Tuesday, 16 June 2015 / Published in charity event, Uncategorised
We are delighted to report that Head Chef, Paul Proffitt, who set out from Lands End on Saturday 6th June arrived safely at John O’Groats this Sunday 14th June.   Along with three other member of the Proffitt family, Paul embarked on this heroic cycle ride to raise funds for the Diabetes Unit at the
Thursday, 14 May 2015 / Published in Afternoon tea, charity event, Lichfield Festival
Sunday 10th May marked the 70th anniversary of VE Day and bunting festooned the ballroom as we celebrated a nostalgic afternoon of vintage music whilst enjoying a quintessential English afternoon tea. Finger sandwiches, buttermilk scones and a fabulous selection of home-baked pastries and cakes were served with lashings of tea and freshly-ground coffee.   Vintage vocalist,
Sunday, 19 April 2015 / Published in charity event
Chefs Cycle to fight Diabetes Paul Proffitt, Head Chef at Swinfen Hall Hotel,  and his younger brother Harry (another member of the kitchen brigade) are forsaking the Swinfen kitchens in early June to cycle the length of Great Britain in a valiant attempt to raise £10,000 for the Diabetes Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 / Published in charity event, Entertainment
On Saturday 14th March, over £2,000 was raised for the Lichfield Festival from a concert entitled the Age of Jazz by Darin Qualls (violin) and Tatianna Zhakarova (piano).   First performed at the National Concert Hall in Dublin last October, the programme featured music by Fritz Kreisler, Gershwin and Ravel.    The concert was a
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 / Published in charity event, Entertainment, Special Events
The Lichfield Festival is the most amazing 10-day arts and music extravaganza that runs for ten glorious days each Summer at the cathedral, the Garrick Theatre and numerous venues around the city.  It has been running for over 30 years and since the Arts Council stopped supporting such events a few years back, it is