L2F Studio & Art Exhibition

Saturday 23rd - Tuesday 26th October, 10:30am – 4:30pm


We’ll be showcasing entries from the L2F Art competition and also hosting L2F studio performances on Saturday 23rd October.




Half Term Fun: Creepy Cats

Thursday 28th October, 11am onwards

£3.50 per child

Hands-on arts and craft activities for the school holidays. Join our volunteers and make a cat card inspired by Samuel Johnson's favourite feline, Hodge. Pre-bookable family groups, children must be accompanied by an adult.




Festive Light Switch On

Sunday 28th November,3.30pm – 6.00pm


Warm up while visiting the Lichfield Light Switch On with hands-on activities and festive refreshments including mulled wine.




The Johnson Family Christmas

Sunday 5th December, 11am – 3.30pm


Enjoy the historic house decorated for Christmas, with activities for all including crafts, storytelling and the chance to enjoy a warm glass of mulled wine!

Please note: Some of our regular events are currently postponed until further notice.

Regular Events

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Words Alive!

Every Saturday

10:30am – 11:45pm

£3.00 per session, £2.00 for siblings. Book a block of 5 sessions for £12 (£10 siblings)

A weekly club for 8-12 year olds who love words! Read, write, create, act and illustrate in the inspiring setting of the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum. Try your first session free! 

Please Contact Us to book.


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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. 

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Birthplace Writers Group

Second Saturday of the month September - June, 2pm, 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.

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Latin for Beginners

Tuesdays at 12:45pm (1 hr duration) from September 24th – December 3rd (no session on October 29th)

£5 per session, or book 5 sessions for £20

A friendly small-group course starting from the basics of the ancient language, led by an engaging and experienced life-long educator.


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Poetry Group

Third Thursday of every month

2:00pm, Free

An informal poetry reading and discussion group with a different theme every week.

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