Past Events

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

  • Wed 24 Oct 2012 4:00 PM

    Plaza Coffee, Chapel Street Precinct (off High Street) Bromsgrove

    A regular opportunity for young musicians, songwriters and poets representing whatever genre to meet and perform for others and with others, learn from each other and from more experienced performers and generally enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed public environment

    This and Every Wednesday from 4.00pm

    Bring your instruments! Bring your voices! Bring your friends!

    Contact Bob Bignell, Bromsgrove Folk Club 07828 716842 or visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

  • Sat 20 Oct 2012 8:40 PM

    Stoke Heath Community Arts Centre, Bromsgrove, B60 4JR

    Caller Laura Hodges, Music by Dampiers Round

    Further information from Val Rees on 01527 873190

  • Sat 20 Oct 2012 7:30 PM

    The Ark, St Laurence Church, Alvechurch
    with
    Simon Raine, quizmaster
    General knowledge quiz, teams maximum 6
    £8 per person including fish and chips
    Booking is essential for catering
    mmarian [at] midlandsinfonia [dot] co [dot] uk
     

  • Sat 20 Oct 2012 10:30 AM

    Bromsgrove Arts Alive's annual showcase of the work of its talented members will be held at North Bromsgrove High School on Saturday 20th October from 10.30am to 3.00pm

    In addition to the stalls demonstrating the many activities that there are in the Bromsgrove area ranging from amateur dramatics, poetry, choral singing, amateur operatics, folk dancing, etc., there will be craft stalls exhibiting and selling pottery, jewellery, bespoke cushions.....many of which will be available for purchase from the many talented local crafts people who made them.

    And, if that wasn't enough, whilst all this is going on there will be stage performances from Bromsgrove Folk Club's resident band, Fairfield, local Appalachian Step Dancers, Step on Board, both Chaddesley Strings and Chaddesley Junior Strings, trash percussionists, Glamba, Blackwell Concert Band and Artrix young theatre group Stage It!

    The day will culminated with THE BIG SING when all present will be invited to take to the state to form a mass choir to sing popular songs accompanied by musicians from North Bromsgrove High Scholl under the direction of Steve Cowperthwaite. Proceeds from the Big Sing, participants will be asked to make a donation for the pleasure of performing, will go to local charities supported by Councilor Janice Boswell who will be on hand to both encourage and participate.

    Entry to the Fair is FREE and there is ample FREE PARKING

     

  • Wed 17 Oct 2012 7:30 AM

    Plaza Coffee, Chapel Street Precinct (off High Street) Bromsgrove

    A regular opportunity for young musicians, songwriters and poets representing whatever genre to meet and perform for others and with others, learn from each other and from more experienced performers and generally enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed public environment

    This and Every Wednesday from 4.00pm

    Bring your instruments! Bring your voices! Bring your friends!

    Contact Bob Bignell, Bromsgrove Folk Club 07828 716842 or visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

     

  • Mon 15 Oct 2012 7:30 PM

    St John's C of E Middle School, Watt Close, Bromsgrove

    To join the workshop please come to our rehearsals from 7.30pm onwards. The workshop will run from 8.30 to 9.30pm - we look forward to welcoming you.

    The workshop for all voices will focus on building good singing technique, enhancing listening skills and having fun! There will be plenty of opportunity to focus on breathing, tonal production and sound quality while enjoying making music together.

    Luise Horrocks a profile....

    After studies at Oxford University and The Royal College of Music, Luise Horrocks' career as a professional Soprano has taken her throughout the UK, Europe, America and South Africa. She has held teaching positions in both the senior and junior departments of The Birmingham Conservatoire and as a visiting lecturer at Birmingham University. She runs an extensive private practice, works as a vocal coach on residential courses and regularly runs workshops for choirs and vocal groups.

  • Thu 11 Oct 2012 8:15 PM

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

    Members £6.00. Non-members (more than welcome) £8.00

    The brilliant Teeside singer and raconteur Vin Garbut. If you've seen him before you'll already be queueing for tickets. If you haven't....where have you been?

    Tickets from www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk or call Cynthia on 0121 476 5938 or email bobcyn [at] aol [dot] com

  • Sat 29 Sep 2012 11:00 AM

    At various locations throughout Alvechurch, including The Crown at Withybed, The WEighbridge, The Red Lion a number of Morris and Appalachian sidses will dance the day away before retiring to a convenient licensed premise!!

    Email bobcynfolk [at] aol [dot] com for more details

  • Thu 27 Sep 2012 8:15 PM

    Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Bromsgrove B61 0JJ

    Members £6.00....non-members (more than welcome) £8.00

    The devilishly good Belzebub will be rocking out their own brand of music with support from Fairfield

     

     

  • Sat 8 Sep 2012 10:00 AM
    Coconut Pink jewellery will be on sale at Tardebigge Fair & Show, Church Lane, Tardebigge, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 3AH. Times to be confirmed.
     
