Past Events

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

  • Thu 27 Jul 2017 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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

    Last gig for our good friend Mim before she jets off to her home in South Africa

    A truly relaxing night of delicate guitar, beautiful voice and a bag full of songs, traditional and contemporary

    Members £7.00 (under 25s half price) non members £9.00

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

  • Sat 1 Jul 2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    New Road, Rubery

    A day of creative fun for EVERYONE in the heart of the village

    Join us for a fun day of free creative activities for all the family on New Road, Rubery. We welcome young performers from Beaconside and Holywell Primary Schools, pavement artists from Rubery Youth Club plus parents, carers and pre-schoolers from Rubery Library’s Bounce and Rhyme Group. Richardz Dance Studio will be leading adult formation dance and a fun Zumba session for all to join in! Local favourites Madcap Theatre will be taking time out from their nationwide tour of ‘As You Like It’ to present pop-up Shakespeare in some surprising places throughout the day. St Chad’s Church will be hosting their Craft Fair and Beaconside Primary are launching the day with a creative Colour Run in the park! During the Bromsgrove Festival period Rubery shops and businesses play host to The Great Art Hunt. Children are challenged to find all the works of art displayed in local shops and public buildings. Art works have been created by school children and artists from Rubery Art Group. Entry forms can be collected from Rubery Library, St Chad’s Church and primary schools. REFRESH Rubery is organised for Bromsgrove Festival by Make/Do Creative with support from Bromsgrove District Council. For more information please go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1741418172816657/  or contact info [at] makedocreative [dot] co [dot] uk  www.makedocreative.co.uk

  • Fri 30 Jun 2017 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Artrix, Slideslow Drive, Bromsgove, B60 1PQ

    BROMSGROVE CONCERTS presents as part of the BROMSGROVE FESTIVAL: 

    TOBY HUGHES (double bass) with Ben Powell (piano)

    Paul Hindemith: Sonata

    Derek Bourgeois: Sonata

    Dvořák: Silent Woods

    Schubert: Ständchen

    Bottesini: Elegy

    Frank Proto: Sonata

    Schumann: Adagio and Allegro

    Toby Hughes was the outstanding winner of last year's Bromsgrove International Competition for Young Musicians. He astounded everyone with his virtuosity on an instrument which is not often heard as a solo instrument. This is a splendid opportunity to hear what the double bass can do spanning the centuries from Bottesini to Hindemith, Schubert and Dvořák to Frank Proto.

    For more information vivit www.bromsgrove-concerts.org.uk 

    Unallocated seating £12............£5 - Registered disabled & benefits only. Tickets available here

    FREE tickets for under 25's available on the evening

     

  • Thu 29 Jun 2017 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

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

    John Tams described by Mojo as 'one of the ultimate British songwriters' has had a career spanning four decades in every medium. Amongst many other achievements he was "song maker" for the stage production of the National Theatre's War Horse

    A former member of the Albion Band and Home Service he is perhaps best known to the general public for his work at the National Theatre and as Rifleman Daniel Hagman in the Sharpe television series. He is a five times winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards...........one of which was with Barry Coope (best duo) who will be at John's side tonight.

    Bromsgrove Folk Club is honoured to present these two fine musicians for your enjoyment.

    Tickets from http://www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk/tamsandcoupe.html

    Members £8.00 (under 25s £4.00) Non-members (always more than welcome) £12.00

    For more details www.bromsfolkclub.co.uk

  • Sat 24 Jun 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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

    Summer Concert: A journey around Britain

    Songs and music celebrating the British Isles

    with soloist Dave Coulson (Baritone)

     

    Tickets £10 (£5.00 children) including buffet refreshments after the concert, from Wendy Tricklebank  0121 445 2344, or on the door.

  • Sat 24 Jun 2017 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Sanders Park, Kidderminster Rd, B61 7JP

    A one of a kind eclectic event set to include high octane skateboard demos & competitions, stunning live graffiti, jaw dropping street performers & mouth watering street food... all set to a soundtrack provided by Bromsgrove’s finest DJ’s playing music from across the urban spectrum.

