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Lichfield's Pancake Race and Shrovetide Fair is still on!

Lichfield’s Pancake Races are set to take place on Tuesday 9 February as planned.  The current repaving works being carried out in the City centre has impacted on the scale and timings of the event but it is still expected to be just as much fun.…

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NEW 2016 Lichfield Visitor Guide launched!

We're delighted to have received our new visitor guide which is formally launched on 22 February at Erasmus Darwin House, when we will also celebrate our City's Year of Lunarcy! Whilst we know it's not really supposed to be out yet, we are just so…

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Appeal to save the Lichfield Cathedral Chapter House

On Tuesday 2 February, Lichfield Cathedral will launch a major new £2 million appeal to save the Chapter House. The Cathedral urgently needs to raise funds to reverse serious water penetration and stone erosion on the Chapter House. The structure…

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Drayton Manor Theme Park has launched some great New Year offers at its onsite hotel and restaurants.

Money can be tight after the festive period. So to help out the Drayton Manor Hotel and Grill Inn Restaurant are offering tasty treats and quality overnight accommodation to kick start the year in style with an affordable family treat that won’t…

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Aled Jones to perform at Lichfield Cathedral

Welsh singer Aled Jones MBE is set to wow audiences across the UK in 2016 as he embarks on a 22-date Cathedral tour. The household name will visit Cathedrals in England, Scotland and his home country of Wales on a series of dates throughout May and…

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Drayton Manor recruitment drive now on!

If you’re looking for a new vocation this New Year, have you considered taking on the twists and turns of the theme park? Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, has launched its annual recruitment drive for the 2016 season. So if…

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Staff at Drayton Manor give children’s charity a ‘tree-mendous’ Christmas!

Tis’ the season of giving at Drayton Manor Theme Park, as last week (Friday 18th December 2015) staff donated a sleigh full of presents to charity KidsOut, helping to make Christmas brighter for underprivileged, disabled and special needs children…

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Lichfield Cathedral appeal for toys for The Gingerbread Centre

Lichfield Cathedral is hosting a toy appeal to support a Staffordshire charity, The Gingerbread Centre, this Christmas. The Gingerbread Centre has been established for over 35 years and provides supported accommodation for families experiencing…

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Cathedral School & St John’s Live & Learn Together

Lichfield Cathedral School pupils and St. John’s Hospital residents have this week created pieces of animation together based on their shared experiences, the first in a series of collaborative arts events due to take place at the school in the…

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New Georgian Christmas Market coming to The Close

Lichfield Cathedral and Erasmus Darwin House have teamed up to bring a Georgian Christmas Market to the city, in commemoration of Erasmus Darwin’s birthday. The event will take place in the Cathedral close and Erasmus Darwin House on Saturday 12…

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Late night Thursday shopping in Lichfield

Lots of shops in Lichfield City will be open late nights on Thursdays in the run up to Christmas. We'll keep updating the list below, but at the moment the following shops have confirmed they will be open: Debenhams: Thursdays 26 November, 3, 10…

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Armed Forces Memorial programme of improvement announced

Following the award of a £3 million LIBOR fines grant to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire and with further support from The Royal British Legion, the Armed Forces Memorial is to undergo a year-long programme of repairs and…

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Drayton Manor Theme Park gears up for more treat than trick this Halloween!

Drayton Manor Theme Park will end its action packed 65th anniversary season with two weeks of spectacularly spooky half-term fun. From Saturday 17th to Saturday 31st October, Europe’s only Thomas Land™ will be transformed into the spook-tacular…

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Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain celebrate Shockwave’s 21st birthday

One of the UK’s best loved roller coasters celebrated its 21st birthday this month with the help of theme park enthusiasts from the Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain (RCCGB).  In a weekend filled with twists and turns, the RCCGB descended upon…

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Seeking Treasures at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum!

On Friday 9th October a team of valuers from Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers will be coming to the Staffordshire Regiment Museum. These expert valuers will be at the Museum from 10am to 2pm and are available to value items brought in by the public…

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Epic War of the Worlds fireworks spectacular comes to Drayton Manor Theme Park

Drayton Manor Theme Park is set to close its 65th anniversary season with not one, but a trio of ‘out of this world’ firework spectacular events that are taking place on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st October, and on Sunday 1st November.   The…

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Baked Alaska is coming to Lichfield Cathedral

Riding Lights Theatre Company will be paying a visit to Lichfield Cathedral on Friday 23rd October, to serve up a sharp and deliciously comic slice of ‘Baked Alaska’. In the ‘seriously funny’ style for which Riding Lights is well known, ‘Baked…

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Lichfield Heritage Weekend success

 The city centre was packed with people who explored interesting buildings and enjoyed a range of entertainment at this year’s Lichfield Heritage Weekend. Attractions across Lichfield City threw open their doors as part Lichfield Heritage Weekend,…

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Lichfield Heritage Weekend 19 and 20 September

Lichfield Heritage Weekend is set to delight history lovers of all ages. This year's theme is 'Making History’, with activities celebrating Lichfield’s creative past and present. Heritage venues will throw open their doors for free over the weekend…

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Drayton Manor Theme Park gears up for more treat than trick this Halloween!

Drayton Manor Theme Park will end its action packed 65th anniversary season with two weeks of spectacularly spooky half-term fun. From Saturday 17th to Saturday 31st October, Europe’s only Thomas Land™ will be transformed into the spook-tacular…

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