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)

Lichfield Festival Box Office:
01543 306 150

Jay Rayner – My Dining Hell


Fri 13 Jul 2018 2:00 pm


Lichfield Garrick Theatre
Event Code: 13B
Price: £13

Jay Rayner has been a restaurant critic for over a decade, with written reviews of well over 700 establishments, and if there is one thing he’s learnt it is that people like reviews of bad restaurants. No, scratch that. They adore them, feasting upon them like starving vultures who have spotted fly-blown carrion out in the bush. A regular judge on Masterchef, resident food expert on The One Show and chair of BBC Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet, Jay visits Lichfield to examine our love affair with lousy reviews, reads from accounts of some of the most excruciating nights out he’s ever had and looks at the worst reviews his own work has ever received. A hugely entertaining show in the company of the man recently voted the best food and drink journalist in Britain.

Running Time:  90 mins (approx.)

Combination Ticket Deal
Book for Jay Rayner’s Jazz Quartet (13F) and My Dining Hell (13B) for just £30

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