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What’s on at the Lichfield Festival – July 14

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

The unmistakable sound of the ukulele returns to take centre stage at the Lichfield Festival.

The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain perform the first of their two-night stay at the Lichfield Garrick.

From 7.30pm they’ll be plundering the British Film Institute’s archives to perform some gems from the silent movie era for their Ukulelescope show.

Black Voices bring the sounds of Gospel to Lichfield Cathedral.

Performing alongside the Lichfield Chorus, the concert is sure to be inspiring as the sounds cross language and cultural barriers from 7.30pm.

At noon the Lady Chapel will play host to a performance of Mendelssohn’s Octet, performed by the Australian String Quartet, the Barbirolli Quartet and pianist John Reid.

And early risers will be able to enjoy a 10.30am illustrated talk about Charles Darwin and the voyage of the HMS Beagle at the Lichfield Garrick.

The free exhibitions by Angie Lewin, Alistair Tucker and Andy Lovell also continue at Lichfield Cathedral.

For more information on these events, visit the Lichfield Festival website.

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1 Comment

  1. Katie

    16th July, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Absolutely loved Ukulelescope (despite my initial ‘George Formby’ concerns – which were challanged rather spectacularly) Really hoping they return to Lichfield next year, and would recommend anyone who didn’t get a coveted ticket this year to keep their eyes open for them – they also perform places like Birmingham Town Hall.