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‘TOP QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT… A GOOD NIGHT OUT… THE BEST EVENTS COMING TO A SPACE NEAR YOU.’ 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. 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.



COMMUNITY Kenilworth

SHOW / PERFORMER Fiesta Outdoor Arts Festival


SHOW / PERFORMER Cat Weatherill & Naomi Paul Harvest My Darling Clementine Tell Me On A Sunday workshop Tell Me On A Sunday show Kate Bramley & The Mile Roses

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SHOW / PERFORMER Travelling By Tuba Jack and the Beans Talk Stinxville Dreaming the Night Field

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SHOW / PERFORMER Jez Lowe's Yule Do Jez Lowe's Yule Do The Princess and the Goblin The Elves and the Carpenter The Elves and the Carpenter The Elves and the Carpenter Zoe Gilby Quartet Where's My Igloo Gone?

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SHOW / PERFORMER Alaw Alaw The Element in the Room... Mister Keith

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OCTOBER DATE Sun 01 Fri 06 Fri 13 Sat 14 Sun 15 Sun 15

COMMUNITY Feckenham Hurley Fillongley Kenilworth Kenilworth Desford

NOVEMBER DATE Fri 10 Sun 12 Fri 24 Sat 25

COMMUNITY Barnacle Bubbenhall Lighthorne Whatcote

DECEMBER DATE Fri 01 Sat 09 Sun 10 Tue 12 Thu 14 Fri 15 Fri 15 Sun 17

COMMUNITY Shilton Fillongley Feckenham Pershore Newton Atherstone Pailton Kineton

JANUARY 2018 DATE Thu 25 Fri 26 Fri 26 Fri 26

COMMUNITY Bulkington Desford Newton Church Lench

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.

Live & Local Ltd., Pageant House, 2 Jury Street, Warwick CV34 4EW 01926 402 173 / 01


KENILWORTH ARTS FESTIVAL 2017 FIESTA Live music and theatre, interactive activities, engaging art installations, delicious food and drink... there's a huge range of things to do, see and hear as part of the Kenilworth Arts Festival's Fiesta – a free, all-ages, open-air event set in the beautiful historical landscape of Abbey Fields in the heart of Kenilworth. For the first time Live & Local curates the live theatre area, packed with entertaining, high-energy, family-friendly shows by new and emerging outdoor artists, and headlined by the Marie Celestial, a vintage, mechanical, 'living' spaceship stuffed full of cosmic curiosities and space critters. Departed from an unknown origin in outer space, and crash-landed on earth, the Marie Celestial has seen untold wonders and unimaginable danger. Mysteriously abandoned (and lonely), the ship roams on gigantic bird legs – accompanied by a robotic stegosaurus – in search of a new family of passengers. Inspired by Jules Verne, and incorporating live aerial circus, acrobatics, dance, theatre and music, this is a truly inclusive, exciting, and creative experience for children and adults alike. Ages: all Part of the Live & Local Outdoor Arts programme (inspirational performances without walls). Produced in association with the Live & Local DART scheme (developing artists for rural touring).



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 compelling and colourful Yorkshire farming saga, this darkly entertaining comedy tells the story of one family's tireless fight for survival in a changing agricultural landscape, over two world wars, generations of births, deaths and marriages, and a lifetime of farming.

‘A magical performer… a masterclass in enchantment… vivid storyteller's gifts.’ The Times (on Cat Weatherill)

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

Sun 17 Sep 11am – 6pm

Sun 01 Oct 7.30pm

Abbey Fields, Kenilworth CV8 1LS

Feckenham Village Hall B96 6HN

Free. No ticket required.

0333 666 3366

From Richard Bean, writer of the international hit One Man, Two Guvnors, this is a great play, vividly told and laced with humour.

‘Top notch.’ The Guardian

‘Smart performances... sophisticated design... extraordinary score.’ The Stage Ages: 14+ New Perspectives Theatre is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Fri 06 Oct 7.30pm Hurley Village Hall CV9 2JD 01827 875 352





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 Cater/Johnny Cash and George Jones/Tammy Wynette.

We know you have a story in you. Unleash it. Conjure a memory, recent or ancient, good or bad. Tell it to yourself, hone it, cut it, embellish it. Get on stage and tell it.

