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Lichfield Festival Reviews from Weekend Notes

July 25th, 2019

KT Tunstall The annual Lichfield Festival got off to the best possible start with a superb performance by multi BRIT and Grammy award winner KT Tunstall. The Scottish singer-songwriter and musician was in

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Young Critics Review 2019 – Moon Comedy Duo (by George Wiggin)

July 17th, 2019

Moon Comedy Duo The Moon Duo are a great comedy Duo incorporating dark humour, with witty sketches showing both Jack and Joshua’s comedic ingenuity such as the seamless transitions between

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Young Critics Review 2019 – Steampunk Ceilidh (by Sophie Swallow)

July 17th, 2019

Steampunk Ceilidh The Steampunk Ceilidh was a unique experience. The venue was a giant tent in the middle of the Fuse Festival at Beacon Park. All of the band members

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Young Critics Review 2019 – Great Jamaican Songbook (by Esme Boyle)

July 17th, 2019

Great Jamaican Songbook When we arrived  at the lovely Swinfen Hall we were shown through the trees to the court yard, adjacent to the walled garden. It was a beautiful

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Young Critics Review 2019 – Peter Rabbit (by Sophie Swallow)

July 17th, 2019

Peter Rabbit’s Musical Adventure The Peter Rabbit storytelling was a fun, interactive show that all of the children really enjoyed. Just before the show began, the narrator and the musicians

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Young Critics Review 2019 – Planetarium (by Sophie Swallow)

July 17th, 2019

Planetarium The planetarium was a good experience for people who would like to find out about space. At first all the children thought it was a bouncy castle but they

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Young Critics Review 2019 – BBC NOW (by Martha Skerry)

July 16th, 2019

BBC National Orchestra of Wales Combining award-winning artists and an incredible orchestra was undoubtedly going to make a brilliant performance and it still blew me away. The performance was yet

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Young Critics Review 2019 – Messiah (by Natalie Borenstein)

July 16th, 2019

Handel’s Messiah Handel’s Messiah was introduced at the beginning of the performance as one of his most incredible spiritual and musical works. It is said that, when Handel completed his

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Young Critics Review 2019 – Macbeth (by Emily Robson)

July 15th, 2019

Macbeth – The Malachites The Guildhall, bearing flags on the ceiling, glistening stained-glass windows from the walls and a large fireplace was a perfect space for the performance of ‘Macbeth’.

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Young Critics Review 2019 – Kabantu (by Esme Boyle)

July 15th, 2019

Kabantu Last week I went to see Kabantu. The dark wood ornate panelling and glowing candles of the grand Swinfen Hall Hotel ballroom seemed the perfect setting, and we knew

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Young Critics Review 2019 – Intimate Theatre (by Owen Weaver)

July 14th, 2019

The Horse, The Crook and the Little Chair by David Titley The intimate, yet atmospheric, George Hotel was the setting for a specially commissioned piece for Intimate Theatre, written and

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Young Critics Review 2019 – Planetarium (by Jack Wilson)

July 14th, 2019

Review of Pole star planetarium You enter a 360 degree black dome to find a pitch black circular room and you will be told what will happen in case of

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Young Critics Review 2019 – Michael Petrov (by Martha Skerry)

July 12th, 2019

Michael Petrov (cello) – Bach by Candelight Michael Petrov is a Bulgarian cellist who has won awards such as the ECHO rising star 2015/16 and was a Young Artist at

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Young Critics Review 2019 – HMS Pinafore (by George Wiggin)

July 11th, 2019

HMS Pinafore Going into HMS Pinafore filled me with trepidation having realised that it was in fact an opera. I wanted it to change my opinion of opera for good

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Young Critics Review 2019 – The Mozartists (by Sophie A Nock)

July 11th, 2019

The Mozartists – Mozart’s Travels In his short life, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart travelled far, going all around Europe with his parents and later alone. This concert follows his extensive travels,

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Young Critics Review 2019 – The Death Show (by Hannah Vernon)

July 10th, 2019

The Death Show Death. A bit morbid, is it not? Morbid, macabre, unmentionable – the list of adjectives to describe this natural yet significantly haunting aspect of life continues, almost

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Young Critics Review 2019 – HMS Pinafore (by Owen Weaver)

July 8th, 2019

HMS Pinafore – Charles Court Opera Company. The Guildhall, 7 July 2019 On Sunday evening I watched Charles Court Opera perform HMS Pinafore. Charles Court Opera Company specialise in bringing Gilbert

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Young Critics Review 2019 – Lauren Zhang (by Sophie Nock)

July 8th, 2019

Lauren Zhang – Piano Opening piece This piece was played in a gentle and smooth manner. Lauren’s dedication to the music was clear and she had memorised it well, giving

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Young Critics Review 2019 – Ballet Cymru – “Romeo and Juliet” (by Emily Robson)

July 8th, 2019

Ballet Cymru – Romeo and Juliet ‘Romeo and Juliet’ was performed by Ballet Cymru on a warm night, which was a perfect match for the climate of ‘fair Verona’. Throughout

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Young Critics Review 2019 – Ballet Cymru “Romeo and Juliet” (by Sophie Swallow)

July 7th, 2019

Ballet Cymru – “Romeo and Juliet” Romeo and Juliet by the Ballet Cymru on Saturday 6th July 2019 was an outstanding performance. The cast were so expressive and emotional, that

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Young Critics Review 2019 – KT Tunstall (by Samantha Stanley)

July 7th, 2019

KT Tunstall at Lichfield Cathedral – Friday 5th July 2019 The Lichfield festival started today, I was excited to see the opening act KT Tunstall for the first time. At

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Young Critics Review 2019 – KT Tunstall (by Rebecca Stanley)

July 7th, 2019

KT Tunstall at the Lichfield Cathedral It is the first show of the Lichfield festival today and I was very excited to see how this was going to work because

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Young Critics Review 2019 – Bobby Seagull (by Jamie Robinson)

July 7th, 2019

Maths Genius Bobby Seagull Bobby Seagull is 35 and he grew up in East Ham in London. He was named after Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, from his father’s favourite book! His

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Young Critics Review 2019 – Composition 2 (by Natalie Borenstein)

July 7th, 2019

Composition 2 Exhibition Review Composition 2 Exhibition was an artistically varied gallery with many extraordinary media. The cathedral provided a beautiful environment and supported the different tones of the artwork

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Young Critics Review 2019 – Ballet Cymru “Romeo and Juliet” (by Hannah Vernon)

July 7th, 2019

“For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night” – Ballet Cymru, Romeo and Juliet< review Having experienced difficulty in completing recent mundane tasks, I was hoping to see something

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Young Critics Review 2019 – Mansfield Park (by Natalie Borenstein)

July 6th, 2019

Mansfield Park – An opera by Johnathan Dove, based on the novel by Jane Austen Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park at Swinfen Hall was a truly phenomenal event to attend. The

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Lichfield Festival Box Office at Lichfield Cathedral Shop

June 12th, 2019

Please be aware that the Lichfield Cathedral Shop, in Three Spires Shopping Centre, will be closing on Friday 14th June. After this date you will still be able to book

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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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