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!-- en-GB--Gatehouse announces cast of forthcoming Rock n Roll Panto!-- en-GB--

Gatehouse announces cast of forthcoming Rock n Roll Panto

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre are pleased to announce the casts list for this season’s show, Dick Whittington The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto.

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!-- en-GB--Cosford commemorates Armistice Day with Service of Remembrance !-- en-GB--

Cosford commemorates Armistice Day with Service of Remembrance

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will hold a Service of Remembrance on Sunday 11 November

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!-- en-GB-- Shackeltons Carpenter!-- en-GB--

Shackelton's Carpenter

Shackleton’s Carpenter comes to Stafford Gatehouse Theatre on 22 October 2018 as part of a major 23 date tour of the UK.

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!-- en-GB--THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY - (50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION)!-- en-GB--

THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY - (50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION)

Gatehouse Theatre
Thursday 8th November 2018
BOX OFFICE - 01785 619080

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!-- en-GB--Vintage festival ready for take-off!-- en-GB--

Vintage festival ready for take-off

A brand new ‘Vintage and Handmade Festival’ is ready for take-off at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford!  

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!-- en-GB--Celebrity chef headlines at Cosford Food Festival!-- en-GB--

Celebrity chef headlines at Cosford Food Festival

Date: 21-22 July 2018
Time: 10am to 5pm
Cost: £6 adult / £2 child (5-15 years / under 5's free) / £14 family (2 adults and up to 4 children)
 
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!-- en-GB--Local performers join cast of Shakespeare at the Castle!-- en-GB--

Local performers join cast of Shakespeare at the Castle

Following the recent cast announcement for this year's Stafford Festival Shakespeare production of Macbeth, more details have been released about the local performers involved in the show at Stafford Castle.

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!-- en-GB--Count Arthur Strong is Alive and Unplugged at Gatehouse!-- en-GB--

Count Arthur Strong is Alive and Unplugged at Gatehouse

The hilarious comedian and star of his very own TV sitcom, Count Arthur Strong, is set to perform at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre next month in his brand new show, "Alive and Unplugged"
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!-- en-GB--Shooting STAARs: Aerospace STEM summer camp launches for young adults!-- en-GB--

Shooting STAARs: Aerospace STEM summer camp launches for young adults

Northrop Grumman and Royal Air Force Museum are joining forces to deliver the Summer Time Advanced Aerospace Residency (STAAR) programme
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!-- en-GB--Blofeld declares on 78 in final Gatehouse appearance!-- en-GB--

Blofeld declares on 78 in final Gatehouse appearance

English cricketing legend, Henry Blofeld, is set for his final performance at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre next month with his farewell show, '78 Retired'
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!-- en-GB--Staffordshires role in WWI explored at Great War Forum!-- en-GB--

Staffordshire's role in WWI explored at Great War Forum

People interested in Staffordshire's role during the Great War are invited to find out more at a free event.

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!-- en-GB--Families urged to Staycation in Staffordshire over half term!-- en-GB--

Families urged to 'Staycation' in Staffordshire over half term

Families in Staffordshire are being encouraged to staycation during the February half term holiday and take advantage of the county's wealth of attractions
 
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!-- en-GB--Gatehouse Theatre Summer Project 2018 announcement!-- en-GB--

Gatehouse Theatre Summer Project 2018 announcement

New format and new shows for Gatehouse Theatre Summer Project
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!-- en-GB--Cosford sleepovers...a night at the museum awaits!!-- en-GB--

Cosford sleepovers...a night at the museum awaits!

Grab your sleeping bag and get set for a night at the Royal Air Force Museum, as Cosford launches its 'Pillows and Pilots'sleepovers for youngsters!
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!-- en-GB--Staffordshire Day celebrations extended for 2018!-- en-GB--

Staffordshire Day celebrations extended for 2018

This year's Staffordshire Day extravaganza is set to take place over a week to give as many people as possible chance to get involved.
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!-- en-GB--Doors opening to 100 Cockpits and Cabs for RAF centenary year!-- en-GB--

Doors opening to '100 Cockpits and Cabs' for RAF centenary year

The Royal Air Force Museum is offering visitors the chance to get a closer look inside 100 cockpits and vehicles from the collection across both the Cosford and London sites.  
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!-- en-GB--Gatehouse announces new season of National Theatre Live screenings for 2018!-- en-GB--

Gatehouse announces new season of National Theatre Live screenings for 2018

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre has announced its forthcoming season of National Theatre Live screenings for 2018
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Forthcoming Events

For details of events please visit the Celebration Event Calendar or click view our attraction listings to find out what to see and do there.

