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What’s on at the Lichfield Festival – July 16

A firework finale will round off the penultimate day off the Lichfield Festival.

The free display will take place in Beacon Park from 10.15pm.

But before that there’s a whole day of events ready to showcase a whole range of talents.

Stowe House Gardens will play host to an outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s As You Like It at 2pm, while BBC3 Jazz Award winner Gwilym Simcock brings his trio to the Lichfield Garrick at 8pm.

Jazz fans will be in for a treat with a free performance by The Dixie Ticklers at the George IV at 9.30pm.

Experienced actors and novice performers are being challenged to come up with a play in a few hours and then perform it to an audience in the Play In A Day workshop at 3pm at the Lichfield Guildhall, while the Garrick Studio will see The Supernatural Adventures of Sherlock Holmes on stage at 8pm.

The athletes will take centre stage in Cathedral Close as the Lichfield Cathedral Dash sees runners aim to beat the 12noon chimes in a race around the historic building. There will also be a range of junior and fun races in the build-up to the main event.

Once the runners are done, the Cathedral will prepare to play host to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at 7.30pm.

Elsewhere, a range of performances are planned at the Fringe Festival in the Three Spires Shopping Centre from 10.25am.

People will detective when they begin the hunt for Trevor, the Festival’s pig.

Every day the decorated statue will be in a different location across the city. The first person to spot him and report back to education@lichfieldfestival.org will win two tickets to a Lichfield Festival event.

The Lichfield Festival runs until July 17. For the full programme and ticket information visit www.lichfieldfestival.org.

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