 2014.  The 2017 programme is her third summer Festival.  Sonia is also co-founder and Artistic Director of the St Andrews Voices Festival in

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Damian Thantrey

Artistic Director 2018

Damian joined the Festival team in March 2017.  He will be programming the 2018 Lichfield Festival. Contact:

Dawn Markwell

Development Manager

Dawn joined the Festival Team in October 2017 and is responsible for all Fundraising, Sponsorship and Marketing activity for both Festivals.

Julie Motton

Logistics Manager / Accounts

Julie joined the Festival Team in 2014 and handles all the logistics of ensuring our artists have the best possible experience at the Festival, from issuing their contracts to organising

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Concerts Team

Concert Management

We have a dedicated team of Concert Managers who join us every summer. Contact:

Helen Wiser


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Peter Bacon

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Laura Boaler

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Phil Davies

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Debbie Jagla

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Ray Mansell

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Claire Tetley

Board Member & LFA Membership Secretary


Ian Dudson the Lord Lieutenant


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