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‘TOP QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT… A GOOD NIGHT OUT… THE BEST EVENTS COMING TO A SPACE NEAR YOU.’ THE GUARDIAN Hello. The Lincolnshire Rural & Community Touring Network helps voluntary promoter groups bring rural communities together to enjoy high-quality, entertaining and affordable professional live theatre, music, dance and family shows at a wide range of community venues, from village halls, to churches, to schools. Tickets are sold locally. For show information, ticket prices and to book, please call the local promoter directly on the telephone number below each show listing. 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: 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.

LINCOLNSHIRE RURAL & COMMUNITY TOURING E-NEWS: FIND OUT MORE, SIGN-UP TODAY at Lincolnshire Rural & Community Touring Network is co-ordinated by Live & Local Ltd., is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and Lincolnshire local authorities, and is made possible by the support of local voluntary promoter groups.

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JANUARY DATE Thu 18 Fri 19 Fri 19 Sat 20 Fri 26 Fri 26 Sat 27 Sat 27 Sun 28 Sun 28

COMMUNITY Great Carlton Harmston Langrick South Wheatley Billinghay Skegness Alford North Thoresby Caistor Dunston

SHOW / PERFORMER Roberts & Lakeman Roberts & Lakeman Bowjangles Bowjangles Mummy Monster Bowjangles The Element in the Room... Alaw The Element in the Room... Alaw

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FEBRUARY DATE Thu 01 Fri 02 Fri 02 Sat 03 Sat 03 Sun 04 Wed 07

COMMUNITY Morton North Hykeham South Clifton Market Rasen Swayfield Heydour Tealby

Sat 10 Thu 15 Fri 16 Sat 17 Tue 20 Wed 21 Fri 23 Sat 24 Sun 25

Minting Wymondham Toynton Frampton Cottesmore Wickenby Ingham Ropsley Winthorpe

SHOW / PERFORMER Roberts & Lakeman The Froe Roberts & Lakeman Mirror Mirror Little Red Robin Hood Noble Jacks The Thing That Came From Over There! The FB Pocket Orchestra The Schmoozenbergs The Schmoozenbergs Mumbo-Jumbo Quilter and the Ghost Quilter and the Ghost Alma My Darling Clementine Old Hat Jazz Band

COMMUNITY Ketton Hemingby South Scarle Crowland Coddington Great Carlton Nettleton Skegness Long Sutton West Deeping Caistor

SHOW / PERFORMER PAGE Son Yambu 12 Wind in the Willows: A Folk Opera 15 Cat Weatherill & Naomi Paul 15 Son Yambu 12 Mumbo-Jumbo 10 Here I Belong 16 Ninebarrow 16 Kate Dimbleby 17 Cat Weatherill & Naomi Paul 15 We Are The Lions, Mr Manager 17 The Window 18

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MARCH DATE Fri 02 Sat 03 Sat 03 Sun 04 Thu 08 Wed 14 Fri 16 Fri 16 Sat 17 Sat 24 Wed 28


APRIL DATE Fri 06 Sat 07 Sat 07 Sun 08 Fri 13 Sun 15 Sun 15 Fri 20 Sat 21 Sun 22 Thu 26 Fri 27 Sun 29

COMMUNITY Welton le Wold Coddington North Hykeham Crowland Westborough Alford Wickenby Caistor Great Carlton Langrick Ropsley North Muskham Heydour

SHOW / PERFORMER PAGE James Hickman & Dan Cassidy 18 James Hickman & Dan Cassidy 18 Reynard The Fox 19 James Hickman & Dan Cassidy 18 Wind in the Willows: A Folk Opera 15 The Wind in the Willows 19 Wind in the Willows: A Folk Opera 15 Oh La La! 20 The Sagas of Noggin the Nog 20 The Little Love Cabaret 21 Ensonglopedia of Science 21 Sheesham and Lotus & 'Son 22 The Oxford Concert Party 22

