We love working with our venues at Live & Local. Diane at Wren Hall told us about the Hall’s vision for the future. Wren Hall is a bustling hub of community activity in Warwickshire. It is a place where locals and visitors can meet, a place for celebrations and parties, for meetings and gatherings, and […]Read More COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: WREN 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
‘A thoroughly professional and enjoyable experience – thank you all!’ David Lane, Crich Glebe Field Centre The Live & Local Showcase & Menu Launches took place this March all over the country – from North Muskham in Nottinghamshire right down to Peopleton in Worcestershire. This is when we show off highlights from the new season […]Read More Live & Local Showcase & Menu Launches 2019
First shows are always exciting for new promoters, even a little nerve-wracking at times! Martin Wood of Wren Hall, Wroxall can attest to this with Wren Hall’s very first Live & Local performance taking place last Saturday night. Kit Holmes and Al Greenwood played to a sold-out crowd in what by all accounts was a resounding […]Read More Rockin’ in Wroxall
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!
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
One of our Shindig promoters, Shan, was shortlisted for the Arts Recognition Award at the annual Wychavon Community Recognition Awards that took place on Tuesday 15 March. This event gives volunteers the chance to gain well deserved recognition for their efforts in helping to make their community a better place to live and work. Shan organises […]Read More Wychavon Community Recognition Awards are a WOW!
The 2016 Live & Local Promoter Meetings promise to be better than ever! After visiting Village Ventures, Centre Stage & Lincolnshire Rural & Community Touring Promoter Meetings last year, we felt very inspired to jazz ours up a bit. This year you can expect one brilliant band performance, a thrilling theatre or dance piece, a […]Read More Coming soon the 2016 Live & Local Promoter Meetings….
Our latest post is brought to you from our Warwickshire & Worcestershire Fieldworker, Julia, who visited a festival in Worcestershire to see a wonderful piece of pop up performance called ‘The Whale’ as part of the Shindig scheme… This summer we had a series of special pop up events across Worcestershire as part of the […]Read More Julia’s summer visit to ‘Jonah & The Whale’ by Talking Birds……