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 18, 2017
Last modified: July 18, 2017

Young Critics Review: Black Voices and the Lichfield Gospel choir

The Lichfield Festival Young Critics are all aged 18 and under.  They attend a number of events at the Lichfield Festival and send us their review within 24 hours.  

Black Voices and the Lichfield Gospel Choir

Black Voices and the Gospel Choir were brilliant collaborations that entertained me very much. The Gospel Choir consisted of 70 beautiful voices with an incredibly enthusiastic conductor. There was one man in particular who had a number of solos which were amazing. They had songs written and composed especially for them, including one called ‘Death came a knocking’ by Sarah Coleman. All their voices were great in a different way to everybody else, and all their uniqueness worked together really well.

The Black Voices had some of the best voices I’d ever heard, and many of their songs were tributes to many famous American artists, including the likes of Nina Simone and Simon and Garfunkel. In one song, originating from the Civil Rights Movement, they got everybody singing a song about freedom. The best thing was that you could not distinguish between their voices, which showed they were better as an army than just alone. There were 5 women in the group, and the leader of the band was very funny. Overall, Black Voices and the Lichfield Gospel choir were fantastic, and I hope more bands like them are created.

Sunny Joshi

Young Critic