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Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day at the National Memorial Arboretum

On Remembrance Sunday (8 November), the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, will broadcast a virtual Act of Remembrance from the Armed Forces Memorial on Facebook and YouTube. Pre-booked visitors to the Arboretum will be able to observe…

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National Portrait Gallery exhibition spearheaded by The Duchess of Cambridge will open at the National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, will host a physical installation of the National Portrait Gallery’s Hold Still exhibition from 24 October to 6 December. Visitors to the 150-acre Arboretum will be able to view the photographic…

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Experience a kaleidoscope of colour at the National Memorial Arboretum this Christmas
Experience a kaleidoscope of colour at the National Memorial Arboretum this Christmas

In December, Illuminated Arboretum will return to the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, inviting families to experience a kaleidoscope of colour in the run-up to Christmas, along a new and improved route. As they venture along a winding…

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The Hub at St Mary’s receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund
The Hub at St Mary’s receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

The Hub at St Mary’s has been awarded £64,126 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has…

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Book a Hubble Bubble tour this autumn
Book a Hubble Bubble tour this autumn

Celebrate Halloween with a spooky guided tour of Lichfield City Centre. Lichfield District Council’s visitor economy team, Visit Lichfield, has launched a brand new tour for 2020 and is inviting groups to get into the Halloween spirit on a Hubble…

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National Memorial Arboretum awarded £297,000 grant from Culture Recovery Fund
National Memorial Arboretum awarded £297,000 grant from Culture Recovery Fund

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, is among 450 heritage organisations to receive a portion of £103 million of funding, in the first tranche of grants issued by the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. The culture and heritage sector…

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 Reflecting on the Pandemic at Lichfield Cathedral
Reflecting on the Pandemic at Lichfield Cathedral

As a nation we are still feeling the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on our lives. A new artwork allowing people to reflect on their personal experiences is coming to Lichfield Cathedral. Lichfield Cathedral is one of a number of venues across…

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Inspiring place to play squash on World Squash Day
Inspiring place to play squash on World Squash Day

Lichfield Squash Club is hoping to inspire people to try the sport of squash by taking it to the foot of the famous three spires on World Squash Day this Saturday, 10th October. World Squash Day is an annual global celebration of the sport of…

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Back by Popular Demand at Lichfield Cathedral – Poppy Fields 2020
Back by Popular Demand at Lichfield Cathedral – Poppy Fields 2020

To mark the period of Remembrance, Lichfield Cathedral is bringing back work from two of its most popular shows: Poppy Fields and Imagine Peace, re-imagined for 2020 by the award-winning artistic collaboration Luxmuralis. The shows will run each…

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District Map Launch
Discover the district with free visitor map

A new Visit Lichfield map highlighting top local attractions is being launched to encourage visitors to take advantage of all there is to see and do across Lichfield District. Lichfield is renowned for its wonderful cathedral but did you know about…

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An evening with The Fizz
An evening with The Fizz

CHERYL BAKER, MIKE NOLAN AND JAY ASTON OF THE FIZZ SPEARHEAD THE RETURN OF LIVE ENTERTAINMENT TO BRITISH THEATRES AT THE LICHFIELD GARRICK. As it is announced that the curtain will rise on live entertainment at the Lichfield Garrick in November,…

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IMPORTANT POSTPONEMENT NOTICE FOR MONDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 'REMEMBRANCE GLADE'

In light of the Government’s latest announcement restricting gatherings to no more than 6 people we have decided to postpone our launch event which was due to take place at The National Memorial Arboretum on Monday 14th September. The safety of the…

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National Memorial Arboretum shortlisted for three categories at Group Leisure and Travel Awards
National Memorial Arboretum shortlisted for three categories at Group Leisure and Travel Awards

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, has been shortlisted for three categories (Best Garden Visit, Best Guided Tour and Best UK Attraction) at the tourism industry’s Group Leisure and Travel Awards. Readers of Group Leisure and Travel…

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Discover Lichfield tours to restart
Discover Lichfield tours to restart

From Civil War battles through to enlightened local Georgian figures, there is so much history and heritage to discover with a socially distanced guided tour of Lichfield city centre. Visit Lichfield’s team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides…

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The Show Must Go On

Event cinema returns to Lichfield on 18th September with live shows following on Sunday 1st November. Social distancing and patron safety are at the forefront of the Lichfield Garrick theatre’s reopening plan, with changes being made across the…

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Outdoor Escape Challenge
Outdoor escape challenge transports Arboretum visitors back to the Second World War

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, has unveiled a pair of outdoor escape challenges, transporting visitors back to the final days of the Second World War, daring them to solve a series of cryptic puzzles to avoid the clutches of the…

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Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Award
Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award presented to National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, has been awarded a 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award, the latest in a series of accolades for the 150-acre woodland and garden site, which has been previously named VisitEngland’s Large…

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Small Candles and Lady Chapel - Chris Day
Lichfield Cathedral at Night – Saturday 29 August 18.30 – 22.00

This August bank holiday weekend Lichfield Cathedral will be opening its doors for specially extended opening hours on Saturday 29 and Monday 31 August during the day. Visitors will be invited to explore the Cathedral, the Close and to stop and…

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#EnjoyStaffsSafely
Summer is here - it’s time to #EnjoyStaffsSafely

Staffordshire has thrown open its doors and is welcoming residents and visitors to explore its most famous landmarks and hidden gems. While the thrilling rollercoasters at Alton Towers Resort draw visitors from across the UK, the county also boasts…

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Lichfield’s Visitor Information Centre reopens
Lichfield’s Visitor Information Centre reopens

On Monday 17 August, Lichfield District Council reopened its Visitor Information Centre, which is based in Lichfield Library in St Mary’s on the Market Square. After closing when much of the country went into lockdown due to the coronavirus…

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