Past Events

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

  • Fri 9 Feb 2018 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    Leon McCawley (piano)

    Leon McCawley is regular visitor, having played fro us in 2010, 2012 and 2014, and we are delighted he is returning. He recorded the complete piano works of Hans Gal in 2004 and he has kindly agreed to include some of Gal’s shorter pieces in his programme


    • Haydn Piano Sonata in C Minor Hob XVI:20
    • Hans Gal Three Preludes Op 65 (1944)
    • Beethoven 32 Variations in C Minor Wo0 80
    • Schubert Piano Sonata in G D894


    For tickets and further information about membership etc.,

    Tickets can also be booked on line via the Artrix web site

  • Thu 25 Jan 2018 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Catshill B61 0JJ

    Four excellent acts to impress the Bromsgrove audience sufficiently to get a full booking at either The Club or The Festival. This time around we have.......
    FOLKLAW - earthy lyrics and vocals accompanied by Celtic fiddle and distinctive vocal harmonies. Extremely popular local(ish) band
    GREG ROWLANDS - singing many famous chorus songs which have been composed by respected folk singers right through the ages; his warm voice is welcoming and friendly. Visiting us from Llantrissant
    THRUP'NNY BITS - unaccompanied harmony group singing traditional and contemporary folk songs, some music hall material, with some Early Music and humorous songs for good measure. Another localish band....this time from the Coventry area.
    JOE BAYLISS - Staffordshire based singer/songwriter...whether it's slow ballads or uptempo rhythmic songs Joe's songs usually confessionary, or observational but always contemporary in lyrical content. Recommended to us by Paul Walker and Karen Pfeiffer

    Music gets underway at around 8.00pm....members £4.00 under 25s £2.00 non-members (always more than welcome) £6.00


  • Sat 20 Jan 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove

    The LYNTS Brass Trio with Steve Cowperthwaite (Organ):


    The Brilliance of Brass and Organ

    Exploring sonorities separately and together


    A short concert (about 50 mins) followed by tea or coffee and cake
    Admission free - retiring collection

  • Fri 19 Jan 2018 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    Craig Ogden Guitar

    Following his visits to us in 2014 and 2016, we are delighted to welcome Criag Ogden back to Bromsgrove again with another fascinating programme. Lutenist Weiss was an almost exact contemporary of Bach, but based mainly in Dresden. Antonio Jose was considered by Ravel to be the ‘future of Spanish Music’, but died, aged only 34, shortly after his Sonata was written. Nigel Westlake is a contemporary Australian composer


    • Silvius Leopold Weiss: Fantasie
    • Nigel Westlake: Mosstrooper Peak (sonata for guitar) (2010)
    • Albeniz: Asturias, Torre Bermeja & Sevilla
    • Bach: Lute Suite No 3 BWV 995
    • Antonio Jose: Sonata for Guitar (1933)


    For tickets and further information about membership etc.,

    Tickets can also be booked on line via the Artrix web site

  • Sat 16 Dec 2017 2:00 PM - Sat 23 Dec 2017 10:00 PM

    The most famous pantomime of them all! The classic rags to riches story! 

    Cinderella lives a life of drudgery, her life made a misery by her horrible Ugly sisters, Chardonnay and Prosecco. Her downtrodden and newlywed father, Baron Hardup is powerless to intervene (he’s more scared of them than she is!) and her only comfort is her pal Buttons! 

    Prince Charming is holding a ball to meet his bride to be. Can this be the chance that Cinders has been waiting for? 

    Despite the best efforts of her two malicious Ugly Sisters, Cinderella shall go to the ball with the help of her Magical Fairy Godmother! 

    A traditional family Pantomime full of fun, slapstick and a little sprinkling of magic! 

