Past Events

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

  • Fri 14 Mar 2014 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    Natalie Haynes, writer and broadcaster, will talk about being a judge for the Man Booker Prize 2013 and her new novel

    Natalie Haynes is a writer, classicist and broadcaster. She has written for The Independent, The Times, The Observer and The Guardian, and she is a frequent voice on Radio 4. Her latest radio series, Natalie Haynes Stands Up For The Classics, will be broadcast in 2014. Her first novel, The Amber Fury, is published in March 2014. Previous books include The Ancient Guide to Modern Life.

    She has spoken about classics everywhere from the Voltaire Lecture in Bloomsbury to Chicago Ideas Week. She was judge of the Orange Prize in 2012, the Man Booker Prize in 2013, and the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2014. So please don't ask her to read anything because her eyes hurt.

    • 8pm until 9:30
    • Talk lasting 40 minutes, followed by wine or coffee. Question and answer session, book signing.
    • Books available to buy. Convivial atmosphere
    • A chance to meet writers and make contact
    • To hear first hand what writers explore in their work
    • The nature and process of writing
    • Issues and ideas they pursue

    Tickets....£12.00 or £6.00 students....can be obtained by downloading and submitting an application form here or from Artrix Box Office here

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  • Thu 13 Mar 2014 8:15 PM - 11:00 PM

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

    Master singer/songwriter brings his brilliantly beautiful music to Catshill..........and, as an added bonus he will be bringing superb guitarist, Mick Dolan to play with him. Support from Fairfield who just get better and better.

    No tickets on the door. Members £6.00...non-members £8.00.....under 21s £3.00 and one year's free membership.

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  • Tue 11 Mar 2014 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    80 New Road, Bromsgrove, B60 2LA

    The meeting will be followed by wine and refreshments. The evening concludes with a talk from Andrew Maund on A.E. Housman’s life at Bromsgrove School, in which he will relate the relevance of his school experiences to his poetry.

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  • Wed 5 Mar 2014 10:00 AM - Sun 30 Mar 2014 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    Bromsgrove Framed - Malcolm Brookes

    An exhibition of pictures by Malcolm Brookes produced during the last forty five years which take Bromsgrove and its district as the starting point.

    Though some are topographical, it is their formal compositional possibilities which first attracted the artist. A recent series developed into abstracts. The main media are oils, gouache and pastels.

    Wednesday 5th - 30th March

    10am - 4pm Monday - Saturday
    and on performance evenings

    FREE admission


  • Sat 1 Mar 2014 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove, B61 7JWSimon Smith - double bass - The Orchestra of St John, Bromsgrove

    Conductor   Richard Jenkinson
    Soloists   Gwilym Bowen (tenor)
    Tim Stidwill (French horn)
    Claire Prewer (soprano)
    Lara Bienkowska (contralto)
    Ian Bell (bass)

    Vaughan Williams   Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
    Britten   Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
    Haydn   Nelson Mass

    Tickets   £10 including a programme and interval refreshments accompanied school-age children free

    Box Office   Parish Office - telephone 01527-878801 Mon-Fri 11.00am - 3.00pm
    and also available on the door

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  • Fri 28 Feb 2014 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove,

    A repeat offering of the concert that was cancelled last year because of snow. The Tippett Quartet will be playing Mozart's quartet in G major K387, Robert Simpson's String Quartet No. 11 and Beethoven's 3rd. Rasumovsky quartet. 

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

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

    Nothing to Prove are the resident band from our great friends The Woodman Folk Club. Their music ranges from traditional to contemporary and self-penned all played with enthusiasm and no mean ability. It will be a great fun night with our own band Fairfield providing support to this excellent band.

    No on the door...£6.00 members...£8.00 non-members....under 21s £3.00 and free membership

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  • Thu 27 Feb 2014 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


    Featuring the great detective recounting highlights of his crime-busting career, the show also includes autobiographical snippets detailing his life and times, the adversaries he has faced and mysteries he has solved. The performance is an affectionate one-man homage to the world’s greatest detective that includes quick costume changes and wry humour.

