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What is Hog the Limelight?

Hog the Limelight is Hampshire’s rural touring arts scheme which provides and supports a programme of professional arts events and activities for rural and urban edge community venues across the County.

  • Started in 1982 by Hampshire County Council’s Recreation Department, it was one of the first schemes of its kind in England.

    Today there are 37 other such schemes with the same basic aims, however they are managed very differently and only eight including Hampshire, continue to be funded by local authorities. The remainder are a mixture of charities and organisations receiving funding support from the Arts Council.

    Hog the Limelight provides high quality, professional arts experiences for people who live in rural/urban edge communities or where no such activity currently exists; annual applications are made to local district councils for extra financial support.

    With this partnership we can support a maximum of 50 halls each year with their Hog events (from September to March).


Hog the Limelight’s objectives

  • To create and support a programme of  quality arts activity to people of all ages living in rural/urban edge communities across Hampshire.
  • Widen participation by under represented groups in our communities by identifying and removing barriers to access