MAY DATE Fri 04 Fri 11 Thu 17 Fri 18 Fri 18 Sat 19 Sat 19 Sat 19 Sun 20 Sun 20 Sun 20 Sun 20 Fri 25 Sun 27

COMMUNITY North Thoresby Wickenby Fulstow Alford Swayfield Ashby de la Launde Coddington Hemingby Braceborough Harmston South Clifton Tealby Long Sutton Wainfleet

SHOW / PERFORMER Sheesham and Lotus & 'Son Kit Holmes with Al Greenwood The Ministry of Biscuits The Ministry of Biscuits Old Hat Jazz Band The Little Love Cabaret Reynard The Fox Nordic Fiddlers Bloc The Mile Roses Old Hat Jazz Band The Little Love Cabaret Cape Wrath Shortt & Smart Shortt & Smart

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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. Ages: 7+

BOWJANGLES EXCALIBOW This hyperactive all-singing, all-strumming, all-dancing, all-comedy-cabaret-varietytheatrical string quartet explores the mystical, mythical world of fairy-tales, folklore and legends. Superb classical musicians with a remarkable gift for groan-worthy laughs and physical comedy, here they swashbuckle their way through musical sketches of monsters, ancient gods, historical figures and fantasy characters, all whilst playing strings flawlessly. Truly original entertainment and a joy to watch. Ages: 7+ Fri 19 Jan 7.30pm

Thu 18 Jan 7.30pm

Langrick Village Hall PE22 7AN

Great Carlton Village Hall LN11 8JU

07794 507 773

01507 450 202

Sat 20 Jan 7.30pm

Fri 19 Jan 7.45pm

North & South Wheatley Village Hall, South Wheatley DN22 9DL

Harmston Memorial Hall LN5 9SN

01427 880 758

01522 722 462

Fri 26 Jan 7.30pm

Thu 01 Feb 7.30pm Morton C of E School PE10 0NN

Skegness Grammar School PE25 2QS

01778 570 370

01754 881 176

Fri 02 Feb 8pm South Clifton Coronation Hall NG23 7BG 03

01777 228 304


LIZ HART MUMMY MONSTER Frank, funny and ferocious, this intimate one-woman theatre show shares the pressures and high anxieties of parenting small children, and the 'bad stuff' that tips parents over the edge. Full of truth, charm, wonder and invention, acted with great finesse, and laced with joyous laughter, beautiful imagery, striking physicality and superb original music, this is an engrossing and accessible drama. Ages: 13+

TANGRAM THEATRE THE ELEMENT IN THE ROOM... A clever, heartfelt and highspirited science-theatre show about pioneering, Nobel prizewinning scientist Marie Curie, from the awardwinning John Hinton (not actually a scientist). Replete with big theories, exhilarating experiments, terrible puns, and seriously silly songs, this astonishing show radiates oddball charm and infectious glee. ★★★★

‘Utterly accessible and engaging.’ The Times

Fri 26 Jan 7.30pm Billinghay Community Rooms LN4 4HZ

Ages: 9+

01526 861 165

Sat 27 Jan 8pm


Great music by a very special acoustic trio that celebrates the Welsh folk tradition; a joyful brew of breath-taking airs, eminently danceable Celtic jigs and delightful traditional song.

With sweet vocals soaring over shimmering strings, this dauntingly good quartet weaves together folk roots and classical influences to realise music that is as imaginative as it is beautiful. Drawing together musicians from Ashley Hutching's Rainbow Chasers and The Old Dance School to spine-tingling effect, and with a diverse set of old songs and originals, this is an intimate and mesmerising evening of folk music.

