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 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

    PLEASE NOTE THE PRODUCTION IS RECOMMENDED FOR AGE 14 AND OVER DUE TO ADULT
    THEMES AND LANGUAGE

    Tickets from Artrix (click link)

    In the Studio Unallocated seating £10.00

    For more information visit www.allandsundry.org

     

  • Thu 22 Sep 2016 7:45 PM - Sat 24 Sep 2016 10:30 PM

    Palace Theatre, The Room Upstairs, Alcester Street, Redditch, Worcestershire B98 8AE

    The play examines the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple,
    Martha and George. Late one evening, after a university faculty party, George
    and Martha 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.This masterful play won many awards and a film adaptation
    starred Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Sandy Dennis and George Segal.

    PLEASE NOTE THE PRODUCTION IS RECOMMENDED FOR AGE 14AND OVER DUE TO ADULT THEMES AND LANGUAGE

    Tickets : 01527 65203 or www.redditchpalacetheatre.com

    Tickets £11.00*

    *inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4.
     

  • Tue 4 Oct 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    St John the Baptist Church, 14 Kidderminster Rd, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B61 7JW

    Well known explorer, author & BBC Radio 4 broadcaster John Pilkington returns to St John’s with his latest talk. On Tuesday 4th October John will deliver his presentation “Russia & Europe: What Next?” where he will recount the stories of his solo journey through Eastern Europe and into Russia.

    When asked about his latest travels John said “Passions are running high in Ukraine and the breakaway states of the Caucasus. Vladimir Putin’s adventures in Ukraine took the West by surprise. But I think, in some ways they followed a pattern that goes back more than a century to the legendry “Great Game” between Russia and Britain in Victoria times. Since the Soviet Union’s break-up, Transnistria, Abkhazia and South Ossetia have become Russia’s ‘forgotten’ satellite states – unrecognised and unheard of by most outsiders. Now Donetsk and Luhansk have joined the list, and Russia has full control of Crimea.

    In 2015 John met people on both sides of these disputed borders, and promises some surprising insights in his talk.

    Friends of St John’s Chairman Jo Slade enthused “John has been described as “one of Britain’s best tellers of travellers’ tails, and his previous talks in St John’s have been inspiration and informative. John is a wonderful speaker, bring the tails of his travels to life with his fabulous photographs and enthusiastic and captivating style.

    Tickets for John Pilkington “Russia & Europe: What Next?” are £7.50 each, with a special offer of just £2.50 for students. Available in person from the Parish Office, 14 Kidderminster Road, by email friends [dot] stjohns [dot] church [at] gmail [dot] com or phone 01527 853734. The talk takes place at St John’s on Tuesday 4th October at 7.30pm, doors open at 7.

    Friends of St John’s raise funds to support the ongoing maintenance and restoration needs at Bromsgrove’s landmark, historic building. Events are organised to make full use of the space and to bring a new audience into the building.

    For more information www.facebook.com/FriendsStJohnsBromsgrove

    or on Twitter @FriendsStJohns

     Tickets £7.50 & £2.50 for students : friends [dot] stjohns [dot] church [at] gmail [dot] com : 01527 835734

    Doors open at 7.00pm

     

     

  • 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