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Discover the Extraordinary Life of Elias Ashmole at Lichfield Cathedral 

11 Oct 17

An exhibition exploring the fascinating life and times of Elias Ashmole, one of Lichfield’s most celebrated sons, is set to take place at Lichfield Cathedral.


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Lichfield Jazz 

2 Oct 17

With autumn leaves beginning to fall Lichfield Jazz has lined up a series of fine gigs for the season.


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New for 2017 A spectacular Oktoberfest is coming to town!! 

11 Sep 17

The National Brewery Centre will be transforming its courtyard Marquee into a traditional stomping Oktoberfest event with bier, live music, DJ with all the cheesy tunes and a of course, a great lively and vibrant atmosphere – be prepared to be …


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LDTA Networking Visit Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust 

25 Aug 17

On 15th August, LDTA members met at the Boat Inn car park located off the busy A461 road.


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This summer the first of 4 “Great Exhibitions” will be staged inside Lichfield Cathedral. 

31 Jul 17

The first of these is titled : Earth, What A Wonderful World ?  ‘a stunning visual journey across earth, sea and sky through spectacular light and sound projections’.


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Lichfield Blues Fans are in for a real treat when American Blues Star Debbie Bond hits the town 

17 Jul 17

Singer, guitar player and songwriter Debbie Bond has been paying her dues in the Alabama backwoods for over 30 years backing many traditional Alabama blues musicians in the US and Europe, including Eddie Kirkland, Jerry “Boogie” McCain and Willie …


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Awards Give County’s Best Tourism Businesses Chance to Shine 

27 Jun 17

The hunt for Staffordshire’s best tourism businesses is now on! Destination Staffordshire has launched the 2017 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards, with 14 categories for the county’s best attractions, accommodation providers, events and most dog…


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Minutes of the LDTA AGM at Elford Hall Garden 

21 Jun 17

Image by Rob Ings, Lichfield Photography Further images can be viewed on facebook   http://ow.


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LDTA Networking – Claymills Pumping Station 

22 May 17

On Thursday 11 May a group of LDTA members met at the Claymills Pumping Station near Stretton on the outskirts of Burton on Trent The weather was kind to us and on this sunny afternoon we were met by a friendly team and a delicious selection of …


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Roy Wood Launches Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival! 

9 May 17

Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival has been launched by Festival Patron and music legend Roy Wood.


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New cathedral garden for Lichfield City station 

2 May 17

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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Lichfield Jazz 

25 Apr 17

Lichfield Jazz continues it’s sessions at the George IV Bore Street, Lichfield on Wednesday 17th May with ‘A Night of Swinging Standards’ performed by Nick Drew, saxes, Nick Dewhurst, trumpet, and an outstanding rhythm section of Billy Weir, …


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‘All that Jazz’…in Lichfield! 

25 Apr 17

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.


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

10 Apr 17

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.


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Mr Turner Comes to Lichfield – Views of Lichfield Cathedral 

5 Apr 17

Monday 24 April – Sunday 11 June This exciting exhibition has, as its centrepiece, a watercolour of Lichfield Cathedral painted by the world renowned artist J M W Turner in 1832 (pictured).


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Latest News on Lichfield Jazz Gigs 

4 Apr 17

Dear Jazz Lover Welcome to the latest news on the Lichfield Jazz gigs at the Guildhall and George IV Next one up is this Sunday 9 April at the Guildhall with swing and Gypsy Jazz from Fret and Fiddle book online www.


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Lichfield Festival programme announced 

27 Mar 17

7-15 July 2017 www.


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LDTA Networking Meeting at The Guildhall – Rachael’s Update 

21 Mar 17

Located in the heart of the city, the Guildhall is a charming historic Grade ll listed building.


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Neil Morrissey: Why I Love Staffordshire 

21 Mar 17

TV celebrity Neil Morrissey has thrown his weight behind Enjoy Staffordshire’s drive to attract more visitors into the county.


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Serco Business Training 

9 Mar 17

Serco are offering a wide range of  training available to businesses in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent – Click on the link for more information STOKE_STAFFS serco…


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Lichfield Jazz 

28 Feb 17

Lichfield Jazz continues it’s sessions at the George IV Bore Street Lichfield on Wednesday 15th March with the Nick Brown Quartet.


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Free Business Support for Lichfield and District Residents 

22 Feb 17

Blue Orchid, a local enterprise for success programme, have free business planning courses available for Lichfield and district residents thinking of starting an enterprise, plus some post-start support.


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Celebration of the 1st Birthday of Lichfield Real Ale Trail and launch of new beer to celebrate David Garrick’s 300th Birthday Wednesday February 10th 2017 

16 Feb 17

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


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Music Legend Roy Wood New Patron of Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival 

9 Feb 17

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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Lichfield Jazz at the George IV 

2 Feb 17

After a great gig in January, Lichfield Jazz continues it’s sessions at the George IV, Bore Street, Lichfield on Wednesday 15 February with the popular Nick Dewhurst Band.