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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Update from Festival HQ

Published date: May 23, 2017
Last modified: May 23, 2017

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 to crawl its way into our office. It’s now set overseeing everyone’s hard work! Although it’s still a couple of weeks until this tortoise will be released into the wilds of Lichfield for you all to see, we’ve received these pictures from the Bridge Centre of their ‘Bad Hare Day’ hare, doesn’t it look great?










As well as that, you may well have seen some of us at the Home and Garden Festival, equipped with dog biscuits, raffle tickets and many a balloon! We’ll also have a stall at Bower Day this Monday. We’re all restocked on dog biscuits, balloons and brochures, so make sure to pay us, and our colourful gazebo, a visit.We look forward to chatting to you all! It’s also not long until our banners will be appearing around Lichfield, so keep an eye out for those.


Finally, we found this article today about what the ‘real’ Mr Darcy would have looked like. Turns out Fitzwilliam wasn’t the tousled-hair, muscular heartthrob we all imagine him to be, in fact, quite the opposite! An interesting read for the Pride and Prejudice fans among us!


Ellie Turner-Kilburn

Marketing Intern