Big Picture Festival 2019 is done and dusted! Thank you to everyone who came out for it; we had such a fabulous time getting to meet all of you from the local area, and even further afield in some cases. It was an amazing recognition of film culture in Warwickshire and the Midlands. One of […]Read More That’s a wrap: Big Picture Festival
Warwick’s film festival – Big Picture Festival – is coming to the Bridge House Theatre this weekend, bringing with it a vast array of films from cult horror to Hollywood classics; indie gems to family favourites. It’s produced by Live & Local and is a celebration of the burgeoning Midlands’ film scene and inclusive community […]Read More Three days until Big Picture Festival!
This year, Alrewas Live & Local came of age, celebrating 21 successful years. Promoter Richard Evans tells us what it’s been like… Back in 1998, the group, originally named Alrewas Arts, was founded by a villager with a vision, the late Wendy Jones. Wendy’s dream was to introduce more community art and culture to the […]Read More VENUE SPOTLIGHT: ALREWAS VILLAGE HALL
The ‘Empress of Blues’, Bessie Smith is given the royal treatment in this dedication to prohibition era blues and jazz by Ma Bessie and the Pigfoot Band on their first rural tour with Live & Local … Julia’s rich vocals combined with a group of musicians that look as well as sound the part. Ma […]Read More Artist Spotlight: Ma Bessie and The Pigfoot Band
Big Picture Festival is a new film festival taking place at the Bridge House Theatre, Warwick on 23rd and 24th November 2019. It is the first event of its kind and scale to take place in the town and aims to offer a new cultural experience in the heart of Warwickshire. The packed festival programme […]Read More Big Picture Festival Programme Announced
From the start of the new Autumn 2019 season, Live & Local is phasing out the ‘Shindig’, ‘Centre Stage’, ‘Village Ventures’ and ‘Lincolnshire Rural & Community Touring’ brands and is renaming all its county networks Live & Local (followed by the county name) e.g. Live & Local Nottinghamshire, Live & Local Worcestershire. This will ensure […]Read More Live & Local Brand Rationalisation
As Live & Local’s AW 2019/20 season begins we are introducing or re-introducing you to our roster of artists. Before they begin their shows in October, we had a chat with one of our new artists Worry Dolls to find out what to expect this year. Warm, heartfelt harmonies. Worry Dolls. Sums them up. The […]Read More Artist Spotlight: Worry Dolls