Lichfield Arts Community Arts Showcase Concert Lichfield Guildhall

Wednesday 22 February, featuring Wildfire Folk-Lichfield Lighthouse Company-Blast Off-Nathan Brooks-Jenny Rose & friends

7.30pm - FREE Entrance but donations are welcomed

Lichfield Arts are delighted to be showcasing the work they do in the community with this very special concert.

The concert will start with the 16 year old talented singer/songwriter Nathan Brooks, followed by ‘Wildfire Folk’, this young group started just over six years ago and have appeared at many festivals in the region with their invigorating music played with a abundance of youthful energy.

Following them will be the slightly older ‘Lichfield Lighthouse Company’ who will be sailing into Stowe Pool to sing their fine sea shanties.

After a short break the youthful trio of songsmiths, Jenny Rose & friends will serenade you with their uplifting vocal harmonies. Lichfield's biggest funkiest big band ‘Blast Off', formed just over two years ago, will then hit the stage and take you on a trip from the Boulevards of Miami to the Latin sounds of South America with their catchy tunes and hot grooves.

Lichfield Arts President Brian Pretty said "This will be a great night of music and a chance to showcase the work Lichfield Arts do in the local community" and also say a big thank you to all our supporters and sponsors.

For further information contact Lichfield Arts 01543-262223

www.lichfieldarts.org.uk

 

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

The enterprising Lichfield District Tourism Association (LDTA) is celebrating the 1st birthday of the Lichfield Real Ale Trail, which has been very successful in bringing many visitors to the city from far and wide to enjoy the fine ales now available in the city pubs.

The LDTA which has over 120 members across the district all involved in the tourism business, aims to attract more visitors to the city and beyond.

This will be a double celebration with the launch of a new real ale specially brewed by Blythe Brewery at Hamstall Ridware the beer will be called David Garrick Golden Ale, which will be available in many of the Real Ale Trail pubs.

This special celebration will take place on Friday February 10th 2.00pm at Dr Johnson Birthplace in Market Street

Copies of the trail brochure can be obtained from participating venues, Lichfield Tourism Information Centre or downloaded on www.visitlichfield.co.uk

 

 

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Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival ……Coming Soon!

Blues and Jazz 2-4 JuneVenue: Lichfield Guildhall & Other City Centre Venues

Friday 02 June 2017 - Sunday 04 June 2017

Lichfield Arts is delighted to bring back this popular Lichfield-based music festival with its mouth-watering variety of blues and jazz performed by some of the best known and loved names on the national and regional music circuit.

Visitors will be treated to a wide range of concerts and performances in pubs and historic venues right across this picturesque city, with music ranging from acoustic and strident Blues, to Big Band Jazz, Swing, Boogie –Woogie and full-on Jazz.

The Festival line-up features the Climax Blues Band, Sticky Wicket & his Swing Orchestra, Chris Gumbley & Anything Goes, Remi Harris Trio, Fred ‘T’ Baker, Emma Johnson Boogie Woogie Quartet, Masai Blues, Dunnettbaxter Big Band, Callum Roxburgh ‘Swing’ Orchestra, Lichfield Jazz All Stars, Blast Off, Lindy Hop dance workshop and a wide variety of street events.

New venues this year include a ‘Festival Hub’ based at the George 1V public house, complete with pop-up blues and  jazz stage, and the Pokey Hole Blues Club, the city’s newest regular music venue.

Day Stroller tickets are available this year and there is a 15% discount on Festival tickets purchased before January 31st .

For further information on Festival bands and tickets visit: www.lichfield-jazz.co.uk

For further information on Lichfield, visit www.visitlichfield.co.uk

Take a look at train travel too.  Lichfield City and Lichfield Trent Valley stations have regular services from Birmingham, London and the North.

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Lichfield Winter Beer Festival 27th/28th January 2017 Lichfield Guildhall

Lichfield Arts have ordered over 30 beers and ciders for the popular Winter  Beer Festival, taking place over the  weekend Friday and Saturday 27th/28th January at the wonderful Lichfield Guildhall.

A broad range of real ales will be available at the festival including many from local and regional breweries also available will be a fine selection of traditional ciders and perrys plus the Lichfield Arts’ regular bar and the (in) Famous Pork Pies, something to tickle everyone’s taste buds.

In addition, there’s live music on both evenings by two of Lichfield’s most popular bands:

On Friday live entertainment will be provided by 3’s Company with their superb cover’s of music from the 60’s to the 90’s. On Saturday, Last Orders hit the stage with excellent musicianship and fine rock versions of all the classic tunes.

Lichfield Arts Chair Jeff Fowler said  “ This is a wonderful community event enjoyed by young and old and a great way to get rid of those post Xmas blues” It is a very popular festival so if you're bringing a large party you are advised to book in advance

Tickets for the festival are now available and can be booked on www.lichfieldarts.org.uk  or on 01543-262223. They are just £2.00 on both days before 6.pm and £3.00 after.

