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Lichfield Festival announces Guest Artistic Director for 2018

Lichfield Festival has named Damian Thantrey as Guest Artistic Director for the 2018 Festival.  The Midlands’ premier multi-arts festival announced that he will take over the reins from Sonia Stevenson, currently in her third year as Artistic…

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Rope..mance at Drayton Manor Zoo

It was love at first sight when Pygmy Marmosets, Gizmo and Greta, arrived at Drayton Manor Park earlier this year, and they’ve been inseparable ever since. The dinky duo first met and became attached three weeks ago and now, after watching this…

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Music Legend Roy Wood New Patron of Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival

Internationally renowned musician and songwriter Roy Wood has joined Lichfield Councillor David Smith in accepting an invitation from Lichfield Arts to become Patrons of this year’s Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival which takes place in and around…

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Visit Lichfield 2017 tourism guide launches

Tourism providers and representatives from across Lichfield District assembled in the Lichfield Garrick on Wednesday 8 February for the formal launch of the new Visit Lichfield 2017 guide. Produced by Lichfield District Council’s tourism team, the…

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Fall in love with Lichfield on a Valentine’s Special walking tour

An atmospheric walking tour featuring romantic tales from times gone by. Visit Lichfield is inviting everyone to go on a Valentine’s Special walking tour on Sunday 5 February at 2pm. The guided tour is not exclusive to couples, so why not bring…

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Budding Young Bards Wanted for Staffordshire Day Poetry Competition

Staffordshire’s next generation of Tennysons, Byrons and Wordsworths could win a trip to Trentham Monkey Forest for their class in the first ‘I Love Staffordshire’ poetry competition. Enjoy Staffordshire have teamed up with libraries in…

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Displays at Lichfield Cathedral prove a huge success!

Lichfield Cathedral was brought to life over the festive period with a spectacular illumination show of nativity-themed projections played across the front of the building. The magnificent display took place from 19th to 23rd December, while…

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It’s Onwards and Upwards for Thomas Land’s™ newest addition!

Europe’s only Thomas Land™ attraction is welcoming a brand new ride this season to mark further expansion to the thriving attraction at Drayton Manor Park, Staffordshire. James and the Red Balloon, set to delight visitors from Saturday 1st April…

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Drayton Manor Park is now recruiting!

Those looking for a job filled with fun, thrills and adventure need look no further as one of the UK’s much-loved theme parks is now recruiting! Staffordshire’s Drayton Manor Park has launched its annual recruitment drive with applications now…

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Lichfield Winter Beer Festival

27th & 28th January 2017, Lichfield Guildhall Lichfield Arts have ordered over 30 beers and ciders for the popular Winter Beer Festival, taking place over the week-end Friday and Saturday 27th/28th January at the wonderful Lichfield Guildhall…

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Colin Bryan, son of founder at Drayton Manor Park, receives OBE

After more than 52 years of commitment and dedication to the leisure industry, Mr Colin Bryan, Chief Executive at Drayton Manor Park and son of the original founders, has received an OBE.  This is in recognition of his charity work and his ongoing…

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Twelve Days of Christmas

Fill your Christmas stocking with festive goodies and join in seasonal activities for free across Lichfield City this yuletide. From free mince pies and cupcakes, to free craft activities and mugs, Lichfield shoppers are in for a treat in the run…

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Get festive in Lichfield City and District this Christmas

Plan your Christmas with the help of a great new guide to all the fun that is going on across Lichfield District this yuletide. Lichfield District Council’s tourism service, Visit Lichfield, in partnership with Lichfield Business Improvement…

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New owners check in to The Cathedral Lodge Hotel

A local family firm has added another hotel to its portfolio with the acquisition of one of Lichfield’s well known hotels. The Cathedral Lodge on Beacon Street has been bought by the Webb Hotel Group who have owned The George Hotel in Bird Street…

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Drayton Manor Park gets the Gold at the 2016 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards

Drayton Manor Park is celebrating after picking up five accolades at the prestigious NFU Mutual Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards. The much-loved family attraction scooped the awards in a special lunch ceremony that was hosted at Alton Towers…

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The George Hotel wins gold from the Green Tourism Business Scheme

The George Hotel in Lichfield has been awarded for its commitment to excellent environmental practices in the form of an internationally recognised prestigious gold award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) after a recent inspection. The…

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Lichfield Businesses Going for Gold in Tourism Awards

Nine organisations from the Lichfield area will go head-to-head with more than 80 others from across the county to be crowned as Staffordshire’s best tourism businesses. Drayton Manor Park features in four categories at the 2016 NFU Mutual Enjoy…

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Explore travel in Lichfield’s past at Birthplace Museum Workshop

Saturday 5th November 2.00pm The Samuel Johnson Birthplace will be delving into the archives this week for the next in the Museum’s popular history workshop series. Following fascinating sessions on daily life and leisure in the city, on Saturday…

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Lichfield Garrick wins award for West Midland’s Most Welcoming Theatre

The Lichfield Garrick is celebrating after it was announced as the West Midland’s Regional Winner of the UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre Award, in association with Smooth Radio. Beating leading local theatres from across the West Midlands, the…

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Drayton Manor wins best attraction for children at Group Leisure Awards

Drayton Manor Park has been awarded the Best UK Attraction for Children at the Group Leisure Awards 2016 - the ninth time the family owned and run leisure destination has received this industry-leading accolade. The award winning attraction spans…

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