Same purpose and aim, but different curator and name are the big announcements for the Live and Local program bringing artists and venues together.
The Live and Local program is a collaboration between Lithgow City Council and the Office of Live Music and has been running since July 2022. The aim of the program reconnects local artists with venues right across the local government area.
The program is also focused on professional development and has so far resulted in many performances by local artists in local venues and community events. The Live and Local program has supported the Readiness Rally, Portland Community Fun Day, Arts Trail and the shop local event in November 2022.
As the program is aimed at our entire local government area, the program will now be known as the Seven Valleys Live and Local program.
Until recently, Live and Local has been ably curated by Kylie Blakemore of Wombat Marketing who has built solid relationships with local artists and venues. Following a change of circumstances, local musical artist Sam ‘Bucca’ Williams will now take on the organising of Live and Local. Sam’s connection to the area and to his musical peers and venue hosts makes him the ideal person to see the Seven Valleys Live and Local program through to its conclusion.
Big plans are afoot for the culmination of the program with a ‘Seven Valleys Live and Local’ micro-festival coming up in April 2023. More details will be forthcoming.
If you would like more information on the Seven Valleys Live and Local program or would like to contact Sam, please visit the Seven Valleys Live and Local website at www.sevenvalleys.com.au/member/live-and-local/