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Lichfield District Events and Festivals
From music, comedy, drama and jazz, to lectures, fayres, festivals and more - you are never more than a day away from a top event when you visit Lichfield.
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Saturday 3rd October 2015 - Sunday 11th October 2015
This year the festival programme covers topics on film, travel, science, history, food, historical fiction and authors include archaeologist and Time Team regular Francis Pryor, Richard & Judy Book Club Author Dinah Jefferies, BAFTA-winning writer, comedian and broadcaster Jon Holmes, travel-journalist Dervla Murphy and historian Livi Michael.
The Festival will also commemorate the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland with family theatre workshops from the New Vic Theatre Education Team at Lichfield Library and a Literary Dinner at the George Hotel with guest speaker Vanessa Tait; great-granddaughter of Alice Liddell, the little girl who inspired the Alice story.
Brand new for 2015 is the YELL Festival, supported by the Staffordshire Community Arts Fund, and offering four days of book-inspired events specifically for young readers and their families. These special events include Tamworth based author Ben Davis, whose books The Secret Blog of Joe Cowley have been hailed as the follow-up to the popular Wimpy Kid series; and former King Edward’s pupil Laura Wood whose debut novel Poppy Pym and the Pharaoh’s Curse has been awarded the Scholastic Montegrappa Prize for New Children’s Writing.
In addition to the ticketed events there are a number of free activities in the city including the Festival Book Swap and a game of Human Scrabble, as well as the new Literally Live! series running at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre with daily events including poetry readings, local author book events, live music and an Alice in Wonderland ‘Read-a-chapter’ storytime.
Information on all the activities can be found at www.lichfieldfestival.org or by calling the Box Office on 01543 306271.
Saturday 17th October 2015 - Saturday 7th November 2015
From scary trails and spooky tales through to ghost train rides and ghoulish goings on, there's plenty of fun for all ages this half term. If you'd prefer to do something less spooky there's plenty of other activities to keep the little ones entertained.
Click here for individual event listings.
Also, don't miss some fantastic fireworks and bonfire events, click here for details.