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
Published date: March 22, 2017
Last modified: March 22, 2017

City Festivals Call for Singers

City Festivals call for singers.

The organisers of two of the largest summer Festivals in Lichfield are calling for singers of all ages and abilities to come together for a large outdoor project taking place in Beacon Park in July

The City Sing is a new partnership project between the Lichfield Festival and the Fuse Festival, which looks to get upwards of 250 people joining together to form a giant choir.  Working with acclaimed Birmingham-based choir leaders Vocal.Point and joining forces with choirs from across the Midlands and a visiting choir from Estonia, the City Sing will take place in Beacon Park on Sunday 9 July as part of the Fuse Festival, following a series of free workshops throughout the spring and summer months.

The Lichfield Festival and Fuse have been running alongside each other for many years, but this is the first time that the two Festivals have collaborated closely on a project and both are excited at the prospect as Jennifer Mears, Executive Director for Lichfield Festival explains

“July is a great time to visit Lichfield as there is so much going on. With two Festivals running over the same weekend, we have been working closely to ensure there is something for everyone.  City Sing gives everyone a chance to enjoy participating in the arts without any need for prior experience. It is just one of a series of events and projects running over the weekend that the whole family can enjoy”

Natasha Hettihewa-Young of Fuse Festival added, “The great thing about this partnership is that it is based on supporting the community, celebrating local talent and giving opportunity where there is none.”

Thanks to funding from the Arts Council and other local support, the project is completely free to be involved in and is open to all ages.  To apply download a registration form here

City Sing 2017 Registration Form