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

Maggie Andrews & Janis Lomas

Date:

Fri 08 Mar 2019 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Venue:

The George Hotel
Price: £10

Maggie Andrews & Janis Lomas 

A History of Women in 100 Objects

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).

AMENDMENT TO PROGRAMME: Please note, that due to personal circumstances, Professor Maggie Andrews is unfortunately now unable to join us this evening. The talk will go ahead and we look forward to welcoming Dr Janis Lomas to Lichfield Literature. 

The history of the world has been told in objects. But what about the objects that tell the history of women? What are the items that symbolise the journey of women from second-class citizens with no legal rights, no vote and no official status to the powerful people they are today? And what are the objects that still oppress women, even now? From the corset to the contraceptive pill, the bones of the first woman to Rosa Parks’s mugshot and the iconic Mary Quant cape, A History of Women in 100 Objects documents the developing role of women in society through the lens of the inanimate objects that touched women’s lives, were created by women or that at some time – perhaps even
still – oppressed them.

Historian Janis Lomas rounds off our celebration of International Women’s Day with her tales of women and womanhood

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