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Music of Bob Dylan to feature in new Lichfield Garrick show 

19 Jan 18

The music of one of the most influential musicians of all time will be brought to life in a show at the Lichfield Garrick.


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When I Grow Up? 

19 Jan 18

Some of you may have seen this feature on BBC Breakfast today about 20,000 seven to 11-year-olds who’d been asked to draw pictures of the job they want to do in the future.


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January 16th – A shot I was keen to try with the TZ 100 has been… 

17 Jan 18

January 16th – A shot I was keen to try with the TZ 100 has been the M6 Toll bridge at Anglesey wharf.


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January 16th A second day off sick. My congestion was better,… 

17 Jan 18

January 16th A second day off sick.


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Musician and composer Rodney Branigan to make Lichfield Guildhall debut 

15 Jan 18

Musician and composer Rodney Branigan will show his ability to play more than one instrument at a time when he visits the Lichfield Guildhall for the first time.


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Review: Paul Jones and Dave Kelly at the Lichfield Guildhall 

12 Jan 18

Take two leading blues musicians who started their careers in the 1960s, add in a sold out audience, and Lichfield Arts started 2018 in great style when Paul Jones and Dave Kelly performed at the Guildhall.


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“Set fire to your house well before 8pm,” advises Lichfield fire chief 

11 Jan 18

Lichfield residents have been advised to set fire to their own homes well before 8pm if they are hoping for a response from Lichfield’s firefighters.


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New local history group to meet for first time in Shenstone 

9 Jan 18

An historic image of Shenstone A local history group is offering people in Shenstone the chance to find out more about their area’s past.


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Stars to return for Lichfield Garrick’s 2018 pantomime Dick Whittington 

8 Jan 18

Two of the stars of the Lichfield Garrick’s 2017 pantomime have confirmed they will return for next year’s production of Dick Whittington.


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Jazz at the George IV 

5 Jan 18

Lichfield jazz have lined up a great series of gigs to help you get over the Winter Blues at the George IV pub Bore street Lichfield First of these are on Wednesday 17th January when Tim Amann brings along is excellent X-tet .


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George IV to host Lichfield Jazz gigs 

5 Jan 18

Lichfield Jazz has confirmed a line-up of gigs at the George IV.


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Friary School parents delighted by proposed parking restrictions on Eastern Avenue 

5 Jan 18

Staffordshire County Council proposals to set up of a ‘No Waiting At Any Time Restriction’ on Eastern Avenue between Monday-Friday outside The Friary School has been welcomed by many parents.


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Lichfield Blues and Jazz 

4 Jan 18

Welcome to the latest news on the very lively  Lichfield Blues and Jazz scene with gigs at the George Hotel, George 1V ,Guildhall, Pokey Hole Blues Club and beyond.


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December 31st – At last, a decent if rain-sodden ride. Going… 

1 Jan 18

December 31st – At last, a decent if rain-sodden ride.


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Lichfield talk to explore 18th Century work of bodysnatchers 

1 Jan 18

The work of bodysnatchers during the 18th Century will be explored at a talk in Lichfield.


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Review: The Sleaze Brothers at the Lichfield Guildhall 

1 Jan 18

It is a truth universally acknowledged that there ain’t no party like a Sleaze Brothers party – and the talented band proved it once again.


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December 2017 New Discoveries 

1 Jan 18

First of all, my I take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New Year.


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Soul and Motown party with DJ Leekie at the Shire Oak this New Years Eve 

30 Dec 17

Local lad Peter Leek has been in touch to let me know that he’s DJing this New Year’s Eve (Sunday 31st December 2017) with his Soul and Motown Party at the popular Shire Oak Pub in Brownhills.


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Singer-songwriter Steve Knightley bringing 2018 solo tour to Lichfield 

30 Dec 17

Leading singer-songwriter Steve Knightley is returning to Lichfield for a performance at the Guildhall.


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New book lifts the lid on life across the region during World War One 

30 Dec 17

A new book is lifting the lid on what life was like for people living in Lichfield and Burntwood during World War One.


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Lichfield hotel to host Elvis tribute evening 

30 Dec 17

There’ll be a chance to slip on your blue suede shoes and enjoy the sounds of the King at a tribute night in Lichfield.


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December 28th – A ride out in ice, after overnight light snow. I… 

29 Dec 17

December 28th – A ride out in ice, after overnight light snow.


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Visit Lichfield’s social media is top notch! 

28 Dec 17

Out of the tourism bodies in the West Midlands, Visit Lichfield came in second place in the English Tourism Social Media Index.


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Review: The Dylan Project at the Lichfield Guildhall 

26 Dec 17

Take some of the best known folk and rock songs of the past 50 years, add some of the country’s most talented folk and rock musicians, season with a sold out audience and you have all of the ingredients for The Dylan Project’s latest performance.


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Review: Cinderella at the Birmingham Hippodrome 

26 Dec 17

Theatrically there’s one season I really do look forward to all year and that’s right, it’s panto time.