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Fuse Festival raises £4,200 with help from Crowdfund Staffordshire

A successful fundraising campaign for a popular Staffordshire music festival means that everything planned for the event will go ahead. The £4,200 for the Fuse Festival, in Lichfield, now in its seventeenth year, was raised through the Crowdfund Staffordshire platform.  The fundraising success will also help to reduce the financial risk faced by its parent organisation the charity Lichfield Arts. ...

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Next steps for Staffordshire libraries

More than a dozen groups have expressed interest in taking on one of the next four Staffordshire libraries to be recommended for community management. At the same time county wide consultation has revealed 445 more people willing to volunteer at their local library, to add to the 830 who already do so regularly. The news is in a report on ...

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Tolkien exhibition now at Norton Canes Community Library

Tolkien mannequin in uniform

People interested in celebrating the author of The Lord of the Rings’ and his links with Staffordshire will get the chance at a unique exhibition. This fascinating insight into the early years of JRR Tolkien, one of the world’s best-loved writers, and his time spent in Staffordshire, has already been seen by over 250,000 visitors since it launched in March ...

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Families urged to explore Staffordshire during May half term

Families looking for something to do during the May half term holiday are being encouraged to explore some of the county’s great attractions. Staffordshire has hundreds of exciting locations and attractions, including many leading national sites just waiting to be discovered over the half term holidays. Animal lovers will enjoy Love Your Zoo Week (Saturday 26th May to Sunday 3rd ...

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UK first for Staffordshire library

A group with more than a million members worldwide is celebrating a UK first by taking on the day-to-day management of a local library. The Rotary Club of Rugeley is now running Staffordshire County Council’s library in Brereton. Ron Ashley, President of the Rotary Club of Rugeley, said: This is the first time one of Rotary’s 1,800 UK clubs has ...

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England Kick Off World Cup Training in Staffordshire

Staffordshire today welcomed members from England’s World Cup squad to the county as they arrived at St George’s Park to begin preparation for the World Cup next month. The players began arriving this morning with the first full training session expected to kick off at the East Staffordshire ground tomorrow (Tuesday). Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council said: “Staffordshire is ...

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Digital day at historic building

Historic Shire Hall is hosting a one-off digital skills event for adults and children. Stafford’s landmark building is the venue for the Microsoft UK Digital Skills Live event on May 24th, which will offer a day of practical help, advice and fun for people aged seven upwards. Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for Economic Growth, said: “I am ...

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Thousands join in Staffordshire Day celebrations

Thousands of people from across the county joined in the celebrations for Staffordshire Day today (Tuesday 1 May). Over 50 events across the county marked the day.  As the sun shone, attractions, businesses and groups came together to share their pride and show what great things the county has to offer. Highlights included a celebration of the Staffordshire oatcake with ...

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This Way Up Exhibition at Staffordshire Place

People in Stafford are being invited to the exhibition This Way Up, an exhibition of art created by Limewood residents at the specialist dementia care centre in the town. The exhibition shows artwork created in collaboration with professional artists during a creative wellbeing project led by Creative Health.  Workshops were developed specifically for Limewood residents which gave them the opportunity ...

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Recipe for success for Staffordshire Day celebrations

With less than a week to go until Staffordshire Day on Tuesday 1 May, the county has been bracing itself for a week of celebrations. Dozens of events including a celebration of the mighty Staffordshire oatcake are running throughout the week in what has become an annual fixture in the county’s tourism calendar. Music and food festivals are also in ...

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