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BURNTWOOD TOWN COUNCIL – CHAIRMAN’S CHARITY EVENING

 The Chairman, Councillor Beth Fisher will be hosting a Charity Evening in aid of her nominated charities; We Love Burntwood and 1st Burntwood Scouts on Saturday 4th February 2017 from 7.30 pm at St Matthews Sports and Social Club, St Matthews Road, Burntwood.  Two local bands ‘Blast Off’ & ‘Gan Teideal’ will be performing. She looks forward to seeing you at her charity concert and to the continued support from the local community.

Councillor Miss Fisher says “As I am a member of the two bands I am really looking forward to both hosting and performing at my charity evening. Both bands contain talented musicians of all ages from around the district and I know the evening will be very entertaining and will help raise money for my two charities.”

Tickets are £8.50 each. There will be a bar and also a raffle on the evening.

Tickets are available from the Town Council Offices, The Old Mining College Centre, Queen Street, Chasetown, Burntwood, WS7 4QH. Tel. 01543 677166

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Lichfield Winter Beer Festival

winter beer festival 201527th & 28th January 2017, Lichfield Guildhall

Lichfield Arts have ordered over 30 beers and ciders for the popular Winter Beer Festival, taking place over the week-end Friday and Saturday 27th/28th January at the wonderful Lichfield Guildhall.

A broad range of real ales will be available at the festival including many from local and regional breweries also available will be a fine selection of traditional ciders, and perrys plus the Lichfield Arts’ regular bar, and the infamous pork pies. Something to tickle everyone’s taste buds!

In addition, there’s live music on both evenings by two of Lichfield’s most popular bands.

On Friday live entertainment will be provided by '3’s Company' with their superb cover’s of music from the 60’s to the 90’s on Saturday 'Last Orders' hit the stage with excellent musicianship and fine rock versions of all the classic tunes.

Lichfield Arts Chair Jeff Fowler said “This is a wonderful community event enjoyed by young and old and a great way to get rid of those post Christmas blues”.

It is a very popular festival so if you bringing a large party you advised to book in advance.

Tickets for the festival are now available and can be booked on www.lichfieldarts.org.uk  or on 01543-262223. Tickets are just £2.00 on both days before 6pm and £3.00 after.

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A Cathedral Illuminated – The Angels are Coming

Christmas is in Lichfield City this Year!  You don’t want to miss this.

‘A Cathedral Illuminated’ is back – This year ‘The Angels are Coming!  Large Scale Projection artwork will be lighting up the whole front of the Cathedral and also you will see more projections all around the City centre.   Also this year there will be a spectacular installation of 10,000 angels inside the Cathedral.    Local school children and community groups from all around Lichfield District are participating in the creation of the angels, each writing a message inside each angel which will form a unique art installation in the south transcept.  If you visit Lichfield cathedral you can make your own angel to contribute to the artwork.

The Cathedral Illuminated runs from 19th-23rd December.  This is a Free but ticketed event.  To enter the cathedral on the night of the Sound and Light show you need to get a ticket from the Lichfield Cathedral shop at no.9 on the close – Donations are welcomed.

Look out on Twitter #10000angels and on facebook @Lichfieldcathedral for the unique Advent calender – where each day of advent a special surprise message from people all over the city will share their hidden talents and Christmas wishes with you.

The Christmas Sound and Light show and installation is the creation of Lichfield Cathedral’s Artist in Residence Peter Walker.  Working with David Harper composer to produce this unique fine artwork together they collaborate under the name Luxmuralis (meaning Light Murals).

During the Summer the same team created ‘Before Action’ and with the assistance of Oscar winning actor Eddie Redmayne over 6,000 people visited the Cathedral, many of whom had never visited before.

This Christmas is expected to be the biggest ever celebration in Lichfield District with the Lichfield BID and Arts council England supporting the event.

This is a unique and bespoke spectacular event that no other city has ever had before, so be ready for The Angels are Coming!

For more information contact Lichfield Cathedral

http://www.lichfield-cathedral.org

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Twelve days of FREE Christmas gifts and treats!

Cyl-9gHWIAAnNN9Fill your Christmas stocking with festive goodies and join in seasonal activities for free across Lichfield City this yuletide.

From free mince pies and cupcakes, to free craft activities and mugs, Lichfield shoppers are in for a treat in the run up to Christmas.

City shops, hairdressers, hotels, cafes, and heritage venues have come together to run the Twelve Days of Christmas campaign from Tuesday 13 to Saturday 24 December 2016.

To find a whole host of free gifts and activities, visitors to the city simply need to look out for the Twelve Days of Christmas wreath on city venues.

For one day only each participating venue will offer a treat for free, such as the chance to see a festive performance, make a Christmas card, collect a goody bag, eat a gingerbread man or candy cane, and many more.

Councillor Helen Fisher, Cabinet Member for Tourism & Communications at Lichfield District Council, said:

“There are so many fantastic free festive goodies and activities on offer across Lichfield over the twelve days, so do look out for the Christmas wreaths and make sure you arrive in good time to collect your treat.”

