Rock’n’Roll Hit Musical Comes to Town

This November the West End hit BE BOP A LULA is coming to a theatre near you!  The star-studded show is set to be on our doorstep on Sunday 14th November 7.30pm at the Prince of Wales Theatre, Church Street, Cannock.  Rock n’ roll giants including Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury, and Buddy Holly, […]

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Lichfield Garrick’s Community Musical Project is back in 2022!

The Lichfield Garrick is excited to be embarking on their largest community project yet! In the summer of 2022, the Lichfield Garrick will be bringing their own community musical to the stage – a production that has been devised, written, composed, and developed by participants from the community. The theatre’s previous community musicals, including their […]

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We’re Not in Kansas Anymore…No…We’re in Lichfield!

Live outside theatre is returning to Lichfield once again this summer, with a madcap production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in Lichfield’s Beacon Park! Following the success of The Sword in the Stone and The Three Musketeers, Ian Kennedy Productions return with another “bonkers” theatre adventure in Summer 2020 with a brand new comedy […]

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The Great Outdoors – the Weddings of the Future?

The Rise and Rise of Outdoor Weddings By Alice Higgins Over the past few years, the rise of people wanting to get married in the gorgeous British countryside has been immense. Whilst there will always be a place for the traditional indoor wedding venue, whether that’s a hotel or stately home, more and more couples […]

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The taste of Italy shines through at Café Prego!

Food Review by Jono Oates The weather outside was not exactly summery as we pulled in to the car park at Café Prego in Shenstone, but the fabulous food certainly transported us to the sun-drenched olive fields of Tuscany, providing us with a lovely slice of Italian food sunshine in deepest Staffordshire! Café Prego is […]

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Virtual Gin Tasting with the Cheese, Gin and Ale Barn!

Gin at Home Goes Down a Treat! Review by Citylife Director Helen Smith It’s wonderful to see so many creative ideas and activities taking place in order to bring everyone together ‘virtually’ in these unprecedented times. So when Helen Smith was invited to join a ‘Zoom’ virtual gin tasting evening hosted by The Cheese, Gin […]

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Lichfield Community Hub Helps Over 300 Lichfield Households

Lichfield community hub project has now helped over 300 people in just four weeks A community hub scheme, run by Central England Co-op and Lichfield District Council, has now helped over 300 people and is earning fantastic reviews from the local community. The ground-breaking project, which sees the district council identify vulnerable people and work […]

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A Visit to the Old Church of St Augustine

The Church of St Augustine

By Kate Gomez A beautiful ruin dating back in part to the twelfth century, with the base of a medieval weeping cross and the shrouded effigies of two sisters in the churchyard, the remains of the old church of St Augustine in Rugeley are a real treat. With the population of Rugeley rising in the […]

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Going Stir Crazy with Simon Smith!

Simon Smith Video Fried Rice

Celebrity chef and resident Citylife cook, Simon Smith, talks us through a step-by-step video guide to creating the perfect fried rice dish using leftover ingredients which we may all have in the fridge! Perfect during the self-isolation period if you happen to be missing your favourite restaurant treat! Follow us on Facebook for more great […]

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It’s a Dog’s Life!

Rugeley Welfare for Dogs

Pauline Roberts and Ruth Dewis are quite a formidable force – the dynamic duo have been operating as Rugeley Welfare for Dogs for almost 13 years and have, to date, rehomed more than 635 dogs! It all began when the ladies met through their jobs and found they shared a passion for dogs. Together, they […]

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