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 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

     

  • Thu 28 Jul 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Four acts new to the area who are anxious to prove to the Bromsgrove audience that they are worthy of a full booking at either the Club and/or The Bromsgrove Folk Festival. Acts lined up this time are...

    Two Coats Colder - Essex based and already a favourite four piece around the Festival circuit, they are guaranteed to get you singing along with their melodic and lay-back mix of original and traditional songs featuring guitars, bass, mandolin and Indian Harmonium.

    Skinner and T'Witch - Leeds based duo performing ‘music to melt the heart’, with driving rhythms, intense harmonies, and inspiring lyrics, combining many influences: British folk, flamenco, musicals, classical and ‘world’ music, woven into their own original material.

    Bernard Hoskin - From Cambridge this acoustic roots singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is an experienced performer who play a mixture of original songs, traditional folk and covers on 6 and 12 string guitar and mandola.

    A N Other - awaiting confirmation

    Non-members are, as always more than welcome. Admission on the door...members £4.00 non-members £6.00. Under 25s £2.00 and free membership

    Bromsgrove Folk Club meets at Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Catshill, Bromsgrove B61 0JJ
     

  • Thu 11 Aug 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Catshill, B61 0JJ

    As the name of this duo implies, Elly Beurskens and Bruno van Hoek play their music – straight, clean and simple – from the heart, using their voices and the stringed instruments that are so typical for old-time country and bluegrass: banjo, dobro, mandolin, and guitar.

    Apart from being ‘regulars’ in the Dutch folk, country and bluegrass scene, Heartstrings have appeared on stages in Germany, Denmark and the USA, and are regular and well-loved guests in British folk and bluegrass clubs.

    Pay on admission members £7.00 under 25s £3.50 non-members £9.00

    Bromsgrove Folk Club prides itself on its friendliness, especially welcoming non-members at all time.

    For more information visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

  • Thu 25 Aug 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Catshill Social Club, Meado0w Road, Catshill, B61 0JJ

    If anyone can capture a story, a movie, a vignette of time - then embrace it within the measure of a single song - it’s Mike Silver. Long heralded as a master craftsman of song-writing, singing and performing, his albums have retained a consistently high standard of storytelling and musicianship all down the years.

    It’s the voice that you can’t miss, right from the get-go.....a warm, seasoned instrument in its own right that brings to life every song that it delivers.  Accompanied by his crystal-clear guitar work, together with restrained instrumental and vocal accompaniment, Mike makes every song totally his own.  

    Definitely not a show to be missed

     

    Admission.....members £7.00 under 25s £3.50 plus free membership non-members £9.00

    Bromsgrove Folk Club prides itself on its friendliness and non-members are sure of a welcome that will make them want to come back for more.

    For more information visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

     

  • 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

  • Sat 17 Sep 2016 7:30 PM - Sun 18 Sep 2016 10:00 PM

    The play examines the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George.

    Late one evening, after a university faculty party, they receive an unwitting younger couple, Nick and Honey, as guests, and draw them into their bitter and frustrated relationship in a night of deadly game playing.

    The play is in three acts. The title is a pun on the song Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? substituting the name of the celebrated English author Virginia Woolf.

    This masterful play won many awards and the film adaptation starred Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Sandy Dennis and George Segal

    Tickets from Artrix (click link)

    In the Studio Unallocated seating £10.00

    For more information visit www.allandsundry.org

     

  • 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

  • Sat 22 Oct 2016 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Avoncroft Arts Centre, Redditch Rd, Bromsgrove, B60 4JR.

    David and Kathryn Wright with Musicians Patchwork,
    Workshop, tea at 4pm, 4:15-6:15 ,
    Ball 7:30-10:30,
    American supper between the events, please bring a plate to share.
    Costume optional
    Tickets £12 from Liz Stanton 01905 353995, liz [at] stanton [dot] eclipse [dot] co [dot] uk