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2017 Autumn and Winter What's On Launches

Lichfield District Council’s Tourism Team, Visit Lichfield, has put the finishing touches to its What’s On brochure, and tourism providers launched the glossy publication at Erasmus Darwin House on 23 August 2017. What’s On lists all the big…

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Hop aboard for autism this September at Drayton Manor Park

Popular family attraction, Drayton Manor Park, is set to welcome the National Autistic Society (NAS) for its annual ‘All Aboard For Autism’ event, a Thomas & Friends™ themed sponsored walk, on Saturday 23rd September. Taking place from 9am –…

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Save up to £100 on a day out at Drayton Manor Park this summer

With just one month left of the summer holidays, there’s never been a better time to make great memories and fantastic savings with Drayton Manor Park’s 4 for £80 ticket promotion.* At less than half the price of other popular attractions, you can…

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Local photographers inspired by Lichfield Cathedral competition

A photo competition run by Lichfield Cathedral on Facebook has seen budding snappers take an array of fascinating and intriguing images of the historic building. People were invited to submit their best picture of the cathedral to be in with a…

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Young Artists Create Breathtaking Art Installation For Lichfield Cathedral’s Great Exhibition

As part of the very first Great Exhibition at Lichfield Cathedral in August, a creative group of youngsters from local schools have teamed up with the cathedral to design a very special art installation for this stunning visual event.   The unique…

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Bake Off Stars To Headline Lichfield Food Festival

Every year the Lichfield Food Festival goes from strength to strength and 2017 is no exception with the organisers adding an extra day of fun to this fantastic FREE festival! This year, on Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th & Bank Holiday Monday 28th…

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This summer the first of 4 "Great Exhibitions" will be staged inside Lichfield Cathedral.

The first of these is titled : Earth, What A Wonderful World ?  ‘a stunning visual journey across earth, sea and sky through spectacular light and sound projections’.  The events will be amongst the largest ever internal sound and light artwork…

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A decade of Drayton Manor Park’s Magical Christmas

Over the past ten years, Drayton Manor Park has given more than half a million visitors 280 days of Magical Christmas memories, including 159,600 Father Christmas meet and greets and endless magical moments.  This year, the festive celebration is…

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Flawed Exhibition by Victoria Wolny 1-15 August 2017

Following a series of exhibitions in various prestigious London galleries Victoria Wolny returns to Emporium in Lichfield to launch her latest powerful, emotionally charged collection of oil paintings.   Victoria explains her inspiration “I’ve…

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Singing Legend Tony Hadley Raises a Glass to Lichfield Festival

Picture by Redlock Photography Singing legend and TV personality, Tony Hadley, has made his first visit to Lichfield Festival after becoming a patron in May.  The Spandau Ballet singer and I’m A Celebrity star was a guest at ‘Oz & Armonico…

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Turner's Watercolour of Lichfield Cathedral Sold at Sotheby's Auction House

A rare watercolour painting by renowned Romanticist artist JMW Turner bequeathed to Lichfield Cathedral has been sold at London’s famed Sotheby’s auction house. The magnificent painting, which depicts the three-spired medieval structure soaring…

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Staffordshire Day provides a huge boost for county's economy

This year’s Staffordshire Day has been judged a huge success, after over 60,000 people attended events across the county. Co-ordinators Enjoy Staffordshire, who put the day together with the support of Staffordshire County Council and other local…

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Over 40 acts live on three stages at BurtonFest 2017!

On Saturday 22 July, the National Brewery Centre in Burton upon Trent, will be hosting BurtonFest 2017 in association with its founder, Adam Cornes. Confirmed Headline acts are: Union J, The X Factor 2016 Winner Matt Terry, Roman Kemp (Capital FM…

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On Your Marks - Family Fun at this year's Lichfield Festival

      7-15 July 2017 - The bunting’s up, rehearsals are underway and 30 hares and tortoises are under starter’s orders for this year’s Lichfield Festival.  The city’s biggest annual arts event kicks off on Friday 7 July and there’s so much for…

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The Jazz and Real Ale Festival at The National Brewery Centre, Burton

14-16 July 2017 A brilliant annual event - a weekend of great Jazz music, a fantastic range of beers – and great food! A selection of around nine jazz bands will be playing over the weekend featuring a wide range of genres. Headline acts will…

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Awards Give County's Best Tourism Businesses Chance to Shine

The hunt for Staffordshire’s best tourism businesses is now on! Destination Staffordshire has launched the 2017 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards, with 14 categories for the county’s best attractions, accommodation providers, events and most dog-…

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Drayton Manor Park celebrates our emergency services - free entry

They battle infernos, fight crime and save our lives. As a thank you, for their devotion to duty and courageous work, Drayton Manor Park is offering Emergency Service personnel from across the country free entry into the park throughout the 2017…

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Drayton Manor Park Zoo Welcomes New Red Pandas

As small as a fox but as cute as its black and white cousins, Red Pandas Tika and Pema are the proud new additions to Drayton Manor Park Zoo. Known as the ‘original panda’ having been discovered fifty years before the giant panda, the playful pair…

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Enjoy Drayton Manor Park For Just £10 This Father's Day

Treat dad to a Father’s Day to remember at Drayton Manor Park, consisting of a tasty carvery and full access to the popular theme park for just £10 per person!* That’s right, anyone who visits the Staffordshire based attraction, and enjoys the…

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BRICK-TACULAR! LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Coming Exclusively to Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena

Merlin Entertainments’ popular attraction set to bring LEGO joy to families in 2018 Construction of LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Birmingham, a unique indoor attraction based on the popular LEGO® brick, will begin late 2017 within the Barclaycard…

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