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

Lainy Malkani; Sugar, Sugar

Date:

Sun 10 Mar 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Venue:

The George Hotel
Price: £10

Sugar, Sugar: Bitter-sweet Tales of Indian Migrant Workers

ONLINE BOOKING FOR THIS EVENT HAS NOW CLOSED. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO BOOK ON THE DOOR OF THE EVENT (30 MINUTES PRIOR TO START TIME, SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY, CASH PURCHASES ONLY).

Lainy Malkani’s critically acclaimed two-part series for BBC Radio 4, Sugar, Saris and Green Bananas, inspired her to create this collection of short stories. She is fascinated by the lives of unsung heroes in our society. In 2012 she set up the Social History Hub to bring their stories to life. Lainy is a writer, broadcaster and presenter of the Social History Hub podcast. She has written for the British Library, the Commonwealth and the BBC.

Sugar Sugar: Bitter-sweet Tales of Indian Migrant Workers is a contemporary collection of short stories based on facts which reveals a rich and culturally diverse history behind India’s migrant workers and one of the most abundant and controversial commodities in the world. Inspired by historical documents between 1838 and 1917, and the living memories of the descendants of indentured workers, Sugar Sugar spans five continents, travelling through time uncovering inspiring
tales of courage and resilience.

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