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Second World War Westland Lysander III (S.D.) on display

Second World War Westland Lysander III (S.D.) on display

12 - 18 November 2018
Venue: RAF Cosford
Time: 10:15am-1:00pm
Cost: £5.00 per person
 
A Second World War Westland Lysander III (S.D.), the only surviving Special Duties variant of its type will soon be on show to the public.  The aircraft is currently undergoing conservation work in the Michael Beetham Conservation Centre at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford and this November the centre will be opening its doors, allowing visitors behind the scenes access to aircraft conservation projects and the chance to speak with the team who make them happen. 
Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair

17 November 2018
Venue: Ancient High House
Time: 10am - 6pm
 
 Browse the wide range of traditional craft stalls for that exclusive festive gift. You can also visit Santa in his grotto, and try our mince pies and hot drinks.
Oddfellows Christmas Fair

Oddfellows Christmas Fair

17 November 2018
Venue: Oddfellows Hall
Time: 10am - 1pm
 
Please join us for our Annual Christmas Fair with lots of Christmas stalls and bargains to be bought as well as coffee and mince pies to be eaten!
 
In aid of Midlands Air Ambulance
Staffords Big Switch on Show

Stafford's Big Switch on Show

17 November 2018
Venue: Stafford Town Centre
Time: 5pm
 
Thousands of people are expected to yet again gather around the Christmas tree in the centre of Stafford on Saturday 17 November at 5pm, when the town’s much loved Christmas lights will be officially switched on.
 
As a fitting tribute, the honours of pushing the button at Stafford’s Big Christmas Switch on Show will go to representatives from the Royal Air Force’s Tactical Supply Wing based at MoD Stafford. The RAF are celebrating their 100th birthday this year.
Stone Craft & Collectables Market

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

17 November 2018
Lots of stalls offering lots of lovely crafts and more on the third Saturday of each month in Stone High Street

There are a number of pitches still available for the events, which run from 9am - 4pm. Stalls cost  £25.75 for a 3 metre x 3 metre pitch and tables are available to hire at a cost of £5.00 each if required. Contact Claire or Christine on 01785 619740.
Classical Piano Concert

Classical Piano Concert

18 November 2018

Venue: The White Eagle (Polish) Club
Time: 5.30pm
Tickets: £10 General | £5 10-18yrs

International Pianist, Joanna Lawrynowicz, will be performing at The White Eagle (Polish) Club to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence.

Tickets can be purchased from the club between 7-9pm each evening, or by calling 07802731334 or 01785 242327

Christmas Market

Christmas Market

24 November 2018
Venue: Stafford Town Centre
Time: 9am - 4pm
 
The Christmas Market will feature stalls decorated with Christmas lights with a variety of goods including;
 
Advent gift boxes, Traybakes, Cupcakes, Sweet & savoury, Russian bakes, Charity merchandise Cat’s Protection, Dougie Mac, CPRE, Coffee, tea, hot choc, Cheese, pickles Chutneys, Products made from recycled horseshoes, Wall art – indoor & out, Jewellery, Marshmallows & Smores, Craft Ale gift boxes, Rustic Garden ornaments and Fairy houses, Herbs & Spices, Hats and gloves
Return To Toy Town Exhibition

Return To Toy Town Exhibition

27 November - 29 December 2018
Venue: Ancient High House
Time: 11am - 4pm
 
A colourful display of building and construction toys from yester-year. 
Music for Prayer

Music for Prayer

29 November 2018
Venue: St Chad's Church in Greengate Street (opposite the Swan Hotel)
Time: 1.05pm
 
A 20 minute service of music, prayer and readings on the last Thursday of the month.
 
Please feel free to bring your lunch. Coffee and tea available.
Food and Drink Christmas Fair

Food and Drink Christmas Fair

30 November - 02 December 2018
Venue: Stafford Town Centre
British Utility Breeds Association Show

British Utility Breeds Association Show

01 December 2018
Venue: Staffordshire County Showground
Christmas At The Castle

Christmas At The Castle

01 - 02 December 2018
Venue: Stafford Castle
Time: 11am to 4pm | Saturdays and Sundays (1st Dec to 23rd Dec)
Tickets: Free Admission 
 
Take a walk through the castle woodland and solve our Christmas riddle.
 
