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Coming soon – to a village hall near you

High quality live performances are being brought to the doorsteps of local communities thanks to an initiative funded by Live Borders and Creative Scotland.

Borders Live Touring (BLT) supports village halls and other venues by offering a wide range of performances from some of the best touring companies across the country. 

An eclectic mix of events are in store for Spring 2017 and the Live Borders Arts & Creativity Team have been working hard with a range of venues to ensure that there is something on offer that caters for everyone over the next few months.

From Town Yetholm to Kirkhope and St Abbs to Galashiels, the venues are preparing to showcase a range of exciting shows.

As part of the annual Puppet Animation Festival, which is the UK’s largest performing arts event, shows include The Fisherman and the Seal by Yugen Puppet Company which tells the comic tale of a fisherman falling in love with a seal and a charming and inventive twist on the Jack and The Beanstalk story – Jack and the Beans Talk – which plenty of interaction, an enormous beanstalk, bags of gold and a smelly old giant!

Borders Live Touring is also proud to be hosting the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music from Plockton High School as part of their 2017 student tour.  The concerts will feature several students in various combinations before playing together in a powerful finale.

The Scottish Borders provides an excellent backdrop and the students will be performing at Eyemouth Hippodrome on 27th March, Kirkhope Village Hall on the 28th and Stichill Village Hall on the 29th.

Becki Hodgson, Rural Touring Development Officer said: “Thanks to a large injection of time, enthusiasm and strong commitment from local volunteers the programme of events that are coming up this spring offer a fantastic mix of music, drama and dance – something for everyone!”

Ewan Jackson, Chief Executive, Live Borders, added: “Borders Live Touring offers a fantastic opportunity to bring people together to enjoy affordable and memorable performances.”

For full details of all the events and how to book tickets please visit www.liveborders.org.uk

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