About Lichfield Arts
I hope that you are all safe and well and getting used to the restrictions we are all living with currently.
I would like to firstly take this opportunity to let you all know that Jeff Fowler has decided to step down from his role of Chair of the Trustees but will remain involved with Lichfield Arts. Jeff has dedicated a significant amount of time and hard work to Lichfield Arts over the last 25 years and his contribution, leadership and guidance during that time has been hugely appreciated by everyone.
I take the baton from Jeff as Chair and I’m very excited to have joined Lichfield Arts at this both frustrating and challenging time. Although I am new into Lichfield Arts, I come with thirty years of experience in the hospitality industry and it is there that after staging many events over a number of years, my love of live music, comedy and arts has grown.
Although we are not able to hold any live performances currently, we are working towards getting back to doing what we all love in the near future.
Following the most recent Trustee meeting we have taken the difficult decision to postpone all live performances until the end of Feb 2021. This was not an easy choice to make; however I’m sure that you will understand the need for us to be responsible and follow government guidance to ensure everyone’s safety. As soon as it is safe and practical we will be back with a new calendar of live music and events.
We are working on developing our digital capability and will continue to do so over the coming weeks and hope to have some content to share with you all soon. Please check our Facebook page for updates.
We have continued to review all of our overheads to ensure we keep spend to an absolute minimum to ensure our survival, through this prolonged period of inactivity. Lichfield Arts is hugely grateful to have received a grant from Lichfield District Council to help meet some of our day to day running costs, and to Computer Disposals Ltd who have helped us update our office I.T. with their donation of some newer Windows 10 PCs – a huge help for us. Thank you to both Lichfield District Council and Computer Disposals Ltd for their much-needed support in these very difficult times.
Now more than ever we will be hugely grateful for any support you can give by means of donations or by becoming a member.
With best wishes,
New Lichfield Arts Chair Greg Gibbons (left) presents Jeff Fowler with a Tankard with thanks for his contribution as Chair.
L2F Lichfield Festival of Folk
The weekend of 23rd to 25th October would have been the hugely popular L2F – The Lichfield Festival of Folk. With the festival not possible in 2020 due to the Covid 19 situation, we will be offering links to a selection of tracks from the artists that you would have seen at L2F, and a plethora of new writing from entrants to our “Lockdown to Freedom” song writing challenge. We hope you will enjoy the songs on offer from the artists originally expected to perform at L2F, and the new material from the Lockdown to Freedom song writing challenge on the L2F Website.
L2F – Deserted Festival Discs
L2F – Lockdown to Freedom
Lichfield Arts is an independent charitable organisation that promotes music concerts, festivals and other events in Lichfield and plays a key role in the thriving arts and creative community in Lichfield district. The organisation plays a key role in Lichfield district’s thriving arts and creative community and has around 300 members including over 130 registered volunteers. Read more
Lichfield Arts is nationally recognised for the promotion of artistic excellence from both our existing heritage and also new and innovative work. The organisation has a distinctive cultural offer which is presented in an informal and accessible way for the whole local community and visitors to the district to enjoy. With around 30 concerts each year covering the genres of folk, roots, blues, rock, roots and acoustic music, as well as several festivals each year, Lichfield Arts offers a year round programme of diverse, community events.