The Lichfield Festival has been boosted by a £1,000 donation from a housebuilding company.

A Lichfield Festival performance in Lichfield Cathedral

The money was handed over from Persimmon Homes’ community champions scheme.

A spokesperson for Lichfield Festival – which runs from 8th to 18th July – welcomed the donation.

“We are delighted to announce the return of the Lichfield Festival in July.

“The event may operate slightly differently as we incorporate the necessary safety measures to ensure the wellbeing of our audiences, but it will still be action packed. 

“We aim to provide a community event to inspire creativity through performance and participation, with diverse events ranging from dance to drama, classical music to comedy and folk to family workshops.

“This year we are welcoming artists including Alistair McGowan, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Mica Paris, Eddi Reader, Ballet Cymru and the Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

“Grants like this one from Persimmon Homes are essential for the festival’s success and we would welcome the support of other businesses.”

Lichfield Festival spokesperson

Stephen Cleveley, managing director for Persimmon Homes West Midlands, said:

““We are delighted to help support the return of such a popular multi-arts events in the Midlands.” 

Stephen Clevely, Persimmon Homes West Midlands

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  1. Only right that Persimmon hand some cash back, in return for the council approving all those new build estates.

    This is, after all, how politics works, right?

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