Swinfen Hall Hotel celebrates 25 years

This year, the owners of Swinfen Hall Hotel, Helen and Vic Wiser, celebrate 25 years at the historic Staffordshire venue. The couple bought the building, which at the time stood empty, in January 1987. After ten months of restoration and refurbishment, Swinfen Hall Hotel opened to the public. 

A holy house made out of straw

A replica build of the one of the oldest places of Christian worship in Britain has been created - one fifth the size of the original and made entirely from straw bales. The unusual structure of Lichfield Cathedral was the brain child of local man Rob Gray, who runs a 2000 acre arable farm in Whittington and also has three children who attend Lichfield...

Celebrate a more Magical Christmas at Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire is set to open for its Magical Christmas on Friday 16th November, and promises to be more magical than ever before.  

Lichfield Heritage Weekend 2012

More than one-thousand people swarmed to Lichfield for ‘a right royal occasion’ as part of Lichfield Heritage Weekend on 22 and 23 September Lichfield District Council’s tourism team, Visit Lichfield, that helps to organise Lichfield Heritage Weekend, estimate that more than 1,000 people came to Lichfield City to enjoy all the...

Celebrity Chef James Martin to visit Lichfield Farmers' Market

After the overwhelming success of the first series of the BBC's programme 'Operation Hospital Food', celebrity chef James Martin is going to be working with a hospital in Birmingham, to help them transform their menu.  The BBC will be filming with James Martin at Lichfield Farmers' Market on Thursday 4th October from...

Lichfield Cathedral Girl Choristers

Lichfield Cathedral is very pleased to announce that, for the very first time, Girl Choristers will be received into the 800-year old Choral Foundation which has been singing the services in the Cathedral since 1315. This will take place at Choral Evensong on Sunday 23 September at 3.30pm. This is an occasion of great historical significance. Choirs of...

Lichfield Heritage Weekend 2012

Everyone is invited to ‘a right royal occasion’ as part of this year’s Heritage Weekend on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September. This September's Lichfield Heritage Weekend is set to delight history lovers of all ages. The weekend will be celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with royal-themed activities taking place across...

Patriotic proms goes off with a bang!

Thousands of people waved their Union flags and sang with gusto at this year’s Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park on Saturday 1 September. Now in its fourteenth year, Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park, organised by Lichfield District Council, is a huge free celebration of classical and popular music, al fresco dining and spectacular fireworks.

Lichfield Food Festival success

Thousands of people flock to the first ever Lichfield Food Festival on 1 and 2 September 2012. The Chairman of Lichfield District Council, Councillor Ken Humphreys, cut the ribbon, on Saturday 1 September, formally launching Lichfield Food Festival. 

Excitement is building for tomorrow's Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park!

Lichfield District Council is busy putting the finishing touches to its free end of summer outdoor concert set to take place tomorrow evening, Saturday 1 September. The City of Lichfield Concert Band will kick off the musical entertainment from 6pm with a selection of popular classic and modern show tunes, from ABBA and The Beatles, through to hits...