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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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Bring the Noise
Young people invited to BBC Teach Bring the Noise at the National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, in collaboration with the BBC Teach Bring the Noise campaign, has launched a series of special music workshops for young people. Children aged from 5 to 10 years old are invited to participate in a…

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St Chad
Lichfield Cathedral St Chad’s Day Celebrations

There will be services this Monday (March 2nd) to remember the man without whom Lichfield and its famous cathedral might not exist. The cathedral is one of the oldest places of Christian worship in the country and was founded as the burial place of…

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Christmas Tree Festival Winners

Christmas seem may a long time ago but staff at Lichfield Cathedral are celebrating a bumper festive season of fund raising with a hugely successful Christmas Tree Festival. Thousands of visitors flocked to the cathedral to take in the festive…

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Half Term Fun
Enjoy a Half Term woodland adventure at the National Memorial Arboretum

Young visitors to the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, can embark on a woodland adventure this half term, enjoying a selection of activities that will encourage them to explore the natural world around them. Activities around the 150-…

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Boston Tea Party to open in old Cinema in Lichfield

Boston Tea Party (BTP), the purposeful café chain, will open the doors to its newest café in Lichfield in what was formerly the Regal Cinema. The Bristol-based independent chain will start work imminently on the historic building on Tamworth Street…

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Nurturing Spiritual Life
Nurturing Spiritual Life Exhibition

2020 is an exciting year for Lichfield Cathedral, one in which the theme Fully Alive opens up a celebration and exploration of what it means to be human. The year kicks off with an exhibition exploring how people’s spirituality has been expressed…

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Top 50 Gastropubs list topped by London pub for the first time

London’s only Michelin-starred gastropub the Harwood Arms has been crowned the UK’s best, making it the first pub in the capital to head the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list. The Harwood Arms is one of just seven London pubs on the 2020 Top 50…

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Walk together for a better future on new charity challenge

A new 75-mile challenge walk, the National Forest Trek, has been launched by a trio of charities. Forged by an alliance of the National Forest Company, National Memorial Arboretum and Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Benevolent Fund, this fully…

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Memory Lane Café at the National Memorial Arboretum gets a welcome boost from Spire Little Aston Hospital

Memory Lane Café at the National Memorial Arboretum has been running for the past 2 years, and during that time has engaged over 100 people living with dementia and their carers.  This important activity has become a cornerstone of the Arboretum’s…

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Dogs at the NMA
Dogs will Paws for Remembrance at National Memorial Arboretum

On 9 February 2020 hundreds of dogs and their owners will take advantage of the oppawtunity to sniff around the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, at its annual Paws for Remembrance event. This pawesome chance for dog lovers to explore…

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Discover Lichfield with a walking tour

Visit Lichfield has launched all-new Discover Lichfield tours to highlight the city’s rich and varied history. Everyone is invited to discover Lichfield's fascinating history by joining one of the new guided tours that are running each week in…

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Garden for St Giles Hospice
Designer Plans ‘Award Winning’ Garden For St Giles Hospice

An award-winning Lichfield garden designer is showcasing plans for a garden inspired by St Giles Hospice at a launch event in January.   Karen Tatlow has created a community garden which will be entered in next year’s RHS Malvern Show before it is…

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Support for Local Heroes from Lichfield Business

Staff at Lichfield’s Samuel Johnson hospital have been given an early Christmas present thanks to Luxmuralis Artistic Collaboration, Lichfield Cathedral and members of Lichfield’s Business Improvement District. The organisations have given 20…

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National Memorial Arboretum 2020 events at a glance

Building upon another hugely successful year, the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire has announced a packed programme for 2020. The 150-acre woodland site celebrated its best set of annual results in 2019, headlined by record visitor…

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