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A Statement Regarding Our 2019 Themes

April 14th, 2019

Several months ago, we decided to include “Farewell to Europe” as one of the themes of this year’s Festival.  Historically, our Festival has acknowledged significant moments in history (for example,

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Lichfield Festival 2019 Brochure

April 10th, 2019

CLICK THE FESTIVAL GUIDE COVER TO BROWSE THE 2019 FESTIVAL PROGRAMME.

Young Critics Review Lichfield Literature 2019 – Emma Pass (by Rebecca Stanley)

March 20th, 2019

Hello, my name is Rebecca and I am a young critic for the Lichfield Literature festival. Today I am reviewing ‘writing fictional world’s workshop’.  A presentation by Emma Pass. She

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Young Critics Review Lichfield Literature 2019 – Emma Pass (by Samantha Stanley)

March 20th, 2019

Hello my name is Samantha Stanley and I’m on the young critics panel.  Today I’m going to review the Emma Pass writing fictional world’s workshop. My first impressions were that

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Young Critics Review Lichfield Literature 2019 – The Perfect Words and A History of Women in 100 Objects (by Emily Robson)

March 20th, 2019

The regal George Hotel gave the presentation of The Perfect Words a suitable erudite  atmosphere. The talk was structured as an interview where the two  authors discussed and linked  ideas

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Young Critics Review Lichfield Literature 2019 – Dermot Turing (by Aaron Cusack)

March 20th, 2019

  The event was sold out and everyone was excited to discover more about the enigma. The event began with amusement as Dermot Turing started with jokes about The Imitation

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Young Critics Review Lichfield Literature…

March 20th, 2019

For the first time this year, we invited our fabulous young critics to review events at Lichfield Literature (the scheme has previously run just for the summer festival). All 4

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Lichfield Festival announces partnership with Lichfield and Tamworth Chamber of Commerce

February 12th, 2019

We’re thrilled to announce our new partnership with Lichfield and Tamworth Chamber of Commerce, part of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. The Chamber’s sponsorship and support of the Festival in

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Lichfield Festival 2018 – A Review

October 24th, 2018

Lichfield Festival 2018 – A Review You told us that the sunny 2018 Lichfield Festival was one of the most enjoyable yet, with over 67 events across the city of

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Young Critics Review 2018 – Sondheim’s Women

July 20th, 2018

Sondheim’s Women: Send in The Clowns – a brilliant celebration of a true musical legend From the mass of people in the auditorium I could already see the powerful hold

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Young Critics Review 2018 – Hansel and Gretel, Fifth Review

July 20th, 2018

Hansel and Gretel – a haunting rendition of the childhood classic As I walked into the studio I could see simply from the scenery that this would not be like

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Kris Drever with Julie Fowlis – Lichfield Festival Review

July 19th, 2018

Two delightful Scottish folk singers for the price of one Folk music fans were given a real treat when the Lichfield Festival in Staffordshire brought together two giants of the Scottish folk

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Young Critics Review 2018 – Hansel and Gretel, Fourth Review

July 19th, 2018

The unique and intriguing story telling of Hansel and Gretel at the Lichfield studio combined together the art forms of puppetry, music, poetry, projections and song in a bewitching sensory

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Young Critics Review 2018 – Hansel and Gretel, Third Review

July 19th, 2018

I was sat in row B, Seat 11. I had a great view of the stage and everything that was on the floor. There was only one problem; there was

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Young Critics Review 2018 – CBSO

July 19th, 2018

CBSO were an excellent orchestra that consisted of complimentary instruments, perfect rhythm and possible the most enthusiastic conductor I’ve ever seen. Everyone in the orchestra knew when to come in

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2018 Lichfield Festival Raffle Prize Winners

July 17th, 2018

Thank you very much if you purchased a ticket for our 2018 Raffle! We’ve raised over £1500 towards our ASPIRE learning and participation projects, thank you. The raffle was drawn

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Young Critics Review 2018 – Son Yambu

July 17th, 2018

I really enjoyed this performance and I have many positive things to say about it. Firstly, the lighting was very clever, the change with each song emphasised the sunny atmosphere

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Young Critics Review 2018 – Hansel and Gretel Second Review

July 17th, 2018

This haunting new version of the Grimm’s fairytale left me spellbound and only just with a dry eye. This adaptation of a masterpiece followed the original storyline with a few

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Young Critics Review 2018 – The Time Machine

July 17th, 2018

A heart wrenching, haunting yet beautiful performance that I absolutely loved. With incredible lighting and music, I joined the time traveller through his journey into the future in this performance

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Young Critics Review 2018 – George Egg: DIY Chef

July 17th, 2018

My thoughts on the DIY Chef was mixed the chef was very entertaining and enjoyable and I loved it. I thought that when I walked in that it was a

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Young Critics Review 2018 – Hansel and Gretel

July 17th, 2018

I thought that the performance was amazing, it’s not your typical Hansel and Gretel story it’s definitely something new. The start of the production is amazing. Most of the room

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The Time Machine – Lichfield Festival Review

July 17th, 2018

Time stands still as HG Wells’ classic tale acted by one man On the face of it, one man acting out HG Wells’ masterful story of The Time Machine with the help

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Young Critics Review 2018 – Ministry Of Biscuits

July 13th, 2018

Firstly I would like to say that ‘The Ministry of Biscuits’ was a very good performance. It was clear that the choreographer and the actors put in a reasonable amount

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Young Critics Review 2018 – Liza Sings Streisand Second Review

July 13th, 2018

Before the show the stage looked interesting. On stage there is a saxophone, a guitar, a bass, a piano, some drums, a cello and a microphone. The atmosphere feels exiting.

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Young Critics Review 2018 – Liza Sings Streisand

July 13th, 2018

  I was sat in row J, seat 8. There was a perfect view of the stage. There was only one problem, I had no idea what she was singing,

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Young Critics Review 2018 – Trench Brothers

July 11th, 2018

  The performance of trench brothers on the 4th of July in an open air performance area at the national remembrance arboretum was truly heart-warming and allowed you to experience

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Young Critics Review 2018 – Cinderella – Ballet Cymru

July 11th, 2018

  How can a story be told through ballet alone, without a single word spoken throughout? To some, this may seem a daunting challenge, but Ballet Cymru, with their relentless

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Liza Sings Streisand: Lichfield Festival Review

July 10th, 2018

Event: 08/07/2018 The songs of legendary Barbra Streisand come to life The life story and songs of legendary singer Barbra Streisand are immaculately told in this fabulous stage show which also

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Lichfield Festival 2018 Raffle – Win £500 Cash!

May 16th, 2018

We’re running our Festival Raffle again this year, please do support us by buying a ticket (just £1 each) and you’ll have the chance to win £500 cash along with

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What’s On Midlands Award Winners

April 23rd, 2018

Lichfield Festival is celebrating after being crowned Best Midlands Music Festival in the 2018 What’s On Readers’ Awards.  The Festival is one of the region’s leading cultural organisations, attracting 40,000

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