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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 festivals and for the past two years has directed Artsfest for the University of Wolverhampton which takes place in Wolverhampton across 21 arts venues. Artsfest 2017 which was directed by Fran won the What’s On Readers award for Best Event in Wolverhampton and Black Country.

When not directing festivals Fran works as a Theatre Director and runs the Grand Arena Youth Theatre a joint enterprise for the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre and Arena Theatre.