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June 13th, 2017

Spotlight on Sarah Outen

This summer the Lichfield Festival will host Sarah Outen, an adventurer, rower, author and speaker. Sound like a lot? On top of all of that, in 2011 Sarah set off

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May 30th, 2017

Our favourite Jane Austen quotes

‘It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a ticket to the Lichfield Festival’  – Jane Austen. Well,

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May 23rd, 2017

Update from Festival HQ

Lots has been going on these past few weeks at Festival HQ! Our hares and tortoises have been handed over to be decorated, and one painted tortoise has even managed

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May 9th, 2017

Away with the Queen of the Fairies

This summer Ballet Cymru will be gracing the festival with their interpretation of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.  ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is one of Shakespeare’s most well-loved plays, featuring something

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May 2nd, 2017

The Sound of his Music

Do you ever watch a film and find yourself on the edge of your seat, not because what’s happening on the screen is all that scary, but because the music

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April 18th, 2017

The ‘rest cure’, a morbid curiosity

  This July there will be a distinct chill in the air as The Secret Space in the cellars of Erasmus Darwin house are filled with the ghosts of nineteenth

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April 11th, 2017

The story of the hare, the tortoise and the correx signage

Carrying boxes full of hares, unpacking some primordial-looking tortoises and googling correx signing. Three things you wouldn’t think would all happen in one day, but that’s what I’ve done today!

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March 27th, 2017

Something to get out of bed for!

For some, the word ‘Monday’ is one to be uttered with severe caution lest to provoke a series of groaning, muttering and complaining. Mondays signal the end of the weekend

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