Village Ventures

‌Village Ventures is part of a network of over 40 rural touring schemes across the UK, providing access to high quality arts events for people in rural areas. The scheme is run by Live&Local and shows within the district are part-funded by the district council.

The programme has brought professional touring theatre, dance, music, comedy and storytelling to rural and community venues in Nottinghamshire for over 10 years, supported by local volunteers and promoters who select and host performances, sell tickets and publicise the shows.

Venues for the programme range from village halls to schools and community centres, each providing a warm welcome to both audiences and visiting performers. 

The programme runs from September each year, through to the following May and has an accompanying Village Ventures brochure listing all events.

The brochure is available from local libraries and other community outlets across the county or to view online.

What happens when?

  • March - annual menu of shows is launched to local promoters
  • May - teams from local venues submit their show requests
  • July - show bookings are confirmed
  • October to December - autumn season of shows
  • January to May - spring season of shows

Support for local promoters

Live&Local can give you lots of advice on being a promoter such as organising your team, licensing and insurance, access to venues, selecting and promoting shows, providing hospitality and costing for your event.

They can provide a comprehensive welcome pack on request and promotional support for your show.

Village Ventures 

Spring events 2019 

It Is Now at South Scarle Community Centre
Friday 29 March, 7.30pm

Kit Holmes with Al Greenwood at Maplebeck Village Hall
Saturday 30 March, 7.30pm

Peacock Angell at Rolleston Village Hall
Thursday 4 April, 7.30pm

Juliet Kelly at Winthorpe Community Centre
Sunday 7 April, 7.30pm

The FB Pocket Orchestra at North Muskham Rural Community Centre
Sunday 14 April, 7.30pm

Ninebarrow at Coddington Village Hall
Thursday 25 April, 7.30pm

O’Hooley and Tidow at Rolleston Village Hall
Thursday 2 May, 7.30pm

3 Little Pig Tails at Collingham Youth and Community Centre
Wednesday 8 May, 4.30pm

The Rude Mechanicals Band at Southwell Bramley Centre
Friday 10 May, 7pm

Ashley Hutchings at South Scarle Community Centre
Friday 31May, 7.30pm

La Bella and the Lost Chord of Ulaanbaatar at South Clifton Coronation Hall
Sunday 2 June, 6pm

Local venues

  • Caunton Dean Hole Community Centre
  • Coddington Community Centre
  • Coddington Village Hall
  • Maplebeck Village Hall
  • North Muskham Rural Community Centre
  • Norwell Village Hall
  • Rolleston Village Hall
  • South Clifton Coronation Hall
  • South Scarle Community Centre
  • Southwell Bramley Centre
  • Winthorpe Community Centre

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