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Full programme for the 2018 Lichfield Festival is unveiled

The full programme for the 2018 Lichfield Festival has been unveiled.

Running from July 4 to 14, the event will feature performers from across the arts at a range of venues around the city.

Guest artistic director Damian Thantrey said the festival would build on the area’s diverse interests.

“It has been a great privilege to be entrusted with the artistic planning of this year’s 37th Lichfield Festival,” he said.

“Within Lichfield’s trademark eclectic mix of classical music, folk, jazz, comedy, dance and theatre, we’re particularly delighted to have woven into the festival a season of events to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage – #ExtraordinaryWomen – which will celebrate the craft of female writers, artists and composers, as well as works written specifically with a woman’s voice in mind.”

Headline performers include the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, restaurant critic and jazz musician Jay Rayner, comedians Tom Allen and Mark Steel, Fascinating Aida’s Liza Pulman and return visits from the Malachites Theatre Company and Ballet Cymru.

The full programme is now available to view online. General booking will open on April 10.

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