Sat 14 Dec 2013 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sat 14 Dec 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tue 17 Dec 2013 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tue 24 Dec 2013 7:00 PM
Sat 4 Jan 2014 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Sat 4 Jan 2014 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
All Change for Bromsgrove Festival!
Bromsgrove’s annual festival is set to start the next exciting phase in its 53-year history thanks to the election of new directors at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 9th October. Established in 1960, the Bromsgrove Festival has been run for over 20 years as a celebration of mainly classical music by a council led by Dr Mary White. The new team plans to return to the festival’s roots by reintroducing drama, film, dance, visual arts and other creative aspects to the festival programme.
In previous years, a main feature of the festival has been The Young Musician’s Platform, a prestigious competition for performers aged 17-25. This will continue independently from Bromsgrove Festival in April each year as the Bromsgrove International Young Musicians’ Competition.
Following a well-attended public meeting in August, it was clear that many people and organisations from around the Bromsgrove region wanted to play an active role in re-establishing the festival as a celebration of all forms of creativity. The town and surrounding area has a rich tradition of arts activity from amateur theatre companies to dance groups to artists working in varied media. Many members of Bromsgrove Arts Alive, the local umbrella organisation, have already scheduled events to fall within the festival period and it is anticipated that more will follow.
Bromsgrove Festival 2014 will take place between June 14th and July 20th and will feature productions, concerts, exhibitions and events from a number of local and outside groups in venues such as Artrix, Grafton Manor, St John’s Church and Avoncroft Museum. The established tradition of excellence will be maintained whilst at the same time ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy. Children and young people will be encouraged to play an active role through the Artrix New Generation Festival which will coincide with the main festival and plans to provide opportunities for younger audiences, artists and performers.
For more information or to discuss entering an event into the Bromsgrove Festival 2014 programme, please contact bromsgrovefestival [at] live [dot] co [dot] uk
The next Quarterly Meeting of Bromsgrove Arts Alive! will be held on Wednesday 25th September 2013 at 7.00pm at Bromsgrove Library, Stratford Road, Bromsgrove B60 1AP. All Arts Alive representatives and all members of their respective organisations are welcome to attend.
If you aren't yet a member of Bromsgrove Arts Alive! you are also welcome to attend to observe what we do and to discuss possible membership with one of our committee.
Bromsgrove's ASDA supermarket, in Market Street, is opening up its training room as a free community centre to not-for-profit organisations requiring a meeting space.
There is no cost to the organisation, and no requirement for anyone using the space to shop at the store. Among the organisation that are eligible are schools, skills trainers, homework clubs, health clubs, neighbourhood watch schemes, teaching courses and community police events.
They will also be keeping an events calendar on their community life notice board so people are aware of the bigger events and those which are open to all.
ASDA require four weeks notice of a booking and evidence of public liability insurance, which most groups should have.
For more details, or to make a request to book the space, call Dawn on 01527 839500 extension 222, or email Community_Bromsgrove [at] asda [dot] co [dot] uk (subject: Meeting%20Space) .
Bromsgrove Folk Club is working in partnership with Artrix Education & Outreach to establish a regular opportunity for young, upcoming musicians to meet and perform with others and learn from more experienced performers in a relaxed public space.
Plaza Coffee is situated at Chapel Street Precinct (off High Street) Bromsgrove
Bring your instruments! Bring your voices! Bring your friends!