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Discover the Extraordinary Life of Elias Ashmole at Lichfield Cathedral

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. From Thursday 19th October to Thursday 23rd November, the cathedral will host ‘Discovering Elias Ashmole’, an exciting event marking the 400th birthday of the remarkable 17th century figure, who rose […]

Lichfield Jazz

With autumn leaves beginning to fall Lichfield Jazz has lined up a series of fine gigs for the season. October will see three gigs first of these at the George Hotel Bird Street at 8pm  Wednesday 11th when one of Britain’s finest jazz guitarists Mike Walker teams up with the Nick Dewhurst Band for a […]

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

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 entertained, Bavarian style! Managing Director Annie Horne comments: ‘Customers can top up their steins and […]

LDTA Networking Visit Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust

On 15th August, LDTA members met at the Boat Inn car park located off the busy A461 road. Waiting for everyone to arrive for the visit was not a pleasant experience, with noise and fumes from the constant flow of traffic. It was a wonderful surprise when we were led through trees and brambles and […]

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

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’.  The events will be amongst the largest ever internal sound and light artwork created at any UK Cathedral. “When it comes to the presentation of wow-factor visual […]

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

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 King. She is a blues activist and founded the award winning Alabama Blues Project, a non […]

Minutes of the LDTA AGM at Elford Hall Garden

Image by Rob Ings, Lichfield Photography Further images can be viewed on facebook   http://ow.ly/qxCE30cKhYn           In attendance: Brian Pretty                                          Lichfield Arts & LDTA Chairman David Bathurst                                     Chasewater Railway Museum & LDTA Vice Chairman Roy Barratt                                           Claymills Pumping Station Reg Cornell                                           Elford Hall Garden Project Sue @                                                     Elford Hall Garden Project Dave […]

LDTA Networking – Claymills Pumping Station

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 sandwiches, cakes, tea and coffee organised by Lesley […]

Roy Wood Launches Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival!

Lichfield Blues & Jazz Festival has been launched by Festival Patron and music legend Roy Wood. The Festival takes place June 2nd to 4th in pubs and historic venues right across this picturesque city, and promises a mouth-watering variety of  blues and jazz, performed by some of the best known and loved names on the […]

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 landmark. The garden planter installation, designed in the form of Lichfield cathedral, has come to life […]

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