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Lichfield, Staffordshire's Festival City
With so many great events throughout the year, it's not hard to see why Lichfield is becoming known as Staffordshire's festival city.
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Thursday 9th May 2013 - Friday 9th May 2014
Lichfield Cathedral’s Chapter House is home to a sparkling display of new items from the Staffordshire Hoard and, thanks to funding from the Arts Council England, new interactive exhibits, replicas, information panels and a children's craft table.
Canon Anthony Moore, Chancellor at Lichfield Cathedral, commented: “We’re absolutely delighted with the new display. As well as the stunning new hoard items, the Chapter House now houses an iPad interactive, crafting table, handling replicas and more. The iPad interactive is perfect for kids and big kids alike - as well as being able to virtually clean a piece of the Staffordshire Hoard, you can also take a closer look at star items of the hoard, and find out more about other Staffordshire Hoard displays across the region. There are also two new exquisite replicas, one of a sword hilt and the other of the unfolded cross, which is identical to the one presented to the last Pope when he visited Birmingham.”
The display at Lichfield Cathedral is open daily between 10am and 4pm, Monday – Saturday and 12noon – 3pm on Sundays. The exhibition is free to enter, although donations are very welcome. Along with items from the Staffordshire Hoard, it also features the exquisite Anglo-Saxon treasures, the St Chad Gospels which are older than the Book of Kells, and the Lichfield Angel, believed to be part of the Shrine to St Chad.
Volunteers urgently needed!
The Staffordshire Hoard exhibition is manned entirely by volunteers and the Cathedral is always keen to hear from people who can spare an hour or two each week, to help this fantastic exhibition remain open to the public. To help recruit volunteers, the Cathedral is working with Lichfield and District Community & Voluntary Sector Support (LDCVS).
If you are interested in the Staffordshire Hoard and would like to help keep the display of the Hoard at Lichfield Cathedral open to visitors by becoming a Chapter House & Staffordshire Hoard Host, please contact Lichfield and District Community & Voluntary Sector Support (LDCVS) on 01543 303030, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call www.ldcvs.org.uk
You can also visit the LDCVS team at Mansell House, 22 Bore Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6LL, Mondays to Fridays 9am - 4.30pm.
Thursday 4th July 2013 - Sunday 14th July 2013
As the only annual multi-arts festival of its kind in the West Midlands, Lichfield Festival has been bringing world-class music, arts and culture to Lichfield for over 30 years. The 2013 Festival promises over 50 events during ten days in venues across the city, with hundreds of performers from around the world, encompassing all kinds of music, dance, drama, visual art, author talks and comedy. The 32nd Lichfield Festival centres around Lichfield Cathedral, but will take place in venues elsewhere in the city and beyond. The full festival programme will be announced in April. To receive a brochure call 01543 306270 or request one on the website. Highlights includes twenty lunchtime, evening and late-night concerts at the cathedral; a rich programme of music, drama, dance and spoken word, plus visual arts exhibitions, music in country churches and education at the Lichfield Garrick; a vibrant festival market and later in the year, the popular Lichfield Literature Festival. There is also an extensive learning and participation programme.
Saturday 6th July 2013 - Sunday 7th July 2013
Cars in the Park will feature displays of classics from owners and car clubs.
Among the new vehicles on show will be models by Dacia, Bentley, Lamborghini, Lexus, Ford, Fiat, Peugeot and Toyota and many other dealerships exhibiting.
Around 1,000 cars will be on display, while JCB will also be demonstrating some of their newest and oldest models.
Camping available on site in the park.