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...

Friary Outer car park is closing this month

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 underway in April. The £14 million Friary Outer scheme is set to provide more car parking spaces...

Making Science Fun at Erasmus Darwin House!

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 it and using our video microscope to look at cells. This year, visitors will be able to see a special...

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

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 The Duke of Gloucester represented The Queen.