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

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

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! Today is my second day working as a Marketing Intern at the Lichfield Festival and it’s been a varied one!

As the festival Marketing Intern I help come up with exciting, new ideas for how to advertise the festival around the city and local area, and help out with things like signing, online advertising and our blog. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be writing blog posts on everything from my top ten Austen moments (will the lake scene be on there? You’ll just have to wait and see!) to looking at some of the true stories behind our ‘Morbid Curiosities’ performances. Although, if you’re interested in the ‘Morbid Curiosities’ shows, you better book soon as there aren’t many tickets left!

Alongside my work here as an intern I’m just finishing my final year at university, studying English Literature. So coming into the Lichfield Festival office is a nice break from my dissertation and coursework. It also provides an opportunity to find some treasures like this (probably not) genuine Mona Lisa in one of Lichfield’s antique shops, which I spotted after helping unbox some of our newly arrived hare and tortoise statues. I think it would look pretty fetching in HQ office!

Whilst the office is relatively calm at the moment, no doubt it’s going to pick up over the next few weeks and months! We’ve got lots of exciting things in the works here in marketing, so make sure to keep your eyes open for those. Make sure to come back to the blog each week for the latest news about the festival, an inside look into what’s going on here in the office, and lots of exciting other features!


Ellie Turner-Kilburn

Marketing Intern