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 work hard arranging next year’s events. Here is a little blog to update you about our recent activities and give you an insight into the future.
Over August, as well as taking some well-deserved holiday time, our staff got the office back into shape after the busy summer festival. From updating the website and finishing databases to tidying up our festival shop, everything seems (hopefully) to be back in order. Don’t worry though, we still always make sure we have regular tea and cake breaks!
We also held our children’s event, ‘Hector’s Heroes’, at Erasmus Darwin’s house in Lichfield. Run by Rory Payne, the event saw participants become superheroes and take on fun challenges in order to defeat an evil villain.
Last week, we held a party at The Guildhall for all our wonderful volunteers who have helped us over the past year. The buffet was filled with sandwiches, savoury pastries and cupcakes, the drinks table was stocked with wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks, and the tables were decorated with confetti and helium ‘thank you’ balloons (complete with miniature hare weights!).
We are always looking for more people to join our friendly volunteer team and we have a variety of roles available, so if you fancy giving it a go then do contact [email protected].
Over the next few months the office will be busy organising next year’s Literature Festival (1st-4th March 2018) and Summer Festival (6th-14th July 2018). Announcements about the Literature Festival line-up will be coming out at the end of November so keep your eyes peeled for booking information!