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

BBC National Orchestra of Wales


Sat 13 Jul 2019 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm


Lichfield Cathedral
Event Code: 13H
Price: £39, £35, £29, £23, £17, £12

In the second year of their Festival residency, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales performs two major works featuring “codes” in music, Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto no. 1, with its theme taken from a musical cryptogram of the composer’s initials, and Elgar’s Enigma Variations, featuring Last Night of the Proms favourite “Nimrod”, arguably his best-known work. The programme celebrates a second quintessentially British work, Elgar’s sumptuous song cycle Sea Pictures.

BBCNOW are joined by conductor Ainars Rubikis, cellist Andrei Ionita (BBC New Generation Artist) and 2019 Artist in residence, Polly Leech (mezzo-soprano).

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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