Lichfield Festival announces new Fringe

Tuesday January 18 2011

For its 30th anniversary year, the Lichfield Festival has announced a Festival Fringe of free performances around various venues in the city between 6 July and 17 July.

Its aim is to give amateur performers from Lichfield and Staffordshire the chance to take part in the festival, and to bring the festival to the people of Lichfieldin a new and exciting way.

Commenting on the introduction of this new strand of its summer Festival programme, Festival Director Fiona Stuart, explained:

“The Lichfield Festival has a 30-year history of engaging with the local community through fringe events. In 2011, to celebrate our 30th birthday, we want to build on this legacy by creating a broader fringe programme designed to celebrate and showcase the work of local performers.”

Applications are invited from:

  • Visual Artists
  • Musicians and Spoken Word Artists
  • Comedians
  • Writers
  • Drama and Cabaret Artists

On the Lichfield Festival website – www.lichfieldfestival.org – there is an application form to fill in, together with guidance notes and frequently asked questions to help you. Applications must be submitted by e-mail and Friday 4 February is the closing date.

The Festival Director will consider all applications, but please be aware that there are a limited number of places available and a high level of interest is anticipated.

The 2011 Lichfield Festival is supported by principal partner BMW Plant Hams Hall, Lichfield District Council and Arts Council England West Midlands.

 

Information: 01543 306270                                                              www.lichfieldfestival.org