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
Double academy award winner, a career spanning six decades and the first female president of the Academy of Motion picture arts and sciences…Bette Davis is a legend. You may have seen her films and the television shows about her, but Christine St John, star of ‘Bette Davis On The Edge’ thinks the best way to […]Read More Artist Spotlight : Christine St John – Bette Davis On The Edge
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
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 […]Read More ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: DON KIPPER
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 […]Read More Artist Spotlight: Shane Shambhu
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