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.

  • Thu 26 May 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    Two time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011 and were soon signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 they released their debut album, The Queen’s Lover. Numerous tours followed as the duo developed and honed their stage craft, becoming one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene.

    In January 2013, the pair picked up the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award following which Following they toured the country and, after completing school and University Exams, began touring again at the beginning of June - a schedule which saw them play venues and festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport’s Cropredy Convention as well as appearing live on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Show.

    After recording their second album in the November of 2013, again with Fellside, Russell and Algar received the Horizon Award for Best breakthrough act at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The second album, The Call, was then released in July receiving 5 Stars in fRoots, 4 Stars in both R2 Magazine and The Telegraph and a host of other brilliant reviews, Bright Young Folk describing it as an “outstanding show of maturity” with “enormous promise”.

    The duo come from musical households and both began to develop their musical skills long before joining forces. Algar, originally a member of TRI became All Ireland Champion, and All Britain Champion on numerous occasions before the age of 16 and Russell had begun a career as a solo musician supporting acts such as Karine Polwart and Lau, amongst others.

    Admission...members £7.00 under 25s £3.50 non members £9.00

    For more details contact Bob on 0121 476 5938 and/or go to www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

  • 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

  • Tue 7 Jun 2016 7:30 PM - Sat 11 Jun 2016 7:30 PM

  • Thu 9 Jun 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    These Canadian folk stars rocked the folk/roots music scene as the rhythm section of Tanglefoot, a hard-working band with a massive presence and a fanatically loyal following throughout Canada, the US & Britain.

    Now Rob Ritchie, Al Parrish and Steve Ritchie, along with percussionist/singer/songwriter Beaker Granger, have re-connected as RPR.  

    The new configuration affords the four veteran performers the opportunity to stretch their wings and create a rich and memorable interfusion of music, stories, laughter and reminiscence. It's light and shade, irreverent and poignant, gentle as a whisper and rampantly energetic.

    And whether it's an original country song of Al's, Rob's incisive humour, the drop-dead vocal harmonies in a new acapella song or the occasional re-working of an old Tanglefoot tune, all the old chemical energy and impact ...are still there.

    Admission Members £8.00 non-members £10.00 under 25s £4.00

    For more details contact Bob on 0121 476 5938 or go to www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

  • 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/

  • Thu 30 Jun 2016 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM

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

    Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other: Shades of Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be - but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives delivering his "songs of lyrical intelligence" according to BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris.

    Martyn is a powerful singer and songwriter gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics. With a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances, the versatility of his music touches genres of folk, rock, soul, folk funk and Americana, yet somehow all these labels cannot define the spirit of his music.

    We are very proud that he has agreed to grace our Bromsgrove stage.

    Members £8.00, non-members £12.00, under 25s £4.00

    Advance ticket sales at www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk/martynjoseph.html

    For more details call Bob on 0121 476 5938

  • Sat 2 Jul 2016 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    St. Martin’s Church, Worcester, WR5 2ED

    Dancing Master Brian Stanton with Musicians Cat’s Whiskers
    Music from the period by The Gallery Trio
    Light refreshments provided.
    Evening or costume preferred
    Tickets £12 from Liz Stanton 01905 353995, liz [at] stanton [dot] eclipse [dot] co [dot] uk
     

  • Sun 10 Jul 2016 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1PQ

    Nick Sharratt is an illustrator and author of children’s books. His work is split between illustrating for other writers and producing his own picture books for younger audiences. In this session he'll be sharing some of his favourite books, showing how he creates his characters and sharing his drawing tips. For age 5 upwards.

    Tickets £4 (child) £6 (adult)

    Artrix Box Office Tel. 01527 577330 www.artrix.co.uk

    WORDS Ticket contact: 0121 445 3485

    For more information visit: www.bromsgrovewords.com

  • 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

  • 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