In very exciting news for the friends and extended family of Live & Local, our Executive Director John Laidlaw has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List for services to the Arts. We’re as pleased as punch that John has been recognised […]Read More John Laidlaw, Executive Director of Live & Local, awarded MBE
Here at Live & Local, we are grateful for the passion and dedication our promoters put into staging music, theatre and dance. Swayfield Village Hall told us just how they do it… Swayfield’s Ministry of Fun (MoF) was set up in 2010 in order to put on entertainment in Swayfield Village Hall and bring together […]Read More Community Spotlight: Swayfield Village Hall
Actor and writer Nicholas Collett loves rural touring: ‘You find yourself in vastly different places; touring in the Lebanon just after the war finished in 1995 and meeting different people, mainly him bumping into Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin while touring in the Highlands. Memorable for different reasons!’ These are the everyday experiences that rural […]Read More Artist Spotlight: Nicholas Collett
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 […]Read More Village Halls Week
Twists and Turns in Bonington The first show of the NEW Live & Local season, Owdyado Theatre Company’s Twisted Tales, took place at Bonington Theatre, Arnold, where the audience was treated to three black comedies inspired by Inside Number Nine and The Twilight Zone. The audience had fun watching the performers become totally different characters […]Read More Our New Season Kicked Off With Some TWISTED TALES!
This year the National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) Annual Conference was held in Norfolk at Wymondham College and the Live & Local team were taken back to their school days with presentations taking part in the college’s classrooms, library and gym, as well as meal times in the refectory and a 7.30am fire alarm! The […]Read More NRTF Conference 2015 – Engaging Performance and Exciting Projects
As some of you may know, Live & Local will be taking over the management of the East Midlands rural touring schemes (Centre Stage – Leicestershire, Village Ventures – Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire Rural and Community Touring) during 2015 and we’re very excited to start working with the communities involved with these schemes! Towards the end of the Spring/Summer season, some of […]Read More Live & Local visits East Midlands promoting groups ahead of exciting chapter for the schemes…