Children's Christmas Decoration Workshops - £2
 
Cookies and hot chocolate available in the visitor centre throughout this period.
Christmas Past

Christmas Past

01 December 2018
Venue: Ancient High House
Time: 10am - 4pm
 
Meet our costumed characters and learn about Christmas in the Tudor, Stuart, Georgian and Victoria periods. Stir a traditional Christmas pudding, sing carols in the Victorian room and meet Father Christmas in his grotto.
St Chads Christmas Craft Fair

St Chad's Christmas Craft Fair

01 December 2018
Venue: St Chad's Church, Stafford
Time: 10am - 4pm
 
Over 20 stalls including;
 
Handmade wooden gifts, Christmas decorations, Jewellery, Homemade cards, Calendars, Pottery, Ceramic gifts, Knitted toys, Spun and woven textiles, Bags and purses
 
All products created by local crafts people. Refreshments available.
Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

01 December 2018
Each month, over fifty stalls selling the very best in local produce attracts a loyal following.

The monthly Farmers' Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month starting at 9.00am - but get there early as several stalls have been known to be sold out by lunchtime! The market is held in the Market Square and down the High Street.
Advent Carol Service: From Darkness to Light

Advent Carol Service: From Darkness to Light

02 December 2018
Venue: St Mary's Church, Stafford
Time: 6:30pm
Christmas Tree Festival

Christmas Tree Festival

05 - 09 December 2018
Venue: St Mary's Church
Dick Whittington - The RocknRoll Panto

Dick Whittington - The Rock'n'Roll Panto

07 December 2018 - 06 January 2019
Venue: Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
 
Following the box office smash hit that was Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood, the production team at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre are pleased to announce the casts list for this season’s show, Dick Whittington The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto.
Christmas At The Castle

Christmas At The Castle

08 - 09 December 2018
 
Venue: Stafford Castle
Time: 11am to 4pm | Saturdays and Sundays (1st Dec to 23rd Dec)
Tickets: Free Admission 
 
Take a walk through the castle woodland and solve our Christmas riddle.
 
Children's Christmas Decoration Workshops - £2
 
Cookies and hot chocolate available in the visitor centre throughout this period.
Christmas Wreath Making Workshops

Christmas Wreath Making Workshops

09 December 2018
Venue: Ancient High House
Time: 11am - 4pm
 
Adult holly wreath making and children's Christmas decoration making workshops throughout the day.
Stone Civic Carol Concert

Stone Civic Carol Concert

09 December 2018
Venue: St Michael's Church, Stone
Carols at St Chads

Carols at St Chad's

15 December 2018
Venue: St Chad's Church, Stafford
Time: 12 noon
Christmas At The Castle

Christmas At The Castle

15 - 16 December 2018
Venue: Stafford Castle
Time: 11am to 4pm | Saturdays and Sundays (1st Dec to 23rd Dec)
Tickets: Free Admission 
 
Take a walk through the castle woodland and solve our Christmas riddle.
 
Children's Christmas Decoration Workshops - £2
 
Cookies and hot chocolate available in the visitor centre throughout this period.
Poultry Show

Poultry Show

15 - 16 December 2018
Venue: Staffordshire County Showground
Carol Service

Carol Service

16 December 2018
Venue: St. Mary's Church, Stafford
Carols by Candlelight: Nine lessons and carols

Carols by Candlelight: Nine lessons and carols

16 December 2018

Venue: St Mary's Church

Recorded by BBC Radio Stoke

Carols at St Chads

Carols at St Chad's

19 December 2018
Venue: St Chad's Church
Time: 12 noon
Carols at St Marys

Carols at St Mary's

20 December 2018
Venue: St Mary's Church, Stafford
Time: 1:05pm
Carols at St Marys

Carols at St Mary's

22 December 2018
Venue: St Mary's Church, Stafford
Time: 1:05pm
Christmas At The Castle

Christmas At The Castle

22 - 23 December 2018
Venue: Stafford Castle
Time: 11am to 4pm | Saturdays and Sundays (1st Dec to 23rd Dec)
Tickets: Free Admission 
 
Take a walk through the castle woodland and solve our Christmas riddle.
 
Children's Christmas Decoration Workshops - £2
 
Cookies and hot chocolate available in the visitor centre throughout this period.
 
Crib Service For Children

Crib Service For Children

22 December 2018
Venue: St Chad's Church, Stafford
Time: 3:30pm
Christingle at St Marys

Christingle at St Mary's

24 December 2018
Venue: St Mary's Church, Stafford
Time: 4pm
 
For children and their families.
First Mass of Christmas at St Chads

First Mass of Christmas at St Chad's

24 December 2018
Venue: St Chad's Church, Stafford
Time: 8pm
Midnight Mass at St Marys

Midnight Mass at St Mary's

24 December 2018
Venue: St Mary's Church, Stafford
Time: 11:30pm
Family Eucharist at St Marys

Family Eucharist at St Mary's

25 December 2018
Venue: St Mary's Church, Stafford
Time: 9:30am
Dancing With The Stars Weekend

Dancing With The Stars Weekend

08 - 10 March 2019
Venue: Alton Towers Resort Hotel, Staffordshire
 
Spend the weekend with the stars of BBC Strictly Come Dancing at the fab-u-lous Alton Towers Resort Hotel, Staffordshire.
 
Enjoy dance lessons tailored to your dancing ability plus 3 days of fabulous dance showcases from the stars of TV
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