Past Events

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

  • Thu 14 Jan 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    A rare chance for local acoustic musicians, singers and songwriters of whatever age and whatever genre to share their talents with an enthusiastic, listening audience.

    Also the night to join the club and/or renew your membership which, at £5.00 brings with it excellent discounts on admission prices to see the finest acoustic artists throughout the year.

    For more information go to or call Bob Bignell on 0121 476 5938


  • Thu 24 Dec 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM



    For more information, directions etc go to



  • Wed 16 Dec 2015 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Bromsgrove Library, Parkside, Market Street, Bromsgrove, B61 8DA (NOTE New Address!)

    An Afternoon with Women’s Fiction Author Sue Watson

    who will be talking about and signing copies of her hugely popular novels including amongst others......

    • Bella's Christmas Bake Off
    • Summer Flings and Dancing Dreams
    • Fat Girls and Fairy Cake

    Tickets are £2.50 and include tea/coffee and cake and are available from Bromsgrove Library in person or can be reserved for collection on the door by email: bromsgrovelib [at] worcestershire [dot] gov [dot] uk or telephone: 01905 822722

  • Sun 13 Dec 2015 2:00 PM - Sun 20 Dec 2015 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove,

    Dick Whittington - A traditional family pantomime

    Directed by Alison Berrisford

    featuring the Stage Door Dance Academy

    Dick Whittington is a fantastic traditional family pantomime with lots of fun, laughter and audience participation.

    The dastardly King Rat plans to use his hoards of rats in order to bring London to its knees and take it over. But he reckons without our brave hero Dick Whittington, who arrives in London penniless with his trusty cat Tommy by his side.

    Dick finds work at Alderman Fitzwarren’s shop, which is in imminent danger of going bust, Fitzwarren entrusts Dick with guarding his safe containing the money to pay for his trip to Morocco but King Rat steals the money and frames Dick, much to the dismay of the Alderman’s beautiful daughter Alice who has fallen in love with our hero.

    Dick is forced to leave London and the action moves onboard The Golden Duck, bound for Morocco and captained by the totally inept Captain Bilgewater. However Dick is discovered onboard and the ship is eventually wrecked in a storm brought about by King Rat, who has snuck aboard with his ratlings. But the good Fairy Bowbelle ensures that everyone lands safely on the shores of Morocco......Then the battle between good and evil really starts......


    Sunday 13th December at 2pm & 7pm

    Monday 14th December at 7pm

    Tuesday 15th December at 7pm

    Thursday 17th December at 7pm

    Friday 18th December at 7pm

    Saturday 19th December at 2pm & 7pm

    Sunday 20th December at 2pm & 7pm

    Monday/Tuesday/Thursday: £14 (£13) + Family £43 2+2 or 1+3

    Friday/Saturday/Sunday: £15 (£14) + Family £47 2+2 or 1+3

    Please note that there is no performance on Wednesday 16th December

    Rows A+B and the top galleries may have restricted views

    Click here to book

    For more information visit

  • Sun 13 Dec 2015 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM




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  • Sat 12 Dec 2015 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Laurence Church, Alvechurch


    • Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
    • Elgar – Serenade for Strings
    • Albinoni – Aadagio
    • Paganini – Cantabile
    • Svendesen – Two Swedish Folk-Melodies
    • Ireland – Downland Suite

    Performed by The Midland Sinfonia : Richard Laing, conductor : with David le Page, violin

    Ticket information – 2015/16 Season:

    The doors open at 7pm for our pre-concert bar serving wine and soft drinks.......interval refreshments include bar, tea, coffee and cake

    Adult   £13 Advance booking discounts   £1 per ticket
    School Children   Free when accompanying adults

    Full time students Free

    Young Musicians’ Showcase   Donations

    Tickets available from  Village Green Grocer, Alvechurch or from TMS 0121 447 7040

    or book on line HERE

    Parking & Accessibilty   Free on-site parking + disabled access & facilities

  • Sat 12 Dec 2015 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

     All Saints’ Church , Burcot Lane, B60 1AF,

    The programme will include part one of Handel’s Messiah and the Hallelujah Chorus plus a selection of Christmas carols, some with audience participation.  

