Rural touring: Kate Saffin talks to Ralph Lister of the National Rural Touring Forum


Rural touring schemes work with voluntary promoting groups (village hall committes, pubs, local schools, church halls, community groups) to bring professional performing companies and artists to perform in their village or community venue.

Ralph talks about the work of the forum in providing an umbrella organisation for local networks and the resource available to help companies thinking about rural touring. And emphasises that far from being something just for new companies to do until they grow up it is great form of work in its own right as the events are social as well as artistic and you get unparelled contact and feedback from your audience.

More information, including details of all the local schemes and how to join as an associate to access the resources, on the NRTF website:

Listen to our interview with Ralph Lister about the National Rural Touring Forum