An offshoot of the the annual summer multi-arts festival, The Lichfield Festival, lichfield literature is an autumnal celebration of the written and spoken word.
An eclectic affair featuring author talks, education projects, creative writing workshops and a literary dinner. Apparently, it’s the only book event in a Cathedral City which apparently has no bookshops other than WH Smith. How sad is that.
When? 26-29 March 2020
Where? Main venue is The George Hotel, Bird Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6PR
Who? 2020 TBA
Web: Lichfield Festival
Festival Director? 2015 Jennifer Mears
Previous festivals: Vanessa Tait, Ben Tait, Francis Pryor, Brian Clegg, Dervla Murphy & Sarah Irving. Michael Morpurgo, Ruth Downie, Bryony Pearce, Sally Vickers, Richard Beard, Ian Stewart, Sophie Hannah, Peter Robinson, Andrew Lambert, Frances Wilson, David Nokes, Barbara Ewing Matthew Yeo, Robert Hutchinson Stephen Lyttelton Lawrence Goldman-, Jo Brand, Liz Kessler, Lesley McDowell, John Macken, Roy Hattersley, Helen Castor, John Helibron, Ron Moody, Martin Bell, Jane Robinson, Ben Crystal
Directions: By road: Lichfield, Staffordshire – The A38 and A5 connect near Lichfield and give direct access to the motorway network – M6 Toll, M42, M50, M40, M5/6 and M1.
National coach travel information: telephone 01543 308209.
By train: Direct rail services to Lichfield are operated by Central Trains and Virgin Trains, and via Birmingham by Silverlink and Chiltern Railways.
For further rail travel information call 08457 484950 or have a look at: www.rail.co.uk and www.thetrainline.co.uk.
By air: Birmingham International Airport (30 minute drive) and East Midlands Airport (40 minute drive). |