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 29 Sep 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    A member of the internationally acclaimed Sands family, Colum Sands is a universal storyteller who draws on a long Irish tradition of poetic musicality to weave songs for the world.
     

    On his travels around the world he has discovered that many of his songs had arrived before him, carried by other singers and in recordings by fellow performers like Andy Irvine, Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy, Roy Bailey, Mick Hanley, Gerard van Maasakkers, Rosemary Woods, Iain McIntosh and Enda Kenny.

    A truly gifted perfromer whose rapport with his audience is second to none.

    Members £7.00 : Under 25s £3.50 : Non members £9.00

  • Sat 1 Oct 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

    A Concert of music by Mozart

    The Musical Joke k522

    Violin concerto no 5 The Turkish k219

    Aria: Come Scoglio, Così fan Tutte 

    Aria: Ach, ich fuhls, The Magic Flute 

    Alleluia, Exsultate Jubilate

    Symphony no 36 The Linz k425 

     

    Richard Jenkinson conductor 

    Claire Prewer soprano 

    Charlotte Moseley violin 

    The Orchestra of St John Bromsgrove

    Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door, child free. Box office www.artrix.co.uk

  • 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

  • Sat 8 Oct 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

    Short, informal concerts lasting about 50 minutes followed by cake and tea or coffee. Admission free (Donations appreciated)

    Freya Brylka-Mee (Harp)

     Harp music from Baroque to Art Deco

     

  • 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

  • Thu 20 Oct 2016 7:30 PM - Sat 22 Oct 2016 9:30 PM

    Beacon Church Centre,

    Whetty Lane, Rubery, B45 9DL

    Rubery Drama Group present

    The Ghost Train by Arnold Ridley

    The Ghost Train is a theatre comedy suspense thriller, written in 1923 by the English actor and playwright Arnold Ridley. The story centres upon the social interaction of a group of railway passengers who have been stranded at a remote rural station overnight who are increasingly threatened by a latent external force, with a reveal denouement ending.

    Tickets: £7.00 or £6.00 concession

    Contact: 0121 453 8733 or 0121 445 2323

    Doors open at 7.00, performance at 7.30 pm

  • 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

  • Sat 22 Oct 2016 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

    St Laurence Church and The Ark, Alvechurch, Worcs B48 7SB

    Performed by Tedasco - The Midland Sinfonia resident quartet

    Mozart – Quartet No.19 ‘Dissonance’
    Bridge – Londonderry Air
    Dvořák – Quartet in E flat


    Join Nic Fallowfield and Tedesca Quartet for a delightful evening of music and introduction.

    Tickets £14.50 (£1.50 discount if bought in advance) from Midlandsinfonia.co.uk (accompanied schoolchildren and full-time students free)

  • Thu 17 Nov 2016 9:00 AM - Sun 20 Nov 2016 2:00 PM

    Friends of St John's are delighted to announce that the Christmas Markets are returning to Bromsgrove, once again to coincide with the Christmas Light Switch On.
    The Christmas Market will take place in the event space in Bromsgrove High Street on Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th November 2016.

    Thursday 9am til 4pm
    Friday 9am til 4pm
    Saturday 9am til 6pm
    Sunday 10am til 2pm

  • Sat 19 Nov 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

    Short, informal concerts lasting about 50 minutes followed by cake and tea or coffee. Admission free (Donations appreciated)

    Bromsgrove School Strings and Brass.

     Entertainment by Bromsgrove School musicians

  • Fri 2 Dec 2016 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

    St Laurence Church and The Ark, Alvechurch, Worcs B48 7SB

    Corelli – Christmas Concerto
    Mendelssohn – String Symphony No.10
    Neruda – Trumpet Concerto
    Mozart – Divertimento in B flat
    Tchaikovsky – Elegy
    Handel – Concerto Grosso in A

    The Midland Sinfonia
    Nic Fallowfield, conductor
    Anthony Thompson, trumpet

    Tickets £14.50 (£1.50 discount if bought in advance) from Midlandsinfonia.co.uk (accompanied children and full-time students free)

  • Sat 10 Dec 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

    Join us for our traditional Christmas concert, and afterwards in the Parish Centre.
    To wish you a happy Christmas the choir offers you free refreshments - including cheese and stollen.

