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Lichfield District Events and Festivals
From music, comedy, drama and jazz, to lectures, fayres, festivals and more - you are never more than a day away from a top event when you visit Lichfield.
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Wednesday 1st March 2017 - Sunday 31st December 2017
This year Lichfield will mark the 300th birthday of David Garrick - actor, theatre manager, playwright and all round superstar of the Georgian stage.
Garrick, who grew up in Lichfield, became the most famous celebrity of his century and was a firm friend of Samuel Johnson, Lichfield's most famous son.
This year, venues across the city will come together to throw a party worthy of a great performer and Lichfield's acclaimed Garrick Theatre will take centre stage of a year of celebrations.
Click here to view a list of events taking place. You can also download the programme by clicking on the link below.
Monday 24th April 2017 - Sunday 11th June 2017
This exciting exhibition has, as its centrepiece, a watercolour of Lichfield Cathedral painted by the world renowned artist J M W Turner in 1832 (pictured). Until recently this painting has been in a private collection since the early 1990s.
Alongside it will be Turner's sketches for the painting, kindly loaned by Tate Britain. The Turner exhibits are joined by 22 pictures showing how artists have portrayed the Cathedral over five centuries, seeing the same building in their own distinctive ways. These include paintings from the collection of the city’s Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum; from other private collections and a new work by Peter Walker, Lichfield Cathedral's artist-in-residence. Also included are the winning entries from the Cathedral's 2016 art and photography competition.
Other activity during the exhibition period includes a showing of the award winning Mr Turner film, a Midlands premier of the play The Painter starring Iain Fletcher and a number of related talks.
This exhibition is FREE but Lichfield Cathedral rely on your generous donations to stay open. Please visit www.lichfield-cathedral.org for more information.
Monday 1st May 2017
Our annual celebration of Staffordshire's greatness, Staffordshire Day is returning on Monday 1st May 2017, with great events, special offers and competitions!
Click on the link below for information about the evets taking place.