Arts Alive

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,...
Krump performers
27 Sep 2021
Arts Alive have a jam-packed schedule of performances this October across Herefordshire and Shropshire. Through a partnership with the Rural Touring Dance Initiative, they have three diverse dance shows lined up for October. The award-winning Sonia Sabri Company will be performing ‘Same Same But Different’ at the Steiner Academy in Hereford on October 8. Three dancers will combine Kathak,...
Harp and a Monkey
09 Aug 2021
Arts Alive have two live performances this month from the award-winning modern folk music and storytelling outfit - Harp and a Monkey. The trio have previously caught the attention and support of the likes of Steve Lamacq, Mark Radcliffe, and Clare Balding on BBC Radio 2, and are now touring with their fourth album - The Victorians. On August 12 and 13 the band will be performing near Bridgenorth...
Box of Frogs
23 Jul 2021
Arts Alive are delivering a dose of laughter in Whitchurch on August 7. The rural touring scheme, which facilities cultural events across Shropshire and Herefordshire, has booked Birmingham’s premier improv group – Box of Frogs – to deliver their high-octane improvised comedy for two shows at Dodington Lodge. The comic group have no idea what will happen during the show, with the audience...
Ernie's Journey performers
20 Jul 2021
Arts Alive are delivering a quirky show for youngsters to keep boredom at bay during the holidays. They have booked Clementines Live Arts to perform Ernie’s Journey at the SpArC Theatre in Bishops Castle on Tuesday, July 27. Ernie's Journey is a magical circus theatre adventure for family audiences. The show combines story-telling, physical theatre, circus, illusion, puppetry and a live concert...
Poet Luke Wright
09 Jul 2021
Arts Alive have secured renowned poet Luke Wright to perform his brand-new show at Dodington Lodge in Whitchurch on July 15. His show, The Ballad Seller, will feature re-written Georgian street ballads for the modern era. The Inn Crowd commissioned the show, who Arts Alive have a thriving relationship with. The Inn Crowd work with some of the UK’s top spoken word and live literature performers to...
Preparations for Insect Safari
15 Jun 2021
Arts Alive, Shropshire and Herefordshire’s rural touring scheme, are celebrating a flourishing relationship with The Fetch Theatre Company having commissioned a raft of outdoor performances for 2021. The West Midlands theatre group have a passion for puppetry and whilst live performances have been unable to go ahead during lockdown, their Artistic Director, Andrew Purvin, devised a new puppet...
Wendy Weatherby
10 Jun 2021
Arts Alive are bringing together a host of talented performers for a Summer Festival of Stories and Songs on July 9 and 10 at the SpArC Theatre in Bishops Castle. The event, which was originally due to go ahead in January, will finally be able to take place so that audiences across the region can enjoy some live performances bursting with culture. Cerin Mills, Live Events Programmer at Arts Alive...
Improv group 'Box of Frogs'
19 May 2021
Arts Alive are delivering a night of laughter to South Shropshire on June 25. The rural touring scheme, which facilities cultural events across Shropshire and Herefordshire, has booked Birmingham’s premier improv group – Box of Frogs – to deliver their high-octane improvised comedy at Clungunford Parish Hall. The Frogs will be coming out of lockdown hibernation for the performance. This will be...
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...
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