30th Lichfield Festival a resounding success

The 30th Lichfield Festival has been a great success with more community involvement than ever before and a substantial increase in year-on-year ticket sales. The 100 events over 10 days featured over 500 artists from the UK as well as Cuba, Armenia, France, Ukraine, Romania, Australia, Russia, New Zealand, Japan, Malaysia and Mexico.

Her Majesty The Queen attends Regimental homecoming medal parade and thanksgiving service at Lichfield Cathedral

 The Dean and Chapter of Lichfield Cathedral, together with the Bishop of Lichfield, took pleasure in welcoming over 600 members, supporters and friends of the Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry today. In the presence of Her Majesty The Queen, Colonel in Chief of the Regiment, prayers of thanksgiving were offered for the safe homecoming of...

Intimate Theatre bring Erasmus to Life

During the weekend of 23rd & 24th July the local drama group, Intimate Theatre, will be bring the world of Erasmus Darwin to life. “Meet the Darwin’s” is a new and exciting performance written by David Titley during which five friends, including Anna Seward, Mary Parker and Dr Small, tell their tales of Erasmus through personal...

30th Lichfield Festival pigs raise £17,000

The 30 decorated model pigs which had been displayed around the city for the duration of the 30th Lichfield Festival raised an astonishing £17,000 in a charity auction to close the festival yesterday (Sunday). The life-size, model pigs were decorated by school and community groups, and had attracted great interest from all who saw them during...

Inspirational Ye Olde Games

Lichfield Heritage Weekend, Ye Olde Games, has been ‘inspired by London 2012’ This year's Heritage Weekend will celebrate Olympics past and present. Ye Olde Games is set to take place in and around Lichfield City centre on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September.    

Lichfield District Council launches its programme of summer holiday activities

From swimming lessons to skateboarding, through to gymnastics, Lichfield District Council is offering children and young people lots of fun activities to keep them busy over the summer holiday.   The council's playschemes are back for 2011. These holiday sessions are for children aged from 5 to 11, and are held at venues across the...

Roll Out The Barrel For Dad This Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is always a great opportunity to say a special ‘Thank You’ to Dad’s, but finding the right gift or treat can sometimes be a real challenge. This year, the National Brewery Centre in Burton upon Trent, can come to the rescue of anyone either scratching their heads for inspiration, or for those who simply want...

In the footsteps of St Chad – A Virtual Journey

On the 18th June this year starting bright and early at 8am, eight intrepid cyclists – all members of the Friends of Lichfield Cathedral – will attempt to cycle 314 miles. This distance is in fact the same as the long journey from Lindisfarne to Lichfield, via Lastingham and York. This sponsored event will be a static cycle ride at the...