‘Quietly reflective gems… uptempo dance pieces.’ Sunday Times

‘Named after the Welsh name for melody, this band of acoustic wizards produce one heck of a rollicking blast of foot stomping Celtic glory… an intoxicating blend of beautiful music that does wonders for the wider appreciation of traditional Welsh music.’ Acoustic Magazine

‘Beautiful, inventive… a fantastic new ensemble.’ Jon Boden (Bellowhead)

‘Mesmeric.’ BBC Music (on Ruth Angell)

‘Superb.’ fRoots Magazine (on Charlie Heys)

Ages: 7+ Ages: 7+

Alford Corn Exchange LN13 9EB 01507 463 666 Sun 28 Jan 7.30pm Caistor Town Hall LN7 6QU 01472 851 075



Sat 27 Jan 7.30pm North Thoresby Village Hall DN36 5QL 01472 840 068 / 841 080 Sun 28 Jan 7.30pm Dunston Village Hall LN4 2ET 01526 322 786

Fri 02 Feb 7.30pm Terry O'Toole Theatre, North Hykeham LN6 9AX 01522 883 311 Fri 01 Jun 7.30pm Toynton Village Hall PE23 5AJ 01790 754 020





A special company with a stellar reputation for touring deaf inclusive work for small children, Red Earth here brings real joie de vivre to a gloriously mischievous new version of the age-old tale of Snow White. Played with enormous energy, great good humour and loads of visual flair, and with the clever use of inventive props, puppets, costumes and choreography, this delightful show sparks the imagination of adults and children alike.

'What big eyes you have… sheriff… sorry …grandma.'

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.

‘Stunning… this unique take on a classic will keep children compelled.’ The Stage Ages: 5+ British Sign Language (BSL) integrated. Captioned performance (CAP). Part of the Live & Local Launchpad CYP programme (firing the imagination of children and young people). Red Earth Theatre is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

With great charm, enormous wit and a good deal of slapstick glove puppet inventiveness, two familiar tales are interwoven in a fast and funny show for family audiences. A brave Robin Hood goes on a quest to find the missing Little Red Riding Hood, helped by a kind bunny rabbit and hindered by a whacky old wolf who looks more than a little like the Sheriff of Nottingham. Truly funny and captivating, Little Red Robin Hood is rather marvellous.

‘I loved the play. I want to be the wolf because I am always very, very hungry.’ Tom (6) Ages: 3-8 Part of the Live & Local Launchpad CYP programme (firing the imagination of children and young people).

Sat 03 Feb 2pm Sat 03 Feb 6pm Market Rasen Festival Hall LN8 3HT 01673 842 479


Swayfield Village Hall NG33 4LQ 01476 550 539

‘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 and Sons.’ Brighton Argus Ages: 7+

GONZO MOOSE THE THING THAT CAME FROM OVER THERE! This critically acclaimed comedy-theatre trio delivers a crazy, enormously inventive and devilishly funny 1950's horror movie spoof. As Scott and Amundsen begin their 1912 race to the South Pole, the hapless explorer Captain Reginald Cranston Scottt investigates a crashed meteor, unaware of the ancient evil that awaits him. A night of shocks, blood-curdling terror, hilariously gruesome deaths and glorious, unadulterated, spine tingling silliness. ★★★★

‘Outstanding.’ Chortle UK Comedy Guide

‘A show with a difference. An exuberant mash-up of improvisation, physical theatre, slapstick and satire.’ The Stage

Sun 04 Feb 7.30pm Heydour Parish Hall NG32 3NE

Ages: 8+

01529 455 501

Wed 07 Feb 7.30pm Tennyson d'Eyncourt Memorial Hall, Tealby LN8 3XU 01673 838 718


THE FB POCKET ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT A richly enjoyable night of hot jazz, blues, ragtime and popular dances that hint at jazz age 1920s and swing era 1930s; New Orleans, tea dances, Paris Cafés, and sophisticated, smoky nightclubs. Three superbly talented musicians splice quality crooning, a bewildering variety of instruments, a delightful period charm, and a flirtatious twinkle in the eye (on the more risqué material) into a laid-back acoustic treat.

