New director of the Lichfield Festival is appointed

lichfieldfestivallogoFiona Stuart has been announced as the new director of the Lichfield Festival.

Currently the director of the Chorlton Arts Festival and outreach manager for the Royal Northern College of Music, Fiona will replace Richard Hawley in November.

And she admitted she cannot wait to get her teeth into the role. She said:

“I am delighted to have been offered the post of director of The Lichfield Festival. The Festival has helped to place Lichfield on the map as a centre for wide-ranging and innovative arts and has an important place in enriching the life of the local community. I am excited about getting to know this community and also about working within such a strong, established team.

“With a successful 28-year history behind it, the Festival has established itself as a forward-thinking and groundbreaking arts organisation, and I look forward to building on the success of Richard Hawley and his predecessors in bringing together the best in local, national and international arts.”

Nick Sedgwick, Chairman of the Lichfield Festival’s board of directors, said:

“We selected Fiona from a strong field of candidates from around the country for her special combination of qualities and experience. Her work at Chorlton and at the RNCM involves the whole community and she will quickly bring those skills to bear in Lichfield.”

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