Arts Alive

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...
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...
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