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“Where’s my Walkman?” 

15 Jul 18

Today, one of my pupils posed an interesting, and somewhat unexpected question: What music did you listen to when you were my age? I was stumped.


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Strictly Come Dancing star to perform in Lichfield before hanging up his shoes 

13 Jul 18

Audiences in Lichfield will get the chance to help a Strictly Come Dancing star hang up his dancing shoes later this year.


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Schoolgirl takes Lourdes trip ahead of starring role in community musical at the Lichfield Garrick 

9 Jul 18

A Lichfield schoolgirl has undergone some unusual preparation to take one of the main roles in a new community musical in the city.


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Review: The Ministry of Biscuits at the Lichfield Garrick 

9 Jul 18

Intrigue, wartime secrets, political issues, double and triple agents, tap dancing, singing, 1940’s talk radio, and biscuits – The Foundry Group packed a lot into The Ministry of Biscuits when they performed it for a near-capacity audience at …


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SOS – Saving Our Sandfields 

6 Jul 18

I have seen several so called industrial heritage renovation projects looking like they will never be finished.


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Former England captain Michael Vaughan OBE to be guest speaker at cricket event in Lichfield 

5 Jul 18

Former England captain Michael Vaughan OBE will be the guest of honour at an event in Lichfield.


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Former Lichfield Cathedral chorister picks up the baton and ensures the 2018 Lichfield Festival show must go on 

4 Jul 18

A former chorister and student of Lichfield Cathedral Choir School will step into the breach at a Lichfield Festival concert next week after its conductor became unwell.


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The Time Healers 

2 Jul 18

Monday 9 June 2018 @ 8:00pm – The Bowling Green Lichfield.


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Artist in residence ready to put the focus on #ExtraordinaryWomen at the 2018 Lichfield Festival 

2 Jul 18

Ground-breaking work by women will be showcased as the 2018 Lichfield Festival gets underway this week.


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Review: Paloma Faith at Cannock Chase 

1 Jul 18

In a stunning gold jumpsuit and platform shoes, Paloma Faith took to the open-air stage at Cannock Chase and belted out a wonderful set of new songs and old favourites.


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Brownhills Motor Sales at Streets Corner – what do you know? 

30 Jun 18

Old pal of the blog Alvin Cox contacted me yesterday asking if I had any images of the motor sales workshop/garage that existed at Streets Corner, Walsall Wood, before the Co-op was built: Latterly it was Saturn Motor Sales.


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Proposal to move archives out of Lichfield move a step closer after plans for new history centre in Stafford are approved 

30 Jun 18

An artist’s impression of the new Staffordshire History Centre Proposals to move archives out of Lichfield moved a step closer after planning permission for a new history centre in Stafford was granted.


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June 2018 New Discoveries 

29 Jun 18

The More The Merrier! 13 duets for 4-hand piano everybody else… (Barbara Arens) Perhaps the most effective publications on the educational market, are those written in response to the specific needs expressed by teachers.


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Show bringing hits of the eighties to life at the Lichfield Garrick 

27 Jun 18

The hits of the eighties will be brought to life at the Lichfield Garrick next month.


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Embracing Foundations 

27 Jun 18

I know that many of us have found both confidence and solace in yoga, me especially over the past six months.


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Acclaimed trumpeter lifts the lid on her career ahead of performance at the 2018 Lichfield Festival 

23 Jun 18

The British-Bahraini trumpeter Yazz Ahmed is appearing as the featured soloist and composer with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra when they play in Lichfield Cathedral on July 11 as part of the 2018 Lichfield Festival.


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Free festival of cycling returning for second year in Lichfield 

23 Jun 18

A free festival of cycling is returning to Lichfield.


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Review: Polarity and Proximity at the Birmingham Hippodrome 

23 Jun 18

Birmingham Royal Ballet really know how to put on a gala evening and this triple bill – far from being a run of the mill programme for a Wednesday night – was a masterful showcase for everything that has gone over the last quarter century towards…


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Dates confirmed for 2018 Play in the Parks scheme in Burntwood 

22 Jun 18

The popular Play in the Parks initiative is returning to Burntwood this summer.


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Annual General Meeting 

21 Jun 18

The Trustees of the Lichfield Waterworks Trust hereby give notice of an Annual General Meeting to be held 7.30 pm 9 July 2018, Meeting Room, Bowling Green Pub, Lichfield.


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Garrick theatre aims to give Lichfield movie fans their film fix after Friarsgate cinema plan collapses 

21 Jun 18

A new cinema might not be being build in Lichfield – but a new monthly film night is coming to the Lichfield Garrick.


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Town gearing up for 2018 Burntwood Wakes fun 

21 Jun 18

Burntwood Leisure Centre Final preparations are taking place for the 2018 Burntwood Wakes.


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Review: Woyzeck at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre 

20 Jun 18

Woyzeck is the story of a simple soldier returning home after fighting abroad for his country only to discover that inexplicably everything he has fought for has turned against him.


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Review: King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys at the Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz Festival 

20 Jun 18

After more than 30 years at the forefront of the live jump-jive jazz scene, it is no wonder that the musical institution of King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys knew how to put on a show and draw a large crowd as they closed the Lichfield Arts Blues …


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Review: Walsall Jazz Orchestra at the Lichfield Arts Blues and Jazz Festival 

18 Jun 18

The Walsall Jazz Orchestra have become one of the leading big bands in the area, taking in some of the most talented musicians and producing concerts that blend advanced music-making skills with an audience friendly style.