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Dr Johnson’s WikiWords: Shakespeare

Saturday 2 June

6.30pm, 8pm and 9.30pm, £10

The NOT so true tales of Dr Samuel Johnson.

The Dr of Words takes a chance at CrowdFunding to produce his great ShakeSpeare. How will he cope with 21st Century TechNology? Fired Up Theatre perform a comic interpretation of Dr Johnson trying to come to terms with the everchanging English Language.

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Blazing Words, Glitt’ring Gold: Illuminating art from Lichfield Calligraphers

Saturday 16 June to Friday 31August

10.30am – 4.30pm Daily, Free Entry

Beautiful word-based art, inspired by alchemy, metals, treasure and more exhibited around the historic house. Calligraphy by group members from Lichfield, Barton and the Mercian Scribes.

Writing Spaces at the Samuel Jonson Birthplace Museum

Saturday 30th June

2pm - 4pm, Free

Join the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum for a celebration of writing at an inspiring venue in the heart of the country – the very house in Lichfield where Dr Johnson, famed for his English Dictionary, was born.

Hosted by the Birthplace Writing Group and with writing spaces available throughout the historic house, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet up with fellow writing enthusiasts, soak up the atmosphere, and put pen to paper to celebrate National Writing Day!

Summer Fun at Sam’s House!

Every Thursday in the school holidays: 26 July, 2 August, 9 August, 16 August, 23 August, 30 August

11am & 2pm, £2

Travel the world with hands-on family craft activities, a different activity on the theme of exploration and discovery every week.

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Regular Events

Words Alive!


Term-time Saturdays, 10.30am – 11.30am

£3 per session, discounts for family groups.


A new weekly club for 7-11 year olds who love words! Read, write, create, act, and illustrate in an inspiring setting.


Please Contact Us to book.


Birthplace Book Club

First Wednesday of the month, 1pm.

Friendly and informal group reading along with Radio 4’s Book Club show, new members welcome.


Birthplace Writers Group

Second Saturday of the month, 2pm (no meeting in August), Free


Facilitated by an experienced teacher, both beginners and current writers are welcome to this friendly adult group to nurture and fulfil their writing aspirations in our inspiring venue.



Lunchtime Latin

Tuesday afternoons at 1pm. Please Contact Us for dates and availability.

£20 per 5-week half term or £5 per session


A fascinating and friendly course starting from the basics of the ancient language, 1pm, £5 per session in blocks of 5.

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