Past Events

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

  • Thu 29 Oct 2015 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    John Connoly is probably best know for writing the folk classics Fiddlers Green and Punch and Judy Man, epics from many an aspiring singer's songbag. However, John is an experienced and accomplished performer who entertains, sometimes a tad irreverently, with both traditional and others of his, to some less well known, songs coupled with hilarious/poignant/retrospective comments about life in general.

    He hails from out Grimsby way and has written many songs,both serious and humorous, about the subjects he sees around him. A thoroughly entertaining night is in prospect from a true National Treasure who we see all to rarely in this area.

    What fun we shall have!!

    For more information go to www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk or call Bob on 0121 476 5938

  • Thu 22 Oct 2015 7:30 PM - Sat 24 Oct 2015 10:00 PM

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

    A farce by John Dighton

    The time is 1948 and it is the first day of the Summer term at the Hilary Hall school for boys. All is well until a letter arrives informing Godfrey Pond, the Headmaster, that due to the fact that other schools upon returning from evacuation during the war have found their buildings uninhabitable they will have to share their own. They assume it is another boys school! They are about to be surprised.

    An amateur production by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD

    Doors open at 7.00 pm - Curtain up at 7.30 pm

    Ticket prices £7.00 or £6.00 concessions

    Phone: 0121 453 8733, 0121 445 2323, 0121 452 3261

  • Fri 16 Oct 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    The Leonore Trio was formed in 2012, but their members all have long chamber music experience. Ben Nabarro and Gemma Rosefield have both played for us before, with other groups, on more than one occasion

    • Benjamin Nabarro violin
    • Gemma Rosefield cello
    • Tim Horton piano

    Programme....

    • Beethoven: Piano Trio No 1 in E flat Op 1
    • David Matthews: Piano Trio No 1 Op 34 (1983)
    • Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No 2 in C minor Op 66

    Tickets..........

    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 www.artrix.co.uk

    For more information visit www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk

  • Tue 13 Oct 2015 7:30 PM - Thu 15 Oct 2015 10:00 PM

    Palace Theatre, Redditch

    More details to follow

    Go to www.allandsundry.org for latest up to date information

  • Sun 11 Oct 2015 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    A ‘work-in-progress’ performance of ‘The Gary & Robert Blues’; which is a funny, sometimes poignant, journey through one man’s mental health issues.

    Forthright is the producing arm of Jestaminute Community Theatre cic whose objects are "to use performance and media arts to enhance the life and well being, and to enhance social cohesion of the residents in the midlands". Our style of work is to research real human stories through one-to-one interviews and then weave a fictional narrative which is truthful, honest and engaging.

    “A thought provoking performance that imaginatively opens up new ways of understanding mental illness and its effects on us all”

    ..”the marriage of mental health facts and figures and an entertaining and thoughtful story worked well...”;

    To book tickets....call 01527 577330 or log on to https://uk.patronbase.com/_Artrix/Productions

  • Sat 10 Oct 2015 7:45 PM - 10:00 PM

    The Room Upstairs, Palace Theatre, Alcester Street, Redditch, B98 8AE

    A ‘work-in-progress’ performance of ‘The Gary & Robert Blues’; which is a funny, sometimes poignant, journey through one man’s mental health issues.

    Forthright is the producing arm of Jestaminute Community Theatre cic whose objects are "to use performance and media arts to enhance the life and well being, and to enhance social cohesion of the residents in the midlands". Our style of work is to research real human stories through one-to-one interviews and then weave a fictional narrative which is truthful, honest and engaging.


    “A thought provoking performance that imaginatively opens up new ways of understanding mental illness and its effects on us all”

    ..”the marriage of mental health facts and figures and an entertaining and thoughtful story worked well...”;

    TICKETS £5.75 *inclusive of booking fee 75p per ticket up to a maximum of £3.00

    http://www.redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk/your-visit/booking-information/ or call 01527 65203

  • Thu 8 Oct 2015 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    Pouring honey into your ears and radiating charm, Louise Jordan fascinates and entertains, mixing hope with heartbreak through her acute observations of the everyday and extraordinary. Fuelled by an untamed spirit, Louise Jordan’s music is authentic and timeless, underpinned by an unassuming natural elegance that places simple honesty alongside bold imagination.

    Self-accompanied on piano and guitar Louise Jordan is every ounce the quintessential independent artist. With four recordings, nine UK and two European tours under her belt Louise Jordan is just getting started.

    Support from popular local resident band FAIRFIELD

    Non members more than welcome...£8.00:Members £6.00:Under 21s £3.00

    For more information call Bob on 0121 476 5938

    or log on to www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk or email bobcynfolk [at] aol [dot] com

  • Fri 25 Sep 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    Our old friends the Carducci Quartet, who last played for us in Sept 2012, are spending much of 2015 playimg all of the 15 quartets of Shostakovich to mark the 40th anniversary of his death. They will play the complete cycle in cities as diverse as London, Oxford, Cork, Washington DC and Bogota. We were delighted to be invited to host one leg of a cycle spread between concert clubs in the West of England.

