I am a freelance writer specialising mainly in health and education and living in Staffordshire. Find me on Linked In
Banish The Post Holiday Blues With Great Real Ales
Lovers of real ale are being invited to see in the New Year by going along to the Lichfield Arts Winter Beer Festival.
With the Christmas decorations packed away for another year, beer drinkers have the ideal opportunity to dispel any post holiday blues by visiting Lichfield's historic Guildhall on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of January.
The Lichfield Arts Winter Beer Festival returns
The Winter Beer Festival comprises a wide selection of more than 30 real ales from some of the country's best breweries, together with a choice of fine traditional ciders and a good range of wines.
To accompany the beers, patrons are also able to enjoy a range of fine food, including traditional pork pies.
Live music is also provided on both the Friday and Saturday evenings by excellent local musicians.
Last Orders perform at Lichfield Winter Beer Festival (credit Rob Ings)
On Friday from 8pm, it will be a band called Last Orders who perform versions of classics from punk, pop, and blues to rock.
And on Saturday, starting at 7.30pm, Made in Britain will be reflecting the mid-60s music of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks and The Who plus more modern numbers.
The Winter Beer Festival is open each day from 12 noon until 11pm, with tickets costing just £3 to enter each day.
Lichfield Winter Beer Festival (credit Rob Ings)
Lichfield Arts is an independent charitable organisation that has promoted music concerts, festivals and other events in Lichfield since 1974.
The organisation plays a key role in Lichfield district's thriving arts and creative community and has around 300 members including 125 registered volunteers.