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Library Tour

Dates throughout the year | 10:30-12:00
The Library, tucked away at the top of a spiral staircase, is one of the Cathedral's best-loved treasures. This Autumn we are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of public tours. Climb the 35 spiral steps, see the library for yourself and explore some of our fascinating book collection.

Tickets £18pp
You must be able to climb 35 spiral steps to take part in this tour.

George Eliot: A Monologue by Lesley Smith

Wednesday 29 September 2021 | 19:30 at Lichfield Cathedral

Mary Ann Evans was a woman ahead of her time; highly intelligent and a freethinker, she wrote 8 novels under her pen name, George Eliot, including her most famous, “Middlemarch”. Her private life was considered scandalous, living with a married man for 24 years and being shunned by her family and society as a result.

Lesley Smith is curator at Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire. This portrayal was commissioned by the George Eliot Fellowship to mark her 200th birthday in 2019. Now is the chance to meet George Eliot and find out more about this extraordinary woman who had links with Lichfield.

Tickets are £11.

Not suitable for children under 16.

Poppy Fields 2021

This Remembrancetide the award-winning team from Luxmuralis return with, the poignant and reflective light and sound show, Poppy Fields.
6-13 November 2021 | 17:30 onwards


November is traditionally a time for reflection and remembrance and so by popular request, we are bringing back the profound and evocative sound and light exhibition, Poppy Fields, which was originally created by award winning Luxmuralis in 2016, and revisited in 2018 to mark the centenary of end of the First World War. 
 
This all- embracing sound and light show will see poppies cascade down the ceiling, walls and floor of our stunning 900 year old Cathedral, calling us to remember all those who have fought so valiantly for our peace and safety. Accompanying the projections will be specially composed music by David Harper and poetry recorded by Oscar-winning actor, Eddie Redmayne.
 
Poppy Fields will allow visitors a much-needed opportunity to reflect not only on past and present conflicts, but also the global pandemic which continues to affect us all, as we begin to consider how we might live differently as a result of all that we have lived through.

The 2021 version of Poppy Fields also features the main show from Luxmuralis’ much loved ‘Imagine Peace’. This stunningly beautiful son et lumiere will bring the east end of the Cathedral to life with its poignant message of hope for the future. In addition, the first public showing of a work created in 2020, to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale for International Nurses Day, will be presented in this newly curated version of the event as a tribute to the NHS.
 
We are grateful to Friel Homes who have sponsored this event.
 
Tickets are £7.50 per adult; £6.50 per child; with under 3s FREE (please select a ticket so that we can ensure they are counted towards capacity). Family tickets are also available.
 
This event has been designed to ensure our visitors can enjoy the experience safely, read more about the safety measures we have put into place and the FAQs here: https://www.lichfield-cathedral.org/downloads/poppy-fields-2021-faq-v.2.pdf

Jethro Tull: The Christmas Concert

Thursday 2 December 2021 | 19:30

***SOLD OUT*** Get in touch at boxoffice@lichfield-cathedral.org to be added to a reserve list.


Lichfield Cathedral is delighted to welcome legendary British rock band Jethro Tull for this unforgettable Christmas concert, which will include some of their best-known repertoire.

Over the last 12 years, Ian Anderson has performed in many of the great Cathedrals and churches in the UK helping to raise much-needed funds for their preservation. ALL the funds raised will go towards the preservation of Lichfield Cathedral. Based on a Christmas-themed concert, he features prominently the work of Jethro Tull as written and recorded by Ian since 1968. Added to this are several pieces of re-worked Classical repertoire and Lichfield Cathedral’s very own choristers will also be performing at the concert.

Sponsored by Ecclesiastical.

Tickets £58, £49, £39, £30, £20, £15 (aisle with limited or no view of stage)
Essential carers and companions receive 50% discount. To book for carers or wheelchair users, please call 01543 306100.

PLEASE NOTE: Bookings are currently online only however we are able to assist with access bookings and queries by telephone. Due to current covid restrictions our office has limited opening, please leave a message and we will get back to you.