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
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 […]Read More Village Halls Week
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
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
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….
Live & Local’s Development & Projects Manager, Chris Davis, and Warwickshire & Worcestershire Fieldworker, Julia Thompson, have been working since November 2015 to bring to fruition two new exciting projects for Warwickshire. We’re eager to share our news about the brilliant new projects with you and Julia has written this weeks blog post to tell […]Read More Discover our new Chedham’s Stories project…
This summer, with funding from Film Hub South West & West Midlands, I attended my very first Arts Marketing Association (AMA) Conference. The AMA is a not-for-profit organisation, providing a community of knowledge for arts professionals passionate about bringing arts and audiences together. This year’s theme was ‘Stay Curious’ and over 600 arts marketing professionals […]Read More Live & Local’s Marketing Officer, Rosalind, attends the 21st annual Arts Marketing Association Conference in Birmingham!
This year the National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) Annual Conference was held in Norfolk at Wymondham College and the Live & Local team were taken back to their school days with presentations taking part in the college’s classrooms, library and gym, as well as meal times in the refectory and a 7.30am fire alarm! The […]Read More NRTF Conference 2015 – Engaging Performance and Exciting Projects
My name is Eleanor, but you can call me El. I am the newest recruit at Live & Local and I have joined the marketing team as the Marketing Assistant. I have recently finished my degree in English and Drama at Loughborough University and this is my first full-time job. I will find out my […]Read More Welcome our newest recruit… Eleanor!