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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Published date: July 25, 2019
Last modified: July 25, 2019

Lichfield Festival Reviews from Weekend Notes

KT Tunstall

The annual Lichfield Festival got off to the best possible start with a superb performance by multi BRIT and Grammy award winner KT Tunstall. The Scottish singer-songwriter and musician was in outstanding form after being chosen to headline this year’s music, drama and comedy festival, which runs from Friday 5th July to Saturday 13th July… CONTINUE READING

Kathryn Tickell and The Darkening 

Instrumental diversity was the order of the day as Kathryn Tickell and The Darkening filled the vast open space of Lichfield Cathedral with beautiful sounds. Kathryn is the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes but, combined with her new band, the range of instruments on show was very impressive throughout this concert which formed part of the annual Lichfield FestivalCONTINUE READING

Andrew Maxwell

Comedian Andrew Maxwell described it as his weirdest ever stand-up gig even before he’d started. So it was that the Dublin-born Irish comic closed the annual Lichfield Festival by performing in a deconsecrated church that now houses Lichfield’s main library. And what seemed to make it even stranger for Andrew, who claimed to have driven five hours from his home on the Kent coast to reach Staffordshire, is that the early evening sun was beaming down through a beautiful stained glass window behind him… CONTINUE READING