On 1 January 2011, Live & Local took over the management of Shindig, Worcestershire’s successful community touring scheme. The scheme brings professional live artists to village halls and community centres across the county. There is a wide range of events for all ages, with performances ranging from comedy to cabaret, dance to drama and from poetry to puppetry.
Like the Live & Local schemes in Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire, the Shindig programme is hosted by voluntary promoting groups who sell tickets locally, supported by our small office team and local authority arts officers. The scheme is subsidised by Arts Council England, Worcestershire County Council and the local district and borough councils in the county.
We are all really enjoying the current season. Sarah, Marketing Officer at Live & Local, says, “It has been a real pleasure getting out to new venues and meeting promoters and their communities. They have all been so kind and welcoming and we’re really enjoying getting to know everyone”.
Live & Local is also currently compiling the Menu of shows for the 2011-12 Season and constructing a new Shindig website which they hope will go live over the summer.
In the meantime you can keep up to date with all the latest Shindig news on the blog: http://shindiglive.wordpress.com
To find out about events in your area or to request a What’s On Guide, please contact Suzanne on (01926) 402173 or firstname.lastname@example.org