I’ve had the opportunity to see a majority of the shows this season and they really have been entertaining, educational and enlightening. I’ve seen magic lanterns, Maori musicians, sea shanties and Canadian step-dancing. I’ve been transported to frozen landscapes by Ben Osborne and seen a heart warming re-telling of It’s A Wonderful Life.
The figures are slowly coming in from our promoters and our audience feedback, so far we reckon that 56% of our 23 events were sell out shows – that all comes down to the hard work of our amazing team of volunteer promoters who deserve a massive round of applause this season.
80% of our audiences have rated the shows they saw as excellent, and we’ve had some brilliant feedback from new and old audience members alike about both the quality of the shows and the service Spot On provides.
“It is vital that cultural events come to village halls and rural areas because many people can’t get to cities and it helps community cohesion, helps old people to mix and get out, stops isolation, keeps many arts alive. It keeps artistic diversity alive and is enriching for audience and performers”
“Without this service we would not get the quality of entertainers locally and would have to travel a long way. It is particularly important to those without transport.”
We can’t thank our audiences enough for the support they have given our service this season. We’re gearing up to our spring 2015 season and looking even further ahead to planning for autumn 2015 which marks our 20th anniversary as a rural touring scheme.
We look forward to seeing you at the next Spot On shows in 2015!