When thinking about Victorian culture, many of us will undoubtedly bring to mind examples of classic literature – Dickens, Hardy and the Brontës to name but a few. Perhaps we also think back to those school textbook images of wide skirts and top hats? What many of us may be less familiar with is the […]Read More Artform Spotlight: Victorian Theatre #1 with Don’t Go Into The Cellar!
Just as people travel, stories travel too. There is an ever-increasing availability of translated tales, songs and poems. Under normal circumstances, travelling to new places is more affordable and accessible than ever before and global use of the internet continues to expand. These, coupled with the very human desire to gain an insight into the […]Read More Artform Spotlight: Storytelling and Poetry
It’s #VolunteersWeek and we at Live & Local are always indebted to our network of wonderful volunteer promoters. In village halls and community venues across Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire, groups of Live & Local promoters have been putting on professional live arts for over 20 years. This is something we […]Read More Volunteers’ Week 2020
Live & Local wouldn’t run without our network of fantastic voluntary promoter groups and local communities. This is something we like to celebrate, with previous Community Spotlight articles talking to the teams at Wren Hall, Swayfield Village Hall and Alrewas Village Hall. The current worldwide crisis does cast a rather different light on our every […]Read More Community Spotlight All Saints Church Bradbourne
Earlier this month, we thoroughly enjoyed meeting promoters, supporters and friends of Live & Local at our annual Showcase & Menu Launches. This year’s events took place at venues in Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, and Lincolnshire. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we were disappointed not to be able to put on all of our planned events, […]Read More LIVE & LOCAL SHOWCASE & MENU LAUNCHES 2020
It is with great regret that, due to the continuing global public health crisis, and following Government’s updated advice on 16 March, Live & Local has taken the decision to cancel all forthcoming rural touring and community cinema events effective immediately. Following recent government guidelines, and in light of public concern, Live & Local Rural […]Read More COVID-19 UPDATE: LIVE & LOCAL CANCELS ALL UPCOMING EVENTS
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 […]Read More Artist Spotlight: Patfield & Triguero
Big Picture Festival 2019 is done and dusted! Thank you to everyone who came out for it; we had such a fabulous time getting to meet all of you from the local area, and even further afield in some cases. It was an amazing recognition of film culture in Warwickshire and the Midlands. One of […]Read More That’s a wrap: Big Picture Festival
Warwick’s film festival – Big Picture Festival – is coming to the Bridge House Theatre this weekend, bringing with it a vast array of films from cult horror to Hollywood classics; indie gems to family favourites. It’s produced by Live & Local and is a celebration of the burgeoning Midlands’ film scene and inclusive community […]Read More Three days until Big Picture Festival!
This year, Alrewas Live & Local came of age, celebrating 21 successful years. Promoter Richard Evans tells us what it’s been like… Back in 1998, the group, originally named Alrewas Arts, was founded by a villager with a vision, the late Wendy Jones. Wendy’s dream was to introduce more community art and culture to the […]Read More COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: ALREWAS VILLAGE HALL