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Live & Local supports a network of voluntary organisations who bring their communities together to enjoy high-quality, entertaining and affordable professional live theatre, storytelling, music, dance, family & children's shows and film screenings in their local village hall, church or school.
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COVID - 19: The Show must go on(line)!
We have made a pledge to our audiences that we will find new and creative ways of sharing the best professional performing arts, even amidst the current crisis.
In the meantime, please follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and sign up to our mailing list to hear more about the amazing things Live & Local’s associate artists and others are doing online. We will share their creative responses to the crisis and how they’re transforming live performances into virtual community productions.
We thank all our audiences, funders, voluntary promoter groups and artists for their understanding and best wishes. It means such a lot to us, particularly at this extremely challenging time.
All upcoming in-person Live & Local events will be COVID-secure following a thorough risk assessment. All venues and artists will be given guidance on how to operate their events to ensure the safety of patrons.
See full COVID 19 statement here.
Live & Local: LivingRoom
After the success of Live & Local LivingRoom throughout 2020, we are pleased to say that we are able to expand this exciting initiative in 2021 all across our network.
‘Live & Local: LivingRoom’ was launched last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic when the UK was subject to lockdown. Funded by Warwickshire County Council’s Creative Health Alliance, the project connected communities during this difficult time by establishing creative collaborations with professional artists.
The initiative was developed to enable people who were isolated or lonely, including those who do not have access to the internet or were shielding to participate. The first ten unique projects came from across Warwickshire and included a children’s support group, a WI group, a brand-new village community, a community heritage group and a volunteer COVID-19 support group.
Together with their artists, the groups collaborated via Zoom workshops and phone conversations to create new artworks such a short films, live online concerts, CDs and books, which were then shared with the community.
Check out the wonderfully creative projects on our YouTube channel.
For more information, visit our LivingRoom page.
If you are a community group interested in taking part in LivingRoom, we’d love to hear from you. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Big Picture Show
Thank you to all the Friends who support Live & Local, your contributions mean a great deal and ensure we can continue to develop our rich and diverse Rural & Community Touring Scheme.
Developing Artists in Rural Touring (DART)
New opportunities for rtists, promoters and audiences
Rural Touring Dance Initiative (RTDI)
Live & Local bring something a little different to it's rural touring scheme: dance!
Inn Crowd: Live Performances In Pubs
A fabulous programme of live, high-quality spoken word performances in local pubs.