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Autumnal fun at the National Memorial Arboretum

On 21 and 22 September, an Autumn Festival will take place at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, featuring a host of free fun family activities with a seasonal twist. Set among the changing colour of the Arboretum’s 30,000 trees…

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Autumnal fun at the National Memorial Arboretum

On 21 and 22 September, an Autumn Festival will take place at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, featuring a host of free fun family activities with a seasonal twist. Set among the changing colour of the Arboretum’s 30,000 trees…

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The Heritage Water Walk reaches Sandfields Pumping Station
Walk Discovers Lichfield's Watery Past

A guided walk delving into Lichfield’s historic connections with water attracted more than 150 people as part of the Lichfield Heritage Weekend. Lichfield Heritage Water Walk was jointly organised by Lichfield Waterworks Trust and Lichfield and…

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Image Credit: Samuel Johnson by Sir Joshua Reynolds, c.1756 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Portrait of Samuel Johnson by Sir Joshua Reynolds Comes Home to Lichfield

A portrait of the famous son of Lichfield, Samuel Johnson painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds is being displayed in Lichfield Cathedral as part of a major National Portrait Gallery project. The COMING HOME project sees 50 portraits of iconic individuals…

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Dub, slam and sacred – the line-up for Lichfield’s first poetry festival revealed

Dub, slam and sacred – poetry in all its forms will ring out from Lichfield Cathedral this autumn as it hosts its first poetry festival. The Cathedral has just unveiled the programme for The Word and it includes some top names as well as a series…

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Get ready for blockbuster films and West End musicals at the Lichfield Garrick as it launches its stunning Autumn/Winter seasons

A star-studded line-up, along with the introduction of live screened performances and blockbuster films are just a few of the reasons to get excited about the incredible new season of shows and events coming to the Lichfield Garrick.  The award-…

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Lichfield Heritage Festival 2019 Join the fun at this year’s Heritage Festival on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September.

Preparations are in full swing for Lichfield Heritage Festival, which is set to include free entertainment and entry to historic venues that are not usually open to the public, and to celebrate Samuel Johnson’s 310th birthday. The programme of…

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Lichfield Cathedral unveils lecture series

Lichfield Cathedral unveils lecture series to explore how science and faith can help us understand our place in the universe “In my opinion science offers no surer path to God than religion.” Prof David Wilkinson, Astrophysicist, theologian,…

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Philippa Rawlinson
National Memorial Arboretum appoints new Managing Director

Philippa Rawlinson has been appointed as Managing Director of the National Memorial Arboretum, which is part of The Royal British Legion. The award-winning free-to-enter 150-acre woodland site in Staffordshire is home to more than 380 memorials,…

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Samuel Johnson's Birthday and Heritage Weekend
Celebrating 310 years of Samuel Johnson

The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum is commemorating 310 years of Lichfield’s great wordsmith this September with a celebration cake to share with all visitors, hands-on historic printing activities and a programme of activities as part of…

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LHCRT heritage walk sandfields
A Walk into the Past

Two groups restoring important parts of Lichfield’s heritage have come together to offer an insight into the city’s industrial past. As part of Lichfield Heritage Weekend, walks jointly organized by Lichfield Waterworks Trust and Lichfield and…

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Lucy Porter
New drama puts Lucy Porter in the Picture

Lichfield residents may now know Redcourt only a car park on Tamworth Street, but in the eighteenth century the site was occupied by a splendid house built for Lucy Porter, Dr Johnson’s step-daughter. This September a new theatre event taking place…

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The Great Exhibition: Space, God, the Universe and Everything - Image Copyright Rod Kirkpatrick
Record numbers expected at Lichfield Cathedral’s sound and light spectacular this summer

Visitors have been queuing round the block to see Lichfield Cathedral’s latest sound and light art show, The Great Exhibition: Space, God, the Universe and Everything which opened last weekend. Over 2,400 people were the first to see the digital…

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Peter Walker Sculptor - Lichfield Cathedral Luxmuralis Space
Take a Journey Through Space, Light and Time

Commencing countdown …Engines on! Lichfield Cathedral is all set to transform its interior space with spectacular light and sound installations as it launches ‘The Great Exhibition 2019’. This year’s theme is ‘Space, God, the Universe and…

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Annual Service of Remembrance to be held for police officers who have lost their lives on duty

Care of Police Survivors (COPS) annual Service of Remembrance takes place next Sunday (July 28) in memory of all police officers and staff who have lost their lives on duty in the UK.  More than 1,000 people, including the surviving families of…

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Helen Sharman landing on return from MIR 1991
First British astronaut, Helen Sharman, to walk on the moon at Lichfield Cathedral

She was the first British astronaut in space in 1991 but this summer, Helen Sharman will finally walk on the moon......at Lichfield Cathedral. Helen will be the special guest speaker at The Great Exhibition 2019: Space, God the Universe and…

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The ‘Oss, made of steel plate and ‘towing’ Fosseway Queen
Canal Trust Unveils Blooming Work Of Art

Lichfield’s canal trust unveiled an exciting new feature for judges in the Heart of England in Bloom competition. As part of their contribution to Blooming Lichfield’s entry, Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust’s volunteers created a…

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School children learn stories of heroism
Hundreds of school children gather to learn stories of heroism that liberated Europe

Almost 1000 young people from across the Midlands forged connections with the lives of British and Commonwealth soldiers last week at the Remember Together Youth Festival 2019. Running from 8 to 12 July, the National Memorial Arboretum in…

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Family activities at NMA
Sappers, Spies and Stick Man feature in summer activities at the National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, has unveiled a programme of Second World War themed activities for families to enjoy over the summer months. Visitors to the 150-acre woodland site can participate in fun daily activities, attend…

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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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