Bromsgrove Arts News

  • Mon 11 Apr 2011

    MAS records backs a new school at Bromsgrove's Artrix

    School of rock logo Join My Band is open to anyone aged 12-18

    A new rock school at the Artrix in Bromsgrove is being backed by a Worcestershire-based record company.

    MAS records, based at Kidderminster college and have rock legend Robert Plant as a patron, will give expert advice at the workshops.

    The aim is to give talented youngsters the skills they will need in order to get their first break.

    The workshops are led by Scott Garrett, a tutor with extensive experience in the rock music industry.

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    Robert Plant Robert Plant has been a patron of MAS since it launched

    Scott Garrett says the workshops will help young musicians to get started: "They're kind of aimed at people who are not yet in a band - maybe they've been playing in their bedroom for six months."

    The first workshop is on Sunday, April 10, and will show youngsters how to network with others to form a band, and also teach live performance skills and outline some of the ins and outs of the business.

    The second workshop is on Sunday, May 1, and will look at song-writing, securing gigs and performing rights.

    Each full-day workshop will culminate in a studio gig to showcase what the participants have achieved.

    More details are available from TC Peppercorn, Artrix Education & Outreach Co-Ordinator on 01527 572707.

    Article courtesy of The BBC Web Site 25th March 2011

  • Tue 22 Mar 2011
    We're pleased to announce that Bromsgrove Arts Alive has a new web site. It should make it easier for us to add to and edit its contents, as we're assured that it uses some of the latest "content management software", called Drupal.
  • Tue 1 Mar 2011

    As you may know, the recent Comprehensive Spending Review left local councils facing an average cut of 28%. The non-statutory status of local funding for cultural services has meant that the arts sector is left vulnerable to bear the brunt of these cuts.

    Unfortunately last month, Somerset County Council became the first local authority to announce that it was axing all of its arts funding. Not only has this signalled a cultural decline for the county itself it has also sets precedent for other local authorities. Darlington and Rochdale have followed.

    To prevent lasting damage being done to the arts, I Value the Arts has given supporters in affected areas relevant and useful information about plans for the arts in their community with practical suggestions about how they can make a difference. Of course, the more signatories we have, the more people there are to take action. Find out more about what you can do at www.ivaluethearts.org.uk