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Dan Haynes
05 May 2022
A touring acoustic show comes to Wem Town Hall this May An international touring show that transports audiences through the ages, to shows from the greatest songwriters of all time, is coming to Wem Town Hall this May. Dan Haynes’ Songwriters show has been booked by Arts Alive for 20th May, having been postponed from earlier this year. The greatest songwriters of all time will be celebrated with...
New Art Club’s Tom Roden and Pete Shenton
14 Apr 2022
A touring dance and physical comedy duo are bringing their latest show to South Shropshire’s SpArC Theatre this May. The show has been booked by Arts Alive, following two previous postponements due to Covid. The joyful dance theatre comedy show from New Art Club explores the forces that masquerade as love. In part inspired by the myth of Cupid and Psyche, the performance sees dance, physical...
Flicks in the Sticks event
11 Mar 2022
Flicks in the Sticks, part of the charitable incorporated organisation Arts Alive, is offering over 20 local venues the opportunity to donate their ticket sales to Ukraine or refugee charities in neighbouring countries. Flicks provides film equipment and film rights to their local promoters so they can screen films in rural communities. Ian Kerry, Executive Director at Arts Alive, said, “Our...
Bumper Blyton cast
18 Feb 2022
Arts Alive have secured the touring ‘Bumper Blyton’ show for South Shropshire’s Chapel Lawn Village Hall. The Enid Blyton parody show for grown-ups is an improvised spoof, chock full of innuendos and puns in the style of the nation’s favourite author. ‘Bumper Blyton: The Improvised Adventure’ is performed by an award-winning cast of some of the UK’s most experienced improvisers, who have...
Rob Gee
17 Feb 2022
Arts Alive have booked an internationally acclaimed show for Wem Town Hall. ‘Forget Me Not - The Alzheimer's Whodunnit’ is a unique one-man murder mystery. Rob Gee has drawn on his experience from spending three months on a ‘challenging behaviour’ ward for people with late-stage dementia, as a student nurse in the mid-1990s. In this ‘fiercely funny, heart breaking and very much a must-see’ show (...
The Element in the Room
26 Jan 2022
Wem Town Hall have two upcoming shows facilitated by Arts Alive. A musical comedy exploring the life of Marie Curie will entertain a family audience on February 12 and the greatest songwriters of all time will be celebrated at a live acoustic concert on February 18. The Tangram Theatre Company are bringing their show ‘The Element in the Room: A Radioactive Musical Comedy about the Death and Life...
Suki SilverTongue
07 Jan 2022
Suki SilverTongue is set to perform ‘Bedtime Stories for Grown-Ups’ at The Stiperstones Inn on January 30. Arts Alive, who facilitate live performances across Shropshire and Herefordshire, have booked Suki to deliver her hilarious storytelling for adult audiences. Describing her work as lusciously lyrical and sublimely subversive, Suki SilverTongue straddles the worlds of poetry and storytelling...
The 5-piece London Klezmer band – Oysland
25 Nov 2021
Oysland have been booked by Arts Alive to perform at the Silvester Horne Institute in Church Stretton on Friday, December 10. The 5-piece London Klezmer band embodies a new generation of Jewish roots music.  Klezmer is an instrumental musical tradition that includes dance tunes, ritual melodies, and virtuosic improvisations. The band is a firm feature on the London Klezmer scene, playing...
ALAW
18 Nov 2021
Three of Britain’s greatest folk musicians are to play a rare pair of intimate concerts in Shropshire next month.  Dylan Fowler, Oli Wilson-Dickson and Nia Lynn are, together, Alaw - feted as one of the new supergroups of modern folk music. They will appear at Bitterly Village Hall on December 3 and Wem Town Hall on December 5. Both promise to be sell-outs as Alaw mix old favourites with material...
Postal worker on bike
30 Sep 2021
A new theatre performance is preparing to tour Shropshire, Herefordshire, and Birmingham. Arts Alive have joined forces with MediaActive Projects to facilitate the show, which uses words, images and music designed specifically to connect with an older audience. ‘On Your Doorstep’ tells the story of a retired postal worker whose wife has recently passed. He finds a bag of undelivered letters,...
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