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 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 for details

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

  • Thu 29 Aug 2019 8:00 PM - 10:40 PM

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

    Miriam’s roots go back to the UK Folk Scene of the ’70s when she was likened to Joan Baez, and ranked alongside Maddy Prior and other revivalists of the time.

    Then, she played a significant role in the folk revival, appearing at most of the Folk Clubs and Festivals of the time, including Edinburgh and Cambridge, with acclaim from all the leading critics of the day. Miriam’s interpretation of traditional and modern folk songs are unique, and her ability to lead a Folk audience into chorus singing, particularly, ‘Keys of Canterbury’ at Cambridge Folk Festival 1976, is the stuff of legends.

    Over the years in South Africa, she has entertained for many concerts and festivals, including Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth and Splashy Fen  ‘Over Africa’ features on the 10 years CD – and established herself as a shining light in the entertainment business.

    Now re-established as Miriam Backhouse-Erasmus, Professional Folk Singer, "Our Mim" visits these shores for a short while every year

    The CD reissue of  the brilliant album ‘Gypsy Without a Road‘ is still available with two added live recordings.

    No tickets on the door..visit

    or call Bob on 07828 716842


  • Thu 12 Sep 2019 8:00 PM - 10:40 PM

    Catshill Social Club,

    Meadow Road, Catshill B61 0JJ

    Called Canada’s finest singer-songwriter by one of the most respected and lauded music journalists of the last 50 years, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons.

    As the calendar pages have turned, for almost a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, intent and intensity, and curiosity.

    Fusing his insatiable appetite for finding the next unique storyline Keelaghan also forges his pieces with brilliantly defined craftsmanship and a monogrammed artistic vision, making him one of the most distinctive and readily identifiable voices of not only the Canadian scene, but as a member of the international singer-songwriter community.

    Armed with a songbook that has enlightened and enthralled, and been embraced, by audiences around the world, Keelaghan’s life as an artist is one that is a perpetual journey on so many levels.

    Most importantly it’s a journey that has invited fans of literate and layered songwriting to be a part of his artistic expeditions, some that weave their way through marvelously etched stories of a historical nature with underlying universal themes, and others that mine the depths of the soul and the emotional trails of human relations.¨His masterful story telling, over the course of nine recordings, has been part of the bedrock of his success, earning Keelaghan his share of nominations and awards, and acclaim from  Australia to Scandinavia.The necessity to write has always been a double-edged sword."

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  • Fri 27 Sep 2019 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Routh Hall, Bromsgrove School

    Since Luke Jones won the Bromsgrove Competition in April 2018, his career has continued to blossom. He has won the Kerr Memorial Prize from the Royal Overseas League and a scholarship which enables him to continue his studies at the Royal Northern College of Music on to the Master's programme. He has featured twice in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire concert programme in the 2018-19 season, in both recital and concerto performances


    • Debussy: Images Book 1
    • Ravel: Miroirs
    • Schumann: Waldsenen Op 82
    • Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No 8 Op 84

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  • Fri 11 Oct 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove, B60 1GN

    The Navarra Quartet previously played for us in March 2013 and January 2017. On their first visit they introduced us to Peteris Vasks 3rd Quartet, which received a very positive reception from our audience. So we are delighted that they are now bringing his 4th Quartet. The Janacek and Schubert Quartets need no such introduction, having both featured in our programmes several times.

    The Navarra Quartet

    Magnus Johnston violin

    Marije Johnston violin

    Brian O’Kane cello

    Sascha Bota viola


    Peteris Vasks: String Quartet No 4
    Janacek: String Quartet No 1 'The Kreutzer Sonata'
    Schubert: String Quartet in D minor D 810 'Death and the Maiden'

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  • Thu 31 Oct 2019 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Bromsgrove Folk Club are delighted to be part of the While and Matthews 25th Anniversary Tour

    Chris While (vocals, guitar, banjo, dulcimer and percussion) & Julie Matthews (vocals, piano, guitar, mandolin and bouzouki) are breath-taking singers, songwriters, musicians and performers whose energy and commitment to their craft and their audience is boundless. They have been hailed as one of the best and most respected duos on the world folk roots scene.

    In case they’ve so far passed you by, they are the longest-lasting female duo in Britain and have played more than 2,500 gigs, appeared on over 100 albums, written hundreds of original songs and reached millions of people around the world. Now, 25 years after their debut, they sound as fresh and vital as ever

    "The undisputed queens of British duos continue to come up with the goods.1st class songs delivered with to die for harmonies, immaculate musicianship & melodies that lodge themselves in your brain" The Guardian

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  • 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!

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