Archive for April, 2015

Popular family theme park is doing its bit for the planet

Drayton Manor Theme Park not only offers great family fun, but is also proud to be an eco-friendly organisation that purchases renewable energy to power the site. The attraction, near Tamworth in Staffordshire, has signed up to the ‘Levy Exempt Power’ scheme with Haven Energy. The renewable power option is exempt from the Climate Change […]

Lichfield Micro Pub The Whippet wins pub of the year award

Lichfield newest pub just one year old ‘The Whippet’ has won the best pub for 2015 awarded by the Tamworth, Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield branch of Camra. In that short time it has served over 482 Real Ales from 146 Breweries plus 103 ciders and has rapidly become a popular watering hole for not just locals […]

New sculpture and trail launch

TWO “significant” new visual art projects for Lichfield launched in the city this week. The St Chad Statue Project and the Lichfield City Sculpture Trail were unveiled at Lichfield Cathedral on Tuesday (April 21). Crowds of schoolchildren were among those gathering inside the cathedral for the launch, which saw local artist Peter Walker, founder of […]

Festival Elephant Update

The latest images have been sent to us from Community Arts Development Officer Celia Houghton and the Henhouse Children’s Arts School, who have been making progress with the decoration of our elephant. The LDTA elephant will be flying the flag for tourism as part of Lichfield Festival’s Baby Elephant Parade. From Friday 3 – Saturday 11 July, visitors […]

School to offer free CPR training

Local people are invited to learn vital lifesaving skills at free CPR training sessions taking place at Lichfield Cathedral School in April and May. Justin Gardiner, a teacher at Lichfield Cathedral School is hosting the sessions alongside volunteers from the school’s Sixth Form.  Mr Gardiner said, “The British Heart Foundation kindly gave the school a […]

Thousands check-in for take-off as Drayton Manor Theme Park launches its latest addition

Fans of the little blue engine and his friends visited Drayton Manor Theme Park on Wednesday 8 April for the highly anticipated launch of the £2.5 million expansion to its Thomas Land™ attraction. It was hats off as the Fat Controller officially unveiled the extension to the attraction and the crowds in Sodor were delighted when a […]

Colton House is a double finalist in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

Colton House is a double finalist in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence Colton House has been named as a finalist in the Bed & Breakfast/Guest Accommodation of the Year  and also The Sustainable Tourism category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015. As a finalist Colton House  now goes forward to the glittering […]

Music, Dance, Theatre, Authors … And Baby Elephants … All Coming To Lichfield Festival This Summer

3-12 July 2015  – General booking opens Tuesday 21 April Pack your trunks, the baby elephants are coming to town! Tickets for the 2015 Lichfield Festival go on sale on Tuesday 21 April and this year it’s bigger and brighter than ever.  With over 70 different events in ten days from 3-12 July, Lichfield is one […]

Calling all Young Actors and Film Makers

Monday April 13 2015 The Lichfield Festival is looking for aspiring film actors and directors to get involved in this year’s Pop-Up Performance project Strangers On A Train. Young performers aged 11-18 are encouraged to sign up for the free five week programme, working with a director and film maker to write and perform their […]

World Host Customer Service Training

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