Kids take over - Drayton Manor recruiting new kids board!

Calling all budding business leaders and entrepreneurs - if you think you have the next Sir Alan Sugar in your midst, a young Deborah Meaden or a budding Richard Branson in the making, Drayton Manor Park in Staffordshire is looking for you as it launches its hunt to find eight new child directors for its board, where they can hone their skills for...

New Library Tours for Lichfield Cathedral

New Library Tours are set to launch at Lichfield Cathedral in May this year. The Cathedral Library is tucked away on the upper floor of the Chapter House, and houses a unique and special collection of historic treasures.

2016 Lichfield Festival programme announced

A packed programme of music, film, theatre, comedy, dance, family events, visual arts and talks has been announced to mark this year’s Lichfield Festival (1-10 July). 

Drayton Manor Zoo’s Tamarins celebrate first Easter in new home

With the opening of the highly anticipated Tamarin Trail on the horizon, staff at Drayton Manor Park & Zoo thought it only right that its newest residents get treated to a bunch of treat sized decorated eggs which were filled with their favourite choice of meal worms and crickets.

Drayton Manor Zoo’s Tamarins celebrate first Easter in new home

With the opening of the highly anticipated Tamarin Trail on the horizon, staff at Drayton Manor Park & Zoo thought it only right that its newest residents get treated to a bunch of treat sized decorated eggs which were filled with their favourite choice of meal worms and crickets.

Lights Out at the George Hotel for Earth Hour!

At 8.30pm on Saturday 19 March, The George Hotel in Bird Street, Lichfield will be turning off all non-essential lights for an hour in support of the global Earth Hour 'Lights Out' initiative. Earth Hour is a World Wildlife Fund initiative which started in Sydney Australia in 2007 to focus the world’s attention on the need to protect the...

Drayton Manor Park counts down to the official launch of its 2016 season - this Saturday!

The team at Drayton Manor Theme Park, in Tamworth, Staffordshire, is counting down the minutes to the official launch of its 2016 season, this Saturday, 12th March. And there’s plenty to get excited about this year, as the park is set to welcome a host of new attractions and improvements. There will be monkey business aplenty as the much loved...

Sir Tom Jones LIVE in Lichfield’s Beacon Park

In a massive coup for the region, the legendary Tom Jones is to perform live in concert in Lichfield’s Beacon Park on 12 June. The superstar performer will draw from his huge repertoire of hits that include It’s Not Unusual, Kiss, Delilah and What’s New Pussycat, as well as tracks from recently released albums, Praise & Blame,...

Julian Lloyd Webber to become Lichfield Festival Patron

Lichfield Festival has started its 35th anniversary by announcing that Julian Lloyd Webber is to become one of its Patrons.  The celebrated former cellist, who recently took up the post of Principal of Birmingham Conservatoire, is a passionate advocate for the Midlands music and arts scene. 

Award-winning Monkey Forest Reopens

February marks the start of the Chinese year of the monkey and what better way to celebrate than the reopening of the award-winning Trentham Monkey Forest. The forest reopens on the 13th February with a special ‘Lovebirds’ weekend. Not only will it be your first chance to see how the babies have grown over the winter, but The Owl Experience...