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.’ Graham Norton, BBC Radio 2 ★★★★★ Maverick Magazine ★★★★ The Sun ★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★ Daily Express

When ordinary people stand up and tell true tales about their lives, the honesty, humour, warmth, vulnerability and sadness in those stories makes a human connection unlike any other art form. Tell Me On A Sunday champions the craft of this true-life storytelling, drawing people together through the telling of tales. Cat Weatherill, 'one of our great storytellers' (Michael Morpurgo, War Horse author), leads a fun and unpretentious personal storytelling workshop for anyone tempted by the idea of telling a true-tale but who does not know where to begin, looking at how to find your story, shape it, and present it. Cat then curates an amazing evening which sees a special guest teller and workshop participants share their brilliant true-tales – weird, wonderful, poignant, inspiring – straight from the heart, live on stage. A truly empowering experience. Workshop places £20; performance is Pay What You Can.

Ages: 12+ Ages: 15+ Fri 13 Oct 7.30pm Fillongley Village Hall CV7 8EQ

Sat 14 Oct 10am – 4pm: Workshop

01676 540 072

Sun 15 Oct 6pm: Performance Kenilworth Books CV8 1JB Reservations/further information:






A fantastic collaboration of three respected solo singer-songwriters: 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.

This multi-instrument extravaganza by one of the UK's most successful classical music duos mixes wonderful musicianship, sheer silliness and cheeky audience rapport in a set packed full of quirky musical gems ranging from classical to jazz. Exhilarating and utterly irresistible.

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.

‘Impressive.’ Daily Telegraph

‘The sweetest voice in England... so gifted and full of song.’

‘Experts who really get their enjoyment of music across.’ The Times

Nanci Griffith (on Edwina Hayes)

‘Something special.’ Ages: 10+ Sun 15 Oct 7.30pm

Classical Music Magazine

A lovely retelling of the classic English fairy tale – of a cow to sell, a helpful stranger, magic beans, ginormous beanstalk, child-eating giant, beautiful princess, adventure, gold, and happily ever after – by one of England's leading puppet companies. With a show so full of beans, this must surely be the best children's show in town. Ages: 3-7 Part of the Live & Local Launchpad CYP programme (firing the imagination of children and young people).

Sun 12 Nov 3pm Bubbenhall Village Hall CV8 3BD 02476 305 931

Ages: 6+

Desford Village Hall LE9 9GN 01455 823 537

Fri 10 Nov 7.30pm Barnacle Village Hall CV7 9LD 02476 619 126



Live & Local is supported by:

Hurley • Atherstone

Nether Whitacre •

Ansley •

•NUNEATON Bedworth •Bulkington Barnacle • • Shilton

Fillongley • Maxstoke •

• Meriden

•Monks Kirby Pailton •

• COVENTRY Stretton under Fosse

Newton• • Stretton on Dunsmore


Bubbenhall • • Dunchurch Bourton-on-Dunsmore • • Birdingbury •Willoughby Eathorpe• • Lowsonford Marton • Henley-in-Arden Shrewley• • Hatton Park • Long Itchington Claverdon • WARWICK ROYAL LEAMINGTON SPA



• •

• Sherbourne • Feckenham


• Rous Lench

Church Lench • Bishampton





•Lighthorne • Kineton

• Preston on Stour

•Pershore • •Evesham Bretforton

Whatcote • Shipston-on-Stour Stretton-on-Fosse •

•Little Wolford





This wonderfully enjoyable family-friendly antidote to Christmas pantos mixes energetic and irreverent storytelling with an offbeat quirkiness and uproarious live music, telling of the 'Stinxvillains' quest through their beloved Wicked City, for cake.

By turns thrilling, funny, powerful and poetic, this mingling of epic bilingual storytelling and exquisitely haunting folk music casts a potent spell. Vividly evoking the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogion – a treasured medieval Welsh mythology which also inspired Alan Garner's modern classic The Owl Service – this is an electrifying show. Splendid entertainment.

Divinely silly clowning, ramshackle music hall varieties, steampunkery, jokes, circus jazz, gypsy tango and mariachi music, the catchiest of songs, Can-Can dancing, slow-motion Kung-Fu fights, fun-filled capers, thrills and spills, riotous rebellion. Check, check, check – all are excellently here, present and correct. Fabulous steampunk fun for all.

‘Mesmerising.’ Sunday Times

‘A magical experience.’ Ages: 10+

The Independent

Fri 24 Nov 8pm

Ages: 12+

Lighthorne Village Hall CV35 0AR 01926 651 454

Sat 25 Nov 7.30pm Whatcote Community Centre CV36 5EE 01295 680 689



JEZ LOWE & THE BAD PENNIES YULE DO A rousing festive show from Geordieland with BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 doublenominee Jez Lowe and his terrific band. A real winterwarmer of a folk/music-hall revue, packed with great songs, rousing tunes, excellent musicianship, entertaining chat and seasonal scroogelike tomfoolery.

