News Archive: June 2019

Blog archives: June 2019

BBC Countryfile Report

Posted on: 24/06/2019

We were delighted to see the importance of rural arts funding discussed on the BBC’s Countryfile programme last night, highlighting the challenges faced, and many of the reasons why arts in rural and isolated areas can make such a difference to communities and individuals. With rural touring schemes in over 30 counties, there is much more to be celebrated and discussed in future!
You can watch the episode on the iplayer here:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00069kg/countryfile-lincolnshire

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Award Nomination!

Posted on: 17/06/2019

Award Nomination!

We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for an award in the National Rural Touring Forum Rural Touring Awards 2019, in the Touring Scheme Collaboration of the Year category.
With our partners Creative Arts East and the National Centre for Writing, our innovative project Inn Crowd supports rural pubs throughout the South East and East of England to host exciting and inspiring spoken word, poetry and storytelling performances in their pubs.
The live performances are specifically created...

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Have You Seen a Dodo?!

Posted on: 10/06/2019

Have You Seen a Dodo?!

If you are venturing out to a local fete this summer you might encounter a 17ft high part man, part tree, a posse of Neolithic cavemen, table tennis playing dancers – or even, if you are very lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a very rare sighting, as these people did in Slindon – a Dodo!
 Applause Outdoors has events most weekends now through the summer, and with 7 fantastic, interactive and family friendly shows on tour there are lots of opportunities to see one of these...

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#VolunteerWeek2019

Posted on: 05/06/2019

#VolunteerWeek2019

This week is Volunteers' Week!
We simply couldn’t do what we do without the support of a network of committed, enthusiastic and passionate volunteer promoters. They are our link to local communities – taking on the role of choosing and booking performances they think their local audiences will enjoy, selling tickets, looking after the performing company and communicating back to us audience feedback. They see the value of giving their community access to brilliant performances –...

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