Members


15th century Bromsgrove house
See Avoncroft Museum.
Credit: Mike Goodwin

Our Membership List can be seen below.

To become a member

We have plenty of room to include your society.
For membership details, please  bbcons [at] aol [dot] com (contact) our chairman, Bob Bignell

  • A regular opportunity for young musicians, songwriters and poets representing whatever genre to meet and perform for others and with others, learn from each other and from more experienced performers and generally enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed public environment

    Bob Bignell c/o Plaza Coffee, Chapel Street Precinct, Off High Street, Bromsgrove, B60 2BW
    acousticcafe [dot] bromsgrove [at] aol [dot] com
    07828 716842
  • We aim to get as many people as possible involved in live theatre. People from all backgrounds and abilities ~all ages above 12 are welcome. We do a huge variety of shows (Farce, drama, Shakespeare, musicals, pantomime etc.), enjoy a great social side, and there’s plenty of opportunity, on and off stage, for everyone! Visit our web site for further details or tel 0121 445 4065.

    Victoria Vollans,
    victoriavollans [at] btinternet [dot] com
    07852 222 268
    www.allandsundry.org
  • Painting for pleasure in watercolour, pastel, acrylic & oils. Anyone wishing to learn to paint is welcome ~ experienced guidance given.

    Tony Turpin
    anthony [dot] turpin [at] btinternet [dot] com
    01527 876 659
  • Bromsgrove’s very own theatre, cinema, live music and comedy venue. Special venue hire terms available for BAA Members.

    Andy Woods, Artrix, School Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1AX (pedestrian access, post and deliveries). Artrix, Slideslow Drive Bromsgrove B60 1PQ (car park)
    director [at] artrix [dot] co [dot] uk
    01527 572 739
    www.artrix.co.uk
  • Members: Folk Dancing, Drawing and Painting, Sugar craft, Textiles, Pottery, Calligraphy plus tuition and facilities hire.

    Stoke Heath Community Arts Centre, Redditch Road, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove B60 4JR
    avoncroftarts [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk
    01527 833829
  • We are a traditional folk dance group that enjoys country, American Contra and Playford-style dances. Newcomers welcome - we meet on Thursdays, 8pm till 10pm

    Liz Stanton
    Liz [at] stanton [dot] eclipse [dot] co [dot] uk
    01905 353995
  • Fascinating collection of buildings spanning seven centuries, rescued from imminent destruction & carefully rebuilt on a beautiful open-air site. Open from Mar – Dec hosting an attractive series of events throughout the year.

    Simon Carter, Avoncroft Museum, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove B60 4JR
    director [at] avoncroft [dot] org [dot] uk
    01527 831 363
    www.avoncroft.org.uk
  • We are a group of young people (aged from about 7) and our adult helpers who meet once a month to learn and explore the fun and interesting use of embroidery stitches and techniques

    Janet Lee
    brownowl [at] me [dot] com
    0121 445 4501
  • We are a mixed voice choir of about 70 singing members, meeting for rehearsals on Monday evenings, and perform 4 concerts a year.

    Fiona Brown
    chrishackney [at] barntgreenchoralsociety [dot] org [dot] uk
    0121 445 5513
  • Strategic overview and support of the Arts in the Bromsgrove District. This includes Street Theatre, Bromsgrove Arts Alive and particularly young people.

    Huw Moseley, The Council House, Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove B60 1AA or Redditch Borough Council, Town Hall, Walter Stranz Square, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 8AH
    h [dot] moseley [at] bromsgroveandredditch [dot] gov [dot] uk
    01527 881 381
  • We are a progressive and friendly concert band established in 1998 and based 
    at Catshill, near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. We play a wide range of music 
    and perform at many different events throughout the year such as bandstands, 
    village fetes, charity fundraising events, and also more formal indoor 
    concerts. We are always on the lookout for new players of any ability and 
    instrument (cornets, basses and trombones particularly welcome). Please see 
    our website or contact Vicky Stock for more information.

    Vicky Stock
    stock [dot] vicky [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk
    07845 897 760
  • We aim to provide an opportunity for the young to take part in a variety of musical activities, particularly ensemble work, in the Bromsgrove area.

    Chris Eldridge, Elgar Centre, Crown East Ln, Lwr Broadheath, WR2 6RH
    celdridge [at] worcestershire [dot] gov [dot] uk
    01905 333 344
  • Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at The Red Cross Centre, Barnsley Hall Drive, Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove.

    Mrs J Lloyd
    anthony [dot] turpin [at] btinternet [dot] com
    0121 445 3209
  • We meet together to enjoy singing and performing choral works.

    Susan Ray
    sdray [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk
  • Bromsgrove Community Choir is for people of all ages and abilities who enjoy singing whether they think they can sing or not.

