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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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ALL ABOARD! The countdown is on for the launch of Drayton Manor Park’s brand new ride in Thomas Land™!

Published on Thursday 23rd Mar 2017

There’s not long to go until Staffordshire based Drayton Manor Park officially unveils its brand new ride, James and the Red Balloon in April 2017. The new addition marks further expansion to the thriving theme park, which opens for the 2017 season…

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Lights out at local hotel

Published on Wednesday 22nd Mar 2017

At 8.30pm on Saturday 25th March, The George Hotel in Bird Street, Lichfield will be turning off all non-essential lights for an hour in support of the global Earth Hour “Lights Out” initiative. Earth Hour is a World Wildlife Fund initiative which…

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Neil Morrisey: Why I Love Staffordshire

Published on Monday 20th Mar 2017

TV celebrity Neil Morrissey has thrown his weight behind Enjoy Staffordshire’s drive to attract more visitors into the county. The Stafford-born actor, currently starring in ITV’s The Good Karma Hospital, spoke of his love for Staffordshire and his…

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