Artist Spotlight: Patfield & Triguero

What do you think of when you hear juggling? Possibly birthday clowns, or an ill-fated attempt at attending circus school off the A308, in a lay-by, in 1995? (Just us then??) Whatever your previous experience, chances are it won’t be anything like this! Poetic, absurd and stylistically dazzling, masters Patfield & Triguero are here to […]

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Live & Local Brand Rationalisation

From the start of the new Autumn 2019 season, Live & Local is phasing out the ‘Shindig’, ‘Centre Stage’, ‘Village Ventures’ and ‘Lincolnshire Rural & Community Touring’ brands and is renaming all its county networks Live & Local (followed by the county name) e.g. Live & Local Nottinghamshire, Live & Local Worcestershire.  This will ensure […]

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Edinburgh Fringe 2019

Edinburgh Fringe has been and gone for another year. The Fringe has always been a great way for us at Live & local to see new shows and hear about companies perfect for rural touring. We sent Mollie Davidson, Marketing Assistant extraordinaire to Scotland’s capital to see what the Fringe had to offer… The dance this […]

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NRTF CONFERENCE 2019

The team at Live & Local had a wonderful time at the NRTF (National Rural Touring Forum) ‘HiVis: Value, Impact and Success of Rural Touring’ conference in Bangor. This is an annual conference where schemes, promoters and artists meet for talks and showcases of work. Read below for some of the things they learnt and […]

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Village Halls Week

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 […]

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Artist Spotlight: Shane Shambhu

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 […]

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