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Lichfield Festival announces new patron

Published on Wednesday 9th Jan 2013

Lichfield Festival is delighted to announce that Michael Fabricant MP has been appointed a patron of the Festival. He joins the celebrated conductor Valery Gergiev in this prestigious role. Michael Fabricant is the long standing Member of Parliament…

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New Staffordshire Hoard finds

Published on Monday 7th Jan 2013

On Friday 4 January, a coroner’s court inquest ruled that a further 81 items of treasure which were discovered in November 2012 in the same farmer’s field in Hammerwich in  Lichfield District are part of the world famous Staffordshire Hoard …

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Lichfield Christmas Festival Success

Published on Monday 24th Dec 2012

Lichfield Christmas Festival offered Christmas cheer for all the family on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December 2012 Lichfield District Council’s tourism team, Visit Lichfield, is pleased so many people got into the Christmas spirit at this year’s…

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Erasmus Darwin Gets Bronze Statue in Lichfield City Centre

Published on Tuesday 11th Dec 2012

Local historic figure Erasmus Darwin’s statue will be unveiled at Beacon Park between to celebrate his 281st birthday. Children and adults are welcome to witness the unveiling of the huge bronze statue of Dr Darwin who will form a new and important…

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Lichfield Christmas Festival Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 December

Published on Monday 10th Dec 2012

Start the season of goodwill at a weekend of festivities across Lichfield City on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December Lichfield District Council’s tourism team, Visit Lichfield, is inviting everyone to Lichfield’s Christmas Festival this December…

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Could Hindleys be Britain's Best Bakery?

Published on Monday 26th Nov 2012

Hindleys Bakery of Lichfield, Staffordshire is one of 36 bakeries taking part in a new ITV1 series which is being launched at 4pm on Monday 26 November 2012. Britain's Best Bakery is a series of 20 programmes on  ITV1 daytime leading up to…

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Another Milestone in Wall's history

Published on Monday 26th Nov 2012

A new landmark with an ancient theme was unveiled on Saturday 24 November, alongside Watling Street in Wall Village. A Replica Roman Milestone, commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of our Queen Elizabeth and the original junction of Watling Street…

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Christmas Tree Festival opens this Thursday at Lichfield Cathedral

Published on Tuesday 20th Nov 2012

Lichfield Cathedral will be opening its door this week for the very first Christmas Tree Festival, which will include over 40 trees decorated by a lively mix of local community groups, schools, charities and businesses. The Festival will also…

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Choristers abseil down Bishop's Palace to raise funds

Published on Monday 19th Nov 2012

On Saturday 18 November over 20 Lichfield Cathedral choristers and their families and friends took turns to scale Lichfield's grade I-listed Bishop's Palace wall, braving the 40ft drop. Piers Derry, aged nine, from Hoar Cross, was among the…

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New Jubilee Landmark at Wall

Published on Tuesday 13th Nov 2012

A new landmark with an ancient theme is soon to be unveiled alongside Watling Street in Wall Village. The landmark is a Replica Roman Milestone, and it will commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of our Queen Elizabeth and also the original junction of…

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Lichfield Cathedral launches its Toy Appeal

Published on Monday 5th Nov 2012

Following the overwhelmingly generous and thoughtful response from the local area to the Lichfield Cathedral Toy Appeal over the last two years, the cathedral is pleased to announce that the initiative will return this Christmas. This year all toys…

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Lichfield is chosen by the Government as a Town Team Partner

Published on Friday 26th Oct 2012

In an announcement by the Government on Tuesday 23 October 2012, Lichfield has been named as a 'Town Team Partner'. On top of receiving £10,000 funding, Town Team Partners are given access a range of tools to help boost their high streets. Support…

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