Thousands flock to see the Olympic torch pass through Lichfield District

Day 43 of the Olympic Torch Relay and the eyes of the world fell on Lichfield District, when Torchbearers carried the Olympic Flame through local streets.   

Countdown to Torch Relay

We're counting down the days to when the Olympic Flame will travel through the district The Olympic Torch Relay is on its way to Lichfield City and District on 30 June 2012, and excitement is mounting in the lead up to the historic day.  

Spectacular all-new finale for Festival

The Lichfield Festival is calling on the people of Lichfield and beyond to join the celebrations as this year’s Festival comes to a close on Saturday 14 July, with a spectacular outdoor event for all the family.

Premier Inn set to sign up to Friary Outer scheme

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 full and part-time jobs in the city.  

Spectacular Festival Finale in store

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 contemporary circus company No Fit State. The festival will open with Anthem, an Olympic-themed concert...

Tour operators get familiar with district

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 operators on Thursday 19 April 2012.

King's Singers for special jubilee concert in Lichfield Cathedral

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 programme of secular music from the reigns of some of the Queen’s more colourful forebears,...

President’s route to London

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 Jubilee Pageant to represent Staffordshire in the 1,000 boat flotilla on the Thames on 3...

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

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 running until the end of the month is a temporary exhibition entitled 'The Secret Map of Lichfield...