Appeal to save the Lichfield Cathedral Chapter House

On Tuesday 2 February, Lichfield Cathedral will launch a major new £2 million appeal to save the Chapter House.

Drayton Manor Theme Park has launched some great New Year offers at its onsite hotel and restaurants.

Money can be tight after the festive period. So to help out the Drayton Manor Hotel and Grill Inn Restaurant are offering tasty treats and quality overnight accommodation to kick start the year in style with an affordable family treat that won’t leave too big a dent in the wallet! Why not treat yourself and your nearest and dearest to a meal out...

Aled Jones to perform at Lichfield Cathedral

Welsh singer Aled Jones MBE is set to wow audiences across the UK in 2016 as he embarks on a 22-date Cathedral tour. The household name will visit Cathedrals in England, Scotland and his home country of Wales on a series of dates throughout May and June. He will be gracing the stage at Lichfield Cathedral on Saturday 7th May.

Drayton Manor recruitment drive now on!

If you’re looking for a new vocation this New Year, have you considered taking on the twists and turns of the theme park? Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, has launched its annual recruitment drive for the 2016 season. So if you’d like to fill your days with adventure, laughter and fun, get in touch with the much-loved...

Staff at Drayton Manor give children’s charity a ‘tree-mendous’ Christmas!

Tis’ the season of giving at Drayton Manor Theme Park, as last week (Friday 18th December 2015) staff donated a sleigh full of presents to charity KidsOut, helping to make Christmas brighter for underprivileged, disabled and special needs children.

Lichfield Cathedral appeal for toys for The Gingerbread Centre

Lichfield Cathedral is hosting a toy appeal to support a Staffordshire charity, The Gingerbread Centre, this Christmas. The Gingerbread Centre has been established for over 35 years and provides supported accommodation for families experiencing homelessness and floating support to families at risk of becoming homeless in the community.

Cathedral School & St John’s Live & Learn Together

Lichfield Cathedral School pupils and St. John’s Hospital residents have this week created pieces of animation together based on their shared experiences, the first in a series of collaborative arts events due to take place at the school in the coming months.  

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.