Forthcoming Events

Bromsgrove's own arts centre, Artrix, has a continuous programme of events which, for reasons of space, are not listed here. Please got to www.artrix.co.uk to view these events.

Likewise Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings has a continuous programme of events which, for the same reasons as above, are not listed here. Please go to www.avoncroft.org.uk for details

Please forward details of your events. See also our Past Events.

  • Sun 28 Feb 2016 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    St Laurence Church, School Lane, Alvechurch, B48 7SB

    TMS encourages young musicians, 18 years and under, by offering a platform on which to perform on their chosen instrument in front of an appreciative audience.

    The players and works being performed to be confirmed.

    Our grateful thanks to our showcase sponsors:
    St. Laurence Church, venue
    John Tyrrell mpta mimit, piano tuning
    Keith Woolford, Arch Media

    Admission,,,,donations

    following the performances you are invited to join us for refreshments in The Ark
    Details: Marian Barwell 0121 447 7040 or marian [at] midlandsinfonia [dot] co [dot] uk

    For more information visit www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk

  • Sun 28 Feb 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    Rufus Norris grew up in Africa and Malaysia, attended North Bromsgrove High School and Kidderminster College of Further Education, and later trained as an actor at RADA before turning to directing.

    In March 2015, he replaced Nicholas Hytner as Artistic Director of the National Theatre. During his first season he directed a new version of the medieval play Everyman and the premiere production of a new musical, Wonderland, by Damon Albarn. 2015 also saw the release of his film of London Road, starring Olivia Colman and Tom Hardy.

    TICKETS

    Single Tickets, £15  subject to availability, can be purchased from the Ticket Secretary, WORDS,

    13 Robins Hill Drive, Alvechurch, B48 7NJ.  Tel: 0121 445 3485

     Or from the BOX OFFICE at ARTRIX., School Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1AX

          Tel:  01527 577330   boxoffice [at] artrix [dot] co [dot] uk   www.artrix.co.uk

    For more information visit www.bromsgrovewords.com

  • Fri 4 Mar 2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    • Richard Jenkinson cello
    • Benjamin Frith piano

    Richard Jenkinson is very well known to local audiences in many capacities - especially as principal cello of the CBSO, as a member of the Dante Quartet and as Music Director of the Orchestra of St John. Benjamin Frith has appeared locally as a concerto soloist and as a member of the Gould Piano Trio. Their duo partnership dates back to 1996 and their first CD as a duo, “The Moon Sails Out”, released in 2015, includes the three Ian Venables pieces they will be playing for us.

    Programme......

    • Saint-Saens: Cello Sonata No 1 in C minor Op 32
    • Britten: Cello Sonata Op 65
    • Ian Venables: It Rains Op 33a
    • Ian Venables: At Malvern Op 24a
    • Ian Venables: Elegy Op 2
    • Beethoven: Cello Sonata in A Op 69

    Tickets......

    Available from www.artrix.co.uk or call box office on 01527 577330 (booking fees may apply)

    Single tickets cost £18. Concessionary tickets for registered disabled patrons, unemployed people and all students cost £5. Young people aged 8 to 25 can be admitted free of charge thanks to the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

    See http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/index.php/site/ticket_prices for further details of discounts vioa membership subscriptions and other benefits

    For more details of this and other Bromsgrove Concerts events go to

    www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk

  • Sat 12 Mar 2016 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    St Andrew’s Church, Sandhills Road, Barnt Green B45 8NR

    • A Baroque evening featuring......
      • Bach: Cantata No. 106 (Actus Tragicus)
      • Pergolesi: Magnificat
      • Vivaldi: Gloria

    with soloists from Birmingham Conservatoire

    Tickets £10.00....accompanied children (up to 16 years of age) FREE

    Phone the Ticket Secretary TEL: 0121 445 2344.or please contact a society member

     

    For more infomation visit www.barntgreenchoralsociety.org.uk

  • Fri 18 Mar 2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    Founded in 2007 and winners of the 2012 1st International Sandor Vegh String Quartet Competition in Budapest, we welcome the Benyounes Quartet on their first visit to Bromsgrove. We are also delighted that they will play Ian Venables’ only String Quartet - originally commissioned by Droitwich Concert Club for their 25th anniversary in 1998.

    Benyounes Quartet....

    • Zara Benyounes violin
    • Emily Holland violin
    • Tetsuuma Nagata viola
    • Kim Vaughan cello

    Programme....

    • Mozart: String Quartet in D K575
    • Ian Venables: String Quartet Op 32 (1998)
    • Debussy: String Quartet

    Tickets......