    • Conductor John Brierley
    • Soloists:
      • Sheila Davies (soprano),
      • Russell Painter (tenor),
      • Joe Cooper (organ). 

    Tickets are £10 (children/students free) available from Wendy on 01527 873826.

    For more information visit

  • Sat 12 Dec 2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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

    Christmas concert with the Occasional Wind Ensemble

    Tickets.....£10.00 including refreshments....Accompanied children (under 16 years of age) £5.00 inc refreshments obtained by calling

    0121 445 2344.

          or please contact a society member.

    For more information visit

  • Sat 5 Dec 2015 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM


    Bromsgrove Operatic Society present…

    "A little Christmas Music from Films and Musicals"

    A celebration of Christmas drawing upon music from films and musicals from recent and past years, covering classics such as Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree from Home Alone, White Christmas from Holiday Inn to Bethlehem from Martin Guerre to name but a few.

    "We guarantee to get you in the festive mood."

    A warm welcome awaits you at Bromsgrove North High School with its renowned performing arts facilities and ample free parking (follow School Drive all the way along).

    North Bromsgrove High School
    School Drive
    Stratford Road
    B60 1BA

    Tickets - Adults £10.00 each, Children £7.00 each

    Call David Edmonds on either 0121 445 3742 0r 07860 776940, after 7:00pm preferred, to book or for more information.

  • Sat 5 Dec 2015 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings,

    Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 4JR

    Blackwell Concert Band will be playing Festive Favourites as part of the

    Avoncroft Candlelit Christmas Event


    For more details including admission charges visit

  • Sat 5 Dec 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    High Street, Bromsgrove

    A programme of Festive Music

    from 10.00am to 12.00 noon



  • Fri 4 Dec 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Atrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    The Carnival Band last played for us in 2011. Formed over 25 years ago as an offshoot of the Medieval Players Band, they describe themselves as “5 Musical Explorers, 5 voices, 25 instruments, 5 dozen styles of music and 5 hundred fresh ideas for music-making, combining music from across the centuries with sounds from around the world in an irreverently joyous mix!” Just what we need in the run-up to Christmas.

    The Carnival Band are.......Andy Watts; Jub Davis; Giles Lewin; Steno Vitale; Steve Banks


    Single tickets cost £18. Concessionary tickets for registered disabled patrons, unemployed people and all students cost £5. Young people aged 8 to 25 can be admitted free of charge thanks to the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Tickets can be obtained by.........

    • Phone on 01527 577330
    • Personal visit to Artrix Box Office
    • On line via

    For more information visit

  • Sat 28 Nov 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    St John's Church, Kidderminster Rd, Bromsgrove B61 7JW map


    Richard Jenkinson - Conductor

    Claire Prewer - Soprano

    Charlotte Moseley - Violin

    Sibelius Violin Concerto

    Rhapsodic, lyrical, rhythmic, tender, but with gritty dissonances, this concerto is a unique example of the violin concerto genre. It not only demands extreme virtuosity but much physical stamina as the whole compass of the violin is engaged and explored. Charlotte Moseley presents this concerto in her home town of Bromsgrove.

    Mahler Symphony no 4

    Gustav Mahler’s wondrous Symphony no 4 shows all the characteristics of his distinctive vision: his love of nature, grotesque humour, scintillating orchestration, integration of song, and abstract instrumentals.  Claire Prewer's soprano role illustrates a child's vision of heaven.  This is Mahler's deeply personal art, but being the shortest of his symphonies, it is at once accessible, yet deeply affecting.

    Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door, u16s free.

    On sale from 28 September 2016

    Box office 01527 577330 or in person at

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B61 1PQ or 01527 870048

    For more information visit

  • Sun 15 Nov 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove. B60 1PQ

    Appointed Scots Makar – the National Poet for Scotland – in 2011, Liz Lochhead is both transgressive and popular; as Anne Varty wrote, ‘her work is that of one woman speaking to many,  and one person speaking for many’

    The radio as much as the theatre has been an impetus to creation for Lochhead, and it is her ability to speak with conversational intimacy within a public space that is one of the hallmarks of her work. The sound of her own voice is immediately engaging. Her relish of a whole variety of language registers and rhythms, her sensuality and humour, her loving descriptions – ‘the decency of good coats roundshouldered’ – and her outspokenness have made Lochhead an enormously popular poet.


