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New section of Lichfield Canal’s Heritage Towpath Trail opens

Lichfield Canal Trust volunteers have celebrated the milestone opening of a key 160 metre section of the Heritage Towpath Trail at Gallows Reach. “This has been the culmination of much work by Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust…

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Boat Inn receives third AA rosette

Fine-dining restaurant The Boat Inn has received a third AA rosette. The award is only given to “outstanding restaurants that achieve standards that demand recognition well beyond their local area”.  During their visit the AA inspectors look for…

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Lichfield Cathedral opens its doors as a Covid-19 Vaccination Centre

News that a vaccine programme will be implemented before Christmas has prompted Lichfield Cathedral to renew its invitation to local GP practices to use the Cathedral as a vaccination centre. The Very Reverend Adrian Dorber, Dean of Lichfield, said…

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Arthur Price Special Early Christmas Sale

Special Early Christmas Sale Now On.  Best Ever Savings With Free Next Day Delivery* 2020 has been the most challenging in our 118-year history. We had only just announced extended opening hours in preparation for our usual Christmas Sale when we…

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Time Capsule Preserves Tributes to Battle Of Britain Heroes

Thousands of messages paying tribute to all the men and women who contributed to the outcome of the Battle of Britain have been sealed in a time capsule to mark the 80th anniversary of the battle’s end. The Royal Air Forces Association, which…

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Celebrating Christmas at Lichfield Cathedral
Celebrating Christmas at Lichfield Cathedral

With an uncertain lead up to Christmas ahead, Lichfield Cathedral is giving us something to look forward to this upcoming festive season. For years the Cathedral has formed the centre of many people’s Christmas celebrations and this year’s…

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Coffee shop at the Hub
The Hub Coffee Shop launch their ‘Pay it Forward’ scheme with Lichfield Foodbank.

The Hub Coffee Shop are delighted to be offering customers the opportunity to participate in our Pay it Forward scheme. From Tuesday 27 October, our coffee shop staff will ask if you would like to pay for a hot drink or kid’s lunch pack for a family…

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Half Term Fun
Enjoy the great outdoors during Half Term at the National Memorial Arboretum

This half term (24 October to 1 November) young visitors to the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, can discover Halloween’s origins in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Thousands of years ago, this annual festival at the end of…

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Lighting up the Dark Nights at Lichfield Cathedral
Lighting up the Dark Nights at Lichfield Cathedral

As the nights start to draw in and the reality of living through a global pandemic intensifies, Lichfield Cathedral is spreading much-needed hope in the local community – continuing work it has been doing throughout this unsettling year. At the…

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Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day at the National Memorial Arboretum

On Remembrance Sunday (8 November), the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, will broadcast a virtual Act of Remembrance from the Armed Forces Memorial on Facebook and YouTube. Pre-booked visitors to the Arboretum will be able to observe…

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National Portrait Gallery exhibition spearheaded by The Duchess of Cambridge will open at the National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, will host a physical installation of the National Portrait Gallery’s Hold Still exhibition from 24 October to 6 December. Visitors to the 150-acre Arboretum will be able to view the photographic…

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Experience a kaleidoscope of colour at the National Memorial Arboretum this Christmas
Experience a kaleidoscope of colour at the National Memorial Arboretum this Christmas

In December, Illuminated Arboretum will return to the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, inviting families to experience a kaleidoscope of colour in the run-up to Christmas, along a new and improved route. As they venture along a winding…

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The Hub at St Mary’s receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund
The Hub at St Mary’s receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

The Hub at St Mary’s has been awarded £64,126 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has…

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Book a Hubble Bubble tour this autumn
Book a Hubble Bubble tour this autumn

Celebrate Halloween with a spooky guided tour of Lichfield City Centre. Lichfield District Council’s visitor economy team, Visit Lichfield, has launched a brand new tour for 2020 and is inviting groups to get into the Halloween spirit on a Hubble…

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National Memorial Arboretum awarded £297,000 grant from Culture Recovery Fund
National Memorial Arboretum awarded £297,000 grant from Culture Recovery Fund

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, is among 450 heritage organisations to receive a portion of £103 million of funding, in the first tranche of grants issued by the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. The culture and heritage sector…

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 Reflecting on the Pandemic at Lichfield Cathedral
Reflecting on the Pandemic at Lichfield Cathedral

As a nation we are still feeling the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on our lives. A new artwork allowing people to reflect on their personal experiences is coming to Lichfield Cathedral. Lichfield Cathedral is one of a number of venues across…

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Inspiring place to play squash on World Squash Day
Inspiring place to play squash on World Squash Day

Lichfield Squash Club is hoping to inspire people to try the sport of squash by taking it to the foot of the famous three spires on World Squash Day this Saturday, 10th October. World Squash Day is an annual global celebration of the sport of…

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Back by Popular Demand at Lichfield Cathedral – Poppy Fields 2020
Back by Popular Demand at Lichfield Cathedral – Poppy Fields 2020

To mark the period of Remembrance, Lichfield Cathedral is bringing back work from two of its most popular shows: Poppy Fields and Imagine Peace, re-imagined for 2020 by the award-winning artistic collaboration Luxmuralis. The shows will run each…

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District Map Launch
Discover the district with free visitor map

A new Visit Lichfield map highlighting top local attractions is being launched to encourage visitors to take advantage of all there is to see and do across Lichfield District. Lichfield is renowned for its wonderful cathedral but did you know about…

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An evening with The Fizz
An evening with The Fizz

CHERYL BAKER, MIKE NOLAN AND JAY ASTON OF THE FIZZ SPEARHEAD THE RETURN OF LIVE ENTERTAINMENT TO BRITISH THEATRES AT THE LICHFIELD GARRICK. As it is announced that the curtain will rise on live entertainment at the Lichfield Garrick in November,…

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