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One-handed Pianist Nicholas McCarthy to perform at Lichfield Cathedral

Published on Tuesday 3rd May 2016

Born without his right hand, piano star Nicholas McCarthy is at the forefront of British music talent and champions accessibility to music for all. He will perform at Lichfield Cathedral on 31st May to help raise funds for the Chapter House Appeal…

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Bloodcurdling chill gets bigger at the new and improved The Haunting at Drayton Manor Park

Published on Monday 25th Apr 2016

The Haunting is based on the legend of an old vicarage located on the Drayton Manor estate where the sudden passing of the vicar led to a series of strange circumstances and unexplainable events. Twenty years after it first launched to…

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Road closure notification for IRON MAN

Published on Monday 25th Apr 2016

IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire will take place on Sunday 12 June 2016. Over 2,500 athletes from more than 40 countries will compete in a 1.2-mile swim in Chasewater Lake, a 56-mile bike through the picturesque Staffordshire countryside and a 13.1-mile…

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Drayton Manor Park is voted Best Visitor Attraction in Staffordshire!

Published on Friday 22nd Apr 2016

Drayton Manor Park is celebrating after winning the award for ‘Best Visitor Attraction, Staffordshire’ in the What’s On Readers’ Awards 2016, beating fierce competition to take this coveted title. Launched this year, the What’s On Readers’ Awards…

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Lichfield Cathedral to work with the Bethlehem Icon School

Published on Wednesday 20th Apr 2016

Lichfield Cathedral has commissioned the Bethlehem Icon School to create three new icons for the Cathedral, which will be displayed in the Nave. Icons have been part of the Christian Church from a very early period, and are considered to be special…

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Drayton Manor Park’s Adult and Toddler Ticket is back by popular demand!

Published on Monday 18th Apr 2016

Keeping your little ones entertained on a budget can be a challenge but Drayton Manor Park has a great value solution that’s guaranteed to be a hit with parents and toddlers alike. The family owned and run park is once again offering its Adult and…

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Kids take over - Drayton Manor recruiting new kids board!

Published on Friday 8th Apr 2016

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…

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New Library Tours for Lichfield Cathedral

Published on Tuesday 29th Mar 2016

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. The tours, entitled ‘From…

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2016 Lichfield Festival programme announced

Published on Tuesday 22nd Mar 2016

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).  One of the most eclectic multi-arts festivals in the UK, Lichfield Festival…

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

Published on Monday 21st Mar 2016

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…

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

Published on Monday 21st Mar 2016

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…

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Lights Out at the George Hotel for Earth Hour!

Published on Monday 14th Mar 2016

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…

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