    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

  • Fri 6 Nov 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    Canadian violinist Katie Stillman previously appeared at Bromsgrove as a member of the Barbirolli Quartet, and has played with both the CBSO and BCMG recently. Her duo partnership with Simon Lane celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.


    • Mozart: Violin Sonata in B flat K454
    • Glazunov: Meditation Op 32
    • Colin Matthews: Chaconne with Chorale and Moto Perpetuo (1988)

    Elgar: Violin Sonata in E minor Op 82


    Single tickets cost £18. Concessionary tickets for registered disabled patrons, unemployed people and all students cost £5. Young people aged 8 to 25 can be admitted free of charge thanks to the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Tickets can be obtained by.........

    • Phone on 01527 577330
    • Personal visit to Artrix Box Office
    • On line via

    For more information visit

  • Fri 6 Nov 2015 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    The Ark, St Laurence Church, School Lane, Alvechurch, B48 7SB

    Entertaining fundraising general knowledge quiz plus fish & chips.
    Teams of six or fewer, singles and couples accommodated.
    £8 pp to include fish & chip supper. Bar available for wine, beer & soft drinks.

    7.00pm for a 7.30pm start

    Booking essential: marian [at] midlandsinfonia [dot] co [dot] uk
    or text: 07889 147 861 or tel: 0121 447 7040

  • Sat 31 Oct 2015 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

  • Sat 31 Oct 2015 4:00 PM - 6:15 PM

    For more up to date information visit

  • Sat 31 Oct 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    THE Bromsgrove Indian Community Forum has joined forces with Bromsgrove District Council to celebrate Diwali.

    The Festival of Lights celebration is being held at Bromsgrove Library, in Stratford Road, on Saturday, October 31, from 10am until 2pm.

    Diwali symbolises the victory of light over darkness and thus good over evil. The Festival of Lights reaffirms the things in life that matter most.

    The Diwali exhibition features pictures and artefacts of the Diwali story and Divas lamps, as well as activities including Henna painting and Rangoli workshops.

    Indian snacks and sweets will also be available.

    Everyone is welcome to attend and join the activities, having some fun.

    B K Chaudhari, from the forum, said: “Diwali is one of the most important dates in the Hindu and Sikh calendar.

    "Diwali is also celebrated by Jains and some Buddhists. It is often known as the Festival of Lights.

    "We invite all to join us in this year's celebrations."

  • Sat 31 Oct 2015 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

    Methodist Centre, Stratford Road

    RESIDENTS will get to show off their arty sides when the Big Draw comes to Bromsgrove next Saturday (October 31).

    The event, from 10am to 2.30pm at the , will enable people to unleash their imaginations by drawing, doodling, or colouring to their heart’s content.

    People of all ages and abilities can join the world’s biggest drawing festival, aimed at building confidence and enabling them to learn new drawing skills from one another in a relaxing environment.

    Bromsgrove’s Big Draw is a voluntary project, with support from local organisations including Bromsgrove Festival, Arts Alive, Charles Lovell and Co, Bromsgrove Library, Charles Howell, What!, Robert Oulsnam, Morrisons, Santander, Artyfacts, ASDA and Bromsgrove Methodist Centre.

    Laura Brodrick, Bromsgrove’s Big Draw co-ordinator, said: “We’re really excited to see what the Bromsgrove community can bring to this hands-on experience, with different generations, abilities and interests taking part to create something that tells individual and collective stories.”

    She added she would love th hear from anyone who could donate art materials and from any illustrators, tattooists, cartoonists or designers who could share their skills on the day.

    “We’d also be very glad of a photographer.”

    People will be urged to indulge in their creativity and get involved in a range of activities including a large community drawing of life in Bromsgrove.

    Art materials will be provided and refreshments will be available until 12.30pm.

    For more about Bromsgrove’s Big Draw, search for ‘Bromsgrove’s Big Draw’ on Facebook and ‘like’ the page or follow the Twitter account @BigDrawBGrove

    To offer support or to volunteer, e-mail bigdrawbromsgrove [at] gmail [dot] com or leave your details with Bromsgrove Library.

    Go to for more information about the national Big Draw campaign.