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 25 Oct 2018 7:30 PM - Sat 27 Oct 2018 10:00 PM

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

    Neighbourhood Watch by Alan Ayckbourn

    The play centres around a brother and sister who innocently set up a Neighborhood Watch group following petty crime from a nearby estate, only for the group to go out of control and become an authoritarian force controlling the lives of the people they are supposed to protect.

    "The piece is highly ambitious, biliously funny and right on the button"...The Guardian

    Doors open 7.00 pm
    Curtain up 7.30 pm

    Ticket price £7.00 (C £6.00) Contact: 0121 453 8733 or 0121 445 2323 Email: kaymo [at] talktalk [dot] net

  • Thu 25 Oct 2018 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

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

    Four more excellent acts anxious to impress the Bromsgrove audience in the hope of being asked to play at the Club or Festival.

    This time around we have (in no particular order........
    ..........Will James, local singer/songwriter
    ..........The Alicats, guitar, accordian, vocal duo who come highly recommended by our good friends at Common Folk in Pelsall
    ..........Alan Matthews, coming to us from the excellent Frankley Guitar Club
    ..........John Mosedale who has not only visited us before but has also played highly acclaimed sets at Banbury Folk Club and Banbury Folk Festival
    ..........Chris Irving will be your compere for the night

    All in all, a great night in prospect. For more details about directions, entrance fees, etc. go to www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

  • Sat 27 Oct 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM

    St John's Church, 14 Kidderminster Rd, Bromsgrove B61 7JW

    Buena Musica!
    Guitar music from 20th century South America with Mark Thacker.

    Come along and enjoy this FREE concert at St John's Church, Bromsgrove. Around 50 minutes of music followed by homemade cake and coffee (or tea!) on a Saturday morning.
    All welcome.

    Admission is free - donations are appreciated as we are saving for new concert staging.

  • Sat 3 Nov 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    St Laurence Parish Church, Alvechurch, Worcestershire, B48 7SB

    Featuring The Midland Sinfonia....Conductor Nic Fallowfield

    Programme

    Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings
    Mozart – Divertimento in D K.136
    Grieg – Two Elegiac Melodies
    Grainger – Molly on the Shore
    Walton – Two Pieces from Henry V
    Bartok – Romanian Dances
    Finzi – Romance

    Tickets..........https://www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk/bookings/

  • 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 11 Nov 2018 6:00 AM - 10:30 PM

    Bromsgrove High Street, St John's Church and Artrix

    Join us on the 11/11 to commemorate the centenary of the end of the first world war.

    Schedule of events...

    06:00 The Battle O’Er, played by bagpiper, Bromsgrove High Street
    10:15-10:40 All organisations taking part in the parade muster opposite Argos on Bromsgrove High Street.
    10:40-10:50 The parade will step off and proceed along the High Street, giving an eyes left at the Odd Fellows Memorial.
    10:50-11:00 The Service of Remembrance will commence.
    11:00-11:30 Act of Remembrance will take place with wreath laying.
    11:30 Short service at St John’s Church, all welcome.
    18:30-18:55 Gathering at St John’s for reflection and music from the church choir.
    18:55-19:00 Last Post will sound
    19:00-19:05 Beacon to be lit outside the church.
    19:05-19:20 Church Bells to ring out
    19:45 The Battle of the Somme flm at Routh Hall with live music performed by Bromsgrove School and the Orchestra of St John.
    20:00 Battle’s Over - Commemorative Community Concert at Artrix. £10 a ticket.

     

  • Sun 11 Nov 2018 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    In remembrance of the centenery of the end of WW1.  Raising funds for the Royal British Legion.

    Including performances from: Vintage Classic Singers, Blackwell Concert Band featuring Kevin Ward and Catherine Tabbener, Chadsgrove Choir, Fairfield

    Sunday 11th November 2018 at 8pm

    Tickets £10 from Artrix Box Office or HERE

  • Fri 16 Nov 2018 10:00 AM - Sat 17 Nov 2018 6:30 PM

    Christmas in Bromsgrove starts here!

    Friday 16th November.........Friends of St John's are again getting festive on Fridaywith their fantastic Christmas Craft Market in the space outside the Slug & Lettuce. A perfect chance to buy some unique gifts, handmade by local people, or stock up on your favourite local preserves from Sarah's Feisty Flavours. There will be entertainment through the day from 10am til 4pm and of course a Christmas tree and Santa!

    Saturday 17th November - a day of festive fun!........ The Christmas Craft Market continues with additional entertainment from stilt walker Steve Kaos, the wonderful Vintage Class Singers, the choir from Bromsgrove Stagecoach and a host of musicians and entertainers including local magician Luke Baker.

    Also in Bromsgrove:
    From 3.30pm the stage lights up outside the Golden Cross for a few hours of entertainment in the lead up to the Big Switch On at 5.30pm. As the day gets dark the Christmas Lights are turned on!

    Don't miss the Primrose Hospice Tree of Light Switch on at 5pm outside Asda.

    From 5.30pm head over to Worcester Road for an after party urban feel event with dj sets and live music. Enjoy the best of Bromsgrove's independents as the businesses of Worcester Road take to the street to keep the party going.

  • 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 1 Dec 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    St Laurence Parish Church, Alvechurch, Worcestershire, B48 7SB

     

     

    Featuring The Midland Sinfonia......Nic Fallowfield, conductor
    with Hefin Duo

    Programme

    Mozart – Concerto for Flute and Harp
    Holst – St Paul’s Suite
    Debussy – Danse Sacre et Danse Profane
    Haydn – Symphony No.17

    Tickets

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

  • 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?

    www.allandsundry.org

    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

  • Sat 16 Feb 2019 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    St Laurence Parish Church, Alvechurch, Worcestershire, B48 7SB

    Featuring Fret & Fiddle, Jazz Quintet

    Programme

    A selection of jazz standards with a Valentine’s theme including:
    My Funny Valentine
    Embraceable You
    Dream a Little Dream of Me
    I’m in the Mood for Love
    Someone to Watch Over Me
    I’ll See You in My Dreams
    Somewhere Over the Rainbow
    Fly Me to the Moon
    and many, many more

    Tickets......https://www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk/bookings/

  • 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