    Show Times

    Saturday 16th December 2017 at 2pm & 7pm

    Sunday 17th at 2pm & 7pm

    Monday 18th at 7pm

    Wednesday 20th at 7pm

    Thursday 21st at 7pm

    Friday 22nd at 2pm & 7pm

    Saturday 23rd at 2pm & 7pm


    Tickets for 18th, 20th & 21st.....£14 

    £13 - over 60s, under 16s & students

    £44 - Family Ticket 2+2 or 1+3

    Tickets for 16th, 17th, 22nd & 23rd.....£15 

    £14 - over 60s, under 16s & students

    £48 - Family Ticket 2+2 or 1+3


    Available from

  • Fri 1 Dec 2017 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Laurence Church and The Ark, Alvechurch


    • Handel – Water Music Suite in F
    • Mozart – Exultate Jubilate
    • Dvořák – Nocturne
    • Haydn – Symphony No.43 ‘Mercury’

    The Midland Sinfonia
    Nic Fallowfield, conductor
    Lizzie Ryder, soprano (pictured)

    Tickets £14.50 in advance (£13.00 in advance)...cheques to The Midland Sinfonia c/o Mysie Raine, Upper Lodge Barn, Redditch Road, Alvechurch, B48 7RS or book on line at

  • Sat 18 Nov 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove

    Rita Schindler:

    Harp Recital for Advent


    A festive programme including works by Tchaikovsky, Samual-Rousseau, Alwyn, Jongen and Renie



    A short concert (about 50 mins) followed by tea or coffee and cake
    Admission free - retiring collection

  • Fri 17 Nov 2017 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    Ensemble DeNOTE’s core programming focuses on classical era chamber music (broadly 1750-1820) played on instruments of that time. They have made a particular speciality of ‘arrangements’ made around that time, of which the Mozart/Schwenke ‘Grand Quintetto’ is a fascinating example

    • Marcus Barcham-Stevens violin
    • Oliver Wilson viola
    • Ruth Alford cello
    • Jane Booth clarinet
    • John Irving fortepiano


    • Mozart: Clarinet Trio in E flat 'Kegelstatt' K498
    • Haydn: Piano Sonata in E flat Hob XV1:49
    • Mozart: 'Grand Quintetto' (after 'Grand Partita' K361) arranged by C.F.G Schwencke (1805)


    Tickets and more information or go to (including offers for season ticket purchase)

  • Sun 12 Nov 2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Artrix Studio, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    Aided by a ‘heap of old books’, a leading book historian and university lecturer investigates readers across the centuries: who read what, when, where and how?

    • Usually a talk lasting 40 minutes, followed by wine or coffee. Question and answer session, book signing.
    • Books available to buy. Convivial atmosphere
    • A chance to interact with speakers


    Single tickets at £15 each (subject to availability) can be purchased from the Ticket Secretary, see below, or from: Box Office, ARTRIX, School Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1AX

    tel:  01527 577330

    email:  boxoffice [at] artrix [dot] co [dot] uk


    Subscriptions taken out in January and February cover the five core events in the year.

    The cost for 2017 is £47.50 until 31 January - after that £50.

    Students can subscribe at half price (£23.75) until 31 January -  after that £25.00.     

    Subscriptions are only available from:

    The Ticket Secretary,


    Meadow Croft,

    Bromsgrove Road,

    Hollies Hill,


    DY9 9UG

    email: info [at] bromsgrovewords [dot] com

    For more information visit

  • Thu 9 Nov 2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    When musical virtuoso Dave Pegg, sporting decades of experience in bands such as Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull bumped into Anthony John Clarke, now accepted as one of the most entertaining and amusing raconteurs and songwriters on the folk scene, we all knew something special was bound to happen and it did!! Nearly ten years on these great pals still tour with one of the most engaging and funny musical evenings ever. Great tunes, great songs, great gags and surprises galore. The guys strongly recommend you bring all your medication!

    For more information visit or call Bob on 0121 476 5938

  • Thu 26 Oct 2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Another great night in prospect as performers hopeful of earning a full paid gig at either Bromsgrove Folk Club and/or Festival give of their best. This time around we will bew presenbting for your delictation....

