The Florette Festival Market

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 sponsor.  The Florette Festival Market will take place on Saturday 7 July, and celebrate local...

Lichfield Arts Presents: Lichfield Winter Beer and Wine Festival

Lichfield Guildhall, Friday 3 – Saturday 4 February

Lichfield Diocese ‘Adopt a Gargoyle’ educational challenge – deadline extended

Schools from across the Lichfield Diocese have taken on the unusual challenge of ‘Adopting a Gargoyle’, as part of a fundraising and education initiative launched last September by Lichfield Cathedral and the Lichfield Diocesan Board of Education.

The four star Drayton Manor Hotel – it’s official!

Drayton Manor Theme Park’s new hotel has now been confirmed as a 4-star hotel by Visit England, the UK’s national tourist board. The Drayton Manor Hotel successfully achieved the rating after a thorough inspection by an independent professional assessor.

Shoppers’ Christmas Carols at Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral invites city shoppers to take a break from the jostling crowds for half an hour and join us for some uplifting carol singing plus a moment to reflect. On Saturday 17 December, one of the busiest shopping days in the year, there will be two free carol services at the Cathedral: 12 noon with the Lichfield Cathedral Young Voices 3pm...

Drayton Manor's meerkats get in the Christmas spirit

Drayton Manor Zoo’s cheeky meerkats are all set for a fun-filled festive season after their enclosure was decorated with a Christmas tree, complete with presents. In fact, the naughty little rascals are so excited that they’ve already tried to open their presents. Meanwhile, one of the meerkats, called Aja, can’t get enough of wearing...

Lichfield Christmas Festival

Get some Christmas cheer at a weekend of festivities on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December 2011 Lichfield District Council's tourism team, Visit Lichfield, is inviting everyone to Lichfield's Christmas Festival this December.  

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...