Forthcoming Events

Bromsgrove's own arts centre, The 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.

  • Wed 27 Aug 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Beacon Church Centre, Whetty Lane, Rubery, B45 9DL

    Using Thermofax Screen with Sue Castle

    Admission £3.50

    For more information visit http://www.southbirminghamguildofsilkpainters.co.uk

     

  • Thu 28 Aug 2014 8:15 PM - 11:00 PM

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

    After 12 years of teaching English full time in secondary schools in the South of France, she decided to apply for a job as a French teacher in England, as she felt it would boost her English to live abroad for a year. 
    She got one in Stockton-on-Tees and was living in Darlington at the time (great part of the world to improve on your English, like). 

    She had also been singing for years in France before that and that’s why she found it quite natural to turn up at the Darlington folk club one night to meet the locals and sing a song... She didn’t realise then that this was going to be the beginning of a new life in England for her.

    Her repertoire is very open as she likes all sorts of different music genres. Her songs include famous numbers, including Allan Taylor's "Roll on the day", Kieran Halpin's "Making up the miles", Colum Sands' "The child who asks why", Starrett and Laird's " John Condon" but also Edith Piaf's eternal favourites "No regrets", "La vie en rose"... or Jacques Brel's "Amsterdam" and "Ne me quitte pas"...

    She also loves songs full of energy or, as she calls them herself, full of "vavavoum" such as Bonnie Raitt's "Road's my middle name", Kris Kristofferson's "Bobby McGee" (Janis Joplin way)... There's also space for lovely ballads such as "Georgia on my mind" or Frank Sinatra's "Strangers in the night" as well as jazzy tunes like "Let's fall in love", "Misty" or "Fly me to the moon". 
    So even if you have never seen or heard her before, surely there will be something in her repertoire to suit your taste!

    Members £6.00 Non-members £8.00 Under 21s £3.00 including free membership

    For more details visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

  • Sat 6 Sep 2014 7:30 PM - Sun 7 Sep 2014 7:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    Julia has been injured in a car crash in which a business associate died. Recovering from her injuries she is visited by widow, Margaret, who quickly begins to encroach on Julia’s life. Things then begin to take a sinister twist..

    Tickets...www.artrix.co.uk or Box Office 01527 577330
     
     

  • Fri 19 Sep 2014 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    Author of many acclaimed historical works will focus on the Gunpowder Plot and her new book Perilous Question.

    TICKETS: £12.00; STUDENTS £6.00. ARTRIX: 01527 577330 www.artrix.co.uk WORDS: 0121 445 3485

    For more information visit www.bromsgrovewords.com

  • Wed 24 Sep 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Beacon Church Centre, Whetty Lane, Rubery, B45 9DL

    Creating Silk Jewellery with Kay Morris

    Admission £3.50

    For more information visit http://www.southbirminghamguildofsilkpainters.co.uk

  • Thu 2 Oct 2014 10:00 AM - Sat 4 Oct 2014 7:30 PM

    Crescent Theatre Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B16 8AE (map)

    Of Mice and Men

    Approximate Running: 2 Hours (Includes a 20 minute interval)

    by John Steinbeck : Directed by ndrew Corcoran

    Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th October 2014 in the Main House | Thu 2 & Fri 3 October 10am & 1.30pm | Sat 4 October 2.30pm & 7.30pm

    Set against the backdrop of the American Great Depression, John Steinbeck's powerful and gripping masterpiece tells the story of two outsiders in search of the American Dream.

    “Guys like us that work on the ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place.”

    George and his simple-minded friend Lennie have nothing in the world except the clothes on their backs and a dream that one day they will have some land of their own. A place to call home. Armed with nothing but hope, they hatch a plan to leave their life of poverty behind and make a fresh start.“A guy needs somebody - to be near him. Don't make no difference who the guy is, long's he's with you”

    The two men find work on a ranch and life looks good. But their arrival triggers a tragic chain of events. George and Lennie must protect each other from the cruelty and injustice that threatens to shatter their dream.

    Tickets from www.crescent-theatre.co.uk or 0121 643 5858

    Ticket offer: Buy 10 tickets get the 11th free. This offer is available for telephone/in person bookings only.

    Tickets: £15 | £10 Concessions

  • Wed 22 Oct 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Beacon Church Centre, Whetty Lane, Rubery, B45 9DL

    Experiment Painting with Different Types of Silk - Clive Garner

    Admission £3.50

    For more information visit http://www.southbirminghamguildofsilkpainters.co.uk

  • Thu 30 Oct 2014 8:15 PM - 11:00 PM

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

    James Keelaghan is one of Canada's international stars. His passionate mix of roots rock, Americana, and contemporary folk has established Keelaghan's presence in Europe, Australia, and North America. While growing up in western Canada, Keelaghan was an avid follower of music and theater, but studied history while attending the University of Calgary. Music took over, however history would be a major catalyst in Keelaghan's warm-hearted songwriting.

    Hugh McMillan – Multi-instrumentalist. Hugh is capable of playing practically anything with strings on it. He plays octave mandolin, mandolin, bass, fretless bass, 8 String Bass, pedal steel and lap steel, just for starters. He is a producer, composer and engineer, as well as a bit of a mad scientist. He plays concerts with Canada's super group Spirit of the West, James Keelaghan and Chilean-Canadian wildcat Oscar Lopez

    For more information about Bromsgrove Club and Festival go to www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

    Admission: Members £6.00 : Non-members £8.00 : under 21s £3.00 plus free membership

     

  • Fri 7 Nov 2014 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    The National Poet of Wales will talk about and read her own poetry.

    TICKETS: £12.00; STUDENTS £6.00. ARTRIX: 01527 577330 www.artrix.co.uk WORDS: 0121 445 3485 

    For more information visit www.bromsgrovewords.com

  • Wed 26 Nov 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Beacon Church Centre, Whetty Lane, Rubery, B45 9DL

    Silk Miscellany and Festive Nibbles - Members Evening

    Admission £3.50

    For more information visit http://www.southbirminghamguildofsilkpainters.co.uk

  • Sat 13 Dec 2014 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1PX

    Enjoy Gilbert & Sullivan at its very best from the Award Winning Bromsgrove Operatic Society. BOS bring to you a Gala performance of favourite pieces to reflect the wit and genius of this magical duo.

    Tickets may be purchased from Artrix. Watch this space for further details

    www.bromsgroveoperaticsociety.org.uk