Scheme Profile

Live & Local (Derbyshire)


Live & Local is a not-for-profit arts organisation working across Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. We support a network of voluntary organisations that bring communities together to enjoy high quality, affordable and professional live performances and film screenings.

Live & Local Community Touring Scheme -
...surprising shows in surprising places!

The Community Touring Scheme is a network of 170 voluntary organisations across Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire who choose and promote professional performances for village halls, schools, churches, pubs and community centres.

Promoters choose their performances from an annual Menu which includes a variety of regional, national and international performances of theatre, music, storytelling, dance, puppetry and more.The shows are chosen and promoted by the local community, for their local community.

Live & Local events happens because of the hard work and enthusiasm of volunteers. They are made possible by funding from local authorities and Arts Council England.

Big Picture Show Community Cinema Network -

Big Picture Show screenings transform community venues into cinemas, with the same warm welcome and generous hospitality that you’d expect from any of our live events. Voluntary groups choose the films and sell tickets locally. The films range from family favourites and Hollywood hits to screen classics and new independents.

Big Picture Show currently operates in Warwickshire and Staffordshire with plans to expand the service into Derbyshire and Worcestershire. Big Picture Show is proud to be a member of the BFI Film Audience Network.

Recent Activity

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Insurance for Rural Touring Schemes

6th September 2017

Hello NRTF members, We have recently contacted our insurance provider in order to make some changes to our cover. Our subsequent converstations have thrown up some interesting points and it…

Open Call - Kenilworth Arts Festival Fiesta

26th June 2017

Live & Local and Kenilworth Arts Festival are inviting proposals from new and emerging outdoor artists to perform at the Fiesta in Kenilworth on Sunday 17th September. We are looking…

Scheme Patrons: Pros and Cons

14th October 2015

I am looking at the pros and cons of patronage for our live performance and film schemes (a celebrated/ distinguished person in an honorary position, rather than as an integral…

Online tickets

5th October 2015

We are looking (again!) at whether to offer this as part of our promoter support package. So it would be good to know from around the network some sense of…

Attendance vs Volunteers and Volunteer Hrs

2nd July 2015

Thought I'd just share this.... Whilst preparing some reports for local authorities I thought I'd compare attendance figures against volunteer hours and volunteer numbers. So for a sample…

Development & Projects Manager vacancy with Live & Local

22nd June 2015

You will join a team of eight in Warwick and be responsible for the creation of long-term value for Live & Local from audiences, promoters, artists and other partners consistent…

Sustainability Reporting for NPO’s

29th May 2015

Hello, For our NPO grant, we have to report to Julie's Bicycle on our Environmental Sustainabilty, and provide data on Audience Travel. I was just wondering if anyone else…

Live & Local Vacancy- Marketing & Communication Manager

29th May 2015

To join a team of eight in Warwick and be responsible for planning, managing and implementing our Marketing and Communications. This includes providing support to the local promoters and…

Councillor or Community Grants

23rd January 2015

Does anyone have any experience of working with or applying into County (or indeed District) Community Grants budgets? I mean those grant 'pots' that have been delagated down…

Live & Local and Shindig Fieldworker (Warwickshire/Worcestershire)

14th November 2014

We need a resourceful and effective communicator with good event management, marketing, administration and IT skills to be the “face” of Live & Local in Warwickshire and Worcestershire.…

Contacts wanted to advise a new venue management group on Business Plan

23rd October 2014

We have a new potential voluntary promoter group who have recently just moved from their old vilage hall to what used to be the local primary school. It is a…

FREE resources to aid planning & funding applications!

11th February 2014

Hi everyone, The Audience Agency has just launched some support services aimed at providing useful evidence and resources to aid planning and funding applications. These include an online Audience Development…

Live & Local - Monitoring ‘soft outcomes’

16th December 2013

In the light of the questions about around volunteers, social philanthropy and non-arts outcomes in this year’s NRTF Audit we thought we would share what we have…


29th April 2013

Phew… sigh of relief, March 31st saw the end of our LEADER contracts. Murmurs of ‘never again’ circulate around the office as we remember the bureaucracy and…

Live & Local Job Opportunity

29th August 2012

We are looking for a resourceful and effective communicator with good admin and IT skills to be the “face” of Live & Local in Derbyshire and parts…