Past Events

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

  • Sat 10 Jan 2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

    Callers: David and Kathryn Wright
    Musicians: Double Trouble

    Workshop (including tea and cakes)
    3.00pm – 5:30pm £5

    Dance at 7.30pm - see separate posting - Workshop and Dance £12

    Between 5:30 and 7:30 dancers are very welcome to stay at the hall or join 
    the group going to the local pub for refreshments.

    Contact Liz Stanton 01905 353995 - liz [at] stanton [dot] eclipse [dot] co [dot] uk

    Visit for more information

  • Wed 17 Dec 2014 7:00 PM - Sun 21 Dec 2014 10:00 PM

    The traditional story of the poor laundry boy, who gets ideas above his station. Aladdin is determined to catch sight of the Princess Jasmine even at the risk of his life.
    He eventually manages this and in true pantomime style they immediately fall in love. This almost costs Aladdin his head, but just as the executioner is about to cut his life short he is rescued by the mysterious Abanazer. He in return, asks Aladdin to retrieve a lamp from inside a deep dark cave.
    An argument ensues and Abanazer seals Aladdin in the cave and leaves him there to die. Helped first by a rather unusual Genie, he eventually escapes and goes on to defeat Abanazer, win the hand of the Princess Jasmine and make his family rich.
    A terrifically funny pantomime, with some great jokes and one-liners.
    Joining Aladdin on his comical adventures are some very colourful characters including Aladdin's man mad mum, Dame Widow Twankey, his brother Wishee Washee and a couple of inept policemen.
    Also includes a traditional ‘it's behind you' routine involving a Mountain Gorilla!
    Look out for an amazing UV flying carpet scene that promises to take you on a magical journey to a far away land......

    For tickets go to or call 01527 5773300

    family ticketrs and concessions available

  • Sat 13 Dec 2014 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Laurence Church, Alvechurch

    Richard Laing, conductor & violin with guest Shulah Oliver, violin

    • Britten – Simple Symphony
    • Corelli – Christmas Concerto
    • Mozart – Divertimento in F
    • Bach – Concerto for 2 violins
    • Bach – Brandenburg Concerto no.3
    • Pachelbel – Canon

    In advance ticket reservations can be made on our website or purchased from The Village Green Grocer, Alvechurch or marian [at] midlandsinfonia [dot] co [dot] uk or 0121 447 7040

    Adults: £12 in advance or £13 on the door.

    Full Time Students 21 & under Free with NUS Card

    School Children Free when accompanying adults

  • Sat 13 Dec 2014 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    Followers of Gilbert & Sullivan and those not yet familiar with their satirical wit, waggish words, gorgeous music, rousing choruses and enchanting characters will love this Gala.

    At the turn of the beginning of the last century this unique duo provided amazing comedy and vocals that were the forerunners of the modern musical.

    This rich culture of performance magic giving a platform for the emergence of Amateur Musical Theatre. The Gala will include pieces from all 14 G&S Operettas so you can be assured of an evening of huge entertainment from the writings of one of the world’s greatest pairings.

    Tickets £10.00 from Artrix Box Office or call 01527 577330

    For more details visit 



  • Sat 13 Dec 2014 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    St. Andrew's Church, Barnt Green.

    Christmas Concert with Blackwell Concert Band and afterwards in the Parish Centre.

    To wish you a happy Christmas the choir offers you free refreshments.

    TICKETS....Phone the Ticket Secretary TEL: 0121 445 2344.
    or please contact a society member.

    Adults £10.00 Accompanied children (under 16 years of age) £5.00 inc refreshments.

    For more information please visit


  • Sat 13 Dec 2014 9:30 AM - Sun 14 Dec 2014 5:00 PM

    Craft and Vintage Fair, Milward Square, Kingfisher Shopping Centre, Redditch B97 4HJ

    Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th December 2014 - 9.30am-5pm

    Christine Harmer will have a stall of her enamelled jewellery at this monthly event which takes place in Milward Square (near BHS and M&S). There will be stalls with a wide variety of handmade crafts and vintage items, so lots of lovely things for Christmas presents.

    For more information about Christine's work and her studio workshop at Avoncroft Arts Centre, visit her website at

  • Sat 6 Dec 2014 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    All Saints' Church, Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove B60 1AF

    • Programme: We will be performing Bach's "Wachet Auf" (Sleepers Wake) and a selection of Christmas carols, some with audience participation.
    • Soloists:
      • Margaret Cooper (soprano),
      • Russell Painter (tenor),
      • Simon Gray (bass)
      • Darren Hogg (organ). 
    • Tickets priced £10 (children/students free) are available from Wendy on 01527 873826

  • Sat 6 Dec 2014 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Avoncroft Museum of Building, Bromsgrove, B60 4JR

    Christmas comes to Bromsgrove at Avoncroft’s traditional annual celebration. This year there will be craft stalls, bands, choirs and mulled wine. The grounds and buildings will be decorated in authentic Christmas style and illuminated by lanterns. Father Christmas is also expected to visit the Museum to check that everyone has been good!

