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Andy Ansell at the NMA
National Memorial Arboretum appoints new Head of Estates

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, has appointed Andy Ansell as Head of Estates for the 150-acre site. This new role has responsibility for management of the Arboretum’s built and landscape estate, including the Memorials Policy and…

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Cathedral Organ
Lunchtime Concerts to create an Oasis of Calm

Lichfield Cathedral is giving you the opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the working week with a series of Wednesday lunchtime concerts throughout July and August. The concerts have been organised by cathedral organist and…

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Abbots Bromley Stamp
Abbots Bromley Horn Dance featured in a new series of Royal Mail Stamps

Michael Fabricant joined Horn Dancers from Abbots Bromley to celebrate a new series of postal stamps issued on 9th July by the Royal Mail. Michael says “The Royal Mail has today launched eight colourful and engaging illustrations, depicting and…

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Heritage Boat Gathering 21 - 22 September
A weekend of entertainment at Heritage Gathering

Huddlesford Heritage Gathering promises to be bigger and better than ever this year. More than 6,000 people came to the biennial event in 2017 and with new attractions and the return of old favourites, this year’s Gathering, on September 21-22,…

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Operation Neptune
Fundraising art project at National Memorial Arboretum commemorates Operation Neptune

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, has started a fundraising art project that commemorates those involved in Operation Neptune, the waterborne invasion commonly known as D-Day. Vessels of Victory forms part of the site’s summer-long…

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Tour guides
Summer guided tours of Lichfield

Visit Lichfield has a treat for you this summer with their line-up of exciting city tours. After ten more guides joined their ranks, Visit Lichfield is offering new guided tours this summer. See local history come alive as you visit the spots…

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Apollo 11 astronaut inspires service on the moon at Lichfield Cathedral.

Lichfield Cathedral will hold a special service on the moon at the exact time 50 years ago that Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin celebrated Holy Communion before he and Neil Armstrong became the first people to take one small step on the lunar…

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Space Parade
Space Parade Heralds This Year's Lichfield Festival

The city’s biggest annual arts event gets underway on Friday 5 July and there’s so much for the whole family to enjoy.    Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, a Space Parade of giant puppet structures will wind its way through the…

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Silent Testimony
Human impact of the Troubles captured in new exhibition at the National Memorial Arboretum

On Saturday 29 June, the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire will unveil Silent Testimony a new free to enter exhibition by internationally renowned portrait artist Colin Davidson exploring the human impact of the Troubles, revealing the…

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