‘Atmospheric, yet vibrant, this will make you wish you had been born some 100 years ago. The style, glamour and ‘fabulousness’ of this era is captured beautifully.’ Jazz FM

THE SCHMOOZENBERGS IN CONCERT This energetic and classy gypsy jazz and swing quartet conjures the heart-warming, hip-swinging sound of 1930s Paris. With loving tributes to the pioneers of the genre, the great gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and the French violin virtuoso Stéphane Grappelli, joyous treatments of Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and George Gershwin, and fine introductions to the roots and history of the style, this is a rollicking good night out to put a smile on everyone's faces. C'est magnifique!

ARLETTY THEATRE QUILTER AND THE GHOST MUMBO-JUMBO TROUBADOURS & RACONTEURS Elegant country blues and vibrant good-time roots music from these British Blues Award nominees. With powerful songs and punchy vocals, this is one phenomenal live band.

‘The musicianship is unsurpassable, the songwriting is excellent.’ Blues in Britain Magazine Ages: 6+

‘Little short of astounding.’ Fine Time Recorder

Sat 17 Feb 7.30pm

Ages: 7+

Frampton Village Hall PE20 1AR 01205 722 013

Thu 15 Feb 7.30pm Wymondham Village Hall LE14 2AB 01572 787 247

Thu 08 Mar 7.30pm Coddington Village Hall NG24 2PN 01636 701 013

Warm, nostalgic musicaltheatre of a reclusive hoarder and her strange but sweet ghost, who together in their ramshackle home collect real stories of strong and inspiring women lest they be lost to history. A glorious patchwork story-quilt forms the colourful backdrop to the play, each fragment of fabric a remembered life, some truly affecting and powerful. With lovely, emotive folk songs and well-crafted storytelling, this is an extraordinary, comic and compelling modern fairytale. Ages: 10+ Quilter and the Ghost is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Tue 20 Feb 7.30pm

Fri 16 Feb 7.30pm

Cottesmore Village Hall LE15 7DH

Sat 10 Feb 7.30pm

Toynton Village Hall PE23 5AJ

01572 812 350

Minting Village Hall LN9 5SB

01790 754 020

Wed 21 Feb 7.30pm

Ages: 10+

01507 578 755

Broadbent Theatre, Wickenby LN3 5AW 03004 000 101







Alma brings together the vibrant sound of two of the finest fiddlers on the English folk scene, the award winning John Dipper and Emily Askew, with the sensitive driving guitar of Adrian Lever. Exploring the rich diversity of the English, European and Asian fiddle traditions, this distinctive and magnificent instrumental virtuosity is a joy to listen to.

In this uplifting evening of pure country gold, husband-andwife team Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish revitalize the country duet – a heavenly set of original ballads that brilliantly evoke the spirit of June Cater/Johnny Cash and George Jones/Tammy Wynette.

A group of some of the finest young musical talents Britain has to offer, Old Hat Jazz Band brings huge amounts of style and panache to a treasure trove of quintessential 1920s and '30s jazz classics and 'irresistibly catchy ' (All About Jazz) original tunes. Old jazz remade with real verve.

All spicy rhythms, tight horns and vivacious stage presence, this intoxicating acoustic septet of new generation Cuban musicians feed the Latin soul with their red hot, truly sensational tropical Son. Straight from the streets of Santiago De Cuba, this is the irresistible, feel-good fusion of Spanish and African rhythms that gave rise to salsa – que suena la banda!

‘Ethereal and seductive... their repertoire continually springs surprises. The playing is spry, intelligent and joyous.’ Sunday Times

With spellbinding voices mixed with a 50's-60'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.’

‘A phenomenal sound.’ BBC Radio 3

‘Ridiculously happy making music.’ BBC Proms ★★★★


‘The UK's very own Buena Vista Social Club… absolutely tremendous… extraordinary music.’

‘Tunes full of life, energy and nuanced performance… hugely enjoyable.’

BBC Radio 3

‘These darlings are the real deal.’

