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
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 […]Read More ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: KATE DIMBLEBY
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!
“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 […]Read More Artist Spotlight: Bush Gothic
We enjoyed a fantastic few days at Worcester University for the New Directions Showcase 2018 and this year it was our turn to host the event alongside NRTF (National Rural Touring Forum). After many hours of decorating, the sports hall was transformed into Worcester University’s very own ‘Village Hall’ – the area used by delegates […]Read More New Directions Showcase 2018
With Volunteers Week upon us, who could ask for a better time to celebrate the invaluable contribution that our Volunteer Promoters make to their local communities? Over the last 12 months, our promoters have held over 500 live shows and film screenings throughout Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. We would like […]Read More Volunteers’ Week 2016: A Big Thank You to You All