About us

Live & Local is a not-for-profit arts organisation working with a network of voluntary groups across Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Rutland and Leicestershire. We provide a range of support for arts activities that keep people in touch with their communities and enhance their quality of life.

Live & Local is a not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee. It is not a charity.
It has a voluntary Board of Directors (5-9 members), which is drawn from funders, staff, users and artists involved with the organisation’s activities.

Live & Local's History
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Community Touring Scheme - Surprising Shows in Surprising Places

The Community Touring Scheme helps voluntary groups to choose and promote high quality professional performances for their local community venue. At the heart of the scheme is the opportunity to bring people together to enjoy high quality, affordable, memorable and uplifting live entertainment.

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Film Schemes

Live & Local runs film schemes such as the Big Picture Show in Warwickshire and Staffordshire, Moving Pictures in Stratford-on-Avon District, regular online screenings as well as the annual Big Picture Festival in Warwick.

Film Schemes
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A professional office team

...provides practical support and advice by helping volunteers to choose shows, and by co-ordinating the bookings, subsidising performances and helping them to attract an audience. The scheme is made possible by funding from local authorities and the Arts Council England but happens because of an investment of time, enthusiasm and commitment by local volunteers and their communities.

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Our Team

National Rural Touring Forum

Live & Local is one of 30 similar organisations that support professional arts events in hundreds of communities throughout the UK. The National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) provides a wealth of experience across its membership as well as professional development, market research and cross-regional project development opportunities.

National Rural Touring Forum

Our Green Aims...

Here at Live & Local we’re committed to improving our environmental responsibility and reducing our carbon footprint. Our environmental champion is certified carbon literate and we regularly review our environmental action plans to ensure we are working towards a net zero target.

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