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Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival!

Published on Monday 22nd May 2017

We’re on countdown to one of Lichfield’s musical highlights… the Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival -  a veritable feast of blues and jazz entertainment in pubs and venues right across this picturesque city! Promising a mouth-watering variety of…

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Roy Wood Launches Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival!

Published on Tuesday 9th May 2017

Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival has been launched by Festival Patron and music legend Roy Wood. The Festival takes place June 2nd to 4th in pubs and historic venues right across this picturesque city, and promises a mouth-watering variety of …

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Lichfield Festival Strikes 'Gold' as Tony Hadley is announced as New Patron

Published on Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Singing legend and TV personality Tony Hadley is to become a Patron of Lichfield Festival.  The Spandau Ballet singer and I’m A Celebrity star has agreed to lend his weight to the Midlands’ premier multi-arts festival which brings world-class music…

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New cathedral garden for Lichfield City station

Published on Tuesday 2nd May 2017

The creativity of a London Midland train technician and the support of London Midland business partners, colleagues and the local community have helped to bring colour to Lichfield City station through a new platform garden inspired by a local…

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‘All that Jazz’…in Lichfield!

Published on Tuesday 25th Apr 2017

Visitors to this year’s Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival can look forward to a veritable feast of jazz performed in venues across this historic city by local, regional and national favourites. Opening the Jazz programme on Friday 2nd at the…

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Celebrating Lichfield’s talents on Staffordshire Day

Published on Thursday 13th Apr 2017

Bank Holiday Monday 1st May is Staffordshire Day, the second of the now annual event celebrating our county and all that makes it special. For 2017, Lichfield is celebrating the creativity and heritage of our part of the region with a giant party…

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The third Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival is fast approaching with the line-up confirmed and programmes hot off the press!

Published on Monday 10th Apr 2017

Headlining this year’s festival, which takes place in and around the historic city of Lichfield, is the ever-popular Climax Blues Band - local favourites who delight audiences across the world with their unique combination of jazz and blues. After…

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Tourist Information moves to Lichfield Library

Published on Tuesday 4th Apr 2017

Lichfield District Council’s tourist information service is temporarily moving to Lichfield Library while St Mary’s in the Market Square gets renovated. While St Mary’s in the Market Square is being transformed so it can house the new library,…

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Blood Thirsty Lichfield

Published on Tuesday 4th Apr 2017

This Easter, children are invited to go on a guided walking tour of Lichfield’s landmarks to find out horrible facts about the city’s blood thirsty history. Lichfield District Council’s tourism team, Visit Lichfield, is running a Blood Thirsty…

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Thomas & Friends™ fans fly up, up and away as brand new ride takes off at Drayton Manor Park

Published on Tuesday 4th Apr 2017

Fans of the little blue engine and his friends hopped aboard the highly anticipated new James and the Red Balloon ride as it launched in Europe’s only Thomas Land™ at Drayton Manor Park on Saturday 1st April. The new ride is based on the beloved…

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Fat Controller reads bed time story at Drayton Manor

Published on Wednesday 29th Mar 2017

Drayton Manor Park, home to Europe’s only Thomas Land™, is set to host a very special bedtime story on Friday 31 March, read by the Fat Controller himself. The eve before the shiny red engine James gets his very own ride, Thomas & Friends fans…

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2017 Lichfield Festival Programme Announced - public booking from 10 April

Published on Friday 24th Mar 2017

Extraordinary talent, amazing events and unique experiences are the hallmarks of the 2017 Lichfield Festival which runs from 7-15 July and features a vibrant mix of music, film, theatre, comedy, dance, family events, walks, talks and visual arts.  …

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