Julia Snowdin, our Worcestershire Fieldworker, has been busy recruiting new promoting groups to Shindig. She has put together this post to tell us a little bit more about the new additions to our rural touring family…..
What an exciting first five months I’ve had! I’ve been to many shows, seeing a mixture of music and drama across Worcestershire.
I am happy to announce that I’ve recruited SIX new promoters for Shindig and I’m sure you are all as happy as I am to welcome them onto the scheme.
Lickey Hills Community Theatre is the first group that I recruited. The villages Cofton Hackett, Blackwell and Lickey, who make up the Community Theatre, will be having shows within Trinity Hall in Lickey.
Just a few miles down the road is Barnt Green Parish Council, who are joining the scheme and will be having shows in October and April. The group currently organises a walk and run within the town and joining Shindig will really add to their programme.
Picturesque Chaddesley Corbet, are joining the scheme too with their local primary school, which is located just outside the village. The hall is very large and modern as the school is brand new. There have been ceilidhs at the school in the past and Yolande, our new promoter, has attended many Shindig performances in the past.
To finish the Bromsgrove quartet is Fairfield Village Hall Committee, who arecoming on board to bring drama and music events to their area.
Over the last few months I have been visiting the very beautiful Malvern Hills to meet some very rural communities. My first venue was Eastham Village Hall, where committee members, Pen and Rachel, currently offer lots of food themed events. They are now looking to spread their wings and add diversity to their programme with the scheme.
Heading towards Tenby Wells Stoke Bliss & Kyre Village Hall are joining us. I had the surprise of my life when a soldier dropped out of a CSS helicopter when I was getting out of my car! Apparently this happens quite frequently in Stoke Bliss. They have a lovely new village hall, which is just a year old and I think Shindig will fit perfectly within it.
For Shindig Comes to Town we have Worcester Acoustic Music Season, based at the St Swithuns Institute, which is really in the heart of Worcester. Barry, the founder or Worcester Acoustic Music Season, has been organising ceilidhs and acoustic nights, and has joined Shindig to widen the music on offer and have some international artists as well.
It’s been brilliant to get out and about and learn more about Worcestershire and I can’t wait to meet even more new Shindig Promoters!