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Exhibition celebrates Tolkien’s link with Staffordshire

Tolkien mannequin in uniform

People from Leek will get the chance to see a new exhibition celebrating the author of The Lord of the Rings’ links with Staffordshire. 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 160,000 visitors since it launched in March 2016. ...

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Families urged to explore Staffordshire over half term

Families looking for something to do over the half term and Halloween break are being encouraged to take a ‘staycation’ and explore what the county has to offer. Staffordshire has hundreds of great attractions, including many leading national sites just waiting to be discovered over the half term holidays. For adrenalin seekers and families the county has two world-class theme ...

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Celebrating launch of county’s first poetry collection

Poetry fans from across Staffordshire gathered for a celebration event for the launch of the county’s first poetry collection The Staffordshire Poetry Collection includes 50 unique poems written by local people and was officially launched at Stafford library as part of National Poetry Day on 28 September. During the evening people got to hear readings of the poems, welcome the ...

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Staffordshire libraries to celebrate Get Online Week

People are being encouraged to join the digital world and get online for the first time at their local library. National Get Online Week starts on 2 October and this year’s campaign  is asking people to use the internet to do just one thing they would normally do in a shop or bank, in a doctor’s or chemist, or even ...

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Businesses invited to sign up for 2018 UK Corporate Games

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With some of the UK’s top firms already signed up for the 2018 UK Corporate Games, local companies are being encouraged to follow suit. The Games, which will return to Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent next year, are expected to attract thousands of amateur athletes from top companies and boost the local economy to the tune of around £3m. Now, businesses interested ...

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Opportunity to attend launch of Staffordshire poetry collection

Bert Flitcroft in library

People are being invited to the launch of the county’s first poetry collection as part of celebrations for National Poetry Day. The event, on Thursday 28 September at Stafford library in Staffordshire Place, will showcase the best of modern and contemporary Staffordshire poetry, including readings of some of the poems.  During the evening people will also get to welcome the ...

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New young poet laureate crowned for Staffordshire

Rebecca Lockwood, aged 17 from Cannock has been chosen as the new young poet laureate for Staffordshire. Rebecca is the fifth person to hold the prestigious role which promotes a love of poetry and showcases the creative writing skills of young people across the county.  She performed her powerful poems alongside her fellow shortlisted poets, impressing the judges at a ...

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Work on new £1m library for Lichfield to start next week

Work on a major £1.2m project to create a brand new library in Lichfield is to start next week (Monday, 18 September). The project will see the opening up of the ground floor at St. Mary’s Church in Market Square to accommodate the library and tourist information service.  The first floor will include a permanent museum, exhibition and performance space, ...

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War Bride production comes to Staffordshire

Young people from across Staffordshire are getting the opportunity to take part in exciting theatre performances exploring local stories about WWI. The War Bride production, designed by costume designer Anna Lewis is both a theatre performance and a piece of moving visual art. Young people will get the chance to take part in costume workshops, learn about the history of ...

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Opportunities to view plans for new Staffordshire History Centre

People are being given the chance to see plans for the new multi-million pound Staffordshire History Centre for the first time. The plans, being revealed at a series of events throughout September, include artist’s impressions and a 3D model of what the new centre could look like. The new £4m centre would be located on Eastgate Street in Stafford and ...

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