L2F, The Lichfield Festival of Folk, October 14th-16th 2016

Lichfield ArtsL2F The Lichfield Festival of Folk, is fast becoming one of the most popular folk festivals Midland’s music calendar. It’s takes place from 14 to 16 October at Lichfield Guildhall and organisers are promising a weekend full of  wonderful music.. This year John Tams, five times winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, is Festival Patron and the line-up includes: John Tams and Barry Coope; The Young’Uns, winners at this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; Ciaran Algar and Greg Russell; Blair Dunlop Band; Pete Coe; Moore, Moss and Rutter and many more.

On 5 October a ‘Folk Train’ will run from Lichfield Trent Valley to Sutton Coldfield.

As well as all the music taking place in Lichfield Guildhall from Friday 14 October there will be many other events over the weekend, many of which are free. On Saturday 15 October there will an ‘Arts and Heritage Processio.

Tickets and details for all events are available online at www.l2f.co.uk or www.lichfieldarts.org.uk  or from Lichfield Arts box office on 01543 262223.

Further information: Stuart Davies 01543-378728 or

Lichfield Arts Donegal House  Bore Street  Lichfield  Staffordshire WS13 6LU Telephone: 01543 262223  email: info@lichfieldarts.org.uk

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Lichfield Jazz set to light up Lichfield

Miles Davis Night BandAfter a good spring start and a excellent Blues and Jazz Festival the JAZZ MONSOONS will be hitting Lichfield again this Autumn.

Under the leadership of young maestro Nick Dewhurst with help from old hands Russell Tomlinson and Brian Pretty a series of great gigs have been organised to take place at the GEORGE IV,  Bore Street.  Lichfield.

Season starts Wednesday 21st with a Tribute to ‘Miles Davis’ led by trumpet star Nick Dewhurstsaragillespie

Other dates lined up are

Wednesday 19th October  Mitch Perrins Trio

Wednesday 16th November  Tom Lindsay ‘Sings’

Sunday 20th November  Sarah Gillespie Quartet

Popular singer Sarah returns to Lichfield with her star studded group including Kit Downes piano and James Maddren drums www.lichfieldarts.org.uk

Wednesday 21stDecember Xmas Special with big bands to small groups

All gigs start at 8.00pm and entry is just £5 for the George 1V gigs

If that’s not enough then look forward to the Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival June 2nd/4th 2017

Check out www.lichfieldarts.org.uk

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Lichfield Autumn Beer Festival 2nd/3rd September, Noon-11.00pm

Lichfield Arts have ordered over 30 beers and ciders for their Autumn Beer Festival, taking place this week-end Friday and Saturday 2nd/3rd  September at the wonderful Lichfield Guildhall.

An exciting range of rBeereal ales will be available at the festival including many from local and regional breweries  also  available will be a fine selection of traditional  ciders and  perrys plus the  Lichfield Arts’ regular bar, and the (in) Famous Pork Pies. Something to tickle everyone’s  taste buds.

In addition, there’s live music on both evenings:

On Friday live entertainment will be provided by ‘Johnny & the Speedos with their superb renditions of all the ‘Rock & Roll  hits , followed on Saturday by the Nick Dalmedo Band with some fine gutsy bluesy /rootsy sound  .

Lichfield Arts Chairman Rob Tilston said “ This is a wonderful community event enjoyed by young and old and a great start to our Autumn concert season”

Tickets for the festival are now available and can be booked on www.lichfieldarts.org.uk  or on 01543-262223. They are just £2.00 on both days before 6pm and £3.00 after.

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Four in a Bed

We are a production company called Studio Lambert and are contacting you to let you know that we are embarking on a brand new series of Channel 4’s very popular ‘Four in a Bed’. These shows celebrate the great British Bed and Breakfast (and small hotel) as well as their owners.
We are looking for enthusiastic and proud owners/managers with a minimum of three guest bedrooms, who feel that their business stands out and who might enjoy the chance to share what makes their B&B special with a wider audience. Part of the programme’s charm is that we always feature independently-run places, not larger chain operations. In case you’re not already familiar with the format, B&B/hotel owners (or managers) stay overnight at each other’s places and rate their experience there. At the end of the week, one is crowned best value for money.
We are looking for B&Bs who want to be considered for an opportunity to take part in the new series which we will start filming September 2016. As you can imagine we do get a lot of interest, please get in touch with us as soon as possible if you’d like to know a bit more about what’s involved and up for a B&B adventure. We are happy to explain how it all works and answer any questions you may have.

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Lichfield Autumn Beer Festival 2nd/3rd September Noon-11.00pm

Lichfield Arts are making final preparations for their Autumn Beer Festival, taking place on Friday and Saturday 2nd/3rd September at the wonderful Lichfield Guildhall.

An exciting range of real ales will be available at the festival including many from local and regional breweries also  available will be a fine selection of traditional ciders and perrys plus the Lichfield Arts’ regular bar, and the (in) Famous Pork Pies. Something to tickle everyone’s taste buds.

