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Lichfield is set to celebrate links with its twin towns during a weekend of celebrations.
More than 120 guests from Limburg an der Lahn and Sainte Foy-les-Lyon will be in the city on October 4 and 5.
The event takes place every six years and features free events for the visitors and local residents to enjoy.
On Saturday there will be a full day of entertainment on the Market Square, including performances by Lichfield Mysteries, the City Concert Band, Three Spires Morris, Wildfire Folk, Lichfield Singers, Team Catalyst International dance school and the Chorale Chantefable from Sainte Foy.
A spokesperson said: “There will also be special stalls on the Market Square, including a food trader from Lyon. The regular Saturday Market will take place in the surrounding streets.”
In the Guildhall the local history group will display their photographic archives about Lichfield, while at Speakers’ Corner, at noon there will be a debate on ‘Being European’ – followed by the Three Spires Morris.
On Sunday events include a special Twinning Service at Lichfield Cathedral in the morning, a twin town table tennis tournament at King Edward VI Leisure Centre and other events including a visit to the canal restoration project at 3pm on Tamworth Road.
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