Past Events

These are our past events. See also our Forthcoming Events.

  • 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

  • Sat 8 Dec 2018 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

    Two performances 4.30pm and 6.30pm

    Orchestra of St John will perform Howard Blake's The Snowman with

    • Charlotte Moseley lead violin
    • Richard Jenkinson conductor
    • Kevin Ward (Bromsgrove's Town Crier) narrator

    This wonderfully evocative piece make the perfect Winter treat whatever your age - young or old. How could it be Christmas without the Snowman?

    The concert is brought to you by the Orchestra of St John and the Friends of St John's Church.

    Come along early for a selfie with the snowman, for a hot chocolate and to meet the musicians.

    Last year's event was sold out - so book early to avoid disappointment.

    Tickets £5 adults, accompanied children FREE. Available from Tickets from Decanter in town or on eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-snowman-tickets-49593519552

    All seats unreserved.

    Snowman image copyright Snowman Enterprises Ltd

  • 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/

  • 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

  • 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 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 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

  • 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 film 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.

     

  • 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

  • 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/

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 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!!

  • Tue 9 Oct 2018 4:55 PM

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

    Orchestra of St John will perform Howard Blake's The Snowman with
    Charlotte Moseley lead violin
    Richard Jenkinson conductor and
    Kevin Ward (Bromsgrove's Town Crier) narrator

    This wonderfully evocative piece make the perfect Winter treat whatever your age - young or old. How could it be Christmas without the Snowman?

    The concert is brought to you by the Orchestra of St John and the Friends of St John's Church.

    Come along early for a selfie with the snowman, for a hot chocolate and to meet the musicians.

    Last year's event was sold out - so book early to avoid disappointment.

    Tickets £5 adults, accompanied children FREE.
    All seats unreserved.

    Snowman image copyright Snowman Enterprises Ltd
     

  • 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 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
     
     

  • Sun 16 Sep 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgrove B60 1GN

    Andrew McMillan was born in South Yorkshire in 1988; his debut collection physical was the first ever poetry collection to win The Guardian First Book Award. The collection also won the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, a Somerset Maugham Award (2016), an Eric Gregory Award (2016) and a Northern Writers' award (2014). It was shortlisted the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Costa Poetry Award,  The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 2016, the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Roehampton Poetry Prize and the Polari First Book Prize. It was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2015.  Most recently physical has been translated into Norwegian (Aschehoug, 2017) and a bi-lingual French edition, Le Corps Des Hommes (Grasset, 2018). His second collection, playtime, will be published by Jonathan Cape in 2018. He is senior lecturer at the Manchester Writing School at MMU and lives in Manchester.  

    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

  • Sun 16 Sep 2018 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Sun 9 Sep 2018 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM