Forthcoming Events

Bromsgrove's own arts centre, Artrix, has a continuous programme of events which, for reasons of space, are not listed here. Please got to www.artrix.co.uk to view these events.

Likewise Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings has a continuous programme of events which, for the same reasons as above, are not listed here. Please go to www.avoncroft.org.uk for details

Please forward details of your events. See also our Past Events.

  • Thu 27 Sep 2018 8:00 PM - 10:40 PM

    Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Catshill, B610JJ
    “Folk songs can get a bit bogged down in wronged maidens and drowned sailors; these made you want to drum your heels and swirl through very English fields.” FATEA

    And who are we to disagree? With a fresh approach to traditional folksong, Kim Lowings and The Greenwood have firmly rooted themselves into the British folk scene. Their sound is “punchy and authentic” (Mike Harding) and cleverly combines original songs with familiar traditional tales highlighting the continued relevance of tradition today.

    Kim Lowings heads up the four piece with a grace and charisma that draws you in, reminiscent of troubadours of old. Greenwood musicians Andrew Lowings, Tim Rogers and Dave Sutherland bring together their creativity and experience earning the reputation of “Stourbridge’s finest music export since the Mitre-fuelled heady days of late 80s indie-rock.” (Three Chords and the Truth)
     
    Bromsgrove Folk Club meets at Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Catshill, B61 0JJ. Admission is open to members (£7.00) and non-members (£9.00) alike. The club still has its special offer on for those under the aged of 25 to get in for half price and enjoy a years free membership.
     
    For further information visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk of call Bob on 07828 716842
     
     

  • Fri 28 Sep 2018 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Routh Hall, Bromsgrove School

    Emily Sun was the winner of the 2017 Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition. This recital forms part of her prize and takes place in Routh Hall, where the competition is held.

    Programme:

    • Schubert: Violin Sonatina in D major D384
    • Grieg: Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor Op 45
    • Gillian Whitehead: Torua (2013)
    • Poulenc: Violin Sonata
    • Frolov: Concert Fantasy on themes from 'Porgy and Bess'

    For booking form go to http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/docs/BookingForm2018-19.pdf or form full price details for individual concerts and season tickets visit http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/index.php/site/ticket_prices or visit www.artrix.co.uk

    For more information on this and other concerts visit http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk

  • Thu 11 Oct 2018 8:00 PM - 10:40 PM

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

    Blessed with a beautiful baritone voice, a graceful mastery on guitar and a hearty laugh that delights any room, Dan McKinnon has carved out his own unique musical path. From the coffeehouses, pubs, and bars of his early beginnings in Atlantic Canada, Dan, “blessed with a gorgeous baritone voice, and an exceptional command of phrasing, light and shade” (David Kidman, The Living Tradition), continues to convey his “finely crafted songs” to audiences through his yearly tours in the UK and performances in and around the Canadian Maritimes. Recent forays into Ontario, the US, as well as a tour of Southeastern Australia in 2007 have only furthered to cement Dan’s commitment and passion to the songs and stories of his Atlantic Canadian home.

    A truly relaxed performer who will delight you with his songs and stories

    For more information visit www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk and http://www.danmckinnon.ca or call Bob on 07828 716842

    Members £7.00.....non-members (who we treat as new friends) £9.00. Under 25s £3.50.

    What fun we shall have!!

  • Fri 9 Nov 2018 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    The Atea Quintet is the foremost British wind quintet of their generation. Internationally acclaimed, they became double prize winners at the 2015 Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition in Denmark. As the Associate Ensemble in Residence at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and former Quintet in Residence at the Purcell School, they mentor some of the finest up and coming musicians in the country.

