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Ragdolls line up for 2016 Lichfield Festival

Over 150 ragdolls are lined up and ready to form a trail through the city of Lichfield as part of the 35th Lichfield Festival which starts on Friday (1 July).   The dolls have been made and donated by local crafters of all ages and abilities…

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Fascinating discovery at Lichfield Cathedral Library

Staff at Lichfield Cathedral have discovered an exciting inscription in the Cathedral Library. The inscription was found in a book belonging to the Earl of Hertford and dated 1553. It was written in Latin by ‘RA’, believed to be Roger Ascham. The…

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Drayton Manor Hotel Earns 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Drayton Manor Hotel is proud to announce that it is a recipient of the TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. The hotel, which will be celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, has been awarded with this recognition based on consistently great…

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Celebrations take place as London Midland names train Lichfield Festival

Performers and patrons of the Lichfield Festival gathered at Euston Station on Tuesday 14 June to celebrate the official naming of one of London Midland’s newest class 350 trains. The train naming event took place to mark the train operator’s…

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Chasewater Railway, in Burntwood recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary

The volunteers of Chasewater Railway who work in the community operating a Heritage Railway and Museum have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. Chasewater Railway…

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The return of the famous Lichfield Dash

After a break of 4 years the famous Lichfield Dash, the Chariots of Fire inspired race against the 12 noon chimes of Lichfield Cathedral is back on Saturday August 20th from 10am onwards round Cathedral Close. Kevin Wilson Director of organisers KP…

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Erasmus Darwin, Samuel Johnson & the BBC!

May saw an influx of publicity for Lichfield, the Lunar Society and Erasmus Darwin in the most unusual way! The daytime soap Doctors saw one of its key characters, Al, take a pilgrimage to Lichfield and there is a wonderful scene at Darwin House,…

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Could you be Drayton Manor's 50 millionth visitor this month?

Drayton Manor Park set to welcome 50 millionth visitor! The calculations are in and the preparations are in place, as Drayton Manor Park is expecting to welcome its 50 millionth visitor within the first two weeks of June and the lucky visitor who…

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One-handed Pianist Nicholas McCarthy to perform at Lichfield Cathedral

Born without his right hand, piano star Nicholas McCarthy is at the forefront of British music talent and champions accessibility to music for all. He will perform at Lichfield Cathedral on 31st May to help raise funds for the Chapter House Appeal…

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Bloodcurdling chill gets bigger at the new and improved The Haunting at Drayton Manor Park

The Haunting is based on the legend of an old vicarage located on the Drayton Manor estate where the sudden passing of the vicar led to a series of strange circumstances and unexplainable events. Twenty years after it first launched to…

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Road closure notification for IRON MAN

IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire will take place on Sunday 12 June 2016. Over 2,500 athletes from more than 40 countries will compete in a 1.2-mile swim in Chasewater Lake, a 56-mile bike through the picturesque Staffordshire countryside and a 13.1-mile…

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Drayton Manor Park is voted Best Visitor Attraction in Staffordshire!

Drayton Manor Park is celebrating after winning the award for ‘Best Visitor Attraction, Staffordshire’ in the What’s On Readers’ Awards 2016, beating fierce competition to take this coveted title. Launched this year, the What’s On Readers’ Awards…

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Lichfield Cathedral to work with the Bethlehem Icon School

Lichfield Cathedral has commissioned the Bethlehem Icon School to create three new icons for the Cathedral, which will be displayed in the Nave. Icons have been part of the Christian Church from a very early period, and are considered to be special…

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Drayton Manor Park’s Adult and Toddler Ticket is back by popular demand!

Keeping your little ones entertained on a budget can be a challenge but Drayton Manor Park has a great value solution that’s guaranteed to be a hit with parents and toddlers alike. The family owned and run park is once again offering its Adult and…

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Kids take over - Drayton Manor recruiting new kids board!

Calling all budding business leaders and entrepreneurs - if you think you have the next Sir Alan Sugar in your midst, a young Deborah Meaden or a budding Richard Branson in the making, Drayton Manor Park in Staffordshire is looking for you as it…

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New Library Tours for Lichfield Cathedral

New Library Tours are set to launch at Lichfield Cathedral in May this year. The Cathedral Library is tucked away on the upper floor of the Chapter House, and houses a unique and special collection of historic treasures. The tours, entitled ‘From…

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2016 Lichfield Festival programme announced

A packed programme of music, film, theatre, comedy, dance, family events, visual arts and talks has been announced to mark this year’s Lichfield Festival (1-10 July).  One of the most eclectic multi-arts festivals in the UK, Lichfield Festival…

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Drayton Manor Zoo’s Tamarins celebrate first Easter in new home

With the opening of the highly anticipated Tamarin Trail on the horizon, staff at Drayton Manor Park & Zoo thought it only right that its newest residents get treated to a bunch of treat sized decorated eggs which were filled with their…

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Drayton Manor Zoo’s Tamarins celebrate first Easter in new home

With the opening of the highly anticipated Tamarin Trail on the horizon, staff at Drayton Manor Park & Zoo thought it only right that its newest residents get treated to a bunch of treat sized decorated eggs which were filled with their…

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Lights Out at the George Hotel for Earth Hour!

At 8.30pm on Saturday 19 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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