Past Events

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

  • Thu 9 Feb 2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    Singer, songwriter, musician and great friend of the club, we are pleased to have back John Connor.  Former member of the resident band, Fairfield, we look forward to hearing songs old and new and perhaps a few collaborations with his former Fairfield friends.

    Members £6, non-members £8, under 25 £3.

    Visit for more details

  • Sat 4 Feb 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    St Laurence Church and The Ark, Alvechurch, Worcs B48 7SB

    Our annual fundraiser – an entertaining general knowledge quiz plus fish and chips. Teams of up to six with singles accommodated.

    £8.50 pp to include fish & chip supper. Usual bar available or corkage payable.
    Booking essential:midlandsinfonia [at] gmail [dot] comtel: 0121 447 7040 | 07889 147 861

  • Thu 26 Jan 2017 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

    Four more excellent acts anxious to show Bromsgrove's audience what they can do and prove that they are ready to be given a full booking at the Club and/or the Festival. A great night of varied entertainment is always guaranteed

    Members £4.00, under 25s £2.00 plus free membership, non-members £6.00

    Call Bob on 0121 476 5938 or email bobcynfolk [at] aol [dot] com or log on to

  • Sun 15 Jan 2017 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Brandon Lane, Nr. Coventry, Warwickshire, CV3 3GW

    Wassailing in the Orchard

    Help us to awaken our orchard trees, scare away the evil spirits, with dancing and songs to the health of the trees.

    Watch local Morris Dancers including Bromsgrove's own STEP ON BOARD, in the courtyard before we visit the orchard for the wassail.

    Children's crafts are also available throughout the day. Donations for children's crafts are appreciated to cover material costs.

    Did you know: the word wassail comes from the Old Norse "vas heil" and Old English "was hal", literally "be you healthy". It refers both to the salute "Waes Hail" and to the drink of wassail, a hot mulled cider traditionally drunk as park of wassailing; a medieval drinking ritual to ensure a good cider apple harvest.

    Call Cynthia Bignell on 0121 476 5938 for more details

  • Thu 12 Jan 2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    A chance to catch up, chat, share stories and songs..........and, of course, invest in the bargain that is membership of probably the friendliest club in the Midlands.

    Got a song to sing or a story to tell....just pop need to book a spot.

    Members and performers £2.00, Under 25s £1.00 plus free membership. Non-members £4.00.

    Call Bob on 0121 476 5938 or email bobcynfolk [at] aol [dot] com or log on to


  • Sat 17 Dec 2016 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

    A another new event for me. This fair takes place in Belbroughton Church Hall, Belbroughton, Worcs, and is on between 10.30am and 2pm. Come along and help raise money for charity, support local craftspeople and enjoy coffee and cake!

    For more information visit

  • Fri 16 Dec 2016 7:00 PM - Fri 23 Dec 2016 5:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN(Car Park)

    School Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1AX (Walking)

    Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood - All & Sundry Pantomime

    Directed by Alison Beresford

    The wicked and greedy Prince John is desperate to become King, however his brother King Richard’s children stand in the way of him and the throne of England, so he orders the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham to have them kidnapped and disposed of….Permanently!

    The Sheriff in turn hires two hapless baddies, Bashem and Thumpem to carry out the deed and comic ineptitude ensues. The ‘Babes’ are eventually kidnapped by the baddies but they can’t go through with killing the ‘Babes’ and instead abandon them in the woods.

    However in true Pantomime style help is at hand in the form of our dashing hero, Robin Hood and his ‘Merry band of helpers’ assisted by Hayrick, Nursie and her faithful dog, Tyson.

    This is a fantastic, traditional, fun filled Panto, with great set pieces, corny gags, song, dance and plenty of audience participation plus a few surprises on the way….

    • Friday 16th December 2016 at 7pm
    • Saturday 17th December at 2pm & 7pm
    • Sunday 18th December at 2pm & 7pm
    • No shows Monday 19th
    • Tuesday 20th - Friday 23rd December at 7pm
    • Friday 23rd December at 2pm

    Ticket prices....

    • Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: £14 / £13 (over 60s & under 16s) / £43 Family 2+2 or 1+3
    • Friday, Saturday & Sunday: £15 / £14 (over 60s & under 16s) / £47 Family 2+2 or 1+3

    Tickets available on line here or call Artrix Box Office on 01527 577330

    Coming to a matinee performance?  Why not grab some lunch from Artrix Café and let the little ones have fun in our soft play area (0-3 year olds).  More information can be found here

    For more information about All and Sundry's work go to

  • Sat 10 Dec 2016 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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

    The Choir will sing....When Icicles Hang - winter verses set to music by John Rutter, and Fantasia on
    Christmas Carols by Vaughan Williams. There will also be carols for choir and audience and Bach's Wachet auf will be played on the organ by Joe Cooper.

    Wine and mince pies will be served in the interval.

    Tickets at £10 are available from choir members or can be bought on the door.

  • Sat 10 Dec 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    St Andrew's Church, Sandhills Road, Barnt Green B45 8NR

    Join us for our traditional Christmas concert, and afterwards in the Parish Centre.
    To wish you a happy Christmas the choir offers you free refreshments - including cheese and stollen.

    Adults £10.00 inc refreshments.
    Accompanied children under 16 years of age £5.00 inc refreshments
    Tickest are available from Society Members or from our Ticket Secretary.
    Tel: 0121 445 2344

  • Fri 2 Dec 2016 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

    St Laurence Church and The Ark, Alvechurch, Worcs B48 7SB

    Corelli – Christmas Concerto
    Mendelssohn – String Symphony No.10
    Neruda – Trumpet Concerto
    Mozart – Divertimento in B flat
    Tchaikovsky – Elegy
    Handel – Concerto Grosso in A

    The Midland Sinfonia
    Nic Fallowfield, conductor
    Anthony Thompson, trumpet

    Tickets £14.50 (£1.50 discount if bought in advance) from (accompanied children and full-time students free)

  • Thu 1 Dec 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Whetty Lane, Rubery, B45 9DL

    The Drama Group are raising funds for new curtains for the Beacon Church Centre and are putting on a one night only rehearsed reading of excerpts from Last of the Summer Wine by Roy Clarke

    Doors open 7.00 pm, Curtain up 7.30

    Tickets: £7.00 to include light refreshments

    Contact: 0121 453 8733, 0121 445 2323


    We hope you will join us to meet up with old friends

    Clegg, Foggy, Compo, Nora Batty, Gifford Bewmont, Constance and Flash

  • Thu 24 Nov 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    Barron Brady comprising Ros Brady and Si Barron are contemporary songwriters and interpreters of traditional English folk song. They live in Devon and perform nationwide.

    Drawn to strongly narrative songs with subjects ranging from Devon legend to contemporary rural reportage they invite the listener to accompany them through strange landscapes whose denizens include coffee drinking Mermaids, corn mowing Devils, flying highwaymen and disappearing Hedgerows.

    They have a dynamic acoustic style combining joy and verve in performance with an assured stage presence garnered from five years of performing nationwide.

    Simon’s ballistic fingerstyle guitar complemented by Rosalind’s harmonium and whistles underli...nes their harmony singing.

    Members £6.00 under 25s £3.00

    Non-members (always more than welcome) £8.00 - pay on the door

  • Sat 19 Nov 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John the Baptist Church, 14 Kidderminster Rd, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B61 7JW

    Short, informal concerts lasting about 50 minutes followed by cake and tea or coffee. Admission free (Donations appreciated)

    Bromsgrove School Strings and Brass.

     Entertainment by Bromsgrove School musicians

  • Thu 17 Nov 2016 9:00 AM - Sun 20 Nov 2016 2:00 PM

    Friends of St John's are delighted to announce that the Christmas Markets are returning to Bromsgrove, once again to coincide with the Christmas Light Switch On.
    The Christmas Market will take place in the event space in Bromsgrove High Street on Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th November 2016.

    Thursday 9am til 4pm
    Friday 9am til 4pm
    Saturday 9am til 6pm
    Sunday 10am til 2pm

  • Thu 27 Oct 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    The Lost Notes - The Lost Notes emerged out of a collaboration between Moseley based songwriters Ben Mills and Oli Jobes. The results of their diverse musical influences are infectious songs rooted in three-part vocal harmony and driven by a dynamic rhythm section. The band features Lucy Mills, Ben Mills and Oli Jobes on vocals and guitars, with Silas Wood on double bass and Jamie Human on drums.



