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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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Thursday 26th March 2015 - Saturday 18th April 2015
There's loads of eggstra special events for children to do in the Easter holidays including egg trails, themed craft activities, workshops and much more! For more details and the full list of events taking place across the district and beyond click here.
Friday 3rd April 2015 - Sunday 5th April 2015
If you are looking for something different to do in Lichfield this Easter then go along to the Easter Caskaid Festival to be held at the Bowling Green Lichfield over Easter from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th. Besides the normal excellent food the festival will feature up to 25 Real Ales and Ciders from all parts of the country over the week-end plus live music each day.
This first beer festival to be held at the Bowling Green it is to celebrate it’s entry into this years CAMRA Good Beer Guide but also to raise funds for its adopted charity Lichfield Arts.
The music kicks off on the Friday at 8.30pm with the Richard Heath /Steve Layton acoustic duo playing a mixture of Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Beatles songs plus many of their own in their imitable Bluegrass, Hillbilly very enjoyable style.
Saturday evening will see the appearance of Lichfield based five piece Funktional led by inspirational trumpeter Nick Dewhurst playing a fine exciting mixture of Blues, Jazz, Funk, and Pop.
Sunday afternoon will see the appearance of Lichfield’s funkiest, grooviest community big band BLAST OFF. This 20 Plus group of local musicians playing a mixture of instruments from saxophone, trumpets, trombones, flutes, clarinets to a tuba plus a dynamic rhythm section.They will take you on a musical journey to New York, Mississippi, Latin America before touching back down in Lichfield.
Sunday 19th April 2015
Fresh from touring in Australia with their full band, the celebrated virtuoso partnership of harpist Máire Ní Chathasaigh and guitarist Chris Newman will be bringing their breathtaking blend of traditional Irish, hot jazz, bluegrass, Appalachian, classical and baroque music to the Guildhall. The duo have made many recordings and played live in five continents at venues from tiny historic churches and splendid palaces in Kyoto and Istanbul, to London’s Barbican, Sydney’s Town Hall and Cologne’s Philharmonie. They have been highly praised in many newspapers and magazines. Chris Newcombe, Lichfield Arts artistic programme coordinator, said, "Continuing our spring season of music at Lichfield Guildhall, this promises to be a wonderful evening of staggering musicianship and spell-binding entertainment. The historic grandeur of the Guildhall will provide the perfect setting".