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

Great Jamaican Songbook


Thu 11 Jul 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Swinfen Hall Hotel
Event Code: 11F
Price: £18

2019 Artist in Residence and MOBO award nominee, Cleveland Watkiss MBE, brings a second, very personal project to the Festival, as he explores his musical roots, celebrating many of Jamaica’s internationally renowned musicians and the pioneering sounds of Reggae and Ska. Joined by a superb hand-picked band in the courtyard at Swinfen Hall Hotel (with room for dancing!), The Great Jamaican Songbook features songs by Gregory Isaacs, Dennis brown and Delroy Wilson, taking inspiration from musicians who came out of that great institution The Alpha boys School, under the tutelage of (the nun) sister Mary Ignatius Davis.

He is a genuine virtuoso”  The Independent

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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