Past Events

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

  • Sun 11 Sep 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    Lucy Brett joined the BBFC as an Examiner in 2004 and became Education Officer in 2010, before being appointed Head of Education in 2012. Prior to joining the BBFC, she was a journalist for trade and consumer home entertainment magazines including Timecode, Total DVD and Home Entertainment Week and was also a media studies teacher.

    As Head of Education she represent the BBFC at events like the Hay Literary Festival, the Cinemagic young people’s film festival in Belfast and the Cambridgeshire Young People’s Film Festival. These events, in addition to the BBFC's own education events, offer an extremely effective litmus test as to how younger people respond to film ratings, and what issues are important to them. Issues they regularly discuss include racist language in films and the need to protect children from potentially harmful material.

    TICKETS

    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   www.artrix.co.uk

    For more information visit www.bromsgrovewords.com

  • Thu 25 Aug 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Catshill Social Club, Meado0w Road, Catshill, B61 0JJ

    If anyone can capture a story, a movie, a vignette of time - then embrace it within the measure of a single song - it’s Mike Silver. Long heralded as a master craftsman of song-writing, singing and performing, his albums have retained a consistently high standard of storytelling and musicianship all down the years.

    It’s the voice that you can’t miss, right from the get-go.....a warm, seasoned instrument in its own right that brings to life every song that it delivers.  Accompanied by his crystal-clear guitar work, together with restrained instrumental and vocal accompaniment, Mike makes every song totally his own.  

    Definitely not a show to be missed

     

    Admission.....members £7.00 under 25s £3.50 plus free membership non-members £9.00

    Bromsgrove Folk Club prides itself on its friendliness and non-members are sure of a welcome that will make them want to come back for more.

    For more information visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

     

  • Thu 11 Aug 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    As the name of this duo implies, Elly Beurskens and Bruno van Hoek play their music – straight, clean and simple – from the heart, using their voices and the stringed instruments that are so typical for old-time country and bluegrass: banjo, dobro, mandolin, and guitar.

    Apart from being ‘regulars’ in the Dutch folk, country and bluegrass scene, Heartstrings have appeared on stages in Germany, Denmark and the USA, and are regular and well-loved guests in British folk and bluegrass clubs.

    Pay on admission members £7.00 under 25s £3.50 non-members £9.00

    Bromsgrove Folk Club prides itself on its friendliness, especially welcoming non-members at all time.

    For more information visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

  • Thu 28 Jul 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Four acts new to the area who are anxious to prove to the Bromsgrove audience that they are worthy of a full booking at either the Club and/or The Bromsgrove Folk Festival. Acts lined up this time are...

    Two Coats Colder - Essex based and already a favourite four piece around the Festival circuit, they are guaranteed to get you singing along with their melodic and lay-back mix of original and traditional songs featuring guitars, bass, mandolin and Indian Harmonium.

    Skinner and T'Witch - Leeds based duo performing ‘music to melt the heart’, with driving rhythms, intense harmonies, and inspiring lyrics, combining many influences: British folk, flamenco, musicals, classical and ‘world’ music, woven into their own original material.

    Bernard Hoskin - From Cambridge this acoustic roots singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is an experienced performer who play a mixture of original songs, traditional folk and covers on 6 and 12 string guitar and mandola.

    A N Other - awaiting confirmation

    Non-members are, as always more than welcome. Admission on the door...members £4.00 non-members £6.00. Under 25s £2.00 and free membership

    Bromsgrove Folk Club meets at Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Catshill, Bromsgrove B61 0JJ
     

  • Sun 24 Jul 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

    Gala Concert featuring....

    • Beethoven Symphony no 1
    • Beethoven Piano Concerto no 4
    • Beethoven Symphony no 2

    Orchestra of St John are delighted to welcome to the finale of the 2016 St John's Music Fest, internationally renowned artist Mark Bebbington in Beethoven's outrageouly lush fourth piano concerto

    • The Orchestra of St John
    • Conductor Richard Jenkinson

    For more details visit www.osjbromsgove.org

     

  • Sat 23 Jul 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    St John's Church, Bromsgrove B61 7JW

    Richard Jenkinson gives a fine cello recital including the Sonata for Solo Cello by Kodaly to mark the completion of his PhD at the University of Birmingham

    For more information visit www.osjbromsgrove.org

  • Sat 23 Jul 2016 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

    We take little listeners on a fun journey through the magical world of classical music and the orchestra. Richard Jenkinson puts the players through their paces with the aid of some participation from you the audience! This special one-hour concert is followed by a cream tea.