In addition, there’s live music on both evenings:

On Friday live entertainment will be provided by ‘Johnny & the Speedos with their superb renditions of all the ‘Rock & Roll hits, followed on Saturday by the Nick Dalmedo Band with some fine gutsy bluesy/rootsy sound.

Lichfield Arts Chairman Rob Tilston said “This is a wonderful community event enjoyed by young and old and a great start to our autumn concert season”

Tickets for the festival are now available and can be booked on www.lichfieldarts.org.uk  or on 01543-262223. They are just £2.00 on both days before 6.pm and £3.00 after.

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Photography exhibition Lichfield Guildhall Saturday 27th August

Wild Horses  (002)Award winning Lichfield photographer Robert Ings is presenting an exhibition of his varied work at the historic Lichfield Guildhall on Bank Holiday Saturday August 27th. The exhibition will feature his work on Landscapes, Portraits, much of the work will be available to purchase on the day. To find out more about his fine work check out his  web-site www.studiorandr.co.uk

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Brochure Stock Replenishment

If you would like copies of the Visitor Guide 2016 or the NEW What’s On Autumn/Winter 2016-2017 brochures for your business or property then please let me know, we will be organising a local delivery drop in the next few weeks.

Whats on autumn winter 2014The Visitor Guides are in boxes of 60 copies and the Whats On’s are in boxes of 200. We will do a half box quantity of both brochures. If you would like deliveries of one, or both, of the brochures then please email me at aileen.beesley@lichfielddc.gov.uk with the following information

The brochure(s) you would like

  • The number of boxes (or half-boxes) you’d like
  • The delivery address and any delivery restrictions (in terms of location or access day’s)

Please note that if you are a city centre business or shop please arrange to collect brochures directly from the Tourist Information Centre at St Mary’s in the Market Square as the delivery driver will not be able to park on city centre streets.

If you could let me have your brochure request by no later than: Monday 1st August we will then arrange delivery. n.b. If you would like an LDTA leaflet dispenser (or two) as well (and haven’t requested one yet) then please add that to your request as well.

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Bloomin’ Lichfield

Earlier this month, Lichfield District Tourism Association (LDTA) supplied four hanging baskets to Lichfield City Station as part of the Bloomin’ Lichfield project. Lichfield has entered the Heart of England iBloomin Lichfieldn Bloom competition many times in the past few years, and has won the silver gilt award several times. Hopefully it will be gold in 2016! The flowers in the baskets have only just been planted so are quite small but later in the summer they should be in full bloom!

In the photograph members of the executive committee of the association can be seen at the train station with the hanging baskets.

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Sculpture and art foundation cic

Son et lumiere 1Son et lumiere 2Lichfield Cathedral Artist in residence and Sculpture, Peter Walker, has been developing wide reaching audiences for Lichfield. Last week Oscar winning actor Eddie Redmayne worked with Peter to record a special screening which will be part of a unique art installation at Lichfield Cathedral this August 4/5/6 th. Fans as far as Italy, Brazil, America and Spain began to blog about Lichfield City because of this.

Alongside this a special tribute to the battle of the Somme in the form of a son et lumiere was projected on Saturday, beginning the Lichfield festival. Audience numbers reaching 4,000 people filled the close to see this one off moving tribute to the fallen soldiers.

Other news, the Sculpture and Art Foundation CIC are appearing at the Fuse Festival 8/9/10 th July and are collecting selfies for the #I am Lichfield project.

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Lichfield Arts

 

 

Lichfield is set to become alive with Blues and Jazz next week-end June 24th-26th when the festival returns to the city, after the successful  2015 launch.

Blues can enjoy some of the UK’s top performers with Matt Schofield opening the festival on Friday 24th Followed on Saturday 25th by good time blues from  Steve Ajao Blues giants and the explosive soulful blues of  Rebecca Downes. Sunday will see popular American delta  bluesman Kent Duchaine make a welcome return to Lichfield

Jazz fans will be able to enjoy top regional and UK based musicians . Tim Amann Xtet start the proceedings off on Friday 24th before the massive 19 piece Birmingham Jazz Orchestra kick off proceedings on Saturday 25th to be followed by the Swing of the Callum Roxburgh . Later in the day the star studded  Steve Waterman Quartet appear at Wade Street Church.

Sunday 26th will see a full day at the George Hotel with bass player opening proceedings followed by local trumpet star Nick Dewhurst and his fine quintet.

The festival closes with the Zappatistas , who comprise of seven of Britains finest jazz musicians . Jazz meets rock .Rock meets Jazz.

Besides all that there will be street performances and music at the Angel Inn and the Kings Head.

Festival organizer Brian Pretty said “ He was delighted to be able to bring such talented musicians to Lichfield particularly as two of the bands are fronted by local musicians Nick Dewhurst and Callum Roxburgh”

Tickets are selling very fast and can be booked online www.lichfieldarts.org.uk or ring the box office 01543-262223

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