Arts Alive

28 Sep 2022
Flicks in the Sticks has announced an exciting schedule of film showings in rural venues around Shropshire and Herefordshire. With over 263 films already booked for the autumn, the Flicks team have said that they are as committed as ever to continue to bring popular films to those in rural areas. In-demand film screenings include Belfast, Downton Abbey: A New Era, Elvis, Top Gun: Maverick and the...
Bowjangles
18 Aug 2022
Arts Alive have secured a brand-new show for Meole Brace Peace Memorial, which turns everything you know about string quartets on its head. Bowjangles is an irreverent, anarchic group of genre spanners, bringing music, theatre and comedy together in a way you have never seen before. This string quartet dance and move around the stage while playing their instruments, interweaving music, physical...
Miss Nobodies (c) Claire Griffiths
15 Aug 2022
Whitchurch Rugby Club are hosting a new play on Wednesday, September 28, facilitated by Arts Alive. Award winning writer, comedian and performer Ruth E. Cockburn has written ‘Miss Nobodies’ a new two hander play celebrating female working class voices over the last 100 years. Ruth asks, ‘What was it like to be a working-class woman in history and why is there so little literary evidence of it?’...
We Are Not Shellfish poster
08 Jun 2022
A heartfelt puppet show for families is being performed at the Ludlow Fringe Festival this July. Arts Alive have partnered with the festival to fund the performance from Sabotage Theatre Company. ‘We Are Not Shellfish’ combines a vibrant visual aesthetic with a provocative story of protest and rebellion. The story centres around Leah who finds a plastic bottle in the ocean with a phone number...
Ukraine Support Screening in Goodrich
25 May 2022
Flicks in the Sticks, part of the charity Arts Alive, has raised £11,644.57 at their Ukraine Support Screenings this year. 20 rural venues took part in the fundraising efforts, each donating their ticket sales to the cause. The funds have been donated to the DEC Ukraine Appeal. Flicks in the Sticks runs a network of local promoters who screen films in rural communities across Shropshire and...
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 (...
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