Have a 'grand' day at the amazing Drayton Manor Park

Being a family owned and run theme park, Drayton Manor knows how important making memories as a family is, which is why it is offering all grandmas and grandpas the chance to visit for free* to celebrate National Grandparents Day on Sunday 2nd October.**

Blooming Lichfield once again achieves Silver Gilt in Heart of England in Bloom

Well the judging day came & went in July and so the Heart of England in Bloom presentation celebration took place at Aldridge Parish Church Hall on 15th September. Blooming Lichfield once again achieved a SILVER/GILT Award (for the 5th year) Two other awards were also presented to Lichfield, one was an Environmental Award to The Lichfield Canal...

Lichfield Rotary Club Charter Dinner - with Lord Digby Jones as Guest Speaker

Lichfield Rotary Club are very fortunate to have Lord Jones as their guest speaker at their Charter Night at Lichfield Guildhall on 1 October. Lord Jones has a reputation as an entertaining and forthright speaker and he has chosen ‘Britain, Europe and the World’ as his theme. Proceeds from this charity dinner will be split between Lord...

Miss Birmingham takes on VertiGO high ropes at Drayton Manor

Miss Birmingham 2016, otherwise known as Megan Llewellyn from Tamworth, enjoyed a day experiencing the brand new high ropes attraction, VertiGO, at Drayton Manor Park on 21 July. VertiGO is a 30 minute high ropes activity with two sky rails that’s suitable for all abilities, whether you’re an avid climber, or your feet have never left the...

Pray for Nice at Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral will hold a special vigil at 6pm on Sunday 17 July for all those affected by the terror attacks in Nice. The vigil will be led by the Very Revd Adrian Dorber, Dean of Lichfield, and will provide an opportunity to grieve for those who lost their lives in the attack this week, and to join together in hope. All are welcome to attend...

The Battle of the Somme, remembered at Lichfield Cathedral

‘Before Action’ is a special commemoration event, and an exclusive art installation, taking place at Lichfield Cathedral this August, to mark the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne teams up with Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral is teaming up with Oscar-winning actor, Eddie Redmayne, to work on a special project this summer, in commemoration of the Battle of the Somme.

Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival Great Success

Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival has been highly praised by both musicians and customers after a great week-end of music to suit all tastes. Of the many highlights were  Lichfield’s Community Band ‘Blast Off ‘ entertaining the crowds outside Lichfield Guildhall ( J-peg attached], and the inspiring South Staffs Primary Schools...

Ragdolls line up for 2016 Lichfield Festival

Over 150 ragdolls are lined up and ready to form a trail through the city of Lichfield as part of the 35th Lichfield Festival which starts on Friday (1 July).   The dolls have been made and donated by local crafters of all ages and abilities across Lichfield and further afield, with St Michael's Primary School, Pathway Project, Erasmus...

Fascinating discovery at Lichfield Cathedral Library

Staff at Lichfield Cathedral have discovered an exciting inscription in the Cathedral Library. The inscription was found in a book belonging to the Earl of Hertford and dated 1553. It was written in Latin by ‘RA’, believed to be Roger Ascham. The inscription runs to over three pages and is dated 1554.