    Free event

  • Sat 17 Jun 2017 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

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

    Haydn – Hymphony No.45 ‘Farewell’
    Dvořák – Two Waltzes for Strings Op.54
    Mozart – Bassoon Concerto
    Arnold – Sinfonietta No.1

    The Midland Sinfonia
    Nic Fallowfield, conductor
    Llinos Owen, bassoon
    A pre-Bromsgrove Festival concert

    Tickets £14.50 (£1.50 discount if bought in advance) from Midlandsinfonia.co.uk (accompanied schoolchildren and full-time students free)

  • Sat 17 Jun 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    High Street Bromsgrove

    A Day of Dance highlighting many styles of dance from around the world. Morris dancing starts our day followed by Salsa, Zumba and street dance, all filling the High Street with energy and music. There will be plenty of opportunities to try the different dance styles so bring your dancing shoes!

    All ages welcome FREE EVENT

  • Thu 8 Jun 2017 8:00 PM - 10:45 PM

    Catshill Social Club, Meadow Road, Catshill

    A gentle unassuming man - one of nature's gentlemen, in fact - who travels around the UK by train and bus with a backpack and a guitar on his annual tours from Canada. Dan has tremendous stage charisma and engages an audience - both hearts and minds.

    He's equally happy on a large festival stage or a small folk club, telling stories in song. And what stories... tales of the British war brides of Canadian servicemen in the 1940s... the story of how Canadian merchant navy sailors eventually got the recognition they deserved for their war service - sixty years late... tales of his own grandfather and learning about Aesop's fables as a child... the true tale of a bride who wanted the best wedding dress and lost her beau by chasing her dream...

    His warm baritone voice, superb guitar arrangements and original compositions have won him widespread praise. Dan's thoughtful compositions and smooth melodies cover the entire folk spectrum, with themes traditional, historical, contemporary and universal.

    Admission : Members £7.00 (under 25s £3.50) Non-members who we greet with fine hospitality £9.00

    Go to www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk for more details or email Bob bobcynfolk [at] aol [dot] com

    or call 0121 476 5938

  • Sat 13 May 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John the Baptist Church, 14 Kidderminster Rd, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B61 7J

    Short, informal concerts lasting about 50 minutes followed by cake and tea or coffee. Admission free (Donations appreciated)

    Birmingham Conservatoire Harp Department Showcase

    A Celebration of Harp Music

     

  • Sat 6 May 2017 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

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

    Perennial favourites being performed will include:
    Sweet Georgia Brown
    Tea for Two
    Tiger Rag
    Honeysuckle Rose
    Night and Day…

    Fret & Fiddle, Jazz Quartet
    A new guest quartet visiting TMS playing jazz Stéphane Grappelli-style!

    Tickets £14.50 (£1.50 discount if bought in advance) from Midlandsinfonia.co.uk (accompanied schoolchildren and full-time students free)

  • Sat 29 Apr 2017 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

    St John's church, Bromsgrove

    Richard Jenkinson - conductor 

    Benjamin Frith - piano 

    The Orchestra of St John Bromsgrove

     

    Handel:       Zadok the Priest 

    Mozart:      Ave Verum Corpus

    Beethoven:  Piano Concerto no 1

    Beethoven:  Choral Fantasy

    Beethoven:  Symphony No 8

    The Orchestra of St John and Chorus perform three exhilarating works: the stirring anthem 'Zadok the Priest', written by Handel for the coronation of George II, Mozart's celestial Ave Verum Corpus, together with Beethoven's Choral Fantasia for Chorus, solo voices, piano and orchestra. Soloist Benjamin Frith plays Beethoven's first piano concerto, and the concert ends with Beethoven's joyous 8th symphony.

    Tickets £10 in advance or £12 on the door available from March 1st​

  • Thu 27 Apr 2017 7:30 PM - Sat 29 Apr 2017 7:30 PM

    Beacon Centre, Whetty Lane, Rubery, B45 9DL

    Slaughterhouse by Norman Robbins

    A castle. A paranoid horror movie star. A room full of thespians with possible murderous tendencies. A moat full of piranhas. It can only mean Rubery Drama Group's next play!

    We will present the deliciously dark humoured murder mystery Slaughterhouse, by Norman Robbins (who some will know as writer of a previous RDG production 'Tomb With a View'). Carl Timms directorial debut for the group is cast and the set is under way.

