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VE Day 75 – Uniting a nation in a time of crisis with Big Picnic for Hope
VE Day 75 – Uniting a nation in a time of crisis with Big Picnic for Hope

This VE Day, marking 75 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe, will be one to remember for generations to come. In the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic, VE Day reminds us that we have been through hard times before and come…

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Piling in to help Lichfield canal restoration
Piling in to help Lichfield canal restoration

Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust has launched a new appeal to raise money for materials needed to make progress with a new section of the diverted route. The installation in December of a bridge carrying the Cross-City railway line…

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The National Memorial Arboretum is home to The Nursing Memorial
The Nursing Memorial

The National Memorial Arboretum is home to hundreds of stories; tales of camaraderie, leadership, heroism in extraordinary circumstances and accounts of sheer strength and resilience. Our team tell them, every year to hundreds of thousands of…

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Honouring heroes of past and present in the ‘Big Picnic for Hope’
Honouring heroes of past and present in the ‘Big Picnic for Hope’

A number of the nation’s cathedrals are uniting this VE Day in a project to remember heroes of the past and present as part of the Big Picnic for Hope. To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day on 8 May 2020, Cathedrals around the country had events…

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Virtual Visits at Lichfield Cathedral

In response to the current global pandemic and resulting lockdown of all but essential travel, Lichfield Cathedral has taken a proactive approach to using the latest technology to provide solutions to government restrictions. Since the lockdown, 4…

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Letters from lockdown
Letters from lockdown

The Hub at St Mary's knows people are looking for activities to keep the little ones entertained or to pass the time if you are not a key worker busy keeping things running. So the team at The Hub has had an amazing idea to make us all feel a bit…

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#Staffordshire Angels Sing-along To Thank Hero Keyworkers

A group video sing-along to the Robbie Williams classic Angels is set to make the perfect Staffordshire Day tribute to keyworkers getting the country through the Coronavirus pandemic. Organisers Enjoy Staffordshire, with the help of Staffordshire…

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Amber house opens to key workers
Amber House offers rooms and meals to key workers

Owner of local bed and breakfast Amber House, Gill Jones is opening her doors for key workers. There are four rooms available at a special rate and Gill is also offering a click and collect meal service for busy key workers. With no domestic staff…

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National Memorial Arboretum seeks artist to create digital exhibition to mark VJ Day
National Memorial Arboretum seeks artist to create digital exhibition to mark VJ Day

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, is inviting expressions of interest from artists working in digital media (photography, illustration, video, text, animation etc.) to produce a new body of work for their first ever digital…

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Visual messages of hope adorn Lichfield Cathedral 
Visual messages of hope adorn Lichfield Cathedral 

A series of images have been projected onto the facade of Lichfield Cathedral. They carry messages of hope this Holy Week; centring on the story of Christ’s death and resurrection, uplifting messages of hope and a message of support for the NHS. …

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Lichfield Cathedral virtual prayer wall and light a candle
Lichfield Cathedral virtual prayer wall and light a candle

Recognising the need for ongoing support to the community and to be creative in the ways people can express their faith, Lichfield Cathedral has launched a new virtual prayer wall. Previously Cathedrals and churches were to remain open to the…

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Staffordshire Day set to give county morale boost

Staffordshire’s community spirit will take centre stage for this year’s Staffordshire Day, which is still set to go ahead on Friday 1st May despite the global Coronavirus pandemic. The event will be online-only, with a series of activities live-…

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Coronavirus - Please see out latest advice on COVID-19
Visit Lichfield - Safely

Lockdown is changing and businesses are beginning to reopen. We're looking forward to welcoming you back to Lichfield District, but we want you to be safe.  Before you head out, please check the government’s latest guidance as it is regularly…

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Lichfield Cathedral – Supporting from behind closed doors

It with sadness that Lichfield Cathedral has to announce that during this time of national emergency it will no longer be open to the public for services, events or private prayer. The latest government and Church of England guidelines state that in…

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Temporary closure of Lichfield Visitor Information Centre & Guided Tours Suspended

We are sorry to advise you that Lichfield’s Visitor Information Centre in St Mary’s on the Market Square will be closed from Monday 23 March until further notice.  We have also temporarily suspended all our Visit Lichfield guided tours for the…

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A New Way of Serving the Community at Lichfield Cathedral

In these uncertain times when the world is facing a global health crisis and ever-increasing guidelines on self-isolation, how can Lichfield Cathedral offer the reassurance and support that is so sorely needed by the local community? Latest Church…

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Chris Ansell appointed at NMA
Chris Ansell appointed Head of Participation and Learning at National Memorial Arboretum

Chris Ansell has been appointed as the new Head of Participation and Learning at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire. In his new role, Chris will have responsibility for planning, developing and implementing the Arboretum’s…

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Visit England Award
VisitEngland bestows top award on National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire has been awarded the prestigious VisitEngland Gold Accolade, in recognition of the exceptional visitor experience offered by the site. This follows a series of award wins for the Arboretum in recent…

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Visit Lichfield 2020 tourism guide
Visit Lichfield 2020 tourism guide

Lichfield District Council has launched its new visitor guide to highlight all that the city and district has to offer and to boost visitor numbers. The Visit Lichfield guide sets out the top city and district attractions, tours, shops, eateries,…

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HRH The Duke of Kent to attend NMA
HRH The Duke of Kent to attend 10 Wreaths service at National Memorial Arboretum

On Sunday 29 March, His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent will attend a special Service of Remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, accompanied by the High Sheriff of Staffordshire, the High Sheriff of Warwickshire and…

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