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‘RURAL TOURING IS WHERE THE LIVELIEST GIGS HAPPEN, WHERE THE WARMEST FRIENDSHIPS ARE MADE.’ THE GUARDIAN Hello. The Live & Local Rural & Community Touring Network Warwickshire helps voluntary promoter groups bring rural communities together to enjoy high-quality, entertaining and affordable professional live theatre, music, dance and family shows (and film screenings) at a wide range of community venues, from village halls, to churches, to schools. Box office & ticketing information. For ticket prices and to find out where you can buy your tickets locally, please visit our website: Get ticket on-sale alerts. To request email notification when sales open for shows in your community please visit: Ticket prices range from £5 - £15. Many of the shows featured are suitable for family audiences and age recommendations are provided for guidance. Disability access. All venues have a commitment to access for disabled people; many have full access and a range of facilities, and others are working towards this goal. For venue and access information, please visit:

AT A GLANCE: WHAT'S ON WARWICKSHIRE OCT 2018 – FEB 2019 OCTOBER DATE Sat 20 Sat 20 Sun 21 Thu 25 Sat 27 Wed 31

COMMUNITY Church Lench Willoughby Pailton Fillongley Wroxall Bulkington

SHOW / PERFORMER PAGE Men In General 03 My Sweet Patootie 04 Men In General 03 The Thankful Village 05 Kit Holmes with Al Greenwood 05 Ian McMillan & Ian Beesley 06

NOVEMBER DATE Sat 10 Wed 14 Sun 18 Sat 24 Sat 24

COMMUNITY Atherstone Shilton Feckenham Bourton-on-Dunsmore Pershore

SHOW / PERFORMER Oh La La! Bush Gothic Bush Gothic My Darling Clementine The Lodger Silent Film & Live Music

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SHOW / PERFORMER Stolen The Little Maid Who Danced To Every Mood Stolen Stolen Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies 3 Little Pig Tails Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

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SHOW / PERFORMER Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman Noble Jacks



COMMUNITY Barnacle Hurley

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Willoughby Newton Kineton

Sun 16 Sun 16

Bubbenhall Desford

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JANUARY 2019 All brochure details are correct at the time of going to print, but please check the website for any changes. Please note that provision of refreshments varies between venues and some may be unable to serve alcohol. Please check bar/catering facilities when booking tickets.

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FEBRUARY 2019 LIVE & LOCAL E-NEWS: FIND OUT MORE, SIGN-UP TODAY at Live & Local Rural & Community Touring Network Warwickshire is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and Warwickshire local authorities, and is made possible by the support of local voluntary promoter groups.

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COMMUNITY Atherstone

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The Goons in harmony, this totally off the end of the pier male vocal four-piece mixes deadpan comedy, lively repartee and sophisticated, massively melodic a cappella classics (from Billy Joel and Marvin Gaye to Rodgers & Hammerstein and Tom Jones) with unexpected, charming and very funny results.

A high-energy acoustic vaudeville and vintage western swing act, this outstanding Canadian trio delivers uplifting performances with an emphasis on fun, drawing on a world of carnival barkers and nostalgic romantics.

Great vibes, fabulous voices, dubious suits; a seriously silly, thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Performed with tight vocal harmonies, stunning musicianship, humorous storytelling and great audience rapport, and with joiede-vivre emanating from every pore, they make an astoundingly large sound on stage, filling the hall with joy.

‘Witty chat and lovely, uplifting music.’ BBC Radio 5 Live Men's Hour

‘A cross between Coope, Boyes & Simpson and The New Rope String Band!’ Karen Tweed (Kathryn Tickell Band) Ages: 12+ Sat 20 Oct 7.30pm Church Lench Village Hall WR11 4UE

‘My Sweet Patootie's playing is superb and the vocal harmonies exquisite.’ Maverick Magazine

‘My Sweet Patootie takes elements of western swing and old-timey music that updates the flapper feel and gives it a real twenty-first-century pizazz. A joy to listen to and if you are looking for music to lift you up and make you smile, look no further.’ Fatea Magazine Ages: 12+

Sun 21 Oct 7.30pm Pailton Village Hall CV23 0QE

Canada. International arts supported by Live & Local Friends.

