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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Peace Lecture – Lucy Winkett


Sat 07 Jul 2018 1:45 pm


Lichfield Garrick Theatre
Event Code: 7B
Price: £13

How do wars end?  With a bang or a whimper?

In the final year of our Lichfield Peace lecture series, started in 2014 to commemorate the Great War centenary, Rev. Lucy Winkett explores themes of peace making, power brokering, surrender and settlement in contemporary society. In a world of bewildering complexity with a seemingly insatiable appetite for conflict, what does life look like when the battle is done?

Lucy Winkett is Rector of St James’s Church Piccadilly in central London. One of the first generation of women to be ordained priest in the Church of England, she was the first woman appointed to St Paul’s Cathedral. As Canon Precentor, she oversaw national commemorations after the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. She is a frequent contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day and appears regularly on Radio 2 and 3.


Running Time: 60 mins (approx.)

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