    Ruth Henley
    r [dot] g [dot] henley [at] btinternet [dot] com
  • Promoting recitals of professional chamber music concerts, staging each year up to 8 concerts per season in Artrix.

    Bernard Hall-Mancey
    hallmancey [at] aol [dot] com
    01527 836 147
  • With a new committee formed, the dates changed and a draft programme involving the whole community and all aspects of the arts, 2014 promises to be an exciting year of renaissance for Bromsgrove Festival

    TC Peppercorn
    info [at] bromsgrovefestival [dot] co [dot] uk
  • Bringing the best in folk music to Worcestershire, encouraging development and continuation of folk arts and performance within the community.

    Bob Bignell
    bobcynfolk [at] aol [dot] com
    0121 476 5938
  • Busy community library offering books, music CDs, audio books, free computer access and more. Membership is free and open to all

    Caroline Faulkner, Library Manager, Bromsgrove Library, Stratford Road, Bromsgrove B60 1AP
    bromsgrovelib [at] worcestershire [dot] gov [dot] uk
    01905 822722
  • BOS promotes amateur participation in local arts. Each May we perform a major musical production and also an autumn concert.

    Ian Cox
    info [at] bromsgroveoperaticsociety [dot] org [dot] uk
    01527 543 808
  • Musical education and excellence!

    Jonathan Kingston, Webber House, Conway Rd, Bromsgrove B60 2AD
    jkingston [at] bromsgrove-school [dot] co [dot] uk
    01527 579 679
  • Studying local history.

    Anne Maguire
    con [at] beanstalk [dot] org
    01527 871354 or 01527 875225
    www.bsoc.co.uk
  • The promotion of professional concerts of English Song during the summer. See also ‘Bromsgrove Music Tours’

    Jennie McGregor-Smith
    song [at] mcgregor-smith [dot] com
    01527 872 422
  • Chaddesley Junior Strings (for children aged 7 upwards) and Chaddesley Strings (for adults of approx. Grade 3 - 8 standard)

    Friendly groups offering the opportunity to play string music together, performing regularly. All welcome, no audition necessary. Rehearsals in Bromsgrove on Saturday mornings.

    Georgia Vale
    gvale [at] inbox [dot] com
    01527 879 663
  •  Designer and maker of enamelled jewellery. Many events attended in and around the region.

    Christine Harmer
    caharmer [at] btinternet [dot] com
    01527 874 528
  • Coconut Pink is a range of hand-crafted, limited edition fashion jewellery made with vintage and contemporary beads

    Lisa Izirein
    enquiries [at] coconutpink [dot] co [dot] uk
    07720 934294
    www.coconutpink.co.uk
  • Creation Station work with local communities and groups to promote creativity
    and inspire imaginations of children and their parents/carers through a range of
    art and craft experiences. Our weekly sessions are aligned to the Government's
    Early Years Foundation Stage and have won various awards including Practical
    Pre-school gold medals. We are also members of the Pre-school Learning Alliance.

    Sharon Venton-Cooke
    sharon [dot] vc [at] thecreationstation [dot] co [dot] uk
    0844 854 9081
  • Supporting musical education of young people in the Bromsgrove District by offering grants and involving them in projects which will improve their musical skill and knowledge

    Jim Page
    jimpage [at] btinternet [dot] com
    01527 874136
  • Playing world beats on everything from drum kits to dustbins, providing samba/trash workshops for schools/community groups through Nick and Karen Ledbury

    Nick Ledbury
    sambaworkshops [at] yahoo [dot] com
    01527 577854
    www.glamba.co.uk
  • A chamber choir, rehearsing Wednesday evenings, available for church services, charity concerts etc. New members welcome.

    Mrs Jean Sterne
    heatherggriffin [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk
    0121 472 2028
  • Small pottery studio producing both functional and decorative work in stoneware, raku and mixed media.

    Nancy Frost
    nancyfrost [at] talktalk [dot] net
    01527 579 515
  • Promoting knowledge and appreciation of the life and works of AE Housman and his family and the causes of poetry & literature in general

    Jim Page
    jimpage [at] btinternet [dot] com
    01527 874 136
  • We are a social enterprise (a not-for-profit company) whose objects are:

    "to use performance and media arts to enhance the life and wellbeing, and to enhance social cohesion  of the residents in  the midlands" 

    Jan Higgitt
    jestaminute [at] blueyonder [dot] co [dot] uk
    01527 514 049
    www.jestaminute.co.uk
  • Meet 1st Saturday each month (not Jan) at Longbridge Methodist Church. Demonstrations & two exhibitions per year - new members are welcome.

