15th century Bromsgrove house
See Avoncroft Museum.
Credit: Mike Goodwin

Our Membership List can be seen below.

To become a member

We have plenty of room to include your society.
For membership details, please  bbcons [at] aol [dot] com (contact) our chairman, Bob Bignell

  • We aim to get as many people as possible involved in live theatre. People from all backgrounds and abilities ~ all ages 8 and above are welcome. We do a huge variety of shows (farce, drama, Shakespeare, musicals, pantomime etc.), enjoy a great social side, and there’s plenty of opportunity, on and off stage, for everyone! Visit our web site for further details or tel 07805 409772.

    Victoria Vollans,
    victoriavollans [at] btinternet [dot] com
    07805 409772
  • Painting for pleasure in watercolour, pastel, acrylic & oils. Anyone wishing to learn to paint is welcome ~ experienced guidance given.

    Tony Turpin
    anthony [dot] turpin [at] btinternet [dot] com
    01527 876 659
  • Bromsgrove’s very own theatre, cinema, live music and comedy venue. Special venue hire terms available for BAA Members.

    Hannah Phillips, Artrix, School Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1AX (pedestrian access, post and deliveries). Artrix, Slideslow Drive Bromsgrove B60 1PQ (car park)
    director [at] artrix [dot] co [dot] uk
    01527 572 739 Box Office: 01527 577330
  • Members: Folk Dancing, Drawing and Painting, Sugar craft, Textiles, Pottery, Calligraphy plus tuition and facilities hire.

    Stoke Heath Community Arts Centre, Redditch Road, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove B60 4JR
    avoncroftarts [at] btconnect [dot] com
    01527 833829
  • We are a traditional folk dance group that enjoys country, American Contra and Playford-style dances. Newcomers welcome - we meet on Thursdays, 8pm till 10pm

    Liz Stanton
    Liz [at] stanton [dot] eclipse [dot] co [dot] uk
    01905 353995
  • Fascinating collection of buildings spanning seven centuries, rescued from imminent destruction & carefully rebuilt on a beautiful open-air site. Open from Mar – Dec hosting an attractive series of events throughout the year.

    Simon Carter, Avoncroft Museum, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove B60 4JR
    engagement [at] avoncroft [dot] org [dot] uk
    01527 831 363
  • We are a group of young people (aged from about 7) and our adult helpers who meet once a month to learn and explore the fun and interesting use of embroidery stitches and techniques

    Janet Lee
    brownowl [at] me [dot] com
    0121 445 4501
  • We are a mixed voice choir of about 70 singing members, meeting for rehearsals on Monday evenings, and perform 4 concerts a year.

    Fiona Brown
    fjbrown321 [at] gmail [dot] com
    0121 445 5513
  • We are a friendly concert band who play a range of repertoire at outdoor and indoor events throughout the year, open to players of all abilities. We also have a training band, open to beginners of all ages (grade 0-3 standard)

    Amanda Britten
    blackwellconcertband98 [at] gmail [dot] com
    Twitter: @blackwellband
  • Friendly group for adults of approximately Grade 3 - 8 standard offering the opportunity to play string music together, performing regularly. All welcome, no audition necessary. Rehearsals in Bromsgrove on Saturday mornings.

    Georgia Vale
    gvale [at] inbox [dot] com
    01527 879 663
  • BAMC is one of a network of Area Music Centres throughout the county, wehich are organised and administered by Worcestershire Youth Music (WYM). BAMC aims to provide opportunities for young people in the surrounding area to take part in a wide variety of musical activities with particular emphasis on ensemble work, building confidence and making friends. High quality tuition offered on a variety of instruments.

    Ian Hattersley, Worcestershire Youth Music Sherwood Lane, Worcester, WR24NU
    music [at] worcestershire [dot] gov [dot] uk
    01905 425611
  • Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at The Red Cross Centre, Barnsley Hall Drive, Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove.

    Mrs J Lloyd
    anthony [dot] turpin [at] btinternet [dot] com
    0121 445 3209
  • We meet together to enjoy singing and performing choral works.

    Eileen Kirby
    raysd [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk
    01527 871237
  • Bromsgrove Community Choir is for people of all ages and abilities who enjoy singing whether they think they can sing or not.

    Ruth Henley
    r [dot] g [dot] henley [at] btinternet [dot] com
    01527 527022
  • Promoting recitals of professional chamber music concerts, staging each year up to 8 concerts per season in Artrix.