     

    (An amateur production presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd)

    Curtain up at 7.30 pm

    Ticket price: £7.00 (£6.00)

    Contact: 0121 445 2323, 0121 453 8733 or Email ruberydramagroup [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Sat 22 Apr 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John the Baptist Church, 14 Kidderminster Rd, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B61 7J

    Short, informal concerts lasting about 50 minutes followed by cake and tea or coffee. Admission free (Donations appreciated)

    Jane Field and Elaine Fleming

    A programme of Shakespeare's Songs and Sonnets

  • Tue 11 Apr 2017 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    Bromsgrove School, Memorial Chapel

    "Beneath Your Feet, Behind the Façade: Bromsgrove's Archaeological Heritage"

    "The 2017 Bromsgrove Lecture" will be given by Rob Hedge. Rob Hedge is a Community Project Officer at Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service. With a background in field archaeology, he has worked on a variety of projects aimed at enhancing public involvement with an awareness of archaeology in the West Midlands, including several phases of the DigBromsgrove project. As a Finds Archaeologist, he also specialises in the treatment, identification and analysis of archaeological finds. He was a digger for Time Team Series 20. 

    If you're interested to find out more Rob has a blog: https://incurablearchaeologist.wordpress.com/  and is on Twitter @robhedge

    Tickets cost £6 and can be obtained in person from
    Foto Factory, 123 High Street or by calling 01527 877227

     

  • Sat 8 Apr 2017 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

    St John's Middle School, Bromsgrove, B61 7DH

    Bromsgrove Choral Society's - Spring Concert

    The programme includes............

    Vivaldi's Gloria, The Sprig of Thyme- a collection of British folk songs
    arranged by John Rutter - and songs by Cole Porter.

    Tickets at £10 can be had from choir members or on the door. The concert starts at 7.30 p.m.

  • Sat 1 Apr 2017 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM

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

    Gershwin – Summertime
    Clarke – Trumpet Voluntary
    Bridge – Cherry Ripe
    Puccini – Crisantemi
    Koenig – Post Horn Galop
    and more…

    The Midland Sinfonia
    Nic Fallowfield, conductor
    Anthony Thompson, trumpet
    Works demonstrating the versatility and magical qualities of the trumpet. Plus, flugelhorn, piccolo, cornet, conch shell, rams horn and a didgeridoo!

    Tickets £14.50 (£1.50 discount if bought in advance) from Midlandsinfonia.co.uk (accompanied schoolchildren and full-time students free)

  • Thu 30 Mar 2017 1:30 PM - Sat 1 Apr 2017 9:30 PM

    The Crescent Theatre, Brindleyplace, Sheepcote St, Birmingham B16 8AE

    Directed by John Edwards-Bick

    by David Edgar, based on story by Robert Louis Stevenson

    Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic horror story, this dramatic adaptation shows the transformation of the mild-mannered Dr Jekyll into the fiendish Mr Hyde.

    When Jekyll discovers a drug that can transform him, he becomes able to unleash the dark side of his nature onto the streets of Victorian London. But he soon discovers the price of his double life. This production explores the struggle between good and evil, the conscious and unconscious, family relationships, Victorian society and morality.

    30 Mar - 1 Apr in the Main House @ 10am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm & 7:30pm

    Tickets: £15 (Concessions: £13) Students (weekday performances): £7

    http://www.crescent-theatre.co.uk/booking-tickets/

  • Sat 25 Mar 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    St John the Baptist Church, 14 Kidderminster Rd, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B61 7J

    Short, informal concerts lasting about 50 minutes followed by cake and tea or coffee. Admission free (Donations appreciated)

    The Alastair Moseley Quintet

    Sail the High Seas with the Alistair Moseley Quintet!

    Malcolm Arnold's 'Sea Shanties' and other music on a nautical theme

  • Sun 19 Mar 2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

    Now celebrating our tenth anniversary – an annual invitation to all young musicians, up to 18 years old, to perform before an appreciative audience. This showcase promotes a ‘concert’ environment to assist the performer to grow in confidence.

    Our sincere thanks to our showcase sponsors:
    St. Laurence Church, venue
    John Tyrrell MPTA MIMIT, piano tuning
    Keith Woolford, Arch Media

    following the performances you are invited to join us for refreshments in The Ark
    Contact: midlandsinfonia [at] gmail [dot] com | tel: 0121 447 7040 | 07889 147 861

    Admission free - donations appreciated