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New light installation to pierce the darkness at Lichfield Cathedral for All Saints

Three beams of light will pierce the darkness of the night sky above Lichfield Cathedral while a light trail inside will lead a path to remembrance to celebrate all those who have gone before. Light from Light is the latest art installation by…

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Schoolchildren across region make selfies for biggest Cathedral art project

Thousands of schoolchildren across the West Midlands are making selfies and creating their own portrait galleries to be part of the biggest art engagement project Lichfield Cathedral has ever undertaken.  In the Image and Likeness: A Constellation…

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Global Friends
Global Friends and woodland legends at the National Memorial Arboretum

Young adventurers can explore a pair of free activity trails at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, throughout half term (26 October to 3 November). The trails take visitors on a trek around the 150-acre site’s woodlands and gardens,…

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Photograph by Lichfield Photographers
Tickets on sale for Christmas light spectacular

The award-winning light and sound show for Christmas voted 'The Best Event in Staffordshire' for 3 years running is back and tickets are selling fast. The artistic collaboration from Luxmuralis has become an annual tradition for thousands of people…

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A busy scene at Fosseway Heath this year
Guildhall Ceremony to Honour Canal Trust

Lichfield’s canal trust will be presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service at a formal ceremony in the city’s historic Guildhall. The award, the equivalent of the MBE for voluntary sector organisations, recognises the outstanding…

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Fallen Comrades Commemorated
Thousands of motorcyclists commemorate fallen comrades at Ride to the Wall

On Saturday 5 October, over 7,000 motorcyclists made pilgrimage to the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire to pay tribute to fallen comrades commemorated on the Armed Forces Memorial. Now in its twelfth year, Ride to the Wall brings…

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trick or treat tours
Ghost walks and trick or treating for families

Visit Lichfield is running a series of two different but equally spooky ghost tours this autumn that are guaranteed to send shivers down your spine! Gruesome and Ghostly tours are back for 2019. The series of ghost walks around the historical city…

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News from Lichfield Cathedral - Poems to pop up across the city to mark Lichfield Cathedral’s first poetry festival

Poems will be popping up all over Lichfield City Centre this October as Lichfield Cathedral brings poetry to the streets to mark its first poetry festival.  Snippets of poems – including some of the nation’s favourites – and some lesser known –…

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Tony Hadley

Lichfield Festival and Lichfield Cathedral present Tony Hadley Live - sponsored by City Jewellers of Lichfield Tuesday 3 December 2019 | Lichfield Cathedral Tony Hadley is to give a very special, one-off performance to…

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An exciting night awaits for many of Staffordshire’s best tourism businesses – the annual Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards is back on October 24th! Almost 50 businesses from across the county have been shortlisted, from more than…

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Boat Gathering
Gathering in Glorious Sunshine

Glorious weather attracted record numbers of visitors on the first day of the Huddlesford Heritage Gathering. The Gathering, a biennial event organised jointly by Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust and Lichfield Cruising Club,…

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Autumnal fun at the National Memorial Arboretum

On 21 and 22 September, an Autumn Festival will take place at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, featuring a host of free fun family activities with a seasonal twist. Set among the changing colour of the Arboretum’s 30,000 trees…

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The Heritage Water Walk reaches Sandfields Pumping Station
Walk Discovers Lichfield's Watery Past

A guided walk delving into Lichfield’s historic connections with water attracted more than 150 people as part of the Lichfield Heritage Weekend. Lichfield Heritage Water Walk was jointly organised by Lichfield Waterworks Trust and Lichfield and…

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Image Credit: Samuel Johnson by Sir Joshua Reynolds, c.1756 © National Portrait Gallery, London
Portrait of Samuel Johnson by Sir Joshua Reynolds Comes Home to Lichfield

A portrait of the famous son of Lichfield, Samuel Johnson painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds is being displayed in Lichfield Cathedral as part of a major National Portrait Gallery project. The COMING HOME project sees 50 portraits of iconic individuals…

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Dub, slam and sacred – the line-up for Lichfield’s first poetry festival revealed

Dub, slam and sacred – poetry in all its forms will ring out from Lichfield Cathedral this autumn as it hosts its first poetry festival. The Cathedral has just unveiled the programme for The Word and it includes some top names as well as a series…

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Get ready for blockbuster films and West End musicals at the Lichfield Garrick as it launches its stunning Autumn/Winter seasons

A star-studded line-up, along with the introduction of live screened performances and blockbuster films are just a few of the reasons to get excited about the incredible new season of shows and events coming to the Lichfield Garrick.  The award-…

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Lichfield Heritage Festival 2019 Join the fun at this year’s Heritage Festival on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September.

Preparations are in full swing for Lichfield Heritage Festival, which is set to include free entertainment and entry to historic venues that are not usually open to the public, and to celebrate Samuel Johnson’s 310th birthday. The programme of…

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Lichfield Cathedral unveils lecture series

Lichfield Cathedral unveils lecture series to explore how science and faith can help us understand our place in the universe “In my opinion science offers no surer path to God than religion.” Prof David Wilkinson, Astrophysicist, theologian,…

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Philippa Rawlinson
National Memorial Arboretum appoints new Managing Director

Philippa Rawlinson has been appointed as Managing Director of the National Memorial Arboretum, which is part of The Royal British Legion. The award-winning free-to-enter 150-acre woodland site in Staffordshire is home to more than 380 memorials,…

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Samuel Johnson's Birthday and Heritage Weekend
Celebrating 310 years of Samuel Johnson

The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum is commemorating 310 years of Lichfield’s great wordsmith this September with a celebration cake to share with all visitors, hands-on historic printing activities and a programme of activities as part of…

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