MP appointed patron of Lichfield’s arts festival
LICHFIELD MP Michael Fabricant has been appointed a patron of the city’s arts festival.
The Conservative, whose seat includes Barton-under-Needwood, joins celebrated conductor Valery Gergiev in the role.
Mr Fabricant said he was ‘honoured’ to have been appointed.
He said: “My goal will be to help expand the festival’s already wide reach both geographically and in relation to the audience it attracts.
“I want to help make the festival a must-attend venue for London and other concertgoers.”
The 2013 Lichfield Festival will be held from July 4 to 14.