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Shindig Goes to Town


Shindig Goes to Town is specifically for people in Redditch and Worcester. It provides an enjoyable opportunity to liven up your community, bring people together, learn new skills, recruit new volunteers and even raise some funds.

Shindig supports community groups to bring local people together to see top quality professional shows at their local community venue. Audiences enjoy live music, theatre, dance and story telling; shows of all shapes and sizes to fit different venues and audiences! Visit our What's On page to find out about performances currently being promoted by local groups in Worcestershire. These performances generally happen in rural communities, but now… Shindig Goes to Town!

Please submit your Expression of Interest form by Monday 2 December.

Who can take part?

Any individual, or new or established group of enthusiastic volunteers, from Redditch or Worcester; neighbourhood groups, school PTAs, social clubs, community centre committees and faith groups are just some who could take part. At this stage you don’t need to be a constituted group, have a venue or even any volunteers – just a willingness to find out more!

What is involved?

If you are invited to join Shindig Goes to Town we will work with you to develop a tailor-made support plan for your group and community to help you to choose the shows, attract a local audience and to host the performances. We can also help you to find a suitable venue and recruit more volunteers.

Shindig Goes to Town performances are open to the whole community and will be subsidised by your local authorities and Arts Council England, providing you with a financial safety net.

What happens next?

There is no commitment at this stage other than to register interest by answering some brief questions. We are looking for three groups from each area so it is not automatic that all groups that show interest will be invited to take part. Nor do we assume that everyone who initially registers interest will want to carry on to the next stage.

Please submit your Expression of Interest form by Monday 2 December. (We recommend that you complete the form using Internet Explorer. Please note: the form allows you to save your progress and resume).

We will contact you within two weeks of the deadline to either ask more questions, invite you to take part or let you down gently.

Contact Live & Local on 01926 402173 for more information.