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 14 Nov 2019 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

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

    The John Ward Trio majors on powerful 3-part harmonies, accompanied by acoustic guitar, bodhran, harmonica, double bass, mandolin, accordion and whistles. All self-taught musicians who are no strangers to busking, the Trio’s performances are authentic and from the heart. Their choice of material, variety of instruments, versatility and engaging humour, not to mention John’s blistering bodhran solos, blend to delight and entertain folk audiences in intimate venues and bigger stages alike.

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

  • Sat 16 Nov 2019 10:30 AM

    St John's Church, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove

     

    Joseph Duque Lopez, Dharmaraja Muthalagappan and Sebastian Whyte (piano)

     

    Piano Favourites

     

    Music by Beethoven, Chopin, Scott Joplin, Weber and others played by talented students from the West Midlands area

    A short informal concert lasting about 50 minutes followed by cake and tea or coffee

    Admission free

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

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN

    Mark Bebbington has played for us on five previous occasions, most recently in 2017, and it is always a pleasure to welcome him back to Bromsgrove. He is a prolific recording artist with a particular, but by no means exclusive, emphasis on 20th century British composers. This time the focus is more on France and he will be joined by two of the wind players from the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra for the Poulenc Trio

    Featuring.....

    • Mark Bebbington Piano
    • Jenny Wood oboe
    • Richard Tattum bassoon

    Programme....

    • Faure: Nocturne No 6 in D flat Op 63
    • Poulenc: Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon
    • Franck: Prélude, Chorale et Fugue
    • Chopin: Piano Sonata No 3in B minor Op 58

     

    Tickets.....http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/docs/BookingForm2019-20-v2.pdf

  • Thu 28 Nov 2019 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

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

    We bring artists from all over the world to Bromsgrove but there is so much talent right here on our doorstep....these two amazing performers are based in Shrewsbury from where they travel the world

    James Hickman is a singer-songwriter who has supported the likes of Jools Holland, Katie Melua and Seth Lakeman. He is an encapsulating performer with a beautiful voice and incredible guitar skills.

    Chris Quinn is a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter who has been a popular presence on the live music scene in the Midlands and the Welsh Borders for a number of years

    These two once traded under the name The Badgers before adopting the more prosaic Hickman & Quinn with the release of their highly accomplished début album “Times” in 2009, a collection of excellent original songs with both musicians contributing to the writing process.

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

  • Sun 1 Dec 2019 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

    St John's Church, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove 

    Darkness To Light

     

    An atmospheric Advent service starting with plainsong in darkness, and featuring music from St John's Church Choir

     

  • Thu 5 Dec 2019 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

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

    With a double bass made out of scrap metal, heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a
    musical saw, and foot-stomping fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms, The Churchfitters are a folk group like no other!

    Packed with a mouth-watering selection of favourites from their regular repertoire, interlaced with traditional and original festive songs and Christmas carols, see in Christmas with a bang and a paper hat-full of surprises, novelties and jokes in this festive feast of a Christmas Cracker!

    Go to http://www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk/ChurchfittersTickets2019.pdf for tickets

  • Sat 7 Dec 2019 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

    Do Join us for a short programme of carols and Christmas music and songs, followed by Christmas refreshments in the Parish Hall.

    The choir is accompanied by Organ and instrumentalists, and the event is great for all the family.

    Tickets (£12 including refreshments (£5 children) available via the website, choir members or here: http://trybooking.co.uk/9136 

     

     

     

  • Sat 7 Dec 2019 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

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

    The performance will include arrangements of traditional Christmas songs, like ‘White Christmas’, ‘Walking in the Air’, ‘Deck the Halls’ and carols: ‘The First Nowell’, ‘Silent Night’, together with jazz standards: ‘Twelfth Street Rag’, ‘Ain’t Misbehaving’, and classical favourites: Vivaldi’s ‘Winter’, Saint-Saëns’ ‘Serenade d’Hiver’.

    Holborne Brass Ensemble:

    • Trevor Jones, trumpet
    • Greg McEwan, trumpet
    • Tim Stidwell, horn
    • Les Whitehouse, trombone
    • Phil Green, tuba

     

    Enjoy a £1 discount on every concert ticket by paying in advance & collecting on the door. Plus, an additional £15 off when booking a six-concert ticket!

    You can also book our Quiz and Supper tickets at £10 each

    Got to https://www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk/bookings/

  • Sat 14 Dec 2019 2:00 PM - Sun 22 Dec 2019 9:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

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

    Princess Snow White is ordered from her home by her beautiful but jealous and wicked stepmother, who has ordered her death. Thankfully Hans, the kindly woodcutter could not go through with the Queen’s dastardly plan but knowing that he couldn’t take Snow White back home he leaves her alone in the forest. Luckily she is taken in by seven kindly dwarfs who live in the forest. 

    Meanwhile back at the Palace and using her magic mirror, the Queen discovers that she has been betrayed and sets out to find Snow White and finish the job herself.

