Arts Alive

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...
03 Jun 2020
On a trip to Kolkata, storyteller Emily Hennessey became intrigued by the origins of the Hindu goddess, Kali. Her show takes you on a white-knuckled tuc-tuc ride through sun-kissed palaces, fiend-infested forests and every cacophonous saffron-scented marketplace in between, with Sheema Mukherjee setting the scene with her some exquisite sitar playing. Kali is being presented as part of the...
Couple watching television
20 May 2020
Arts Alive have curated a programme of online performances for communities in Shropshire and Herefordshire. [email protected] will feature a mixture of pre-recorded shows and live streamed events, most of which are being held exclusively for Arts Alive. The rural touring scheme has had to cancel its normal programme of events, which includes Flicks in the Sticks, due to the Covid-19 pandemic....
Ian Kerry from Arts Alive and Beth Heath from Shropshire Festivals
18 Feb 2020
Shropshire Festivals have announced they are partnering with local initiative, Arts Alive. The rural touring scheme partners with local people to organise over 1000 high quality events each year in Shropshire and Herefordshire, including live music, theatre, dance and storytelling shows. Within Arts Alive, Flicks in the Sticks brings cinema to rural areas, with film nights being held in village...
Will Jackson on stage during 'Yours Sincerely'
14 Feb 2020
The Hive will play host to Quick Duck Theatre’s 'Yours Sincerely' on Saturday 22nd February. It is a funny, heart-warming show where storytelling and lip-sync cabaret collide to explore the complications of 21st century communication. This queer coming of age comedy is at the heart of LGBT history month. Arts Alive are facilitating the show as part of their programme to bring the arts to rural...
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