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: March 20, 2019
Last modified: March 20, 2019

Young Critics Review Lichfield Literature 2019 – Dermot Turing (by Aaron Cusack)


The event was sold out and everyone was excited to discover more about the enigma. The event began with amusement as Dermot Turing started with jokes about The Imitation Game, the film based on the story of the enigma, this caught the audiences attention. As the event continued Dermot Turing discussed the sheer importance of the spies in cracking the enigma code and different ciphers and codes that were in the process. This went on to explain the signification of his book title, the title was based on code for secret meeting destinations, X for Paris, Y for London and Z for Warsaw. If you’re looking for a witty and in depth account of the cracking of enigma and all the teams that were involved before Bletchley Park, from a knowledgeable historian, then this event is for you.

By Aaron Cusack