Events 2015

Autumn & Winter

Lots of exciting activities and events take place throughout the year at the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum. From school holiday fun to workshops, exhibitions and drama there is something for all.Click here to download our full Autumn & Winter events leaflet!

Regular Events

Bookworms United!
Next sessions: Saturdays 21 November & 12 December
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

Art Workshops
Third Tuesday of each month, 6.30pm
Next Workshop: Our workshops are having a break until further notice. Please contact us for more information.
Create striking paintings and drawings in our monthly mixed media workshops led by award
winning artist Carole Collier. Individual attention in small, friendly sessions with a different theme each month
£10 per session including all materials and refreshments. Contact Us for more details or to make a booking

Birthplace Book Club
First Wednesday of the month, 1pm
Friendly and informal group reading along with Radio 4ís Book Club show, new members very welcome
Free entry. Next meeting: January 6th, reading 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North' by Richard Flanagan

Spiritual Pathways present... Gothic Series 2015
Next Event: Oscar Wilde's 'The Picture of Dorian Gray', Friday 27th November, 7pm, £5
A series of readings and mini-lectures inspired by favourite classic text. Organised by Stuart Goodwin, for more details or to book please contact him on 07731790754 or at the.path@live.co.uk

Christmas Events

Samuel Johnsonís Christmas Light Night
Sunday 29th November, 3.30pm - 6pm
Warm-up with festive refreshments and activities before the Lichfield lights switch-on
Free entry

The Johnson Family Christmas
Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 December, 11am Ė 3.30pm
Festive music, refreshments and activities for all in a Christmas party in beautiful historic surroundings
Free entry

Sparkle in Lichfield this Christmas! Our events are some of many happening across the city over the festive season. To find out more download a brochure

A Christmas Carol
Friday 18th December, 7pm, £5
This event is organised by Goodrow Productions, please visit their website here for more details and to book

Please note that most of our events take place in the first-floor Birth Room, requiring access via many unavoidable steps. Please Contact Us if you would like more information about access. Standard entry to the museum is free of charge

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