About Us.

Rotherham Art Events is a not for profit Community Arts business.

It was born out of a collaboration between Acoustic Rotherham and Live at Dicken’s / No.10 with the aim of improving the general profile of the music scene in Rotherham.  

Engagement and development with new audiences ; the development of young musicians and Bands ; with an attention to a general arts brief targeting Communities that would not normally be involved in the arts was the key ethos of the organisation.

Acoustic Rotherham first came about as a showcase for Folk and Acoustic artists in the

Region and was promoted by The Rawmarsh Mashers.  You can find more of the history on the Web Sites.


Mick Hill was mainly famed for his work with Dicken’s Live, a legendary watering hole for the

rock community of Rotherham.

In just a few years, RAE has grown from promoting in local Pubs. To promoting nationally recognised Bands and musicians like the UK Subs, 999, Chris Slade, Tenpole Tudor, and many more.   


Many local Bands have cut their teeth and developed their profile using our Live at The Trades promotions in both headliner and support roles.   


We’re pleased to have given opportunities to young performers like John Lennon McCullagh, Tom Kilner, and The sherlocks all of whom have gone onto bigger and better things.

The jewel in our musical crown is Slamfest, a celebration of music created by Bands from Rotherham and South Yorkshire.   The Festival runs for two days, and in 2014 attracted over eighty Bands using three hundred and fifty musicians inclusive of the solo performers, playing to an audience in excess of six thousand.   It was a remarkable weekend.  


Planning for Slamfest 2015 is already underway.  

OUR COMMERCIAL PARTNERS  AND SUPPORTERS.

We would be nothing if it were not for our team of  volunteers.  We have been fortunate to have had some excellent and creative volunteers.   Without them we would have been struggling.  


Rotherham Art Events is manned completely by volunteers from the CEO down / sidways


For more details about Volunteering GO HERE  To arrange an informal discussion Email

Live at The Trades is another of the RAE Brands.   This is a project that allows us to place local Bands with some of the more commercial Regional / National Bands.


It also fitted our Community ethos in that we commercially saved a former WMC from extinction.

For twelve months we were able to experiment with an Arts Drop In Centre thanks to the good services of Point Blank Theatre Company, who kindly let us use one of the

properties in their open space project.  


We continued the project when we had to move at what was known as the Arts Hub out of the Town Centre and into the heart of Industrial Rotherham.    


Unfortunately the move resulted in the loss of some key volunteers and after holding our first Exhibition for the visual arts it was felt that we were no longer able to meet the core ethos of RAE of engaging with the young and audiences not normally associated with the arts could not be met.  


We withdrew to reevaluate, and while we would jump at the right premises, RAE currently move around various venues to execute their program.  

Involvement in the Community is very important to RAE.  We have played a central role in many Rotherham Festivals and Arts policy making bodies for the Borough.


We like to think that we make sure that musicians and the grass roots artists  have a voice and that their concerns are listened to and acted upon.

Foundation Records is our Community Record Label project.  The project will concentrate mainly on Young People, but will also provide opportunities to Bands / performers needing initial help to get their music heard.   It’s a double headed Project in that linked to the music making will be training opportunities in all aspects of marketing music.

Involvement in the Community is very important to RAE.  We have played a central role in many Rotherham Festivals and Arts policy making bodies for the Borough.


We like to think that we make sure that musicians and the grass roots artists  have a voice and that their concerns are listened to and acted upon.

Rotherham Art Events survives only through donations, Live at The Trades and a limited number of income streams.  


Besides Slamfest4 in July 2015, we will also be continuing our search for a premises within the Town Centre area that will allow us to develop our Arts Hub concept.


We will also be seeking to extend our collaborations and tie ins with other Organisations in Rotherham.


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