    • Atea Quintet are:
      • Alena Walentin flute
      • Anna Hashimoto clarinet
      • Ashley Myall bassoon
      • Chris Beagles horn
      • Philip Haworth oboe
    • Programme:
      • Bach: Goldberg Variations (excerpts)
        Bozza: Trois Pieces pour Une Musique de Nuit (1954)
        Mike Mower: Jazz Suite (2010)
        Frank Bridge: Divertimenti
        Nielsen: Wind Quintet

    For booking form go to http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/docs/BookingForm2018-19.pdf or form full price details for individual concerts and season tickets visit http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/index.php/site/ticket_prices or visit www.artrix.co.uk

    For more information on this and other concerts visit http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk

  • Sun 18 Nov 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1DN

    Jim Crace is an award winning writer and novelist. His novel Quarantine was the winner of the Whitbread Novel of 1997; in 2013 his novel Harvest was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and then won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for 2015.   Jim's latest work is The Melody:  published in February this year it is described as 'an ecological fable for modern times' and has received outstanding reviews.

    For tickets and subscriptions visit http://www.bromsgrovewords.com/tickets.html or purchase direct from Artrix at www.artrix.co.uk or call Box Office on 01527 577330

  • Fri 30 Nov 2018 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    If you think Scheherazade can only work with a full orchestra, wait until you have heard this amazing new arrangement for piano trio with clarinet. We welcome the Gould Trio and Robert Plane back to Bromsgrove to play it, and they will also introduce us to a new work, specially written for them by Huw Watkins, which they will have premiered at the Three Choirs Festival in July.

    Programme:

    Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor
    Huw Watkins: Piano Trio (2018) (Gould/Plane Commission)
    Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade (arr Noack and Engeli)

    Featuring

    Benjamin Frith piano
    Robert Plane clarinet
    Lucy Gould violin
    Richard Lester cello

    For booking form go to http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/docs/BookingForm2018-19.pdf or form full price details for individual concerts and season tickets visit http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/index.php/site/ticket_prices or visit www.artrix.co.uk

    For more information on this and other concerts visit http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk

  • Sat 15 Dec 2018 2:00 PM - Sun 23 Dec 2018 10:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    A traditional family Pantomime with, fun, laughter and plenty of audience participation

    The village of Merrydale is being terrorised by the nasty Giant Blunderbore and his vile henchman Fleshcreep. King Charles and Queen Camilla are being forced to act as rent collectors and are assisted, not so ably by Constables Block and Tackle, who threaten Dame Trott and her two sons, Jack and Silly Simon with eviction when she can't pay up.

    The Trotts are forced into selling their beloved cow Daisy to raise the rent money, however Jack is tricked by the evil Fleshcreep on the way to the market and returns home with a bag of beans instead of the gold he had expected, Dame Trott is so angry that she throws the beans out of the window and sends the boys to bed.

    In the meantime Jack’s girlfriend, Jill has been captured by Fleshcreep and taken to the Giant's castle up in Cloudland. In order to rescue Jill and Daisy, Jack must climb a giant beanstalk which has appeared during a magical UV scene overnight.

    Once in Cloudland, he encounters an inept wizard and his group of Elves, Dame Trott, Silly Simon and the others eventually join Jack in Cloudland, the wizard warns them of Blunderbore’s pet yeti, who roams free in Cloudland.

    With the help of the Panto Fairy they manage to rescue Jill and Daisy from the castle but with Fleshcreep and Blunderbore in hot pursuit, will they manage to escape back down the beanstalk to safety and a happy ending?

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    Performances

    Saturday 15th December 2018 2pm & 7pm

    Sunday 16th 2pm & 7pm

    Monday 17th 7pm

    Wednesday 19th 7pm

    Thursday 20th 7pm

    Friday 21st 7pm

    Saturday 22nd 2pm & 7pm

    Sunday 23rd 2pm & 7pm

    Please note there are no performances on Tuesday 18th

    Prices

    December 17th, 19th & 20th

    £14 / £13 / £46 Family Ticket 2+2 or 1+3

    December 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd 

    £15 / £14 / £50 Family Ticket 2+2 or 1+3

    Artrix Box Office 01527 577 330 or purchase on line HERE

  • Fri 11 Jan 2019 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN

    The Zelkova Quartet was the Winner of the St Martin’s Chamber Music Competition in 2017 and, as a result, St Martin’s are subsidising their fee for this concert

    Programme:

    Haydn: String Quartet in B minor Op 64 No 2
    Bartok: String Quartet No 3
    Judith Weir: String Quartet (1990)
    Beethoven: String Quartet in E minor op 59 - 2

