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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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Tree planting
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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TIC staff with brochures
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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Steve Clayton
Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival 30 May - 2 June

The fifth Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival is fast approaching with the line-up confirmed, and programmes hot off the press with tickets selling fast! Opening the festival this year is superb guitarist Remi Harris making a welcome return on…

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Staffordshire Day To Focus On County’s Proud Manufacturing Heritage

Staffordshire’s industrial heritage will be celebrated with a packed programme of events, activities, special offers and competitions on the fourth Staffordshire Day on Wednesday 1st May. This year’s event, coordinated by Destination Staffordshire…

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The Boathouse
Events for word-lovers at Lichfield Literature Festival

Visitors to Lichfield will have the chance to encounter the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum team in unexpected places throughout the city this month. As part of Lichfield Literature Festival, the Museum have worked in partnership with Lichfield’s…

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Visitors invited to walk on the moon at Lichfield Cathedral 

A map of the moon will transform the floor of Lichfield Cathedral and visitors invited to take one small step as they think about God, the universe and everything in a year of events inspired by the anniversary of the Moon Landing. July 20 1969…

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Announcing The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Blog!

The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum is delighted to be launching their new blog this week. The blog will feature posts about life at the museum, highlighted objects from the museum’s extensive collection, and information about forthcoming events…

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New home for tourist information service and Reading Girl

Lichfield District Council’s tourist information service is welcoming visitors to St Mary’s in Lichfield. One month after moving back into the newly refurbished St Mary’s on Lichfield’s Market Square, the tourist information team is settling into…

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Pancake Races 2019
Lichfield’s exciting Pancake Races

Lichfield’s exciting Pancake Races are set to take place on Tuesday 5 March, and spectators can expect to see all the usual races including Men’s, Women’s, Mascots and under 10’s. Participants will be on their marks as usual in Bore Street from 12…

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100 Ceramic Medals at NMA
100 ceramic medals at centre of exhibition reflecting on First World War Remembrance

The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, is host to a new ceramic art installation by Clare Twomey. Medals for the Future is inspired by events held at the Arboretum to mark the centenary of the First World War. It rounds off four years of…

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Lichfield Winter Beer Festival

Want to get rid of those post Christmas blues then get along to the popular Lichfield Winter Beer Festival held in the lovely surroundings of Lichfield Guildhall on Friday/Saturday 18th /19th January. Enjoy over 30 real ales, traditional ciders, the…

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Pilgrimage and Prayer

Lichfield Cathedral introduces a programme of services and events inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing. This event captured the world’s attention and imagination opening up new perspectives on space and how we see the Earth in the…

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Lichfield Winter Wonderland - Cancelled

We have been notified by Café International, the organisers of Lichfield Winter Wonderland, that all Lichfield Winter Wonderland events in Beacon Park have been cancelled.   Notices will be put up in Beacon Park and Café International have posted…

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Real Ale Trail Launch Photo by Robert Ings
LDTA Real Ale Trail Launch

Local pubs and members of the Lichfield District Tourism Association came together at the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum on Wednesday 12th December for a Christmas networking event and launch of the new edition of Lichfield’s popular ‘Real Ale…

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