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Half Term Fun

Half Term Fun: Amazing Museums!

Thursday 1st June, Sessions at 11am & 12pm, £2

Hands-on arts and craft activities for the school holidays. Find out about Elias Ashmole who was born on Breadmarket Street 400 years ago. Make a mini Museum and write your name in Egyptian Hieroglyphs! Advance booking advised

Young Writers' Group

Starts Saturday 3rd June, Fortnightly sessions at 2pm, £5 

An exciting new creative writing group for 11-18 years olds. Led by professional writer Stewart Derry in our friendly and inspiring setting. Visit our news page for more details. Booking essential.

Exhibition: Johnson & Garrick, a Friendship in Constant Repair

Saturday 17th June – Sunday 24th September 10.30am – 4.30pm daily, free

Exhibition following the lives of two Lichfield friends who as they rose to the height of celebrity. Including paintings, prints and personal items from the Birthplace collection, Garrick Club, Potteries Museum and Dr Johnson's House, London

Talk: David Garrick and the Georgian Theatre

Monday 10th July, 7pm, £3.50

Garrick was not only an innovative actor, but a manager who transformed the experience of going to theatre in his age and to this day. Dr Graham Nicholls explores David Garrick’s fame and influence in the context of the 18th century stage in this fascinating talk.

Summer Fun at Sam’s House...
 goes to the theatre!

Every Thursday in the school holidays, 11am & 12pm £2

Puppet-making, masks and more – a different theatre-themed hands on activity every week. Booking advised.

Regular Events

Bookworms United!

Read, explore and enjoy popular titles in our fortnightly book and activity club for 7-10 year olds. New Bookworms always very welcome!

£4 per session including books and refreshments, discounts for family groups. 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.

Free entry.

Birthplace Writers Group

Second Saturday of the month, 2pm (please note there is no meeting in August). New for 2016 and 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 an inspiring venue.

Free Entry.

Lunchtime Latin

A new friendly Tuesday afternoon course starting from the basics of the fascinating ancient language, From 6th June at 1pm, £5 per session in blocks of 5.

For more information about the content and joining, visit our special website by clicking here.

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