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‘Our Aethel’ due to come home this week as statue is installed - Tue, 15 May 2018

More than a year of consultations, designing, planning and back-breaking labour will come to an end this week when Tamworth’s brand new warrior queen sculpture finally returns home to be revealed t

Amazing pictures reveal ‘Our Aethel’ taking a huge bath - Tue, 15 May 2018

Stunning pictures reveal the moment when Tamworth’s new warrior queen sculpture was dipped into a huge bath of molten zinc, to slowly emerge shiny and victorious, ready for the final stage of the d

Touring theatre continues for the summer season - Tue, 15 May 2018

Theatre is continuing on tour in Tamworth, bringing a variety of professional productions to venues across the borough.

Celebrity chef among the latest to ‘Do the Aethel’ - Tue, 15 May 2018

A social media campaign encouraging people to #DotheAethel is gathering pace, attracting its first celebrity, an award-winning author and reaching across the world as we prepare to welcome our bran

A room with a view - Fri, 11 May 2018

Work to restore and regenerate the internal parts of the building have taken a big step in the last couple of weeks, as the historic main auditorium windows have been opened up.

Let there be light! Original windows uncovered as part of Tamworth Assembly Rooms refurbishment - Wed, 09 May 2018

Original windows of the main auditorium at Tamworth Assembly Rooms are being uncovered and restored as part of a major project to transform the historic theatre into a modern venue fit for 21st cen

Amazing pictures reveal ‘Our Aethel’ taking a huge bath - Thu, 03 May 2018

Stunning pictures reveal the moment when Tamworth’s new warrior queen sculpture was dipped into a huge bath of molten zinc, to slowly emerge shiny and victorious, ready for the final stage of the d

Do the Aethel with us as part of Staffordshire Day celebrations! - Mon, 30 Apr 2018

Tamworth is going all out to celebrate the life of one of the most powerful and influential women in Anglo-Saxon England – and we will taking advantage of this year’s Staffordshire Day celebrations

Come rain or shine thousands attend St George’s Day festivities in Tamworth - Wed, 25 Apr 2018

Tamworth’s Castle Grounds were packed with people on Saturday, April 21, for another fantastic St George’s Day extravaganza.

Thousands ‘Do the Aethel’ with us to celebrate local legend – will you join them? - Wed, 25 Apr 2018

Thousands of people joined together in Tamworth to help launch a new campaign to celebrate and raise awareness of one of the most powerful and influential women in Anglo-Saxon England.

‘Do the Aethel’ with us and celebrate Tamworth’s history - Tue, 17 Apr 2018

This year Tamworth is going all out to celebrate the life of one of the most powerful and influential women in Anglo-Saxon England – and we want you to help spread the word about this great local l

More to celebrate at the St George’s Day event with a roaring 20% discount off tickets to the Reluctant Dragon - Tue, 17 Apr 2018

There is more to shout and cheer about at the celebrations for the St George’s Day event on April 21, with a roaring bargain of 20% off all tickets to the Reluctant Dragon performance coming to Dos

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