Shindig - Surprising Shows In Surprising Places

Contact us

For more information about Shindig, how it works and how it could help you bring shows to your community please contact Live & Local Ltd:

Telephone: 01926 402173

Or by post: Shindig c/o Live & Local, Pageant House, 2 Jury Street, Warwick CV34 4EW.

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We look forward to hearing from you!

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Live & Local Team

John Laidlaw
Executive Director

John has been the Executive Director of Live & Local since it began in 1991. John is the current Chair of the NRTF (National Rural Touring Forum).

Contact John for
: programming and menu development; technical issues; cost of shows; licensing.

Sally Rew
Development Manager
Part-time (Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri)

Sally has nearly 30 years’ experience in the arts, starting out as an actor and director and moving into producing and project managing. Her extensive arts administration experience includes several years with Arts Council West Midlands, providing an overview of regional arts provision and its strategic development.

Contact Sally for: fundraising; business development opportunities; commissions; artist development opportunities; Big Picture Show cinema scheme.

Kirsty Thomas
Company Administrator

Kirsty is responsible for daily administration tasks for the Community Touring Schemes as well as Big Picture Show. Kirsty is the first point of contact for all administration and financial enquiries, organising complimentary tickets and sending routine correspondence to promoters.

Contact Kirsty for: general administration and invoice enquiries; Friends Scheme; Returns and Report Forms; complimentary tickets for Live & Local shows.

Sarah Benn
Marketing & Communications Officer

Sarah oversees all aspects of marketing and communications and assists John with programme & menu development. Her favourite part of the job is meeting promoters, artists and audiences at the shows.

Contact Sarah for: ticket enquiries and Publicity Forms; press releases; Live & Local website; programme & menu enquiries; support and ideas to help promoters increase audiences; more information about shows.

Rosalind Highet
Marketing & Communications Assistant

Rosalind assists with all aspects of marketing and communications, in particular distribution of promoter marketing resources as well as listings. She is an extra source of help and support for the Promoters.

Contact Rosalind for: general marketing enquiries; posters and leaflets; mailing list amendments and additions; social media; venue access information; It's a GAS! (Go and See) Scheme.



Frances Newbury
Derbyshire & Staffordshire Fieldworker
Part-time (Mon, Tues, Fri)

Frances has more than 20 years’ experience in the arts and has worked as a freelance arts consultant with a range of groups; from small arts/voluntary organisations, helping with their business and marketing plans, to large regional and national bodies such as Defra, carrying out evaluation and policy research and partnership/network development. Frances is based in Derby.

Contact Frances for: promoter recruitment and support in Derbyshire and Staffordshire; liaison with local authority officers in Derbyshire and Staffordshire

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