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Georgia enjoying the 90’s Revival livestreams at home
07 Jan 2021
DJ duo, the 90’s Revival, will be bringing back their weekly lockdown live sets to raise money for charity. The 90’s livestreams will be free to watch, and supporters will be able to make a donation to a different charity each week. The first livestream on January 16 will be dedicated to their number one fan, Georgia, and will be raising money for the Down’s Syndrome Association. Georgia, 16, has...
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...
29 Oct 2020
The finishing touches were today being put to the latest star attraction at Shropshire’s world-famous Blists Hill Victorian Town – a spectacular outdoor ice rink. As part of their training programme, firefighters from Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service were pumping 22,000 litres of water into a specially prepared arena to create the new rink at the award-winning site. The rink – measuring 22...
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...
30 Jul 2020
Visitors to Shropshire’s leading tourist attraction are being asked to turn back the clock for a day of Victorian fun in August. The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust says it wants as many people as possible who attend Blists Hill Victorian Town on August 8 to dress in Victorian-themed costume. The trust – a registered education and heritage conservation charity which cares for 36 listed buildings in...
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....
Cars parked at the first Shropshire Drive-in
06 Jul 2020
The first Shropshire Drive-in event took place at the West Mid Showground on Saturday evening and has been deemed a success by the organisers at Shropshire Festivals. The event was the first live concert drive-in across the Midlands since the Covid-19 outbreak, with an aim to provide a fun yet safe night out. The event was made possible with sponsorship from the local solicitor firm Aaron &...
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...
Sheep at Park Hall Countryside Experience
30 Jun 2020
Following the latest Government announcements, Park Hall Countryside Experience is set to re-open their farm attraction in Oswestry on the 10th July for their annual members, and from the 13th July for all. The countryside experience has been closed since mid March due to Covid-19. Visitor numbers will be limited to ensure social distancing can take place, and tickets will need to be purchased in...
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