  • Sun 19 Aug 2012 3:00 PM

    Tardebigge Church, Bromsgrove B60 3AH
    Roderick Williams baritone and Susie Allan piano
    Programme includes songs by Ireland including Housman settings "The Land of Lost Content", Ian Venables, Michael Berkeley, Somervell's "A Shropshire Lad".
    Free pre-concert talk at 2.00 pm by Michael Berkeley talking about his "Hollow Fires" song cycle.
    Tickets £14.00 available from Jennie McGregor-Smith on 01527 872422 or at the door on the day.

     

  • Sun 12 Aug 2012 8:30 PM

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

    An open session for musicians of all ages, genres and abilities. The chance to share new songs and tunes in the relaxed atmosphere of an excellent country pub......and it's FREE. Musicians, singers, poets, or just watchers, all are welcome.

    Call Bob on 07828 716842 or email bobcynfolk [at] aol [dot] com for more details. See www.bromsgrovefolkclub.for directions and more info regarding acoustic music in the area

  • Sat 11 Aug 2012 1:00 PM

    A DAY of board game fun and tuition is to take place for a good cause at the Artrix in Bromsgrove on Saturday, August 11 from 1pm.


    Experts will be on hand to demonstrate how to play a huge variety of games, old and new, and people taking part are asked to make a donation to the Stroke Association.
     

    There will also be a brand new board game being demonstrated that will be on sale on the day, and the creator will be donating £5 from every game sold to the Stroke Association.

    Go to www.artrix.co.uk for more details

    Article reprinted coutesy of The Bromsgrove Advertiser

  • Thu 9 Aug 2012 8:15 PM

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

    Renowned local guitarist Tony Portlock, a master in folk, blues and jazz guitar, is joined by new sensation Becky Manear who got up to sing with Tony at the recent Bromsgrove Folk Festival and was an immediate hit.

    They will be joined by two thirds or Fairfield Bromsgrove's resident group and Luke Smith, ably standing in for our missing member.

    Music starts at 8.15pm. Admission for members £6.00; non-members £8.00; under 21s (proof required) £3.00 and free membership.

    Visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk for more details on this and the wealth of talent that we have visiting Bromsgrove over the coming months including Harvey Andrews, Vin Garbutt and Lucy Ward.

  • Sat 4 Aug 2012 2:30 PM

    Blackwell Concert Band will be performing at this year's Stafford Beer Festival which takes place from 2nd - 4th August 2012

    For more details about the Beer Festival visit www.heartofstaffordshirecamra.org.uk/beerfestival/

    For more details about Blackwell Concert Band visit www.blackwellconcertband.co.uk

     

  • Wed 1 Aug 2012 10:00 AM

    More details to follow of this popular event held throughout August in Bromsgrove, Hagley, Rubery and Wythall. National and International Street Theatre Performers.

  • Sun 29 Jul 2012 3:00 PM

    Tardebigge Church, Bromsgrove B60 3AH

    Diana Moore mezzo and Elizabeth Burgess piano
    Programme of songs by women composers including Rebecca Clark, Liza Lehmann, Ethel Smyth, Elisabeth Lutyens, Lynne Plowman and Elaine Hugh-Jones.
    Free pre-concert talk at 2.00 pm by Valerie Langfield "What Guides the Distaff Pen?"
    Tickets £14.00 available from Jennie McGregor-Smith on 01527 872422 or at 
    the door on the day.

     

  • Sun 29 Jul 2012 12:00 PM

    GLAMBA Theatrical Percussion Group, Street & Stage Sessions
    Warwick Folk Festival, Warwick
    More Details www.Glamba.co.uk and www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk

  • Sun 22 Jul 2012 7:30 PM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove

    Gala Concert featuring

    • Mozart   Overture Don Giovanni
    • Beethoven   Piano Concerto No 3
    • Beethoven   Symphony No 3 ('Eroica')

            Conductor   Richard Jenkinson
            Soloist   Benjamin Frith (piano)

    Tickets - £10.00 - available by personal application at Waterstones Book Shop, High, Street, Bromsgrove or by telephone to 01527 878801

    There will be a Pre-concert Reception with wine/punch and niblles at an extra cost of £2.50
     

    For more details visit www.o-s-j.org.uk

  • Sun 22 Jul 2012 3:00 PM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove

    Orchestral rehearsal for the evening Gala Concert. This will be open to the public, and particularly children, to see and hear how an orchestral rehearsal works

    FREE ENTRY - DONATIONS WELCOME

    for more details visit www.o-s-j.org.net