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Pray for Nice at Lichfield Cathedral

Published on Friday 15th Jul 2016

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…

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The Battle of the Somme, remembered at Lichfield Cathedral

Published on Wednesday 13th Jul 2016

‘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. The commemoration event will take place over three evenings…

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Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne teams up with Lichfield Cathedral

Published on Monday 11th Jul 2016

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. Eddie Redmayne OBE is a critically acclaimed actor best known for his roles in…

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Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival Great Success

Published on Wednesday 29th Jun 2016

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…

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Ragdolls line up for 2016 Lichfield Festival

Published on Wednesday 29th Jun 2016

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…

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Fascinating discovery at Lichfield Cathedral Library

Published on Friday 24th Jun 2016

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…

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Drayton Manor Hotel Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Published on Friday 24th Jun 2016

Drayton Manor Hotel is proud to announce that it is a recipient of the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. The hotel, which will be celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, has been awarded with this recognition based on consistently great…

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Celebrations take place as London Midland names train Lichfield Festival

Published on Friday 17th Jun 2016

Performers and patrons of the Lichfield Festival gathered at Euston Station on Tuesday 14 June to celebrate the official naming of one of London Midland’s newest class 350 trains. The train naming event took place to mark the train operator’s…

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Chasewater Railway, in Burntwood recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary

Published on Friday 3rd Jun 2016

The volunteers of Chasewater Railway who work in the community operating a Heritage Railway and Museum have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. Chasewater Railway…

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The return of the famous Lichfield Dash

Published on Friday 27th May 2016

After a break of 4 years the famous Lichfield Dash, the Chariots of Fire inspired race against the 12 noon chimes of Lichfield Cathedral is back on Saturday August 20th from 10am onwards round Cathedral Close. Kevin Wilson Director of organisers KP…

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Erasmus Darwin, Samuel Johnson & the BBC!

Published on Thursday 26th May 2016

May saw an influx of publicity for Lichfield, the Lunar Society and Erasmus Darwin in the most unusual way! The daytime soap Doctors saw one of its key characters, Al, take a pilgrimage to Lichfield and there is a wonderful scene at Darwin House,…

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Could you be Drayton Manor's 50 millionth visitor this month?

Published on Thursday 19th May 2016

Drayton Manor Park set to welcome 50 millionth visitor! The calculations are in and the preparations are in place, as Drayton Manor Park is expecting to welcome its 50 millionth visitor within the first two weeks of June and the lucky visitor who…

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