    Featuring:

    Caroline Pether violin
    Ed Pether violin
    Alex Mitchell viola
    Jonathan Pether cello

    For booking form go to http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/docs/BookingForm2018-19.pdf or form full price details for individual concerts and season tickets visit http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/index.php/site/ticket_prices or visit www.artrix.co.uk

    For more information on this and other concerts visit http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk

  • Fri 8 Feb 2019 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrx, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN

    Endymion is an ensemble, founded in 1979, made up of seven well-known chamber music players who often perform as smaller groups, as in this concert. Krysia Osostowicz is well known to Bromsgrove Concerts audiences as the leader of the Dante Quartet and Stephen Stirling appeared in our only previous performance of the wonderful Ligeti Horn Trio back in 1997.

    Programme:

    Beethoven: Violin Sonata in G Op 96
    Ligeti: Horn Trio (1983)
    Brahms: Horn Trio Op 40

    Featuring:

    Krysia Osostowicz violin
    Stephen Stirling horn
    Michael Dussek piano

    For booking form go to http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/docs/BookingForm2018-19.pdf or form full price details for individual concerts and season tickets visit http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/index.php/site/ticket_prices or visit www.artrix.co.uk

    For more information on this and other concerts visit http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk

  • Fri 22 Feb 2019 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    Founded in 2000, the Lawson Trio has specialised in a wide range of standard and unusual repertoire. This concert is subtitled ‘Music from the Near East’ reflecting the fact that all the pieces were written in ‘Eastern Europe’ between 1890 and 1935

    Programme

    Andrezej Panufnik: Piano Trio Op 1
    Rachmaninov: Trio Elegiaque No 1 in G minor
    Paul Juon: Suite for Piano Trio Op 89
    Shostakovich: Piano Trio No 1 Op 8
    Dvořák: Piano Trio in E min 'Dumky' op 90

    Featuring:

    Francesca Barritt violin
    Rebecca Knight cello
    Annabelle Lawson piano

    For booking form go to http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/docs/BookingForm2018-19.pdf or form full price details for individual concerts and season tickets visit http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/index.php/site/ticket_prices or visit www.artrix.co.uk

    For more information on this and other concerts visit http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk

  • Fri 22 Mar 2019 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    The Eblana Trio concert scheduled for 2nd March 2018 had to be cancelled due to snow. We are delighted that they have been able to rearrange it in March 2019 with no change to the programme. Formed in 2006 at RNCM, where they won all the major chamber music prizes, the Eblana Trio were Junior Fellows at Birmingham Conservatoire from 2013 to 2015. Violinist Jonathan Martindale has been Assistant Leader of the CBSO since June 2016

    Programme:

    Purcell: Three-part Fantasias Nos 1 - 3
    Finzi: Prelude and Fugue Op 24
    Beethoven: String Trio in D major Op 9 No 2
    David Matthews: String Trio No 2 Op 89 (2003)
    Moeran: String Trio in G major

    Featuring:

    Jonathan Martindale violin
    Lucy Nolan viola
    Peggy Nolan cello

    For booking form go to http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/docs/BookingForm2018-19.pdf or form full price details for individual concerts and season tickets visit http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/index.php/site/ticket_prices or visit www.artrix.co.uk

    For more information on this and other concerts visit http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk

  • Fri 5 Apr 2019 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN

    The Piatti Quartet were joint winners of the 2nd prize at the Wigmore Hall International Competition. They commissioned and premiered the Joseph Phibbs quartet and their recording of it is due to be issued on the Champs Hill label at about the time of this concert.

    Programme:

    Haydn: Quartet in D maj op 20 - 4
    Joseph Phibbs: String Quartet No 1 (2014)
    Schubert: String Quartet in G D887

    Featuring:

    Nathaniel Anderson-Frank violin
    Michael Trainor violin
    Tetsuumi Negata viola
    Jessie Ann Richardson cello

    For booking form go to http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/docs/BookingForm2018-19.pdf or form full price details for individual concerts and season tickets visit http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/index.php/site/ticket_prices or visit www.artrix.co.uk

    For more information on this and other concerts visit http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk