CORONA VIRUS UPDATE :

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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A Final Post

Published date: July 18, 2017
Last modified: July 18, 2017

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, and since then a lot has happened, including a whole festival! Firstly, the correx signing which made an appearance in that first blog post made its way around Lichfield, around trees in market square and in the flower beds of the memorial gardens. Secondly, I handed in the dissertation and coursework and have since graduated from university, ready to start my MA in September. Finally, the Mona Lisa in that post was bought, but unfortunately not by Fesitval HQ, but hey, you can’t have everything.

In my time at Lichfield I’ve learnt many things including and definitely not limited to:

  1. That trying to put signs with blunt spikes into very hard, dry ground doesn’t work very well, no matter how hard you try.
  2. How to construct a variety over-sized tissue paper flowers, whilst also making lots of mess in the office (I enjoyed this a lot!)
  3. The importance of knowing the difference between inches and centimeters

In all seriousness I’ve had a great time interning here at the Lichfield Festival, and have learnt a lot from my coming in each week and have seen firsthand the huge amount of time, effort and planning that goes in to creating the festival every year by the amazing team of people who I’ve shared an office with the past couple of weeks, not to mention my fellow interns and volunteers. Moreover, as a part of the festival I had the chance to attend talks by Sarah Outen and Brian Clegg and to wield post-its at Sir Tony Robinson’s book signing.

As one of my last jobs as a Lichfield Festival intern I went through all our tweets and posts and compiled a gallery of my favourite. Have a scroll through below to relive last week’s festival!

 I hope everyone who attended the festival had a fantastic time, as I certainly did helping to make it happen.
Ellie Turner-Kilburn
Marketing Intern