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 VENUE SPOTLIGHT: ALREWAS VILLAGE HALL
The ‘Empress of Blues’, Bessie Smith is given the royal treatment in this dedication to prohibition era blues and jazz by Ma Bessie and the Pigfoot Band on their first rural tour with Live & Local … Julia’s rich vocals combined with a group of musicians that look as well as sound the part. Ma […]Read More Artist Spotlight: Ma Bessie and The Pigfoot Band