Past Events

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

  • 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

     

  • Sat 12 Jul 2014 10:00 AM - Sun 13 Jul 2014 4:00 PM

    Avoncroft Arts Society, Redditch Road, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove B60 2JR (Beware if using Sat Nav to find us -we share our postcode with Avoncroft Museum!! Don’t follow the brown road signs! You will see our entrance sign on the Redditch Road (by the pedestrian traffic lights) just go down the drive and we are at the bottom)

    Members of the Society will be showing their work in the Main Hall and other buildings. Included will be not only paintings, but pottery, photography, textiles  sugarcraft and more...Come along and find out about what goes on here. ADMISSION is FREE and there will be demonstrations and information about the wide variety of classes which take place both in the daytime and evening. The resident Artist Richard Crabtree and Enamelled Jewellery Designer/Maker Christine Harmer will be opening their on site studios over the weekend. You can get involved in activities suitable for all ages, such as cup making (£1) and silk painting (various charges from £3). Refreshments will be available.

  • Fri 11 Jul 2014 5:00 PM - Sun 13 Jul 2014 5:00 PM

    The Bowling Green Inn, Shaw Lane, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, B60 4BH

    More details to follow

    Visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk for further information

  • Thu 10 Jul 2014 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Housman Hall, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove 10.00am

    Jill Liddington and Elizabeth Oakley participate in a day on ‘Woman’s Suffrage in Bromsgrove’ as part of Bromsgrove Society’s Summer School.  Elizabeth will be talking at 10.00am on “‘Separate Spheres’ versus ‘Votes for Women’” and Jill will follow at 11.35 talking about Laurence Housman and the Suffragette Boycott of the 1911 Census. 

    For further details visit www.housman-society.co.uk

     

  • Wed 9 Jul 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Avoncroft Museum of Buildings,  Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, B60 4JR

    The Miniature Concert Band
    Hannah Talbot-Cooper flute
    David Gray percussion

    A lively travel through time, from Bach to Bolero, Latin drama to military marches, together with Butterworth, Vaughan Williams & Elgar, accompanied by poetry of WWI.

    Tickets £10.50 including a light lunch and glass of wine, available from Artrix (01527 577330) or Avoncroft Museum (01527 831363)

  • Sun 6 Jul 2014 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1AX

    Polly Bolton and her Band with Michael Collie (narrator) and Emily Collie (reader) tell the Housman story from a Bromsgrove perspective. 

    Tickets £10.00 (Students £3.00) from Artrix Box Office - 01527 577330 or via www.artrix.co.uk

    Promoted by The Housman Society as part of Bromsgrove Festival

    For further details visit www.housman-society.co.uk