    Available from www.artrix.co.uk or call box office on 01527 577330 (booking fees may apply)

    Single tickets cost £18. Concessionary tickets for registered disabled patrons, unemployed people and all students cost £5. Young people aged 8 to 25 can be admitted free of charge thanks to the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

    See http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/index.php/site/ticket_prices for further details of discounts vioa membership subscriptions and other benefits

    For more details of this and other Bromsgrove Concerts events go to

    www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk

  • Sat 19 Mar 2016 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    All Saints’ Church, Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove, B60 1AF

    Spring Concert

    Programme...

    • Faure’s Requiem
    • Chilcott’s Requiem

    Conductor....John Brierley

    Soloists....

    • Sheila Davies (soprano)
    • Dale Harris (tenor)
    • Simon Gray (bass)
    • Joe Cooper (organ). 

     

    Tickets priced £10 (children/students free) are available from 01527 873826 or on the door

  • Sat 19 Mar 2016 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Laurence Church, School Lane, Alvechurch, B48 7SB

    Programme......

    • Dvorak – ‘American’ Quartet
    • Elgar – Violin Sonata
    • Laing – Violin Sonata
    • Borodin – Notturno, 2nd Quartet


    performed by Ricahrd Laing, Shuah Oliver, Simon Marlow and friends

     

     

    Ticket information – 2015/16 Season:

    The doors open at 7pm for our pre-concert bar serving wine and soft drinks.......interval refreshments include bar, tea, coffee and cake

    Adult   £13 Advance booking discounts   £1 per ticket

    School Children   Free when accompanying adults

    Full time students Free

    Young Musicians’ Showcase   Donations

    Tickets available from  Village Green Grocer, Alvechurch or from TMS 0121 447 7040

    or book on line HERE

    Parking & Accessibilty   Free on-site parking + disabled access & facilities

  • Sat 16 Apr 2016 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    The Ark, St Laurence Church, School Lane, Alvechurch, B48 7SB

    Programme..............

    • Rossini – Barber of Saville Overture
    • Bizet – Suite from Carmen
    • Rodrigo – Concierto de Aranjuez, Adagio
    • ............and many more Spanish delights – olé!

    Performed by The Enigma String Quartet
    Charlotte Beresford and Caroline Bodimead, violins,                  Elly Gosling, viola and Elizabeth Garside, cello

    To compliment this evening’s concert, the usual refreshments are available during the interval plus sangria and tapas.

    Ticket information – 2015/16 Season:               

    The doors open at 7pm for our pre-concert bar serving wine and soft drinks.......interval refreshments include bar, tea, coffee and cake

    Adult   £13 Advance booking discounts   £1 per ticket

    School Children   Free when accompanying adults

    Full time students Free

    Tickets available from  Village Green Grocer, Alvechurch or from TMS 0121 447 7040

    or book on line HERE

    Parking & Accessibilty   Free on-site parking + disabled access & facilities

  • Sun 24 Apr 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    Elaine Feinstein (nee Cooklin) is a prize-winning poet, novelist, playwright, biographer and translator. She has written fifteen novels, many radio plays and television dramas. Her first novel, The Circle (1970) was long listed for the ‘lost’ Man Booker prize in 2010. Her five biographies include A Captive Lion: the Life of Marina Tsvetaeva (1987) and Pushkin (1998). Ted Hughes: The Life of a Poet (2001) was shortlisted for the biennial Marsh Biography Prize. Her biography of Anna Akhmatova, Anna of all the Russias (2005) has been translated into twelve languages, including Russian.

    Elaine Feinstein has travelled extensively, not only to read her work at festivals across the world, but to be Writer in Residence for the British Council, first in Singapore, and then in Tromso, Norway. She was a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow at Bellagio in 1998. Her work has been translated into most European languages. She has served as a judge for the Gregory Awards, the Independent Foreign Fiction Award, the Costa Poetry Prize and the Rossica Award for Literature translated from Russian, and in 1995 was chairman of the judges for the T.S. Eliot Prize.

    In 2005 she was awarded a Civil List pension in recognition of her services to Literature

    TICKETS

    Single Tickets, £12  subject to availability, can be purchased from the Ticket Secretary, WORDS,

    13 Robins Hill Drive, Alvechurch, B48 7NJ.  Tel: 0121 445 3485

     Or from the BOX OFFICE at ARTRIX., School Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1AX

          Tel:  01527 577330   boxoffice [at] artrix [dot] co [dot] uk   www.artrix.co.uk

    For more information visit www.bromsgrovewords.com

  • Sat 30 Apr 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    St John's Church, Kidderminster Rd, Bromsgrove B61 7JW map

    A blockbuster of a work, Verdi’s Requiem is often described as the best opera he never wrote. Lavish, dramatic and downright scary, this piece will pin you to your seat. It’s the ultimate in dramatic intensity: this extraordinary work speaks of heaven and hell, fire and earth, darkness and light in music that is as much theatrical as it is devotional. 

