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Walk together for a better future on new charity challenge

A new 75-mile challenge walk, the National Forest Trek, has been launched by a trio of charities. Forged by an alliance of the National Forest Company, National Memorial Arboretum and Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Benevolent Fund, this fully…

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Memory Lane Café at the National Memorial Arboretum gets a welcome boost from Spire Little Aston Hospital

Memory Lane Café at the National Memorial Arboretum has been running for the past 2 years, and during that time has engaged over 100 people living with dementia and their carers.  This important activity has become a cornerstone of the Arboretum’s…

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Dogs will Paws for Remembrance at National Memorial Arboretum

On 9 February 2020 hundreds of dogs and their owners will take advantage of the oppawtunity to sniff around the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, at its annual Paws for Remembrance event. This pawesome chance for dog lovers to explore…

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Discover Lichfield with a walking tour

Visit Lichfield has launched all-new Discover Lichfield tours to highlight the city’s rich and varied history. Everyone is invited to discover Lichfield's fascinating history by joining one of the new guided tours that are running each week in…

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Designer Plans ‘Award Winning’ Garden For St Giles Hospice

An award-winning Lichfield garden designer is showcasing plans for a garden inspired by St Giles Hospice at a launch event in January.   Karen Tatlow has created a community garden which will be entered in next year’s RHS Malvern Show before it is…

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Support for Local Heroes from Lichfield Business

Staff at Lichfield’s Samuel Johnson hospital have been given an early Christmas present thanks to Luxmuralis Artistic Collaboration, Lichfield Cathedral and members of Lichfield’s Business Improvement District. The organisations have given 20…

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National Memorial Arboretum 2020 events at a glance

Building upon another hugely successful year, the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire has announced a packed programme for 2020. The 150-acre woodland site celebrated its best set of annual results in 2019, headlined by record visitor…

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Notre-Dame remembered in new Son et Lumiere artwork at Lichfield Cathedral 

Notre-Dame Cathedral will be remembered this Christmas as images from its famous windows are projected across the nave of Lichfield Cathedral as an act of solidarity with the Paris landmark, and to raise awareness of the fragility of all our…

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Lichfield Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival
Get into the festive spirit with Lichfield’s annual Christmas Tree Festival

More than 50 charities, schools and businesses have secured their place in this year’s Lichfield Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival which will run from 30 November until 5 January 2020. The Cathedral is at the heart of the city’s Christmas…

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Illuminated Arboretum Preview Evening

Illuminated Arboretum returns to the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, offering families the opportunity to explore a meandering mile long route at night to marvel at a majestic winter light experience. Following a successful debut in…

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Chrstmas light spectacular at Lichfield Cathedral

The award-winning light and sound show for Christmas voted 'The Best Event in Staffordshire' for 3 years running is back and tickets are selling fast. The Cathedral Illuminated is becoming part of an annual tradition for thousands of people and in…

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Christmas Stocking tour
Visit Lichfield launches Christmas Stocking tour in the run up to Christmas

Visit Lichfield launches Christmas Stocking tour in the run up to Christmas Families are invited to get into the festive spirit on a Christmas stocking tour around Lichfield’s historic city centre. Visit Lichfield has launched a Christmas stocking…

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Advent Special Services 2019

There are plenty of opportunities to get into the Christmas spirit at Lichfield Cathedral as the Festive season approaches. These will be beautiful thought-provoking services with readings, carols and hymns that help worshippers begin the Advent…

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Art Project
Biggest Ever Christmas Art Project

Lichfield Cathedral is known for its ambitious and awe-inspiring community art projects. 2019 sees Lichfield’s biggest ever mass participation project with up to 40,000 school children and members of the public participating. Working with Artist in…

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Elm Planting
Inaugural Elm Stand Planted at the National Memorial Arboretum as Hillier Trees ‘Re-elms the British Countryside’

On Wednesday 27th November, perfectly timed to coincide with National Tree Week, a number of Staffordshire dignitaries and guests from across the horticultural industry celebrated as a stand of 20 elm trees was planted at the National Memorial…

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Make Memories
Make Memories at the National Memorial Arboretum this December

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, is the perfect place for families to gather during the festive season. In addition to exploring the frost covered landscape of the 150-acre site, visitors can enjoy a host of seasonal activities,…

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The Writing's on the wall at Lichfield Cathedral

The writing’s on the wall at Lichfield Cathedral as it prepares for its first poetry festival which opens with dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah on 24 November. The cathedral asked for new poems on the subject of awe and wonder and light in our darkness…

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Armistice Day
The Duke of Kent leads Armistice Day commemorations at National Memorial Arboretum

On 11 November 2019, the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire held an outdoor Service of Remembrance on the Armed Forces Memorial to commemorate the signing of the Armistice which brought an end to the First World War and to remember all…

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Lichfield Cathedral Remembrance Services 2019

There will be a special presentation made on Remembrance Sunday as part of a full programme of services. During the main service at 10am two Victoria Crosses will be awarded to members of the Mercian Regiment. The Vice Lord Lieutenant of…

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Council congratulates tourism and good food award winners

Lichfield District Council congratulates the local tourism businesses that are celebrating success in this year’s Tourism & Good Food Awards. The Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards took place at Aston Marina in Stone on…

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