Children busy creating ragdolls as part of trail for the 2016 Lichfield Festival

Schoolchildren have been busy creating more than 150 ragdolls to help create a trail to mark the 35th Lichfield Festival.

Children from St Michael's Primary School with some of their ragdolls

Children from St Michael’s Primary School with some of their ragdolls

The event starts on Friday (July 1) and will feature music, comedy, theatre, film and more.

The trail will form part of the festival and the dolls have been made and donated by crafters of all ages and abilities from the likes of St Michael’s Primary School, the Pathway Project, the Erasmus Darwin Musuem and Wade Street Church.

Lichfield Festival director Jennifer Mears said: “The project has really captured the imagination of the public.

“We have been receiving new dolls every day for the past month, many of them coming in with special stories about the materials they have sourced to recycle into dolls clothes.”

The dolls will all be placed across the city with a treasure-hunt style trail map for people to follow, available to download from the festival website.

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