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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It Begins!

Published date: July 11, 2017
Last modified: July 11, 2017

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 market, watch this quick video from the day below to see what you missed!


As well as that yesterday we had a really inspiring talk from explorer Sarah Outen, which took us around the globe by bike, boat and kayak. If you get a chance to read her book, ‘Dare to Do’, about her journey, we’d highly recommend it! This was followed by a mind-bending talk by Brian Clegg about ‘The Reality Frame’ and relativity. Those of us in attendance from Lichfield Festival HQ may have got a little bit lost at points, but that can only be expected when travelling through the creation of reality and the universe! There were also amazing performances from Mr McFall’s Chamber, Evelyn Glennie and Zoe Lyons.  And that’s only one day!

Coming up with the rest of the week we have Oz & Armonico Drink to Music, Seth Lakeman and Wildwood Kin, The Swingles and Black Voices, to name just a few!

We also have the first of our ‘Young Critic’ reviews published. Emily Robson has written a great review of Domonkos Csabay, which is well worth a read.

With lots more to come in the next few days we’re all very excited and hope to see lots of you before the festival’s end!

Ellie Turner-Kilburn

Marketing Intern