    Bernard Hall-Mancey
    hallmancey [at] aol [dot] com
    01527 836 147
  • The service is responsible for the strategic development of the arts throughout the Bromsgrove District. This includes working with a range of artists, organisations and partners to further the positive impact arts and culture can have on everyone's lives.

    Huw Moseley, Redditch Borough Council, Town Hall, Walter Stranz Square, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 8AH
    h [dot] moseley [at] bromsgroveandredditch [dot] gov [dot] uk
    01527 881 381/07990 800 686
  • The Bromsgrove Festival organises a month long programme of arts and cultural events every summer. Its aim is to provide a diverse and exciting range of high quality arts events throughout the Bromsgrove district which maximise community and youth engagement.

    Graham Mackenzie
    info [at] bromsgrovefestival [dot] co [dot] uk
    0790 1550577
  • Bringing the best in folk, roots and acoustic music on the second and last Thursdays in every month and at our annual four day festival in July. We actively encourage the development and continuation of folk arts.

    Bob Bignell
    bobcynfolk [at] aol [dot] com
    0121 476 5938
  • The Bromsgrove International Young Musicians’ Competition began in 1981 as an international platform for talented young instrumentalists and singers between the ages of 17 and 25 (28 in the case of singers). Since then many outstanding finalists have found The Bromsgrove a stepping stone to national and international recognition and success.

    See contact form on web site (see below)
  • We are a busy community library offering books, audio books and e-audio books, e-magazines, free computer access and online reference resources. We hold on-off and regular events and courses. Membership is free and open to all. Find us on Facebook and Twitter @bromsgrovelib

    Nicki Hitchcock, Library Manager, Bromsgrove Library, Parkside, Market Street, Bromsgrove B61 8DA
    bromsgrovelib [at] worcestershire [dot] gov [dot] uk/libraries
    01905 822722
  • BOS promotes amateur participation in local arts. Each May we perform a major musical production and also an autumn concert.

    Ian Cox
    info [at] bromsgroveoperaticsociety [dot] org [dot] uk
    01527 543 808
  • Formed in 1950, the Society has embraced the changes in technology and continues to practice and share the craft and art of photography within a friendly and helpful environ.

    Roger Lewis
    chairman [at] bromsgroveps [dot] co [dot] uk
  • Bromsgrove School has made considerable alterations to Routh Hall, transforming it into a first class concert venue for Bromsgrove. A new 280 seat theatre and purpose-built Drama Studio will also open on the school site in November 2017. Bromsgrove organisations are welcome to use these facilities after January 2018.

    Tim Norton
    tnorton [at] bromsgrove-school [dot] co [dot] uk
    01527 579679 Ext.479
  • Bromsgrove School of dance offers Dance tuition to all ages in commercial jazz, modern, ballet, tap, ballroom, latin, rock n roll and salsa

    Sarah-Jane Preedy or Denise Baker
    SJPTheatreArts [at] yahoo [dot] com
    01527 579679 ext.479
  • Studying local history.

    Anne Maguire
    01527 871354 or 01527 875225
  • Kevin Ward, Town Crier and Bellman to the Court Leet and Court Baron of the Manor of Bromsgrove. Available as Town Crier or Toastmaster. Talks given on history and practice of town crying and the Court Leet. Announcements with eleocution and pizzazz!

    Kevin Ward
    loudmouth [dot] bromsgrove [at] ukgateway [dot] net
    01527 836582
  • To passionately promote local artists work in the community, by providing free artwork to local businesses and we provide a friendly environment for individual to learn new skills, or improve existing ones.

    Justine Humphries, Karen Hotchkiss & Malcolm Wakeman Registered Office Unit 3 & 4a The Canalside Craft Centre, Hanbury Road, Stoke Prior. Bromsgrove, B60 4JZ
    thecanalsidestudios [at] gmail [dot] com
    07725 488513/07789912627
  •  Designer and maker of enamelled jewellery. Many events attended in and around the region.

    Christine Harmer
    info [at] enamelledjewellery [dot] co [dot] uk
    07952 915229
  • Supporting musical education of young people in the Bromsgrove District by offering grants and involving them in projects which will improve their musical skill and knowledge

    Kirsty Elvins
    kgelvins [at] aol [dot] com
    07973 440904
  • Festive Classics was formed in 2013 and is now an important promoter of classical music in the area. A series of Lunchtime Concerts is organised during Bromsgrove Festival and other promotions including a weekend devoted to Beethoven Quartets and to come, a weekend devoted to Shostakovitch Quartets in October 2018.