All About Jazz

★★★★ Financial Times

The Sun

Ages: 7+

Ages: 5+


Sun 25 Feb 7.30pm Winthorpe Community Centre NG24 2NL

(Cuba/UK) International arts supported by Live & Local Friends.

Ingham & Cammeringham Village Hall, Ingham LN1 2XT

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

01522 731 816

The Guardian

‘John Dipper is one of England's most sophisticated fiddlers… always a delight!’ fRoots Magazine Ages: 10+ Fri 23 Feb 7.30pm

Graham Norton, BBC Radio 2 ★★★★

Ages: 10+

01636 650 422 Fri 18 May 7.30pm Swayfield Village Hall NG33 4LQ 01476 550 909


★★★★ Songlines Magazine ★★★★ Evening Standard

Fri 02 Mar 8pm Northwick Arms Hall, Ketton PE9 3TA 01780 720 521 Sun 04 Mar 7.30pm

Sat 24 Feb 7.30pm

Sun 20 May 7.45pm

Crowland Abbey PE6 0EN

Ropsley Village Hall NG33 4BN

Harmston Memorial Hall LN5 9SN

03336 663 366

01476 585 739

01522 722 462 12

Lincolnshire Rural & Community Touring is supported by:

• North & South Wheatley • Grasby

• Caistor • Nettleton • North Thoresby • Scotton • Fulstow • Morton


• Tealby


• Ludford

Market Rasen

Welton le Wold •

• Retford

• Rampton


• Ingham

• South Leverton

• Great Carlton Mablethorpe

• Sutton on Sea•

• Sturton by Stow • Wickenby


• Hemingby

• South Clifton

•• Alford

• Belchford

• Minting


• Horncastle •

• North Hykeham


• South Scarle

• Dunston

• Toynton All Saints

Woodhall Spa

• Harmston

• Winthorpe • Coddington

Skegness • • Mareham-Le-Fen

• North Muskham

Wainfleet •

Ashby de la Launde • Billinghay • • Digby • Leadenham

Friskney • Wrangle • • Langrick

• Westborough

• Ewerby

• Carlton Scroop

•Sleaford • Great Hale


Allington •


• Swineshead

• Heydour

• Frampton

• Ropsley

• • Morton

Bourne • Swayfield


•Holbeach •• Long Sutton

This map is for reference only. All show entries provide venue postcodes so you can locate them by GPS.

• Braceborough

Uffington •


•• Crowland •Market Deeping

• West Deeping



GREENMATTHEWS THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS: A FOLK OPERA Kenneth Grahame's well-loved and timeless tale is brought to vibrant life exclusively through song, with evocative new lyrics set to traditional English folk melodies. A show of real charm and wistful nostalgia, Chris Green, Sophie Matthews and special guests Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer, vividly chronicle the adventures of Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad across the river and in to the dark and dangerous Wild Wood. The perfect antidote to winter – summery, vivacious, sparkling and full of life.

‘Eclectic and enjoyable.’ English Folk Dance and Song Society Magazine (on GreenMatthews) Ages: 11+ Sat 03 Mar 7.30pm Hemingby Village Hall LN9 5QQ

CAT WEATHERILL & NAOMI PAUL TRUTH & TRUFFLES A fabulous two-header delivered by wonderfully gifted performers, the compelling and masterful storyteller Cat Weatherill and the satirical and hilarious deadpan comic Naomi Paul. Irresistibly blending humour and heart, this is a captivating and beautifully crafted show for adults, of stories, comedy songs and musings about being a grown up, and the little indulgencies that make life worth living (chocolate).

