Past Events

These are our past events. See also our Forthcoming Events.

  • Thu 11 Oct 2018 8:00 PM - 10:40 PM

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

    Blessed with a beautiful baritone voice, a graceful mastery on guitar and a hearty laugh that delights any room, Dan McKinnon has carved out his own unique musical path. From the coffeehouses, pubs, and bars of his early beginnings in Atlantic Canada, Dan, “blessed with a gorgeous baritone voice, and an exceptional command of phrasing, light and shade” (David Kidman, The Living Tradition), continues to convey his “finely crafted songs” to audiences through his yearly tours in the UK and performances in and around the Canadian Maritimes. Recent forays into Ontario, the US, as well as a tour of Southeastern Australia in 2007 have only furthered to cement Dan’s commitment and passion to the songs and stories of his Atlantic Canadian home.

    A truly relaxed performer who will delight you with his songs and stories

    For more information visit and or call Bob on 07828 716842

    Members £7.00.....non-members (who we treat as new friends) £9.00. Under 25s £3.50.

    What fun we shall have!!

  • Tue 9 Oct 2018 4:55 PM

    St John's Church, 14 Kidderminster Rd, Bromsgrove B61 7JW

    Orchestra of St John will perform Howard Blake's The Snowman with
    Charlotte Moseley lead violin
    Richard Jenkinson conductor and
    Kevin Ward (Bromsgrove's Town Crier) narrator

    This wonderfully evocative piece make the perfect Winter treat whatever your age - young or old. How could it be Christmas without the Snowman?

    The concert is brought to you by the Orchestra of St John and the Friends of St John's Church.

    Come along early for a selfie with the snowman, for a hot chocolate and to meet the musicians.

    Last year's event was sold out - so book early to avoid disappointment.

    Tickets £5 adults, accompanied children FREE.
    All seats unreserved.

    Snowman image copyright Snowman Enterprises Ltd

  • Fri 28 Sep 2018 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Routh Hall, Bromsgrove School

    Emily Sun was the winner of the 2017 Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition. This recital forms part of her prize and takes place in Routh Hall, where the competition is held.


    • Schubert: Violin Sonatina in D major D384
    • Grieg: Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor Op 45
    • Gillian Whitehead: Torua (2013)
    • Poulenc: Violin Sonata
    • Frolov: Concert Fantasy on themes from 'Porgy and Bess'

    For booking form go to or form full price details for individual concerts and season tickets visit or visit

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  • Thu 27 Sep 2018 8:00 PM - 10:40 PM

    Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Catshill, B610JJ
    “Folk songs can get a bit bogged down in wronged maidens and drowned sailors; these made you want to drum your heels and swirl through very English fields.” FATEA

    And who are we to disagree? With a fresh approach to traditional folksong, Kim Lowings and The Greenwood have firmly rooted themselves into the British folk scene. Their sound is “punchy and authentic” (Mike Harding) and cleverly combines original songs with familiar traditional tales highlighting the continued relevance of tradition today.

    Kim Lowings heads up the four piece with a grace and charisma that draws you in, reminiscent of troubadours of old. Greenwood musicians Andrew Lowings, Tim Rogers and Dave Sutherland bring together their creativity and experience earning the reputation of “Stourbridge’s finest music export since the Mitre-fuelled heady days of late 80s indie-rock.” (Three Chords and the Truth)
    Bromsgrove Folk Club meets at Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Catshill, B61 0JJ. Admission is open to members (£7.00) and non-members (£9.00) alike. The club still has its special offer on for those under the aged of 25 to get in for half price and enjoy a years free membership.
    For further information visit of call Bob on 07828 716842

  • Sun 16 Sep 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN

    Andrew McMillan was born in South Yorkshire in 1988; his debut collection physical was the first ever poetry collection to win The Guardian First Book Award. The collection also won the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, a Somerset Maugham Award (2016), an Eric Gregory Award (2016) and a Northern Writers' award (2014). It was shortlisted the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Costa Poetry Award,  The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 2016, the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Roehampton Poetry Prize and the Polari First Book Prize. It was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2015.  Most recently physical has been translated into Norwegian (Aschehoug, 2017) and a bi-lingual French edition, Le Corps Des Hommes (Grasset, 2018). His second collection, playtime, will be published by Jonathan Cape in 2018. He is senior lecturer at the Manchester Writing School at MMU and lives in Manchester.  

    For tickets and subscriptions visit or purchase direct from Artrix at or call Box Office on 01527 577330

  • Sun 16 Sep 2018 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Sun 9 Sep 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Sun 2 Sep 2018 4:30 PM

  • Thu 30 Aug 2018 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

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

    Dudley-born comic poet, humourist  and singer from North Cornwall, Rob Barratt writes all his own material.

    His act combines clever word-play with satire, verse, song and audience participation. He deals with such important topics as second homes, squid, distressed furniture, data-driven education, Neanderthals and why he doesn't want to swim with dolphins but beneath the humour lurk serious issues.