Sat 20 Oct 7.30pm Willoughby Village Hall CV23 8BH



BADAPPLE THEATRE THE THANKFUL VILLAGE A genuinely captivating comedy-drama set against the backdrop of World War One; a story of hope, humour and humanity, of men who went away, and women left behind, and their re-uniting, for better or for worse, in the winter of 1918. With riveting story-songs by Jez Lowe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards double nominee 2015 for best singer and best new song, this brilliantly executed and engaging play takes its name and inspiration from those villages that lost no men in the war because all those who left to serve came home again.

‘A master stroke of theatre.’ Eastern Press Ages: 10+ Part of the First World War Centenary Programme (vibrant arts experiences connecting current and future generations with the lives, stories and impact of the First World War).

KIT HOLMES WITH AL GREENWOOD IN CONCERT 'Macy Gray meets Nick Drake' (The Observer). Much championed by guitarist John Etheridge, singer-songwriter Kit Holmes is a rising star of the acoustic music scene, her trademark sultry vocals and virtuoso guitar playing having wowed audiences across the UK. Here, Kit is joined by guitarist Al Greenwood for an enthralling, infectious performance of her bluesdriven roots-pop (with a soul sensibility). Full of warmth and joie de vivre, and mixing dazzling songs with delightful instrumentals, this is an absolute delight. ★★★★★

‘One of the few female virtuoso acoustic guitarists.’ Maverick Magazine ★★★★

‘Impressive... a new British guitar heroine.’ The Guardian

IAN MCMILLAN & IAN BEESLEY MAGIC LANTERN TALES 'The room will be dark but the pictures and the poems will light up the spirit!' Ian McMillan Two Ians for the price of one with a wonderful evening of storytelling, poetry and photography marking the centenary of the First World War. The pair – Ian McMillan, much-loved BBC Radio 3 broadcaster and one of today's greatest poetry performers; Ian Beesley, acclaimed documentary photographer – bring to life the first-hand stories and final reflections of men and women who lived through the war, with stunning, atmospheric accompanying images provided by a rare antique magic lantern projector. Magic lanterns were quite the phenomena during the war, something McMillan reflects upon with his trademark joviality and quick-witted verse. A nostalgic and not-to-be missed show celebrating the humanity rather than the brutality of war.

‘An inspiring figure, an encouraging and democratic spirit, a strong and popular poet and one of the funniest people in Britain.’ Poetry News (on Ian McMillan)

‘Haunting photos.’ Daily Mail Ages: 14+ Part of the First World War Centenary Programme (vibrant arts experiences connecting current and future generations with the lives, stories and impact of the First World War).

Thu 25 Oct 7.30pm

Ages: 10+

Fillongley Village Hall CV7 8EQ

Sat 27 Oct 7.30pm

Wed 31 Oct 7.30pm

Wren Hall, Wroxall CV35 7NF

Bulkington Community & Conference Centre CV12 9JB




OH LA LA! MIDNIGHT IN PARIS Performing live, this very charming and sophisticated acoustic quartet delight with their eclectic set of gorgeous Parisian nightlife music; authentic musette, playful chanson réaliste, 60s French pop and classic jazz. Music of another time: of Burt Bacharach, Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel; Françoise Hardy and Serge Gainsbourg.

Rattled by the bones of felons and steeped in campfire smoke, this outstanding Australian bush band performs riveting folk from the era of criminal women and convict men, treachery and transportation. This is a gorgeous, haunting marriage between darker, stranger folksongs of colonial Australia, sweet, evocative vocals and unerringly beautiful music, all with a wry, subversive antipodean twist.

‘Extraordinary, even revolutionary. Unforgettable folk.’

