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The National Memorial Arboretum is a great place to explore the great outdoors
Lichfield Short breaks: Get some fresh air

If exploring the great outdoors and getting closer to nature is your idea of the perfect getaway there is no shortage of green space to discover in Lichfield District. It's definitely the ideal place to plan a short break to get some fresh air this…

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Breaking ground for the NAAFI Memorial
Chief of Defence People breaks ground on a new tribute to NAAFI personnel at the National Memorial Arboretum

On 4 June at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, Lt Gen James Swift, Chief of Defence People, broke ground for the new Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI) memorial. The memorial commemorates the more than 550 NAAFI personnel…

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The Enjoy Staffordshire Awards are now open

The county’s biggest celebration of tourism and hospitality, the Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism and Good Food Awards, is now open for entries! Organised by Destination Staffordshire, the county’s official tourist board, in partnership with headline…

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Plan a family short break in Lichfield District this summer.
Lichfield short breaks: Family fun time

There is never a dull moment in Lichfield District, everyone will love a family getaway full of adrenaline and adventure. So why not plan a short break in the district for this summer? Kick off your break by getting the blood pumping by spending a…

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On Remembrance Sunday in 2020, Major Naveed Muhammad lays a wreath on behalf of the Armed Forces on the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.
National Memorial Arboretum pledges to remove barriers to participation in Remembrance

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, is making a series of ambitious pledges on inclusion and accessibility, re-enforcing its commitment to being an open and inclusive environment, freely open to all. This commitment is echoed in the…

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Historical Tales from Samuel Johnson’s Birthplace

One of Lichfield’s most famous historical attractions will be hosting a virtual event next week with the city’s beloved Storytellers. As the evenings grow lighter and life begins to resume, The Lichfield Storytellers will be at The Samuel Johnson…

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Plan your next visit to Lichfield District.
Top ten attractions in Lichfield District

Summer is coming. England is reopening. We’re all itching to rediscover freedom and fun. But where do you start planning those day trips and short breaks? Don’t panic, we can help you. There is so much to discover in Lichfield District that…

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Shop till you drop in Lichfield District.
Lichfield short breaks: The weekend getaway

There’s nothing better than finding the perfect getaway for the weekend to blow the cobwebs away, and you’re guaranteed to discover your ideal short break in Lichfield District this summer.  After the last year we all deserve a treat, so why not…

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The new sustainability pledges are an integral part of the National Memorial Arboretum’s ambitious vision for modern Remembrance, launched to coincide with the 20th anniversary since the Arboretum opened to the public.
National Memorial Arboretum declares climate emergency as it unveils new sustainability pledges

The National Memorial Arboretum, within the National Forest in Staffordshire, is declaring a climate emergency and making four ambitious pledges on sustainability to help safeguard the 150-acre woodland and garden site for future generations. In…

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Ruth Allen exhibition at The Gallery at The Hub St. Mary’s
Ruth Allen exhibition at The Gallery at The Hub St. Mary’s

The Hub at St Mary's is delighted to be welcoming people back into The Hub with ‘Lichfield in Line’, a new exhibition of work by Staffordshire Artist Ruth Allen. Lichfield in Line is a collection of original line drawings with watercolour and…

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The doors of Lichfield Cathedral will be opened to the public once again next week following the easing of coronavirus restrictions.
Lichfield Cathedral to reopen for visitors

The doors of Lichfield Cathedral will be opened to the public once again next week following the easing of coronavirus restrictions. Although the building has remained open for worship and as a vaccination hub, other events have been cancelled.…

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Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum will be opening doors to visitors again.
Samuel Johnson’s Birthplace to re-open next week

One of Lichfield’s most distinctive tourist attractions will be re-opening next week after over half a year of closure due to Coronavirus restrictions. The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum on Breadmarket St, adjacent to the Market Square, will be…

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The socially-distanced opening ceremony at Canal Walk on Tamworth Road as LHCRT engineering director Peter Buck introduces the Mayor of Lichfield, Deborah Baker, and the Sheriff of Lichfield, Dr Daryl Brown
Lichfield Mayor and Sheriff open canal walk

A new section of Lichfield Canal's Heritage Towpath Trail has been officially opened. Canal Walk, stretching 260 yards from the Longbridge Road footpath to Gallows Wharf at London  Road, was formally opened by the Mayor of Lichfield, Deborah Baker…

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The Hub at St Mary’s Coffee Shop and Bar welcomes everyone back.
The Most Beautiful Place in Lichfield for Coffee

The Hub at St Mary's is getting read to welcome everyone back to the most beautiful place in Lichfield for coffee. The team is really excited to finally be re-opening and able to serve everyone its delicious coffee, cakes and light bites once again…

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Lichfield Cathedral to re-open to visitors with new exhibition

The doors of Lichfield Cathedral will be opened wide to the public once again on Monday 17 May following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a further easing of the lockdown rules. The Cathedral has been able to remain open for worship, and has…

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Visit Lichfield for short breaks

Visit Lichfield has launched a short breaks brochure to help anyone looking for holiday ideas in the UK to discover what is on offer in Lichfield District.    The Visit Lichfield short breaks brochure showcases the many exciting and interesting…

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Exciting Online Programme Announced For Staffordshire Day 2021

With less than a week to go before this year’s Staffordshire Day celebrations on Saturday 1st May, organisers have unveiled an exciting programme of events and activities. Due to the pandemic, the sixth annual Staffordshire Day, organised by Enjoy…

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Lichfield Festival is back!
Lichfield Festival is back!

2021 programme announced for 8-18 July 2021 Headline performers include vocalists Mica Paris, Eddi Reader, Liza Pulman, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, vocal group I Fagiolini, impressionist turned pianist Alistair McGowan, Grimethorpe Colliery…

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The Hub at St. Mary’s introduces a new Associate Company
The Hub at St. Mary’s introduces a new Associate Company

As part of its ongoing Artist Development programme, The Hub is delighted to introduce Let Me In as an Associate Company. At the heart of The Hub is a desire to support local artists and companies who are striving to push boundaries within their…

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Neil Morrissey declares love for Staffordshire in new video

Actor Neil Morrissey has recorded a message of love to the county as this year’s Staffordshire Day approaches. The Stafford-born star, known for his work in The Syndicate, Line of Duty, and Men Behaving Badly, threw his weight behind the Love…

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