Shindig was set up by a consortium of Local Authorities within Worcestershire in 2004. It was run by Sue Roberts from Artsservice until January 2011. Within that time Shindig has established itself as one of the leading touring schemes in the country. It uis very much a partnership project which has brought some of the leading theatre companies, dance groups and musicians from the UK and abroad to the towns and villages of Worcestershire.
Shindig is now managed by Live & Local Ltd. Live & Local is a not-for-profit arts organisation working with a network of voluntary groups across Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire and now Worcestershire. It provides a range of support for arts activities that keep people in touch with their communities and enhance their quality of life.
Live & Local is one of 40 similar organisations that support professional arts events in hundreds of communities throughout the UK. Live & Local’s Executive Director, John Laidlaw is Chair of the National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF). The NRTF provides a wealth of experience across its membership as well as professional development, market research and cross regional project development opportunities.
Live & Local Ltd. is registered as a company limited by guarantee in England No. 2955922