On 1 September 2017, Stratford-on-Avon District Council appointed Live & Local to facilitate its rural cinema scheme, ‘Moving Pictures'.

This means that Live & Local is now responsible for the rural cinema scheme administration and screenings with participating venues across the district.

Live & Local has grown in 23 years from a small pilot project in Warwickshire to a confident and effective broker for a range of arts activities across Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. Live & Local is a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) of the Arts Council England (confirmed as part of the National Portfolio for 2018-2022) and already runs its own film screening service, called Big Picture Show, in other parts of Warwickshire and in Staffordshire, for which it has recently received British Film Institute (BFI) funds for a special programme.

Live & Local also manages an artist development scheme and other time-limited projects focusing on community / personal group development, rural economy and health and wellbeing.

In order to achieve its aims, Live & Local works within the following principles:

  • partnerships between the knowledge and commitment of local people and professional expertise
  • working primarily with voluntary organisations
  • using community buildings and other non-mainstream venues
  • aspiring to achieve the highest standards of service and provision and be open, fair, inclusive and diverse in its operation
  • acknowledging its work has an impact on the environment and committing to reducing negative environmental impacts of its activities

Following the COVID19 pandemic, a great deal of the work which Live & Local do on our behalf ceased.

We are delighted to say that this work is now back up and running again so to find out more about the Rural Cinema Scheme, please visit the Live & Local website or call 01926 402173.

Follow this link to see the Moving Pictures programme for the Big Picture Film Festival that will be happening soon in May in and around Stratford-upon-Avon.

Link - https://www.liveandlocal.org.uk/film-schemes/big-picture-festival/

Contact: The Leisure team

Last updated on 24/04/2023