Kate Dimbleby has released six albums, toured internationally and appeared regularly on national radio. She grew up in a family where telling stories and performing was everyday life. Her father is broadcaster David Dimbleby, and her mother Josceline is a trained classical singer. It leads naturally to an enjoyment of rural touring and ‘singing along […]


Village Halls Week

In celebration of #villagehallsweek our very own poet and esteemed colleague, Emilie Lauren Jones has penned us a few verses to explain why we love village halls.   Welcome to our Village Hall   Drive slow sign, winding road, tapestry hedges, flower beds, Brasso-ed plaque, sandstone wall, black-out curtains, open door – Welcome to our […]

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Live and Local are welcoming back Don Kipper for our 2019 Spring/Summer season. We spoke to Accordionist Josh Middleton about the history, the traditions and naturally, Sufi whirling.  Josh Middleton, when asked about his most memorable show experience, jumps straight in: ‘A Sufi Whirling Dervish in a tracksuit, who happened to be passing a gig […]


Rockin’ in Wroxall

First shows are always exciting for new promoters, even a little nerve-wracking at times! Martin Wood of Wren Hall, Wroxall can attest to this with Wren Hall’s very first Live & Local performance taking place last Saturday night. Kit Holmes and Al Greenwood played to a sold-out crowd in what by all accounts was a resounding […]

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Artist Spotlight: Shane Shambhu

This November Live & Local are welcoming Shane Shambhu to Warwick for a special performance of his autobiographical show, Confessions of a Cockney Temple Dancer. Produced in association with the Rural Touring Dance Initiative, it’s one-part comedic monologue/ one-part Indian dance-theatre and wholly brilliant. To get a flavour of the event, we spoke to Shane […]

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Artist Spotlight: Bush Gothic

“Humans experience woes and tribulations no matter what century they are living in. We all need to find a way through our troubles and music immediately connects us to the great mystery and wonder of being alive…” Jenny M. Thomas – Bush Gothic Bush Bands and Bunyips This year we welcome to our menu Australian […]

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