We’re five months into our 25th birthday year and our Spring season has just come to an end. But what a great season … with numbers creeping back up as covid restrictions decrease and audience confidence increases, we’ve really enjoyed being back out on the road seeing shows in such special halls and community spaces.
Our youngest audiences did the recycling with Scribble and Clipboard in Curious Investigators and our older audiences cracked cases with the mystery maestros, Highly Suspect. We were treated to some fabulous music from artists new to rural touring such as Maddie Morris and old hands Mambo Jambo. We’ve been to the Last Quiz Night on Earth with Box of Tricks, met three generations of proud African women in Here’s What She Said To Me and we’ve fought for the right to work with Townsend Theatre’s powerful story of the Upper Clyde Shipbuilder’s work-in. And we’ve enjoyed stunning dancing and joined in our own ceilidhs with the wonderful Slanjayvah Danza. Smaller groups have created stunning willow objects for the garden, vibrant gelli prints, jewellery and textile landscapes as part of our Creative Highlights Workshops. And there’s been so much more beside.
In May Kate visited venues in Northumberland, County Durham and Cumbria to launch the menu for the Autumn 2022 season and to celebrate our 25th birthday with our wonderful volunteer promoters.
We enjoyed cupcakes, fizz and the chance to be back together in person for the first time since 2019.
So for the next couple of months we’ll be a little quieter as we prepare for the Autumn season. Please do join our newsletter and follow us on social media to hear all our latest news.
Highlights Rural Touring Scheme celebrates its 25th birthday in 2022.