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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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Two unique mosaic exhibitions and one very special Cathedral

The British Association for Modern Mosaics is staging two mosaic exhibitions in the inspiring setting of Lichfield Cathedral from April 29th until May 30th. Housed in two unique exhibition spaces, the Cathedral Chapter House and the South Transept…

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Brian’s Farewell Bash to take place at Lichfield Guildhall, Saturday 7 May

After over twenty years at the helm of Lichfield Arts Director Brian Pretty will be retiring at the end of July. To celebrate that he is running a very informal farewell bash at Lichfield Guildhall , inviting  regulars to the Guildhall concerts…

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Celebrate St George's Day in Lichfield

On Saturday 23 April from 10am - 4pm, Lichfield will be turning patriotic to celebrate St George's Day with a variety of free events and market stalls on Market Square and Market Street to mark this tradtional day. There will be the opportunity…

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William and Kate can celebrate with a free day out at Drayton Manor Theme Park

Friday 29th April may be special for a certain William and Kate, but Drayton Manor Theme Park in Tamworth, Staffordshire, is determined to make it just as exciting for other couples called William and Kate by offering them free entry into the park…

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Tickets on sale for Lichfield Real Ale, Jazz & Blues Festival 23 - 26 June

If you enjoy big bands, boogie woogie, blues, funk be-bop, dynamic vocals, township jazz, hammond organs, fantastic drummers and pianists and hot jump and jive plus a choice of over 30 Real Ales and fine food, then this is the festival for you to…

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The Hunt is on for a real life team of Ben 10 superheroes

Everyone likes to pretend they are a superhero now and again, but today Drayton Manor Theme Parkis starting its own nationwide search for a set of real life ones named after the characters from hit Cartoon Network show Ben 10. The tourist…

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Ticket details announced for the Staffordshire Hoard on tour at Lichfield Cathedral

This summer Lichfield Cathedral will host the Staffordshire Hoard on Tour from Saturday July 30th until Sunday 21st August. Free tickets, and exclusive tours, will be available from March 14th through the Lichfield Garrick Box Office. The…

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Let in the Light at Lichfield Cathedral

“Translation it is that openeth the windows to let in the light…”.  So says the preface to the 1611 King James version of the bible, the most famous, and arguably best loved, of all the versions of the Bible.  2011 sees the 400th anniversary of…

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New community play to be performed in Lichfield

A new community theatre event is set to be performed in Lichfield in March. Actor David Titley has brought together a group of people of all ages and backgrounds to present The Meeting of Ways, a joint collaboration between Lichfield Mysteries…

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