    Helped along by some colourful characters including Dame Senna Pod, the confused Muddles and a rather argumentative mirror, Snow White is a traditional family pantomime, incorporating visual comedy, slapstick and audience participation

    Tickets : https://uk.patronbase.com/_Artrix/Productions/2XE/Performances

    or call into Box Office or call 01527 577330

    Please note : Car Parking Charges are now in force. Click here for details

  • Thu 19 Dec 2019 8:00 PM - 10:40 PM

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

    What more could you ask!!?? Cynthia's hot nibbles, Chris irving's 5 minute panto, fancy dress (but only if you really want to!) this year's theme is Super Heroes!

    In amongst all that chaos expect great music from Fairfield and Friends and, of course, The band of The Salvation Army

    What fun we shall have!!

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

  • Sun 22 Dec 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    St John's Church, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove 

    Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

    Join us for our traditional carol service featuring music from St John's Church Choir

  • Fri 17 Jan 2020 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN

    Featuring.....

    • Helena Winkleman violin
    • Tom Hankey violin
    • Rebecca Jones viola
    • Sarah McMahon cello

    Welcome back to the Callino Quartet, who last came to us in 2009. The two John Woolrich works are part of his current 'project' - 'A Book of Inventions' - a collection of ten short string quartets which can be played individually or in combination. The Callino gave the first performance of 'Scamander' at the Barber Institute in May 2019. John has also been involved in the selection of the Mozart and Beethoven works to frame his quartet

    Programme...

    • Mozart: String Quartet in D minor K421
    • Beethoven: String Quartet in F op 59 - 1
    • John Woolrich: Scamander (2018)
    • John Woolrich: Kleines Wanderung (World Premiere)

    Tickets: http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/docs/BookingForm2019-20-v2.pdf

  • Sat 25 Jan 2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove

     

    Spread the Charter

    The story of the Dodford Chartists, their hymns and songs of protest

    A short informal performance lasting about 50 minutes, followed by cake and tea or coffee

    Admission free

  • Fri 7 Feb 2020 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN

    Featuring....

    • Harriet Mackensie violin
    • Sarah-Jane Bradley viola
    • Graham Walker cello

    Karolos is a co-operative of nine of the UK's leading chamber players, often playing, as here, in smaller sub-groups. They have recently been involved in recording a number of Stephen Dodgson's chamber works, including this lovely String Trio, which has rarely been played since its premiere nearly 70 years ago. Don't be fooled by the unassuming name of Mozart's K563 - it is one of his greatest, and most substantial, chamber works

    Programme...

    • Beethoven: String Trio in G Op 9 No 1
    • Stephen Dodgson: String Trio No 1 (1951)
    • Mozart: Divertimento in E flat K563

    Tickets.....http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/docs/BookingForm2019-20-v2.pdf

  • Sat 22 Feb 2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove

     

    Dave Coulson (Baritone) with Marion and Tom Martin

     

    Family Matters

    Songs to delight and more from Bromsgrove’s Dave Coulson with daughter Marion and son-in-law Tom

    A short informal concert lasting about 50 minutes followed by cake and tea or coffee

  • Fri 28 Feb 2020 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN

    We are delighted that the Orchestra of St John Chamber Ensemble has agreed to play for us. This enables us to programme larger, and less familiar, chamber works than we would normally be able to do

    Programme...

    • Mozart: Wind Serenade in E flat K375
    • Beethoven: Septet Op 20
    • Malcolm Arnold: Divertimento for Wind Octet Op 137

    Tickets....http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/docs/BookingForm2019-20-v2.pdf

  • Fri 20 Mar 2020 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN

    Featuring....

    • Lucy Russell violin
    • Marcus Barcham-Stevens violin
    • Alan George viola
    • Sally Pendelbury cello

    The Fitzwilliam Quartet are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2019 - and were keen to include Bromsgrove in their celebrations, in view of the close relationship we had with them in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The programme they will play for us is an exact repeat of the one they gave for us, at the old North Bromsgrove High School, on 17th October 1980

    Programme.....

    • Wolf: Italian Serenade
    • Shostakovich: String Quartet No 2 Op 68
    • Beethoven: String Quartet in A minor Op 132

    Tickets....http://www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk/docs/BookingForm2019-20-v2.pdf

  • Sat 21 Mar 2020 10:30 AM

    St John's Church, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove

     

    South Bromsgrove High School

     

    More Sounds from South 

    Alice Whitten returns with fellow students from South Bromsgrove High School

    A short informal concert lasting around 50 minutes, followed by cake and tea and coffee

     

  • Sat 25 Apr 2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove

     

    The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

    Colours of the Harp

    A showcase featuring students form the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Harp Department

    A Short informal concert lasting around 50 minutes followed by cake and tea or coffee

  • Sat 23 May 2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John's Church, Kidderminster Road, Bromsgrove

    The Birmingham Philharmonic Wind Quintet

     

    Quintessential Sounds

    The Birmingham Philharmonic Wind Quintet return to entertain with some Summer mood music!

    A short informal concert lasting around 50 minutes followed by cake and tea or coffee

    Admission free