The Lichfield Festival which is the city’s biggest annual arts event will be taking place from 7 to 15 July 2017 this year. There will be lots of activities happening especially catered for the whole family to enjoy. The event will start with a bang at 2pm with 200 local school children performing a Song Trail through the city.
There will also be lots of live entertainment held through out the week. On Sunday, 9 July, as part of FUSE Festival in Beacon Park. Visitors will be able to enjoy an a capella song performance: City Sing features choirs from around the region, led by Birmingham-based Vocal Point, in songs for individual choirs and a sing-along of new work and world music. Admission is free.
Showstoppers / Photo Credit : Steve Ullathorne
The city will be buzzing with #TeamHare and #TeamTortoise as this year’s festival mascots celebrate the classic tale of the Hare and the Tortoise. There’s a FREE trail to follow around the city with clues to make sure you find all the beautifully painted and decorated models created by local schools, community groups and businesses.
There will also be lots of shows for families to look forward to during the festival including a staged adaptation of David Walliams’ The First Hippo on the Moon. Not forgetting the brilliantly improvised Showstoppers Kids Show which takes the kids’ ideas and turns them into marvellous musical adventures right before your eyes. Older children will be enchanted by Ballet Cymru’s adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Free exhibitions include imaginative superhero characters, dreamed up by local children and community artists; Hear My Voice project’s community archive of stories and photos on the theme of journeys; and Jane Austen’s world – a serene indoor garden at Stowe Pool Boat House created by festival partners Luxmuralis.
A perennial favourite, the Florette Festival Market, is back with 130 stalls, refreshments, activities and live performances on Saturday, 8 July and there’s also a tea party on Saturday, 15 July on the Cathedral lawns with live entertainment, toe-tapping dance styles to try and of course, the charity auction of the Hares and Tortoises.
Do check out the official Lichfield Festival website to find out more about the event listings, dates and times of each and every event.