Highlights was originally set up to work with isolated rural communities in the North Pennines. The area has suffered from long term economic decline (it was once the biggest lead mining area in Europe), resulting in pockets of high unemployment, isolated communities, poor transport links and declining local services.
We have since expanded and now work in Cumbria (districts of South Lakes, Eden and rural Carlisle) , County Durham (former districts of Teesdale and Weardale) and the whole of Northumberland.
We also work in partnership with Arts Out West, the rural touring scheme based in West Cumbria to deliver a collaborative programme of events throughout the County of Cumbria.
|28th April 2017||
Invitation to tender for creation of short animation film for two Rural Touring schemes. What we do Highlights and Arts Alive are two rural touring schemes working across Shropshire and…
|19th April 2017||
HIghlights Rural Touring Scheme (Cumbria, County Durham, Northumberland) is seeking a Fundraising Campaign worker Deadline 17 May. Please see attached spec
|31st January 2017||
Hello Does anyone hire out sound / lighting / stage equipment to touring companies? If so does anyone have a hire agreement we could see and adapt for ourselves? Helen Swaby -…
|1st August 2016||
We are looking for a Freelance Fundraiser, based in Cumbria, Co Durham or Northumberland to join our team. If you know of someone, please pass on the attached Project…
|22nd September 2015||
New Designers at the Business Design Centre, London is my exhibition of choice to source both ideas and artists for future exhibitions for Highlights Contemporary Craft Tour that travels to…
|6th January 2015||
Has anyone managed to crack the audience "depth of experience" nut? We're struggling to find a couple of concise questions to add to our audience evaluation forms which…
|29th July 2014||
As a result of the very useful discussion session on contemporary dance on the village hall circuit at the New Directions showcase in York in July , I promised to share…
|11th September 2012||
Highlights is embarking on a pilot e-ticketing project. In the first instance, we'd like to know if any other schemes sell tickets on line, and if so, which…
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Warming the teacups at Bowes Village Hall. They've been in a cold cupboard all week. pic.twitter.com/rs8A42sq4m