Welcome to Bromsgrove Arts Alive....dedicated to supporting and promoting a broad spectrum of the arts* in Bromsgrove and the surrounding areas

"Art is the conscious arrangement and production of colours, forms, movements, sounds, and all other elements used in a manner that affects our human senses"


Special News and forthcoming events........


Spirit of Bromsgrove Awards

After a two year break, Bromsgrove District Council is to present the Spirit of Bromsgrove Awards, celebrating local sport, arts and community achievements.
Do you know of a local person, club or organisation that has had a positive impact in Bromsgrove over the past two years? Do you think they should be recognised for their achievements?
Then nominate them for a Spirit of Bromsgrove Award!
Nominations must be with BDC by midnight on 26th February 2016. All the information and nomination forms, as well as how you can sponsor an award, are available on the links on this page.....
Bromsgrove Arts Alive will be sponsoring one of the Arts awards as will Bromsgrove Festival. The winners will be revealed at a special awards ceremony at Artrix, on the evening of Tuesday April 19.
This is your chance to show your appreciation for the work that people do behind the scenes in Bromsgrove

Dates announced for forthcoming AA Meetings

The following dates have been set for the Quarterly Meetings of Bromsgrove Arts Alive!

  • 23rd March 2016 - venue tbc
  • 15th June 2016 - venue tbc - AGM

You are reminded that ALL Arts Alive members are welcome to attend....not just representatives.

Autumn Newsletter now available on download!!

The Autumn issue of the Bromsgrove Arts Alive Newsletter is now on the streets!

Crammed full of articles about what our members have been up to and what their future plan are, you can pick up your copy at Bromsgrove Library or Artrix or you can download you own copy HERE

Celebratory Poem

Specially composed by Gillian Clarke the National Poet of Wales to celebrate the 35 years that WORDS has been bringing to Bromsgrove the best of the spoken and written word


In the twilit dome of the egg, the embryo's listening,
learning the refrain its parent sings.

A baby imagines a word's shape
before trying to speak, watches it on the lip

of whoever leans over the cot, hears it maze down the silk
of the ear, feels it settle in the tree of the brain,

tastes it in salts of skin, drinks it in milk,
spittle and tears, cries it in darkness and dream,

before tongue taps d, t, and lips unfold
from la to vowel, and turn the word to world.

Gwyneth Myfanwy, dying at ninety three,
calls 'Mam! Oh! Mam!' from the landscape of her dream,

her sunlit story of ten decades past
retelling itself, her first word, her last.

Gillian Clarke 2014


New web sites

Both Bromsgrove Festival and The Orchestra of St John have recently launched new web sites......

  • The newly designed Orchestra of St John web site can now be found at the new address : www.osjbromsgrove.org
  • Bromsgrove Festival can still be found at www.bromsgrovefestival.co.uk but it too been totally redesigned to be brighter and more interactive.

Both sites have been designed to operative effectively on tablets and phones as well as PCs and laptops


Bromsgrove Arts Alive - new mission statement

At the recent Quarterly Meeting of Bromsgrove Arts Alive, it was unanimously agreed that the following Mission Statement be adopted....

"To promote, champion and encourage involvement in the arts

in Bromsgrove and the surrounding area"

The remaining Aims and Objectives will be redefined in a new constitution



Folk Club announces dates for Bromsgrove Folk Festival 2016

The 25th Anniversary of Bromsgrove Folk Festival will take place over the long weekend of Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th July 2016

Artists already booked include troubadour Rory McLeod, Vicki Swann and Jonny Dyer, Steamchicken, festival favourite Anthony John Clarke, Welsh Wizards BarlowCree as well as Festival regulars, Fairfield, Tosh Ewins, and Stitherum.

It is anticipated that tickets will go on sale early in the new year but, in the meantime, an email to //bobcynfolk [at] aol [dot] com">bobcynfolk [at] aol [dot] com will get you on the mailing list for updates or visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk