Village Ventures is part of a network of over 40 rural touring schemes across the UK, providing access to high quality arts events for people in rural areas. The scheme is run by Live&Local and shows within the district are part-funded by the district council.
The programme has brought professional touring theatre, dance, music, comedy and storytelling to rural and community venues in Nottinghamshire for over 10 years, supported by local volunteers and promoters who select and host performances, sell tickets and publicise the shows.
Venues for the programme range from village halls to schools and community centres, each providing a warm welcome to both audiences and visiting performers.
The programme runs from September each year, through to the following May and has an accompanying Village Ventures brochure listing all events.
The brochure is available from local libraries and other community outlets across the county or to view online.
What happens when?
- March - annual menu of shows is launched to local promoters
- May - teams from local venues submit their show requests
- July - show bookings are confirmed
- October to December - autumn season of shows
- January to May - spring season of shows
Support for local promoters
Live&Local can give you lots of advice on being a promoter such as organising your team, licensing and insurance, access to venues, selecting and promoting shows, providing hospitality and costing for your event.
They can provide a comprehensive welcome pack on request and promotional support for your show.
- Caunton Dean Hole Community Centre
- Coddington Community Centre
- Coddington Village Hall
- Maplebeck Village Hall
- North Muskham Rural Community Centre
- Norwell Village Hall
- Rolleston Village Hall
- South Clifton Coronation Hall
- South Scarle Community Centre
- Southwell Bramley Centre
- Winthorpe Community Centre
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