2017 Autumn and Winter What's On Launches

Thursday August 31 2017

Lichfield District Council’s Tourism Team, Visit Lichfield, has put the finishing touches to its What’s On brochure, and tourism providers launched the glossy publication at Erasmus Darwin House on 23 August 2017.

What’s On lists all the big autumn events, such as Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park on 2 September, and Lichfield Heritage Weekend on 23 and 24 September. This year’s Heritage Weekend theme is Garrick 300, marking the 300th birthday of David Garrick – the famous actor, theatre manager, playwright and superstar of the Georgian stage.  

It also has plenty of events to keep the whole family happy on Halloween and fireworks night, such as Erasmus Darwin House’s Creepy Cellars and Ghoulish Games, and Drayton Manor’s Sky-Fi Fireworks Spectacular, not to mention Visit Lichfield’s Gruesome and Ghostly guided tours that take place throughout the season.

Autumn sees Lichfield Cathedral hosting the Discovering Elias Ashmole exhibition to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Elias Ashmole’s birth in Lichfield.

What’s On is a fantastic resource to plan the festive season, with Lichfield’s Christmas Lights Switch On, which is on 26 November, and the Lichfield Christmas Festival, featuring markets, entertainment and family activities, running over two weekends in December.

There are also many opportunities to go to carol concerts and the Lichfield Garrick festive pantomime, Aladdin.  

On top of the seasonal events, ongoing events are also listed, such as Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum’s Bookworms United sessions and Writing Group, as well as Erasmus Darwin House’s Dr D’s Science Club.

Councillor Ian Pritchard, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth, Environment & Development Services, said:

“The new What’s On guide is a handy way to plan your upcoming diary. When you flick through the brochure it’s obvious that there is so much going on across the district this autumn and Christmas, from Halloween trails and fireworks to festive carol concerts, shows and markets. Don’t forget to keep your copy of What’s On safe so you don’t miss out on any of the events and activities on offer.”

What’s On brochures have been sent to local homes and are also available at Tourist Information in Lichfield Library on The Friary and other visitor attractions. You can also download a copy from www.visitlichfield.co.uk/download or see online events listings at www.visitlichfield.co.uk/events.