    • Matthew Denton violin
    • Michelle Fleming violin
    • Eoin Schmidt-Martin viola
    • Emma Denton cello
    • Programme......
      • Shostakovich: String Quartet No 4 in D Op 83
      • Shostakovich: String Quartet No 14 in F sharp Op 142
      • Shostakovich: String Quartet in D flat Op 133
    • Tickets.......
      • £18.00; £5 - registered disabled, unemployed & students
      • FREE tickets available for young people aged 8-25 thanks to Cavatina Chamber Music Trust. Please contact he Box Office for these tickets.

    Available from www.artrix.co.uk

    For more information on subscriptions and rover tickets please visit

    www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk

     

  • Thu 24 Sep 2015 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    Miriam appeared at the Festival in 2014 and then the Folk Club later that year. She wowed the audiences at both and has become one of the artists that we will book every year. Beautiful voice, fine accompaniement on her guitar and a rapport with the audience second to none. We guarantee that you will fall under her spell.

    No tickets required £6.00 members £8.00 non-members u/21s £3.00

    For more information visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk or email bobcynfolk [at] aol [dot] com
     

  • Thu 10 Sep 2015 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    Helen Turner and Sharon Winfield produce spellbinding effects with their rich harmonies. Playing their own material, they’ve established an appealing stage presence and gathered an ever-growing fan base across the UK. Taking their inspiration from a wide range of styles, Union Jill bring their own energy and passion to the acoustic music scene. They mix traditional folk instrumentation with an edgy contemporary feel and powerful vocal delivery. Sharon and Helen’s ability to tell a story through lyrics draws in audiences of all types. Their material embraces historical themes and contemporary issues; personal experiences and protest songs. They have an on-stage banter that you only get from two women sharing a stage.

    Support from Fairfield

    Members £6.00, under 21s £3.00, Non members.....always more than welcome £8.00

    For more details go to www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

  • Thu 27 Aug 2015 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Winner of FATEA Magazine's Album of the Year 2014 and Female Vocalist of the Year 2013 and Nominated for Radio 2's Horizon Award 2015, ANGE HARDY has gained a deserved reputation throughout the folk world for her superb song writing skills, her beautiful voice and live performances. 

    Ange is is taking time out from a trip between her home in North Devon and a gig in Tyne and Wear to perform at Bromsgrove Folk Club on Thursday 27th August.

    A couple of quotes that show the respect for Ange's work in high places.......

    “Ange Hardy perfectly balances the strengths of traditional folk music with fresh writing...There is not a weak track among the 14 on Somerset singer-songwriter Ange Hardy's album The Lament of the Black Sheep” - Martin Chilton, The Telegraph

    “Another album that’s made an impact this year is ‘The Lament of the Black Sheep’ by Ange Hardy. Everybody in the studio was genuinely surprised to learn this new single was her own song, because it sounds like a song that’s been around for a hundred years or more. It’s a really neat trick to write songs that sound almost traditional!” – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

    For more information visit www.angehardy.com
     
    Bromsgrove Folk Club meets at Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Catshill, B61 0JJ. Doors open at 7.45pm for an 8.00pm start. Non members are as ever, more than welcome.

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

  • Sat 8 Aug 2015 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1PQ

    Bromsgrove's own, critically acclaimed MadCap Theatre Productions bring A Midsummer Night's Dream 'home' to Artrix for the final night of their national tour.

    Running away with your forbidden love always seems like a great idea, but when your best friend and the man who’s been promised to you follow you through the woods, things can quickly go wrong! Especially when the wood in question is currently playing host to two warring fairies, their mischievous followers and, of course, an infamous band of wannabe actors and an ass-headed man.

    Shakespeare is always made understandable and enjoyable with MadCaps’ way of staging fun, fast-paced and entertaining Shakespeare with a lot of ‘Madcap’ flair!

    Combining music, dance, stage combat and physicality with the original script join us for an evening of Shakespeare that is not to be missed!

    Tickets £14.00 (£12.00 students & under 16s) available on lne from Artrix or call 01527 577330

    For more information go to www.madcaptheatreproductions.co.uk

  • Thu 30 Jul 2015 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Catshill Socila Club, 13, Meadow Road, Catshill, Bromsgrove, B61 0JJ

    More artists eager to showcase themselves with a view to getting a full gig at either the Club or the Festival. This month we have......Alice Dillon, a young Birmingham lass who wowed the audience in the MiniMarquee at the Festival, Small Changes, also from Birmingham, who are exploring acoustic folk and Americana with the interesting line up of guitar, violin and cello, and singer, songwriter, poet and artist, Steve Cartwright who, he tells us, has been around for centuries. There may be a touch of Fairfield or MamwiG in the mix too.