    Tickets....in advance £10.00. On the door £12.00

    Available from box office  www.artrix.co.uk 

    Telephone 01527 577330 or

    in person at Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B61 1PQ 

    or call 01527 870048

    For more information visit www.osjbromsgrove.org

     

  • Sun 10 Jul 2016 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1PQ

    Nick Sharratt is an illustrator and author of children’s books. His work is split between illustrating for other writers and producing his own picture books for younger audiences. In this session he'll be sharing some of his favourite books, showing how he creates his characters and sharing his drawing tips. For age 5 upwards.

    Tickets £4 (child) £6 (adult)

    Artrix Box Office Tel. 01527 577330 www.artrix.co.uk

    WORDS Ticket contact: 0121 445 3485

    For more information visit: www.bromsgrovewords.com

  • Sat 2 Jul 2016 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

    St. Martin’s Church, Worcester, WR5 2ED

    Dancing Master Brian Stanton with Musicians Cat’s Whiskers
    Music from the period by The Gallery Trio
    Light refreshments provided.
    Evening or costume preferred
    Tickets £12 from Liz Stanton 01905 353995, liz [at] stanton [dot] eclipse [dot] co [dot] uk
     

  • Thu 30 Jun 2016 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM

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

    Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other: Shades of Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be - but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives delivering his "songs of lyrical intelligence" according to BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris.

    Martyn is a powerful singer and songwriter gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics. With a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances, the versatility of his music touches genres of folk, rock, soul, folk funk and Americana, yet somehow all these labels cannot define the spirit of his music.

    We are very proud that he has agreed to grace our Bromsgrove stage.

    Members £8.00, non-members £12.00, under 25s £4.00

    Advance ticket sales at www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk/martynjoseph.html

    For more details call Bob on 0121 476 5938

  • Sat 18 Jun 2016 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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

    ‘American Song Book’

    Tickets....to include a superb buffet supper......

    £10.00 : Accompanied children (under 16 years of age) £5.00 inc refreshments

    Phone the Ticket Secretary TEL: 0121 445 2344.
    or please contact a society member.

    For more information, visit

    www.barntgreenchoralsociety.org.uk/

  • Sat 18 Jun 2016 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM

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

    Programme

    • Mozart – Horn Concerto No.4
    • Mozart – Symphony No.5
    • Mozart – Symphony No.29
    • Haydn – Symphony No.67
    • Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba


    Performed by The Midland Sinfonia
    Richard Laing, conductor

    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

    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

  • Thu 9 Jun 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    These Canadian folk stars rocked the folk/roots music scene as the rhythm section of Tanglefoot, a hard-working band with a massive presence and a fanatically loyal following throughout Canada, the US & Britain.

    Now Rob Ritchie, Al Parrish and Steve Ritchie, along with percussionist/singer/songwriter Beaker Granger, have re-connected as RPR.  

    The new configuration affords the four veteran performers the opportunity to stretch their wings and create a rich and memorable interfusion of music, stories, laughter and reminiscence. It's light and shade, irreverent and poignant, gentle as a whisper and rampantly energetic.

    And whether it's an original country song of Al's, Rob's incisive humour, the drop-dead vocal harmonies in a new acapella song or the occasional re-working of an old Tanglefoot tune, all the old chemical energy and impact ...are still there.

    Admission Members £8.00 non-members £10.00 under 25s £4.00

    For more details contact Bob on 0121 476 5938 or go to www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

  • Tue 7 Jun 2016 7:30 PM - Sat 11 Jun 2016 7:30 PM

  • Sun 5 Jun 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    Tony Garnett was born in Birmingham and read psychology at University College, London where he spent most of his time acting in the Drama Society and on TV.  Describing himself as a Jack of all trades, helping to make dramatic fiction for the screen Tony has had a prestigious and varied career as an actor, script editor, screenwriter, director and producer. 

    He began his television career in his twenties as an actor, appearing in The Boys and a wide selection of TV dramas including Z Cars.  From 1964 to 1969 he worked on The Wednesday Play and produced many films for television including Cathy Come Home. He continued his collaboration with Ken Loach with The big Flame, After a Lifetime, Family Life, Days of Hope and The Price of Coal. He also produced and co-wrote Kes, from Barry Hines’ book A Kestrel for a Knave.

