The show must go on!

Thank you to all the volunteers, performers and audiences that braved the snow and ice last weekend. We’ve recieved some great stories and thought we’d share them…

This came in from Heightington Village Hall Committee about their New Budapest Cafe Orchestra performance on Saturday 4th February:

“Despite difficult conditions, the show went ahead as planned. Being fairly high and exposed we tend to get snow when other places at lower levels get rain and Saturday was no exception. It started to snow in the early afternoon and continued late into the evening. Two band members arrived at about 5pm, but the other two rang in to say they were stuck in the snow. Richard, my husband, and another committee member went to find them in our 4×4 and eventually managed to tow them back to the village hall.

We began serving supper at 7pm to those who had turned up. By the time the show started at 8pm about 40% of the audience had arrived – by various means, on foot, on tractors as well as by car!! The New Budapest Cafe Orchestra was brilliant and we had a most enjoyable evening. Those there had excellent value for money, enjoying an excellent show and having ‘seconds’ and even ‘thirds’ of goulash.

At the end of the performance the husband of one of our committee members guided the band down the hill on minor roads away from Heightington to the safety of gritted roads so that they might make their way to their accomodation south of Worcester.”

Snowy landscape

About Live & Local

Live & Local is a not-for-profit arts organisation working across Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire 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. Our work is made possible by investment from Arts Council England and local authorities in the areas where we work and it happens because of the dedication of volunteers.
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