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Lichfield Cathedral gears up to host Prom Praise 2014

BBC Proms might be over for the year but Lichfield will this week welcome the famous All Souls Orchestra to the Cathedral for ‘Prom Praise’, which will take place at 7.30pm on Saturday 27th September. Well-known Artistic Director, Noël Tredinnick…

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Lichfield Heritage Weekend 2014

Come to Lichfield on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September to explore interesting buildings and discover Lichfield’s hidden histories. Lichfield’s annual Heritage Weekend is sure to interest history lovers of all ages. Attractions across the city…

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Lichfield Food Festival Market and Pop Up Cookery Demos

Festival goers will be spoilt for choice with the wide range of food and drink stalls and pop up cookery demonstrations at Lichfield Food Festival Market. This year’s Lichfield Food Festival Market will take place on the Market Square, and will…

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Drayton Manor Theme Park joins G-Forces with Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

Drayton Manor Theme Park has today (14th August) launched its charity collaboration with the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC), helping to raise funds for the regional response team. As part of the partnership, Drayton Manor Theme Park will…

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Beacon Park is named one of the best in Britain

Keep Britain Tidy announces a record-breaking number of award-winning parks and green spaces for 2014. Beacon Park in Lichfield is one of the very best in the UK – and that’s official. The park is among a record-breaking 1,476 parks and green spaces…

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William Endres, American Academic returns to Lichfield Cathedral

William Endres, Associate Professor from the University of Kentucky, will be giving a lecture on the St Chad Gospels at Lichfield Cathedral on Saturday 2nd August, 11am. The American academic has conducted detailed research on the Cathedral’s…

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A WW2 Weekend unlike any other!

On Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July 2014 the Staffordshire Regiment Museum will be putting on a spectacular WW2 Weekend. This event is a departure for the Museum, who have long been known for the quality of their battle re-enactments. This year,…

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Air Race Takes Off at Drayton Manor Theme Park

With the final preparations completed, Drayton Manor Theme Park’s highly anticipated new thrill ride, Air Race, was officially airborne today (5th July), with the help of the UK’s hottest pop band, The Vamps. The teen heart-throbs, Bradley Simpson,…

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Young Artists unite at Lichfield Festival in memory of Stephen Sutton

Lichfield Festival is joining forces with the Teenage Cancer Trust to remember local hero Stephen Sutton in its 2014 Festival programme which runs from 4-13 July. In honour of Stephen, who lost his battle with cancer in May, all of the young…

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25 years of Kids Out celebrations at Drayton Manor Theme Park

Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, was the host venue for a day of laughter and excitement yesterday (11th June), as it welcomed disadvantaged children from all over the west midlands for the 25th Kids Out charity event.…

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Lichfield Cathedral receives Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

Lichfield Cathedral is celebrating after receiving a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The prestigious award signifies that the Cathedral has consistently earned outstanding feedback from TripAdvisor travellers. Almost four hundred…

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Swing Along to the WW2 Weekend at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum

On Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July 2014 the Staffordshire Regiment Museum will be alive with the ‘swing’ of 1940s performers, the action of Lindy Hop dancers, the pleasure of vintage themed stalls and the excitement of battle re-enactments. 2014…

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The Lichfield Cathedral Big Lunch is back!

Lichfield  Cathedral will host a Big Lunch on the Cathedral lawns on Sunday 1st June, 12noon -14.30pm. The Big Lunch proved to be very popular  in 2013, and the hope is that this year's will be even bigger and better. Adrian Dorber, The Dean of…

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A Vigil for Stephen Sutton

Lichfield Cathedral Thursday 29 and Friday 30 May A vigil for Stephen Sutton will be held at Lichfield Cathedral on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 May. Stephen’s body will lie in a place of honour in the cathedral, ahead of his private family funeral on…

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Holy Writ: Modern Jewish, Christian and Islamic Calligraphy - Official Launch

Lichfield Cathedral was delighted to host the official opening of the Holy Writ Exhibition on Wednesday 7 May. With over 75 guests including the Holy Writ sponsors, artists, project team and the Mayor of Lichfield. We were guided through the…

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Drayton Manor is gearing up for a bop in the park with Milkshake!

If your children are fans of the hugely popular Channel 5 pre-school children’s strand, Milkshake, they will not want to miss the opportunity to bop along to Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire as it launches its new ‘Milkshake…

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Darwin’s At The George - Brand New Restaurant Opens In The Heart Of Lichfield

On Friday 25th April, Darwin’s restaurant opened its doors to eager locals and visitors. The brand new restaurant is located within The George Hotel, Lichfield’s beloved 18th century former coaching inn, set in the heart of the historical city on…

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Blood Thirsty Lichfield

Children are invited to go on a guided walking tour of Lichfield’s landmarks to find out horrible facts about the city’s blood thirsty history. Lichfield District Council’s tourism team, Visit Lichfield, is running two Blood Thirsty Lichfield…

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15th Anniversary Celebrations go with a Bang!

On Wednesday 9th April 110 people got together at Lichfield’s Guildhall to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Erasmus Darwin House with a special Gala Dinner. This beautiful Georgian building was restored and furnished with an excellent exhibition…

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A hole in onesie at Drayton Manor Theme Park on Guinness World Record day!

There's nothing unusual about screaming at a theme park, but teamed with thousands of people dressed in onesies, you have all the ingredients for the TWO Guinness World Records which were successfully set at Drayton Manor Theme Park today! A…

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