New Georgian Christmas Market coming to The Close

Lichfield Cathedral and Erasmus Darwin House have teamed up to bring a Georgian Christmas Market to the city, in commemoration of Erasmus Darwin’s birthday. The event will take place in the Cathedral close and Erasmus Darwin House on Saturday 12 December, 9am-4pm, and will provide visitors with an opportunity to enjoy some Christmas shopping and...

Late night Thursday shopping in Lichfield

Lots of shops in Lichfield City will be open late nights on Thursdays in the run up to Christmas. We'll keep updating the list below, but at the moment the following shops have confirmed they will be open: Debenhams: Thursdays 26 November, 3, 10 & 17 December until 7pm Other late nights at Debenhams include Friday 27 November until...

Armed Forces Memorial programme of improvement announced

Following the award of a £3 million LIBOR fines grant to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire and with further support from The Royal British Legion, the Armed Forces Memorial is to undergo a year-long programme of repairs and improvements, starting on 12 November. 

Drayton Manor Theme Park gears up for more treat than trick this Halloween!

Drayton Manor Theme Park will end its action packed 65th anniversary season with two weeks of spectacularly spooky half-term fun.

Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain celebrate Shockwave’s 21st birthday

One of the UK’s best loved roller coasters celebrated its 21st birthday this month with the help of theme park enthusiasts from the Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain (RCCGB).  In a weekend filled with twists and turns, the RCCGB descended upon Drayton Manor Theme Park on 4th October to take on the much-loved ride Shockwave, enjoying...

Seeking Treasures at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum!

On Friday 9th October a team of valuers from Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers will be coming to the Staffordshire Regiment Museum. These expert valuers will be at the Museum from 10am to 2pm and are available to value items brought in by the public, in return for a small donation to the museum of £1 per item (or £5 for a collection).

Epic War of the Worlds fireworks spectacular comes to Drayton Manor Theme Park

Drayton Manor Theme Park is set to close its 65th anniversary season with not one, but a trio of ‘out of this world’ firework spectacular events that are taking place on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st October, and on Sunday 1st November.  

Baked Alaska is coming to Lichfield Cathedral

Riding Lights Theatre Company will be paying a visit to Lichfield Cathedral on Friday 23rd October, to serve up a sharp and deliciously comic slice of ‘Baked Alaska’.

Lichfield Heritage Weekend success

 The city centre was packed with people who explored interesting buildings and enjoyed a range of entertainment at this year’s Lichfield Heritage Weekend. Attractions across Lichfield City threw open their doors as part Lichfield Heritage Weekend, which took place on 20 and 21 September. The theme was ‘Making History’, which was...

Lichfield Heritage Weekend 19 and 20 September

Lichfield Heritage Weekend is set to delight history lovers of all ages. This year's theme is 'Making History’, with activities celebrating Lichfield’s creative past and present. Heritage venues will throw open their doors for free over the weekend, including St John’s Hospital, the City Cells, The Samuel Johnson Birthplace...