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Lichfield District attractions to visit as lockdown ends
Top attractions to visit right now

We’re starting to venture outside again after weeks of lockdown and the world is slowly beginning to reopen. While we are a long way from normality, there are plenty of places that have adapted to welcome visitors back. Here are some of the top…

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Lichfield Festival Tiny Stories writing competition
Lichfield Festival Tiny Stories writing competition

Lichfield Festival is going virtual this year, refusing to let COVID-19 spoil all the fun! As part of their virtual festival - full details coming soon - they have launched a writing competition for 8-16 year-olds. Find out all about it in the…

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Lichfield Cathedral re-opens for prayer

Following the lifting of Government restrictions that closed places of worship at the start of the covid-19 lockdown, Lichfield Cathedral, in line with many other English Cathedrals and Parish Churches will be open for private prayer from Monday…

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Visit Lichfield announces District Doodles winners
Visit Lichfield announces District Doodles winners

Children from across the district have been putting their artistic skills to the test as part of Visit Lichfield’s District Doodles competition, and now the results are in. Last month Lichfield District Council’s visitor economy service, Visit…

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National Memorial Arboretum to re-open on 8 June to pre-booked visitors

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, will re-open on 8 June, allowing pre-booked visitors to explore the outdoor elements of the 150-acre garden and woodland site. To ensure the safety of everyone on site, the Arboretum is implementing…

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Erasmus Darwin Museum Volunteers receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Erasmus Darwin Museum volunteers in Lichfield, Staffordshire have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. Erasmus Darwin House was once the home of Erasmus Darwin,…

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New platform helps key workers find independent hotels, B&Bs and apartment accommodation

NEW PLATFORM HELPS KEY WORKERS FIND INDEPENDENT HOTELS, B&Bs AND APARTMENT ACCOMMODATION Thousands of key workers are being forced to isolate away from families or relocate to carry out essential work during the coronavirus pandemic Stays for …

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Latest figures show the importance of tourism to Staffordshire economy
Latest figures show the importance of tourism to Staffordshire economy

As the Coronavirus lockdown approaches its scheduled conclusion, the county’s official tourist board has released latest figures demonstrating the importance of tourism to the Staffordshire economy. To coincide with the return of the annual English…

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Farm owners encourage everyone to get training for charity event

Owners of Canalside Farm, near Stafford are encouraging everyone to keep exercising this month and start training for their Countryfile Ramble on Sunday 4th October, which raises much needed funds for Children in Need. The family-run farm, which…

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Artwork shines light on Florence Nightingale’s legacy
Artwork shines light on Florence Nightingale’s legacy

A moving artwork for International Nurses Day highlighting the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday has been projected onto the façades of Lichfield Cathedral and Stanford Hall, the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre in…

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District Doodles art competition launches
District Doodles art competition launches

Today Visit Lichfield is launching a competition for children across the district to put their artistic skills to the test and take part in the District Doodles competition. Children from across the district are invited to put their artistic skills…

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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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