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Lichfield Festival Strikes 'Gold' as Tony Hadley is announced as New Patron

Singing legend and TV personality Tony Hadley is to become a Patron of Lichfield Festival.  The Spandau Ballet singer and I’m A Celebrity star has agreed to lend his weight to the Midlands’ premier multi-arts festival which brings world-class music…

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New cathedral garden for Lichfield City station

The creativity of a London Midland train technician and the support of London Midland business partners, colleagues and the local community have helped to bring colour to Lichfield City station through a new platform garden inspired by a local…

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‘All that Jazz’…in Lichfield!

Visitors to this year’s Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival can look forward to a veritable feast of jazz performed in venues across this historic city by local, regional and national favourites. Opening the Jazz programme on Friday 2nd at the…

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Celebrating Lichfield’s talents on Staffordshire Day

Bank Holiday Monday 1st May is Staffordshire Day, the second of the now annual event celebrating our county and all that makes it special. For 2017, Lichfield is celebrating the creativity and heritage of our part of the region with a giant party…

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The third Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival is fast approaching with the line-up confirmed and programmes hot off the press!

Headlining this year’s festival, which takes place in and around the historic city of Lichfield, is the ever-popular Climax Blues Band - local favourites who delight audiences across the world with their unique combination of jazz and blues. After…

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Tourist Information moves to Lichfield Library

Lichfield District Council’s tourist information service is temporarily moving to Lichfield Library while St Mary’s in the Market Square gets renovated. While St Mary’s in the Market Square is being transformed so it can house the new library,…

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Blood Thirsty Lichfield

This Easter, children are invited to go on a guided walking tour of Lichfield’s landmarks to find out horrible facts about the city’s blood thirsty history. Lichfield District Council’s tourism team, Visit Lichfield, is running a Blood Thirsty…

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Thomas & Friends™ fans fly up, up and away as brand new ride takes off at Drayton Manor Park

Fans of the little blue engine and his friends hopped aboard the highly anticipated new James and the Red Balloon ride as it launched in Europe’s only Thomas Land™ at Drayton Manor Park on Saturday 1st April. The new ride is based on the beloved…

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Fat Controller reads bed time story at Drayton Manor

Drayton Manor Park, home to Europe’s only Thomas Land™, is set to host a very special bedtime story on Friday 31 March, read by the Fat Controller himself. The eve before the shiny red engine James gets his very own ride, Thomas & Friends fans…

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2017 Lichfield Festival Programme Announced - public booking from 10 April

Extraordinary talent, amazing events and unique experiences are the hallmarks of the 2017 Lichfield Festival which runs from 7-15 July and features a vibrant mix of music, film, theatre, comedy, dance, family events, walks, talks and visual arts.  …

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ALL ABOARD! The countdown is on for the launch of Drayton Manor Park’s brand new ride in Thomas Land™!

There’s not long to go until Staffordshire based Drayton Manor Park officially unveils its brand new ride, James and the Red Balloon in April 2017. The new addition marks further expansion to the thriving theme park, which opens for the 2017 season…

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Lights out at local hotel

At 8.30pm on Saturday 25th March, The George Hotel in Bird Street, Lichfield will be turning off all non-essential lights for an hour in support of the global Earth Hour “Lights Out” initiative. Earth Hour is a World Wildlife Fund initiative which…

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Neil Morrisey: Why I Love Staffordshire

TV celebrity Neil Morrissey has thrown his weight behind Enjoy Staffordshire’s drive to attract more visitors into the county. The Stafford-born actor, currently starring in ITV’s The Good Karma Hospital, spoke of his love for Staffordshire and his…

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Lichfield Jazz

Lichfield Jazz continues it’s sessions at the George IV Bore Street Lichfield on Wednesday 15th March with the Nick Brown Quartet. All are final year students at Birmingham Conservatoire and besides local lad Nick on Saxes the rest of this talented…

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Lichfield Spring and Summer What's On Out now!

‘The best guide’ to events across Lichfield District and surrounding areas has been launched by some colourful characters.   Lichfield District Council’s Tourism Team, Visit Lichfield, has put the finishing touches to its What’s On brochures,…

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Celebration of the 1st Birthday of Lichfield Real Ale Trail

The enterprising Lichfield District Tourism Association (LDTA) celebrated the 1st birthday of the Lichfield Real AleTrail and the launch of a special beer by Blythe Brewery to celebrate David Garrick’s 300th Birthday 'David Garrick Golden Ale' in…

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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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