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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Published date: July 19, 2018
Last modified: July 19, 2018

Young Critics Review 2018 – CBSO

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 and how, how loud or quiet to play, and even how they should make it fade. I loved hearing all the instruments being played, almost like a battle where one wanted to be played louder than the other, yet blending so well. I loved the iconic venue being the Lichfield Cathedral, as it was a colossal hall where the sound would bounce around, and there were windows with such intricate design that would stand out outstandingly when the sun shone through them. I loved being able to imagine what the music was depicting, especially in one instance where it was almost a contrast between two dystopian worlds, one being nice and happy and suddenly changing to the other full of warfare. I loved learning about Schubert’s 8th symphony, one that was mysteriously unfinished. Overall, CBSO are an exceptional orchestra, and I would hope you would want to see them in the future.

By Sunny Joshi