It is with much sadness that we have taken the decision to postpone our literature festival. Given current conditions and advice, we want to ensure that all our audiences, authors, volunteers and staff remain as healthy as possible and we feel it is our duty and responsibility to protect others by not proceeding with our events at this time.

We are currently investigating options for rescheduling events and ask that you bear with us in the meantime whilst we talk with different venues and authors. We are also in talks with our box office - run externally - and appreciate your patience whilst we finalise information for those who have purchased tickets for events due to take place at the end of March. We will keep you informed as soon as we have further information.

Thank you all for your continued support - as a charity we rely so much on income from our audiences and sponsors to keep running and hope that, however uncertain the future is at present, we can continue to bring high-quality, inspiring multi-arts experiences to the Midlands.

(Last Updated: 17th March)

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May 15th, 2019

Wellness Hour

This year at the Lichfield Festival we are proud to be championing a new strand to our programme which actively promotes the well-being of our audiences and residents of Lichfield.

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May 8th, 2019

The Death Show : Dying Matters – Are you Ready?

In today’s society with the uncertainty of Brexit, projected economy slumps and even the prolific messages we’re bombarded with from Social Media there is very little certainty in our lives.

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February 6th, 2019

Feminist Literature

One word: Feminism. What does Feminism mean to you? How does Feminism impact you? Are you a Feminist? Living in 2019, in a world so different to the Suffragettes of

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February 6th, 2019

War and Victory

The 6th June 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings- one of the most remarkable Allied wartime operations. The Allied forces launched one of the biggest military operations

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February 6th, 2019

Lynne Murphy – The Prodigal Tongue

Blue, white and red are all colours of the British Flag. Blue, white and red are all colors of the American Flag. From flags to language Britain and America may

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January 22nd, 2019

Lichfield Literature 2019 Interview: YA Novelist Emma Pass

When she’s not writing gritty young adult fiction, Emma Pass runs workshops for writers of all ages. We chatted to her about what inspires her writing, her novel ACID and

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January 3rd, 2019

Lichfield Literature 2019 Interview: Alba Arikha

Born in Paris to an artist household with none other than playwright Samuel Beckett as her godfather, Arikha joins us at Lichfield Literature 2019 to discuss her novel Where to

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December 12th, 2018

Brexit: An Era of Uncertainty

As Theresa May now faces a vote of no confidence from Tory MPs, the chaos of Brexit seems set to worsen.  If May is voted out as leader of the

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December 5th, 2018

How ‘The Hippie Trail’ was a new, revolutionary way of travelling

‘I’m taking a gap year’ is a common phrase you hear from a wide range of young people in the UK. Often, young people save up to go travelling in

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December 5th, 2018

Lost novel by ‘A Clockwork Orange’ author Antony Burgess to be discussed at Lichfield Literature 2019

Teacher. Composer. Playwright. Journalist. Autobiographer. Broadcaster. Translator. Critic. Novelist. Antony Burgess had a variety of occupations over his lifetime to the extent that he might be called a polymath- a

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October 24th, 2018

Settling into Lichfield Festival

After a fun, exciting and very busy day volunteering at Lichfield Festival this past summer I am now settling into my new role as intern (on placement from Birmingham University).

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August 22nd, 2018

Helen Emery on Young Critics 2018

Having joined the board of the Lichfield Festival to use my experience and expertise in education and literature, being invited to run the Young Critics scheme 2018 seemed an ideal

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November 9th, 2017

Plans for 2018 are picking up!

Plans are progressing well at Festival HQ for both of our 2018 Festivals.  We will launch our full Lichfield Literature programme next week in a special event for our Lichfield

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September 18th, 2017

September Update

With the temperature dropping, leaves turning and conkers falling to the ground, autumn has fully arrived in Lichfield! Our summer festival has come and gone but the office continues to

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July 18th, 2017

A Final Post

Today is my last day as a Marketing Intern for Lichfield Festival, and thus my final blog post! Back in April I wrote my first post for the Lichfield blog,

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July 11th, 2017

It Begins!

This Saturday saw the start of the festival with the Florette Festival Market! There were stalls full of things to buy and delicious food. If you missed out on the

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June 28th, 2017

Update from Festival HQ

Things are starting to pick up pace here at Festival HQ, with only 9 days to go until the festival starts it’s all very busy! Today marketing have started setting

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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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