    Members £3.00, under 21s £1.50 plus free membership, non members £5.00.

    What fun we shall have!!

    For more information go to www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

  • Wed 29 Jul 2015 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Recreation Ground next to Asda, Bromsgrove Town Centre, B61 8DA

    Desert Island Discs - A tropical island, a gramophone, flotsam, jetsam and one hapless castaway. 20 years pass in 40 minutes as records spin and rescue never comes, then as the island gives up its secret the show ends in a beautifully surreal spectacular finale.

    Punch and Judy

    The Whale

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    For more information go to........

    www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/things-to-do/things-to-visit/events/bromsgrove-street-theatre.aspx

  • Sun 19 Jul 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    St. John's Church, Bromsgrove, B61 7JW

    The Orchestra of St John. Conductor and Music Director : Richard Jenkinson

    Gala Concert at 7.30pm preceded by a Reception which starts at 6.45pm where wine, soft drinks and nibbles will be available plus an opportunity to meet and chat with members of the Orchestra”

    Programme to include.....

    • Overture - The Creatures of Prometheus
    • Piano Concerto No 5 (Emperor) with Ben Frith, piano
    • Symphony No 7 (The Apotheosis of the Dance

    Tickets : £10.00 with accompanied children free (no ticket required) - includes interval refreshments - though donations welcome

    Tickets available from Artrix box office, on line at www.artrix.co.uk; by phone on 01527577330; or in person at Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B611PQ, 10.00am - 4.00pm Monday to Friday

    Also from the Parish Office 01527 878801 or on the door from 6.30pm

    For more information : www.osjbromsgrove.org : email alastair [dot] moseley [at] lineone [dot] net : Call 01527 870048

     

  • Sun 19 Jul 2015 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

    St. John's Church, Bromsgrove, B61 7JW

    The St John's MusicFest

    The Orchestra of St John : Conductor and Musical Director - Richard Jenkinson

    Suitable for all ages and Children are encouraged to attend. No ticket required. 

    For More Info: Website : www.osjbromsgrove.org : e-mail:  alastair [dot] moseley [at] lineone [dot] net Call: 01527 870048

     

  • Sat 18 Jul 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    St. John's Church, Bromsgrove, B61 7JW

    St John's MusicFest 2015 - The Orchestra of St John

    Conductor and Music Director - Richard Jenkinson

    • Grieg: ‘Holberg Suite’; 
    • Poulenc: Organ Concerto; 
    • Richard Strauss: Sonatine No 1 for 16 Wind Instruments: “From an Invalid’s Workshop” 

    Concert suitable for all ages and Children are encouraged to attend 

    Tickets: £10 with accompanied children free (no ticket required) - includes interval refreshments – though donations welcome 

    Tickets available from Artrix box office, on line at www.artrix.co.uk; by phone on 01527 577330;

    or in person at artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B61 1PQ, 10am – 4pm, Monday to Saturday. 

    Also from the Parish Office 01527 878801 or on the door from 6.30pm. 

    For more information : www.osjbromsgrove.org email : alastair [dot] moseley [at] lineone [dot] net call : 01527 870048

  • Sat 4 Jul 2015 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    Brian Stanton with Cat’s Whiskers, interval music by Gloriana Trio (see pictire) Costume optional.

    Tickets from Liz Stanton 01905 353995, liz [at] stanton [dot] eclipse [dot] co [dot] uk

    For more information visit http://avoncroftfdg.btck.co.uk

  • Sat 27 Jun 2015 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St Laurence Church, Alvechurch

    Celebrity Chamber Concert featuring......

    David Le Page, Shulah Oliver, Richard Laing, Cathy Bower, Eduardo Vassallo and friends

    Performing.................

    Strauss – Capriccio Sextet
    Bruch – Concerto for String Octet
    Mendelssohn – Octet

    Ticket information......................

    £13 full time students 21 & under free with NUS Card
    • accompanied school children free
    • Young Musicians Showcase free

    Advanced ticket discounts:
    £1 per ticket from
    • via our booking service HERE
    • Village Green Grocer, Alvechurch
    • from TMS 0121 447 7040
    Special offer:
    £10 off when booking all six concerts HERE or TMS direct

    For more information visit www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk

  • Wed 24 Jun 2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Plaza Coffee, Chapel Street Precinct, High Street, Bromsgrove

    Bring your instruments, your voices your friends or just your ears to an eclectic music session whilst drinking excellent coffee (or tea or......) Any style, any genre and age........all welcome. And it's FREE

    Hosted by Bob Bignell of local acoustic band Fairfield