    “His head is well and truly located in ‘Planet Barratt,’ clearly a place of wonderfully bizarre inspiration. “ (Coventry Telegraph)

    For more information, admission prices, directions etc visit

  • Sun 26 Aug 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Sun 19 Aug 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Sun 12 Aug 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Thu 9 Aug 2018 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

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

    Stalwarts of the 70s and 80s Midlands folk scene, John McGowan and Chris Laverty are Malfunction. They made their debut as Malfunction on March 26th their 42nd anniversary has been and gone!!

    That said they still exude the same professionalism, musicianship and sense of fun as they did all those years back. Lifting their material from 60s and 70s pop and folk and country music they also feature great original songs from stalwarts of the folk scene over the years - in fact anything that can be played on two guitars with an occasional bit of mandolin thrown in and that features two voices which are now dropping a bit with age might get the Malfunction treatment!

    A great night in prospect!!

    Go to for details, entrance charges, directions etc.

  • Sun 5 Aug 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Sun 29 Jul 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Thu 26 Jul 2018 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

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

    Jez Lowe, who will be appearing at Bromsgrove Folk Club on Thursday 26th July, is not only one of the hardest working singer songwriters on the scene, but his songs are among the most widely sung by other performers.

    A double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards – for best singer and best new song – was a timely reminder of his continuing standing in the UK folk and acoustic music scene.

    Jez will be at the Club in his solo incarnation although he continues to collaborate with some of the best in the genre....Steve Tilston, The Pitmen Poets, The Bad Pennies alongside his work with the BBC's Radio Ballads

    Jez’s latest project, earmarked for early 2018, is the publication of his first novel, The Dillen Doll, ...with an accompanying CD featuring a “suite” of traditional songs inspired by the story within it. This endeavour sees him return to his roots in the folk music of his native North East England, and will be the focus of his work in the year ahead

    Jez will be supported on the night by Fairfield, the club's popular resident band. The show, which will be held at the Club's regular venue, The Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, B61 0JJ, gets under way at 8.00pm.

    Admission prices are £10.00 for non-members, £8.00 for members and £4.00 for under 25s.

    For further information contact Bob on 0121 476 5938 or visit


  • Fri 20 Jul 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    St. Michael ’s Church, Hanbury Road, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove. B60 4JT

    From Folk to Jazz from Hollywood to Bollywood 

    Pete Hartley is one of the most experienced and in-demand musicians in the country – a virtuoso violinist, mandolinist, bandleader and composer - who has toured all over Europe and pioneered the use of the 6-string Violectra electric violin (now also endorsed by Nigel Kennedy amongst others). A truly eclectic concert.

    All proceeds in aid of the St Michael'sChurch Tower Fund 

    Tickets: £7.00

    Available from: Bob Bignell 0121 476 5938 or Pete O'Connor 01527 832797 

    For further details please visit  Facebook/Stoke Prior Church Tower Fund or email bobcyn [at] aol [dot] com

  • Fri 6 Jul 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Laurence Church, Alvechurch, Worcestershire, B48 7SB

    The Midland Sinfonia

    Nic Fallowfield, conductor

    Tim Gill, cello


    • Boccherini – Symphony No.17 in A
    • Haydn – Cello Concerto No.1 in C
    • Strauss – Sextet from Capriccio
    • Mozart – Symphony No.29

    Tickets £14.50 (£13.00 in advance) via web site or 0121 447 7040 or Gin and Pickles, The Square, Alvechurch. Accompanied children, full time students, FREE

    Disabled access and free on site parking

  • Sat 23 Jun 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Laurence Church, Alvechurch, Worcestershire, B48 7SB

    Fret & Fiddle, Jazz Quintet

    • Sally Minchin – Violin and Vocals
    • Andy Bole – Guitar
    • Simon Smith – Double Bass
    • Rich Hughes – Piano
    • Steve Street – Drums


    • Gershwin Medley
    • Nature Boy
    • Mack the Knife..................and many, many more

    A welcome return of this group playing Stéphane Grappelli-style jazz performing more perennial favourites.

    Tickets £14.50 (£13.00 in advance) via web site or 0121 447 7040 or Gin and Pickles, The Square, Alvechurch. Accompanied children, full time students, FREE

    Disabled access and free on site parking

  • Fri 22 Jun 2018 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Beacon Church Centre,

    Whetty Lane, Rubery B45 9DL

    The Rubery Singers and local band The Lost Notes give an entertaining evening of modern music. Rubery Singers perform a selection of Nat King Cole and other numbers suitable for all ages and ears and The Lost Notes fuse bluegrass, folk, jazz, blues and pop to produce a sound as compelling as it is entertaining






    Tickets: £5 Children Free
    Available from : 0121 453 8733 or 07505 174044