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Shindig - live arts on your doorstepWelcome to Shindig!

Worcestershire’s Rural and Community Touring Scheme, bringing live arts to your doorstep!

Shindig’s programme of live arts and entertainment for community venues is hosted by voluntary promoting groups who sell tickets locally, supported by the Shindig Scheme Manager and their local authority arts officers.  

Touring companies and performers with regional, national and international profiles, specialising in work for small spaces, provide a wide range of theatre, dance, music, opera, storytelling, cabaret theatre, children’s theatre, circus and clowning including cultural diversity work. The scheme is subsidised by Arts Council England, Worcestershire County Council, your District, Borough or City Council and The Elmley Foundation.

Venues and Promoters

Shindig is nothing without its promoters and venues.

Shindig photoThe promoter is usually a voluntary group or organisation which takes responsibility for promoting the show, from choosing the artist, booking the venue, publicising the event, selling tickets, liaising with the performers and running the event on the night.

The venue is usually a village hall or community centre. It need not be state-of-the-art, though it does need some basics (toilets, heating, lighting etc).

If you think you have the people and the venue and want to be involved, then contact your local arts officer (see contacts below) or John Laidlaw the Scheme Co-ordinator, on 01926-402173 for more information.

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Your local Arts Officer can advise you about the Shindig but also keep you in touch with what's happening in your area.

Name Area Contact
Huw Moseley
Arts Development Officer
Redditch Borough & Bromsgrove District Council

Tel. 01527 873 232

Jenny Davis
Arts Development Officer
Wychavon District Council

Tel. 01386 565 396

Jonathan Cochrane
Arts and Events Manager
Redditch Borough & Bromsgrove District Council

Tel. 01527 64252 ext 3487

Loz Samuels
Arts and Play Officer
Wyre Forest District Council

Tel. 01562 732 977


Arts Council England. Worcestershire County Council. Worcester City Council.Air Bromsgrove District Council.

 Wychavon District CouncilRedditch Borough Council .Wyre Forest District Council .

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This page was last reviewed 23 December 2013 at 13:44.
The page is next due for review 21 June 2015.