‘One of the hottest acts around.’ Daily Telegraph Ages: 10+ Fri 01 Dec 7.30pm St Andrews Church, Shilton CV7 9HX 02476 612 173 Sat 09 Dec 7.30pm

NORTHUMBERLAND THEATRE COMPANY THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN A fast and funny pocket-sized family theatre show beautifully retelling George MacDonald's magical children's book, one of the most unusual and haunting fairy tales ever written. The young Princess Irene lives in a castle; beneath it, evil goblins tunnel to kidnap her for their hideous goblin prince. Overcoming her childhood fears Irene must fight the goblins to save her father's kingdom. With brilliant humour, fabulous choreography and lovely singing, this is an infectiously fun show for all ages, of growing up, making friends and the importance of family.

‘Their ability to weave storytelling magic is second to none.’

BADAPPLE THEATRE THE ELVES AND THE CARPENTER Who will help Santa as crisis hits Christmas toy making time? Not the Elves, they've not been seen since last year when they packed their cases and headed off. A whirlwind journey ensues as Mrs. Claus tries to wrestle victory from defeat. A feel-good comedy alternative to a classic panto, making good use of the magic of puppetry, physical theatre and the songs of BBC Folk Awards 2015 nominee Jez Lowe to delight family audiences.

ZOE GILBY QUARTET IN CONCERT This nationally-renowned, immensely talented and spirited jazz vocalist is joined by her commanding band for an adventurous blend of new music, familiar classics and contemporary covers. An evening of sheer enjoyment.

‘Excellent.’ Courtney Pine, BBC Radio 2

‘Sparkling… an exuberant singer whose lively personality comes across on every song.’

Ages: 5+

Jazz UK

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

Ages: 12+ Fri 15 Dec 7.30pm

Tue 12 Dec 1pm

Pailton Village Hall CV23 0QE

Fillongley Village Hall CV7 8EQ

The Guardian

Number 8 Arts Centre, Pershore WR10 1BG

01676 540 072

Ages: 5+

01386 555 488

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

Thu 14 Dec 7pm

01788 832 959

Newton Village Hall CV23 0DU 01788 860 281


Sun 10 Dec 7pm

Fri 15 Dec 7pm

Feckenham Village Hall B96 6HN

Owen Street Arts Centre, Atherstone CV9 1DG

0333 666 3366

01827 713 634 14

THE BONE ENSEMBLE WHERE'S MY IGLOO GONE? A beautiful, fun and interactive musical-storytelling family show of an ordinary girl's extraordinary quest to save her igloo home, journeying through a dazzling, icy world of husky dogs, starry nights and snowstorms. And the kind of cold that makes your skin tingle. Grounded in science, powered by the imagination, and staged in the round so everyone can see and take part, this dazzling Arctic adventure engages audiences with climate change in a positive, refreshing new way. Truly magical. Children's theatre at its best.

‘I loved the music and that we got to join in.’ Mariam (age 9) Ages: 5+ Accessible to deaf and nonEnglish speaking audiences. Part of the Live & Local Launchpad CYP programme (firing the imagination of children and young people).

Sun 17 Dec 7pm Kineton Sports & Social Club CV35 0DT 01926 641 024 15

ALAW IN CONCERT 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.

‘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



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.

A splendid evening of gently quirky, expertly crafted songs – think Ray Davies, Squeeze – stories and humour by the self-professed originator of 'Victorian Pop'. With song styles varying from jaunty showground to slow lament, all carried forward by lilting melodies and warm, quintessentially English vocals, the bowler-hatted Mister Keith and his small 'orchestra' of multi-instrumentalists invoke memories of times gone by. An intimate little gem*.


‘Utterly accessible and engaging on multiple levels.’


The Times

BBC Radio Manchester

Ages: 9+

Ages: 6+

Thu 25 Jan 2018 7.30pm

Fri 26 Jan 2018 7.30pm

Bulkington Community Centre CV12 9JB

Newton Village Hall CV23 0DU

* including specially blended tea drinking and interval Victorian table games.

02476 494 094

01788 860 281

Ages: 7+

Fri 26 Jan 2018 7.30pm Desford Village Hall LE9 9GN

Fri 26 Jan 2018 7.30pm Church Lench Village Hall WR11 4UE 01386 870 794

01455 823 537 16

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 range from family favourites and Hollywood blockbusters, through timeless classics and new independents, to musicals and sing-alongs.

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.

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The Live & Local Rural & Community Touring Network Warwickshire helps voluntary promoter groups bring rural communities together to enjoy hi...

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The Live & Local Rural & Community Touring Network Warwickshire helps voluntary promoter groups bring rural communities together to enjoy hi...