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What’s on at the Lichfield Festival – July 15

Fyfe Hutchins. Pic: Keira Vallejo

Fyfe Hutchins. Pic: Keira Vallejo

The other side of Guillemots star Fyfe Dangerfield is set to be unveiled at the Lichfield Festival.

When not busy winning Mercury Awards with his hit band, Dangerfield becomes Fyfe Hutchins – a man capable of composing for the CBSO and Ex Cathedra.

His performance at Lichfield Cathedral from 10pm is a case of ‘expect the unexpected’ as Fyfe produces an improvised piano set.

Before Fyfe’s concert,tenor James Gilchrist, violinist Philippe Honoré and pianist Rustem Hayroudinoff will wow a Cathedral audience with their 7.30pm Seven Elements show.

Seven Elements is the fourth and final year of the Confluences project and weaves together the previous
years’ themes of China, Europe and India into two enthralling new chamber works.

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

From 7.30pm they’ll be performing musical gems from the silent movie era for their Ukulelescope show.

Earlier in the day, Dr Mark Miodownik, of Kings College, London, will provide an introduction to the science that underpins future innovations such as concrete which can communicate in his Strange Matters talk at 10.30am at the Lichfield Garrick.

A touch of glamour comes to the Festival in the shape of the Barbirolli Quartet.

Works by Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms will be performed at the Quartet’s 12noon performance in Swinfen Hall Hotel’s Ball Room.

And at the Lichfield Garrick Studio at 7.45pm there are Tales of Terror to contend with, as The Happiness Patrol continues its mission to reinvent classic texts with this selection of English and Japanese ghost stories.

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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