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Shoppers’ Christmas Carols at Lichfield Cathedral

Lichfield Cathedral invites city shoppers to take a break from the jostling crowds for half an hour and join us for some uplifting carol singing plus a moment to reflect. On Saturday 17 December, one of the busiest shopping days in the year, there…

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Drayton Manor's meerkats get in the Christmas spirit

Drayton Manor Zoo’s cheeky meerkats are all set for a fun-filled festive season after their enclosure was decorated with a Christmas tree, complete with presents. In fact, the naughty little rascals are so excited that they’ve already tried to open…

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Lichfield Christmas Festival

Get some Christmas cheer at a weekend of festivities on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December 2011 Lichfield District Council's tourism team, Visit Lichfield, is inviting everyone to Lichfield's Christmas Festival this December.   The two-day event…

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Olympic Flame is coming to the district

Lichfield District is on the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Route Lichfield District Council is proud to announce that on Saturday 30 June 2012 the Olympic Flame will be visiting the National Memorial Arboretum, and then be carried through the…

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Lichfield Cathedral chosen as future venue for BBC Radio Four’s Any Questions? – hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby and featuring panellists David Blunkett and Will Self

Since 1948, Any Questions? has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 every Friday and on January 27th 2012, the long-running debate show will be broadcast live from Lichfield Cathedral. Each week, Any Questions? visits a different community with a panel of…

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Donate a new toy for the Lichfield Cathedral 2011 Toy appeal and help a local child this Christmas

Following the generous and thoughtful response from the local area to the Lichfield Cathedral Toy Appeal in 2010 (in aid of the Pathway Project), the Cathedral is pleased to announce that the initiative will return this Christmas. This year all toys…

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Lichfield Roots & Folk Festival (Friday 21 - Sunday 23 October 2011) – The best line up yet!

Now in it’s third year The Lichfield Roots and Folk Festival taking place once again at the Lichfield the Guildhall continues to expand with the best and most varied line up so far! Kicking of the event on Friday evening around 7.30pm will be the…

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Lichfield wins national Fairtrade Award

Lichfield has been declared one of the UK’s ‘top ten’ Fairtrade Towns for 2011!  The announcement was made at the national Fairtrade Conference held at Aston University in Birmingham on Saturday 15 October.  A group of five Fairtrade Lichfield…

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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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