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Premier Inn set to sign up to Friary Outer scheme

Published on Thursday 31st May 2012

Premier Inn, the UK’s largest hotel chain, is close to signing a deal with developer S Harrison for a 79-bedroom hotel at the new Friary Outer development in Lichfield. Once completed, the new Premier Inn hotel will provide approximately 30 new…

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The Staffordshire Hoard, The Most Remarkable Archaeological Discovery For A Generation, Returns To Lichfield Cathedral

Published on Friday 4th May 2012

Lichfield Cathedral is delighted to announce that a small selection of items from the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found, is now on display in the Cathedral.  Visitors to the Cathedral will be warmly welcomed to…

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Spectacular Festival Finale in store

Published on Friday 27th Apr 2012

This year’s Lichfield Festival is going to close in a new and extraordinary way with a performance of Barricade, an amazing mix of aerial and acrobatic acts, pyrotechnics, comedy chases and breathtaking fireshow finale from the innovative…

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Tour operators get familiar with district

Published on Friday 27th Apr 2012

Coach tour operators treated to a special guided tour of Lichfield City’s top tourist attractions to boost visitor numbers Visit Lichfield, Lichfield District Council's tourism team, held a 'Familiarisation Visit' for more than 40 coach tour…

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King's Singers for special jubilee concert in Lichfield Cathedral

Published on Monday 23rd Apr 2012

One of the world’s most celebrated ensembles, The King’s Singers, comes to Lichfield Cathedral on Friday 1 June for a special concert. To mark the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II in 2012, the singers have created a lively…

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President’s route to London

Published on Friday 20th Apr 2012

Please come and cheer them on their way to the Thames Pageant One of the world’s only surviving steam powered narrow boat ‘President‘ will be stopping at Etruria, Stone and Fradley on 20, 21 and 22 April, as she makes her way down to the Diamond…

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A packed month of events as Erasmus Darwin House extends to summer opening hours

Published on Friday 30th Mar 2012

During April Erasmus Darwin House has lots of fun activities on offer, so there's sure to be something that will appeal to everyone! From April the museum will be open 6 days a week Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm (summer time opening). Currently…

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Friary Outer car park is closing this month

Published on Thursday 15th Mar 2012

Lichfield District Council is advising everyone who uses Friary Outer that the long-stay car park will be closed to motorists at 6pm on Thursday 29 March 2012.   The car park is closing so that work to redevelop the Friary Outer site can get…

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Making Science Fun at Erasmus Darwin House!

Published on Wednesday 29th Feb 2012

In association with National Science and Engineering Week Erasmus Darwin House will once again be holding a family activity day where they will be doing all sorts of fun science experiments such as putting a skewer through a balloon without bursting…

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Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester attend a service of thanksgiving for Her Majesty The Queen’s Jubilee at Lichfield Cathedral

Published on Thursday 23rd Feb 2012

As part of Her Majesty The Queens’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Lichfield extended a warm welcome to Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester at the Cathedral on Sunday 19 February. Choral Evensong celebrated the Jubilee year and…

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The Florette Festival Market

Published on Thursday 2nd Feb 2012

Lichfield Festival’s popular market day is to get a new name and new backing for 2012, with the announcement that Florette UK, the bagged salad specialist which has its UK headquarters at Fradley Business Park, Lichfield, is to become its major…

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Lichfield Arts Presents: Lichfield Winter Beer and Wine Festival

Published on Wednesday 1st Feb 2012

Lichfield Guildhall, Friday 3 – Saturday 4 February There is good news for lovers of Real Ales and Wines when the very popular Lichfield Winter Beer & Wine Festival returns once again to wonderful Lichfield Guildhall on Friday 3 and Saturday 4…

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