    Jennie Wilson
    wjen [at] blueyonder [dot] co [dot] uk
    0121 453 7097
  • TMS professional orchestra with Music Director Richard Laing play classical music ranging from piano recitals to full orchestral concerts. Based in Alvechurch and playing at St Laurence Church, Artrix Bromsgrove and other venues around the West Midlands. We welcome invitations to play at other venues, in festivals and we promote young musicians in our Youth Showcase

    Marian Barwell
    marian [at] barwell [dot] fsbusiness [dot] co [dot] uk
    0121 447 7040
  • Aiming to provide stimulating Arts education and a wide range of performing opportunities for students.

    Steve Cowperthwaite, NBHS, School Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1BA
    email:JSC [at] northbromsgrove [dot] worcs [dot] sch [dot] uk
    01527 872 375
  • New College provides high quality innovative arts education which promotes individual independence and the development of skills for employment in the areas of creative and expressive arts

    Geoff Moore NEW College, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1PQ
    gmoore [at] ne-worcs [dot] ac [dot] uk
    01527 572535
    www.ne-worcs.ac.uk
  • Ambient and electronic music

    Peter Tedstone
    peter [dot] tedstone [at] btinternet [dot] com
    01527 66465
  • Small friendly group meeting on Monday evenings about eight times a year to read plays. Theatre visits twice a year.

    Kate Shaw
    kate [at] shaw-line [dot] com
    01527 831426
  • Professional artist, tutor and framer working in pastel, water colour, pencil and oil. Wildlife, landscape and portrait commissions, tutoring and framing

    Richard Crabtree
    Richard [dot] crabtree [at] tiscali [dot] co [dot] uk
    01527 837880 or 07968 808518
  • Bringing live Amateur Drama of a wide variety by way of entertaining performances to the community of Rubery and the surrounding area.

    David Morris
    kaymo [at] talktalk [dot] net
    0121 453 8733
  • A new innovative and creative business specialising in handmade cushions for all types of homes. From our classic range all the way to our personalised range.

    Skyla Haddon Freer
    skylatanning [at] gmail [dot] com
    07722889972
    www.skylarose.co.uk
  • Someone-at-the-Door was formed in 1998 and is a thriving Bromsgrove based Samba Band which aims to create the patterns and techniques for Brazilian bateria instruments. The group is open to all ages/experience for musicians and percussionists interested in learning more about Brazilian music.

    Maurice Preece
    k8mos [at] metronet [dot] co [dot] uk
    01527 870 035
  • To promote the art and craft of silk painting. We encourage the exchange of ideas and information together, displaying the work in exhibitions in and around the area

    Kay Morris
    kaymo [at] talktalk [dot] net
    0121 453 8733
  • St John's Choir is a strong and vibrant choir who sing a wide repertoire of sacred music at regular services including a monthly choral evensong

    Steve Cowperthwaite
    steve [dot] cowperthwaite [at] btinternet [dot] com
    07905 950178
  • To learn and develop the skills of Appalachian Step Dancing. We encourage participation and demonstrate the technique to all in the wider community.

    Cynthia Bignell
    bobcynfolk [at] aol [dot] com
    0121 476 5938
  • Developing play writing skills and interests in new writing via workshops, readings and productions. Have a look at our web site, it might be just the thing you are looking for.

    Elizabeth Parkes
    tandeparkes [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk
  • A chamber orchestra of invited players from the local area with an emphasis on providing opportunities for young people

    Alastair Moseley
    alastair [dot] moseley [at] lineone [dot] net or enquiries [at] o-s-j [dot] org [dot] uk
    www.o-s-j.org.uk
  • Meeting every Saturday at Artrix during term time - explore & create musical theatre through classes in dance, acting & singing. Ages 6 to 18.

    Ashwood c/o Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1AX
    bromsgrove [at] theatretrain [dot] co [dot] uk
    01527 572 692
    www.theatretrain.co.uk
  • Collector, demonstrator and computer DVD supply, of world wide musical wind instruments, historical and modern, including some inventions

    David Wornham
    flexicase [at] gmail [dot] com
    01905 775840
  • The Guild is a self-help group whose members practice a wide variety of crafts. Our aim is to promote interest and involvement in handmade crafts.

    Joy Harmer
    waseleyhcg [at] btinternet [dot] com
    01527 874 528
    www.whcg.org.uk
  • Hosts archaeology and wildlife events at a stunning farmland location. Talks, guided walks, workshops and exhibitions.

    Jo Terry
    josephine [dot] z [at] btopenworld [dot] com
  • Worcs of Art is a group of local artists. Our aim is to offer members support in developing their chosen art field.

    Nancy Frost
    nancyfrost [at] talktalk [dot] net
    01527 579 515
  • Promoting the written & spoken word. Programmes of performances & lectures by writers, dramatists, poets - those who work with languages & ideas.

    Kate Shaw
    kateshaw [at] shawline [dot] com
    0121 445 5804