    We are delighted to welcome the wonderful Jonathan Goodwin to Avoncroft Museum for his high energy one-man show featuring the world’s greatest detective recounting highlights of his crime-busting career.  There will be an opportunity for the audience to ask the sleuth questions about his life and time, his most dastardly adversaries and the mysteries he has solved.

    The show has been described as “brilliant, witty, intelligent fun theatre”

    Jonathan is a true Sherlock Holmes fan and has been from an early age.  He was very nearly the youngest ever member of the London Sherlock Holmes Society but was just pipped at the post by a precocious Stephen Fry.

    The show is presented by Don’t Go Into The Cellar! Theatre Company, specialist purveyors of Macabre Victoriana.

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    To book your ticket, please call 01527 831363. Tickets £9.50, which includes a welcome drink.  Group rates available.

  • Tue 18 Feb 2014 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    Every third Tuesday in the month

    Entrance fee £1.00 members £4.00 visitors

    Richard is an artist with a passion for capturing the essence of British Landscapes in pencil and watercolour

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  • Sat 15 Feb 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Spadesbourne Hall, Burcot Lane, Bromsgrove, B60 1AA
    Roy Garrington with music by Julia and Shane
    Buffet included
    Tickets from Val Rees 01527 873190 or email liz [at] stanton [dot] eclipse [dot] co [dot] uk
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  • Thu 13 Feb 2014 8:15 PM - 11:00 PM

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

    Though he can trace his family back to the Skye McKinnons, only a few generations removed from Scotland, Dan himself hails from Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the Canadian Maritimes, an area rich in the musical and cultural traditions of the North Atlantic. His warm baritone voice, superb guitar arrangements and original compositions have won him widespread praise. Dan's thoughtful compositions and smooth melodies cover the entire folk spectrum, with themes traditional, historical, contemporary and universal.

    A gentle unassuming man - one of nature's gentlemen, in fact - who travels around the UK by train and bus with a backpack and a guitar on his annual tours from Canada. Dan has tremendous stage charisma and engages an audience - both hearts and minds. He's equally happy on a large festival stage or a small folk club, telling stories in song. And what stories... tales of the British war brides of Canadian servicemen in the 1940s... the story of how Canadian merchant navy sailors eventually got the recognition they deserved for their war service - sixty years late... tales of his own grandfather and learning about Aesop's fables as a child... the true tale of a bride who wanted the best wedding dress and lost her beau by chasing her dream...

    In addition to his many solo performances and recordings, Dan has performed with Symphony Nova Scotia and toured Atlantic Canada and Ireland as part of an International Theatre Festival show about the life and times of Stan Rogers.

    Tickets unnecessary....members £6.00....non-members (more than welcome) £8.00....under 21s £3.00 plus free membership.

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  • Sat 8 Feb 2014 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    Artrix Arts Centre, Bromsgrove, Worcs
    Richard Laing, conductor
    with guest soloists
    Shulah Oliver, violin and Diana Mathews, viola

    Beethoven ~ Romance in F
    Mozart ~ Sinfonia Concertante
    Mozart ~ Symphony No.40

    All three works, composed within 25 years of each other, beautifully demonstrate the emergence of the late 18th century romantic period. Two absolute masters of composition in one programme.

    Tickets £16 (Children accompanying an adult free) available from Artrix or 01527 577330.  F/T Students and reg. unemployed £5.

  • Fri 7 Feb 2014 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    Craig Ogden - Bromsgrove Concerts.A guitar virtuoso is a rare animal indeed! - but Craig Ogden is a worthy successor to the great English guitarist/lutenist Julian Bream. Come and see him at the Artrix at 8pm on Friday February 7th. 

