NRTF Announce Digital Conference October 2020

The programme will be every Tuesday throughout October –

6 October – Diversity & Inclusion

13 October – Libraries day

20 October – Future Proofing (of the sector)

27 October – Leadership & Mental Health

Every day the conference will be – roughly 4.5 hours plus a lunch break

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What Happened?

After the June 2020 NRTF conference was cancelled, in early March, the decision was to host it later in the year. However, with the ongoing Pandemic situation and the financial downturn for the sector NRTF has taken the decision to present a Digital Conference in October 2020.

The Digital Conference will host a showcase of performances alongside professional development opportunities and networking. We are looking forward to sharing plans with you. Watch this space for updates and session!

“We feel there is a definite need for all involved in the Rural Touring Sector come together this year to share, learn and watch!” Holly Lombard, Director NRTF

The new Date for a live NRTF Conference is set for Monday 14 to Wednesday 16 June 2021

National Rural Touring Awards Postponed to 2021

NRTF has taken the decision to postpone the National Rural Touring Awards for 2020 in light of the Pandemic. We recognise the need to pause right now and are exploring other ways to highlight the breadth of hard work, dedication and talent that happens in our sector.

The next awards will take place during the 2021 NRTF Conference in June, where we will have the opportunity to celebrate your accomplishments from the past two years!

If you have voted already that is OK. The voting will stay open from now until the Award voting closes in Spring 2021.

For more information on the awards go to the Awards page

Applause Rural Touring and What’s Coming Out Of The Box release audio adventure for families

What’s Coming Out of the Box Presents

The Quest

The Quest is a story about adventure…

After receiving a mysterious call during lockdown, a librarian and her housemates set out on a quest to discover the meaning of adventure.

Ever wanted to go to the moon, become a spy or an inventor?

Using everyday props, this imaginative and interactive audio play offers you a chance to join in with activities to become part of the story.

There are three 10 minute episodes, each looks at the life of a real character and their adventure. It is a great way to become immersed in a story and experience a sense of travel from home.

My daughter and I loved the idea of being taken on a journey out of our kitchen with some great surprises along the way. Her eyes literally popped when she did the water and glass experiment all by herself!  It was a welcome release from screens to delve into our imaginations through audio.‘ Gillian Farrell, Mum to Maeve aged 5

Perfect for families, particularly for those with children aged 5-10, all 3 episodes of The Quest will be available on the Applause website to enjoy together, for free, from Friday 12th June
This project was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. It was also supported by Applause Rural Touring.