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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Carduccis by Candlelight


Sun 08 Jul 2018 9:30 pm


Lichfield Cathedral
Event Code: 8J
Price: £15, £11

Artist in Residence Series

Matthew Denton – violin
Michelle Fleming – violin
Eoin Schmidt-Martin – viola
Emma Denton – cello

Pärt – Summa
Cruttwell-Reade – The Opium Eaters*
Glass – Quartet no. 3 (Mishima)

The second concert in the Carduccis’ residency features minimalist works Summa by Arvo Pärt and Philip Glass’ astonishing String Quartet no. 3 ‘Mishima’. This candlelit Cathedral event also includes featured composer Ninfea CruttwellReade’s meditative work The Opium Eaters, inspired by Thomas de Quincey and the late Beethoven quartets.

* European premiere

Running Time: 60 mins (approx.)

Sponsored by: Mary & Peter Parsons

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