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Live & Local launches Spring 2023 Season of Live Shows in Rural Derbyshire

Live & Local announces its new Spring 2023 season of professional performances in community venues across Derbyshire: enchanting theatre, captivating, award-winning music and laugh-out-loud comedy. After thirty years of facilitating surprising shows in surprising places, Live & Local continues to support local volunteers to bring exciting and awe-inspiring shows for all ages to a village hall or community venue near you.

Laura Bagley, Programme Administrator at Live & Local said:

With spring just around the corner and longer evenings beckoning, we at Live and Local are looking forward to launching our new season’s programme, with exciting shows lined up for both indoor and outdoor venues.

From music to comedy, story-telling to dance, film to theatre, your county’s amazing community spaces will be hosting some fantastic shows to banish those winter blues for good. Check out what’s on, grab a friend and come along to enjoy some great entertainment on your doorstep!

Catch Essex Girl by award-winning theatre-maker Maria Ferguson at Dronfield Hall Barn on uesday 28th March. This show follows 16-year-old Kirsty growing up surrounded by expectation, inappropriate relationships, female friendship, secrets, desires and alcopops.

If it’s music you’re looking for, make sure you catch Scratchy Beard in Concert at Morton Village Hall on Saturday 25th March. Prepare yourself for an entertaining evening journeying through an upbeat, fun and sincere collage of trans-European roots music from this lively quartet.

Get your comedy-fix from DIY chef George Egg in Set Menu: The Best of George Egg at Waingroves Community Centre on Friday 5th May or from Nikky Smedley in Nikipedia – Confessions of a Former Teletubby, a mix of theatre, stories and stand-up with a whirlwind tour of the 1990s’ alternative comedy scene at Belper Community Hall on Saturday 13th May.

Look out for Roshni at Strutts Community Centre, Belper on Saturday 25th February – a soul-stirring performance combining Kathak dance with live music and vocals from a global palette of styles, driven by the rhythms of Tabla percussion.

There are plenty more events to enjoy this season including ‘honey-smoked vocals’ (Roots Magazine) by Amadou Diagne & Cory Seznec in Touki; a return visit by one of the most popular live comic theatre shows Eddie & The Gold Tops; and Nature Elly – an interactive puppetry show for the little ones.

For full listings, visit the Live & Local website

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