    Jim Page
    jimpage [at] btinternet [dot] com
    01527 874136
  • Friends of St John’s organise events and initiatives to raise funds of the ongoing maintenance and restoration needs of Bromsgrove’s landmark church building.

    Jo Slade
    friends [dot] stjohns [dot] church [at] gmail [dot] com
    01527 835734
  • Promoting knowledge and appreciation of the life and works of AE Housman and his family and the causes of poetry & literature in general

    Max Hunt
    max [at] maxhunt [dot] orangehome [dot] co [dot] uk
    01299 401135
  • We are a social enterprise (a not-for-profit company) whose objects are to use performance and media arts to enhance the life and wellbeing, and to enhance social cohesion  of the residents in  the midlands. We produce work under the brand of "Forthright"

    Jan Higgitt
    jestaminute [at] blueyonder [dot] co [dot] uk
    01527 514 049
  •  Meeting at Longbridge Methodist Church Hall, B45 9TY, Lickey Hills Art  Society on the first Saturday in the month (excepting January) at 7.30pm.  Open to all levels of ability and experience, we encourage the exchange of  ideas and knowledge via demonstrations, workshops and an annual exhibition.

    Jennie Wilson
    Wjen [at] blueyonder [dot] co [dot] uk
    0121 453 7097
  • A professional orchestra with Music Director Nic Fallowfield play classical music ranging from piano recitals to full orchestral concerts. Based in Alvechurch and playing at St Laurence Church and other venues around the West Midlands. We welcome invitations to play at other venues and in festivals. Annually we hold a Young Musicians' Showcase for local music students up to the age of 18.

    Marian Barwell
    midlandsinfonia [at] gmail [dot] com .
    0121 447 7040
  • A critically acclaimed chamber orchestra of invited players from the local area, directed by Richard Jenkinson.  We give high quality performances of classical music spanning four centuries in the wonderful acoustic of St John's Church, with an emphasis on making classical music accessible and enjoyable for all.

    Alastair Moseley, Chairman and Orchestra Manager
    alastair [dot] moseley [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Small friendly group meeting on Monday evenings about eight times a year to read plays. Theatre visits twice a year.

    David Morris
    kaymo [at] talktalk [dot] net
    0121 453 8733
  • Producing live amateur theatre for over 60 years for the community of Rubery and the surrounding areas

    David Morris
    kaymo [at] talktalk [dot] net
    0121 453 8733
  • Someone-at-the-Door was formed in 1998 and is a thriving Bromsgrove based Samba Band which aims to create the rhythms and techniques for Brazilian bateria instruments. The group is open to all ages/experience for musicians and percussionists interested in learning more about Brazilian music.

    nikki-stearman [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • To promote the art and craft of silk painting. We encourage the exchange of ideas and information together, displaying the work in exhibitions in and around the area

    Kay Morris
    kaymo [at] talktalk [dot] net
    0121 453 8733
  • St John's Choir is a strong and vibrant choir who sing a wide repertoire of sacred music at regular services including a monthly choral evensong

    Steve Cowperthwaite
    steve [dot] cowperthwaite [at] btinternet [dot] com
    07905 950178
  • TLearning and developing the skills of Appalachian Step Dancing. We encourage participation and are happy to demonstrate at fêtes, fairs and festivals.

    Cynthia Bignell
    bobcynfolk [at] aol [dot] com
    0121 476 5938
  • Meeting every Saturday at Artrix during term time - explore & create musical theatre through classes in dance, acting & singing. Ages 6 to 18.

    Melanie Dykes c/o Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1AX
    bromsgrove [at] theatretrain [dot] co [dot] uk
    07766 724834
  • Hosts arts, archaeology and wildlife events at a stunning farmland location. Talks, guided walks, workshops and exhibitions.

    Jo Terry
    josephine [dot] z [at] btopenworld [dot] com
  • Promoting the written & spoken word. Programmes of performances & lectures by writers, dramatists, poets - those who work with languages & ideas.

    Margaret Cooper
    info [at] bromsgrovewords [dot] com
    01527 836103