Latest News & Reviews from Lichfield Arts

Concert Review – Sheelanagig at Lichfield Guildhall

The Bristol based baroque and roll ensemble Sheelanagig bought their lively and boisterous music to an appreciative audience when they appeared at Lichfield Guildhall as part of their tour to promote their latest release Beard Town.

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Concert Review: Fred Zeppelin at Lichfield Guildhall

Concert Review: Fred Zeppelin at Lichfield Guildhall

Fred Zeppelin made a triumphant return to a full house at the Guildhall to play their 950th gig since the band first started 23 years ago.

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Concert Review: The Ben Poole Band at Lichfield Guildhall

Concert Review: The Ben Poole Band at Lichfield Guildhall

With a solid reputation as a singer, and plaudits from guitarists such as the late Gary Moore, and Jeff Beck the fast rising performer Ben Poole, and his talented four piece band delivered a set of high powered blues, rock and funk when they appeared in Lichfield, following a gig in Glasgow the evening before.

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Lichfield Arts appoints new chairman

Lichfield Arts appoints new chairman

Following the departure of former chair Rob Tilston on his world travels, Lichfield Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of long time member and volunteer Jeff Fowler as the new chair of the Lichfield Arts board of trustees.

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Concert Review: Dervish

Concert Review: Dervish

Concert Review: Dervish – Lichfield Guildhall – October 9th 2016 Reviewed by Ben Macnair with photos by David Jones The world famous traditional Irish band Dervish called into play for an appreciative Lichfield audience when they appeared at the Guildhall as part of their national tour. Having played at the Guildhall before, their driving, acoustic …

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Plug & Play event makes a great start to the Lichfield Arts Autumn season

Plug & Play event makes a great start to the Lichfield Arts Autumn season

The informal ‘Later with Jools Holland’ format worked perfectly for the Plug & Play event on Sat 24th Sept. All four musical acts performed their 2 sets effortlessly and the poetry interludes provided by Phill Knight and the newly crowned Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire, Isobel Horseley, entertained the enthusiastic audience whilst the stage crew sorted the next act.

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Concert Review – The Zappatistas

Concert Review - The Zappatistas

Lichfield Arts Concert Review The Zappatistas – Lichfield George Hotel – 26th June With musical influences that ranged from Edward Varesse, to jazz, blues, and rock music, the compositions of Frank Zappa were always going to be a heady mix of sound, violence and humour, and in closing Lichfield Arts Jazz and Blues festival the …

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Concert Review – The Steve Waterman Quartet

Concert Review – Steve Waterman Quartet Words and Photography by Ben Macnair The leading British trumpet player, teacher and composer Steve Waterman led his talented quartet through a spirited set of jazz, blues and gospel when he appeared at Lichfield’s Wade Street Church as part of Lichfield Arts Jazz and Blues Festival. Leading on trumpet …

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Concert Review – Tim Amann Xtet – Wade Street Church – 24th June 2016

The Jazz side of Lichfield Art’s Blues and Jazz Festival was started by the local Tim Amann Xtet, who played for a very appreciative audience when they appeared at Wade Street Church. The five piece includes some of the finest musicians on the Birmingham/West Midlands jazz scene, playing music that veered from bluesy,groove based numbers, …

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Lichfield Fuse Festival 2016 in pictures

Lichfield Fuse Festival 2016 in pictures

Lichfield Fuse Festival 2016 was heralded a great success and local photographer Matt Whittock was on hand over the festival weekend to capture the atmosphere with some great shots.

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