‘A magical performer… a masterclass in enchantment.’ The Times (on Cat Weatherill)

‘An articulate, dry sense of humour.’ Leicester Comedy Festival (on Naomi Paul) Ages: 14+

01507 578 695 Fri 13 Apr 7.30pm

Sat 03 Mar 7.30pm

Westborough Village Hall NG23 5HQ

South Scarle Community Centre NG23 7JH

01400 281 206

01636 892 003

Sun 15 Apr 7.30pm

Sat 17 Mar 7.30pm

Broadbent Theatre, Wickenby LN3 5AW

Market House, Long Sutton PE12 9DD

03004 000 101

01406 366 767


NINEBARROW IN CONCERT PENTABUS THEATRE HERE I BELONG A thoughtful, compelling and charming portrayal of 60 years of village life seen through the eyes of one village resident, from youth to the fight to stay in her home in old age. A thoroughly engaging performance by an absolutely fantastic 'new writing' company.

‘One of British theatre's unsung treasures… superb touring shows.’ The Guardian

‘A life-affirming piece of theatre that genuinely embraces the audience.’ The Guardian

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Horizon Award nominees 2017. This multi-award-winning Dorsetshire folk duo combines exquisite, pitch-perfect vocal harmonies, captivating musicality, charismatic stage patter and genuine charm to deliver beautifully crafted traditional and original songs steeped in the darker side of the English landscape, folklore and history. Amid ringing endorsements from luminaries like Seth Lakeman and Kate Rusby, Ninebarrow are a recognised force on the folk scene. The Everly Brothers of British folk. ★★★★★

‘Stunning.’ Maverick Magazine

Ages: 14+ ★★★★ Pentabus Theatre is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

‘Beautiful.’ The Telegraph Ages: 7+

Wed 14 Mar 7.30pm Great Carlton Village Hall LN11 8JU 01507 450 202

Fri 16 Mar 7.30pm Nettleton Village Hall LN7 6AA 01673 828 478



KATE DIMBLEBY SONGBIRDS A cabaret artist at the top of her game, Kate (daughter of broadcaster David) Dimbleby's acclaimed one-woman a cappella show is wonderful, her pure velvet voice and magnetic stage presence captivating the audience and guaranteeing a good time. ★★★★★

‘Riveting.’ Mail On Sunday

‘An extraordinary voice.’ The Telegraph

‘( A ) must-see show.’ Sunday Times Ages: 10+

TOWNSEND PRODUCTIONS WE ARE THE LIONS, MR MANAGER Outstanding theatre with a powerful punch – at once entertaining and thoughtful and intelligent – reliving the true story of a remarkable woman, Jayaben Desai, celebrated by BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour as amongst the women who have had the biggest impact on women's lives over the past 70 years. 40 years ago she led London's 'strikers in saris' in one of the UK's biggest strikes, challenging the way migrant women workers are treated. Mixing exceptional acting, engaging 1970s songs and music, puppetry, projection, dance and gentle audience participation, this new play brilliantly brings the characters and inspirational ideas to life.

Fri 16 Mar 7.30pm Skegness Grammar School PE25 2QS

★★★★★ The Observer ★★★★ The Times

01754 881 176 Ages: 11+

A compelling and beautifully constructed First World War drama, of a young Coventry soldier and his harrowing experiences of one of the British Army's most notoriously unsuccessful and bloody offensives. Inspired by his richly detailed family history, playwright Paul Nolan's vivid and deeply affecting true story of his great uncle, James O'Neil, resonates with pity and passion. A powerful and moving tribute to commemorate the centenary of the armistice of 1918.

JAMES HICKMAN & DAN CASSIDY IN CONCERT In much the same way as the brilliant BBC Transatlantic Sessions does, Britain's premiere Anglo-American folk-roots duo embraces the shared heritage of country and Celtic music, with James Hickman's emotive, soaring vocals, driving guitar and lively English wit set against Dan Cassidy's virtuosic fiddling, bone-dry irony and distinctive New World drawl. An evening of classy and exquisite musicianship. Ages: 10+ (UK/USA) International arts supported by Live & Local Friends.

Ages: 10+ Fri 06 Apr 7.30pm 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).