MY DARLING CLEMENTINE IN CONCERT In this uplifting evening of pure country gold, husband-and-wife team Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish revitalize the country duet – a heavenly set of original ballads that brilliantly evoke the spirit of June Carter/Johnny Cash and George Jones/Tammy Wynette. With spellbinding voices mixed with 50's60's golden era styling and just a little knowing tongue in cheek, this is terrific countrified thrills, every song sounding like a forgotten Nashville classic.

‘Lou has the most stunning voice. I LOVE it.’ Graham Norton, BBC Radio 2

Unique entertainers, they blend their rich and evocative sound with Gallic coolness, natural panache and a colossal sense of fun. Magnificent.

Canberra Times (Australia)



‘These darlings are the real deal. Brilliant.’


The Sun

Songlines Magazine


Ages: 8+

★★★★★ BBC Music Magazine

‘Original and inventive… a finely crafted tribute to the classic country duet.’ The Guardian

France/UK. International arts supported by Live & Local Friends.

Ages: 6+

Sat 10 Nov 7.30pm

Australia. International arts supported by Live & Local Friends.

★★★★ Daily Express

Wed 14 Nov 7.30pm

★★★★ Irish Times

St Andrews Church, Shilton CV7 9HX

Ages: 10+

Sun 18 Nov 7.30pm

Sat 24 Nov 7.30pm

Feckenham Village Hall B96 6HN

Bourton, Draycote & Frankton Village Hall, Bourton-on-Dunsmore CV23 9QS

Owen Street Community Arts Centre, Atherstone CV9 1DG


★★★★★ Maverick Magazine ★★★★ Country Music People


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Clifton Campville•

All show entries provide venue postcodes so you can locate them on sat-nav and GPS devices. Communities with active local venues are marked in red.

Hurley • Atherstone

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Ansley •


Live & Local especially thanks its Friends:

Bedworth •Bulkington Barnacle • • Shilton

Fillongley • Maxstoke •

S Bradford, L Bruce, D Collins, A Coomber, K Dolbear, R Flude, JM Hart, C Henderson, A Kirby, P Nutting, V Roberts, SJ Round, J Twigg

• Meriden


Pailton • • Stretton under Fosse Newton•

• Stretton on Dunsmore Wroxall •


•Henley-in-Arden •


Bubbenhall • Bourton on Dunsmore • • Marton

RUGBY • Dunchurch •Willoughby

• Long Itchington Claverdon • WARWICK ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA Chase Meadows• • Bishop's Tachbrook Southam • Sherbourne

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• Feckenham


• Rous Lench

Church Lench • Bishampton



•Lighthorne • Kineton

• Preston on Stour

•Pershore • •Evesham Bretforton

Shipston-on-Stour Stretton-on-Fosse •



MINIMA: SILENT FILM & LIVE MUSIC THE LODGER: A STORY OF THE LONDON FOG (1927) (PG) Set in a foggy and unsettled London with a Jack the Ripper-style serial killer on the loose, The Lodger was Alfred Hitchcock's first major commercial and critical success, an electrifying silent masterpiece of atmospheric thriller filmmaking. 'Acclaimed soundscapers' (Time Out) Minima capture the film's mood perfectly, its unmistakably spine-tingling live music clinging to each twist of the movie. A simply extraordinary evening. ★★★★★

‘The first true Hitchcock movie… gripping in its sheer brio and control.’ The Guardian ★★★★★ Evening Standard (on The Lodger) Ages: 8+ Cert. PG, 1927, UK, Dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 91 mins

THE DEVIL'S VIOLIN STOLEN A young woman goes missing. The search for her uncovers secrets which threaten to destroy her family…. The Devil's Violin has an uncanny knack for tall tales well told. Led by the always charismatic Daniel Morden and accompanied by the spine-tingling sounds of fiddle and cello, prepare to be drawn into the dreamlike 'Land Of No Return', where Kings have turned to stone, and women are held captive by giant cockroaches. This is a masterclass in storytelling; by combining enchanting traditional tales with fabulous contemporary music, Stolen has audiences on the edge of their seats. Just keep telling yourself, it's only a story…

