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CALLING ALL POETS:  New poems wanted for first poetry festival in Lichfield Cathedral 

Lichfield Cathedral has launched its first poetry competition and is inviting people to write new poems inspired by the anniversary of the moon landing as part of a new festival of creativity this autumn. Lichfield Cathedral is no newcomer to…

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New tour guides for Lichfield City

Ten local history enthusiasts have qualified as guides and will be leading new city tours. Visit Lichfield held a presentation in the historic council chamber on Thursday 13 June, presenting the newly qualified city guides with their certificates,…

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Lichfield Fuse Festival 2019
The Lichfield Arts Fuse Festival 2019

Lichfield Arts’ Fuse Festival is back with a bang for 2019.  The much-loved community music and arts festival will take place in Lichfield’s Beacon Park from 12th-14th July and once again entry is FREE. The Fuse team has put together a high quality…

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Cathedral to get fund raising help from High Sheriff

Lichfield Cathedral has been given a welcome boost to its fundraising efforts from Staffordshire’s new High Sheriff, Ashley Brough. The Office of High Sheriff is the oldest continuous secular office under the Crown, dating back over 1,000 years.…

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Herb Garden Festival and Darwin’s Garden Art Exhibition

A great chance to meet the gardeners and learn about the historic collection of herbs in this city centre garden, a hidden oasis of peace and calm, surrounded by medieval buildings just behind the Cathedral Close in Lichfield. Composed of a number…

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Minster’s Trail - new look heritage trail for children

Children are invited to go on Visit Lichfield’s re-vamped heritage trail. Visit Lichfield has launched a new-look heritage trail for children called Minster’s Trail. Children and parents can follow Minster the Duck on a circular tour of the…

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The Queen honours Lichfield Cathedral’s volunteers

From its holy dusters and flower arrangers to its tea mashers and tour guides  - the 400-strong team of volunteers at Lichfield Cathedral have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. It is the highest award a voluntary group can…

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Queen's award for voluntary service
Canal Trust Wins Queen's Award

Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The award, the equivalent of the MBE for voluntary sector organisations, recognises the outstanding contribution made to local communities by…

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Peace Garden Plaque to be unveiled

There will be a special dedication ceremony at the new Peace woodland in Lichfield’s Beacon Park on Tuesday June 4 starting at 6.15pm. The event is to dedicate a new plaque in the woodland and everyone who’s dedicated a name for the installation…

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National Memorial Arboretum announces D-Day 75 commemorative programme

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, has announced a programme of commemorative activities to mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the allied invasion that began with D-Day on 6 June 1944, a vital step toward the…

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Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz Festival 2019

30th May - 2nd June Music starts at the Cathedral Hotel, Beacon Street on Thursday May 30th with popular jazz guitarist Remi Harris, appearing with bassist Tom Moore. Their eclectic tastes encompass everything from the swinging music of Django…

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Five Great Ways to Celebrate Staffordshire day in Lichfield and Tamworth

Attractions, community groups and residents in Lichfield and Tamworth have joined forces to help create a packed programme for the fourth Staffordshire Day. The county celebration, organised by Enjoy Staffordshire, supported by Staffordshire County…

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Eagle Jazz Band
Blues and Jazz Festival May 30th – June 2nd 2019

With everything from international blues and jazz bands, to local regional bands  Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz festival will have something for everyone between Thursday May 30th and Sunday 2nd June. Kicking things off at the Cathedral Hotel,…

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KT Tunstall
LICHFIELD FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL 2019 LINE-UP

5-13 July 2019 www.lichfieldfestival.org Box Office 01543 306150 (Please note new number) First night headliner KT Tunstall Bespoke Festival events celebrate Ivor Novello and Nat King Cole ‘Come and Sing’ Handel’s Messiah BBC National…

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Erasmus Darwin unveiling new sculpture
The Unveiling Of A Sculpture At Erasmus Darwin House Funded By Swinfen Broun Trust

Erasmus Darwin House will be unveiling a new sculpture in it’s Herb Garden by local artist, Hannah Golding, based on the theme Darwin’s Lunar Legacy. The unveiling with take place on 13th April and there will also be a month-long exhibition which…

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Samuel Johnson Birthplace
Behind Every Great Man…

On Saturday 28th April the Samuel Johnson Birthplace will be holding a fascinating talk and workshop session. Sue Bray from the Museum team will be exploring Johnson’s attitude to women, and his relationship with some of the key women in his life…

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New Peace Woodland will be blessed on Easter Sunday

aster Sunday service is on April 21 at 11am in Lichfield Cathedral followed by prayers and blessing at the new Peace Woodland in Beacon Park at 1pm. Join in the service at 11am; meet outside the cathedral at 12.30pm or at the Peace Woodland for 1pm…

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New guides aim to boost visitor numbers

Lichfield District Council launches 2019 Visit Lichfield guide and spring and summer What’s On brochure. Produced by the council’s tourism team, this year’s Visit Lichfield guide aims to encourage more people to come to the city and district. It…

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Lichfield Festival 2019 - First Events revealed

Lichfield Festival - 5-13 July 2019 The first events in this year’s Lichfield Festival have been revealed and include a wealth and diversity of music, theatre, family events, street parades and more, taking place from 5-13 July. A full rundown –…

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Peter Walker and Model St Chad
New public artwork to immortalise city’s founding father and attract modern day pilgrims

A saint, whose popularity founded a city and a cathedral, is to be immortalised in bronze to mark his 1350th anniversary and to be a magnet to welcome the modern day pilgrim. In his day, Chad, the first missional bishop, inspired hundreds of…

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