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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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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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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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