    The Somerville Gentlemen's Band - Seventies folk boy-band The Somerville Gents are back in harness after a short rest of 30 years, and have developed a whole new repertoire of songs and tunes to delight their old fans and enthuse a whole new audience. Superb musicianship, great vocal harmonies and an eclectic mix of material are what made them so popular, and Jem, Ted and Phil are back doing with a vengeance.




    Amy Kakoura and Andrew Sharpe - Amy and Andrew are best known on the folk scene as the singer and pianist with the band Steamchicken. Their two person show comprises a mix of folk, blues and jazz; songs and stories drawn from ‘Songs from a Ledge’, ‘Steamchicken’, an...d their own take on a few classics. Amy will showcase some numbers from her solo LP. Andrew will probably say something inappropriate, and we’ll all have a good laugh about it afterwards.


    Members £4.00, Non-members £6.00 under 25s £2.00

    For more details visit or call Bob on 0121 476 5938

  • Sat 22 Oct 2016 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

    St Laurence Church and The Ark, Alvechurch, Worcs B48 7SB

    Performed by Tedasco - The Midland Sinfonia resident quartet

    Mozart – Quartet No.19 ‘Dissonance’
    Bridge – Londonderry Air
    Dvořák – Quartet in E flat

    Join Nic Fallowfield and Tedesca Quartet for a delightful evening of music and introduction.

    Tickets £14.50 (£1.50 discount if bought in advance) from (accompanied schoolchildren and full-time students free)

  • Sat 22 Oct 2016 4:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    David and Kathryn Wright with Musicians Patchwork,
    Workshop, tea at 4pm, 4:15-6:15 ,
    Ball 7:30-10:30,
    American supper between the events, please bring a plate to share.
    Costume optional
    Tickets £12 from Liz Stanton 01905 353995, liz [at] stanton [dot] eclipse [dot] co [dot] uk

  • Thu 20 Oct 2016 7:30 PM - Sat 22 Oct 2016 9:30 PM

    Beacon Church Centre,

    Whetty Lane, Rubery, B45 9DL

    Rubery Drama Group present

    The Ghost Train by Arnold Ridley

    The Ghost Train is a theatre comedy suspense thriller, written in 1923 by the English actor and playwright Arnold Ridley. The story centres upon the social interaction of a group of railway passengers who have been stranded at a remote rural station overnight who are increasingly threatened by a latent external force, with a reveal denouement ending.

    Tickets: £7.00 or £6.00 concession

    Contact: 0121 453 8733 or 0121 445 2323

    Doors open at 7.00, performance at 7.30 pm

  • Sun 16 Oct 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    Bruce is Head of Music for the RSC, and has worked on numerous productions from the Shakespeare repertoire as well as The Christmas Truce, Morte d’Arthur, Hecuba, Women Beware Women and the musicals Merry Wives and Matilda (original Stratford production/Cambridge Theatre, West End/UK cast album).

    TRAINED: Birmingham Conservatoire, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, National Opera Studio.

    OTHER WORK INCLUDES: Orchestral piano and celeste with the CBSO; broadcasts onRadio 3 of the Poulenc Sextet for the ‘Ensemble’ programme, and live from the Royal Albert Hall performing Berlin cabaret songs with Mecklenburgh Opera at the Proms; also on Radio 2 with The Red Lemon Electric Blues Band, and performances with them at many festivals and venues including Cork International Jazz Festival and as support for the Chuck Berry UK tour.

    AS COMPOSER: Sherlock Holmes in Trouble, Bats, Uncle Vanya (Royal Exchange, Manchester).

    AS MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Cyrano de Bergerac (National Theatre); City of Angels, Assassins (Welsh College of Music & Drama); Sweeney Todd, Carmen, The Magic Flute (New Victoria, Newcastle under Lyme)


    Single Tickets, £12  subject to availability, can be purchased from the Ticket Secretary, WORDS,

    13 Robins Hill Drive, Alvechurch, B48 7NJ.  Tel: 0121 445 3485

     Or from the BOX OFFICE at ARTRIX., School Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1AX

          Tel:  01527 577330   boxoffice [at] artrix [dot] co [dot] uk

    For more information visit

  • Sat 8 Oct 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John the Baptist Church, 14 Kidderminster Rd, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B61 7JW

    Short, informal concerts lasting about 50 minutes followed by cake and tea or coffee. Admission free (Donations appreciated)

    Freya Brylka-Mee (Harp)

     Harp music from Baroque to Art Deco