Arts Derbyshire


Great nights out on your doorstep: Live & Local launches Autumn/Winter 2022/23 season

Live & Local’s Autumn/Winter 22/23 season will be a special one: they have been bringing exciting and awe-inspiring shows to a village hall or community venue near you for 30 years. To celebrate, the National Portfolio Organisation has launched a brand-new website – The upcoming season begins on 1st October. Expect professional exciting theatre, enthralling, award-winning music and exhilarating shows for all ages in community venues across Derbyshire.

John Laidlaw MBE, Director of Live & Local said: ′with Autumn fast approaching, Live & Local brightens your evenings with an electrifying programme of theatre, film, storytelling and live music from some of the finest artists in the UK and beyond. Shows take place at community venues across the Midlands: from village halls and civic centres, inns and social clubs, to churches and schools, Live & Local’s new season of entertainment guarantees a great night out in the most picturesque corners of the region, right on your doorstep.’

Watch New Perspective’s The Great Almighty Gill at Tideswell Community Hall on Sunday 2nd October. Laugh, Lament, Love and Lip sync to this eulogy-turned play which has received rave reviews from its recent run at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Catch The Head Gardner by Untied Artists, a delightful theatre show that digs deep into the reasons why we could all do with a bit more horticulture in our lives, at Melbourne Assembly Rooms on Thursday 10th November.

The hugely talented Blair Dunlop is performing at Brailsford & Ednaston Village Institute on Saturday 1st October. This award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist, and son of folk-legend Ashley Hutchins, brings his experience of playing remote shows to isolated communities in Australia, back to the UK and will include songs from Blair’s own catalogue as well as tales from the road.

If music is what you’re after, there is an opportunity to experience a top-quality performance from Swervy World. New to the Live & Local programme this year, they perform their eclectic mix of rock ‘n’ roll, jump blues, boogie woogie, surf, ska, blue beat (and occasionally traditional jazz) for discerning dancers and listeners at Baslow Village Hall on Saturday 15th October.

There are plenty more shows to enjoy this season including The Nosy Little Troll, a funny Scandinavian story with puppets, a screening of 1927 film, The Lodger – A Story of the London Fog with a live band, and music from former Ocean Colour Scene band member, Dan Sealey.

For full listings, visit the Live & Local website

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