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)

Lichfield Festival Box Office:
01543 306 150

A Celebration of Ivor Novello


Sat 06 Jul 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Lichfield Cathedral
Event Code: 6F
Price: £32, £27, £25, £22, £20, £10

As part of the Festival’s annual Celebration series featuring classic music theatre repertoire, 2019 sees a bespoke Festival production on the work of song-writing genius Ivor Novello and his legacy through the Ivor Novello Awards. TV star and Novello superfan Russell Grant returns to the Festival to host a wonderful evening of new arrangements of Novello classics, including Keep the Home Fires Burning, And Her Mother Came Too, We’ll Gather Lilacs and many more. 2019 Artists in Residence Rebecca Bottone, Polly Leech and the Atéa Quintet are joined by guest dancers, as well as our Festival Director, Damian Thantrey, and returning 2018 Artist in Residence, Joseph Atkins. 

Sponsored by Jenny & Ray Mansell

To book a wheelchair user space, please contact the Box Office on 01543 306150. A 50% discount is available to carers and essential companions (not available to book online).

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