‘A scintillating combination of music, sound and story.’ The Times ★★★★★

‘A master weaver of tales.’ Bristol Post (on Daniel Morden) Ages: 10+

Sat 24 Nov 7.30pm Number 8 Arts Centre, Pershore WR10 1BG

Fri 07 Dec 7.30pm Barnacle Village Hall CV7 9LD Sat 08 Dec 7.30pm Willoughby Village Hall CV23 8BH Sun 09 Dec 7.30pm Newton Village Hall CV23 0DU



NORTHUMBERLAND THEATRE COMPANY THE LITTLE MAID WHO DANCED TO EVERY MOOD Grouchy farmers, flamenco dancing pigeons, a handsome prince, a pugnacious princess. This fast and funny pocket-sized family show captures the charm and enchantment of Helena Nyblom's 100-year-old Scandinavian children's adventure to perfection. Well served by Northumberland Theatre's brilliant humour, fabulously silly dance routines and lovely and catchy singing, here our funky heroine challenges the idea of the traditional princess as she journeys to find her true place in the world. Is the life of a princess something our young adventurer really wishes for? Or does she just want to dance? A brilliant, creative, energetic and very funny fantasy: an hour and a half of happily suspended disbelief.

JEZ LOWE & THE BAD PENNIES THOR'D OUT Musical festive cheer from the Viking longhouse, as BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 double-nominee Jez Lowe and his terrific band strike out from the northeast of England, across the great North Sea, to regale with songs and tales of the Northlands. Sheltering from the dark days of Yule, huddled around the roaring fire beneath the rafters of the Great Hall, this is a real winterwarmer of a folk/music-hall revue, packed with great songs new and old, rousing regional tunes, excellent musicianship, jovial banter and cheerful good humour.

‘One of the hottest acts around.’ The Telegraph

MÁIRE NÍ CHATHASAIGH & CHRIS NEWMAN CELTIC CHRISTMAS STRINGS In a class of their own, 'one of the UK's most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists' (fRoots Magazine) in concert with the 'doyenne of Irish harpers' (Scotland On Sunday) take to the stage with a spellbinding treat for mid-winter. A breathtaking blend of traditional Irish and Scottish music, swing jazz, bluegrass and baroque, and festive favourites given a fresh voice with moving and beautiful arrangements, this very special concert charms from the first few magical chords.

‘Dazzling virtuosity... delightful.’ The Telegraph

‘An eclecticism and spirit of adventure that is quite thrilling... bewitching string fantasies and a wonderfully clear and expressive voice.’ The Times

‘Jez Lowe is one of our finest songwriters... a singular talent.’ BBC Radio 2

★★★★ Songlines Magazine ★★★★ Scotland On Sunday ★★★★ Maverick Magazine ★★★★ Irish Times

Ages: 5+ Ages: 8+ Part of the Live & Local Launchpad CYP programme (firing the imagination of children and young people).

Ages: 9+ Thu 13 Dec 7pm Kineton Sports & Social Club CV35 0DT

Sun 16 Dec 7.30pm Desford Village Hall LE9 9GN

Sat 08 Dec 7.30pm Hurley Village Hall CV9 2JD 13




'Let me in little piggie it’s blowing a gale. Not by the hairs on my little pink tail.'

This rip-roaring alt-folk band brings a roof raising energy to its live shows, imbuing its heartfelt, anthemic songs with feelgood folky footstompin' rhythms and vivid lyricism. Exhilarating to hear.

A brand-new version of the classic The Three Little Pigs with a garlicky French twist, where the titular porcine pals – decked out in Parisian dungarees and berets, no less – are on a mission to see off a big, bad wolf/chef. He wants to make them into soup so they're going to need lots of help from the audience to save their bacon. A gentle introduction to theatre for any little luvvies in the family, the show is full of interactive fun, and bristles with beautifully crafted puppets and giddyingly delightful live music, to make kids and parents alike squeal with laughter.

