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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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Lights out at The George Hotel

At 8.30pm on Saturday 28th March, The George Hotel in Bird Street, Lichfield will be turning off all non-essential lights for an hour in support of the global Earth Hour “Lights Out” initiative. Earth Hour is a World Wildlife Fund initiative which…

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Drayton Manor offers free entry for visitors with 1st April birthday – it’s no joke!

Drayton Manor Theme Park near Tamworth, Staffordshire, celebrates the start of its 65th anniversary on 1st April and to mark the occasion, it is giving a gift to anyone celebrating their birthday on that day – free entry into the park worth up to £…

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All Aboard For The Launch Of The Expanded Thomas Land™

Toot Toot - All aboard for the launch of the expanded Thomas Land™ attraction as it officially opens on Wednesday 8 April 2015. This Easter, visitors will be ready to ‘Toot Toot’ in celebration as Drayton Manor Theme Park officially opens its…

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The Staffordshire Regiment Museum welcomes a True Hero

On Thursday 26th March at 1pm the Staffordshire Regiment Museum will be hosting a book signing by heroic Air Force Search and Rescue Pilot Jerry Grayson. Jerry’s book ‘Rescue Pilot’ launched at the National Maritime Museum on 12th March and is…

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Tie the knot in style with the help of Drayton Manor Hotel’s wedding fayre

rayton Manor Hotel and Park is encouraging budding brides and grooms to come along to its annual wedding fayre on Sunday 22nd March, to ensure they get hitched without any hitches. It is free to attend and includes a glass of sparkling wine on…

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The price is right for Drayton Manor’s 65th anniversary celebrations and 2015 season

The award-winning Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, opens its gates to the public for its main season this Saturday, 21st March for its 65th anniversary. To celebrate the attraction is slashing the price of a family pass by…

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Drayton Manor’s 4D Cinema welcomes Yogi for a ‘beary’ entertaining 2015

Visitors to Drayton Manor Theme Park can look forward to a beary exciting adventure with the launch of a brand new 4D animated film experience, Yogi Bear, at its 4D Cinema for the 2015 season and 65th anniversary year. From Saturday 21st March,…

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Duke of Gloucester celebrates Lady Chapel with Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral celebrated in style this week as it reached the end of a £3.7m project to restore the East End of the building, the Cathedral’s Lady Chapel. Over 700 guests descended onto the Cathedral on Tuesday (10th March) to attend a…

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New Library Tour to launch at Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral is launching a brand new Cathedral Library Tour this spring. The ‘Mirror of the Age’ Tour explores books and manuscripts which mirror the time in which they were written, spanning the 13th to the 18th century. The tours, which…

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Cathedral launch for Visit Lichfield 2015 guide

Lichfield District Council has launched its new visitor guide for 2015 to help boost tourism numbers to the area. Tourism providers and representatives from across the district assembled at Lichfield Cathedral on Friday 27 February to celebrate the…

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Free entry at four city heritage attractions

Lichfield is proud to be a free heritage city as Erasmus Darwin House and other local attractions are throwing open their doors to everyone for free in 2015. Lichfield City is a fantastic place to visit at any time and this year there’s even more…

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Thomas Land at Drayton Manor set for £2.5million expansion

Drayton Manor Theme Park is set to be bigger and better than ever in 2015 with a £2.5 million expansion that will see Europe’s only Thomas Land increase in size by 40%. With three brand new rides plus a stunning new Sodor Airport terminal, Thomas…

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A Royal Visit for Lichfield Cathedral

Grand celebration events are set to begin at Lichfield Cathedral to mark the completion of a 5-year, £3.7m project to renovate and restore the East End of the building – the Cathedral’s Lady Chapel.  A major part of this work has been the removal,…

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‘Passion’ – Lichfield Cathedral to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Passion – a contemporary journey to the Cross’ is touring UK churches and cathedrals this year, and Lichfield is first on the list with a performance on Saturday 21st February and a workshop on Saturday 21st March. The unique performance created…

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Half term fun at Beacon Park

Make the most of this spring half term with fun activities for all the family at Beacon Park The fun begins with Seed Sunday in Beacon Park’s Community Garden. Ideal for budding young gardeners or anyone with a small garden, visitors will learn how…

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Take a Turn in the Trenches at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum.

The Staffordshire Regiment Museum will be holding a fascinating, interactive WW1 Discovery Day on Monday February 16th.  Uniformed members of the Museum’s education team will take you on an exciting tour of the fantastic WW1 trench system, and…

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Young Persons’ Organ Day at Lichfield Cathedral on Saturday 14th March

Lichfield Cathedral will play host to its third Young Persons’ Organ Day on Saturday 14th March. The Cathedral will team up with the Lichfield and District Organists’ Association (LDOA), supported by the Royal School of Church Music, to provide…

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Unlimited family fun for all ages with Drayton Manor Theme Park’s season pass

Are you addicted to Apocalypse? Mad about Maelstrom? Besotted with Ben10: Ultimate Mission? Or can your kids simply not get enough of Thomas Land™? Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or a parent looking to keep your little treasures entertained…

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