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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01543 306 150



Fri 06 Jul 2018 7:30 pm


Lichfield Cathedral
Event Code: 6F
Price: £39, £35, £29, £23, £17, £12

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Conductor – Edward Gardner

Schubert – Symphony no. 8
Strauss – Death and Transfiguration
Mendelssohn – Athalie overture
Schubert – Symphony no. 5

As part of their current project to record the complete Schubert Symphonies, the CBSO return to Lichfield to play both Symphony No. 5 and his unfinished Symphony No. 8, under the guidance of Edward Gardner, their former Principal Guest Conductor. Alongside the Schubert, the full splendour of the orchestra will be heard in Strauss’s sumptuous tone poem Death and Transfiguration (Tod und Verklärung).

Running Time: 110 mins (approx.)

Sponsored by: The George Hotel

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