‘Crackerjack live shows... undeniably catchy.’ fRoots Magazine

‘Upbeat live set... combines (the) catchy hooks of folk bands such as the Levellers with the foot stomping and fiddle shuffling of artists such as Seth Lakeman, along with earthy, warm and ambient vibes of The Eagles/Mumford & Sons.’ Brighton Argus

‘A trademark combo of adorable puppets, jokes and audience participation.’ Time Out Ages: 3-8 Part of the Live & Local Launchpad CYP programme (firing the imagination of children and young people).

Ages: 7+

KATHRYN ROBERTS & SEAN LAKEMAN IN CONCERT BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Duo winners 2013 and 2016. Long established as one of the UK folk scene's most rewardingly enduring partnerships, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are 'songwriters par excellence' (fRoots Magazine), their music tuneful, intelligent and soulful. Here, Kathryn's powerful voice is matched against Sean's driving guitar on a set of impressive modern folk songs and heartfelt traditional numbers, switching from thoughtful ballads to stomping acoustic rock. Impressive and entertaining.

‘A genuine warmth of personality, wonderfully clear, honest singing and expert guitar accompaniment… a travelling show of no little folk wisdom and generous entertainment.’ The Herald ★★★★

‘An impressive and entertaining set.’ The Guardian

Thu 24 Jan 2019 7pm

★★★★ The Telegraph

Kineton Sports & Social Club CV35 0DT

Ages: 10+

Sat 02 Feb 2019 7.30pm Feckenham Village Hall B96 6HN

Fri 01 Feb 2019 7.30pm Owen Street Community Arts Centre, Atherstone CV9 1DG

Sun 16 Dec 3.30pm Bubbenhall Village Hall CV8 3BD 15


BECOME A LIVE & LOCAL FRIEND TODAY We have three levels of membership with varying benefits to each level, as outlined below:

Annual Membership Options Silver (£20) Thank-you on our website and in our e-newsletters; 1 x Buy One Get One Free Ticket Voucher; regular Friends' Newsletters.

Gold (£45) BIG PICTURE SHOW: THE BIG SCREEN CINEMA EXPERIENCE ON YOUR DOORSTEP. Big Picture Show screenings open up a world of experience for communities, transforming local venues into cinemas in which family, friends and neighbours come together to be entertained, to escape, to be inspired. To watch great films in very special locations. Films include family favourites, Hollywood blockbusters, timeless classics, musicals, and thanks to the support of the British Film Institute, a range of exciting new independent British and international films, wonderful archive rarities and fabulous lesser-known gems. If you haven't been to one of our screenings before please give us a try. Say goodbye to the world for a couple of hours, and hello to something magical and amazing. Visit to find out what's showing in your area. Films are added all the time to our screening list so join our e-news online to keep updated.

Thank-you on our website and in our e-newsletters; 2 x Buy One Get One Free Ticket Vouchers; regular Friends' Newsletters; advance season mailings; invitations to Showcase Events; membership of our 'Go And See' (GAS) talent scouting scheme.

Platinum (£75) Thank-you on our website and in our e-newsletters; 3 x Buy One Get One Free Ticket Vouchers; regular Friends' Newsletters; advance season mailings; invitations to Showcase Events; membership of our 'Go And See' (GAS) talent scouting scheme; a free gift; Curated Programming; other occasional special events, invites and benefits. All prices inclusive of VAT. For more information or to become a Friend: join online at or choose a membership option above, complete the form below and return to us with a cheque for the correct amount made payable to Live & Local Ltd. You will then receive a welcome pack in the post.

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Live & Local Warwickshire: Autumn/Winter 2018 What's On Brochure  

Rural & community touring shows on your doorstep this Autumn. 'RURAL TOURING IS WHERE THE LIVELIEST GIGS HAPPEN, WHERE THE WARMEST FRIENDSH...

Live & Local Warwickshire: Autumn/Winter 2018 What's On Brochure  

Rural & community touring shows on your doorstep this Autumn. 'RURAL TOURING IS WHERE THE LIVELIEST GIGS HAPPEN, WHERE THE WARMEST FRIENDSH...