    Notts Alliance - unaccompanied harmony group with material from the folk tradition and thereabouts who have gained a reputation for tight and inventive harmony singing. Their repertoire includes arrangements of songs from some of the best of today’s songwriters including Richard Thompson, Pete Morton, Maggie Holland as well as a good helping of traditional material.

    Mac and Friends - After leaving Bromsgrove Folk Club residents, Fairfield, Mac Rawlins joined the local operatic society and, inevitably, formed a splinted group to assist him in performing his favourite songs. Expect and eclectic mix of music and a great dollop of humour

    Set 'em up Joe - are a four piece band based in Malvern England, well known for their vast repertoire of folk, country and jazz songs and tunes. They've been together for years and have played at many festivals, concerts pub gigs etc. Their sound is upbeat and infectious, and appeals to people from every age group.

    Thomson, York and Moore - Excellent eclectic music...playing mostly original songs featuring guitars, harmony vocals and mandolin. Their CD was recently featured on local radio.

    Another fine night in prospect....what fun we shall have!!

    For more details, admission prices, directions to the club, etc., go to or call Bob on 0121 476 5938

  • Sat 21 Oct 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove

    Janine Porter and Helen Foster (Flutes)


    Flute Fusion - exploring a myriad of musical colours and emotions


    A short concert (about 50 mins) followed by tea or coffee and cake
    Admission free - retiring collection

  • Fri 20 Oct 2017 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    Austrian cellist Florian Kitt previously played for Bromsgrove Concerts in November 2006 in one of the last ‘Mixing Music’ Concerts. Throughout his long career he has been committed to the performance of contemporary music and Takemitsu’s ‘Orion’ was written especially for him.


    • Beethoven: Cello Sonata Op 102 No 1
    • Takemitsu: Orion (1984)
    • Britten: Cello Sonata Op 65
    • Cerha: 5 Satze (2013)
    • Prokofiev: Cello Sonata Op 119

    Tickets and more information or go to  (including offers for season ticket purchase)

  • Thu 19 Oct 2017 7:30 PM - Sat 21 Oct 2017 10:00 PM

    The Beacon Church Centre, Whetty Lane Rubery B45 9DL

    Pardon Me, Prime Minister

    by Edward Taylor and John Graham

    Written in 1976 Pardon Me Prime Minister is a classic farce. The Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer are preparing a severely puritanical budget, taxing amusements such as Bingo, gambling and night clubs out of existence. On the eventful afternoon before the presentation, however, shocks are in store for both of them. After numerous hectic developments a happy ending appears to be in sight – climaxed by a final, even less expected bombshell

    Tickets £7 (£6 concessions) Call 0121 453 8733 and 445 2323 or Email: revianring [at] aol [dot] com

  • Sat 14 Oct 2017 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove B61 7JW

    We celebrate the world of melody with a UK première of outstanding songs for tenor and orchestra by a British composer, Ian Venables, with renowned Indian tenor Anando Mukerjee. Together with the horn-fest that is the Konzertstück, and incredible melodic writing from Mendelssohn and Dvorák.

    • Programme
      • Schumann Konzertstück for four horns & orchestra
      • Ian Venables  Venetian Songs for tenor and orchestra
      • Mendelssohn Fingal's Cave (The Hebrides)
      • Dvorák Symphony No 8


    Richard Jenkinson (Conductor) Anando Mukerjee (Tenor) Claire Burnell (Horn) Graham Stroud (horn) Lauren Storey (Horn) Helen Rudeforth (Horn)

    Free pre-concert talk for ticket holders at 6.30pm with composer Ian Venables, presented by chief music critic of The Birmingham Post, Christpher Morley.

    For tickets and more information go to

  • Thu 12 Oct 2017 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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

    The James Brothers are not really outlaws, neither are they brothers and only one of them is called James.