    Prepare for a whirlwind of a performance from a super line-up of soloists including Claire Prewer, together with the ladies and gentlemen of the Chorus of the Orchestra of St John. 

    “Local music making at its best” The Birmingham Post.

     

    Orchestra of St John.................Richard Jenkinson conductor

    • Claire Prewer soprano
    • TBC  alto
    • TBC  tenor
    • TBC  bass
    • The OSJ Chorus

     

    Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door, u16s free. On sale from March 1st 2016

    Box office  www.artrix.co.uk ...... 01527 577330

    or in person at Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B61 1PQ 

    or call 01527 870048

    For more information visit www.osjbromsgrove.org

  • Sat 7 May 2016 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Laurence Church, School Lane, Alvechurch, B48 7SB

    Programme.......................

    • Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante
    • Schubert – Quartetsatz D.103
    • Schubert – Quartetsatz D.703
    • Schoenberg – Transfigured Night

    Performed by Richard Laing and friends

    Ticket information – 2015/16 Season:

    The doors open at 7pm for our pre-concert bar serving wine and soft drinks.......interval refreshments include bar, tea, coffee and cake

    Adult   £13 Advance booking discounts   £1 per ticket

    School Children   Free when accompanying adults

    Full time students Free

    Young Musicians’ Showcase   Donations

    Tickets available from  Village Green Grocer, Alvechurch or from TMS 0121 447 7040

    or book on line HERE

    Parking & Accessibilty   Free on-site parking + disabled access & facilities

  • Sun 5 Jun 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    Tony Garnett was born in Birmingham and read psychology at University College, London where he spent most of his time acting in the Drama Society and on TV.  Describing himself as a Jack of all trades, helping to make dramatic fiction for the screen Tony has had a prestigious and varied career as an actor, script editor, screenwriter, director and producer. 

    He began his television career in his twenties as an actor, appearing in The Boys and a wide selection of TV dramas including Z Cars.  From 1964 to 1969 he worked on The Wednesday Play and produced many films for television including Cathy Come Home. He continued his collaboration with Ken Loach with The big Flame, After a Lifetime, Family Life, Days of Hope and The Price of Coal. He also produced and co-wrote Kes, from Barry Hines’ book A Kestrel for a Knave.

    In addition he introduced Mike Leigh with Hard Labour, GF Newman with Law and Order and Roland Joffe’s first film, The Spongers  

    He produced, wrote and directed Prostitute in 1979 and Handgun in 1981. Working in Hollywood in the Eighties he produced work as varied as Earth Girls are Easy and the Sesame Street film Follow That Bird and The Shadowmakers, starring Paul Newman and directed by Roland Joffe.

    In 1990 he returned to the UK , bringing to the screen many single films and drama series, including Ballykissangel, Between the Lines and This Life.

    He has also had a prestigious academic career and did five years as Professor of Media Arts at Royal Holloway College,  University of London, with honorary doctorates from Reading and Birmingham universities.

    Since stepping back from producing work for the screen, he has published two novels: The Seductions of Lucy Foster and Marine Ices. His third, Free Love, will be published soon.

    TICKETS

    Single Tickets, £12  subject to availability, can be purchased from the Ticket Secretary, WORDS,

    13 Robins Hill Drive, Alvechurch, B48 7NJ.  Tel: 0121 445 3485

     Or from the BOX OFFICE at ARTRIX., School Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1AX

          Tel:  01527 577330   boxoffice [at] artrix [dot] co [dot] uk   www.artrix.co.uk

    For more information visit www.bromsgrovewords.com

  • Sat 18 Jun 2016 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM

    St Laurence Church, School Lane, Alvechurch, B48 7SB

    Programme

    • Mozart – Horn Concerto No.4
    • Mozart – Symphony No.5
    • Mozart – Symphony No.29
    • Haydn – Symphony No.67
    • Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba


    Performed by The Midland Sinfonia
    Richard Laing, conductor

    Ticket information – 2015/16 Season:

    The doors open at 7pm for our pre-concert bar serving wine and soft drinks.......interval refreshments include bar, tea, coffee and cake

    Adult   £13 Advance booking discounts   £1 per ticket

    School Children   Free when accompanying adults

    Full time students Free

    Tickets available from  Village Green Grocer, Alvechurch or from TMS 0121 447 7040

    or book on line HERE

    Parking & Accessibilty   Free on-site parking + disabled access & facilities

  • Sat 18 Jun 2016 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Andrew’s Church, Sandhills Road, Barnt Green B45 8NR

    ‘American Song Book’

    Tickets....to include a superb buffet supper......

