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Half Term Fun

 

Thursday 22 February

11am and 2pm, £2

 

Our popular hands-on arts and craft activities for the school holidays are perfect for family fun. Booking in advance advised

 

Please Contact Us to book.

 

Word Café

 

At Devotea, our neighbouring café

Thursday 1st March

1pm-3pm Free, with purchase of a hot drink

 

Choosing your next read? Inspired to get writing? Fancy learning some Latin? Drop-in and enjoy a cuppa with the Museum’s groups in this relaxed afternoon for word-lovers

Dr Johnson’s WikiWords: Dictionary

 

Thursday 1 March

6.30pm, 8pm and 9.30pm, £10

 

The NOT so true tales of Dr Samuel Johnson.

Dr Johnson returns to the 21st Century and creates a dictionary, how will his BounceBackAbility cope with the new WordAbhorations that haunt modern language? Fired Up Theatre perform the first part of this exciting new sitcom

Please Contact Us to book.

 

Spring Crafternoon

 

Saturday 24 March

2pm, £10

 

Enjoy being creative in a friendly adult workshop and make a personalised felt animal. Bring basic hand sewing skills and your imagination! All materials and refreshments provided.

Please Contact Us to book.

 

Sam’s Spy Trail

Friday 30th March – Sunday 15th April

Daily 10.30am – 4.30pm

£1 for trail pack

 

Code-cracking Easter trail and free drop-in activities available daily throughout the school holidays


 

Spy School

Thursday 5 April

11am and 2pm, £3.50

 

Have you got what it takes to become a top secret agent? Find out in the return of this fun code-breaking word workshop for the Easter holidays. Ages 7+, advance booking advised.

Please Contact Us to book.

 

 

Delve into the Dictionary

Sunday 15  April

2pm, £3.50

 

Find out how Johnson created his greatest work and explore the Museum’s Dictionary collection in this fascinating talk and workshop session.

 

Please Contact Us to book.

 


 

 

Collecting our City: Local History Exhibition

 

Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 May

Free Entry, 10.30am – 4.30pm

 

Enjoy a trip down memory lane with photographs and memorabilia from the ‘You’re probably from Lichfield’ group, plus exhibition exploring the history of Richard Greene’s collection in the 18th century.

 

Half Term Fun

 

Thursday 31 May

11am & 2pm, £2

 

Our popular hands-on arts and craft activities for the school holidays are perfect for family fun. Booking in advance advised

 

Please Contact Us to book.

 

 

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.

Please Contact Us to book.

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

 

Saturday 16 June to Friday 31 August

Free Entry, 10.30am – 4.30pm Daily

 

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.

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.

 

Please Contact Us to book.

 

 

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.
Free. 


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 fascinating ancient language, 1pm, £5 per session in blocks of 5.

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