Blood Thirsty Lichfield

Children are invited to go on a guided walking tour of Lichfield’s landmarks to find out horrible facts about the city’s blood thirsty history. Lichfield District Council’s tourism team, Visit Lichfield, is running two Blood Thirsty Lichfield walking tours this spring.

15th Anniversary Celebrations go with a Bang!

On Wednesday 9th April 110 people got together at Lichfield’s Guildhall to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Erasmus Darwin House with a special Gala Dinner. This beautiful Georgian building was restored and furnished with an excellent exhibition between 1994 and 1999 after raising over £1 million for the work.

A hole in onesie at Drayton Manor Theme Park on Guinness World Record day!

There's nothing unusual about screaming at a theme park, but teamed with thousands of people dressed in onesies, you have all the ingredients for the TWO Guinness World Records which were successfully set at Drayton Manor Theme Park today!

Onesie world record countdown has begun!

There’s only 4 days to go until Drayton Manor Theme Park attempts its double-whammy Guinness World Record attempt, aiming to set two in just one day on Saturday 12th April! If you have a love of onesies and screaming on theme park rides then these Guinness World Records are for you. As a real treat, the park has also reduced its entry price by 86...

Breath-taking Tower Tours are back at Lichfield Cathedral

Have you got a head for heights? Would you like to be one of the first members of the public since 2010 to make the steep climb up the steps of the Great Central Tower at Lichfield Cathedral? If so, our famous Tower Tours are back at Lichfield Cathedral from Monday 21st April 2014 (Easter Monday).

You’re hired at Drayton Manor Theme Park

Drayton Manor Theme Park has successfully hired more than 200 new employees for its 2014 season, after shaking up the recruitment process as a result of ongoing customer feedback. The park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, has devised a new three-step assessment programme to recruit Guest Hosts, whose primary responsibilities are to enhance the existing...

Onesie world record is not enough as Drayton Manor goes for two in one day!

Not content with only setting one Guinness World Record last year, Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, is attempting a double-whammy in just one day on Saturday 12th April. If you have a love of onesies and screaming on theme park rides then these Guinness World Records are for you. As a real treat, the park has also reduced its...

Holy Writ: Modern Jewish, Christian and Islamic Calligraphy

A major exhibition in Lichfield Cathedral from 26 April to 15 June 2014. Displaying work by contemporary calligraphers and lettering artists who, whilst working in the traditions of the three Abrahamic faiths, use modern techniques and ideas to

Inaugural Ann Fender Memorial Lecture - Cathedrals, Faith and Heritage: Whose responsibility?

Presented by Lord Cormack DL, FSA On Thursday 1 May 2014, 7.30pm Lady Ann Fender was a key member of Lichfield Cathedral Council, its Fundraising Coordination Group and champion of the Herkenrode Glass.  Ann worked tirelessly to bring Lichfield Cathedral, and its remarkable architecture and treasures to public attention.  As a tribute to her...

15th Anniversary Celebrations At Erasmus Darwin House

In 1999, after 5 long years of fundraising, restoration and refurbishment, Erasmus Darwin House opened to the public as a museum and education centre, with the aim of raising awareness of this great 18th Century Polymath. Since then the staff and volunteers involved in the running of the House have worked tirelessly to make this museum an important...