    In addition he introduced Mike Leigh with Hard Labour, GF Newman with Law and Order and Roland Joffe’s first film, The Spongers  

    He produced, wrote and directed Prostitute in 1979 and Handgun in 1981. Working in Hollywood in the Eighties he produced work as varied as Earth Girls are Easy and the Sesame Street film Follow That Bird and The Shadowmakers, starring Paul Newman and directed by Roland Joffe.

    In 1990 he returned to the UK , bringing to the screen many single films and drama series, including Ballykissangel, Between the Lines and This Life.

    He has also had a prestigious academic career and did five years as Professor of Media Arts at Royal Holloway College,  University of London, with honorary doctorates from Reading and Birmingham universities.

    Since stepping back from producing work for the screen, he has published two novels: The Seductions of Lucy Foster and Marine Ices. His third, Free Love, will be published soon.

    TICKETS

    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   www.artrix.co.uk

    For more information visit www.bromsgrovewords.com

  • Thu 26 May 2016 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    Two time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011 and were soon signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 they released their debut album, The Queen’s Lover. Numerous tours followed as the duo developed and honed their stage craft, becoming one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene.

    In January 2013, the pair picked up the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award following which Following they toured the country and, after completing school and University Exams, began touring again at the beginning of June - a schedule which saw them play venues and festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport’s Cropredy Convention as well as appearing live on Mark Radcliffe’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Show.

    After recording their second album in the November of 2013, again with Fellside, Russell and Algar received the Horizon Award for Best breakthrough act at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The second album, The Call, was then released in July receiving 5 Stars in fRoots, 4 Stars in both R2 Magazine and The Telegraph and a host of other brilliant reviews, Bright Young Folk describing it as an “outstanding show of maturity” with “enormous promise”.

    The duo come from musical households and both began to develop their musical skills long before joining forces. Algar, originally a member of TRI became All Ireland Champion, and All Britain Champion on numerous occasions before the age of 16 and Russell had begun a career as a solo musician supporting acts such as Karine Polwart and Lau, amongst others.

    Admission...members £7.00 under 25s £3.50 non members £9.00

    For more details contact Bob on 0121 476 5938 and/or go to www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

  • Sat 21 May 2016 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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

    MC Dee Chapman & Musicians Patchwork

    Tickets £9 including light refreshments.
    Liz stanton 01905 353995 or liz [at] stanton [dot] eclipse [dot] co [dot] uk

  • Sat 7 May 2016 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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

    Programme.......................

    • Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante
    • Schubert – Quartetsatz D.103
    • Schubert – Quartetsatz D.703
    • Schoenberg – Transfigured Night

    Performed by Richard Laing and friends

    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 30 Apr 2016 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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

    A blockbuster of a work, Verdi’s Requiem is often described as the best opera he never wrote. Lavish, dramatic and downright scary, this piece will pin you to your seat. It’s the ultimate in dramatic intensity: this extraordinary work speaks of heaven and hell, fire and earth, darkness and light in music that is as much theatrical as it is devotional. 

    Prepare for a whirlwind of a performance from a super line-up of soloists including Claire Prewer, together with the ladies and gentlemen of the Chorus of the Orchestra of St John. 

    “Local music making at its best” The Birmingham Post.

     

    Orchestra of St John.................Richard Jenkinson conductor

    • Claire Prewer soprano
    • TBC  alto
    • TBC  tenor
    • TBC  bass
    • The OSJ Chorus

     

    Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door, u16s free. On sale from March 1st 2016

    Box office  www.artrix.co.uk ...... 01527 577330

    or in person at Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B61 1PQ 

    or call 01527 870048

    For more information visit www.osjbromsgrove.org

  • Thu 28 Apr 2016 7:00 PM - Sat 30 Apr 2016 7:00 PM

    Beacon Church Centre, Whetty Lane, Rubery, B45 9DL

    Rubery Drama Group present

    Once Bitten

    A farce adapted from Alfred Hennequin and Alfred Delacour’s  The Veauradieux Case by Reggie Oliver

    Doors open 7.00 pm, Curtain up 7.30 pm

    Tickets £7 (£6 concession)

    For more information or to book tickets

    0121 453 8733 or 0121 445 2323 or email kaymo [at] talktalk [dot] net