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

Word Cafe 2019


Sat 09 Mar 2019 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Lichfield Guildhall
Price: Free

The fair for word lovers is back! The snow and ice of the 2018 Festival did not deter budding writers from meeting at our inaugural Word Cafe last year, so much so that we are running it again!

This is an opportunity to meet members of local groups including Lichfield Writers, Lichfield Poets and the Birthplace Book Club and Writing Group, discuss your own writing experiences, share tips, solve writers’ block issues and learn something new.

This year you can discover the traditional art of bookbinding with local craftsman Roy Fell, and enjoy a pop-up exhibition of rare books and letter from the Johnson Birthplace Museum collection.

Refreshments will be available, with all proceeds supporting local charities, so why not spend an hour or two curled up with the idea of some new good books!

In association with The Samuel Johnson Museum

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