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)

Lichfield Festival Box Office:
01543 306 150

Talk: Julia Miles

Date:

Thu 12 Jul 2018 5:00 pm

Venue:

Wade Street Church
Price: £9

Rescheduled Event from the Literature Festival

The Ambassador’s Wife’s Tale

Who really looks after British interests abroad? Behind the pomp of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, another powerful force is busily but discreetly propping up the image of UK Plc. For 28 years, Julia was a ‘diplomatic spouse’, juggling a growing family while supporting the demands of one of the great Offices of State. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes terrifying, she reveals the truth of the realities of life as an Ambassador’s wife, ranging from food shortages to terrorist incidents to rubbing shoulders with the Queen, Mrs Thatcher and George Best – and rubbing knees with Mikhail Gorbachev. Light-hearted in style, The Ambassador’s Wife Tale has a serious core message: that the diplomatic wife stands centre stage as the drama of world affairs unfolds.

Running Time: 60 mins (approx.)

(NB. This event does not appear in the festival booking brochure as it was originally scheduled for the Literature Festival in March 2018.  Unfortunately, due to adverse weather conditions, the event was cancelled but fortunately we have been able to reschedule it within the main summer festival.  Current bookers tickets will still be valid but we have been able to release extra tickets due to the change of venue).

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