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Get into the Christmas Spirit

There are plenty of opportunities to get into the Christmas spirit at Lichfield Cathedral as the Festive season approaches. It all starts with the Advent Carol Services on Saturday December 1 and Sunday December 2 at 6pm. These will be beautiful…

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Samuel Johnson Birthplace
Festive Cheer at Johnson’s Birthplace

The Samuel Johnson Birthplace on the Market Square will be joining Lichfield Christmas festivities with ‘The Johnson Family Christmas’ on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December, 11am – 3.30pm. With free entry and something for all ages, the Museum…

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New £8.1 million events building at National Memorial Arboretum set to benefit the local economy

On Monday 15 October, the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire opened Aspects, its new £8.1million events building. Aspects provides up to seven separate event spaces that can be configured in a variety of formats to suit the demands of…

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George Bryan, Company Director at Drayton Manor Park at the 2018 Enjoy Staffordshire Awards
Drayton Manor Park receives impressive recognition including Outstanding Contribution to Tourism at Enjoy Staffordshire Awards 2018

Drayton Manor Park has received top recognition in four categories at this year’s Enjoy Staffordshire Awards, including The Graeme Whitehead Award to Colin Bryan, CEO of the park, for his outstanding contribution to tourism in Staffordshire. The…

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Cathedral staff Sophie Horan (L) and Alex Dziegiel (R) at the award ceremony
Cathedral wins prestigious tourism award

Staff and volunteers at Lichfield Cathedral are celebrating after being named as the silver award winner in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category of the Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism awards. This is one better from the previous year when…

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Drayton Manor Hotel
Drayton Manor Hotel In The Top 25 Family-Friendly Hotels in the UK

Drayton Manor Park’s on-site, four-star hotel has been named sixth in the top 25 family-friendly hotels in the United Kingdom, as chosen by the TripAdvisor community. The hotel caters for both the modern family and business traveller, thanks to its…

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Santa and a visiting dog
Family Pets Visit Santa Paws at Drayton's Magical Christmas

After being inundated with requests from pet-loving members of the public, Staffordshire-based theme park Drayton Manor Park offered some of its guests the opportunity to bring their furry companions to meet Father Christmas* at the start of the…

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Pupils from Christ Church Academy Stone with the Cathedral's learning manager, Alex Nicholson Ward.
70 schools, 20,000 doves: Imagine Peace takes flight in Lichfield Cathedral

Around 20,000 schoolchildren across Staffordshire have been busy making paper doves in a unique art project to imagine peace in our time.  The paper doves will form part of a major installation artwork created by Lichfield Cathedral's Artist in…

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The Snowman
The Snowman set to dazzle cathedral audiences

Three choristers from Lichfield Cathedral have been given the chance to follow in the footsteps of Aled Jones when they perform Walking In The Air during a big screen showing of The Snowman in December. The talented trio will perform with a live…

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Tourist information service is on the move

Lichfield’s new library, heritage and arts centre, which is set to open its doors in December, will include Lichfield District Council’s tourist information service. The new £1.4 million library and arts and heritage space in the former St Mary’s…

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Candlelit vigil at the NMA
Hundreds gather for the National Memorial Arboretum Armistice 100 Candlelit Vigil

Over 500 people gathered this evening for a candlelit vigil within the walls of the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum. The special service of remembrance and reflection marked the eve of the centenary of the signing of the…

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Magical Christmas at Drayton Manor Park
Drayton Manor Park Invites Armed Forces To Experience Magical Christmas

Drayton Manor Park is inviting all serving and retired military personnel in the British Armed Forces to experience its award-winning Magical Christmas, offering free entry to the park for its festive season as a token of appreciation. * There is…

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On the hunt for local tourist guides
On the hunt for local tourist guides

Visit Lichfield is inviting anyone with a passion for local history to an open day to find out about how to become a tour guide. Lichfield District Council’s tourism service, Visit Lichfield, runs a series of tours over the year, including city…

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Preview evening for Armed Forces Families at NMA
Armed Forces families invited to exclusive preview evening of Illuminated Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum is offering 750 free tickets to Armed Forces families for an exclusive preview evening of Illuminated Arboretum on Tuesday 11 December. Illuminated Arboretum is a series of special events in December allowing visitors…

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Remembrance at the NMA
Field of Remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum opening with special service

In the year that marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, the National Memorial Arboretum’s Field of Remembrance will open to the public with a special service of Remembrance on Monday 5th November.   The Field of Remembrance…

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