    Craig is offering a wide-ranging concert with pieces from Dowland, Britten and Walton rubbing shoulders with a Poulenc Sarabande, a Bach suite and compositions by Spanish and Italian masters. It promises to be a stimulating and entertaining evening of the highest quality.


    • Giuliani Grand Overture
    • Dowland Lachrimae Pavane
    • Dowland Fantasia No 7
    • Britten Nocturnal op 70
    • Poulenc Sarabande 
    • Turina Sonata for Guitar op 61
    • Bach Lute Suite No 4 BWV 1006a
    • Walton 5 Bagatelles

    Full details of all concerts are on the 

    Tickets £17..........................£3 - registered disabled, unemployed & students

    FREE tickets for ages 8 - 25, thanks to the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust

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  • Thu 30 Jan 2014 8:15 PM - 11:00 PM

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

    Continuing our policies of not booking artistes for the club until we have seen them in live performance and our commitment to offer new faces the chance to present themselves to Bromsgrove audiences we offer for your delight....

    • Wilcox:Hulse.....two thirds of former much acclaimed The Queensberry Rules
    • Julia Disney.......Julia's songwriting and performance talents are well known to us and, having given birth to the beautiful Baby Bea she is relaunching her folk career here at Bromsgrove
    • Tom Patterson and Dave Morton......Two guys much know on other parts of the Midlands folk scene, Tom and Dave have now decided to conquer Bromsgrove
    • The Robinson-Stone Brothers......again these young men are no strangers to us but grasp at every opportunity to lay their impressive talents before you

    A night of music for all tastes....from trad to modern...for old to contemporary....and perhaps a bit of "pop" thrown in for good measure

    Tickets unnecessary....non members more than welcome

    Members £2.00 : Non-members £4.00 : Under 21s free membership and £1.00 only

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  • Fri 17 Jan 2014 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ


    • Haydn: Piano Sonata in G Hob XVI 40
    • Schubert: Piano Sonata in B Flat D960
    • Debussy: 4 Preludes: La sérénade interrompue, Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest, Général Lavine - eccentric, Feux d'artifice
    • Alwyn: Fantasy Waltzes

    Mark Bebbington needs no introduction to Bromsgrove audiences, having performed for us both solo and, most recently, with the Coull Quartet. He has made a real name for himself with his series of recordings of the piano works of 20th Century British Composers and his focus has now reached William Alwyn, whose major piano work Fantasy Waltzes completes his recital for us, and Mark's recording of it should be issued around the same time.

    Tickets from or personal visit to Artrix bopx office or call 01527 577330

  • Sat 4 Jan 2014 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Stoke Heath Community Arts Centre, Redditch Rd, Bromsgrove, B60 4JR
    Workshop 3:00-5:30, Dance 7:30-10:30pm
    Leader/Caller: Frances Richardson, Music by Double Trouble
    Contact Liz Stanton 01905 353995 or email liz [at] stanton [dot] eclipse [dot] co [dot] uk
  • Sat 4 Jan 2014 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Stoke Heath Community Arts Centre, Redditch Rd, Bromsgrove, B60 4JR
    Workshop 3:00-5:30, Dance 7:30-10:30pm
    Leader/Caller: Frances Richardson, Music by Double Trouble
    Contact Liz Stanton 01905 353995 or email liz [at] stanton [dot] eclipse [dot] co [dot] uk
  • Tue 24 Dec 2013 7:00 PM

    Christmas Eve Concert at Blackwell Club 7.00pm

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  • Tue 17 Dec 2013 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    Meeting on the third Tuesday in the month at 7.30pm

    Members £1.00 Visitors £4.00

    Sue is a local artist with the ability to capture the characteristics of a cow and other farmyard animals in watercolour. Sue is also renowned worldwide for her atmospheric paintings of the Cotswolds

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  • Sat 14 Dec 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Andrew's Church, Barnt Green

    Tickets £10.00 (to include refreshments) Under 16s £5.00

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