    They come from the lands down under – Australia and New Zealand to be precise; lands in which the traditional songs and tunes of the British Isles have evolved their own unique characteristics, like musical marsupials. And it’s these songs and tunes, and several of their own making, that The James Brothers have united to play. this is about bringing their distinct Antipodean-steeped folk to a new audience, with songs and tunes brought to life by a fraternal bond between two very silly, but captivatingly gifted musicians.

            And that’s the James Brothers. Two men. Two Voices. Two Instruments… No Sheilas

    The... James Brother who is called James is Sydney-born James Fagan – best known as one half of Nancy Kerr & James Fagan (musically and maritally), but also spotted playing guitar and bouzouki in The Cara Dillon Band, the live circus that is Bellowhead and with his parents and sister as The Fagans, where his folk career began (in a decade which has only just become fashionable).

    The James Brother who isn’t called James is Jamie McClennan – a Kiwi who found himself in a duo with Scotland’s BBC-award-winning Emily Smith (whom he also married) having chosen not to follow his first bandmates to Ireland, where they formed the much celebrated Gráda.Jamie has been sighted on fiddle, whistle and guitar next to the likes of Sharon Shannon, Beth Nielson Chapman, Jerry Douglas and his mum. He also likes to run barefoot, but that’s his own business.

    Support by the inevitable Fairfield

    For more information visit


  • Sat 7 Oct 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Longbridge Methodist Church, Bristol Road South, Longbridge, B45 9TY 

    (next to Kidderminster Carpets opposite MacDonalds)

    Admission 50p

    Come along and see a variety of high quality paintings in various mediums, most for sale. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake from the cafe and have a chat with the artists who will be painting on the day.

    Visit or call Graham Wilson on 0121 453 7097 for more information.


  • Fri 6 Oct 2017 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM

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


    Tartini – Sonata in G minor ‘Devil’s Trill’
    Paganini – Caprices for Solo Violin
    Beethoven – ‘Spring Sonata’ Op.24 in F
    Brahms – Sonata No.2 in A Op.100
    Sarasate – Carmen Fantasy
    Elgar – La Capricieuse

    The Midland Sinfonia presents......George Ewart, violin and Robert Markham, piano

    Tickets £14.50 in advance (£13.00 in advance)...cheques to The Midland Sinfonia c/o Mysie Raine, Upper Lodge Barn, Redditch Road, Alvechurch, B48 7RS or book on line at

  • Fri 29 Sep 2017 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    The Castalian Quartet won 1st Prize at the 2015 Lyon Quartet Competition and 3rd Prize at the 2016 Banff Competition - the only European based quartet to make the final round.

    • Sini Simonen violin
    • Daniel Roberts violin
    • Charlotte Bonneton viola
    • Christopher Graves cello


    • Haydn: String Quartet in E flat Op 76 No 6
    • Thomas Ades: The Four Quarters Op 28
    • Beethoven: String Quartet in A minor Op 132

    Tickets and more information or go to (including offers for season ticket purchase)

  • Thu 28 Sep 2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    Enda Kenny is an Irish-Born songwriter who has made his home in Melbourne, Australia since the late 1980's. His thoughtful, descriptive stories of his adoptive homeland have struck a chord with festival audiences all over Australia and are always memorable and spiced with plenty of humour. Proud to sing of where he lives rather than where he left, he continues to grow his international audience with recent trips to Germany, UK, NZ and Canada.

    A couple of quotes from people of influence for you.....
    Enda Kenny is probably the best Irish songwriter living outside of Ireland" Colum Sands.
    A trawl of gems of observation seen through the eyes of a transplanted Dubliner creating his own legend in Australia.  John O'Regan, Rock 'N Reel.
    We'll get started at 8.00pm with a few songs from "we only have 5 good legs between us" Fairfield. If you need any more details give me a call on 0121 476 5938 or email bobcynfolk [at] aol [dot] com or go to www.bromsgrovefolkclub