    Pre-booking essential, Tel: 01527 831363.
    Booking now open!Tickets: Adults £7,  children £5 (Members: Adults £3 , children £2).

    For more information about Avoncroft Museum of Buildings



  • Sat 6 Dec 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    I will be showing my work at this undercover event for the first time. There will be up to 30 exhibitors at this busy Christmassy market held around The Railway Cafe, by the former railway line at Wombourne in the West Midlands.

    For more details of Christine's work go to

    For more details of the Market and the interesting venue go to

  • Fri 5 Dec 2014 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    Prince of Wales Brass are now one of the leading brass ensembles in the country. With players connected to the CBSO they take their name from the pub close to Symphony Hall, Birmingham and bring a variety of traditional brass music for all the family.

    Programme will include.....

    • Dukas Fanfare: La Peri
    • Rimsky-Korsakov Procession of the Nobles
    • Dvorak Slavonic Dance No 8
    • Trad Irish Tune from County Derry
    • Holst A Moorside Suite
    • Prokofiev Troika
    • Gabrieli Sonata Pian e Forte
    • Warren King Arthur Suite
    • Sibelius Alla Marcia (from Karelia Suite)
    • Holst The Dargason

    Tickets from Artrix box office £17.00 £3 - registered disabled, unemployed & students......Unallocated seating

    for more details visit

  • Sun 30 Nov 2014 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

    I will be opening up the 'shop' at my studio during the opening times (11am - 3pm) of the craft fair in the Main Hall at Avoncroft Arts Centre, where I am based.

  • Sat 29 Nov 2014 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Catshill Methodist Church, Golden Cross Lane, Bromsgrove, B61 0LG

    Blackwell Concert Band are playing an evening of film and festive music in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. This is also the concert where we will be launching our new CD, Blackwell at the Movies.

    Tickets can now be purchased on the door for £8. All money raised will go to the charity.

    For more information about Blackwell Concert Band visit

  • Sat 29 Nov 2014 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Sat 29 Nov 2014 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    I will be taking a stall at this market which is held as part of the annual Christmas Lights Switch-on Event and takes place by the Priory, in Malvern, Worcs. It runs from mid morning until the lights have been offically switched on.

    For more details of Christine's work, shop opening times etc. visit

    For more details of this event visit

  • Sat 29 Nov 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    St Thomas' Church, Market Street, Stourbridge

    All Crafts on sale hand made by members of Waseley Hills Craft Guild. Cracker Making!

    Admission FREE!

    For more information about the group and its shows, visit

  • Thu 27 Nov 2014 8:15 PM - 11:00 PM

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

    Following opening sets by resident band, Fairfield and local young singer/songer Mark Barratt, The Robinson Stone Brothers will present a tribute to Clifford T Ward who would have been 70 years of age this year.

    Following a not too successful career in the music business Clifford qualified as a Teacher and took a job at South Bromsgrove High School teaching English and Drama. Whilst he was there he wrote and recorded a single, Gaye, which took the music world by storm selling over a million copies worldwide. His album Home Thoughts received like acclaim. 

    In 1984 Clifford was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and, although he continued recording, his life changed completely. He contracted pneumonia in 2001 and after several weeks fighting the disease, died at 9.00am on Tuesday 18th December 2001

    Admission: members £6.00...under 21s £3.00 plus free membership...non members £8.00

    For more details visit

  • Wed 26 Nov 2014 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

    Silk Miscellany and Festive Nibbles - Members Evening

    Admission £3.50

    For more information visit

  • Sat 22 Nov 2014 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Sat 22 Nov 2014 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM


  • Sat 22 Nov 2014 11:00 AM - Sun 23 Nov 2014 5:00 PM

    Christmas Food & Craft Fayre, Jinney Ring Craft Centre, Hanbury, Bromsgrove B60 4BU

    Saturday & Sunday 22nd & 23rd November 2014 - 11.00am-5.00pm

    Christine Harmer's stall of her handmade enamelled jewellery and silk scarves will be among a variety of stands of handcrafted items and local foods in the heated craft and food marquee, which will be set up in the garden behind the craft workshop units at the Jinney Ring Craft Centre. The whole site will be decorated for Christmas and there will be refreshments available in the marquee. More at

    Visit Christine's website for more information about her work and her studio workshop at Avoncroft Arts Centre.