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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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Lichfield Literature Festival announces Line-up and new Youth Festival for 2015

Booking has opened for the 9th annual Lichfield Literature Festival which takes place across the City from 3-11 October. This year the programme covers topics on film, travel, science, history, food, historical fiction and authors include…

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The George Hotel welcomes new Head Chef, Greg Collins

The George Hotel in Bird Street, Lichfield has appointed local lad Greg Collins as its new Head Chef. With over 10 years experience in the industry, the 29 year old was born in Lichfield and has worked at some of the region’s most popular…

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Lichfield Cathedral to lend Celtic treasure to British Museum Exhibition

Lichfield Cathedral is set to lend the ‘St Chad Gospels’ to the British Museum, to form part of a major exhibition, ‘Celts: art and identity’. The ‘St Chad Gospels’ book, is believed to be older than the better known Book of Kells. It was probably…

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Autumn and winter What's On launches

‘The best guide’ to events across Lichfield District and surrounding areas has been launched.   Lichfield District Council’s Tourism Team, Visit Lichfield, has put the finishing touches to its What’s On brochures, which are being sent out to local…

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Drayton Manor Competition

Imagine a day at a theme park minus the queues, getting to go on as many rides as many times as you like and sharing it with just your nearest and dearest. If that sounds like the ultimate prize, then Drayton Manor Theme Park has the competition for…

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Drayton Manor Theme Park is the best value for money family day out

For any cost conscious parents out there looking for a value for money day out with the family, then look no further  than the award-winning Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, which offers the cheapest family ticket for families…

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‘A City as Sculpture’ Exhibition to launch at Lichfield Cathedral

A new exhibition is coming to Lichfield Cathedral entitled ‘A City as Sculpture’, and it will run from August – October 2015. The exhibition, by acclaimed artist Peter Walker, will feature eight artworks which will be on display in The Close, and…

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The Edwardian Fete and Fair & Discovery Days and Trench Tours

On Sunday 9 August, back by popular demand is the Staffordshire Regiment Museum’s Edwardian Fete and Fair. This wonderfully evocative event creates a snapshot of the life that our soldiers left behind in 1914, in the last golden summer of the Belle…

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50th birthday celebrations at Drayton Manor Zoo

Drayton Manor Zoo, part of the award winning Drayton Manor Theme Park, recently enjoyed a 50th birthday bash for two of its long–standing residents, that was complete with presents, banners and of course a cake! Toto, a male chimpanzee that has…

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Lichfield Cathedral doubles its support for the Lichfield Business Improvement District

Lichfield Cathedral has signalled its support for the proposed Lichfield Business Improvement District by committing to doubling its support for the BID with an additional 50% annual voluntary contribution. This month, businesses across Lichfield…

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Wartime Spirit comes to the Staffordshire Regiment Museum

If you visit the Staffordshire Regiment Museum on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July don’t be surprised if you bump into Winston Churchill, General Montgomery, the French Resistance, Land Girls and glamorous 1940s singers! The museum’s WW2 Weekend…

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Thomas & Friends™ star gets ‘wrapped up’ in support of poorly children

Staff at Drayton Manor Theme Park have bandaged everyone’s favourite red engine, James, in support of Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s The Big Bandage campaign.   The Staffordshire based attraction has swathed James, who is resident in Europe’s only…

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Minute’s silence for Tunisia Attack at Lichfield Cathedral

A national minute’s silence will be held at 12pm on Friday 3rd July to remember the victims of the Tunisian beach attack, which took the lives of 38 people including 30 Britons.  Lichfield Cathedral will mark the minute’s silence with a special…

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Elephant Parade Heralds Lichfield Festival 2015

Supported by Twycross Zoo Friday 3 July 2015, from 3.15pm Lichfield City Centre, admission freewww.lichfieldfestival.org A parade of 35 baby elephants is set to launch this year’s Lichfield Festival in style.  Owners from local schools, community…

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Drayton Manor Theme Park launches Thomas Land™ VIP experience*

Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, has launched its’ eagerly anticipated VIP suites in the popular Thomas Land attraction.   Guests young and young-at-heart can take advantage of the themed rooms, which can be exclusively hired…

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Get involved with the community Big Lunch at Lichfield Cathedral

Back by popular demand, The Big Lunch, the UK’s annual get-together for the community, is returning to Lichfield Cathedral on Sunday 7 June. People from across Lichfield and the surrounding areas are being invited to attend the giant picnic on the…

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Parents and toddlers can enjoy a day of fun for just £20 at Drayton Manor Theme Park

Entertaining young children can be a challenge, so take advantage of Drayton Manor Theme Park’s Adult and Toddler Ticket and enjoy a day out with your little one, creating precious memories you will keep forever.   Priced at just £20, the specially…

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Lichfield Cathedral hosts Children’s Herkenrode Exhibition

Lichfield Cathedral are pleased to announce the arrival of a new exhibition featuring works of art produced by pupils that were inspired by the recently restored Herkenrode Glass. The glass is considered to be one of Europe’s greatest artistic…

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