As part of L2F – The Lichfield Festival of Folk, we are pleased to offer a great afternoon of entertainment set in the leafy surrounds of Woodhouse Farm in Lichfield. Enjoy live music and morris dancers as well as the short listed songs from the L2F Song Writing Competition for an afternoon of folk on the farm.
As well as great live music you can enjoy either a delicious barbecue or a Picnic included in the ticket price, with both offered as a vegetarian option. All items freshly handcrafted on the farm from their own produce.
In order to facilitate food requirements we will be unable to offer ticket sales on the day.
Download the menu here: Festival Menu
A varied mix of performers will entertain throughout the afternoon and a bar will be available.
Acoustic performances by local folk musicians plus Morris Dancing.
A selection from the entries to the L2F Annual Song Writing Competition, performed by the original artists. (Have you entered yet?)
A Mummers Play – an informal group of costumed players performing often medieval stories from the Armitage Mummers.
Storytelling – come and hear family-friendly stories from Lichfield Storytellers. There may be pirates, there may be ghosts, there’s sure to be lots of fun! https://www.lichfieldstorytellers.co.uk/
Exploration – Take a stroll around the Walled Fruit and Vegetable garden. Say hello to the Cows and Pigs. Dodge the watchful Geese.
Woodhouse is a traditional small farm created in 1808 from the walled garden, cherry orchard (a seven acre field which had wild cherry trees in it) and other small scraps of land which had once been part of the grand Fisherwick Estate. Though no longer seen in comercial terms as a farm, Woodhouse is home to a small herd of Irish Moiled Cattle, Gloucester Old Spot and Black Pigs and 150 chickens for eggs. Fruit and vegetables are also grown in the 3.5 acre walled garden and produce is sold through a farm shop.
The farm is a new venue for Lichfield Arts and we are very grateful for the opportunity to partner with Woodhouse on this event. As a community interest company the farm goes about its business producing fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and eggs while having a secondary aim to use the farm for community good. As a project Woodhouse wants to encourage the use of local seasonal produce, growing and cookery as therapeutice activities and offers training in heritage skills. They have a selection of on going volunteer roles so, if you could spare a few hours a week to help them then please give Annamarie at Woodhouse Farm a call on 01543 432005.
Fisherwick Wood Lane
This is an entirely open air event. Most events will be on the Farm’s picnic site – please bring your own chairs / blankets. This is a working farm (with livestock) and a family environment, children should be accompanied by, and will remain the responsibility of, their accompanying adult(s).