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News from Lichfield Cathedral - Christmas week in Lichfield

There’s plenty to help you enjoy Christmas week at Lichfield Cathedral with services and celebrations to suit the whole family. This year the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols telling the story of the promise of the birth of Jesus with music by…

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Unique Gifts from the Cathedral Shop

Lichfield cathedral gift shop in the Three Spires Shopping Centre is perfectly placed to help support the upkeep and work of the cathedral and give a helping hand with Christmas shopping. And as Christmas approaches it’s the perfect place to find a…

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A year to remember at the National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, has had a hugely successful year featuring landmark events commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War and celebrating a hundred years since the formation of the RAF. In October,…

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12 days of Christmas
Twelve Days of Christmas 2018

Collect tokens and fill your Christmas stocking with mini festive treats for free across Lichfield city centre this yuletide, and enter a prize draw to win tickets to see Lichfield Garrick’s festive pantomime.  Local shoppers and visitors to…

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Christmas Kids Out, Picture Courtesy of Drayton Manor Park
Drayton Manor Park Welcomes 2,000 Children to Experience Magical Christmas

Drayton Manor Park has teamed up with the KidsOut charity and the Rotary International District to welcome more than 2,000 disadvantaged children and their carers to exclusively experience its award-winning Drayton’s Magical Christmas event. In…

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 FLASHBACK: work underway at St Mary’s, Lichfield, preparing the ground floor to become the city’s new library as part of a £1.4m investment.
New library ready to open its doors

Two years of investment and hard work come to fruition next week when a new library opens its doors. The city centre library on the ground floor of the former St Mary’s Church, Lichfield, will welcome the public from 9am on Monday, December 17th.…

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Lichfield Cathedral Carols
Christmas Carol Services

There’s plenty going on at Lichfield Cathedral to help you get into the festive spirit as Christmas approaches. On Sunday December 9 at 4pm is the Christmas Lantern Service. Sung by the Cathedral Choir, this service for people of all ages and will…

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Festive Tales at Johnson’s House

On Monday 17 December, the popular Lichfield Storytellers will be returning to the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum for a ‘Wintry Indoor Storywalk’. This event builds on the popularity of the first walk at the house last year, and provides a very…

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National Memorial Arboretum offers group ‘Days out with a Difference’

The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire is offering ‘Days out with a Difference’ with its special range of group walks, talks and tours in 2019. Named as ‘Large Visitor Attraction of the Year’ by VisitEngland in 2018, the Arboretum’s…

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Shining a light at the NMA
Shining a light on festive favourites at the Arboretum

The Arboretum will be offering a range of returning favourites this Christmas season and is excited to launch a brand new event for 2018, the Illuminated Arboretum which will take place each evening from 12-21 December.   This stunning immersive…

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Luxmuralis- Cathedral Illuminated
Get into the Christmas Spirit

There are plenty of opportunities to get into the Christmas spirit at Lichfield Cathedral as the Festive season approaches. It all starts with the Advent Carol Services on Saturday December 1 and Sunday December 2 at 6pm. These will be beautiful…

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Samuel Johnson Birthplace
Festive Cheer at Johnson’s Birthplace

The Samuel Johnson Birthplace on the Market Square will be joining Lichfield Christmas festivities with ‘The Johnson Family Christmas’ on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December, 11am – 3.30pm. With free entry and something for all ages, the Museum…

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New £8.1 million events building at National Memorial Arboretum set to benefit the local economy

On Monday 15 October, the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire opened Aspects, its new £8.1million events building. Aspects provides up to seven separate event spaces that can be configured in a variety of formats to suit the demands of…

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George Bryan, Company Director at Drayton Manor Park at the 2018 Enjoy Staffordshire Awards
Drayton Manor Park receives impressive recognition including Outstanding Contribution to Tourism at Enjoy Staffordshire Awards 2018

Drayton Manor Park has received top recognition in four categories at this year’s Enjoy Staffordshire Awards, including The Graeme Whitehead Award to Colin Bryan, CEO of the park, for his outstanding contribution to tourism in Staffordshire. The…

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Cathedral staff Sophie Horan (L) and Alex Dziegiel (R) at the award ceremony
Cathedral wins prestigious tourism award

Staff and volunteers at Lichfield Cathedral are celebrating after being named as the silver award winner in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category of the Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism awards. This is one better from the previous year when…

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Drayton Manor Hotel
Drayton Manor Hotel In The Top 25 Family-Friendly Hotels in the UK

Drayton Manor Park’s on-site, four-star hotel has been named sixth in the top 25 family-friendly hotels in the United Kingdom, as chosen by the TripAdvisor community. The hotel caters for both the modern family and business traveller, thanks to its…

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Santa and a visiting dog
Family Pets Visit Santa Paws at Drayton's Magical Christmas

After being inundated with requests from pet-loving members of the public, Staffordshire-based theme park Drayton Manor Park offered some of its guests the opportunity to bring their furry companions to meet Father Christmas* at the start of the…

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Pupils from Christ Church Academy Stone with the Cathedral's learning manager, Alex Nicholson Ward.
70 schools, 20,000 doves: Imagine Peace takes flight in Lichfield Cathedral

Around 20,000 schoolchildren across Staffordshire have been busy making paper doves in a unique art project to imagine peace in our time.  The paper doves will form part of a major installation artwork created by Lichfield Cathedral's Artist in…

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The Snowman
The Snowman set to dazzle cathedral audiences

Three choristers from Lichfield Cathedral have been given the chance to follow in the footsteps of Aled Jones when they perform Walking In The Air during a big screen showing of The Snowman in December. The talented trio will perform with a live…

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Tourist information service is on the move

Lichfield’s new library, heritage and arts centre, which is set to open its doors in December, will include Lichfield District Council’s tourist information service. The new £1.4 million library and arts and heritage space in the former St Mary’s…

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