The art of getting bums on seats

Now Showing was set up as a partnership project between Ideas Test and Applause Rural Touring. Applause and Ideas Test both aim to provide accessibility to arts in a variety of ways. This work was designed to build on Applause’s expertise in supporting communities to bring professional artists to familiar venues such as parish halls… Continue Reading

An Audience with Henry VIII, RGR Productions/Foundry Group, performed at Allhallows Church 20/2/16

Now Showing: Creating an atmosphere you wouldn’t get in a theatre

Mark Scudder, from the Isle of Grain, describes the experience that led him and his wife Noleen to become Now Showing Volunteer Promoters, and presenting Shakespeare in a 1000 year old church. My wife Noleen and I became Now Showing volunteer promoters in Spring 2015, as part of the Isle of Grain Friends of All… Continue Reading

Now Showing is expanding

Now in its second year, our rural touring programme Now Showing presents high quality live performances in community venues across Swale & Medway – from clowning inspired by Chekhov to children’s contemporary dance. At the core of the programme are partnerships: with Applause and South East Dance and – most importantly – the amazing network… Continue Reading

‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ at The Alexander Centre, Faversham

Wednesday 16th December, 19.30 at The Alexander Centre in Faversham. Tickets: Adults: £7.50, Children: £5. Call Box Office On: 01795 594460 Email: bookings@thealexandercentre.com Website link: http://bit.ly/1NE36n9 Welcome to Bedford Falls. Welcome to small town America. Welcome to Farnham Maltings winter show. Frank Capra’s classic 1946 movie needs no introduction. George Bailey is a small-town man whose life… Continue Reading

Now Showing: Old Hat Jazz Band at Criterion Blue Town

Now Showing is a partnership project with Applause Touring, who help community promoters bring quality live performances to village halls and outdoor community events across Kent and Sussex. We want to help people who run local spaces – including village halls and community centres – to put on performances such as music, dance, comedy or… Continue Reading

Now Showing: Circo Rum Baba’s L’Hotel at Selling

Now Showing is a partnership project with Applause Touring, who help community promoters bring quality live performances to village halls and outdoor community events across Kent and Sussex. We want to help people who run local spaces – including village halls and community centres – to put on performances such as music, dance, comedy or… Continue Reading