Sat 07 Apr 7.30pm

Wed 28 Mar 7.30pm

Coddington Village Hall NG24 2PN

Caistor Town Hall LN7 6QU

Sun 08 Apr 7.30pm

01472 851 075

St Martin's Church, Welton le Wold LN11 0QT 07768 076 950

01636 701 013

Crowland Abbey PE6 0EN 03336 663 366

Sat 24 Mar 7.30pm West Deeping Village Hall PE6 9HP 17

01778 380 197


SPILTMILK DANCE THE LITTLE LOVE CABARET Stupendously mad fun, three dancers – with the odd special guest adding pizzazz – romp through a quick-fire set of song, dance and comedy sketches inspired by real-life love stories gathered from contributors aged 2 – 92 across the UK. Clever, slick and hilarious, this all-singing, all-dancing cabaret extravaganza is a heartwarming love-letter to love; romantical, confessional, obsessional, fantastical. A night to remember.




A remarkably inventive, fun-filled one-man musicalcomedy-science family show from the top-drawer storyteller John Hinton (not actually a scientist). 26 silly science-songs to delight the inquisitive mind, one for every letter of the alphabet. Expect atoms, Big Bangs and cells. Expect X-rays, Y-chromosomes and zoology aplenty. Expect the unexpected. And expect it to rhyme. If you think that science is boring, think again: an absolute joy.

Using a host of vintage instruments, this show-stopping Canadian trio serves up riotous, high stepping, sepiatinted old-timey string-band music with roots in the vaudeville and juke joints of the American South. Oozing authenticity and dynamism this is hugely entertaining, and all in all a lovely, must-see treat. Truly they are the new kings of old-time.

Six lively, entertaining and mould-breaking musicians take 300 years of music from around the world (and from Baroque to tango) and infuse it with offbeat humour, passion and pathos. With its rich and vibrant sounds this is an unforgettable show.


‘Their moves are timed to perfection and it's fun.’

‘Here's a treasure... something close to brilliance... utterly accessible and engaging.’

The Stage

The Times

Sun 22 Apr 7.30pm

‘Science can rarely have been so fascinating and never so much fun.’

Langrick Village Hall PE22 7AN

The Stage

Ages: 12+

07794 507 773

Ages: 7+

01526 322 571

Part of the Live & Local Launchpad CYP programme (firing the imagination of children and young people).

Ages: 10+

The Telegraph

‘It's totally different, crazy and triumphant with a peculiar vitality.’ BBC Music

(Canada) International arts supported by Live & Local Friends.

Ages: 10+

Fri 27 Apr 7.30pm North Muskham Rural Community Centre NG23 6HD

Fri 04 May 7.30pm

Sun 29 Apr 7.30pm Heydour Parish Hall NG32 3NE 01529 455 501

North Thoresby Village Hall DN36 5QL 01472 840 068 / 841 080

Sun 20 May 7.45pm South Clifton Coronation Hall NG23 7BG

Thu 26 Apr 7.30pm

01777 228 304

01476 585 739


fRoots Magazine

07792 970 841

Sat 19 May 7.30pm Ashby de la Launde Village Hall LN4 3JQ

‘A wondrous set from old-time stylists… a lovely, inspiring and slightly manic treat.’

‘A decidedly unstuffy bunch of superb musicians… look out for them whenever your spirits need a lift.’

Ropsley Village Hall NG33 4BN




'Macy Gray meets Nick Drake' (The Observer). Much championed by guitarist John Etheridge, singersongwriter 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 (with a soul sensibility). Full of warmth and joie de vivre, and mixing dazzling songs with delightful instrumentals, this is an absolute delight.

London, 1948, and The Ministry of Biscuits casts its sinister shadow over every tea-time and elevenses in the land, prohibiting fancy biscuits everywhere and sparking confectionery rebellion. Drawing inspiration from 40's British Light Music, Orwell's dystopian classic 1984 and the great, quintessentially British, Ealing comedy capers, this satirical musical fantasy – co-written by Philip Reeve, the hugely popular, award-winning children's author of Mortal Engines, and featuring David Mounfield (Mel Giedroyc's costar on the BBC Radio 4 sketch show Rum Bunch) – is an absolutely ripping wheeze.

