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Travelodge at Lichfield's Friary Outer

Lichfield District Council's development partner, S Harrison, has signed a deal which brings a new Travelodge hotel to the £14 million mixed use development at Friary Outer in Lichfield. S Harrison will deliver the 65 bed hotel on the three upper…

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Pick up a free book for The Big Read

Trick Of The Dark by best-selling crime writer Val McDermid is this autumn’s Big Read book at lichfield literature. Free copies are now available around the city for you to pick up and read. Val McDermid herself will be coming to Lichfield to talk…

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Lichfield Heritage Weekend - Ye Olde Games Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September

The city of Lichfield is counting down the days to this year’s Lichfield ‘Ye Olde Games’ Heritage Weekend on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September 2011 Excitement is mounting as Lichfield City’s tourist attractions are getting ready to open their…

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Biggest lichfield literature yet

The sixth lichfield literature festival will be the biggest yet, with events stretching over two weekends, as the breadth of topics and the range of visiting authors increases. This year’s lichfield literature runs from Saturday 1 October to…

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Lichfield Cathedral waves farewell to a golden summer as The Staffordshire Hoard On Tour Exhibition moves to Tamworth Castle

After a busy, exciting and thoroughly enjoyable three weeks, it is time for the Lichfield Cathedral community to say farewell to the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold in the world, as the Staffordshire Hoard on Tour exhibition is dismantled…

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30th Lichfield Festival a resounding success

The 30th Lichfield Festival has been a great success with more community involvement than ever before and a substantial increase in year-on-year ticket sales. The 100 events over 10 days featured over 500 artists from the UK as well as Cuba,…

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Staffordshire Hoard on Tour Exhibition almost at full capacity

Owing to the overwhelming demand by visitors to experience the Staffordshire Hoard on Tour exhibition in Lichfield, the Cathedral would like to announce that nearly all exhibition and tour tickets have been claimed. Only 212 tickets remain (out of…

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Her Majesty The Queen attends Regimental homecoming medal parade and thanksgiving service at Lichfield Cathedral

 The Dean and Chapter of Lichfield Cathedral, together with the Bishop of Lichfield, took pleasure in welcoming over 600 members, supporters and friends of the Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry today. In the presence of Her Majesty The Queen…

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Intimate Theatre bring Erasmus to Life

During the weekend of 23rd & 24th July the local drama group, Intimate Theatre, will be bring the world of Erasmus Darwin to life. “Meet the Darwin’s” is a new and exciting performance written by David Titley during which five friends,…

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30th Lichfield Festival pigs raise £17,000

The 30 decorated model pigs which had been displayed around the city for the duration of the 30th Lichfield Festival raised an astonishing £17,000 in a charity auction to close the festival yesterday (Sunday). The life-size, model pigs were…

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Inspirational Ye Olde Games

Lichfield Heritage Weekend, Ye Olde Games, has been ‘inspired by London 2012’ This year's Heritage Weekend will celebrate Olympics past and present. Ye Olde Games is set to take place in and around Lichfield City centre on Saturday 17 and Sunday…

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Additional tickets released for the Staffordshire Hoard on Tour at Lichfield Cathedral

 A golden opportunity this summer at Lichfield Cathedral Due to the high demand by the general public to obtain tickets for the ‘Anglo Saxon Footsteps’ daytime tours, a further 92 tickets have been released and are now available through the…

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Lichfield District Council launches its programme of summer holiday activities

From swimming lessons to skateboarding, through to gymnastics, Lichfield District Council is offering children and young people lots of fun activities to keep them busy over the summer holiday.   The council's playschemes are back for 2011.…

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Roll Out The Barrel For Dad This Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is always a great opportunity to say a special ‘Thank You’ to Dad’s, but finding the right gift or treat can sometimes be a real challenge. This year, the National Brewery Centre in Burton upon Trent, can come to the rescue of…

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In the footsteps of St Chad – A Virtual Journey

On the 18th June this year starting bright and early at 8am, eight intrepid cyclists – all members of the Friends of Lichfield Cathedral – will attempt to cycle 314 miles. This distance is in fact the same as the long journey from Lindisfarne to…

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Have your cake and eat it!

Lichfield’s successful and established monthly Farmers’ Market will be celebrating its 10th Birthday on the Market Square on Thursday 2 June.  The first Lichfield Farmers’ Market, on Thursday 7 June 2001, took place amid an outbreak of foot and…

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Twenty Twenty vision for Beacon Park Bower entertainment

 A rising boy band who have toured with The Wanted and performed with JLS will top the bill for this year’s Lichfied Greenhill Bower festivities in Beacon Park on May 30th. Twenty Twenty are already confirmed at some of the major music festivals…

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Locally produced jewellery for sale at Lichfield Tourist Information Centre

Working in close collaboration with Burntwood Jeweller Nick Hubbard and The Tourist Information Centre located in the foyer of The Lichfield Garrick, Rock34 is promoting Nick’s jewellery throughout May 2011. Nick’s inspiration is drawn from his…

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Lichfield Photographer to exhibit at arts festival in French Twin Town

A local photographer will be exhibiting his photographs in May in Lichfield’s French twin town of Sainte Foy-lès-Lyon at their Art Exhibition, which is just one of the many events taking place during their 10 day biennial European Festival.  This…

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Booking for the 30th Lichfield Festival

Tickets for the 30th Lichfield Festival (6-17 July) go on sale on 6 May, with a whole host of exciting events now announced for this very special year. •           The celebrated bass-baritone Sir Willard White will sing with the City of…

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