The free gifts and activities are available while stocks last and some may only be on offer between certain times. To find out when and where the offers are running, please go to www.visitlichfield.co.uk/twelvedays

Twelve Days of Christmas has been organised by Visit Lichfield and is supported by the participating venues, including: The Kitchen Shop, George and Dragon, Francesco Group, Arthur Price, The George Hotel, The Place, Living at 12, John German, Comfortin’ Food, Emporium Art Gallery, Erasmus Darwin House, Lichfield Mysteries, Lee Garden, The Horse and Jockey, Ivision, Friary Grange Leisure Centre, The Scales, The Food Room, Room to Inspire, Magical Story, Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum.

The two festive wreaths were kindly donated by Lynn Nurseries, Lynn, Lichfield.

Twelve Days of Christmas offers and timetable

Tuesday 13 December

• The Kitchen Shop: Free home baked biscuits and Nespresso.
• George and Dragon: Free pint/glass of wine/soft drink. Drinks that are part of this offer include: a pint of Carlsberg/pedigree new world, a 125ml glass of house wine, a glass of Pepsi, lemonade, or Diet Pepsi.

Wednesday 14 December

• Francesco Group: Free mince pies and mulled wine.
• Arthur Price: Free Christmas mugs - while stocks last.

Thursday 15 December

• The George Hotel: Free piece of Christmas cake with any hot drink purchased.
• The Place: Make a free hand crafted Christmas card.

Friday 16 December

• Living at 12: Free mince pie or candy cane.
• John German: Free festive gingerbread man and a hot chocolate with marshmallows.

Saturday 17 December

• Comfortin’ Food: Free Christmas cupcake.
• Emporium Art Gallery: Free gingerbread man.

Sunday 18 December

• Erasmus Darwin House: Free goody bag.
• Lichfield Mysteries: Free performance of The Three Kings at Wade Street Church.

Monday 19 December

• Lee Garden: Free beer, glass of house wine or any soft drink with every customer who orders from the main menu or Christmas menu, excluding Christmas luncheon menu. This offer is not available on takeaway orders. Booking recommended to avoid disappointment.
• The Horse and Jockey: Free half pint of real ale for the first 50 customers.

Tuesday 20 December

• Ivison: Free tree decoration.
• Friary Grange Leisure Centre: Free family swim. Free admission to the swimming pool for families swimming on public swim sessions. There must be an adult swimming with children and normal admission policies apply for supervision of children. The offer excludes fun sessions in which pool inflatables are included.

Wednesday 21 December

• The Scales: Free mince pie with any purchased hot drink.

Thursday 22 December

• The Food Room: Free parcel of speciality teas and biscuits, children’s sweet parcel and a packet of reindeer food for Rudolph – while stocks last.
• Room to Inspire: Free lucky dip for the first 30 customers.

Friday 23 December

• Magical Story: Free candy cane.

Saturday 24 December

• Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum: Free story time - listen to a reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas story.

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Lichfield Businesses Going for Gold in Tourism Awards

Nine organisations from the Lichfield area will go head-to-head with more than 80 others from across the county to be crowned as Staffordshire’s best tourism businesses.

Drayton Manor Park features in four categories at the 2016 NFU Mutual Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards: Hotel of the Year, Large Attraction of the Year, Business Tourism Provider of the Year, and the Inclusive Tourism Award.

Darwin’s Restaurant at The George Hotel, Swinfen Hall Hotel and Pom’s Kitchen and Deli are in the running for the Restaurant of the Year, while Chapters at Lichfield Cathedral and the coffee shop at The Plant Plot garden centre are up for Tea Room of the Year.

Swinfen Hall Hotel could also be named Hotel of the Year, while Amber House in Alrewas and Woodshoot B&B in Kings Bromley could win the Bed & Breakfast of the Year title.

Alrewas Hayes features in the Boutique Guest Accommodation of the Year category.

The winners will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony, hosted by BBC Midlands Today presenter Joanne Malin, in The State Room at Alton Towers Hotel on Tuesday 15th November 2016.

With the help of independent adjudicators, organisers Enjoy Staffordshire have filtered through entries from across the county, in 20 different categories.

Gold Award winners in 15 categories will go on to represent Staffordshire at the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence in Spring 2017.

Tickets for the event, which starts at 12noon and finishes around 4pm, are still available for Staffordshire tourism businesses. Priced at £30 each, they include a three-course buffet lunch and reception drinks.

To book tickets, visit http://www.enjoystaffordshire.com/award-tickets

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Free light and sound show

Come along to a free light and sound show to commemorate the role people of Burntwood played in WW1 on Friday 11th November 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

Conversations with the past - the legacy of WW1 and Burntwood is being hosted at Chase Terrace Technology college on Friday 11 November between 6.30pm and 8.30pm.

The moving art installation will be on a loop, so feel free to come along at any point during the evening.

The light and sound show is created by local artist Peter Walker and Luxmuralis and is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Sculpture and Art Foundation.

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