Olympic Flame is coming to the district

Lichfield District is on the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Route Lichfield District Council is proud to announce that on Saturday 30 June 2012 the Olympic Flame will be visiting the National Memorial Arboretum, and then be carried through the streets of Streethay, Lichfield and Hopwas.  

Lichfield Cathedral chosen as future venue for BBC Radio Four’s Any Questions? – hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby and featuring panellists David Blunkett and Will Self

Since 1948, Any Questions? has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 every Friday and on January 27th 2012, the long-running debate show will be broadcast live from Lichfield Cathedral. Each week, Any Questions? visits a different community with a panel of four speakers who answer questions from an audience.

Donate a new toy for the Lichfield Cathedral 2011 Toy appeal and help a local child this Christmas

Following the generous and thoughtful response from the local area to the Lichfield Cathedral Toy Appeal in 2010 (in aid of the Pathway Project), the Cathedral is pleased to announce that the initiative will return this Christmas. This year all toys will be donated to Lichfield Children and Family Services and will enable the Safeguarding Team to...

Lichfield Roots & Folk Festival (Friday 21 - Sunday 23 October 2011) – The best line up yet!

Now in it’s third year The Lichfield Roots and Folk Festival taking place once again at the Lichfield the Guildhall continues to expand with the best and most varied line up so far!

Lichfield wins national Fairtrade Award

Lichfield has been declared one of the UK’s ‘top ten’ Fairtrade Towns for 2011!  The announcement was made at the national Fairtrade Conference held at Aston University in Birmingham on Saturday 15 October.  A group of five Fairtrade Lichfield supporters - including the Chair, Cllr Ian Jackson, and the new Campaigns...

Travelodge at Lichfield's Friary Outer

Lichfield District Council's development partner, S Harrison, has signed a deal which brings a new Travelodge hotel to the £14 million mixed use development at Friary Outer in Lichfield. S Harrison will deliver the 65 bed hotel on the three upper floors of the Swan Road frontage and is currently marketing the 8000 sq ft ground floor...

Pick up a free book for The Big Read

Trick Of The Dark by best-selling crime writer Val McDermid is this autumn’s Big Read book at lichfield literature. Free copies are now available around the city for you to pick up and read.

Lichfield Heritage Weekend - Ye Olde Games Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September

The city of Lichfield is counting down the days to this year’s Lichfield ‘Ye Olde Games’ Heritage Weekend on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September 2011

Biggest lichfield literature yet

The sixth lichfield literature festival will be the biggest yet, with events stretching over two weekends, as the breadth of topics and the range of visiting authors increases. This year’s lichfield literature runs from Saturday 1 October to Sunday 9 October.

Lichfield Cathedral waves farewell to a golden summer as The Staffordshire Hoard On Tour Exhibition moves to Tamworth Castle

After a busy, exciting and thoroughly enjoyable three weeks, it is time for the Lichfield Cathedral community to say farewell to the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold in the world, as the Staffordshire Hoard on Tour exhibition is dismantled today and moves to its final destination on the tour, Tamworth Castle.