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Staff Members

Jennifer Mears

Executive Director

Jennifer joined the Lichfield Festival in 2008 as Education Manager and now has 15 Festivals under her belt.  She established the ASPIRE! Learning and Participation Programme in 2010 and continues

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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.  He will be programming the 2018 Lichfield Festival. Damian has been involved with the festival in the past and has had responsibility

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Julie Motton

Logistics Manager / Accounts

Julie joined the Festival Team in 2014 and handles all the logistics of ensuring our artists have the best possible experience at the Festival, from issuing their contracts to organising

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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 a vast

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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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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 (Owner of Swinfen Hall Hotel) Claire Lue – Treasurer (Accountant and Business owner) Peter Bacon – Board Member (Jazz columnist and reviewer for the Birmingham Post)

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Ian Dudson the Lord Lieutenant