Using community buildings as venues for local communities to enjoy the arts.
Rural touring schemes work with voluntary promoting groups (village hall committees, pubs, local schools, church halls, community groups) to bring professional performing companies and artists to perform in their village or community venue. The aim is to provide a high quality arts experience that strengthens rural communities both from a social and economic point-of-view.
This coffee morning will give us the opportunity to explore the feasibility of establishing a Rural Arts Touring Scheme across Cambridgeshire. Creative Arts East, who run a successful rural touring scheme for professional live performance events, and Village Screen, a touring cinema scheme for rural communities in Norfolk and parts of Suffolk, will give us their insight into how rural touring schemes can work.
We will then hear from village hall Trustees who share their experiences of promoting live performances and cinema in community buildings. The morning will conclude with an informal discussion regarding the opportunities and feasibility for establishing a rural touring scheme in Cambridgeshire.
Book your place today – 12 October – Thursday 10:00 – 13:00
Venue: Somersham Victory Hall, Parkhall Road, Somersham, PE28 3HE
Agenda for Meeting
10:00 – Arrive and refreshments
10:15 – Welcome and Why Rural Touring? Kirsten Bennett, Chief Executive, Cambridgeshire ACRE
10:20 – Creative Arts East, Rural Touring in Norfolk, Elly Wilson, Deputy Director and Karen Kidman, Community Touring Manager.
10:50 – Refreshment refill and comfort break
11:10 – Trustees experiences of promoting live performances and cinema in community buildings.
12:00 – Discussion about re-imagining the feasibility of a rural touring scheme in Cambridgeshire.
12:30 – Other Rural community arts opportunities:
- Inn Crowd –a new project which supports rural pubs throughout the South East and East of England to host high quality spoke word inspired events.
- Library Presents: Arts Alive – a new project that supports arts hosted in local libraries
12:45 – Close and thanks to our hosts
To book your place please contact Lisa Chambers by clicking the link.