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Hear My Voice! The Lichfield Festival calls for Singers

The Lichfield Festival is calling for singers to join the Festival Chorus for a concert event in Lichfield Cathedral. Singers of all ages and abilities are invited to get involved in the concert which marks the culmination of a three year community…

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The UK’s First Child Hotel Concierge at Drayton Manor Hotel

As Drayton Manor Hotel gears up ready for next week’s half term holidays, it is excited about welcoming the latest addition to its team – the UK’s first child hotel concierge!   Nine-year-old Noah Reeves-Walters, from Kidderminster, will don his…

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Lichfield Cathedral Fundraising Gala Dinner raised £20,000

Lichfield Cathedral recently held its inaugural Fundraising Gala Dinner (Friday 24th April), which raised over £20,000 to support the work of the historic landmark. One hundred and sixty guests descended onto the beautifully-decorated Cathedral,…

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The George Hotel ‘veges out’ for National Vegetarian Week!

The George Hotel in Lichfield is inviting customers to join in a delicious and fun celebration of vegetarian food as part of National Vegetarian Week, which runs from 18th – 24th May. Now in its 23rd year, National Vegetarian Week is organised by…

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Get up close to creatures great and small at Drayton Manor Zoo this half term

Whether you’re crazy about big cats, mad about meerkats or rave about reptiles, a trip to Drayton Manor Zoo is a must for animal lovers of all ages this half-term (23rd – 31st May). Home to more than a 100 animal species from across the globe, it…

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Lichfield Cathedral to host a ‘Thumbs Up’ for Stephen Sutton’s Anniversary

Thursday 14th May will mark the first anniversary of Stephen Sutton’s death. Lichfield Cathedral invites the city of Lichfield to remember Stephen, his wonderful achievements, and legacy of hope and inspiration. Last year, Lichfield and surrounding…

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Agri-lympics 2015 - Call for Golden Welly Contenders!

The annual Agri-lympics team charity event at the National Forest Adventure Farm, Burton on Trent is calling for teams of four to compete in the event to win the hotly contested Golden Welly trophy! The competition,  held on the evening of 20th…

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Royal treatment for visitors to Drayton Manor Theme Park to celebrate the birth of Princess Charlotte

After nine months of speculation and anticipation surrounding William and Kate’s pregnancy, the royal baby, Charlotte, has arrived! The new princess may be an heir to the royal throne, but it’s visitors that can enjoy a royal day out thanks to the…

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Gallipoli Commemoration at Staffordshire Regiment Museum

On Monday May 4th The Staffordshire Regiment Museum will be holding a fantastic Trench Tour and Discovery Day to coincide with the centenary of the Battle of Gallipoli. The Museum is delighted to announce that joining the Museum’s own uniformed…

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Looking for great value family fun this bank holiday? You ‘May’ want to drop into Drayton Manor Theme Park

Families looking for a fun-filled day out this May Day bank holiday weekend (4th May) should look no further than Drayton Manor Theme Park in Staffordshire. The family favourite, near Tamworth, is offering guests even more value for money this…

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Lichfield Micro Pub The Whippet wins pub of the year award

Lichfield newest pub just one year old ‘The Whippet’ has won the best pub for 2015 awarded by the Tamworth, Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield branch of Camra. In that short time it has served over 482 Real Ales from 146 Breweries plus 103 ciders and has…

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Lichfield Sculpture Project launched at Cathedral

Two new visual arts projects were launched at Lichfield Cathedral this week, the Lichfield City Sculpture Trail and St Chad Statue project. The Lichfield City Sculpture Trail is part of a Lichfield and District based project, and is the first…

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Colton House is a double finalist in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

Colton House is a double finalist in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence Colton House has been named as a finalist in the Bed & Breakfast/Guest Accommodation of the Year  and also The Sustainable Tourism category of the prestigious…

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Music, Dance, Theatre, Authors ... And Baby Elephants … All Coming To Lichfield Festival This Summer

3-12 July 2015  - General booking opens Tuesday 21 April Pack your trunks, the baby elephants are coming to town! Tickets for the 2015 Lichfield Festival go on sale on Tuesday 21 April and this year it’s bigger and brighter than ever.  With over…

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Lichfield Cathedral Fundraising Gala Dinner to raise £15,000

The inaugural Lichfield Cathedral Fundraising Gala Dinner is set to take place later this month, on Friday 24th April. Organisers hope it will raise £15,000 to support the work of the Cathedral, which is about to undergo a huge lighting and rewiring…

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Calling all Young Actors and Film Makers

The Lichfield Festival is looking for aspiring film actors and directors to get involved in this year’s Pop-Up Performance project Strangers On A Train. Young performers aged 11-18 are encouraged to sign up for the free five week programme, working…

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Thousands check-in for take-off as Drayton Manor Theme Park launches its latest addition

Fans of the little blue engine and his friends visited Drayton Manor Theme Park today for the highly anticipated launch of the £2.5 million expansion to its Thomas Land™ attraction. It was hats off as the Fat Controller officially unveiled the…

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25 years of Green Badge Guides

Lichfield Green Badge Guides have been guiding tourists and locals around Lichfield for a quarter of a century. Lichfield Green Badge Guides are celebrating 25 years of welcoming visitors to Lichfield and introducing the city’s rich history to…

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Lichfield Cathedral secures £800,000 for lighting and rewiring repairs

Lichfield Cathedral has been named as one of 31 cathedrals to receive a grant from government-sponsored scheme, the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund. The fund was set up to support vital repairs to some of England’s most important…

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2015 Lichfield Festival unveiled - public booking starts on 21 April 2015

With over 70 different events in ten days, the Lichfield Festival (3 - 12 July 2015) is one of Britain’s most eclectic multi-arts festivals, bringing together world-class national and international performers to the beautiful Staffordshire city from…

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