The Guardian ★★★★★

Three brilliant fiddle players bring the rich and distinctive folk traditions of their native Norway, Sweden and Shetland alive in a unique and invigorating collaboration. Interspersing outstanding musicianship with some first class craic, this is a shimmering display of endlessly varied, powerful and beautiful music. Pure fiddle doesn't get much better than this.

‘Gorgeous.’ The Scotsman

‘Haunting… brilliant… mesmerising.’

‘A tophole musical comedy... a highly entertaining, clever show, packed with neat one liners... a gem.’

‘One of the few female virtuoso acoustic guitarists.’

The Stage

Maverick Magazine

Ages: 7+

Fri 11 May 7.30pm

A fantastic collaboration of three respected solo singersongwriters: Kate Bramley (Jez Lowe & the Bad Pennies), Simon Haworth, and the honey-voiced Edwina Hayes, the latter numbering Michael Parkinson and Nanci Griffith among her fans. Performing contemporary British folk with a nod to Nashville, this is an evening of beautifully written songs, from toe tapping folk rockabilly to haunting ballads; of the road well-travelled, of heartache, and of single malts.


(Norway/Sweden/Shetland) International arts supported by Live & Local Friends.

Sat 19 May 7.30pm Hemingby Village Hall LN9 5QQ 01507 578 695

Ages: 10+


The Herald Ages: 7+


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


Daily Telegraph (on Kate Bramley)

‘The sweetest voice in England... so gifted and full of song.’ Nanci Griffith (on Edwina Hayes) Ages: 10+

Thu 17 May 7.30pm Fulstow Village Hall LN11 0XG

Sun 20 May 8pm

Broadbent Theatre, Wickenby LN3 5AW

01507 363 682

Braceborough Village Hall PE9 4NT

Fri 18 May 8pm

01778 560 417

03004 000 101

Alford Corn Exchange LN13 9EB 01507 463 666



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Annual Membership Options Silver (£20) THIRD ANGEL CAPE WRATH


An epic journey in a stationary minibus; a quietly charming, compellingly intimate, gently humourous, sometimes touchingly sad, solo storytelling show for 14 audience members at a time. Meditating on family history, acts of remembrance, and of the longest bus journey in Britain, to Cape Wrath, the most north-westerly point of Scotland, this is a totally involving little one-off immersive experience.

Two of the UK's most innovative and creative cellists join forces to present a remarkable double-bill of comedy and music. Cello/accordion duo Shirley Smart – one of the leading cello improvisers in the UK – and Karen Street take the listener on an 'immaculately played' (fRoots Magazine) journey through jazz, classical and world music. Kate Shortt – a 'Jewish Victoria Wood' (Brighton Magazine) – entertains and surprises with her abstract humour and off-beat musical-comedy songs.

‘Plenty of charm… heartfelt and significant.’ The Scotsman

‘Heavenly work.’ The Guardian

‘Consistently innovative and challenging…. extraordinary performances.’ The Times Ages: 12+ Sun 20 May 7pm Tennyson d'Eyncourt Memorial Hall, Tealby LN8 3XU 01673 838 718

‘Superb cello… exemplary.’ Songlines Magazine (on Shirley Smart)

‘Wacky ebullient cellist.’ The Stage (on Kate Shortt) Ages: 16+

Gold (£45) 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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Fri 25 May 7.30pm


Market House, Long Sutton PE12 9DD 01406 366 767


Sun 27 May 7.30pm


Coronation Hall, Wainfleet PE24 4DQ 01754 881 176


Thank-you on our website and in our e-newsletters; 1 x Buy One Get One Free Ticket Voucher; regular Friends' Newsletters.

Please return to Live & Local Ltd., Pageant House, 2 Jury Street, Warwick CV34 4EW 26


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