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Staff Members

Sonia Stevenson

Artistic Director

Sonia joined the Lichfield Festival team in 2014.  Sonia has now begun work on the 2019 programme, her fourth summer Festival.  Sonia is also co-founder and Artistic Director of the

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Damian Thantrey

Artistic Director 2018

Damian joined the Festival team in March 2017. In the past Damian has been involved with bringing together specially commissioned concerts for the Lichfield Festival. Outside of the Lichfield Festival

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Fran Richards

Executive Director - Maternity Cover

Fran joined the Lichfield Festival team in January 2018 and will be with the festival for a year whilst Executive Director Jennifer takes maternity leave. Fran is no stranger to

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Dawn Markwell

Development Manager

Dawn joined the Festival team in October 2017 and is responsible for all Fundraising, Sponsorship and Marketing activity for both Lichfield Literature and the Summer Festival. Dawn has extensive experience

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Concerts Team

Concert Management

We have a dedicated team of Concert Managers who join us every summer. Contact: [email protected]

Lichfield Festival Board


Helen Wiser – Chair Claire Lue – Treasurer Peter Bacon – Board Member Debbie Jagla – Board Member Simon Warburton – Board Member Helen Emery – Board Member Ray Mansell

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Ian Dudson the Lord Lieutenant


Ian Dudson was appointed as Lord-Lieutenant on 29th March 2012. Ian was an industrialist whose family business, manufacturing ceramic tableware for the worldwide hospitality industry, has been based in Stoke on

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