It is with much sadness that we have taken the decision to postpone our literature festival. Given current conditions and advice, we want to ensure that all our audiences, authors, volunteers and staff remain as healthy as possible and we feel it is our duty and responsibility to protect others by not proceeding with our events at this time.

We are currently investigating options for rescheduling events and ask that you bear with us in the meantime whilst we talk with different venues and authors. We are also in talks with our box office - run externally - and appreciate your patience whilst we finalise information for those who have purchased tickets for events due to take place at the end of March. We will keep you informed as soon as we have further information.

Thank you all for your continued support - as a charity we rely so much on income from our audiences and sponsors to keep running and hope that, however uncertain the future is at present, we can continue to bring high-quality, inspiring multi-arts experiences to the Midlands.

(Last Updated: 17th March)

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The Sound of his Music

Published date: May 2, 2017
Last modified: May 2, 2017

Do you ever watch a film and find yourself on the edge of your seat, not because what’s happening on the screen is all that scary, but because the music itself puts you on edge? A film’s soundtrack can make or break a film and tells a story of all it’s own. This summer at Lichfield we’ll be celebrating those iconic musical soundtracks, from ‘Forrest Gump’ to ‘Pink Panther’, as a part of our ‘BBC Concert Orchestra: Friday Night is Music Night’ event.

As well as this, we’ll be celebrating the works of Richard Rodgers, who composed, along with Oscar Hammerstein, the music for musicals such as ‘Carousel’, ‘South Pacific’, ‘The King and I’ and ‘The Sound of Music’. In honour of our event ‘The Sound of his Music: A Celebration of Richard Rodgers’, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite Rodgers songs! Read on to find out what we’ll be listening out for on the 8th July!

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