Past Events

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

  • Thu 23 Oct 2014 7:00 PM - Sat 25 Oct 2014 10:00 PM

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

    Rubery Drama Group present

    Darling Mr London,

    a farce by Anthony Marriott and Bob Grant

    Despite his hobby of fighting battles with toy soldiers, Edward is a mild person and he is about to experience an evening he will never forget. He works at the Continental Telephone Exchange where his pompous brother in law is his supervisor. Edward often "chats up" women operators in various exchanges. These affairs by proxy suddenly explode in his face when four glamorous females travel to London to compete in the Miss Europhone Contest and arrive at this home anxious to meet the flirtatious Mr. London in the flesh. Hilarious complications ensue as Edward strives to conceal his telephonic peccadilloes from his wife, his appalling mother in law and his lodger, an ardent curate.

    Doors open 7.00 pm 
    curtain up 7.30 pm prompt

    Tickets £6.00 concessions £5.50

    For tickets contact: 0121 453 8733 or 0121 445 2323

  • 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 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 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

  • 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

  • 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
     
     

  • 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

  • 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

     

  • Sun 17 Aug 2014 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Tardebigge Church, Church Lane, Tardebigge B60 3AH

    Mark Stone baritone

     

    Sholto Kynoch piano

     

     

     

     

     

    Free pre-concert talk at 2.00 pm:  Toby Young                                  

    Dominick Argento       The Andrée Expedition

                Vaughan Williams       Songs of Travel

                Toby Young                premiere of new work

     

    Argento’s dramatic work draws texts from the diaries of those in the disastrous balloon expedition to the North Pole in 1897. Mark Stone first sang this at Tardebigge in July 2008, causing so much interest that we have invited him to perform it again.

    Toby Young’s new work is being written as a companion piece to RVW’s Songs of Travel 

     

    Tickets: £15.00, unwaged and students £4

    From 01527 872422 or at the door

    www.celebratingenglishsong.co.uk

  • Sun 17 Aug 2014 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    South Quay Worcester (map)

    Visit this colourful display of paintings, photography and hand crafted items by talented local artists along the riverside and near South Quay fountains. This is an ideal opportunity to find that special birthday present, anniversary gift or simply to treat yourself.

     

    Visit www.enamelledjewellery.co.uk/

  • Thu 14 Aug 2014 8:15 PM - 11:00 PM

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

    Born in Lewes, U.K., traditional folksinger Miriam Backhouse got her professional start on the British folk club circuit in the mid-'70s, and released a solo LP, the Saffron Summerfield-produced A Gypsy Without a Road, in 1977, and the album has become an underground British folk classic over the decades since.

    Miriam moved to South Africa in 1979 with her husband, keyboardist John Erasmus, and made her home in the Valley of a Thousand Hills region there. She released a series of recordings in South Africa on her own imprint, Matriarch Music, as Miriam Erasmus, including 1995's Over Africa and 1996's African Rose (which earned her the lasting nickname of "the African Rose"), and branched out from folk into other musical areas, including appearing as Anna in Steven Stead's production of The King and I. A clear, expressive singer, Backhouse also plays several instruments, including guitar, viola, autoharp, and recorder, and has written hundreds of children's songs, but her forte remains the traditional British, American, and African material that forms the center of her live shows. Summerfield's Mother Earth label reissued A Gypsy Without a Road on CD in 2006, adding two live tracks recorded in 1977 at the Robin Hood Folk Club in Brinsley. Backhouse tours Britain annually while continuing to make her home in South Africa.

    Admission: Members £6.00 Non Members £8.00 Under 21s £3.00 including free membership

    For more infomation visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

  • Wed 23 Jul 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

    Primary colours are all you need for perfect pictures! Lead by Lin Fuller

    Admission £3.50

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

     

  • Sun 20 Jul 2014 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St John’s Church, 14 Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove, B61 7JW

    Programme:

    Richard Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg                                   

    Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 77

    Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, the ‘Pastoral Symphony’   

    Violin Soloist: David LePage

    Conductor: Richard Jenkinson

    Tickets: £10 with accompanied children free

    Tickets for the concerts can be reserved by calling Alastair and Cathy Moseley on 01527 870048 or the Parish Office on 01527 878801 (please note tickets will only be available for collection and payment on the night), or they will be available for purchase on the night of the concerts from 6.30pm onwards. All seats are unreserved.

  • Sun 20 Jul 2014 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM

    St John’s Church, 14 Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove, B61 7JW

    A pre-concert reception where you will be able to meet the conductor and members of the Orchestra over a glass of wine and canapés.

    Admission by Ticket for the Gala Concert – A small donation of £2 will be gratefully received.

    Tickets for the concerts can be reserved by calling Alastair and Cathy Moseley on 01527 870048 or the Parish Office on 01527 878801 (please note tickets will only be available for collection and payment on the night), or they will be available for purchase on the night of the concerts from 6.30pm onwards. All seats are unreserved.

  • Sun 20 Jul 2014 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Tardebigge Church, Church Lane, Tardebigge B60 3AH

    Elizabeth Atherton (soprano)

    Robert Plane (clarinet)

                                                                                     

     Michael Pollock (piano)

    Free pre-concert talk at 2.00 pm: Ian Venables

    Purcell (arr.Tippett/Bergmann) The Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation

    Finzi                                        Five Bagatelles

    Warlock                                   Sleep;  Pretty Ring Time;  Cradle Song

    Joseph Holbrooke                    Cyrene;  Butterfly of the Ballet for cl & pf

    Ian Venables                            On the wings of love, Op.38, for sop, cl and pf.  Second UK performance

    Tickets: £15.00, unwaged and students £4

    From 01527 872422 or at the door              

    www.celebratingenglishsong.co.uk

  • Sun 20 Jul 2014 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

    St John’s Church, 14 Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove, B61 7JW

    The regular Sunday morning service with Communion will be performed set to Schubert’s Mass No2.

    Free admission

  • Sat 19 Jul 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Avoncroft Arts Centre, Redditch Road, Bromsgrove, B60 4JR

    Dancing to Val Rees and Patchwork

    Tickets £5 from Val Rees 01527 873190 or liz [at] stanton [dot] eclipse [dot] co [dot] uk

  • Sat 19 Jul 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

    “A Symphony of Winds” featuring the wind section of the Orchestra of St John (with a little help from a double bass!!)

    Programme:

    Richard Strauss: Sonatina No. 2 for 16 wind instruments in E flat major ("Happy Workshop"), Op. 143

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 10 for winds in B flat major, K. 361/370a (“Gran Partita”) for thirteen instruments; twelve winds and string bass.

    Directed by: Richard Jenkinson

    Tickets: £10 with accompanied children free

    Tickets for the concerts can be reserved by calling Alastair and Cathy Moseley on 01527 870048 or the Parish Office on 01527 878801 (please note tickets will only be available for collection and payment on the night), or they will be available for purchase on the night of the concerts from 6.30pm onwards. All seats are unreserved.

  • Tue 15 Jul 2014 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    St John Ambulance Centre, Barnsley Hall Drive, Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, B61 0EX

    Ron is a local artist, passionate about all aspects of drawing and painting. He will focus on boats and the importance of the sketch book as an aide-memoire

    This is also the Annual General meeting of the Society

    Members £1.00 - Visitors £4.00

    Visit www.bromsgroveartsociety.org.uk for more information

  • Sun 13 Jul 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    Jo Toye will give an insight into scripting The Archers, how the programme is made and its importance in the Midlands landscape

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