    £10.00 : Accompanied children (under 16 years of age) £5.00 inc refreshments

    Phone the Ticket Secretary TEL: 0121 445 2344.
    or please contact a society member.

    For more information, visit

    www.barntgreenchoralsociety.org.uk/

  • Sat 23 Jul 2016 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    St John's Church, Kidderminster Rd, Bromsgrove B61 7JW map

    We take little listeners on a fun journey through the magical world of classical music and the orchestra. Richard Jenkinson puts the players through their paces with the aid of some participation from you the audience! This special one-hour concert is followed by a cream tea.

    Tickets....in advance £10.00. On the door £12.00

    Available from box office  www.artrix.co.uk 

    Telephone 01527 577330 or

    in person at Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B61 1PQ 

    or call 01527 870048

    For more information visit www.osjbromsgrove.org

     

  • Sat 23 Jul 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove B61 7JW

    Richard Jenkinson gives a fine cello recital including the Sonata for Solo Cello by Kodaly to mark the completion of his PhD at the University of Birmingham

    For more information visit www.osjbromsgrove.org

  • Sun 24 Jul 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    St John's Church, Kidderminster Rd, Bromsgrove B61 7JW

    Gala Concert featuring....

    • Beethoven Symphony no 1
    • Beethoven Piano Concerto no 4
    • Beethoven Symphony no 2

    Orchestra of St John are delighted to welcome to the finale of the 2016 St John's Music Fest, internationally renowned artist Mark Bebbington in Beethoven's outrageouly lush fourth piano concerto

    • The Orchestra of St John
    • Conductor Richard Jenkinson

    For more details visit www.osjbromsgove.org

     

  • Sun 11 Sep 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    Lucy Brett joined the BBFC as an Examiner in 2004 and became Education Officer in 2010, before being appointed Head of Education in 2012. Prior to joining the BBFC, she was a journalist for trade and consumer home entertainment magazines including Timecode, Total DVD and Home Entertainment Week and was also a media studies teacher.

    As Head of Education she represent the BBFC at events like the Hay Literary Festival, the Cinemagic young people’s film festival in Belfast and the Cambridgeshire Young People’s Film Festival. These events, in addition to the BBFC's own education events, offer an extremely effective litmus test as to how younger people respond to film ratings, and what issues are important to them. Issues they regularly discuss include racist language in films and the need to protect children from potentially harmful material.

    TICKETS

    Single Tickets, £12  subject to availability, can be purchased from the Ticket Secretary, WORDS,

    13 Robins Hill Drive, Alvechurch, B48 7NJ.  Tel: 0121 445 3485

     Or from the BOX OFFICE at ARTRIX., School Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1AX

          Tel:  01527 577330   boxoffice [at] artrix [dot] co [dot] uk   www.artrix.co.uk

    For more information visit www.bromsgrovewords.com

  • Sun 16 Oct 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    Bruce is Head of Music for the RSC, and has worked on numerous productions from the Shakespeare repertoire as well as The Christmas Truce, Morte d’Arthur, Hecuba, Women Beware Women and the musicals Merry Wives and Matilda (original Stratford production/Cambridge Theatre, West End/UK cast album).

    TRAINED: Birmingham Conservatoire, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, National Opera Studio.

    OTHER WORK INCLUDES: Orchestral piano and celeste with the CBSO; broadcasts onRadio 3 of the Poulenc Sextet for the ‘Ensemble’ programme, and live from the Royal Albert Hall performing Berlin cabaret songs with Mecklenburgh Opera at the Proms; also on Radio 2 with The Red Lemon Electric Blues Band, and performances with them at many festivals and venues including Cork International Jazz Festival and as support for the Chuck Berry UK tour.

    AS COMPOSER: Sherlock Holmes in Trouble, Bats, Uncle Vanya (Royal Exchange, Manchester).

    AS MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Cyrano de Bergerac (National Theatre); City of Angels, Assassins (Welsh College of Music & Drama); Sweeney Todd, Carmen, The Magic Flute (New Victoria, Newcastle under Lyme)

    TICKETS

    Single Tickets, £12  subject to availability, can be purchased from the Ticket Secretary, WORDS,

    13 Robins Hill Drive, Alvechurch, B48 7NJ.  Tel: 0121 445 3485

     Or from the BOX OFFICE at ARTRIX., School Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1AX

          Tel:  01527 577330   boxoffice [at] artrix [dot] co [dot] uk   www.artrix.co.uk

    For more information visit www.bromsgrovewords.com