    Tickets
    Adults £10.00 inc refreshments.
    Accompanied children under 16 years of age £5.00 inc refreshments
    Tickest are available from Society Members or from our Ticket Secretary.
    Tel: 0121 445 2344

  • Sat 4 Feb 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    St Laurence Church and The Ark, Alvechurch, Worcs B48 7SB

    Our annual fundraiser – an entertaining general knowledge quiz plus fish and chips. Teams of up to six with singles accommodated.

    £8.50 pp to include fish & chip supper. Usual bar available or corkage payable.
    Booking essential:midlandsinfonia [at] gmail [dot] comtel: 0121 447 7040 | 07889 147 861

  • Sat 4 Mar 2017 7:30 PM

    St Laurence Church and The Ark, Alvechurch, Worcs B48 7SB

    Schumann – Piano Quintet Op.44
    Brahms – String Quartet in B flat
    Clara Schumann – Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann Op.20

    The Midland Sinfonia Resident Quartet
    Charles Matthews, piano
    ‘I wish I could write to you as tenderly as I love you…’ –Brahms to Clara Schumann, May 1856. A story to pluck the heart strings.

    Tickets £14.50 (£1.50 discount if bought in advance) from Midlandsinfonia.co.uk (accompanied schoolchildren and full-time students free)

  • Sun 19 Mar 2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    St Laurence Church and The Ark, Alvechurch, Worcs B48 7SB

    Now celebrating our tenth anniversary – an annual invitation to all young musicians, up to 18 years old, to perform before an appreciative audience. This showcase promotes a ‘concert’ environment to assist the performer to grow in confidence.

    Our sincere thanks to our showcase sponsors:
    St. Laurence Church, venue
    John Tyrrell MPTA MIMIT, piano tuning
    Keith Woolford, Arch Media

    following the performances you are invited to join us for refreshments in The Ark
    Contact: midlandsinfonia [at] gmail [dot] com | tel: 0121 447 7040 | 07889 147 861

    Admission free - donations appreciated

     

  • Sat 1 Apr 2017 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

    St Laurence Church and The Ark, Alvechurch, Worcs B48 7SB

    Gershwin – Summertime
    Clarke – Trumpet Voluntary
    Bridge – Cherry Ripe
    Puccini – Crisantemi
    Koenig – Post Horn Galop
    and more…

    The Midland Sinfonia
    Nic Fallowfield, conductor
    Anthony Thompson, trumpet
    Works demonstrating the versatility and magical qualities of the trumpet. Plus, flugelhorn, piccolo, cornet, conch shell, rams horn and a didgeridoo!

    Tickets £14.50 (£1.50 discount if bought in advance) from Midlandsinfonia.co.uk (accompanied schoolchildren and full-time students free)

  • Sat 6 May 2017 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

    St Laurence Church and The Ark, Alvechurch, Worcs B48 7SB

    Perennial favourites being performed will include:
    Sweet Georgia Brown
    Tea for Two
    Tiger Rag
    Honeysuckle Rose
    Night and Day…

    Fret & Fiddle, Jazz Quartet
    A new guest quartet visiting TMS playing jazz Stéphane Grappelli-style!

    Tickets £14.50 (£1.50 discount if bought in advance) from Midlandsinfonia.co.uk (accompanied schoolchildren and full-time students free)

  • Sat 17 Jun 2017 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

    St Laurence Church and The Ark, Alvechurch, Worcs B48 7SB

    Haydn – Hymphony No.45 ‘Farewell’
    Dvořák – Two Waltzes for Strings Op.54
    Mozart – Bassoon Concerto
    Arnold – Sinfonietta No.1

    The Midland Sinfonia
    Nic Fallowfield, conductor
    Llinos Owen, bassoon
    A pre-Bromsgrove Festival concert

    Tickets £14.50 (£1.50 discount if bought in advance) from Midlandsinfonia.co.uk (accompanied schoolchildren and full-time students free)