What’s on at the 2016 Lichfield Festival – July 2

A packed programme is on offer as the Lichfield Festival gets into full swing today (July 2).

The Florette Festival market takes place from 10am and 4pm with a range of stalls on offer with performers appearing throughout the day in The Close.

There will also be a chance to try out your vocal talents at the Come and Sing workshop with Rory McCleery from The Marian Consort at St Chad’s Church from 10am.

Kate Rusby

Kate Rusby. Pic: 6tee-zeven

Lichfield Cathedral will host a performance from folk singer Kate Rusby at 7.30pm, while the Garrick Studio screens classic movie Singin’ in the Rain at 8pm.

Historian Frances Welch explores the life of Rasputin at the Garrick Studio at 3.45pm, while Wade Street Church will see dinosaur expert Chris Jarvis taking young visitors on a tour of history’s biggest beasts.

The same venue will welcome violinist Joo Yeon Sir as part of the young artist series at noon.

The 450th birthday of composer and murderer Carlo Gesualdo will be marked with a performance of one-man play Breaking the Rules at St Chad’s Church at 8pm, with the day rounded off at Lichfield Cathedral with a free Luxmuralis light projection show from 10pm.

For ticket details visit the Lichfield Festival website.

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