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Dylan Fowler, Nia Lynn and Oli Wilson-Dickson from ALAW
22 Dec 2020
Oli Wilson-Dickson, Dylan Fowler and Nia Lynn make up the band ALAW - who were described as a “Welsh supergroup” by Songlines magazine. Arts Alive have booked the trio in for four shows across Shropshire and Herefordshire in January and February. ALAW have a shared passion for the traditional music of Wales and in 2019 they won a Wales Folk Award after be nominated in 3 categories. Their...
Wendy Weatherby
30 Nov 2020
Arts Alive are bringing together a host of talented performers for a Winter Festival of Stories and Songs on January 22 and 23 2021 at SpArC in Bishops Castle. The event will feature artists from across the UK and Ireland in a Covid safe format, so that audiences across the region can finally enjoy a live performance again. Cerin Mills, Live Events Programmer at Arts Alive, said, “Throughout 2020...
Identical twin brothers Victor and Albert
28 Oct 2020
Identical twins, Victor and Albert, will be creating a virtual village hall variety show – live from Albert’s living room! Victor and Albert’s comical show is being performed on the 7th November as part of the [email protected] initiative, which brings live performances to living rooms across Shropshire, Herefordshire and surrounding areas. The twins promise a joyous evening of unique, bespoke...
Julie Hesmondhalgh and Connie Hyde in The Importance of Being Honest
08 Oct 2020
A series of new events have been added to the [email protected] initiative. With coronavirus restrictions thwarting plans for the Arts Alive autumn line-up of live events across Shropshire and Herefordshire, the ‘@home’ initiative has been extended, which delivers cultural performances straight to audiences online at home. The next installment follows the world premiere of five brand new micro plays...
Rural touring groups hope to inspire new work
15 Sep 2020
Two local rural touring initiatives are collaborating to create an event for local artists. Creatives from the Marches region are invited to join the Rural Arts Salon this Thursday 17th September. Arts Alive are co-hosting the virtual arts meeting with rural theatre, Pentabus, to bring together arts professionals to discuss ‘Navigating Change & Going Live.’ The organisers said, “Artists...
Image taken of 'East of the Sun, West of the Moon'
17 Aug 2020
The commitment from Arts Alive to keep the arts available in rural communities continues with their latest project, which will deliver a unique performance from the back of a lorry. With many of their usual venues still unable to hold performances, Arts Alive has commissioned The Fetch Theatre Company to bring their show ‘East of the Sun, West of the Moon’ to outdoor spaces in Shropshire and...
Performances in rural areas across Shropshire are facilitated by Arts Alive
27 Jul 2020
There are just two more weeks left to apply to join the Arts Alive board of trustees. They are looking for additional members who can bring new skills, dynamism and energy to the work they do in rural communities. Arts Alive are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation with a mission to enrich rural areas with access to high quality film and live events in their local venues. In an era without C-19...
Little Red Riding Hood photo by Drew Forsyth
20 Jul 2020
The Arts Alive ‘at home’ initiative has delivered theatre, dance and music straight in to our homes since performance spaces closed earlier this year. Their next installment seeks to introduce children to the magic of ballet, with Northern Ballet’s sweet retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. Organisers believe it will provide a cultural afternoon activity for children during the summer holidays....
Florence, by Louise Jordan. Photo credit: Richard Budd Photography
30 Jun 2020
2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the world’s best-known nurse, Florence Nightingale. Songwriter and performer, Louise Jordan, has produced a one-woman show which shines a light on Florence Nightingale’s pioneering work as a statistician and reformer. Arts Alive are sharing a recording of an extract from the show, as part of their ‘at home’ programme of events during lockdown. They...
Scottish Ballet performing The Fairy's Kiss
12 Jun 2020
The next instalment of the [email protected] initiative is set to deliver a stunning one-act Sir Kenneth MacMillan ballet, The Fairy’s Kiss, performed by Scottish Ballet. Bethany Kingsley-Garner stars in one of the lead roles of this production and will join viewers for a post show chat after the performance. Arts Alive are continuing to provide cultural experiences to communities in Shropshire and...
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