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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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Onesie world record countdown has begun!

There’s only 4 days to go until Drayton Manor Theme Park attempts its double-whammy Guinness World Record attempt, aiming to set two in just one day on Saturday 12th April! If you have a love of onesies and screaming on theme park rides then these…

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Breath-taking Tower Tours are back at Lichfield Cathedral

Have you got a head for heights? Would you like to be one of the first members of the public since 2010 to make the steep climb up the steps of the Great Central Tower at Lichfield Cathedral? If so, our famous Tower Tours are back at Lichfield…

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You’re hired at Drayton Manor Theme Park

Drayton Manor Theme Park has successfully hired more than 200 new employees for its 2014 season, after shaking up the recruitment process as a result of ongoing customer feedback. The park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, has devised a new three-step…

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Onesie world record is not enough as Drayton Manor goes for two in one day!

Not content with only setting one Guinness World Record last year, Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, is attempting a double-whammy in just one day on Saturday 12th April. If you have a love of onesies and screaming on theme…

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Holy Writ: Modern Jewish, Christian and Islamic Calligraphy

A major exhibition in Lichfield Cathedral from 26 April to 15 June 2014. Displaying work by contemporary calligraphers and lettering artists who, whilst working in the traditions of the three Abrahamic faiths, use modern techniques and ideas to…

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Inaugural Ann Fender Memorial Lecture - Cathedrals, Faith and Heritage: Whose responsibility?

Presented by Lord Cormack DL, FSA On Thursday 1 May 2014, 7.30pm Lady Ann Fender was a key member of Lichfield Cathedral Council, its Fundraising Coordination Group and champion of the Herkenrode Glass.  Ann worked tirelessly to bring Lichfield…

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15th Anniversary Celebrations At Erasmus Darwin House

In 1999, after 5 long years of fundraising, restoration and refurbishment, Erasmus Darwin House opened to the public as a museum and education centre, with the aim of raising awareness of this great 18th Century Polymath. Since then the staff and…

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Lichfield Visitor Guide and What's On is out now!

The Visit Lichfield 2014 guide was formally launched at a special reception at St Mary’s in the Market Square on Friday 28 February. Tourism providers and representatives from city venues assembled in Lichfield Museum, housed at St Mary’s in the…

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Brilliant Biology featuring Delicious DNA!

In association with National Science and Engineering Week Erasmus Darwin House will once again be holding their popular family activity day where they will be having all sorts of fun with DNA – and this isn’t as boring as it sounds! You have the…

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Lichfield Cathedral Needs Volunteers

Volunteer Tower Tour Leaders Have you always wondered what you can see from the top of Lichfield Cathedral’s tower? Are you able to climb steps? Do you like meeting people? Lichfield Cathedral is opening its tower again for tours in 2014 and is…

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TV Presenter Supports Anniversary Events

Erasmus Darwin House is excited to announce that TV presenter and science historian, Adam Hart-Davis will be attending an Anniversary Gala Dinner to help celebrate 15 years of Erasmus Darwin House. Adam, the author of 30 books, has been working in…

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Inaugural Ann Fender Memorial Lecture at Lichfield Cathedral

Inaugural Ann Fender Memorial Lecture Cathedrals, Faith and Heritage: Whose responsibility? Presented by Lord Cormack DL, FSA On Thursday 1 May 2014, 7.30pm Lady Ann Fender was a key member of Lichfield Cathedral Council, its Fundraising…

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2014 Lent Lecture Series and ‘Words of Forgiveness and Hope’ Exhibition at Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral is extending a warm welcome to all during the season of Lent, offering reflective worship and a thought-provoking programme of six Lent lectures. All lectures begin at 1.15pm in the Nave of the Cathedral. The sessions which will…

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Who said work can’t be fun! Recruitment drive at Drayton Manor Theme Park

For anyone wanting to find a new vocation that guarantees to fill your day with excitement, laughter and fun, Drayton Manor Theme Park is about to begin its annual recruitment drive for seasonal workers for its 2014 season, which ends November 2nd…

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Fasten your seatbelts for new ride at Drayton Manor Theme Park

Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for take-off as a brand new thrill ride begins its descent into Drayton Manor Theme Park for 2014.   Air Race, will take riders on a stomach-churning aerial adventure, turning their world upside down at a height…

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Arrive at Thomas Land™ this February half term

If you’re looking for the perfect family day out this half term, make sure you head to Drayton Manor Theme Park, near Tamworth, Staffordshire. Europe’s only Thomas Land attraction, along with the 15-acre zoo, will be open for the young and young at…

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Christmas Tree Festival Winner Announced

A tree with paper decorations inspired by Rudolph and decorated by the Nightingale class of Rugeley School (a specialist residential school for young people with autism and moderate to severe learning difficulties) secured the highest number of…

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